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GOP Candidates Keep Talking About Spanking Hillary Clinton, We Can’t Stop Rolling Our Eyes


Did all the Republican candidates get together and talk about a sustained spanking campaign against Hillary Clinton? Because we’re not sure how or why they ever thought it’d be a good idea to talk about spanking a female presidential candidate. I’m likely giving way too much credit to these candidates for thinking that there’s no way they could be that oblivious, right? Yeah. Okay, I am.

Apparently Governor Chris Christie (R-New Jersey) spoke about “beating [Hillary’s] rear end.” Reporter Matt Katz tweeted a quote from Gov. Christie:

I mean… what. Gawker’s Ashley Feinberg also shared this fine tweet about something Ted Cruz said:

You likely don’t need me to tell you what’s wrong with talking about spanking a female candidate, right? Even if you might be using it in the “we’re going to win so bad, we’ll ‘spank them'” way, it’s just vastly, vastly inappropriate.

Knock it the hell off.

(via Jezebel, image via Shutterstock/L.E.MORMILE)

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Jessica Lachenal is a writer who doesn’t talk about herself a lot, so she isn’t quite sure how biographical info panels should work. But here we go anyway. She's the Weekend Editor for The Mary Sue, a Contributing Writer for The Bold Italic (, and a Staff Writer for Spinning Platters ( She's also been featured in Model View Culture and Frontiers LA magazine, and on Autostraddle. She hopes this has been as awkward for you as it has been for her.