MATTHEWS: The sexism the media and Democrats ignore

In this June 26, 2020, file photo, Ivanka Trump speaks during a meeting with the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board, in the East Room of the White House, in Washington. A new White House-backed ad campaign aims to encourage people who are unemployed or unhappy in their jobs or careers to “find something new.” (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Every time an election rolls around, Democrats crank up their “war on women” outrage machine and start digging for examples of alleged sexism from Republicans in order to prove Democrats are the true party of women, because they would never, ever engage in, approve of, or look the other way if a Democrat or one of their allies got caught participating in such behavior.



There are too many examples to cite in this column, so I’ll just reference a particularly egregious one that happened recently.

The “Lincoln Project” PAC, which is comprised of “Never Trump” Republicans and former Republicans, released what was quite possibly the most sexist political ad ever created last week. The ad portrays President Trump’s daughter Ivanka as a spoiled little rich daddy’s girl who models sexy clothes and throws away money on fashion and jewelry business ventures.

The ad insinuated Ms. Trump, a successful businesswoman, couldn’t make it on her own without the help of a rich man.

The Lincoln Project, I should point out, formally endorsed presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s campaign. Some of its Never Trump founders, including Rick Wilson, George Conway and Steve Schmidt have appeared as revered guests on national news outlets like CNN and MSNBC.

They are treated as “principled conservatives” who are putting country over political party by rejecting Donald Trump’s brand of conservatism, which in 2016 they said, in so many words, they found inauthentic and particularly offensive and condescending to women.

In case you’re a Democrat reading this and thinking, “but this isn’t a Democrat engaging in sexist behavior!”, stop. This band of “principled” conservatives and former Republicans is heavily funded by liberal billionaires. A recent headline from the Center for Responsive Politics read, “Billionaire Democratic donors give big to anti-Trump Lincoln Project.”

Metaphorically speaking, these people are in bed with each other with a common goal: defeating President Trump.

Had a similar ad been done by a prominent, legitimately conservative pro-Trump group except featuring a Democratic woman in the “daddy’s girl” starring role, there would be howls of outrage from Democrat politicians, journalists, liberal commentators, feminists, etc, with demands for Trump and every other elected Republican to condemn it and disavow the group that made it.

But because the woman being attacked here as a vacuous party girl is Ivanka Trump, the sexism is treated as 100% acceptable and necessary, because the ultimate goal of the mainstream media, Democrats, and the Lincoln PAC is to defeat President Trump by any means necessary — quite literally.

And you can bet that in spite of the unabashed sexism of the ad, Lincoln Project members and their defenders will still be called on to be guests on CNN and MSNBC, and neither they nor their Democratic allies will be asked to distance themselves from the ad and it’s disgusting insinuations.

This is yet another on a long, long list of examples of why when Democrats and Never Trumpers say they’re “pro-women” and all about respecting and not diminishing women’s voices, you shouldn’t believe them for a second.

It’s not true now. It never has been true. And it will never be true.

Stacey Matthews has also written under the pseudonym Sister Toldjah and is a regular contributor to RedState and Legal Insurrection.