Quote of the Day: “Radical bitches” edition

Are you kidding me?

Steve Kush is the executive director of the Bernalillo County Republican Party in New Mexico. On Tuesday, the county commission considered a proposal to raise the minimum wage. Kush apparently spent this time on social media mocking the Working American advocates–or “chicks”–who came to testify in favor of the proposal.

Here’s what he had to say about a 19-year-old Working America volunteer.

nice hat Working American chick but damn damn you are a radical bitch

On Facebook, Kush posted, “Uh oh another Working America chick…nice boots…I know she makes more than min wage.” He added that she “was hot enough to almost make me register democrat.” Bob Cornelius, the former executive director of the Bernalillo County GOP–I guess being a sexist asshole is requirement for the gig?–responded by writing, “Maybe she used those shoes to walk Central,” referring to a street in Albuquerque known for prostitution. Classy.

The good news is Kush has been suspended indefinitely, and the commission voted to raise the minimum wage to $8.50. The real lesson here? Radical bitches get shit done.

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Maya Dusenbery is an Executive Director in charge of Editorial at Feministing. Maya has previously worked at NARAL Pro-Choice New York and the National Institute for Reproductive Health and was a fellow at Mother Jones magazine. She graduated with a B.A. from Carleton College in 2008. A Minnesota native, she currently lives, writes, edits, and bakes bread in Atlanta, Georgia.

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  • http://feministing.com/members/graembo/ Graeme Smith

    I’m an FTM and a trainer for Working America. This is the first job that’s ever made me not feel like the subject of a NatGeo program for being trans*. They sent me down from Minnesota to Missouri for the month to fight Right to Work via a letter-writing campaign. So… am I a radical bitch? Oh, hell, yes. And proud of it. :) It’s about time the world knew that we at WA make it happen. :) http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/11/08/1159151/-Working-America-s-Unprecedented-Program-Yields-Huge-Victories