We are in the era of Republican Mean Girls, grown-up versions of those teenage tormentors who would steal your boyfriend, spray-paint your locker and, just for good measure, spread rumors that you were pregnant.
These women — Jan, Meg, Carly, Sharron, Linda, Michele, Queen Bee Sarah and sweet wannabe Christine — have co-opted and ratcheted up the disgust with the status quo that originally buoyed Barack Obama. Whether they’re mistreating the help or belittling the president’s manhood, making snide comments about a rival’s hair or ripping an opponent for spending money on a men’s fashion show, the Mean Girls have replaced Hope with Spite and Cool with Cold.
They are the ideal nihilistic cheerleaders for an angry electorate...
Answer by tnmomofive at 9:42 AM on Oct. 20, 2010
IDK, it's all politics and every single one of them throws mud, including the men. Politics is a dirty business.
Answer by QuinnMae at 9:42 AM on Oct. 20, 2010
Nothing makes me sicker than an woman who bashes other women. If she just attacked their ideas, okay. But she went after personality, style, clothing and makeup. Women have enough trouble being taken seriously in the political world, without other women degrading them as highschoolers and picking on their looks. I'm embarrassed for this idiot.
Answer by SuperChicken at 9:45 AM on Oct. 20, 2010
That sounds about right. Maybe they should loosen up on some of that conservatism, and they won't be so uptight.
Answer by mommom2000 at 9:46 AM on Oct. 20, 2010
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Answer by Mom2Just1 at 9:56 AM on Oct. 20, 2010
I think they're riding on the popularity of shows like "Housewives of ________". They see that this sort of snide bitchiness gets the ratings on cable, and try to insinuate that into their personal style. I think it's embarrassing for them, for their followers, and for women in general. They certainly don't do anything to improve the image that professional women have been working toward. Women have been pushed down and denied promotions or a place in politics in part because women in power have a reputation of being mean and catty. These women only prove that notion. I really don't know how anyone could take them seriously enough to vote for them with those sorts of attitudes. I suppose it has to do with loyalty to the party line, no matter how low it sinks.
Answer by jsbenkert at 10:01 AM on Oct. 20, 2010