Speaking of, two women in Republican leadership argued against women seeking equal pay, claiming that they are “whining” and need to be “more like men” when trying to attain their goals.
Cari Christman, leader of GOP PAC RedState Women claimed in a recent interview that equal pay laws weren’t “practical” because:
We don’t believe the Lilly Ledbetter Act is what’s going to solve that problem for women. We believe that women want real-world solutions to this problem, not more rhetoric. If you look at it, women are… extremely busy, we lead busy lives… And so when we look at this issue, we think, what’s practical?
Now tag in Texas Republican Party Executive Director Beth Cubriel who slammed women for not being as good negotiators as men are:
Is it really fair to clog up the courts with litigation that you can take through another avenue? And put that ahead of litigation that can only go through the state courts? I don’t think so.
Men are better negotiators. And I would encourage women, instead of pursuing the courts for action, to become better negotiators.
Next up is State Sen. Phil Jensen (R-S.D.), a cheerleader for racism who recently said that he doesn’t believe governments should interfere in the private sector’s ability to get their Jim Crow on.
Speaking with Rapid City Journal, Jensen said:
If someone was a member of the Ku Klux Klan, and they were running a little bakery for instance, the majority of us would find it detestable that they refuse to serve blacks, and guess what? In a matter of weeks or so that business would shut down because no one is going to patronize them.
Yeah, die hard conservatives may hate whenever the federal government steps in, but to suggest that the free market will conquer a societal ill like racism on its own is to speak from an ahistorical perspective and a whole lot of White privilege. By the way, the GOP has routinely engaged in racist practices, but they haven’t exactly been shut out of power, now have they?
Condoleezza, I feel you on inclusiveness, but you have got to know your words are being ignored by the bulk of your party. Keep hope alive, though, sis.