Republicans Say Gen. McChrystal Should Put Pelosi “In Her Place,” Feminists Freak Out
Because obviously the intent of the statement was to imply that Pelosi should be at home washing dishes and not to criticize her for suggesting that a qualified military expert have an opinion about war policy.
The National Republican Congressional Committee is urging Gen. Stanley McCrystal to put House Speaker Nancy Pelosi “in her place” for weighing in on Afghanistan — prompting one female Pelosi ally to blast the House GOP as “80 percent male,” “100 percent white” — and completely out of touch.
On Monday night, Pelosi told Charlie Rose “should go up the line of command” instead of publicly opining on strategy — prompting a swift, sneering reaction from the GOP committee.
Mocking the first female speaker as “General Pelosi,” an NRCC spokesman wrote, “If Nancy Pelosi’s failed economic policies are any indicator of the effect she may have on Afghanistan, taxpayers can only hope McCrystal is able to put her in her place.”
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), who is close to Pelosi, could barely contain her anger.
“I think the place for a woman is at the top of the House of Representatives,” said Wasserman Schultz.
The Democrats love playing the victim card. Criticize Obama? You’re racist. Criticize Pelosi? You’re sexist. And then we can all debate about who’s a racist and who’s a sexist. Because that’s easier for the Democrats right now than, say, debating about what to do in Afghanistan or their failed economic policies.
As for McChrystal, I don’t think he spoke out in any sort of an inappropriate way. He mentioned that Obama had only met with him once since he was appointed as commander in Afghanistan. This was the truth. If our Generals aren’t allowed to tell the truth when asked what are they allowed to say?