When people ask me, a moderate with social liberal tendencies, why I’m a Republican, I can point to people like Gloria Steinem and the things she says as a reason why.

Steinem was campaigning for Hillary Clinton yesterday and came up with this spew:

Steinem raised McCain’s Vietnam imprisonment as she sought to highlight an alleged gender-based media bias against Clinton.

“Suppose John McCain had been Joan McCain and Joan McCain had got captured, shot down and been a POW for eight years. [The media would ask], ‘What did you do wrong to get captured? What terrible things did you do while you were there as a captive for eight years?’” Steinem said, to laughter from the audience.

She goes on with:

To the Observer, Steinem insisted that “from George Washington to Jack Kennedy and PT-109 we have behaved as if killing people is a qualification for ruling people.”

Killing people is not a qualification to rule Gloria, but when one of the biggest parts of your job description is “Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces” it can’t hurt to have actual experience in that area.

John McCain does not deserve to be President because he was in the Navy. He doesn’t deserve it because he spent more than five years being tortured as a prisoner of war and anyone that votes for him strictly because of those two bits of his resume isn’t seeing the whole picture.

There is a ton more fodder to rip McCain on, but picking his service to our nation and his suffering at the hands of an enemy is stupidity, pure and simple.

Hey Gloria, instead of ripping the other candidates why don’t you find some positive things to say about the candidate you support?

*crickets*

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