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Opinion: National Review Resorts To Junk Science To Boost Romney

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It isn't just Republican Members of Congress that have junk theories they attach to pseudo-science.

The conservative must-read, National Review, has joined the game.

Kevin D. Williamson, a conservative writer for the National Review, thinks based on their offspring, genetics and "evolutionary biology" Barack Obama should have ovaries and that Mitt Romney should owns him in this election, "Like a Boss".

Romney is an "apex alpha executive" that has "owned everything he's ever touched." He is a high status male prone to produce more males – apparently only male offspring are to be lauded.

Romney is to be celebrated not only because he has five sons and no daughters but also because his sons have more sons, Romney has 13 grandsons to the unfortunate five granddaughters.

This, in the view of the National Review, makes Romney "basically a tribal chieftain".

Which is what we look for in a Democracy, right?

Williamson has a less kind view of the President: "Professor Obama? Two daughters. May as well give the guy a cardigan. And fallopian tubes."

The author is silent on the fact that George W. Bush likewise had two daughters. Does the National Review contend that W. should have fallopian tubes?

And why are female anatomy parts such an obsession for these people?

The National Review uses this completely insane theory to reach the conclusion that "from an evolutionary point of view, Mitt Romney should get 100 percent of the female vote" and the Romney needs to "get in touch with his inner rich guy".

So everyone with fallopian tubes should listen to this drivel rather than make an educated conclusion over whom to vote for.

In the view of those that subscribe to Mr. Williamson’s worldview, evolutionary winners get rich, have baby boys and should own the world.

The notion that women should be valued less than men is, unfortunately, a bedrock principal of today's Grand Old Party. Williamson is just the most recent right-winger to acknowledge it.

The idea of gender superiority – as well as the implied racially superiority of his piece – are tenants of Social Darwinism that Mr. Williamson and his ilk cling to. They cannot fathom a world where women are valued.

The National Review's article, Like a Boss, should be required reading. It is the perfect primer for the Republican National Convention.

About Bill Buck

Bill Buck is a Democratic strategist, President of the Buck Communications Group, a media relations and new media strategies consulting business based in Washington, DC, and Managing Director of the online ad firm Influence DSP. He has over twenty years of international and national communications experience. The views and opinions expressed in this post are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of CBS Local.


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