And I’m doing it again… I’m writing about politics. The last time I did that was a few months ago when Rick Santorum somehow became a viable contender in the race to be the Republican party presidential nominee. It was a very scary few months. I am thankful for the Daily Show and Colbert Report for helping me laugh through it. Thank goodness that’s over, and he can crawl back in his hole where apparently the Crusades are still going on.
But on a more serious note… how do conversations like this still occur in 2012?? Watch Rachel Maddow destroy GOP strategist Alex Castellanos on Meet The Press on the subject of male-female inequality in the work force. First, he interrupts her. Then, he says that men get paid more because they work more hours and because there are more men in the higher paying fields. He makes it sound like it’s our fault… that women CHOSE the lower paying jobs for all these years. Even still, in these fields that are traditionally male dominated, women in the exact same position are being paid less than their male counterparts.
Kudos to Rachel for keeping her cool, even after he was completely condescending and patronizing to her. I thought he was going to pat her on the cheek and call her “cute” next. It’s only a matter of time, Rachel. Within the last year, women now outnumber men on college campuses, particularly in the fields that Castellanos spoke of in the clip. If the Republicans think they are going to win this election by focusing on women’s rights and inequality, they are even more delusional than the time they thought Sarah Palin would make a good vice president.