The Righteous Rant Of The Day…
…comes courtesy of Robert Stacy McCain, the eternal ingrown hair on the butt of GOP Establishment, for his justifiable beat down of clueless squish Republican candidates:
For the benefit of any Republican confused by all this uproar [over Phyllis Schlafly's recent remarks that 'Seventy percent of unmarried women voted for Obama. And this is because, when you kick your husband out, you’ve got to have Big Brother government to be your provider.'], let me explain the basic problem: The way to tackle feminism is head-on.
Feminism is a left-wing phenomenon. It is a radical egalitarian ideology based upon a fallacy, and should never be endorsed or appeased in the erroneous belief that, by kowtowing to ideologues, Republicans can win “The Women’s Vote” (capital-T, capital-W, capital-V, denoting a dubious category that is reified by feminist ideology). A brief explanation:
Insofar as men and women are different, they are not equal.
Equality implies fungibility — that two things are perfectly interchangeable, so that one thing may be substituted for the other without any difference in value. Only a fool could believe that men and women are equal in that way, and yet this is what feminists would require us to believe. And any man who dares contradict this egalitarian dogma is a sexist, an oppressor, a reactionary representative of the patriarchy.
All the other errors of feminism flow from this one fundamental error, a counterfactual insistence on the equality of the sexes. Men and women are not the same, and therefore are not equal.
Do not think that you, a Republican, can benefit by attempting some sort of “me-too” feminism, nor should you fall into the error of thinking that there is some sort of “conservative feminism” which can be mobilized to elect you. Such foolish behaviors and attitudes only betray your lack of judgment and courage.
Right on, brother, right on.
According to Stacy, the Democrats are already vowing to as all of the seventy-five GOP candidates who have been endorsed by Mrs. Schlafly to renounce her. In turn, he has vowed the following:
I plan to renounce any Republican who renounces Phyllis Schlafly.
Mr. Speaker, I make a motion that we all vote to do the same.
Please do read the whole of Stacy’s posting which contains a video of Mrs. Schlafly and some good links. Also, do check out Roxeanne de Luca’s several comments.