Everyone’s heard about the vulgar anti-Palin t-shirts. Monday afternoon, Martha McCallum interviewed Tammy Bruce about those t-shirts. Here’s the videostream of the interview:

Here’s a partial transcript of the interview:

Martha McCallum: Well, McCain supporters have been accused of stirring up hate but what about Barack Obama’s supporters against Gov. Sarah Palin? She’s been pounded with protests in Pennsylvania this past weekend but the most dramatic is very offensive, frankly, no matter who you support.

An anti-Palin t-shirt that is so vulgar that we can’t even show it to you on cable TV. Are these protesters crossing the line? Joining me now is Fox News Analyst and syndicated radio talk show host Tammy Bruce. Tammy I think we have a photograph with part of this sort of blurred out to show what these people had on their t-shirts. But first of all, why haven’t we heard more about this?

Tammy Bruce: Well, partly from the way you introduced this, it’s not even a word that can be said. It’s not a word that people want to say. It’s the most derogatory term for womanhood that there is and the other remarkable thing other than knowing that the general establishment media is in the tank for Obama, the fact is that this is nothing new. This is part and parcel of the attitude and tone of the Obama campaign, which has upset so many Hillary Clinton supporters from the beginning of his presidential run, the misogyny and the sexism sets a tone for his supporters and it manifests in this way and it really is quite horrific.

Martha McCallum: Yeah. We’re not going to show the picture because we don’t want to add any legitimacy to it but it’s four people wearing green t-shirts and it basically says Palin is a…and it finishes that sentence in a really gross, derogatory way. And I was also shocked to see that there was a woman in that picture. Where does that come from?

Tammy Bruce: You know, this kind of misogyny, it’s not just from men. It transcends gender and race. It transcends class. The fact of the matter is that one of the most popular t-shirts out there when Barack Obama was running in the primary season said “Bros before hoes.” I mean, this is the tone that was set against Hillary and Hillary supporters, which is why John McCain has received so much support from that end. This isn’t just about defeating an oppponent when it comes to the issues. This is about personal destruction and this is the kind of thing that many people decided to reject and when we deal with issues of character and judgment, what your supporters are doing does reflect on what the top of the ticket is doing.

Martha McCallum: And I guess you always have to put the shoe on the other foot to see how this would be treated and I’m trying to imagine if there was something derogatory along those lines of a racial nature against Barack Obama on a t-shirt. I’ve gotta believe that you’d see this story practically everywhere.

Tammy Bruce: Well, already through these campaigns, we’ve learned that the issue of race is treated much more seriously than misogyny is. That’s an education that we’ve got to deal with. John McCain and Sarah Palin will be the beneficiaries of the types of people who reject this type of dynamic.

I’m certain that the vast majority of people would be utterly disgusted if they heard about these t-shirts. That’s why the Obama news networks won’t say a word about it.

Obama’s crafted an image of being a moderate who gets along with everyone of all political stripes. The ladies of PUMA aren’t buying into that. Bill Clinton isn’t buying into that either. Bill Clinton knows that Sen. Obama played the race card on him. He knows that Sen. Obama played the sexism card against Hillary, too. Let’s not forget that Sen. Obama unloaded on Geraldine Ferarro, too.

I don’t even think it’s all about being sexist, though I think that Sen. Obama is sexist. Instead, Sen. Obama is a product of the Daley machine, which means he’s ruthless. If someone challenges Sen. Obama, he’ll do everything he can to annihilate his opponent.

Frankly, I hope alot of feminists give Sen. Obama the political equivalent of the finger on Election Night. He’s ruthless, a racist, a sexist, a political radical and a thoroughly dishonest man.

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Cross-posted at California Conservative

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