A sinking Pennsylvania Republican governor relies on stereotypes to save himself from his opponent, Democrat Tom Wolf.
Ladies, you might be all caught up in that Republican policy war on women, but Governor Corbett knows what you really want. It’s not equal pay or any of that nonsense. What you ladies need is liquor availability at the grocery story, so you can speed up dinner prep!
All hail Governor Condescension (h/t Dan McQuade writing in Philly Mag):
Democratic Fresh Start PAC revived this July 23 TV appearance of the embattled Republican governor on the Sam Lesante show.
“I think a lot of people want to be able to walk into a grocery store, particularly, a lot of the women, want to go and buy a bottle of wine for dinner, go down, buy a 6 pack or two 6 packs, buy dinner and go home rather than what I described as 3 stops in Pennsylvania.”
Governor Corbett knows binders full of women want to be able to buy a 6 pack and then go right home to prep dinner because he knows women. And all they care about is dinner prep.
Never mind that list of misogyny put together by the mean old folks at Planned Parenthood, who do their part every day to help bring affordable healthcare to women and prevent abortions with affordable access to contraception.
Planned Parenthood’s PA PAC is going to do a “Top 10 reasons why Pennsylvania women can’t afford four more years of Corbett”. Starting with reason number ten, as reported by Nick Field at Politics PA:
“Corbett attracted national attention with his offensive and ignorant comments about a state bill that would force doctors to perform a mandatory ultrasound on women seeking an abortion, and describe what they see to the woman even if she doesn’t want to see or hear it,” they wrote. “His advice to the women who would be subjected to this politically motivated process designed to shame and demean them: ‘I don’t know how you make anybody watch, okay? Because you just have to close your eyes…'”.
Accompanying graphic from PP:
See, ladies? If you just close your eyes during your unnecessary and painful ultrasound, you will love Gov Corbett for making dinner prep so much easier by giving you quicker access to a 6 pack for your man. De-regulate those state-run liquor stores so the private industry can make some cash, while regulating women’s bodies to keep the men happy. Doesn’t this say I LOVE THE LADIES! to you?
Binders full of women think it does. Just ask Governor Corbett, but close your eyes first because this might hurt.
h/t Planned Parenthood PA @PPAdvocatesPA
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