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War on women: Democrats behaving badly edition

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Democrats are just winning the day on that whole “war on women” meme.

Former Democratic Rep. Joe Baca of California called the woman who beat him in the 2012 primary, Rep. Gloria Negrete McLeod, a “bimbo,” on Tuesday after Negrete McLeod announced she would not seek re-election.

"Look at what we wound up with: Some bimbo who decided not to run again,” Baca told the Hill.

Baca, who is currently running for the seat of retiring Rep. Gary Miller, R-Calif., said he wouldn’t switch districts to run for Negrete McLeod’s seat. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee endorsed another candidate, seeking to block Baca from winning the nomination.

Baca is no stranger to calling women derogatory names, either. In January 2007, Baca was accused of calling Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif., a “whore.” Sanchez resigned from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus - of which Baca was the chairman at the time - due to the incident.

But that’s not the only bad news for Democrats when it comes to their treatment of women.

Meanwhile, news broke Tuesday that disgraced former Rep. Mel Reynolds, D-Ill., Zimbabwe.html">was arrested in Zimbabwe and charged with making pornographic films in hotels and overstaying his visa.

Reynolds, who was succeeded by Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., resigned from Congress in 1995 after he was convicted on 12 counts of statutory rape, obstruction of justice and solicitation of child pornography.

Couple of real winners the Democrats had there. Had these been Republicans, the “war on women” label would have been attached at every instance.

Update: Baca Tuesday evening apologized for his "poor choice of words," The Hill reported.

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Ashe Schow

Commentary Writer
The Washington Examiner