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New Mexico Republican Calls 19-Year-Old Girl Working for Fair Wages a 'Radical Bitch'

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If you are a teenage girl volunteering your time to help raise the minimum wage, New Mexico Republican Steve Kush might think you are a “radical bitch" just waiting for him to deliver you some comeuppance. At least, that’s how the executive director of the Bernalillo County Republican Party treated a 19-year-old Working America volunteer after she testified to the benefits of fair wages before the county commission.  

 "Nice hat Working America chick but damn you are a radical bitch," Kush tweeted about the teen, in perfect KennyChesneyian* charm.

He then took his rampage to Facebook, where he tore into Working America’s state director, Chelsey Evans, who also spoke to the commission.

"Uh oh," he wrote, "another Working America chick...nice boots...I know she makes more than min wage."

Then, he could no longer contain himself, and commented that, "she was hot enough to almost make me register democrat."

Sexy.Liberal.Chicks. They are certainly intimidating!  Is part of Kush’s attempt to insult these women insinuating that they are not as working class as they think because Kush thinks they’re hot (and that workers are gross)? Or is it the hats and boots he mentions? Because I thought hats and boots were things workers tend to wear while, you know, working? But, hey! I'm a radical bitch. Maybe style is only for the rich and ugly.

*Like Kenny Chesney 

Kristen Gwynne is an associate editor and drug policy reporter at AlterNet.  Follow her on Twitter: @KristenGwynne

 
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