Kellyanne Conway has accomplished something no other woman has done in the history of our Republic. She ran the winning presidential campaign of a candidate running for the President of the United States. I can hear the cheers from the National Organization for Women, can you? How about a congratulations from feminists around the country? She must line up and proudly display her magazine covers from Time, Forbes, and Newsweek, touting her campaign achievement.
Regardless of Conway’s political views, she is a woman and she has accomplished an historical feat. She’s the most powerful woman in Washington D. C. not named Pelosi. She unapologetically speaks her mind, stands her ground and stays true to her beliefs. Isn’t that a great message for young girls? Isn’t that how you’d like your daughter to turn out? It’s pushed in schools for young girls to be more involved, vocal and strong in their convictions.
Conway’s amazing accomplishment hasn’t played out in the media often or not at all. She has led the news cycle before though. She stood up for another strong, well educated woman — Ivanka Trump. Did she make a mistake endorsing Ivanka’s clothing line after it was pulled from department stores? Probably. Yet she apologized. Someone had to denounce the political posturing by Nordstrom. Feminist groups were silent on the subject.
Conway also led the evening news with another horrifying scandal of epic proportions. She sat on her knees on the couch in the oval office while attempting to avoid getting in the way of a picture. Yes, I know, how does she still have a job? The nerve of her. Let’s be real. Her actions were hardly the most disrespectful occurrence in the Oval Office since the 90’s. Anyone want a cigar?
At a Washington Press Club Foundation dinner for journalism scholarships attended by the D. C. media, Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA) made a joke about the photo of Conway kneeling on her knees on the Oval Office sofa. “And you can just explain to me that — that circumstance, because she really looked kind of familiar there in that position there,” quipped Richmond. “But don’t answer. And I don’t want you to refer back to the ’90s.”
Refer back to the 90’s? Oh, that hilarious incident where President Clinton was impeached for lying about having sexual relations with a female intern. I get it. Conway was in a familiar position on her knees.
Isn’t that a sexist comment? Well of course not. It was just a joke or a mistake. Why? He’s a liberal. They can’t be sexist or racist, they can only make “mistakes.” Besides, Richmond is a self-described “champion for women.”
Great joke to make during Women’s History Month. Did NOW lead a campaign to have Richmond fired for his outrageous sexist joke? Were women marching in front of his house demanding his resignation? Do I need to write down the answer to those two questions? If you’re scoring at home the answer is no.
On CNN, even Jake Tapper asked Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) if Conway deserved an apology. “Shouldn’t the congressman apologize to Kellyanne Conway, and honestly, where is the Democratic Party in expressing outrage about this?”
Pelosi, a powerful woman and proud feminist responded, “I wasn’t at the dinner. I’m just finding out about this.” Kind of reminiscent of Obama finding out about the IRS scandal in the news, like everyone else. Pelosi went on to chastise President Trump and his comments regarding women.
Could you imagine the outrage if the same sexist joke was said about Michelle Obama, Loretta Lynch or Susan Rice?
I don’t agree with Pelosi’s politics but have to admit that I openly applauded when President Bush introduced her as the first female Speaker of the House during the State of the Union address in 2007. That was an accomplishment that deserved recognition.
To be fair, I doubt that NOW and feminist organizations would prop up Kellyanne Conway and champion her Nobel Peace Prize campaign. She has openly criticized feminists as being “anti-male” and “pro-abortion.” But why not? President Obama basically received a Nobel for being the first African-American elected to the office.
Kellyanne Conway has been held to a different standard because she’s a conservative woman. Not just a conservative woman but the individual responsible for Trump winning the White House. Keep this in mind — it was more Kellyanne than Kremlin.
On NOW’s website, part of their mission statement reads, “eliminate discrimination, and achieve and protect the equal rights of all women and girls in all aspects of social, political, and economic life.”
Shouldn’t there be an asterisk next to that statement followed by, “Unless you don’t agree with us and you’re a conservative woman?