Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Chris Christie -- New Jersey governor, Romney pal, bullying misogynist -- calls women stupid cocksuckers

Slate's Torie Bosch:

On Sunday, Jan. 8., New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was speaking at a Romney for President rally in New Hampshire when he was interrupted by some female hecklers. It's difficult to make out exactly what Christie's critics were yelling, but it's something to do with jobs going down. Ever the class act, Christie's response: "You know, something may be going down tonight, but it ain't going to be jobs, sweetheart." He then goes on to insult the women by saying that if they were from Jersey, they wouldn't be so silly as to think that his policies don't support job creation.

That's right, he makes an aggressive oral sex remark, as if the women are nothing better than cocksuckers (to put it bluntly) who should submit to the force of his dominant manliness, and then calls them stupid. This is the sort of thing that you expect to hear in a good deal of the hardcore porn that men like Christie consume with such enthusiasm -- "Suck it, you stupid bitch!" -- and that, given the mainstreamization of such porn in recent years, contributes to the ongoing social oppression of women, specifically as objects for men to use and abuse at their leisure, too stupid to do anything other than serve, and sexually satisfy, their male overlords.

Think I'm over-reacting? Think I'm making too much of it? Read again what he said (or watch it below -- the New Jersey GOP put up the clip itself, apparently proud of Christie's response "rather than recognizing it as flagrantly demeaning, even misogynistic," as Bosch writes).

Here's the governor of New Jersey, a leading national political figure and one of Mitt Romney's key surrogates, dismissing women -- hecklers, but still women -- by telling them to suck his dick and then insulting them. He's not just a bully, as we've seen so many times before, he's a sexual thug who apparently treats women like shit.

Nothing surprising there, perhaps, but what of Romney? Shouldn't we judge people by the company they keep? Shouldn't we hold his good pal Christie against him? There he is, right behind Christie, yukking it up, smiling happily at Christie's sexist retort, playing right along, apparently in agreement. Judge him accordingly.

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  • This is the stupidest post ever. Really, get a life - one that doesn't involve just making stuff up.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:21 PM  

  • I've watched the Chris Christie video. He did not make a sexual joke. He said that jobs were not going down. That's it.

    You might read oral sex into what he said, but he clearly did not make any sort of oral sex joke. Watch the video, and you'll see that it in he does makes no references to sex, a sexual situation, or oral sex. He said 'going down'- heh heh- but that by itself is not a derogatory sexual reference.

    Really, this kind of stuff has to stop. It's childish. And its spreading of lies- you're not going after him based on policies that you don't like or critizing whether he has the authority to do things, you're putting words that he didn't say into his mouth and then calling him a bad guy for the words you put into his mouth. And that's not a sexual reference just because I said 'mouth'. You should feel pretty bad for this sort of post and retract it if you have any sort of sense of shame.

    By Blogger A Conservative Teacher, at 2:40 PM  

  • I saw it like you did, Michael. He's a snotty insulting guy, and the crowd fully expect him to act this way. Their reaction tells you they didn't think he was being playful in an 'Althouse' way, he was being nasty in a 'New Jersey' way.

    It's interesting some women aren't sure if he meant for it to sound like that, whereas male bloggers are pretty sure he did. I wouldn't address a woman with anything like 'go down' and 'sweetheart' without assuming it to be construed as expected. Men know better, and professional politicians should know full well.

    By Anonymous toma, at 4:11 PM  

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