You can tell a lot about a man by the way he treats women. Which is probably why, after seeing Jesse Watters on the July 1st episode of Outnumbered, it’s safe to say he has no character at all. In particular, two of his comments stand out: In the first, he smirked about making his wife pay on their first date (“It was a worst date for her, not necessarily for me!”). The second is… well, re-read the title. Let’s get started.
Watters, fresh off his criminal citation for trolling a NOW conference, was in rare form speaking about the Hobby Lobby decision. After playing a clip of Hillary Clinton’s reaction to the speech, Katie Pavlich could be heard sneering, “That’s a lie.” Sandra Smith set up Watters as she snidely remarked, “Well, that’s just not true, they’re going to continue providing sixteen forms of contraceptive.”
But what Smith didn’t mention is that the ruling allows many companies to deny coverage for any contraception if they say it violates their religious beliefs.
But even among this crowd, Watters’ comments were simply jaw-dropping:
It’s about nine dollars a month, I think, at CVS. She’s acting like Hobby Lobby all of a sudden is telling these women that work for them to wear a burka, or something like that. It’s like, you know, if someone said, “My boss isn’t buying me a gun, he’s denying me my 2nd amendment rights. It doesn’t make sense. Having access to contraception is not in the Constitution, she’s dead wrong about that.
And Hillary Clinton, I’m not surprised. This is her bread and butter. This is how she’s gonna try to win the White House. This is what she’s gonna go do: She needs the single ladies vote - I call them the Beyoncé voters, the single ladies. Obama won (Watters was interrupted by laughter) - Obama won single ladies by 76% last time, and they made up about a quarter of the electorate. They depend on government, because they’re not depending on their husbands. They need things like contraception, health care, and they love to talk about equal pay.
It was bad enough that this kind of piggish commentary would be met with warm laughter from the four women co-hosts. But it was made even worse later in the same show when the discussion turned to worst first dates. Watters gleefully regaled us about his first date with his wife: “I took her to a Times Square restaurant and I made her pay. ...It was a worst date for her, not necessarily for me!”
It takes cojones for Watters to accuse single women of being dependent on either the government or a man, when that was how he acted when he was still single.
Watch Watters' jaw-dropping comments below.