As Sarah Palin does her part to destroy the false notion that American women in politics must be bitter, human-rights denying liberals, Democratic strategist Bob Beckel is doing his part to prove what the left really thinks about strong women.
Appearing on the new Fox Business Channel's program Money Rocks, Beckel used some pretty inflammatory, misogynistic and sexist language towards a conservative woman who was tearing him up intellectually.
As you read the account, just continue to imagine what we would be told to conclude had this been Rush Limbaugh making such remarks:
Over at Atlas Shrugs, Geller asserts that Beckel's sexist rants were not limited to the on-air conversation. Prior to the show, she claims:
"I was the only female on the panel and as we were prepping (getting mic'ed etc) for the show, Beckel was regaling his victims (Bob Hemmer, David Webb and Bolling) with sordid tales of pole dancers and the like. Grotesque and deliberate."
Geller states that the confrontation continued after the break:
"When we cut to break, Beckel chided Bolling for not bringing ?Jewish slumlords' on the show (referring to Bolling's segment on Imam Rauf's status as a New Jersey slumlord, so named in a lawsuit against Rauf by Union City.) When I heard Beckel's Jew hating belch, I said ?and you're an anti-Semite.' He told me to ?kiss his ass' to which I responded that he would never get anyone anywhere in the world to get with that."
Damaging stuff, right? Oh, that wasn't even the half of it. The real fireworks, as well as the final nail in the coffin of the "we are the party that believes in women's rights" mantra came next:
Geller: I would like to address Mr. Beckel's point. I don't know why you're carrying water for the most radical, intolerant ideology in the world today. There have been 20,000 documented radical Islamic attacks since 9/11. Each one with the imprimatur of a Muslim cleric...
Beckel: You better be very careful. You're a woman, you better be very careful about who you say I carry water for, because you have no idea what you're talking about. (Points emphatically at Geller). And don't start putting me in the middle of your crap!
Geller: Don't you point to me!
Beckel: I'll point to you all I want!
Geller: Don't you point to me. You're a misogynist.
Beckel: You're getting yourself fifteen minutes, you get yourself fifteen minutes of fame because you're (Bolling) picking on a bunch of Muslims.
Geller: You're picking on a bunch of women. You're a woman hater.
Beckel: A woman hater? A woman hater?
Geller: Look how you're talking to me. It's outrageous.
Beckel: You are nuts.
Just dwell on those words for a minute: "You better be very careful. You're a woman..." Perhaps the feminists might want to ask Bob to explain such a remark, no?