Journalists and other libs are celebrating Pride Month by attacking Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D., Ariz.), the first openly bisexual woman in history to serve in the Senate.
Sinema's offense, apparently, is being a proud LGBT woman who isn't afraid to think independently and express her opinions. The journos and libs freaked out on Monday after Sinema exercised her First Amendment rights by writing an op-ed in the Washington Post.
The op-ed reiterated the senator's support for preserving the 60-vote requirement to end a Senate filibuster, a tactic both parties have relied upon for years to block far-reaching legislation.
"It's no secret that I oppose eliminating the Senate's 60-vote threshold. I held the same view during three terms in the U.S. House, and said the same after I was elected to the Senate in 2018," Sinema wrote. "If anyone expected me to reverse my position because my party now controls the Senate, they should know that my approach to legislating in Congress is the same whether in the minority or majority."
Journos and libs want to get rid of the filibuster because they do not believe Republican voters deserve to be represented in Congress, and view elected GOP senators as illegitimate. Perhaps due to their outdated, misogynist worldview, Sinema's liberal critics are unable to accept the fact that, as a woman, she can think for herself and won't simply change her opinion in response to peer pressure or female mood swings.
New York Times columnist Jamelle Bouie accused Sinema of acting "delusional," a common misogynist trope that is often invoked to discredit female opinions. Former Obama aide Jon Favreau attacked the senator's "poorly argued, fairly delusional op-ed" and said it was incumbent on prominent male Democrats to "convince her she's wrong."
Disgraced journalist Keith Olbermann echoed the anti-woman stereotype, suggesting Sinema's op-ed was evidence the LGBT woman was "self-destructing." MSNBC host Mehdi Hasan said he would love to see a Democratic man debate Sinema, implying the man's superior logic would make the female senator look dumb. Democratic man Alex Padilla, meanwhile, responded to Sinema by tweeting in all caps.
Slate unleashed a racially charged diatribe accusing Sinema of having "toxic white lady energy." Many others flatly rejected the idea a female politician could support the filibuster on principled, philosophical grounds.
"She loves the idea of herself as somebody who can please both sides," said Slate writer Christina Cauterucci in a thinly veiled, bigoted assault on Sinema's nontraditional sexuality. "I think ‘bipartisanship' can be best read as an electioneering tactic, and sort of a campaign talking point, and not as an actual philosophy of lawmaking."
"This is someone who doesn't appear to care about anything other than their own image of ‘independence,'" Bouie huffed, urging his followers to check out a male professor's Twitter thread about the "incredible incoherence" of Sinema's female argument.
Happy Pride Month!