Far-left blogger Joel Connelly sent out an interesting tweet when Washington’s Republican Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the third-ranking member in House leadership, nominated Congressman Paul Ryan to be elected Speaker of the House. Check it out below:
Connelly’s tweet is shockingly dismissive of a woman in power, dismissively attributing Rep. McMorris Rodgers’ accomplishments to a Republican “tradition” of having an attractive woman in leadership. The irony is that he is attempting to portray Rep. McMorris Rodgers’ male colleagues as the ones who are only interested in having someone “attractive”, not substantive, among their ranks.
Worse, Connelly’s reference to the “tradition” of Republicans having an attractive woman in leadership is an obvious reference to former Rep. Jennifer Dunn. His comment denigrates her legacy in Congress as well.
It’s not Republicans who are diminishing women in leadership. It’s Connelly who is. We doubt Connelly would have made similar comments in reference to Washington’s liberal Democrat Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell.
Bob Stuhlmiller says
Do you suppose Mr Connelly also remembers that the Republican congress passed the Civil Rights Act. So is he against African-Americans and a War on women supporter!
Clay Fitzgerald says
I’ve called out Connelly on a number of occasions on the Seattle PI website. He responded a couple of times in an extremely vile and oh, so typical, intolerant and bigoted, liberal manner. It’s gotten so bad at the SPI website that I can tell by the headline of any article there, whether or not it’s by Rolly, Polly Joelly.
Maybe we should focus on the fact that Mrs. McMorris Rodgers nominated a by the book RINO business as usual pig for speaker of the house. A man who gives new meaning to the word waffling. Worse than Bill Clinton in my opinion. The republican party needs to clean house. As her constituent who voted for her numerous times, I tried to contact her last time she ran and could not. There was no listed phone number and her website was “broken” so no possibility of emailing her. As far as I am concerned, and I could care less what she looks like one way or another, she sold us out completely and should be soundly defeated by someone willing to to the job of representing her constituents.