Gloria Steinem: MORON

Taylor Marsh, 06 Feb 08:
Democrats and progressives see McCain as “Dr. Strangelove,” thus we demonize him whenever possible. After all, it’s easy to do. The average American does not. There is a lot of pull to someone who almost died for his country, and still bears the wounds of that war, and to this day can’t raise his arms because of being tortured. Mind you, I’m not making the case for John McCain, which I couldn’t do. However, I think the current conversation about him from many Democrats is unhelpful and too extreme. Vilifying this man or making him a caricature will not hurt him. It will hurt Democrats.

Clintonite Gloria Steinem, as reported 02 Mar 08:

Steinem raised McCain’s Vietnam imprisonment as she sought to highlight an alleged gender-based media bias against Clinton.

“Suppose John McCain had been Joan McCain and Joan McCain had got captured, shot down and been a POW for eight years. [The media would ask], ‘What did you do wrong to get captured? What terrible things did you do while you were there as a captive for eight years?’” Steinem said, to laughter from the audience.

McCain was, in fact, a prisoner of war for around five-and-a-half years, during which time he was tortured repeatedly. Referring to his time in captivity, Steinem said with bewilderment, “I mean, hello? This is supposed to be a qualification to be president? I don’t think so.”

We here at the TM Experience explicitly ‘renounce and reject’ Gloria Steinem’s denigration of a war hero. We look forward to Taylor’s post on this matter.

(h/t: Andrew Sullivan)

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