The Log Cabin Republicans Claim Hillary Clinton Is Anti-Woman


It's probably not a big surprise that the Log Cabin Republicans organization isn't a big fan of Hillary Clinton, but in a letter to The Washington Post, the gay GOP group showed the extent of its animus.

Log Cabin was responding to a January 17 Post column from Ruth Marcus that criticized presidential candidate Carly Fiorina for claiming to "actually love spending time with [her] husband" — a not-too-subtle jab at Clinton. In the letter to the editor, Log Cabin communications director Lisa Linnea Schoch said Fiorina is not the only female candidate to target other women: 

"In her Jan. 17 column, 'Shame on Carly Fiorina,' Ruth Marcus oppugned Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina for claiming to 'actually love spending time with [her] husband,' denouncing the candidate’s overt dig at Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as 'calculatedly outrageous' in its rampant and reprehensible sexism.

"But Ms. Clinton has imposed the same gendered double standards on female rivals of her own. Consider how she slut-shamed and stereotyped 22-year-old Monica Lewinsky as a 'narcissistic loony toon,' casting Bill Clinton as the victim of sexual predation from an unstable admirer. Or how Ms. Clinton degraded other betrayed wives, mocking the pathetic, proverbial 'little woman standing by [her] man like Tammy Wynette.'"

"Ms. Clinton is guilty of invoking and thus exacerbating existing gendered prejudices to discredit female competitors. So shame on Ms. Clinton."

Log Cabin has not yet endorsed a candidate for the presidential election, but it previously endorsed GOP nominees, including Mitt Romney in 2012 and John McCain in 2008.

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