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Friday, June 20, 2008

McCain Staffer Accuses Obama of Sexism, Poor Phone Manners

posted by on June 20 at 14:04 PM

Women-hating extremist Barack Obama (and his band of fellow women-hating staffers) strikes again, this time during feminism-activist John McCain’s conference call regarding campaign finance. You see, Obama’s spokesman tried to interrupt the call and state Obama’s position, and… forget it. Just read the quote, and die a little inside:

UPDATE: [McCain Communications Director] Hazelbaker writes in to add an even tougher shot at Burton’s gambit, raising the gender card.

“This type of boys-club bullying embodies an arrogance better suited for a frat house than a serious campaign about serious issues,” she says.

The context is kind of hard to explain: Somewhere down the hideous rabbit-hole of this campaign season, the conventional wisdom became that the best way to disseminate information to the press was via endless rounds of conference calls. Which is perfect, in a ‘most-of-the-campaign-workers-already-seem-to-be-disembodied-voices-of-malice’ sense.

So, an Obama staffer attempts to interrupt McCain’s conference call, and the most disgusting, lurid kind of sexism seeps through. The kind of sexism directed from one man to another, on an issue that has absolutely nothing to do with either party’s gender. Also, it’s like a fraternity, in that fraternities have given up on GHB and moved into the more nuanced field of disrupting political phone calls.

Am I right, ladies?

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Hot man-on-man sexism!

Posted by Ziggity | June 20, 2008 2:09 PM

Nothing says gay like a closeted Republican!

Posted by Will in Seattle | June 20, 2008 2:13 PM

Some people just get hysterical at the drop of a hat!

Posted by Balt-O-Matt | June 20, 2008 2:16 PM

I wonder where the McCain campaign got the idea that spurious implications of sexism against their opponent might prove an effective means of swaying certain demographics to their cause?

Posted by flamingbanjo | June 20, 2008 2:20 PM

To be fair, I'm pretty sure Jill Hazelbaker is a woman. Still pretty silly, though.

Posted by Levislade | June 20, 2008 2:33 PM

Good luck with that issue, Senator McCoathanger.

Posted by jkjk | June 20, 2008 2:54 PM

they're obviously referring to a much different frat house than the one where all the harmless waterboarding takes place.

Posted by brett | June 20, 2008 2:54 PM

These people have jumped the icebox.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | June 20, 2008 3:06 PM

Whoo! Whoo! Whoo!

Allright, break it up, stop using exclamations and old people reference.

Now, that's one count of ageism, one of sexism, three of unnecessary use of exclamation points, a torture reference, and a euphamism for a Happy Days event with an ageist twist ...

Don't make me send you to GITMO ...

Posted by Exclamation Point Police | June 20, 2008 3:11 PM

@9: It's euphemism!

Posted by asteria | June 20, 2008 3:26 PM

Don't make me nuke the Euphonium.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | June 20, 2008 3:31 PM

The party of making women work the same job for less money and taking away a woman's right to control her own medical care now throws around the accusation of sexism. They really do think the American people are stupid.

Posted by Vince | June 20, 2008 3:32 PM

^ Or they are as stupid as the American people.

Posted by Non | June 20, 2008 3:46 PM

Hey, let's not make jokes about stupid people. It's not like they doomed our nation to eight years of an every faster downward spiral ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | June 20, 2008 3:51 PM

@6 - Zing!

Posted by j4zz3rgrl | June 20, 2008 4:20 PM

I met John McCain at an event a couple years ago. He barely looked women in the face. Complete pig.

Posted by Christina | June 20, 2008 6:52 PM

Oh, please! What OTHER tactic is McCain going to stoop to now! Why should they have a do-over on it when it could have been discussed right then! I, for one, am sick of this negative campaign crap on McCain's side. He's only using it because he doesn't have anything good to say about himself! The man is not qualified to be president. And his financial advisers are the Enron crooks! Just what this country needs!

Posted by KB | June 25, 2008 3:44 PM

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