By Beverly Gates
Right-wing commentator Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson has declared that he cannot vote for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton under any circumstances. But Peterson has a different reason from other Republicans, who claim that corruption charges and poor decision making skills make Clinton a poor choice for president.
Peterson’s reason is a lot more simple. He says he can’t vote for Clinton because she is a woman.
“I could never vote for Clinton or any other female presidential candidate,” said Peterson on his radio show. “I think it upsets the Godly-ordained natural order. Women are not supposed to be above men. Women are supposed to be subservient to men. They don’t give orders, they follow them.”
Peterson also added that Clinton would be subject to mood swings when she was having her period and that could put national security at risk. (Clinton is 68 and likely doesn’t have periods any more.)
“She could wake up one day having some women problems and want to launch a nuclear strike,” said Peterson.
This is not the first time Peterson has made sexist comments. In a YouTube video, he railed against women’s liberation and claimed the country started going downhill when women got the right to vote.
According to ThinkProgress, Peterson called giving women voting rights a “mistake.”
“I think that one of the greatest mistakes that America made was to allow women the opportunity to vote. We should have never turned that over to women,” said Peterson. “It was a big mistake…these women are voting in the wrong people. They’re voting in people who are evil, who agree with them…Men in the good old days understood the nature of the women, they were not afraid to deal with them. Wherever women are taking over, evil reigns.”
Peterson’s views may be eye raising, but they are no different from similar comments made by other Republicans about Clinton. According to Media Matters, Clinton was subject to several sexist attacks during the 2008 presidential campaign. In 2007, radio show host Glenn Beck referred to her as a “stereotypical bitch.” In the same year, former Reagan speechwriter Peggy Noonan said Clinton had to “prove she was a woman.”
Today, Clinton is still subject to lesbian rumors. FOX News guest Chris Plante has called her “shrill” and Rush Limbaugh said she “sounds like a screeching ex wife.”