Today in Republican outreach, Representative Brian Babin (R-TX) appeared on the Alan Colmes radio show and shared his thoughts about Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and nasty women.
Babin was asked if Trump's outburst at the third and final presidential debate was appropriate and, amazingly, he went even further than Trump did.
"You know what, she's saying some nasty things," the Texas congressman answered. Colmes asked again if the comment was appropriate, to which Babin responded, "Well, I'm a genteel Southerner, Alan."
"So that means no?" Colmes asked.
"No, I think sometimes a lady needs to be told when she's being nasty," Babin replied. "I do."
"My assessment is that Mrs. Clinton has got so much baggage--" Babin added. "I think she's done some nasty things."
"I'm a genteel southerner."
I think sometimes a chauvinistic "genteel southerner" needs to be told when it's time to shut the fuck up. I do.
You can baselessly say Clinton has said "nasty" things if you want to, but neither he or I or any other man (or any "genteel southerner") is an authority on what "a lady" needs to say or do.
As a former southerner myself, I know all too well the condescending cadence of a "genteel southerner" and, frankly, it's enraging. It's as if every condescending, holier-than-thou down home yokel I've ever been forced to listen to is speaking through Babin's mouth.
Of course, Babin has little if anything to say about Trump's decades-long history of sexual harassment and assault, racism, and lying. For a "geneteel southerner" like Babin, a woman quoting a man word for word is more inappropriate than the words spoken by the man himself.