With Ugly Sexism of Rush Limbaugh Right-Wingers, Republicans Have Lost Women for Good

Skin-deep criticisms of Pelosi are not only offensive but politically dumb.

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By Bonnie Erbe, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

Take a gander at the YouTube video embedded below, produced and posted online by Media Matters for America, a progressive media watchdog group. Or if you have more important things to do (and I don't blame you) than to watch this venom-spewing performance by a pompous parade of right-wing male commentators, let me describe it to you.

A video cavalcade of pompous, annoying, thoroughly unattractive, low-brow guys poke fun at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's recent clarifications of her position on what she knew (about the Bush administration's use of torture) and when she knew it.

They do so not with substance, not with information, and clearly not with intelligence, but by poking fun at her appearance. The genesis of such hatred? None of these guys could ever get a date with a woman as accomplished or attractive as Madame Speaker.

Pelosi and the Democratic Party should save and reuse this video in the next election. The GOP has lost the women's vote. Republicans need women to return to the party, and badly. This will assure the Democrats no female swing, independent, or GOP voters will ever return to the party fold.

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