DNC Takes Its Shots At Chauvinism

It's been a fruitful couple days for Democrats who like to point out chauvinism on the right: yesterday, the Democratic National Committee e-mailed reporters to highlight a quote from Republican National Committee co-chair Jan Larimer (who is a woman) that "Women sometimes need a little more handholding, or they need their friends to help them make a decision," in discussing the GOP's shortage of female candidates with Hotline OnCall's Reid Wilson.

"This quote from RNC Co-Chair Jan Larimer, buried in a Hotline On Call post today, may encapsulate why the GOP is having trouble recruiting women to run for office," wrote DNC Press Secretary Brandi Hoffine.

Today, the DNC is hitting Rush Limbaugh for saying "I love the women's movement--especially when I'm walking behind it."

The DNC e-mailed a statement from Executive Director Jen O'Malley Dillon: "Rush Limbaugh's misogynistic comments are outrageous, but unfortunately are not surprising coming from a party whose official in charge of recruiting women candidates believes that women 'need a little more handholding.'   It's stunning, but also telling of why the GOP continues to struggle with women that no Republican including Chairman Steele has condemned these sentiments from their leadership."

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Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.

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