Props to Tom Steyer about getting one thing right in his mean-spirited Mother’s Day video: We Republican moms do love our martinis.
Other than that, Steyer’s parody about a remorseful white Republican mother who realized “it might be too late” to save her entitled son from a life of white supremacy fueled by Donald Trump and the GOP is insulting, condescending, and YES, sexist. Here is a billionaire liberal—a leading funder of the Democratic Party—taking aim at millions of Republican mothers around the country simply because we have the nerve to disagree with his Bay-area brand of politics. And he’s doing it the weekend before Mother’s Day.
The woman in the ad is portrayed the same way that Democrats, female celebrities, the media and even former First Ladies Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton have caricatured white, married, suburban women every since we dared to vote for Donald Trump: We are brainless, modern-day Stepford Wives who take marching orders from our husbands about how to vote and are traitors to our gender. We really don’t know what’s going on—in the ad, White Supremacy Mom didn’t notice her son was turning into Literal Baby Hitler even when he brought his Trump t-shirt home from college to be washed!—and harbor deep societal resentments that caused us to pull the lever for Donald Trump instead of Hillary Clinton.
Just this week—yet again—Michelle Obama blamed some phony ulterior motive on why we didn’t vote for her gal: “If we women are still suspicious of one another, if we still have this crazy bar for each other that we don’t have for men, if we’re still doing that today, if we’re not comfortable with the notion that a woman could be our president…that’s on us.”
Steyer’s ad takes the ridicule one step further: Now we are raising our sons to be white supremacists who brandish tiki torches at neo-Nazi marches simply because we want tax relief, regulatory reform, and conservative judges.
The ad even ticked off some of the Obama Bros. Jon Lovett, former Obama speechwriter and co-host of Pod Save America, blasted Steyer twice on Twitter. “You are not helping anyone but yourself,” Lovett claimed. I respectfully disagree. Steyer is helping our side expose the hypocritical, misogynistic bullies on the American Left.