Leftist chauvinism has reared its ugly-favoring, beauty-hating head. Beautiful Republican women, real feminists, are a plague on society; their beauty accompanies something only ugly leftist women should be allowed to achieve—brains and high ranking political office.
There is no constitutional law stipulating American women in politics must look like Tony Soprano in drag. Political rules do not demand women look beautiful and the public must adore, support, and vote for Republican or Democrat women based on looks or lack thereof. The left, however, is threatened to its core by Republican women in power and those running for office: these women possess beauty and brains, something the Left hates.
I’m no fan of Hillary Clinton, but the leftist hatred of beauty is a direct insult to the Secretary of the State’s intelligence: she achieved her status, because, and only because, she looks like a gym teacher.
Gene Lyons of Salon.com wrote a sexist column Republican men better never think about doing to Hillary, Nancy, or Barbara. Lyons latest column “Forget the Tea Party, What about the Crumpets?,” refers to Michelle Bachman, Sarah Palin, and Christine O’Donnell as “telegenic” “cupcakes” and “crumpets,” insulting American voters by claiming Americans vote according to beauty, because: “An attractive woman with a glib demeanor and a telegenic smile almost can’t be too crazy.”
Whenever good-looking conservative feminists appear on the political scene, the left rears its frightened chauvinistic hatred of attractive females. No wonder leftists never decry Islam’s hiding women under black sheets. Heaven forbid there might be a “cupcake” among them; it would topple the crazy, brutally, male-dominated portion of civilization as we know it!
Lyons is serious about disliking the beauty mixed with brains factor of Bachman, Palin, and O’Donnell:
To the connoisseur of American political theater, the most entertaining aspect of the 2010 election season has been the rise of the right-wing cuties—political celebrities whose main qualification is looking terrific on television. From where I sit, in a comfortable chair in front of the tube, the GOP Cupcake Factor has enlivened an otherwise dreary campaign season.
Could Lyons be more condescending toward women? Yes. Just imagine if Governors Huckabee and Romney said this:
From the Republican point of view, the beauty of the Cupcake Factor is that it confounds liberal pieties, imagined and real…The former Alaska governor’s whole act is a calculated affront to Democratic ‘feminist’ sensibilities. (It’s essentially a meaningless term, signifying something different to everybody who uses it.) The high-sheen lip gloss, the ‘Naughty Monkey’ brand red pumps, the black leather outfits, the winking, for heaven’s sake. She’s the original ‘Mean Girl’—the head honcho of Orwell’s ‘Junior Anti-Sex League’ dressed to kill. You want her, but you can’t have her.
Darling, after that insult, I doubt even Barney Frank wants you.