Tea Party Women Off Limits


A group of liberal activists dedicated to unseating Tea Party members told a conference of supporters that they will not attack GOP women, including Tea Party Caucus founder Rep. Michele Bachmann (R., Minn), because it would hurt the effort to paint Republicans as sexist.

Michael Kieschnick, a panelist and president of CREDO, admitted that they were waging a personal campaign against Tea Party men, saying, “our structural bias is to start with all men.”

Kieschnick noted that the organization is focusing on independent women, because they feel this is a year “where the House has been ferociously anti-women.”

CREDO thinks it has an advantage in focusing on men, because it enables them to portray these Tea Party Members as radical sexists.

Female tea party activists have won a number of races since the movement began in 2009, including former presidential candidate Bachmann, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch.