Christine O’Donnell Charges Critics With Sexism, Double Standard
Repeating a claim that Jeri Thompson made a few weeks ago, Christine O’Donnell said that her critics were only being mean to her because she’s a conservative woman:
O’Donnell cited a double standard she believes is being applied to women, specifically conservative women who choose to run for office. “I don’t feel it because I don’t watch the news. (Laughs) No. I do feel it. There’s certainly a double standard and I don’t often quote Gloria Steinem but she said you can look at a double standard if they wouldn’t attack the male opponent that way and there’s no doubt that they wouldn’t say the things they’re saying about me, they wouldn’t do the things that they’re doing if I weren’t a woman. I’m not whining but there certainly is a double standard especially when it comes to conservative woman.”
All due respect Ms. O’Donnell, but I think your critics have been paying more attention to your refusal to answer questions about shady campaign spending, your bizarre statements about the First Amendment, and the fact that you cannot win to even take note of your gender.
For a party that has long criticized Democrats for playing the “race card,” Republicans seem to be quite adept at playing the gender card when it suits them.