GOP Lawmaker Says ‘Ugly’ Female Democrats Will Lose To ‘Attractive’ Female Republicans

A New Hampshire Republican has sparked outrage after he called a Democratic congresswoman “ugly as sin” and claimed she would lose to her female Republican opponent because she’s more “attractive.”

New Hampshire state GOP Rep. Steve Vaillancourt wrote an incredibly sexist blog post last week in which he compared current Democratic US Rep. Anne McLane Kuster to opponent Marilinda Garcia. Specifically, he attacked Kuster’s appearance while creepily praising Garcia’s.

Vaillancourt began his post by writing about some statistic he claimed to have seen on Fox News during the wee hours of the morning or had simply been “dreaming” about seeing it. Supposedly, Vaillancourt recalled a survey that says candidates who are more attractive than their opponents are more likely to win their race. He then went on a drooling rant about how hawt Marilinda Garcia is and proceeded to bash Kuster mercilessly.

Here’s what he wrote about Garcia:

In New Hampshire’s second congressional district, if I may be so bold as to speak the truth, Republican Marilinda Garcia is one of the mot [sic] attractive women on the political scene anywhere, not so attractive as to be intimindating, but truly attractive.

How attractive is Marilinda Garcia? You know how opposition ad makers usually go out of their way to find a photo of the opponent not looking his or her best. Well…Democrats and Annie Kuster supporters can’t seem to find a photo of Marilinda Garcia looking bad at all.

And here’s what he wrote about Kuster:

Let’s be honest. Does anyone not believe that Congressman Annie Kuster is as ugly as sin? And I hope I haven’t offended sin… drag queens are more atrractive [sic] than Annie Kuster….not that there’s anything wrong with that.

Vaillancourt’s posting is offensive to women and a spokeswoman for EMILY’s List condemned it after expressing shock that such a writing could actually come from a lawmaker.

“This is a lawmaker?” asked Jess McIntosh. “Like, a person who makes laws? This person has no business anywhere near laws that affect women or other human beings.”

The appearance of candidates for public office shouldn’t matter to voters. What should matter are their words, their actions, and their policies. Vaillancourt’s post sounds like something Rush Limbaugh would write. Not only does it offend women across the country, it should offend Garcia as well. His remarks especially strike a cord because women already have to deal with body image issues. Now we have a Republican lawmaker adding to the pressure women already feel to change their bodies so that they feel more accepted in society. Once again, Republican males prove that they only care about women on a superficial level as if they are still teenage boys in junior high. In short, they are pigs.