With each passing day, another Republican politician spews misogynistic nonsense. I still don't think I'm getting numb to it yet, but I wonder if that's their end game. To say so much vitriolic crap on a continuous basis that we don't find it offensive any more. Republican SC State Senator Tom Corbin is no stranger to the stupid or the acerbic language that has infected southern politicians. He coauthored a bill that would exempt unorganized militias from federal government and firearm restrictions.
A state Senate panel today unanimously cleared a bill that would allow South Carolinians to keep legally-acquired firearms and ammunition regardless of any gun-control steps the U.S. Congress might take.
I imagine he'd send Cliven Bundy a Paypal donation to help his cause. Corbin's boorish behavior also extends to the ladies, where he feels men are far superior because of Adam's rib.
A Republican state senator in South Carolina called women “a lesser cut of meat” and suggested that they belonged barefoot and pregnant, the libertarian-leaning blog FITS News reports.
Chauvinist in any context, Corbin’s remarks occurred during a legislative dinner this week to discuss domestic violence legislation. Sources present at the meeting told FITS that Corbin directed his comments at fellow GOP state senator Katrina Shealy, the sole woman in the 46-member chamber.
“I see it only took me two years to get you wearing shoes,” Corbin told Shealy, who won election in 2012. Corbin, the site explains, is said to have previously cracked that women should be “at home baking cookies” or “barefoot and pregnant,” not serving in the state legislature.
“He makes comments like that all the time to everybody – including Senator Shealy,” said one legislative aide who spoke to FITS. Indignant at Corbin’s rank sexism, Shealy asked him where he “got off” making such remarks.
“Well, you know God created man first,” a smirking Corbin replied. “Then he took the rib out of man to make woman. And you know, a rib is a lesser cut of meat.”
Corbin appears to have a penchant for offensive or downright bizarre statements. During a 2013 speech on the Common Core education standards, he reportedly embarked on a tangent about “gay man juice.”
What a jackass.
Shealy declined to discuss the matter with FITS – citing its irrelevance to the legislative matter under discussion – but sources at the event tell FITS Corbin did not appear to be joking. Furthermore, they added that if there really was a “running joke,” Shealy clearly wasn’t in on it.
“She got in his face,” one lobbyist who attended the event said of Shealy’s reaction, adding that at one point “we thought we were going to have to hold her back.”Wow … good for her.