Monday, October 12, 2009

NRCC says Pelosi should be put in her place

The National Republican Congressional Committee released a memo on October 6th, stating that "if Nancy Pelosi’s failed economic policies are any indicator of the effect she may have on Afghanistan, taxpayers can only hope McChrystal is able to put her in her place" [emph mine].

The memo claims that Speaker Pelosi is back-pedalling from an earlier pro-war position due to pressure from the "radical left". However, the Politico article the NRCC cites does not lend itself to this conclusion. If anything, Speaker Pelosi was expressing her opinion on how difficult it would be to gain a pro-war funding vote from the House Democrats.

Regardless of what your opinion on the issue is, the language used by the NRCC smacks of sexism. What is a woman's place? Why should a woman have an opinion on an issue she is informed in? Why should a woman who is in a position of power have a legitimate voice? It's clearly in contrast to that of a man, a manly general no less, so it must be wrong!

Here is Pelosi's response:

An interesting response by Rep. Schultz.

The frustrating part about this is that the NRCC doesn't seem to understand how its "stop pretending to be angry, he's a man and he knows better, RAWR!" rhetoric is offensive.

1 comment:

Danine said...

"I'm in my place... I'm the Speaker of the House"

I love that.

It's fine to disagree with Nancy Pelosi. It's not fine to use language like that.

Danine Spencer