Quotes of the day

posted at 9:00 pm on October 17, 2010 by Allahpundit

“We are in the era of Republican Mean Girls, grown-up versions of those teenage tormentors who would steal your boyfriend, spray-paint your locker and, just for good measure, spread rumors that you were pregnant.

“These women — Jan, Meg, Carly, Sharron, Linda, Michele, Queen Bee Sarah and sweet wannabe Christine — have co-opted and ratcheted up the disgust with the status quo that originally buoyed Barack Obama. Whether they’re mistreating the help or belittling the president’s manhood, making snide comments about a rival’s hair or ripping an opponent for spending money on a men’s fashion show, the Mean Girls have replaced Hope with Spite and Cool with Cold. They are the ideal nihilistic cheerleaders for an angry electorate…

“With casino red suit and lipstick, Angle played the Red Queen of the Mad Hatter tea party, denouncing career politicians and ordering ‘Off with your head!’ and ‘Down with government benefits!’ Even sober and smiling beneath her girlish bangs, the 61-year-old Angle had the slightly threatening air of the inebriated lady in a country club bar, tossing off outrageous statements and daring anyone to call her on them.”

***
“That’s exactly what her column about mean Republican and conservative women is — stereotypical and uncalled for. She lists the usual suspects — as in, those expected to win. Yet reading her piece I keep thinking, has she met any of those women? Does she still feel that way after walking away? I’m fortunate to meet a lot of women from both sides of the aisle — and with few exceptions I like them all. I certainly don’t think any of them are mean. Can women have moments they aren’t proud of? Sure. But to write all conservative and Republican women off as mean is . . . mean…

“Perhaps she was a mean girl. Or maybe mean girls picked on her. Not in high school, but in adulthood — and now she can think how powerful she is by writing catty columns on America’s most liberal editorial page. A column like today’s keeps those cocktail-party invitations coming.”

***
“Yes, sexism matters—as does gender. But whereas you never hear anyone claim that men should vote a particular way because of their gender, feminists have no trouble treating women like pre-schoolers who have to be herded into the right camp, a camp that is apparently preordained at birth. In an interview with Katie Couric last year, Gloria Steinem said that where conservative women stand ‘is squarely against what most women need and want. If [women] still vote for them, they are voting against themselves, which is quite tragic to me.’

“This kind of attitude should be antithetical to feminist thought because it is infantilizing to women.

“Politically, I agree very little with any of the conservative women mentioned in this column. But they have the same right as any woman to be treated with respect and dignity. Every time anyone—liberal, conservative, man or a woman—engage in sexist smears, all women lose.”

***
“It is 2010, ninety years after American women first won the right to vote, and nearly fifty years after Betty Friedan’s influential work ‘The Feminine Mystique’ was published, and women still do not want to vote for women.

“And women definitely do not want to vote for Republican women. For example, in Connecticut, Republican Linda McMahon has only 34 percent of the female vote as compared to Democrat Richard Blumenthal who has 61 percent of the female vote. In Delaware, Republican Christine O’Donnell has only 25 percent of the female vote as compared to her Democratic opponent Chris Coons, who leads with 58 percent of the female vote; in Nevada, Democrat Harry Reid is beating Republican Sharron Angle by a 51-33 margin. According to pollsters, Sharron Angle is a ‘staunch conservative, something that tends to turn off female voters.’…

“As the author of ‘Woman’s Inhumanity to Woman,’ allow me to spell it out for you. Like men, women are also sexists. They still expect women to behave in ‘feminine’ or maternal ways; this includes choosing a man as a protector, not as an opponent to publicly defeat in a very aggressive, ‘male’ way…

“Yes, feminist women have worked hard for both male and female feminist candidates, and some Republican women are now working hard for Republican candidates, both male and female. And yet, the problem of our collective sexism still remains and will continue to determine how campaigns are conducted and who wins.”


Related Posts:

Breaking on Hot Air

Blowback

Note from Hot Air management: This section is for comments from Hot Air's community of registered readers. Please don't assume that Hot Air management agrees with or otherwise endorses any particular comment just because we let it stand. A reminder: Anyone who fails to comply with our terms of use may lose their posting privilege.

Trackbacks/Pings

Trackback URL

Comments

Comment pages: 1 2

You ain’t just whistling Dixie. ‘Conservative’ men have occasionally let slip similar statements about liberal women. Politics is truly a circle and not a line…

Dark-Star on October 17, 2010 at 10:43 PM

You realize I was joking when I said we should repeal the 19th amendment, right?

Good Solid B-Plus on October 17, 2010 at 10:48 PM

You realize I was joking when I said we should repeal the 19th amendment, right?

Good Solid B-Plus on October 17, 2010 at 10:48 PM

Sure didn’t seem like it. Even if you were, though, you’re not the first or nor will you be the last to express such sentiments.

But in any case, such ideas are (thankfully) only found on the extreme fringe. The left wouldn’t dare set off their feminazi ‘sisters’ in such a manner, and the right knows darn well what a firestorm repeal of the 19th would bring.

Dark-Star on October 17, 2010 at 10:58 PM

That was pretty snotty. However, if I were her I would not say this directly to any of those ‘mean girls’ unless she wants to be handed her head.lol I think Maureen just resorts to this kind of stuff when she feels she’s not being paid enough attention.

jeanie on October 17, 2010 at 11:06 PM

Sure didn’t seem like it. Even if you were, though, you’re not the first or nor will you be the last to express such sentiments.

But in any case, such ideas are (thankfully) only found on the extreme fringe. The left wouldn’t dare set off their feminazi ‘sisters’ in such a manner, and the right knows darn well what a firestorm repeal of the 19th would bring.

Dark-Star on October 17, 2010 at 10:58 PM

I wasn’t joking when I said that women were largely responsible for two Clinton terms and the first Obambi term.

But the correct response is to bring them into the conservative fold (which is exactly what is happening), not to disenfranchise them.

Good Solid B-Plus on October 17, 2010 at 11:07 PM

How dare the parade move on without her? Why–why, she’s the Corn Princess, by God! Those dmanable upstart wannabes, they’re not fit to kiss a kernel on her corn cob tiara!

cynccook on October 17, 2010 at 11:10 PM

Blah blah blah plus tax.

SANDWICH, PLEASE.

greggriffith on October 17, 2010 at 11:11 PM

Dana Perrino is the Anti-Maureen Dowd. She’s absolutely yummy. She alway struck me as a little off as press secretary. But I think she’s great post-Bush.

More Dana Perrino.

BuckeyeSam on October 17, 2010 at 11:12 PM

Don’t ever get this loaded.

justltl on October 17, 2010 at 11:15 PM

Why are you continuing to use a 10 or 20 year old photo of that witch Dowd? How about a recent one that shows this dried up old skank?

PhilipJames on October 17, 2010 at 11:18 PM

But I think she’s great post-Bush.

BuckeyeSam on October 17, 2010 at 11:12 PM

She shaves?

John the Libertarian on October 17, 2010 at 11:28 PM

Here’s another awesome response to Hagtilda’s petty rant:
http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/10/maureen_dowd_and_revenge_of_th.html

Poor little Maureen. For decades now, she has indulged her screaming pen in revenge-of-the-homely-redhead diatribes aimed at her own tormenters from childhood. Whether targeting the boys who scorned her for the blonde, curvaceous cheerleader, or the girls who always seemed to get the better of her, Maureen Dowd’s whole career is a caricature in scorned female of the hellacious variety.

In between her bed-hopping adventures in Washington, Maureen has skewered powerful men, while clinging to the empty claim that they are “intimidated” by her. Intimidated or turned-off? It’s a precarious line. And you can bet the farm that Ms. Dowd spends restless nights wondering where it all went wrong for her. Continually beating the drum that she is still attractive and a real intellectual heavy-weight, even while her personal life is absent husband, children and anything more permanent and fulfilling than a perennially wadded cocktail napkin, Dowd’s screeds are becoming more pitiful by the hour now.

Ouch.

cynccook on October 17, 2010 at 11:30 PM

Republican Mean Girls, grown-up versions of those teenage tormentors who would steal your boyfriend, spray-paint your locker and, just for good measure, spread rumors that you were pregnant.

Finger-pointing in a hall of mirrors. Thunk.

Feedie on October 17, 2010 at 11:30 PM

Dowd reminds me of Norman Rockwell looking at herself in the mirror as she types this swill, except that she has no talent and nobody cares what she has to say except for the elites in DC.

toongoon on October 17, 2010 at 11:31 PM

Kirsten Powers seems like a nice lady, despite not falling in love with Allah and being a Democrat.

Cindy Munford on October 17, 2010 at 9:11 PM

On/off – this must be her good week. She’s an irritating leftie, female version of Colmes, not that nice, often irrational in her zeals, snooty/snotty.

Schadenfreude on October 17, 2010 at 11:31 PM

Here is my favorite quote for the day Dr. David Manning : CIA Hacked My Website And Are Calling Me A HOMO!

Nearly Nobody on October 17, 2010 at 11:32 PM

I think I’ll write a column.

Key West Reader on October 17, 2010 at 9:17 PM

She would be better off singing a song…

Seven Percent Solution on October 17, 2010 at 11:33 PM

On/off – this must be her good week. She’s an irritating leftie, female version of Colmes, not that nice, often irrational in her zeals, snooty/snotty.

Schadenfreude on October 17, 2010 at 11:31 PM

‘Zactly.

cynccook on October 17, 2010 at 11:33 PM

cynccook on October 17, 2010 at 11:30 PM

Oy, that’ll leave a mark.

justltl on October 17, 2010 at 11:33 PM

I simply love these Maureen Dowd columns. Oh. they suck swamp water right enough, but the Hot Air responses are absolute 24K gold, the paragon of incredibly razor sharp wit.

Poor Mo, if she only knew how she was thoroughly eviscerated on these pages..

The War Planner on October 17, 2010 at 11:37 PM

Maureen Dowd complaining about mean girls is like Philip Morris complaining about carcinogens.

Myth_Happens on October 17, 2010 at 11:40 PM

Why does MoDo hate strong women?

holygoat on October 17, 2010 at 11:50 PM

“These women — …”

Remember them…?

… Yes, I do!

Seven Percent Solution on October 17, 2010 at 11:52 PM

I get the feeling MoDo hasn’t any friends to warn her from publishing self incriminating crap.

By the way, Key West has been hot tonight!

Dhuka on October 17, 2010 at 11:58 PM

Ouch.

cynccook on October 17, 2010 at 11:30 PM

Thank you – great read!

Schadenfreude on October 17, 2010 at 11:58 PM

Speaking of mean girls…. I heard David Gregory desperately tried to pimp the race card against the Tea Parties during his unwatched show this morning.

viking01 on October 17, 2010 at 11:58 PM

Why does MoDo hate strong women?

Very simply, women on the left hate strong women on the right because right-wing women haven’t killed our children, yet we still end up on top.

Left-wing women are bitter because somewhere deep in their minds they realize that if we didn’t have to kill our children to succeed, maybe they didn’t have to either.

That means they killed their children for nothing, and that’s a hard pill to swallow. Instead of accepting reality, they lash out at right-wing women.

Vera on October 17, 2010 at 11:59 PM

grown-up versions of those teenage tormentors who would steal your boyfriend, spray-paint your locker and, just for good measure, spread rumors that you were pregnant.

Hahahahaha!!!! Me thinks thou doest protest too much!

csdeven on October 18, 2010 at 12:04 AM

Carrie is my next door neighbor and she has been brewing tea, non-stop, since Nov 08.

Limerick on October 18, 2010 at 12:11 AM

Maureen Dowd’s article illustrates what it is to be “Dowdy”.

It is an example based upon the dictionary definition:

dow·dy (doud)
adj. dow·di·er, dow·di·est
1. Lacking stylishness or neatness; shabby: a dowdy gray outfit.

landlines on October 18, 2010 at 12:13 AM

And Barbara Boxer, Maxine Waters and Queen Sheila Jackson Lee are just so sweet…

Dowd here is trying to define conservative women by smearing. Identity politics are all the Left has left, and this juvenile column is further evidence that they are desperate enough to break cover.

But they run the serious risk that independents, and even Leftists who at this point are beginning to have misgivings about their received wisdom, will be embarrassed that America’s premiere institutional editorial page is spotlighting this bilge on its most important day of the week.

There was a time when the Left could get away with this all election season long, because they owned the ball, the field, the stadium and the parking lot. But while old media still has the horsepower, new media is where the real vitality is, as the bottom line has been confirming over the last several years. And they know it and can do nothing about it. There’s a whole lot of desperation going on, because their poster boy, their best shot at imposing their twisted values on the nation, has only led a futile Pickett’s Charge, and is going down in spectacular flames, to their utter astonishment.

paul1149 on October 18, 2010 at 12:13 AM

… Yes, I do!
Seven Percent Solution on October 17, 2010 at 11:52 PM

Dah! Now, that was harsh, a re-kindling of unpleasant memories. All the thanks I can muster…
I better stop; the cat just laid her ears back.

Feedie on October 18, 2010 at 12:22 AM

As the politicians droned on and my Irish skin turned toasty brown

As an Irish American, I take offense to that comment. She shouldn’t be disparaging our complexion! Moreover, she’s way too stupid to be Irish.

Cr4sh Dummy on October 18, 2010 at 12:31 AM

“These women — Jan, Meg, Carly, Sharron, Linda, Michele, Queen Bee Sarah and sweet wannabe Christine — have co-opted and ratcheted up the disgust with the status quo that originally buoyed Barack Obama.

WAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!

Dowd is wetting her bed because Conservative women are no longer going to take being called “Whores” and “Ignorant” by the liberal women who stay on bended knee to the Clinton’s and Kennedy’s of this Nation.

In Dowd’s mind a woman is only allowed moral authority and the right to be strong if they work to kill the unborn and agree to use only one square after using the bathroom.

Well get used to the strong,intelligent,and beautiful women that have powered this Conservative wave because they will be the determining force in the next Presidential election also.

Unlike liberal women….they will not tolerate misogynistic treatment and bigoted attacks “for the good of the party”……Conservative women are to smart and proud for that.

They will lead based on their abilities and accomplishments while leaving the “progressive” women to yell “whore” at each other while pretending to be “the smartest people in the room”.

I swear it’s like Obama,his administration,and his liberal supporters in the media are having a contest to see who can out whine each other.

The psychiatrist are going to make a fortune off all these bed wetting liberals after Nov. 2.

Baxter Greene on October 18, 2010 at 12:34 AM

Don’t know if its the wine or comments on this thread,but I’m almost feeling sorry for MoDo.
Maybe I should switch to rye…Nah, better not.

DDT on October 18, 2010 at 12:48 AM

She would be better off singing a song…

Seven Percent Solution on October 17, 2010 at 11:33 PM

FIFY

Shy Guy on October 18, 2010 at 12:53 AM

The psychiatrist are going to make a fortune off all these bed wetting liberals after Nov. 2.
Baxter Greene on October 18, 2010 at 12:34 AM

Pharmaceutical stock surge — buy now.

Feedie on October 18, 2010 at 12:55 AM

She really is a pathetic excuse for a woman.What a shame to have spent one’s life believing and spreading such nonsense,when she could have used her intelligence and position in such better ways.
Come to think of it,the rye is sounding better and better.
Wine–holdover from my Liberal days.

DDT on October 18, 2010 at 12:56 AM

Maureen Dowd should replace the Snow White witch at Disneyland. She needs another gig ASAP.

Have a Big Apple Dearie!!!

dthorny on October 18, 2010 at 1:23 AM

Obama: Jackass 3-D

profitsbeard on October 18, 2010 at 1:29 AM

She would be better off singing a song…

Seven Percent Solution

My song to MO would be what Miranda Lambert said in her most recent release: “we’re just like you, only prettier”

valianthunter on October 18, 2010 at 1:48 AM

As I sat above the Hoover Dam under the broiling sun, I was getting jittery.
===================================================
FREE-BASING KOOL_AID WILL DO THAT!

There was Gov. Jan Brewer of Arizona, speaking at the dedication of a bridge linking Arizona and Nevada 890 feet above the Colorado River.
============================
Brewer is try`n to build bridges you stupid /$$/$%??%/$/”)!

As the politicians droned on and my Irish skin turned toasty brown, I worried that Governor Brewer might make a citizen’s arrest and I would have to run for my life across the desert. She has, after all, declared open season on anyone with a suspicious skin tone in her state.
=======================================================

TOASTY BROWN eh,sounds like a typical Liberal
Racist Comment!!

And,yes HuffPuff,after years of Liberal Domination of the MSM,Besmirching,Debaucherization of Conservative Republican
Women,has finally reached Critical Mass!!!

And while your ilk,you harpies keep droning on about Women`s
Team Right destroying America,the Women of the Right,over
the last two years,have been mobilizing,recruiting,running
for various offices,for one REASON,TO SAVE AMERICA,as every
other WOMEN PATRIOT HAS DONE THROUGH OUT AMERICA HISTORY
WHEN DUTY CALLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And now HUFFPUFF,the `’Angles..Bachmann`s..O’Donnells…
and legions of ‘SARAHS’ who you DESPISE as a THREAT,are
in final Preparations,the SarahCuda Army is in key posit
ions,———————–for Operation BEGINNINGS OF
RE-CHANGE..RE-DIRECT,RE-FOCUS..RE-PEAL…of Obamas Horren
dous Assault on AMERICA!!!!

Arianna…………….I DO SUGGEST THAT YOU FIND A SKIRT,
either Reids,or Obamas,to hide under,while you COWER in Yo
ur BUNKERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on October 18, 2010 at 2:07 AM

Why is MoDo so bitter and angry? I’ll go with a Mencken quote, “A newspaper is a device for making the ignorant more ignorant and the crazy crazier.” Why, Pinch’s pseudo intellectual NY rag and the dying Gray Lady’s resident Xanthippe go together like peanut butter and jelly! If I had to work with “those” people, I would have requested a cyanide capsule in lieu of a paycheck.

MayorDaley on October 18, 2010 at 3:54 AM

I’m picturing a remake of Carey, with Maureen locked in a closet by her dear old mom and developing her object moving psi skills.

Prom night its all blood and fire for those mean girls.

Lonetown on October 18, 2010 at 4:04 AM

*shakes head* I wonder how much longer until the men in white coats come for poor Dowdy. She’s sooooooooo lost it. How does she manage to tie her shoes everyday?

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on October 18, 2010 at 4:05 AM

Poor Maureen.

An empty bed. A hissing, neutered pure breed cat on top of the sofa. Three full bottles of Mo-Do 20-20 and a spare bottle of Manischewitz. Cold Chinese Takeout at an empty table. No chop sticks. A Fortune Cookie that says “Eat your spinach and get strong like Popeye”. Rachel Maddow is not broadcasting tonight. Neither is Keith. Or even Tingles. And I’m out of Midol.

I think I’ll write a column.

Key West Reader on October 17, 2010 at 9:17 PM

EXcellent.

Lourdes on October 18, 2010 at 5:14 AM

And the NYT wonders why it’s going belly up.

petefrt on October 18, 2010 at 5:24 AM

Key West Reader on October 17, 2010 at 9:17 PM

lol, that could have been a column in itself. I think you should send some stuff to the bosses for Green Room consideration.

hawkdriver on October 18, 2010 at 5:52 AM

Ah, how sad is the fading and withering of a rose!

MoDo was once the hot young party girl with a sharp and snarky tongue, sleeping around all the best places and breaking hearts in her five inch heels.

How cruel the ravages of time, though. It brings wrinkles to the face, gray to the hair, dullness to the eyes, sagging to the bosom and bottom, and a flourishing of varicose veins. Now she has become the desiccated old crone hanging on the corner bar stool in a darkened dive every afternoon, chain smoking Winston cigarettes and kvetching about her ex husbands and the building super through lips with smeared lipstick. She’s bitter, and resentful of those who have the things she lacks: youth, husbands, children, a purpose in life.

Adjoran on October 18, 2010 at 5:57 AM

Even sober and smiling beneath her girlish bangs, the 61-year-old Angle had the slightly threatening air of the inebriated lady in a country club bar, tossing off outrageous statements and daring anyone to call her on them.”

In Psych 101
We would call this sort of thing
“Reaction Formation”

What bothers Maureen
About Angle’s behavior
Is she sees herself.

Haiku Guy on October 18, 2010 at 6:14 AM

Maureen Dowd’s article illustrates what it is to be “Dowdy”.

It is an example based upon the dictionary definition:

dow·dy (doud)
adj. dow·di·er, dow·di·est
1. Lacking stylishness or neatness; shabby: a dowdy gray outfit.

landlines on October 18, 2010 at 12:13 AM

She makes up for it with that FIRE ENGINE RED hair of hers…

Khun Joe on October 18, 2010 at 6:16 AM

Maureen Dowd’s article illustrates what it is to be “Dowdy”.

It is an example based upon the dictionary definition:

dow·dy (doud)
adj. dow·di·er, dow·di·est
1. Lacking stylishness or neatness; shabby: a dowdy gray outfit.

landlines on October 18, 2010 at 12:13 AM
——————————————
==========================================

She makes up for it with that FIRE ENGINE RED hair of hers…

Khun Joe on October 18, 2010 at 6:16 AM

Khun Joe:Bachmann Turner Overdrive band comes to mind!!
=======================================================

Bachman-Turner Overdrive – She’s a Devil (1975)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiiKw6dYFGw

canopfor on October 18, 2010 at 6:41 AM

““We are in the era of Republican Mean Girls, grown-up versions of those teenage tormentors who would steal your boyfriend, spray-paint your locker and, just for good measure, spread rumors that you were pregnant.”

Poor little Maureen. So long without a big fat “bonus” of her own to enjoy…

MNHawk on October 18, 2010 at 6:56 AM

And yet it was that icon of conservatism Campbell Brown that had to defend Sarah Palin from the attacks on her hair and clothes.

Who are the mean girls again, Mo?

Kafir on October 18, 2010 at 7:37 AM

As I’ve said about Maureen: It must be hard to be that angry all the time.
Dana Perino

Bill Clinton framed that well for reference. When angry, 80% of decisions made are wrong.

maverick muse on October 18, 2010 at 7:51 AM

Catty female talk?

Jennifer Lopez’ opening of her first tv show, calling Palin a b!tch in Spanish.

maverick muse on October 18, 2010 at 7:52 AM

Yowza! Apparently the lack of sex (with a man – qualifier necessary) is causing some kind of dementia with Mzzzzzzzzz Dowd.

olesparkie on October 18, 2010 at 7:57 AM

Jennifer Lopez’ opening of her first tv show, calling Palin a b!tch in Spanish.

maverick muse on October 18, 2010 at 7:52 AM

what a shame…

cmsinaz on October 18, 2010 at 7:57 AM

Why Women Still Won’t Vote for Women
By Phyllis Chesler

Why fail to note that the feminist movement itself was the harshest critic of traditional women choosing to be homemakers?

Women supporting male candidates has no more to do with “wanting” a man to be their leader as it has to do with not allowing a feminist woman to become a dictatorial persecutor.

Intelligent and well versed women have no standing any longer in claiming that the Democrat Party provides more opportunity for professional women than the other parties provide. Women resent being coerced through peer pressure by other women to bite off their nose to spite their face. And in varying role play as feminists have aged into menopause, finding themselves longing for the role of “mother” feminists yet refuse to either respect or protect the lifestyle of the homemaking wife and mother.

So far as traditional womanhood is concerned, the core of the selfish feminist role is threatened. This cat fight is to the death.

maverick muse on October 18, 2010 at 8:06 AM

what a shame…

cmsinaz on October 18, 2010 at 7:57 AM

She got the roaring applause and laughter intended by the slur. But she also lost a contingency of fans who’d previously liked her well enough, but realize JLo drew the line in the sand to offend sensibility.

maverick muse on October 18, 2010 at 8:10 AM

maverick muse on October 18, 2010 at 8:10 AM

you got that right…

cmsinaz on October 18, 2010 at 8:18 AM

Good lord, could Ms. Dowd be a more classic case of projection?

For months we have heard the equivalent of: “Hey, don’t hang out with Sarah and Michelle, they’re stupid, uneducated, none of the cool kids like them.” And now they’re the “mean girls.” Right.

Chuckles3 on October 18, 2010 at 9:14 AM

She’s bitter, and resentful of those who have the things she lacks: youth, husbands, children, a purpose in life.

Adjoran on October 18, 2010 at 5:57 AM

Ah, but she has those things that matter to the “true femenists”, her career. Its too bad she laments, between the lines of her rhetoric, that she missed the boat on “having it all”, family and career, but some things are more important than others.

She really needs to take that long, much deserved respite from the hustle and bustle of trying to remain relevant, vacation into retirement.

belad on October 18, 2010 at 9:18 AM

Why does MoDo hate strong women?

Probably because they won’t let her play.

Mr. Grump on October 18, 2010 at 9:28 AM

Ugh,that should be Maureen Dowd,not Arianne from HuffPuff,
my apologies,my bad,from my canopfor on October 18, 2010 at 2:07 AM.

canopfor on October 18, 2010 at 9:45 AM

With casino red suit and lipstick, Angle played the Red Queen of the Mad Hatter tea party, denouncing career politicians and ordering ‘Off with your head!’ and ‘Down with government benefits!’ Even sober and smiling beneath her girlish bangs, the 61-year-old Angle had the slightly threatening air of the inebriated lady in a country club bar, tossing off outrageous statements and daring anyone to call her on them.

I don’t know about the rest of the women, but, MoDo seems to be the one throwing around the snarky comments about people’s appearances and how they come across as drunk even when sober.

JadeNYU on October 18, 2010 at 9:47 AM

Vera on October 17, 2010 at 11:59 PM

This.

And if ever there was an angry, mean woman, it is Maureen Dowd. Liberal women are bitter shrews. Embracing evil will do that to you, I’m sure.

pannw on October 18, 2010 at 10:11 AM

It takes real chutzpah for her to imagine she wouldn’t get a bunch of flack for this column. Heck, even her own editor called her out during the Dem campaign for being mean to Hillary too often.

AnninCA on October 18, 2010 at 10:29 AM

JadeNYU on October 18, 2010 at 9:47 AM

I read Dana P.’s column on this. Did you see it? She has a really juicy story about Maureen totally droning on and on at a dinner party, and one of the women wrote on her napkin and passed it to a friend, “What happened to her?”

AnninCA on October 18, 2010 at 10:31 AM

MAUREEN DOWD: Mother McScreed.

Dr. Charles G. Waugh on October 18, 2010 at 10:31 AM

The Left is incredibly sexist. I think the very best explanation I’ve heard to date was from Coulter. She pointed out that feminism actually arose due to the treatment of women by the liberals.

She rang a bell with me, for sure. That is precisely how I remember it. A bunch of us were in college, liberal, idealistic, involved, and the boys kept assuming they were automatically in charge and sent us to make coffee!

It was infuriating.

And, then feminism blossomed.

I really liked it initially. And then I noticed that so many of them were doing nothing more than getting involved in activism, sort of like the criticism about McDonnell. They wouldn’t really compete with me in business. They tended to end up in academia, and spent a life fighting tenure, etc.

Everything became about the discrimination.

I personally just got excited and jumped into business. I sure didn’t crack any ceilings, but it was a lot of fun, and I ended up with a private office and parking space. *haha

And being a woman in my era had a few advantages, actually. We found creative ways to circumvent the golf problem, as we called it. (The guys in our group always got to talk shop on the golf course, and we were not really invited along.)

I don’t have much respect for people who just talk, though. And that’s the corner the feminists are in. Plus, the national organizations have devolved into nothing but the abortion rights fight. That’s why they keep sticking their foot in their mouth on other issues.

Anyway, Dowd’s thesis is simply incorrect. If anything? The male competitors have used every typical trick in the book against their gender to win this year, right down to affadavits claiming affairs without proof in the case of Haley.

AnninCA on October 18, 2010 at 10:38 AM

MoDo is spectacularly lacking in self-awareness in this column, even for her. I don’t know if she was picked on in school, but I’ll bet she was ignored and not permitted into the cool crowd. It’s the same affliction Kathleen Parker possesses. How else to explain such juvenile, petty, shallow jealousies?

If anything continues to hold us back as women, it is liberal women and their compulsion — like all liberals — to label and compartmentalize people, and to worship at the alter of identity politics. The feminism of the last 50 years is about 180 degrees from the original feminist movement, and with the new guard of conservative women on the horizon, I’m hopeful we’re going back to the days of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. You know, where your “womanness” is not defined by whether or not you want to abort babies or not.

I am perfectly happy and willing to vote for women candidates. The only reason I rarely do is because they so often don’t share my values. Finally we have some women whose values are in line with our own. And I think that’s why they’re doing so well. Conservative women in this country are the majority, I believe, and we have been muzzled and disenfranchised by the thuggy cartel of liberal “female leadership” in this country for decades. Finally we’re showing some willingness to buck the status quo.

NoLeftTurn on October 18, 2010 at 10:39 AM

How long till she melts… Oh wait, first we need to have O’Donnell throw some water on her.

RalphyBoy on October 18, 2010 at 10:56 AM

Patiently waiting for a highly entertaining Ann Coulter rebuttal……

wildweasel on October 18, 2010 at 10:56 AM

MoDo: I’ll show all you Hotair haters, I’ll take my Pulitzer Prize out of the display cabinet and polish it one more time. That’ll get you good!

slickwillie2001 on October 18, 2010 at 11:02 AM

Patiently waiting for a highly entertaining Ann Coulter rebuttal……

wildweasel on October 18, 2010 at 10:56 AM

Ditto. I really think Ann needs her own show. She’s beyond ready to be the Stewart of Conservatives.

It would be such a hit, too. She’s really good.

AnninCA on October 18, 2010 at 11:36 AM

Key West Reader deserves an award! That was perfect.
Maureen has slipped into a serious state of bitterness and her attempt to drag all of womankind there with her is just ugly. Pathetic.

redwhiteblue on October 18, 2010 at 11:41 AM

There are conflicting narratives on this coming from the democratics. I have read articles from liberal writers lamenting the likely ‘loss of a generation of female legislators’, as if the wave means no more women in congress.

Here, on the other hand, MoDo is revealing that there are a bunch of Republican women set to enter congress or governor’s offices. Who knew? Where are the articles on the new wave of Republican women? Will the wave mean more women in power or fewer?

slickwillie2001 on October 18, 2010 at 11:52 AM

HMM what an excellent way to categorize the current crop of women candidates, or at least the image they have chosen to project.

Zekecorlain on October 18, 2010 at 12:22 PM

There are conflicting narratives on this coming from the democratics. I have read articles from liberal writers lamenting the likely ‘loss of a generation of female legislators’, as if the wave means no more women in congress.

Yes, the left women have staked everything on abortion rights.

I’m pro-choice. I so get it.

But they are also backed into a corner here.

The real story? Now endorses Brown AFTER he calls Whitman a whore.

That says it all.

AnninCA on October 18, 2010 at 1:18 PM

So in other words, men treat women more equally than women do.

Spitfire9 on October 18, 2010 at 1:31 PM

Help! Sorry if I am the only one but…I do not recognize who you are quoting…”whatever” needs to be attributed to someone specific. Your comments are strong, but I cannot get a grip on them without knowing exactly who is being discussed.

caconsrvgma on October 18, 2010 at 2:10 PM

Jennifer Lopez’ opening of her first tv show, calling Palin a b!tch in Spanish.

Back in the day, the appropriate response to that would have been: “It takes one to know one”

It seems to me that the Maureen Dowds, Jennifer Lopezes, and Joy Behars of the world are the ones who never outgrew the mean girl stage. High school has been over with for a long time “ladies”.

Common Sense on October 18, 2010 at 3:14 PM

Comment pages: 1 2