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"Sexist" remarks in Pocan/Roys race?

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"Sexist" remarks in Pocan/Roys race?

Postby jjoyce » Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:14 pm

The release touting Peg Lautenschlager's endorsement of Roys today states:

The former Attorney General’s choice to endorse was influenced by Mark Pocan’s recent comments in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, in which he dismissed Roys’ record and experience, saying “But at this point, you have to crawl before you walk and walk before you run.”

“Tragically, we live in a political climate where it is commonplace for men to belittle the accomplishments of women who run for office. Nonetheless, I was dumbfounded by the sexist remarks of Representative Pocan about his opponent, Representative Roys. Kelda Roys is a remarkably talented and intelligent woman who, as an attorney, legislative leader, and former head of a statewide advocacy group, has already made her mark on society. Citizens of the Second Congressional District would be well-served by all she brings to the table.”


There's been some chatter on this board about "offensive" comments which are, actually, not offensive at all (Roys has been aggressive and maybe even out of line in attacking a fellow Madison-area Democrat, but nothing her campaign has said could be regarded as offensive by objective observers). Here's a comment labeled as "sexist" which doesn't appear to be anywhere near sexist.
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Re: "Sexist" remarks in Pocan/Roys race?

Postby Stebben84 » Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:22 pm

I didn't find it a sexist comment, I just found it kind of dumb.
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Re: "Sexist" remarks in Pocan/Roys race?

Postby Detritus » Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:38 pm

I'm sure Meade will reach deep into his feminist trousers and yank out a surprisingly short assertion that it was, in fact, sexist.
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Re: "Sexist" remarks in Pocan/Roys race?

Postby green union terrace chair » Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:44 pm

What a bitch.
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Re: "Sexist" remarks in Pocan/Roys race?

Postby Madsci » Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:58 pm

green union terrace chair wrote:What a bitch.

So who is the bitch, Kelda, Peg or Mark?
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Re: "Sexist" remarks in Pocan/Roys race?

Postby green union terrace chair » Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:01 pm

Madsci wrote:
green union terrace chair wrote:What a bitch.

So who is the bitch, Kelda, Peg or Mark?

All of them. And the system. Oh, and also society, the biggest bitch of all.
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Re: "Sexist" remarks in Pocan/Roys race?

Postby jman111 » Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:03 pm

You forgot "Life".
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Re: "Sexist" remarks in Pocan/Roys race?

Postby Meade » Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:32 pm

Not sexist although who would know better than Peg Lautenschlager about crawling?

What's bad is Pocan's latest ad titled "The Book": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjkG_VRd ... r_embedded
Here's a screen shot of the Pocan video at 0:29
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What does that image make you think of? Hmm...

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EDIT: to blue-ify LHO photo
Last edited by Meade on Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:02 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: "Sexist" remarks in Pocan/Roys race?

Postby lukpac » Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:25 pm

Larry has finally lost it.
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Re: "Sexist" remarks in Pocan/Roys race?

Postby green union terrace chair » Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:31 pm

jman111 wrote:You forgot "Life".

No, that's a beach.
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Re: "Sexist" remarks in Pocan/Roys race?

Postby bdog » Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:33 pm

jjoyce wrote:Here's a comment labeled as "sexist" which doesn't appear to be anywhere near sexist.

Give it a few days; she'll label the same comment as racist and see if that gains any traction.

Do you really want this person representing you?
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Re: "Sexist" remarks in Pocan/Roys race?

Postby jjoyce » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:01 am

I haven't decided who gets my vote yet. I think both are capable reps, but I'm not sure this kind of campaign is what the constituents in that district want or deserve. It comes off as win at all costs. Some of Kelda Roys' campaign remarks make it seem like she's running against Ron Greer, not Mark Pocan.
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Re: "Sexist" remarks in Pocan/Roys race?

Postby Meade » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:05 am

Who in the world is Ron Greer?
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Re: "Sexist" remarks in Pocan/Roys race?

Postby Stu Levitan » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:12 am

You remember my '96 campaign against Fred, and you don't remember Ron Greer?

An oddly selective memory, LW.
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Re: "Sexist" remarks in Pocan/Roys race?

Postby Henry Vilas » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:12 am

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