Ohio GOP Head Can’t See How Telling A Female Opponent To Stay Home With Her Kids Is Sexist

Robyn Pennacchia | January 29, 2016 - 6:00 pm

In a recent radio interview, Senate Majority Leader Tom Patton (R-Bedrock?), who is currently running for the State House, had some interesting things to say about his primary opponent Jennifer Herold.

“The gal that’s running against me is a 30-year-old, you know, mom, mother of two infants. And I don’t know if anybody explained to her we’ve got to spend three nights a week in Columbus. So, how does that work out for you? I waited until I was 48 and my kids were raised, and at least adults, before we took the opportunity to try.”

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“I want to tell her, ‘Hey Sweetie, I just got 27 percent of the pie in just my district, which is nine times what should have been done.'”

First of all–gal? Sweetie? Really? Does he think he’s running against Doris Day in an early 1960s screwball comedy?

Also, does he think that this woman just up and decided to run for the House without looking into what the job entails? That she perhaps was just confused and thought she was running for the President of the Junior League and by a wacky coincidence wound up running for a man’s office instead?

Herold says she was not! She said his statement was “insulting and derogatory,” making note of several women who have somehow managed to hold office while simultaneously having a family. “In a district that is composed of over 50 percent women” she stated, “with many parents who successfully balance demanding jobs as well as a family, there is no place for this kind of anti-working parent mentality.”

Now, you or I, being that we live in 2016, can easily see that Patton’s comments were sexist, insulting, and jarringly old-timey. However, Rob Frost, the head of the Cuyahoga County Republicans did not.

“These are not sexist or out-of-line comments. This is his opponent, who really, you know, is desperate to try to get some attention onto her run, against a guy who is going to do a stellar job.”

Two roads diverged in the woods, and Rob Frost took the road last traveled by Ricky Ricardo. Just wait until he figures out that his wife can buy a hat without his permission.

2016, people! 2016!

[Cleveland.com]