How pathetic is this? Pathetic enough that even TNR can only shake its head sadly at the lameness of the contrived involved outrage.

Alternate headline: “Blogger shifts from beer to hard liquor to cope.”

HUNT: Let me ask you this. The Democrats of course say you are waging, the GOP is waging a war on women. I know you don’t agree with that, but looking at the polls, you have a gender gap problem. Recent polls show a huge, huge margin for Democrats among women voters. How big a problem is it? How do you close it?

PRIEBUS: Well, for one thing, if the Democrats said we had a war on caterpillars, and mainstream media outlet talked about the fact that Republicans have a war on caterpillars, then we have problems with caterpillars. The fact of the matter is it’s a fiction and this started a war against the Vatican that this president pursued. He still hasn’t answered Archbishop Dolan’s issues with Obama world and Obamacare, so I think that’s the first issue.

I’m tempted to explain what he meant but literally everyone already understands that, including the people claiming to be offended by it. So let’s skip it. Instead, take two minutes to read the outrageously outraged quotes that Politico compiled. These aren’t Democratic Underground commenters we’re talking about; this is the president of EMILY’s List, Obama’s deputy campaign manager, and our friends at the DNC, all pretending to froth at the mouth in hopes of pushing the Democrats’ “war on women” message another inch towards the November goal line. Over at the “DNC Women” Twitter account, they’re actually using the hashtag “#WomenArentInsects, @Reince”. Good point, DNC Women. A very good point indeed.

Exit question: Second look at that Bill Maher op-ed?