Thankfully Democrats aren’t going to take the NRCC’s latest misogynistic attack on Speaker Pelosi lying down. Here is what Debbie Wasserman Schultz had to say about the NRCC ad saying General McChrystal needed to put Pelosi “in her place”.
“It’s evidence they long for the days when a woman’s place was in the kitchen. Now a woman is third in line for the presidency… But it’s not surprising, coming from a party that’s 80 percent male and 100 percent white,”
That reminds me of when Howard Dean, then chairman of the DNC, said the Republican Party was mostly old white men. The RNC complained, yet their actions since then have done nothing but etch that sentiment in stone.
There is an angle to this though I think the Democrats should take up. It’s been over three years now since we started seeing a barrage of retired generals come out and oppose the Iraq War. When that happened countless Republicans took to the airwaves and decried these generals words as being detrimental to the morale of our troops, and pushing for them to take their issues up privately through the chain of command, despite them being retired.
So why isn’t the view the same on McChrystal? He is more bound to the chain of command than someone of the same rank who is now retired.
All Pelosi said was that McChrystal should be following the chain of command, something anyone can agree on. To the right the chain of command must no longer exist. And by airing her concerns over this, Pelosi is showing that she knows exactly what her place is. She is the leader of the House of Representatives and third in line to the presidency. We are not a military run government, but rather a civilian run one and as the third highest civilian in our nation, Pelosi is spot on to air her concerns and the right is showing how their political bias quickly clouds sound judgment yet again.