While speaking at the Republican Leadership Summit in Nashua, New Hampshire, Rand Paul took the time to let womankind know that he thinks we’re “kicking butt.”
When asked by the AP if electing a woman president would be a huge achievement, Paul responded:
People don’t want to be judged on the basis of their sex, he told The Associated Press in an interview. Asked whether it’s time for the U.S. to have a woman as president, he said: “I think that’s a sexist comment, and shame on you for being so sexist.”
He quickly added that comment was “facetious.”
But Paul rebounded quickly when he said that the election of a female president wouldn’t be particularly historic because women are “involved at every level and in everything now.” And since the Kentucky senator thinks that women will achieve parity in both the workplace and politics at some point in his lifetime there’s - again - really no need to vote for a woman.
“I guess what I don’t like is, oh somehow, you know, ‘Poor, woe is me, women aren’t doing well,’” Paul said. “I think women are kicking butt.”
Paul also shared some of his insights into the future of America. He predicted that there will be more stay-at-home-dads because women will have butt-kicking jobs. In an awkward turn of phrase, Paul said:
“Historically men worked and women stayed home, and women physiologically have the babies. I think women are going to still probably have the babies, but I think there’s going to be a lot of men who stay home because women are going to have a better job.”
Just to be clear: Don’t ask about gender-specific issues (like equal pay or abortion) because “woe is me,” and women will (probably) still give birth to babies, which has absolutely no impact on their butt-kicking jobs because men are going to be stay-at-home dads.
Rand Paul is really kicking butt at running for president.
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