Last week, the internet was abuzz when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) “stood up” to President Donald Trump during the impeachment developments.  A photo of her, as the only woman at the table, went super viral.  She was standing as she made a point in the Cabinet Room of the White House.

President Trump tweeted out the image, saying that this photo was evidence that Pelosi was having an “unhinged meltdown.”

The news media loved this image, saying that she was a strong woman standing her ground against the most powerful man in the world.  (Pelosi used the image as her Twitter profile.) Yet, former Arizona Governor Jan Brewer made a very astute point about the media’s double standard.

“The news media hails @SpeakerPelosi as a hero for pointing her finger at @POTUS @realDonaldTrump but when I stood up to @BarackObama I was vilified as rude and racist. Such Hypocrites!” she tweeted.

That is exactly right, and Brewer is correct to point this out.  Here’s what you need to know about the “women’s movement.”  It only applies to Democratic women.  When feminists see a Republican woman standing up to men in power, they do not automatically swoon as they do when Democratic women do the same thing.  In fact, they viciously attack them and label them with sophomoric and inaccurate names.

I love that women are seeing this rank double standard and calling Democrats out on it.

Watch former Governor Brewer discuss the hypocrisy below:

Image Credit: Jan Brewer Twitter

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Mark Meckler

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.