The war on women drags on

posted at 8:31 am on November 30, 2013 by Jazz Shaw

Apparently, if you happen to be an attractive woman and want to serve in elected office, you should expect to be attacked by a bunch of grumpy old men. Those gosh darned Republicans just can’t seem to help themselves, can they? Particularly in New Hampshire, where it happened to Marilinda Garcia. Wait… you mean it was the Democrats?

New Hampshire Democrats were quick to attack Republican State Representative Marilinda Garcia once she made her intention to seek the her party’s nomination for the second congressional district seat official. Garcia announced her candidacy via a press release on Monday morning; she joins former Republican State Senator Gary Lambert in the race to take on Democratic Congresswoman Anne Kuster.

Within moments of her announcement, prominent Democratic State Rep. Peter Sullivan attacked Garcia on Twitter using sexist language and imagery. Sullivan compared the three-term State Representative, who holds a Master’s degree from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, to reality television celebrity Kim Kardashian. He went on to refer to her as “[Republican State Rep.] Al Baldasarro [sic] in stiletto heels” and “a lightweight.”

At least Sullivan was politically savvy enough to realize he’d stepped in it and issue an “apology.”

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In case you missed it on the front page, this is the state legislator who seems to have New Hampshire Democrats quaking in their collective boots.

MarilindaGarcia

Wow… she’s pretty frightening, isn’t she? If Representative Garcia prevails in her primary race and takes on the Democratic incumbent I’m afraid she’d better be prepared for more of the same. And it seems clear that at least some members of the Democrat party in New Hampshire have zero intention of backing off from this line of attack. That’s really a shame, being symbolic of what’s stunting the growth of political participation in the United States. We need a younger, more diverse pool of people who are willing to step up and get involved, but if this is the sort of welcome that women can expect, a lot of them are likely to stay in the private sector.

While Peter Sullivan seems to have a problem with Ms. Garcia being beautiful, he’s actually showing what’s really ugly about politics.


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The elites have appointed her the next ‘rising star’ so I decided to take a closer look. She’s bought and paid for by the RNC and big business. She supports the Senate immigration bill. I would never vote for her.

Wigglesworth on November 30, 2013 at 8:37 AM

The elites have appointed her the next ‘rising star’ so I decided to take a closer look. She’s bought and paid for by the RNC and big business. She supports the Senate immigration bill. I would never vote for her.

Wigglesworth on November 30, 2013 at 8:37 AM

Yes and her elbows are WAY too sharp…please by all means vote for the Democrat….OR vote for the Constitution Party Candidate…or is there one? But by all means don’t vote for the GOP Candidate who is NOT perfect, no, stay away from the Sharp Elbows and GOP-E-ness of her, better to have a Nancy Pelosi supporter there.

Suffice it to say Wigglesworth, if you weren’t being sarcastic, all I can say is you are a chucklehead.

JFKY on November 30, 2013 at 8:45 AM

One thing we all have to remember in contemplating the liberal mind: to many of them, for a woman to be pretty is not a plus. I’ve literally had left wingers tell me any woman who is physically attractive is screwed up in the head.

radjah shelduck on November 30, 2013 at 8:46 AM

I’d let her sit on my face though. Is there a Tea Party alternative to her available(doesn’t have to be face sitting material though).

Spartacus on November 30, 2013 at 8:44 AM

Is that really appropriate in this forum? Is that the kind of comment this woman needs in her efforts to save the country?

vityas on November 30, 2013 at 8:48 AM

I’ve literally had left wingers tell me any woman who is physically attractive is screwed up in the head.

Isn’t that the equivalent of saying “Any Black is screwed up in the head.”? I mean being pretty/black are not choices per se, they are simply genetics…it’s not a choice, so how can anyone be screwed up in the head because you were born with hi cheekbones and a symmetrical face?

Your liberal acquaintances/friends are insane, sorry for you.

JFKY on November 30, 2013 at 8:55 AM

I think it’s impressive that Shaw from “Person of Interest” has time with her busy schedule to run for Congress!

radjah shelduck on November 30, 2013 at 8:58 AM

Yes and her elbows are WAY too sharp…please by all means vote for the Democrat….OR vote for the Constitution Party Candidate…or is there one? But by all means don’t vote for the GOP Candidate who is NOT perfect, no, stay away from the Sharp Elbows and GOP-E-ness of her, better to have a Nancy Pelosi supporter there.

Suffice it to say Wigglesworth, if you weren’t being sarcastic, all I can say is you are a chucklehead.

JFKY on November 30, 2013 at 8:45 AM

Talking about chuckleheads…who does this sound like?

dogmatic

adj
1.
a. (of a statement, opinion, etc.) forcibly asserted as if authoritative and unchallengeable
b. (of a person) prone to making such statements
2. based on assumption rather than empirical observation

Who’s the bigger idiot: a person who says, “Agree with me, or I will insult your intelligence as though I’m some sort of credible authority,” or someone who’d take a person like that seriously?

ROFL

Anti-Control on November 30, 2013 at 8:59 AM

One thing we all have to remember in contemplating the liberal mind: to many of them, for a woman to be pretty is not a plus. I’ve literally had left wingers tell me any woman who is physically attractive is screwed up in the head.

radjah shelduck on November 30, 2013 at 8:46 AM

They like their own pretty Democrat faces, alright. That NY Senator, Gillibrand is a cutie, as is the blond, pink-sneakered Colorado state rep who filibustered a few months ago. I’m sure there are others. I just can’t think of another one. Oh yeah, Rosa De Lauro and Sheila Jackson Lee.

If Palin had been a Democrat, I wonder what would have happened to her?

Qzsusy on November 30, 2013 at 8:59 AM

About Marilinda

State Representative Marilinda Garcia was first elected to the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 2006. Elected to her fourth term in 2012, she currently serves on the Finance Committee. She has previously served on the Committees on Finance, Children and Family Law, Election Law, and Legislative Administration respectively, as well as co-chair of a House Caucus and as a Majority Whip.
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http://elect-mari.com/blog1/about-2/

canopfor on November 30, 2013 at 9:00 AM

doesn’t have to be face sitting material though).

Spartacus on November 30, 2013 at 8:44 AM

Spartacus:

Your confused, I’m pretty sure you mean the
Coffee Party,…with Pelosi!!!!!

canopfor on November 30, 2013 at 9:04 AM

Sounds a lot like what the Wisconsin Rats did (quite unsuccessfully, I might add) to Jessie Rodriguez, who just became my new state senator.

Steve Eggleston on November 30, 2013 at 9:06 AM

Marilinda Garcia
@MarilindaGarcia

Candidate for Congress NH CD2 ∙ State Representative for New Hampshire’s 8th District ∙ @NHHouseGOP

New Hampshire · marilindagarcia.com

https://twitter.com/MarilindaGarcia
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Yup, maybes this is why DemoSexaCrats are Scared Sh*tless??


Marilinda Garcia ‏@MarilindaGarcia 29 Nov

I’m committed to reducing the size & cost of fed gov’t by putting power back in the hands of NH citizens http://marilindagarcia.com #nhpolitics

canopfor on November 30, 2013 at 9:09 AM

UPDATE 2: New Hampshire Republican State Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn released a statement Tuesday morning calling on Rep. Kuster to denounce Sullivan’s rhetoric:
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“For too long women in our society have been judged by their appearance rather than their accomplishments and made subject to the ignorant assaults of men like Peter Sullivan. If our daughters are to have any chance of pursuing their dreams in a society that is free of fabricated limitations and unjust personal assaults then so-called leaders like Representative Annie Kuster must call upon her fellow Democrats to put an end to their offensive and chauvinistic rhetoric.”

http://nhjournal.com/2013/11/25/war-on-women-dems-attack-garcia-with-sexist-language-imagery/

canopfor on November 30, 2013 at 9:11 AM

I’d let her sit on my face though. Is there a Tea Party alternative to her available(doesn’t have to be face sitting material though).

Spartacus on November 30, 2013 at 8:44 AM

Is that really appropriate in this forum? Is that the kind of comment this woman needs in her efforts to save the country?

vityas on November 30, 2013 at 8:48 AM

…I don’t know!…I laughed!…sounded sort of like something……the ‘democrat’ opposition..candidate would say!

KOOLAID2 on November 30, 2013 at 9:16 AM

I’m all for turning the country over to smart beautiful women. Right now we are being run by a bunch of ugly crooked pirates. The change will do us good. The sooner the better.

FREEDOM4906 on November 30, 2013 at 9:17 AM

Wow, thanks for the Pelosi visual (err- smellual?)

Always go strong for the Tea Partier right up to the end of the primary, then if you have to hold your nose to vote for the establishment candidate do so, but please, we need to work hard to make sure that the Tea Party (conservative/libertarian blend)candidate makes it to the general election as much as possible.

PS Feminism is a vehicle for ugly women to advance their greivances, so of course they hate pretty women.

Spartacus on November 30, 2013 at 9:18 AM

I think it’s impressive that Shaw from “Person of Interest” has time with her busy schedule to run for Congress!

radjah shelduck on November 30, 2013 at 8:58 AM

She’s pretty no doubt, but she’s not Shaw. If anyone had said this about Shaw,

He went on to refer to her as “[Republican State Rep.] Al Baldasarro [sic] in stiletto heels” and “a lightweight.”

He’d be laying on the street moaning with bullet holes in both knees and a broken nose.

Oldnuke on November 30, 2013 at 9:23 AM

The only solution to this problem of the Dems war-on-women is for the Repubs to run women who look the Dem’s women; chunky, butchy, over 50, with a shaky background. Homely looking helps, but isn’t necessary.

srdem65 on November 30, 2013 at 9:25 AM

I’m all for turning the country over to smart beautiful women. Right now we are being run by a bunch of ugly crooked pirates. The change will do us good. The sooner the better.

FREEDOM4906 on November 30, 2013 at 9:17 AM

I don’t want to turn the country over to anyone. I want to take it back and let it be run by “We The People” as it was intended.

Oldnuke on November 30, 2013 at 9:25 AM

I don’t know much about her, yet. For the time being she is far better then the leftist troll now in office.

I need to dig through her voting record and see where she stands on a few issues near and dear to me.

And of course, I need to be certain she will be the one who does the least amount of damage to me. ;)

evilned on November 30, 2013 at 9:34 AM

If she has problematic positions, the GOP will have to sort that out in their primary.

As for Mr. Sullivan, I’m reminded of Zell Miller…

“Pistols or swords?”

ChiefMinion on November 30, 2013 at 9:38 AM

I think all it would take would be one national story to get the Democrats to stop this stuff. They do it because there’s no political downside for them. I just know Pravda and Izvestia are chomping at the bit to hold them accountable.

bflat879 on November 30, 2013 at 9:40 AM

Speaking of War on Women,..by Progressive/SocialistTards
Paranoia Crazy Talk:
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Tweets

The Women’s Watch ‏@NatlWOW 20h

Michigan about to require women to buy “rape insurance” based on petition signed by 4.2% of voters http://bit.ly/1jRJUPZ @WeAreFuse_
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The War on Women continues…

Michigan about to require women to buy “rape insurance” based on petition signed by 4.2% of voters
By Eclectablog on November 26, 2013
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http://www.eclectablog.com/2013/11/michigan-about-to-require-women-to-buy-rape-insurance-based-on-petition-signed-by-4-2-of-voters.html#.Upjc7R_ChwQ.twitter

canopfor on November 30, 2013 at 9:42 AM

Jazz, I think you are missing one dimension in all of this. Rep. Garcia has a Master’s Degree from the Harvard School of Government (“The Kennedy School”). She is also, judging from her name and photo, a Latina. To a New England liberal (or, really, all liberals) a Harvard-educated Latina MUST be a liberal! If not, there is something subversive, wrong, and probably evil about her.

So, Rep. Garcia is a class traitor thrice over. As a Republican she “betrays” everything a good liberal thinks a woman, a Latina, and a Harvard grad should believe. She’s “worse,” from a liberal perspective, than Ted Cruz (another Latin class-traitor Harvard man).

If Garcia gains much of a national profile, what the Left tries to do to her is going to make what they did to Governor Palin look like a bridal shower.

Anton on November 30, 2013 at 9:43 AM

One thing we all have to remember in contemplating the liberal mind: to many of them, for a woman to be pretty is not a plus. I’ve literally had left wingers tell me any woman who is physically attractive is screwed up in the head.

radjah shelduck on November 30, 2013 at 8:46 AM

Yup. Attractive women (to many a liberal) has an unfair advantage, they’ve won in the looks lottery. It’s as much a curse as being born into a wealthy family if you’re conservative. Libs and LIV only respect pretty women if they go to Hollywood, read scripts, dance or sing for a living, sleep with a rapper/director/another actor and/or take off their clothes in movies or music videos.

If you try to show that you are attractive AND smart in business or politics, well, you’re just greedy, too blessed and trading on your looks to get ahead, or something. It’s strange. They mostly think only ugly or sturdy women should be smart. Then, I suppose, it’s not a distraction. Sounds kinda misogynistic, eh?

Funny thing, I was looking for a synonym for “unfair” while writing and on Bing, this is what came up first:

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*shaking my head*

Fallon on November 30, 2013 at 9:45 AM

If she is for amnesty, she needs to be defeated no matter the other consequences. If amnesty like Obamacare is to be crammed down our throats, let the democrats own it and the huge negative consequences 100%. Any republican supporting amnesty needs to lose, big time.

ray on November 30, 2013 at 9:50 AM

Spartacus on November 30, 2013 at 8:44 AM

Totally disrespectful, you save the mustache ride offer for a consolation prize if she loses. Jerk.

abobo on November 30, 2013 at 9:51 AM

Why does everyone ignore the Alec Baldwin wing of the democrat party. They aren’t all idiot coeds, aging hippies, entitled government workers, tribal ethnic groups, or social parasites.

jhffmn on November 30, 2013 at 9:52 AM

Spartacus on November 30, 2013 at 8:44 AM

As a redneck conservative who has respect for the fairer sex I can pretty much guarantee you wouldn’t last long where I come from.
Go to your corner and suck your thumb.

jims on November 30, 2013 at 9:58 AM

I think there is an issue about being conservative and supporting the Gang of 8 immigration bill. Reagan notoriously made the 80% comment….but I think it matters what’s in the 20%.

She was on the Executive Board of Americans by Choice, a group that was praising Gang of 8 within hours of its “release.”

It’s one thing to be conservative and support ethanol subsidies, or to be conservative and support increasing government support for early childhood education.

It’s another thing to be “conservative” and support Obamacare or its twin, Gang of 8…or Manchin-Toomey.

Gang of 8 would be so disastrous for this country, perhaps even more than Obamacare. It would effectively nullify our borders, not to mention the obvious amnesty grants in the bill and the trillions more in debt…and arguably the end of a viable alternative to the Republican party. If the latter is true, in a decade or two, there would be no option to voting for the Democrat.

And this is why I’m unmoved by arguments that suggest either vote for the imperfect conservative or it’s a vote for the Democrat. I think this is a false dichotomy. Some imperfections matter more than others. Ms. Garcia’s views undoubtedly won’t change. But why not look for someone articulate enough, conservative enough that can explain the importance of border security and the dangers of amnesty.

Rubio and Graham and Ryan think that they are so persuasive that they can get liberal Hispanics — who overwhelmingly support Democratic positions — to “change” so long as we grant amnesty. Why can’t conservatives argue just as plausibly that given the right opportunity, Hispanics and other Americans can be persuaded of the necessity of real border security and the real dangers of amnesty…and most especially the very real dangers of thinking that a government that won’t support current law, will support some future law.

There is as much evidence to support this latter option as there is to support the Rubio/Graham/Ryan/AmericansbyChoice/Garcia option.

I’d give conservatives a pass on, e.g., entitlement reform for closing loopholes (the former won’t happen though in current conditions). But give them a pass on Gang of 8??? I think we have to say, often, clearly, articulately, in detail…you want my money? Then answer these questions about Gang of 8…and then give the “conservative” a chance to answer — not spin — the 73 different objections to Gang of 8 or any amnesty proposal.

EastofEden on November 30, 2013 at 10:01 AM

To a New England liberal (or, really, all liberals) a Harvard-educated Latina MUST be a liberal! If not, there is something subversive, wrong, and probably evil about her.

So, Rep. Garcia is a class traitor thrice over.
Anton on November 30, 2013 at 9:43 AM

This is exactly right. The Dems think they own Blacks, Hispanics, young people and women; thus if members of these groups are expressing views they do not agree with, it is not just a philosophical thing, it is a matter of disloyalty. People will say much more vile things about someone they think is a traitor than they do about someone who just has a philosophical disagreement with them. Thus any woman or minority who runs as a GOP candidate gets much more vile treatment by the progressive left than a middle-aged white guy saying the same thing would. Look at what gets said on this website about a Republican supporting a path to legalization for illegal aliens. It is much worse than what is said about a young, hispanic female saying the same thing from the Democratic side of the political divide.

KW64 on November 30, 2013 at 10:06 AM

Apparently, if you happen to be an attractive woman and want to serve in elected office, you should expect to be attacked by a bunch of grumpy old men
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From HuffPuff: Faaaaar Right eh!!
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Marilinda Garcia Wants Diversity In Party Of ‘Old, White Men’

Posted: 11/25/2013 6:02 pm EST
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“There is a stereotype about the Republican Party at this point,” Garcia told the New Hampshire Union Leader. “It does concern me, so I feel it’s incumbent on me to be the change you want to see.”

An adjunct professor of music who holds a master’s in public policy from Harvard, Garcia describes herself as pro-business and says she supports the “full repeal of Obamacare,” according to the Union Leader.

The Hispanic conservative leans too far right for some. The New Hampshire Democratic Party’s Communication Director, Harrell Kirstein, slammed Garcia as a “Tea Party ideologue” Monday, after she announced that she’d run.

“From imposing new restrictions on women’s health care services to having state government interfere with the rights of businesses and their employees to freely negotiate contracts, Garcia’s priorities are not New Hampshire’s,”
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canopfor on November 30, 2013 at 10:09 AM

Rep. Marilinda Garcia:HealthCare Talk:
from 2012
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Rep. Marilinda Garcia Presents The Price Disclosure Act at Disruptivate Goes Vertical

Published on Oct 16, 2012

Rep. Garcia presents the Price Disclosure Act, a draft law that requires persons or institutions providing health care services to provide the expected direct care price for medical services upon the request of the uninsured patient or of a prospective patient. If passed, all citizens who desire to pay out of pocket for medical care, insured or not, will be able to receive a reasonable cost estimate, and assurance that they will not be charged more than citizens who are insured.

Ms. Garcia and the PDA were winners of the 2012 “Vital Vertical Ventures” Competition. For more information about Disruptivate, see: http://www.disruptivate.biz
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBzvrPuYAD8

canopfor on November 30, 2013 at 10:11 AM

If Marilinda Garcia can’t just laugh these Democratic attacks, she has no business seeking political office or for that matter doing much of anything that she may get criticized for. All of us need thick enough of skin to not let even valid attacks concerns us over much, but idiotic attacks should just flow off us like water off a duck’s back.

thuja on November 30, 2013 at 10:13 AM

“Sullivan compared the three-term State Representative, who holds a Master’s degree from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, to reality television celebrity Kim Kardashian.”

Hmmmmm … So, one of the artificially-created media sensations is now the gold standard by which all women are to be compared and judged? Izzat Right? Hollywood, the music industry, and Joisy JunkTrunks are sewers trying to exert some new socio/cultural/political Zeitgeist by which we should all admire and women aspire, eh? What a sewer. Just look at who that nasty, vapid media Kardashian creation sleeps with.
Never mind an intelligent, accomplished woman who just happens to be attractive. No siree, Bob! When Leftists have their way, all of their idols will be aborting the next generation of morons. For that, I guess, we should all applaud. The fewer of them, the better.

QUOTE: “We need a younger, more diverse pool of people who are willing to step up and get involved, but if this is the sort of welcome that women can expect, a lot of them are likely to stay in the private sector.”

THAT is the POINT – Intimidation and violence against women who dare stray from the all-that-is-Leftist holey, er, holy.
May God please save this Republic.
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Karl Magnus on November 30, 2013 at 10:16 AM

If Marilinda Garcia can’t just laugh these Democratic attacks, she has no business seeking political office or for that matter doing much of anything that she may get criticized for. All of us need thick enough of skin to not let even valid attacks concerns us over much, but idiotic attacks should just flow off us like water off a duck’s back.

thuja on November 30, 2013 at 10:13 AM

When did she “throw in the towel”?
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Karl Magnus on November 30, 2013 at 10:17 AM

The only solution to this problem of the Dems war-on-women is for the Repubs to run women who look the Dem’s women; chunky, butchy, over 50, with a shaky background. Homely looking helps, but isn’t necessary.

srdem65 on November 30, 2013 at 9:25 AM

Sadly, there is some truth to that. I find women sympathetic to less appealing women with a past of overcoming weaknessess (note Ann Richards success in Texas with a story of overcoming substance abuse) while they are jealous of successful, highly talented knock-outs. So, maybe the Dems are onto something with their candidate selection when trying to win the women’s vote.

KW64 on November 30, 2013 at 10:19 AM

All right, all the hotties are on our side!

Most of ‘em, anyway.

22044 on November 30, 2013 at 10:25 AM

One thing we all have to remember in contemplating the liberal mind: to many of them, for a woman to be pretty is not a plus. I’ve literally had left wingers tell me any woman who is physically attractive is screwed up in the head.

radjah shelduck on November 30, 2013 at 8:46 AM

Then how do they explain away Senator FauxCaHontas, aka Elizabeth Warren?
*chuckle*
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Karl Magnus on November 30, 2013 at 10:29 AM

Then how do they explain away Senator FauxCaHontas, aka Elizabeth Warren?
*chuckle*
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Um…I think reference to a photograph would be sufficient. Inapplicable comparison.

I don’t get the NY Times, as we have a strict rule about junk mail in my area: Tell me, was “Democrat Congressman Slams Female Republican Candidate With Harsh Sexist Slurs” the headline today?

No? Shocking.

Perhaps the Political Editor and Woman’s issues editors simply haven’t received word of this overt, degrading sexist episode.
Yes..maybe that’s why.

orangemtl on November 30, 2013 at 10:41 AM

Why haven’t any of our hard-charging Representatives who use Twitter tweeted back to this Peter Sullivan character that he is an A Number One Douchebag?
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“After careful consideratin…” – Citizen Sullivan. Yeah, you’re an A Number One Brainiac, too, Comrade.

ExpressoBold on November 30, 2013 at 10:48 AM

sparticus on November 30, 2013 at 8:44 A

I’m pretty raunchy,, but ummm..

You should ask for that post to be deleted.

There are ladies here. I doubt they want to here that shit here on Sat. Morning.

Higher expectations.

Hey Jazz, delete it. Make it disappear.

wolly4321 on November 30, 2013 at 10:49 AM

Why haven’t any of our hard-charging Representatives who use Twitter tweeted back to this Peter Sullivan character that he is an A Number One Douchebag?
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“After careful consideratin…” – Citizen Sullivan. Yeah, you’re an A Number One Brainiac, too, Comrade.

ExpressoBold on November 30, 2013 at 10:48 AM

Katie Pavlich nailed him
http://twitchy.com/2013/11/26/katie-pavlich-thrashes-nh-no-h8-dem-for-sexist-attack-dem-whines-about-twitchy-swarm/

http://twitchy.com/2013/11/26/sexist-nh-dem-locks-down-twitter-account-after-walloping-by-katie-pavlich/

not the same as our reps sticking up for us but was still good to see.

dmacleo on November 30, 2013 at 10:53 AM

I’d let her sit on my face though. Is there a Tea Party alternative to her available(doesn’t have to be face sitting material though).

Spartacus on November 30, 2013 at 8:44 AM

This is uncalled for, and I’d hope the moderators would remove your comment.

Yes and her elbows are WAY too sharp…please by all means vote for the Democrat….OR vote for the Constitution Party Candidate…or is there one? But by all means don’t vote for the GOP Candidate who is NOT perfect, no, stay away from the Sharp Elbows and GOP-E-ness of her, better to have a Nancy Pelosi supporter there.

Suffice it to say Wigglesworth, if you weren’t being sarcastic, all I can say is you are a chucklehead.

JFKY on November 30, 2013 at 8:45 AM

I am absolutely done with this logic. I am 37 years old, and all my life I’ve heard about how, hey, at least the GOP candidate is going to be better than that Democratic guy, right? I mean, we can’t insist on ideological purity, we need a majority to govern, it’s the lesser of two evils, a third party candidate can’t win, yadda yadda yadda. And what has that philosophy gotten us? Nothing. Absolutely nothing.

From now on, I only vote for candidates who agree with my stance on most, if not all, issues and who I consider to be true, reliable conservatives. No exceptions. I’m done being told that I have to hold my nose and vote for someone I’m not really in support of just so we don’t get as many Democrats. If that means that there’s an extra Nancy Pelosi supporter in Congress because of my vote, so be it. But I will not go the “lesser of two evils” route any longer.

Shump on November 30, 2013 at 10:54 AM

Why haven’t any of our hard-charging Representatives who use Twitter tweeted back to this Peter Sullivan character that he is an A Number One Douchebag?
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“After careful consideratin…” – Citizen Sullivan. Yeah, you’re an A Number One Brainiac, too, Comrade.

ExpressoBold on November 30, 2013 at 10:48 AM

Some good blowback to Sullivan the Douche here, if you have twitter account.

22044 on November 30, 2013 at 10:55 AM

While Peter Sullivan seems to have a problem with Ms. Garcia being beautiful, he’s actually showing what’s really ugly about politics.

Democrats?

NotCoach on November 30, 2013 at 10:56 AM

I’m pretty raunchy,, but ummm..
You should ask for that post to be deleted.
There are ladies here. I doubt they want to here that shit here on Sat. Morning.
Higher expectations.
Hey Jazz, delete it. Make it disappear.
wolly4321 on November 30, 2013 at 10:49 AM

Heal thyself first, sonny. Fair play – “delete” yours too.
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Karl Magnus on November 30, 2013 at 11:02 AM

dmacleo on November j30, 2013 at 10:53 AM

Now there is hot on every plane. U of A Katie. Smart as can be.

A pretty smart girl, ana a smart pretty girl, Katie is.

Yes,, Ms. pavlich is quite the lady.
She makes Tuscon proud.

wolly4321 on November 30, 2013 at 11:10 AM

The elites have appointed her the next ‘rising star’ so I decided to take a closer look. She’s bought and paid for by the RNC and big business. She supports the Senate immigration bill. I would never vote for her.

This is why the Republicans are known as the dumb party.

12th Legion on November 30, 2013 at 11:11 AM

thyself first, sonny. Fair play –“delete” yours too ~(Ä)~ Karl Magnus on November 30, 2013 at 1

Whatever. I think they know the difference.

Perhaps you don’t.

That would be your problem, not mine.

wolly4321 on November 30, 2013 at 11:16 AM

We need a younger, more diverse pool of people who are willing to step up and get involved, but if this is the sort of welcome that women can expect, a lot of them are likely to stay in the private sector.

Jazz Shaw on November 30, 2013 at 8:31 AM

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What we need are genuinely honorable candidates, who will publicly/openly stand for allowing the OPEN recognition of God in all public places, and U.S. nationalism, and exceptionalism,
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it would also be really cool if they would openly call for an audit of the Federal Reserve, and the United States withdrawing it’s membership from the U.N.,
THEN … kicking the U.N. out of the U.S.

listens2glenn on November 30, 2013 at 11:18 AM

She is on the Executive Board of Americans by Choice, a group dedicated to elevating the discussion about immigration reform.

She’s an amnesty shill. Progressive Republicans are every bit if not more insidious than Democrat Progressives.

Rode Werk on November 30, 2013 at 11:18 AM

Jazz Shaw on November 30, 2013 at 8:31 AM

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listens2glenn on November 30, 2013 at 11:18 AM

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I don’t care what their age, gender, or ethnic background is.

listens2glenn on November 30, 2013 at 11:20 AM

Karl Magnus on November 30, 2013 at 11:02 AM

Jiminy Crickets! You can’t be a conservative if you’re fair. At least, that’s what “Tingles” Mathews says.

platypus on November 30, 2013 at 11:21 AM

If she is for amnesty, she needs to be defeated no matter the other consequences. If amnesty like Obamacare is to be crammed down our throats, let the democrats own it and the huge negative consequences 100%. Any republican supporting amnesty needs to lose, big time.

ray on November 30, 2013 at 9:50 AM

Virtually anything else, including ObamaCare, can be undone. Amnesty can never be undone.

bw222 on November 30, 2013 at 11:22 AM

as a redneck conservative who has respect for the fairer sex I can pretty much guarantee you wouldn’t last long where I come from. Go to your corner and suck your thumb. jims on November 30, 2013 at 9:58 AM

+1

wolly4321 on November 30, 2013 at 11:23 AM

RINO….a cute RINO, but a RINO nevertheless

Renee on November 30, 2013 at 11:26 AM

Shump on November 30, 2013 at 10:54 AM

JFKY reminds me of Juan McCain, in more (negative) ways than one…

Anti-Control on November 30, 2013 at 11:29 AM

Spartacus on November 30, 2013 at 8:44 AM
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Hey Jazz, delete it. Make it disappear.

wolly4321 on November 30, 2013 at 10:49 AM

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Heal thyself first, sonny. Fair play – “delete” yours too.
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Karl Magnus on November 30, 2013 at 11:02 AM

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Yeah, wolly’ ………. all Spart’ did was create a ‘pornographic’ mental picture.

HEY DR KARL’ ! ….. what exactly is it that wolly’ need “healed” of?

listens2glenn on November 30, 2013 at 11:30 AM

Wait, there are women in Northern New England who wear makeup?

Little Boomer on November 30, 2013 at 11:33 AM

Lady Thatcher wasn’t young.

wolly4321 on November 30, 2013 at 11:33 AM

listens2glenn on November 30, 2013 at 1

:) we may never discover his version of ettique. It may not exist.

Tip of the hat to the ladies. Some of us still get it,

wolly4321 on November 30, 2013 at 11:43 AM

listens2glenn on November 30, 2013 at 11:30

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wolly4321 on November 30, 2013 at 11:43 AM

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Yep.

Meanwhile, I’ll keep watching for “Dr” Karl’s diagnosis.

listens2glenn on November 30, 2013 at 11:52 AM

The solution to RINOs is actually being effective in winning the hearts and minds of people in the middle (and even people on the left) with conservative ideas. Are we actually doing that? I don’t mean conservative authors, pundits, and elected leaders. I mean those of us who aren’t well-known but who have influence among friends, family, and co-workers. Do we effectively yet respectfully make the argument for conservative ideas when talking with people who look at issues differently? Do we listen to their concerns, recognizing where they are coming from? Based on a way a lot of fellow conservatives talk, I’m afraid the answer too often is no.

I’d love for America to be 51%+ solidly conservative, but we’re not. If we’re going to insist on ideological purity, we’re going to need more conservative voters. However, it seems that way too many conservatives are fine with losing elections whenever a candidate isn’t perfect.

MinnesotaSlinger on November 30, 2013 at 11:53 AM

Well, when all your women candidates look like ugly men in drag like Nancy Pelosi, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, etc., the thought that facing off against a really pretty young woman, must leave you quaking in your garters.

Ceroth on November 30, 2013 at 11:54 AM

The solution to RINOs is actually being effective in winning the hearts and minds of people in the middle (and even people on the left) with conservative ideas. Are we actually doing that? I don’t mean conservative authors, pundits, and elected leaders. I mean those of us who aren’t well-known but who have influence among friends, family, and co-workers. Do we effectively yet respectfully make the argument for conservative ideas when talking with people who look at issues differently? Do we listen to their concerns, recognizing where they are coming from? Based on a way a lot of fellow conservatives talk, I’m afraid the answer too often is no.

I’d love for America to be 51%+ solidly conservative, but we’re not. If we’re going to insist on ideological purity, we’re going to need more conservative voters. However, it seems that way too many conservatives are fine with losing elections whenever a candidate isn’t perfect.

MinnesotaSlinger on November 30, 2013 at 11:53 AM

True – this is NH, not OK.
And she’s got competition in an R primary, trying to defeat an incumbent D for a seat that used to be held by an R.
She (or the other R) is definitely better than the incumbent.

22044 on November 30, 2013 at 11:59 AM

Republicans cannot have a women, let alone a hispanic woman make inroads into Democrat monopoly on women & hispanics.

You know, because if a woman or hispanic is a republican or conservative she must be defective in some way.

portlandon on November 30, 2013 at 12:06 PM

The Democrats have created an atmosphere in this country where people are more deeply divided than ever in their political opinions. In the 2008 and 2012 campaigns, the politics of personal destruction worked spectacularly for them.

Expect more of the same (and worse) in the future. I just hope it drives more moderates away from their party.

UltimateBob on November 30, 2013 at 12:13 PM

all I can say is you are a chucklehead.

JFKY on November 30, 2013 at 8:45 AM

And, you’re often an idiot. Sheesh.

GWB on November 30, 2013 at 12:21 PM

I’d love for America to be 51%+ solidly conservative, but we’re not.

MinnesotaSlinger on November 30, 2013 at 11:53 AM

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I respectfully disagree with that line.

In recent times, there has been a grossly insufficient number of politicians who have been campaigning like a real conservative, or behaving like a real conservative in office.

If someone would, every chance they get, start saying:

“Government social programs and regulations are NOT the solution to the problem, government social programs and regulations ARE the problem”

, then you would find out just how conservative the general population of this country really is.

They would vote for another Ronald Reagan in an eye blink, if there was one.

listens2glenn on November 30, 2013 at 12:22 PM

if this is the sort of welcome that women can expect, a lot of them are likely to stay in the private sector.

I’m sure any conservative woman is well used to the innuendo and outright slurs of the liberals she knows.

Just to be a conservative woman in some places, private or not, requires one to be immune to this stuff — or ready to use Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals #4 — make your opponent live up to their own putative moral code.

unclesmrgol on November 30, 2013 at 12:28 PM

Spartacus on November 30, 2013 at 8:44 AM

Way too much information about your criterion for selecting a candidate. Keep it to yourself, please.

Mallard T. Drake on November 30, 2013 at 12:29 PM

Meanwhile, I’ll keep watching for “Dr” Karl’s diagnosis.

listens2glenn on November 30, 2013 at 11:52 AM

Perhaps just as spot-on as Dr. Krauthammer. Read the DSM and get back to us.
You have no idea.
Meanwhile, I’m back to watching Michigan State man-handle their way into the Rose Bowl.
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Karl Magnus on November 30, 2013 at 12:35 PM

Republicans cannot have a women, let alone a hispanic woman make inroads into Democrat monopoly on women & hispanics.

You know, because if a woman or hispanic is a republican or conservative she must be defective in some way.

portlandon on November 30, 2013 at 12:06 PM

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Well, if you’re going to put it that way, liberals think all conservatives are “defective”, irregardless of the gender, ethnicity, or ‘good looks’ (or lack thereof) of the candidate.

listens2glenn on November 30, 2013 at 12:41 PM

Meanwhile, I’ll keep watching for “Dr” Karl’s diagnosis.

listens2glenn on November 30, 2013 at 11:52 AM

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Perhaps just as spot-on as Dr. Krauthammer.Read the DSM and get back to us.
You have no idea.

Karl Magnus on November 30, 2013 at 12:35 PM

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Apparently not ….. I have no idea what you just said, or implied, there.
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Meanwhile, I’m back to watching Michigan State man-handle their way into the Rose Bowl.
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Karl Magnus on November 30, 2013 at 12:35 PM

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Now that’s something I can understand … however gophergirl might take some issues with you, over that.

I hope Michigan State goes to, and WINS the Rose Bowl, and I hope (in vain, perhaps) that Ohio State plays Alabama in the “BIG one”.

listens2glenn on November 30, 2013 at 12:52 PM

Hahahahaha. Perfectly predictable attack on a Republican woman “of color” by yet another fat, ugly, balding, white guy Democrat/liberal.

Jaibones on November 30, 2013 at 12:57 PM

listens2glenn on November 30, 2013 at 12:22 PM

I don’t disagree with much of what you’re saying, but with respect to Reagan—

1) He was responsible for the biggest amnesty ever. I’m not at all endorsing doing another amnesty, but if conservatives have a problem with Marilinda Garcia’s immigration position—and I think it is likely to be her biggest problem with conservatives, invoking Reagan is a bit ironic. In general, we remember Reagan as more conservative than he was. If we’re going to hold candidates to Reagan’s standard, we should base that on Reagan as he was, liberal flaws and all. We like Reagan because he was a great communicator and stood up for things worth fighting for. However, his conservatism was hardly perfect.
2) As you say, Reagan did have a way to communicate conservative truths much better than people these days. But Reagan also had a way of making people comfortable with him even if they weren’t doctrinaire conservatives. Too often, our primaries are all more-conservative-than-thou. If I were a moderate, would I feel like conservative politicians respected me and my points of view? I’m not sure I would. That’s not to say I think moderate positions are better than conservative ones; I seldom do. Rather, I want candidates who preach conservatism to the masses and not the choir. Unfortunately, I think our base becomes insecure and cold to any candidate who starts making appeals to people who are in the middle, even when such appeals are rhetorical and not substantive. Liberals are much more forgiving of candidates who don’t embrace the liberal label than we are of candidates who don’t embrace the conservative label, even when their candidates are further from the center than ours.

We need to lose this illusion that there is some huge mass of conservative voters who sit out every election until some conservative messiah comes along. If such a hidden army of voters existed, I think I would actually meet more people who actually are that way. The truth is that we win elections by picking good candidates who can appeal to a wide cross-section of voters, including people who are easily more conservative than I am and also easily more liberal than I am.

MinnesotaSlinger on November 30, 2013 at 1:03 PM

It’s not really surprising that the Lefty minions follow Dear Leader’s actions… The One just said, you may recall, he can tell an immigrant by looking at a person’s face.

The Left completely inihilates MLK Jr.’s ‘Content of their character’ dream. Shameful.

socalcon on November 30, 2013 at 1:03 PM

If the Dems are agin’ her, I’m for her!

socalcon on November 30, 2013 at 1:09 PM

Whatever. I think they know the difference.

Perhaps you don’t.

That would be your problem, not mine.

wolly4321 on November 30, 2013 at 11:16 AM

Proof that the censorship line is placed depending on who you ask.

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on November 30, 2013 at 2:14 PM

listens2glenn on November 30, 2013 at 12:22 PM

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I don’t disagree with much of what you’re saying, but with respect to Reagan—

1) He was responsible for the biggest amnesty ever. I’m not at all endorsing doing another amnesty, but if conservatives have a problem with Marilinda Garcia’s immigration position—and I think it is likely to be her biggest problem with conservatives, invoking Reagan is a bit ironic.

MinnesotaSlinger on November 30, 2013 at 1:03 PM

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Ronald Reagan was the responsible President for signing that bill, but he was not the author, of it.
I thought all parties (the President, Representatives, and Senators) who had a hand in the “Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986″ (aka the Simpson-Mazzoli Act) had later all admitted what a failure it was.
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2) As you say, Reagan did have a way to communicate conservative truths much better than people these days. But Reagan also had a way of making people comfortable with him even if they weren’t doctrinaire conservatives. Too often, our primaries are all more-conservative-than-thou.

MinnesotaSlinger on November 30, 2013 at 1:03 PM

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Ronald Reagan was “gifted”, no doubt about it. But as far as Republican primaries go, any candidate that starts trying to “push” the notion that they’re more conservative is immediately suspect. Real conservatives shouldn’t have to “advertise” that fact.
Someone in the Republican Party needs to start saying (shouting, actually); “Government social programs and regulations are NOT the solution to the problem, government social programs and regulations ARE the problem” , and shout it like they mean it.
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If I were a moderate, would I feel like conservative politicians respected me and my points of view? I’m not sure I would. That’s not to say I think moderate positions are better than conservative ones; I seldom do. Rather, I want candidates who preach conservatism to the masses and not the choir.

MinnesotaSlinger on November 30, 2013 at 1:03 PM

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What exactly do you mean by; “If I were a moderate, would I feel like conservative politicians respected me (as a moderate) and my points of view? I’m not sure I would” … ? ? ?

But I’m all for “preaching conservatism to the masses and not the choir.”

That’s what that ‘modified’ Ronald Reagan quote I keep using is all about.
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Unfortunately, I think our base becomes insecure and cold to any candidate who starts making appeals to people who are in the middle, even when such appeals are rhetorical and not substantive. Liberals are much more forgiving of candidates who don’t embrace the liberal label than we are of candidates who don’t embrace the conservative label, even when their candidates are further from the center than ours.

MinnesotaSlinger on November 30, 2013 at 1:03 PM

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A conservative shouldn’t have to tone-down their “rhetoric”, no matter who they’re speaking to.
That’s a perfect example of being disingenuous.

listens2glenn on November 30, 2013 at 2:20 PM

If the Dems are agin’ her, I’m for her!

socalcon on November 30, 2013 at 1:09 PM

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I wish it were always that simple. But don’t get me wrong … she may well be the better of the two Republican primary candidates.

However Democrats are against any Republican. What I want to know is her record (up till now), and what the establishment Republican leadership thinks of her.
If the “blue-blood” Progressive Republicans are resistant of her, then I’d say we have a good candidate.

listens2glenn on November 30, 2013 at 2:27 PM

proof that the censorship line is placed depending on who you ask. Difficultas_Est_Imper

What would you discuss with your Mother?

That’s the line I draw. If I wouldn’t say it to my mother, I won’t say it to any lady, or in mixed company, such as here.

It’s not censorship, it’s standards. Respect.

wolly4321 on November 30, 2013 at 3:10 PM

In fact, Peter M. Sullivan has more in common with Kardashian than Garcia does; Kardashian has a fat ass and Sullivan IS a fat ass.

slickwillie2001 on November 30, 2013 at 3:40 PM

We all know liberals all do their best to delete points of view that they disagree with, but it is interesting to see wanna be internet defenders of the fairer sex jump in with the tactic. Not to mention the internet tough guy routine (what a shame, all that manliness and you are still living with mom).

My point was, hot as she is, she seems like a bit of a token and a RINO. Hotness qualifies her for the face-ride (regular or reverse cowgirl), but not for public office-IF there is a more credible Tea Party available to primary her.

And any womenfolk who blush at what I said must still be dialing in on their AOL.

Spartacus on November 30, 2013 at 4:48 PM

MinnesotaSlinger on November 30, 2013 at 1:03 PM

Reagan admitted amnesty was his greatest mistake. Personally, I think it was George HW Bush.

bw222 on November 30, 2013 at 6:33 PM

Meanwhile, I’m back to watching Michigan State man-handle their way into the Rose Bowl.
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Karl Magnus on November 30, 2013 at 12:35 PM

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Now that’s something I can understand … however gophergirl might take some issues with you, over that.

I hope Michigan State goes to, and WINS the Rose Bowl, and I hope (in vain, perhaps) that Ohio State plays Alabama in the “BIG one”.

listens2glenn on November 30, 2013 at 12:52 PM

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Okay … almost five hours later, and it appears that maybe Ohio State will play Florida State, in the “big one”.

We’ll probably have to wait until after next weekend to get the official word.

listens2glenn on November 30, 2013 at 7:36 PM

Spartacus on November 30, 2013 at 8:44 AM

Alas, I’m too late to read the original comment as it has gone away without explanation, but I was able to glean the entire gist of it thanks to the morally upright that condemned you for your words and showed their righteousness by quoting your words… verbatim.

Now, don’t you feel rightfully condemned?

ericdijon on November 30, 2013 at 8:28 PM

“War on women” = estrogen quagmire.
Can’t win that one.

kregg on December 2, 2013 at 5:14 AM

Wow… she’s pretty frightening

I guarandamtee ya I ain’t a misogynist.

BigAlSouth on December 2, 2013 at 6:15 AM