John McCain is a Sexist Pig who may or may not wear lipstick

and then I’m done with this whole thing, and we’re going to talk about shit that matters….but I find it important to point out:

Irwin Tang’s diary

Some examples of McCain’s sexism:

McCain’s joke at a Republican fundraiser:  “Why is Chelsea Clinton so ugly?” McCain asked the crowd.  Chelsea was still a teen at this time.  “Because Hillary Clinton is her mother and Janet Reno is her father,” said McCain, drawing laughter from the Republicans.

McCain’s joke about a woman getting raped by a gorilla and enjoying it.  It is reminiscent of Republican Clayton Williams’ joke about rape and bad weather: if you have to have it, just lay back and enjoy it.  Williams lost his Texas gubernatorial race to Ann Richards.

A McCain supporter asked McCain “How do we beat the bitch?”

McCain responded, “That’s an excellent question.”  The “bitch” that McCain and his supporter were speaking of was Hillary Clinton.

McCain later said that he “respected” Clinton and then used the video of the “bitch” exchange as a campaign tool to attract campaign donations.

It’s unclear whether the “bitch” comment was meant to attract money from women-haters or people who thought that McCain was somehow defending Clinton or both.

McCain has a history of violence toward women:

This comes from a recent news report from McClatchy Newspapers, and was excerpted at the Huffington Post, among other news sources.

Six people present have written statements describing what they saw. According to the accounts, McCain waved his hand to shoo away Jeannette Jenkins, whose cousin was last seen in South Vietnam in 1970, causing her to hit a wall.

As McCain continued walking, Jane Duke Gaylor, the mother of another missing serviceman, approached the senator. Gaylor, in a wheelchair equipped with portable oxygen, stretched her arms toward McCain.

“McCain stopped, glared at her, raised his left arm ready to strike her, composed himself and pushed the wheelchair away from him,” according to Eleanor Apodaca, the sister of an Air Force captain missing since 1967.

***McCain voted against the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act that would have required women to be paid an amount equal to men when working the same job at the same place.***

McCain suggested to his wife, in front of a big crowd of bikers, that she, Cindy McCain, enter into the biker striptease contest, where women take off their clothes and draw cheers from the crowd.  McCain said to the press, “I told her [Cindy] with a little luck that she could be the only woman ever to serve as both the first lady and Miss Buffalo Chip,” McCain said.

McCain has a history of snapping at and disrespecting female reporters for various reasons, sometimes because they wrote something that he disagreed with.

McCain cursed out a woman who was testifying before the Senate.  She was a supporter of prisoners of war in Vietnam. His string of curse words lasted for minutes before he finally stormed out of the chamber.

After Cindy teased McCain about his balding scalp, McCain called her a “cunt” in public in a rageful tantrum.  Witnesses reported this incident, according to Cliff Schecter, author of The Real McCain. “At least I don’t plaster on the makeup like a trollop, you cunt,” said McCain.

But perhaps McCain’s greatest act of sexism is making the accusation of sexism a joke.  By accusing Obama of being sexist when he obviously is not, by saying that an Obama comment is sexist when it is obvious even to Bill O’Reilly that it is not, this makes people question the sincerity of any discussion of REAL sexism, such as that that occurs when a woman is paid less than a man for the same work at the same place of employment.

McCain voted against equal pay for equal work – women will have to work twice as hard to get the message out: If McCain is elected, U.S. Congresswoman Gwen Moore said, “no one is going to suffer more than women.”

And one of my favorite people in the whole wide world – Stephanie Cutter

I’m done now. For real.

Time to move on.


  1. I’m dumbfounded right now. I’d heard some of the things you reference, but others…I can’t even wrap my brain around.

    It makes me VERY scared for our country. Even more scared than I was when he added Palin to the ticket.

  2. Thank you….I wish more people could/would read this.

  3. well done! well done! all of it.

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