The Bullies on the Right Stoop to Sexism to Oppose Kagan

The Right Takes Aim at Kagan’s Appearance

The Right Wing is revealing both the dearth of their values as well as the utter emptiness in their opposition to Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan by focusing on her looks. This is on par with the Republican Party’s oppression of women platform, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise, and yet the fact that they are so graceless as to come out with the hideously appalling criticisms they did is still shocking.

Michael Savage Judges Women's Looks
Michael Savage Judges Women's Looks

According to Media Matters:

“In May 11 tweets, right-wing radio host Neal Boortz compared Kagan to Shrek, the cartoon ogre voiced by Mike Myers in the DreamWorks film series.

Boortz: “Has anyone seen Mike Myers and your new Supreme in the same room at the same time?” “

Wow, that’s so relevant and so clever. How does Neal live with all of that wit just dying to get out? Prophesy: Neal Boortz makes millions by selling Boortz Dumb Comment of the Day toilet paper to tee-peers the country wide.

“On the May 10 edition of his radio show, after a caller said Kagan was a “horrendous creature,” Michael Savage replied: “Let’s not, let’s not comment on how her appearance is, because although I find it personally grotesque, there are many who find it attractive, and so we’ll leave that out of it. Let’s avoid that. Let’s talk about her radical, Marxist policies.”

Savage previously said on his April 9 program that Kagan “looks like she belongs in a kosher deli.” Savage added: “Isn’t there such a thing about the aesthetics of the appointee? Don’t they have to look a — I mean, is there a certain aesthetic that you have to — you know, it’s one thing to be a legal scholar, it’s another thing like you have to look at these people. Let’s put it to you this way, she’s not the type of face you’d want to see on a five dollar bill.” Savage later said that Kagan makes Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg look like a “Kazakhstan beauty.””

Gosh, what exactly does a smart legal mind look like, Mikey? I’m going to go out on a limb here and suggest that maybe it can look a lot of ways and yes, Mikey, sometimes they come attached to breasts that are not bared for your consumption. I know, this is utterly unforgivable, for how else can the Right dominate and control women, if we don’t all assume that their lust is our primary goal?

Mikey is further suggesting that there’s a look of belonging in Kosher Deli. Not sure who should be most offended here, but this appears to be some kind of slam against Delis and frankly, we’ve had enough of that kind of bigotry!

It’s obvious these guys can’t find one legitimate thing to pick on, so they are picking on Kagan for her looks because she’s a woman, and that’s what the bullies on the Right do. They pick on minorities for being minorities, twisting their juvenile knife of judgment into the political discourse like the schoolyard bullies they are.

“In a May 11 tweet, editor in chief Jason Mattera wrote: “’s Mattera: Kagan, Napolitano, Sotomayor all “look like linebackers for the New York JETS.””

I’m just throwing stuff out there, but I think Jason’s fear of women with a brain makes him see them as larger than himself, which is threatening to him because in the world of Patriarchy, size is power and power is on top. Clearly Jason doesn’t want a woman on top. Good to know — not that there was much threat of that happening with any reasonable woman.

“May 10 post headlined “Obama to Pick Elena ‘Butch’ Kagan For Supreme Court,” Jawa Report’s Howie stated, “On the bright side it appears she may be against limiting the number of calories in fast food.” Jawa Report: “Butch” Kagan “may be against limiting the number of calories in fast food.””

Aren’t you just enthralled by the brilliant legal critiques here? I know I am. Also, too, it’s adorable how Howie is so ‘80’s with his criticisms. Butch went out a while ago, but hey, this is all part of their America that they want back so badly, so let them stew in their 80’s retread smears of desperation.

If they had an idea, they wouldn’t have to resort to sexism to mount their opposition. Any time a group or individual has to stoop this low, the opposition they are fighting has already won. Desperation begets lowest common denominator meanie behavior. Let the knuckle-draggers simmer in childish rage as we leave them in the dust of their failed version of a patriarchal America where only they had power. Progress has come to America, and she may or may not look like a Deli.

9 Replies to “The Bullies on the Right Stoop to Sexism to Oppose Kagan”

  1. OMFG!
    Do smart women have to don burka’s now? And then the whores of babble-on can babble on and be considered for VP or worst case scenario POTUS? What’s wrong with this picture?
    Oh I forgot we are dealing with the people who call “Rent” to hold their Luggage…!

  2. @crystalwolf aka caligrl,

    Yes, what exactly is the difference between the Taliban and the Right re women? It’s a matter of rather important degrees, but the underlying ideologies are not that far apart.

  3. While I am not in the least bit surprised by this information, I am somewhat stupefied that more people aren’t calling them out on this considering the fact that these same people cried sexism with regards to Sarah Palin.

    You are not allowed to speak of her clothing, her looks, or her sexualized behavior towards her (especially male) supporters, but it is fine to critique Kagan based on her looks, despite the fact she is highly intelligent, and it shows.

    It is exactly as predicted. If Sarah Palin had been plain looking or even unattractive, she would not have been given a second glance or thought by any Republican/GOP/Teabagger. Instead, she is given relevance on matters simply because she is attractive.

    You notice how the “right” constantly talks about how the republicans have “hotter” women than the “left” does. Why is that? Because they place a hefty weight on looks over intelligence. They claim they have smarter women too, but in fact the majority of their “hot women” are nothing more than shills for the industry of espousing hate, offering rhetoric and talking points with nothing substantial to back it up.

  4. @EyeOnYou,

    Great points– and let’s not forget that their definition of “hot” is: empty, vacuous, pliable puppet carrying water for the man who is oppressing her, susie sunshine and plastic. In other words, not real.

    The left values real women- who come in all shapes and sizes, and whose beauty is very apparent (to those who share the same values) in their authenticity and love for humanity. Although I’m not likening the left to France, France has an appreciation for women — they think a woman is at her sexiest in her 40’s, when she has come into herself.

    Yes, it’s shocking, but a person’s character might actually impact how attractive they are in other cultures! :-) Hence, I don’t agree with them re all the “hot” women are on the right. Their successful frame of the word “hot” does not mean they are right- it just means they dominated the culture.

    I don’t like the focus on the external of the Right. Their values have become more and more shallow to the point where they are a caricature of the old Conservative values– and this is why we are seeing more and more false narratives and plastic puppets as their candidates.

    Why, exactly, would a Supreme Court justice have to look sexually appealing to men? It’s ludicrous and juvenile of them on every level and frankly, it just shows what little men they are. A real man would have the confidence and self-respect to respect women.

    “Liberalism, above all, means emancipation – emancipation from one’s fears, his inadequacies, from prejudice, from discrimination, from poverty.”

    —Hubert H. Humphrey

  5. I think given what we know of Michael Savage’s background and spreading hate speech towards homosexuals and others who are not exactly the same in this country, indicates that he is part of the group who wants to take us back even further than the Muslims do in time. Michael Savage would exist and do his best in the dark ages of England attempting to be a feudal lord subjugating all who stood before him.
    I don’t know anything of Ms. Kagans “marxist” views and quite frankly I doubt that Michael Savage does either. However given past performance is that we can expect Rush to pick up on the talking points today.

    I truly think the Republican Party, who as far as I’m concerned is behind this constant lying from the right wing media, is doing everything they can to get people to not vote for them.

  6. In case anyone thinks the comments of Savage et al. are harmless fun and not disgustingly sexist, here’s a photo of William Renquist on the day of his nomination.

    Did anyone comment on his looks and the pain of having to stare at him on the bench?

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