Maybe I've stumbled on something here. Maybe the problem of Republicans who called the camera operator an "animal" and who showered her with nuts -- thrown by Republican delegates nuts -- was not about her dark skin but her gender. I think Republicans have made it clear they regard women as a separate species, subject to their rules and rudeness, of course, or otherwise just god's bad joke. I think Rush Limbaugh has made this very clear, but he's just more articulate than most in his party.
From TPM via Rachel Maddow's blog:
Can't seem to spot the bigotry there? Maybe that's because you're a Republican?
Tom Smith, the Republican Senate nominee in Pennsylvania, told two women at a recent Paul Ryan event that he assumed they were talking amongst themselves about shoes. A few days later at a Pennsylvania Press Club luncheon, Smith compared President Obama and Sen. Bob Casey's inability to handle the economy to a wife who 'wrecks the car' and takes it 'to the beauty salon to get it fixed.