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Carly Fiorina, perhaps correctly so, is upset about disparaging remarks about her looks. She brought it up at the CNBC debate debacle, making a joke about her bitchy resting face.

But Carly needs to know that she isn’t the only one who has endured countless attacks upon women for their looks. It has nothing to do with this:

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina suggested on Sunday that conservative women faced a “double standard” because they were attacked with sexist remarks about their appearance while Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton was not.

“Is there a double standard here for Republican women?” Roberts asked. “I can’t imagine that they would say things like that about Hillary Clinton.”

“Oh, ya think? Yeah,” Fiorina replied. “I think there’s a double standard… There is nothing more threatening to the liberal media in general and to Hillary Clinton in particular than a conservative woman. So, of course there’s a double standard.”

“Conservative women from Sarah Palin to Michele Bachmann to Carly Fiorina are long used to this,” she added. “It will not stop me, it will not scare me.”

She should pause before she declares solidarity with Bachmann and Palin. Oh sure, maybe there were sexist remarks made about them, but Carly, the main thing that Michele and Palin were pilloried for is because they were crazier than shithouse rats. But that’s beside the point. Right wing outlets bleed contempt for Clinton, often making fun of her looks:

Rush Limbaugh does one thing very well: Make women angry.

Limbaugh, in what sounded like a slurred voice, continued, saying that he had been prodded to talk about Hillary’s need for Spanx–the body-shaping undergarment–but opted against it. Instead, he said she needed “spankles” more than Spanx. Don’t get the joke? It’s ancient Rush slang, for when he called Clinton’s chubby ankles “cankles.”

This is not a partisan issue-it’s deployed regularly against the fairer sex.

How about this?

A mayor in Washington State has refused to resign after he shared a racist post on Facebook comparing President Obama and the First Lady to gorillas and monkeys. His reason for not stepping down? Doing so would be like admitting he’s racist.

Earlier this week, Airway Heights Mayor Patrick Rushing confessed to posting the disrespectful, offensive comment on his Facebook page. The message read:

“Gorilla face Michelle, can’t disagree with that. The woman is not attractive except to monkey man Barack. Check out them ears. LO

So Fiorina doesn’t know whereof the fuck she speaks. It’s a systemic problem that requires women to look good and inviting in order to be taken seriously. She hasn’t got a fraction of the abuse that Democratic women have gotten. Stop making things up.Your facts, as has been shown, are missing. Oh, by the by, can you believe this?

Poor, poor victim Carly. Blow it out your ass.

 

 

Honesty Is The Best Policy

Not content with third place, Carly Fiorina tries to corner the neoconservative donors:

“I believe we must tell the Russians that we will conduct [and] we will secure a no-fly zone around anti-Assad rebel forces that we’re supporting,” she said on Fox News’s “Hannity.”

“Does that mean we might use force against Russian jets?” host Sean Hannity then asked.

“Well, hopefully not,” Fiorina responded. “Hopefully, if we are signaling clearly to the Russians our intention, it will not come to that.”

“But if it does come to that, I think we must be prepared,” the former Hewlett-Packard CEO added.

“This is a tricky maneuver, it’s a dangerous maneuver, but it’s a maneuver we must undertake because we must make it crystal clear to Russia that they do not get to move into the Middle East and become the dominant outside power, which is clearly their intention,” she said.

Very telling. What she admits is that we, the US, are the dominant, if you will, “inside” power. It’s not important if the Middle East would like to govern itself; what’s important is that it stays in our sphere of influence and we will go to war with the Russian juggernaut to enjoy that privilege. It’s a bitch, this row we have to hoe, that so much of our prosperity lies within the hand of such a volatile, faraway place. We have to send troops to 100-plus countries because if we don’t, then the natural ally in many cases is Russia. We’ll do anything to remain on top, as paranoid as ever, because we are just like Russia-an empire in decline sucking up resources, a rogue state feeding on other states to survive.

I hate to think about how this turns out.

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