NJ Governor Chris Christie's Sexist Joke Reveals a Lack of Respect for Women (VIDEO)

Chris Christie speaking at Mitt Romney eventThis weekend, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was speaking at an event on behalf of Republican candidate Mitt Romney. Pretty standard election year fare, right, even down to the female hecklers in the room who were shouting something at Christie about him killing jobs/making the employment rate go down. But in one swift, totally unprofessional, classless, and tasteless move, the tone went from run-of-the-mill to sexist and skeezy. Christie's response for the women?

"You know, something may be going down tonight, but it ain't going to be jobs, sweetheart." ... WOW. Then he went on to insult the women by saying if they were "Jersey girls," they'd know he's created jobs. There's no other way to put it: This man seriously disgusts me. And his behavior should disgust any female voter.

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Lovely, huh? As Slate points out, there's no way in hell he would have made that same patronizing crack at male protesters. The demeaning, misogynistic comment speaks volumes about what Republican politicians like Christie -- and Romney, Gingrich, Ron Paul, the whole slew of clowns -- really think and feel about women. As far as they're concerned, we should keep our mouths shut ... or else get slapped down a notch or two with a debasing reference to oral sex. Clearly, Christie prefers "girls" who nod and smile over women with an opinion. Women with an opinion obviously "don't know" what they're talking about and are motivated only by "Barack Obama-induced anger." (By the way, Chris, you do remember this photo op when you acted all chummy with the Prez, doncha?) 

Making matters even worse, it seems the NJ GOP is proud of Christie's reaction to these female protesters. They've gone so far as to post the video of Christie's nasty joke on their YouTube account. How sick is that?!

Objectifying and belittling women in order to communicate your political agenda is on no plane remotely acceptable in this day and age. Mitt Romney should get serious flak for standing there like a tool, grinning while Christie cracked that disgusting comeback. And Christie should have to apologize. That is, if they even care enough to try to make it look like they respect female voters. 

What do you think about Christie's joke -- sexist and demeaning or no big deal?

 

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