The Log Cabin Republicans this morning tweeted out a link to their letter to the editor of the Washington Post. It reads:
In her Jan. 17 column, “Shame on Carly Fiorina,” Ruth Marcus oppugned Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina for claiming to “actually love spending time with [her] husband,” denouncing the candidate’s overt dig at Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as “calculatedly outrageous” in its rampant and reprehensible sexism.
But Ms. Clinton has imposed the same gendered double standards on female rivals of her own. Consider how she slut-shamed and stereotyped 22-year-old Monica Lewinsky as a “narcissistic loony toon,” casting Bill Clinton as the victim of sexual predation from an unstable admirer. Or how Ms. Clinton degraded other betrayed wives, mocking the pathetic, proverbial “little woman standing by [her] man like Tammy Wynette.”
Ms. Clinton is guilty of invoking and thus exacerbating existing gendered prejudices to discredit female competitors. So shame on Ms. Clinton.
The letter was authored by Log Cabin communications director Lisa Linnea Schoch. In 2008 the Log Cabin Republicans endorsed McCain/Palin. In 2012 they endorsed Romney/Ryan. Both endorsements came shortly before the general election.