Lt. Governor Barbara Lawton claims Senator John McCain has shown “a fundamental disrespect for women,” and women voters recognize the stark differences between the Republican and Barack Obama. According to WisPolitics, Lawton cited an off the cuff remark McCain made about his wife Cindy competing in a bikini contest at a motorcycle rally in Sturgis, S.D., and his fumbling for an answer when asked about insurance that covers drugs like Viagra but not birth control. McCain has voted against requiring insurance companies to provide coverage for birth control.
Perhaps Lt. Governor Barbara Lawton should save her outrage about John McCain for the sexist and racist men at the top of her own party and let Cindy McCain fend for herself. I’m sure she’s quite capable:
- Lawton’s presumptive Presidential nominee dismissed a female reporter, calling her sweetie and laughing along with a group of men as they walked away from her.
- Lawton’s presumptive Vice Presidential nominee referred to the party’s first African American Presidential candidate as “clean and articulate.”
- Most recently former President Jimmy Carter referred to Senator Obama as “that Black boy.”