The furor over Todd Akin’s “legitimate rape” comments had finally settled down when a Republican governor appeared at a Romney rally to praise Republican wives.
“It’s not easy to be a spouse of an elected official. You know, they’re at home, doing the laundry and doing so many things while we’re up here on the stage getting a little bit of applause, right?”
What is the matter with Republicans? With foot-in-mouth disease reaching epidemic levels, it’s time to say it: the GOP has a woman problem. It goes much deeper than partisan differences over birth control coverage and abortion. These off-the-cuff comments about selfless spouses and virtuous virgins reveal that too many Republicans do not believe that women are equal to men.