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War on women: New Hampshire Democrat uses sexist attacks against GOP state rep

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Stay classy, New Hampshire Democrats.

When Republican state Rep. Marilinda Garcia announced her candidacy for Congress on Monday, a prominent New Hampshire Democrat responded by comparing the Harvard grad to Kim Kardashian.

State Rep. Peter Sullivan, a Democrat, took to Twitter for the comparison, tweeting “Bill O'Brien + Kim Kardashian = Marilinda Garcia.”

Bill O’Brien is the former New Hampshire House Speaker who drew Democratic ire in August for comparing Obamacare to the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850.

And of course Kim Kardashian is a reality TV celebrity famous for being vapid and wealthy.

But Sullivan wasn’t done attacking Garcia, who received her master’s degree in public policy from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Thirty-five minutes after his first tweet, Sullivan responded to another Twitter user, saying of Garcia “She's Al Baldasarro in stiletto heels, a lightweight and O'Brien clone.”

Al Baldasaro (Sullivan spelled his name wrong in the tweet) was derided by New Hampshire Democrats for being gaffe-prone and a President Obama “birther.”

Right out of the gate, Sullivan wanted his followers to believe Garcia was less than intelligent and more beauty than brains.

Hours after the two initial tweets and after GOP backlash, Sullivan doubled down and insulted Garcia once more, tweeting “After careful consideratin [sic], I want to apologize to Kim Kardashian for comparing her to a right-wing extremist like Marilinda Garcia.”

Charming.

But Sullivan wasn’t alone in attacking Garcia. Dean Barker, of the lefty blog Blue Hampshire and contributor to the Daily Kos, trolled through Garcia’s tweets from over a year ago to retweet what he believed were damning statements.

Garcia once tweeted to the Cato Institute and Gene Healy (who also writes for the Washington Examiner), “Just more from King Obama.”

Ouch, what a terrible thing for a Republican to say. Perhaps the worst thing Barker found was a tweet from Garcia in October 2012 saying, “I would have slapped [Vice President Joe] Biden. What a disgraceful buffoon.”

Although that tweet was less than tasteful, Garcia was responding to a story about an alleged disgraceful comment Biden made to the father of one of the Navy Seals slain during the Benghazi, Libya, attack on Sept. 11, 2012.

Using someone’s own words against them is nothing new in politics. And neither is the Left’s insistence on labeling anyone with an “R” next to their name as an “extremist.”

Harrell Kirstein, communications director for the New Hampshire Democratic Party, released a statement about Garcia's candidacy where he called Garcia “reckless” five times.

Kirstein said Garcia wanted to bring a “reckless and irresponsible ideology” to Washington, and made sure to include “extreme right fringe” and “Tea Party” references for good measure.

Why be original when one can repeat the same tired attacks over and over again? It’s especially disturbing given the Left’s insistence that the GOP has been waging a war on women.

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