The Fox Business undercard debate tonight was so balanced in comparison to CNBC’s debate moderated by, that liberal journalists used social media to re-ignite their tired “War on Women.”
During the debate, Fox Business moderator Sandra Smith asked candidates what their opinion was on how well Janet Yellen was managing the Federal Reserve. Former Gov. Mike Huckabee responded with a lame joke about his wife also being named Janet, so he’s “very familiar” with the concept of “Janet yellin’.”
And here's that weird Huckabee "Janet yelling" comment for you to enjoy again and again... pic.twitter.com/Y4jtg9kPjB— Megan Specia (@meganspecia) November 11, 2015
The joke was groan-worthy but was hardly a big deal. But the left made it one on Twitter, of course, because that’s what liberals do best: complain.
Amanda Terkel, Senior Political Reporter and Politics Managing Editor of The Huffington Post, claimed Huckabee’s joke was tantamount to calling “all women ‘nags’”:
All women are nags! lololol https://t.co/pEXGFQW7O4— Amanda Terkel (@aterkel) November 11, 2015
Terkel and Joan Walsh complained that Huckabee had a history of sexist jokes.
NARAL, the National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws, called the joke “sexist” of course
Jeffrey Young, Health Care Reporter for Huff Po actually tweeted his over-the-top translation of Huckabee’s comment:
Elizabeth Plank, Senior correspondent for Mic News said she felt sorry for Huckabee’s poor wife:
Really feeling for Huckabee's wife, who unilaterally gets pulled into any question he gets that tangentially relates to a woman. #GOPDebate— Elizabeth Plank (@feministabulous) November 11, 2015
Reminder: What Huckabee actually said: “Well my wife’s name’s Janet, and when you say “Janet Yellen” I’m very familiar with what you mean.” (har, har, har).
What the media heard: “My wife is a complaining nag that needs to ‘pipe down.’ Also, I hate women.”