About a year ago at this time, the GOP was rife with conflict as they dealt with the aftermath of the Todd Akin "legitimate rape," controversy. They IMMEDIATELY pulled funding from his campaign and called for him to exit the race. Not only did very few, if any, Republican officials stand by Todd Akin's comments, they were also very vocal about their opposition to what he had said. I can say, as someone who made countless phone calls for the GOP in 2012, that were didn't even mention Todd Akin's name when phonebanking until the last week or so of the campaign. There was no question about where the GOP stood on Todd Akin.
Too bad I can't say the same about the Democrats and Bob Filner. Although there have been a few Democrats here and there who have spoken out against Filner; the San Diego Democratic Party "voted to ask Bob Filner to resign" (really strong condemnation there, guys); the upper echelons of the party remained silent, while still attacking the GOP's supposed "war on women." Just last week, in fact, the DNC sent out a tweet on twitter reviving the Romney "binders full of women" gaffe and turned it into an attack on the GOP. Yet, when it came to Filner, silence. Until now.
The DNC, after weeks of allegations of sexual misconduct have been laid against Filner, have finally decided to stop dragging their feet and "vote on a resolution calling Bob Filner to resign." Now that doesn't mean they actually are going to ask him to resign. It just means that they'll vote on it. At some point. Eventually.
Think about it. Which party reacted in a way that was more "respectful" of women? The one that immediately jumped on a candidate's dumb statement about rape, or the one that waited weeks to condemn a sitting mayor accused of sexual harassment?
Perspective people. Perspective.