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(Chippewa Herald)   Ron Johnson (WI-R) on his new co-Senator Tammy Baldwin: "Once I explain the facts this little lady, surely she'll agree with my objective analysis and experience." Difficulty: Baldwin has been in Congress for 14 years, Johnson for 2   (chippewa.com) divider line 186
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2012-11-09 12:16:05 PM  
And not a single conservative will understand why people might find his attitude sexist.
 
2012-11-09 12:18:07 PM  
"little lady" not found
 
2012-11-09 12:28:18 PM  
"Hopefully I can sit down and lay out for her my best understanding of the federal budget because they're simply the facts," he said.

From Tammy Baldwin's website:

She received an A.B. degree from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts in 1984 with majors in government and mathematics.

Mathematics.
 
2012-11-09 12:29:59 PM  
keep it up, assholes.
 
2012-11-09 12:30:49 PM  

sweetmelissa31: "Hopefully I can sit down and lay out for her my best understanding of the federal budget because they're simply the facts," he said.

From Tammy Baldwin's website:

She received an A.B. degree from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts in 1984 with majors in government and mathematics.

Mathematics.


Surely the little lady will understand his Statisticals, then get him a sammitch.
 
2012-11-09 12:41:58 PM  
I'd be hard-pressed to find a better example of "mansplaining" if I tried.
 
2012-11-09 12:44:46 PM  
Fun fact: Tammy Baldwin currently sits on the Energy and Commerce committee. But no, I bet she doesn't have ANY IDEA what the federal budget is.
 
2012-11-09 12:53:34 PM  

DamnYankees: And not a single conservative will understand why people might find his attitude sexist.


you're the real sexist for pointing out the mainsplainin'
 
2012-11-09 01:17:50 PM  
"If you aren't properly informed, if you don't understand the problems facing this nation, you are that much more prone to falling prey to demagoguing solutions. And the problem with demagoguing solutions is they don't work, I am concerned about people who don't fully understand the very ugly math we are facing in this country." Johnson said without a trace of self-awareness.
 
2012-11-09 01:24:35 PM  
I wonder how many days it's been since he used the phrase "sweet cheeks"?
 
2012-11-09 01:35:44 PM  
Me oh my, how can I understand this big old budget? Well, let's start with the basics. How much is allocated to butter?
 
2012-11-09 01:41:50 PM  
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It's a known, I say, known scientific fact that a little lady's brain ain't wired for the complexity of fiscal math - what with her tiny mind all frettin' bout fashion and baby-birthin' and such.
 
2012-11-09 01:49:33 PM  

sweetmelissa31: Me oh my, how can I understand this big old budget? Well, let's start with the basics. How much is allocated to butter?


Whoa whoa whoa there little missy.

"understanding" and "allocated" are big words. Those aren't recipe terms, so don't you worry about it.
 
2012-11-09 02:30:44 PM  
Says a lot about what people think about the GOP that Subby makes up a quote and almost nobody even thinks to question the open sexism in it.
 
2012-11-09 02:37:26 PM  

GAT_00: Says a lot about what people think about the GOP that Subby makes up a quote and almost nobody even thinks to question the open sexism in it.


It's roughly the same as if someone told me Lindsay Lohan ran down the street topless screaming "GODDAMN, I LOVE ME SOME METH!".

I wouldn't question that, either.
 
2012-11-09 03:06:16 PM  
I like that her answer was framed as "Hopefully we can compromise and find common ground" and his is basically "Hopefully she'll agree with me".
 
2012-11-09 03:09:43 PM  
Wow. Sexism much?
 
2012-11-09 03:18:58 PM  

FlashHarry: keep it up, assholes.


I think we can be absolutely certain they will

/they are, by their very nature, incapable of growth or change
 
2012-11-09 03:37:27 PM  
Gotta love Ron Johnson. Has a business in WI. Inherited the business. Pays himself over 600K/year. Pays no WI state taxes for 10 years by laundering his money through an overseas "branch office" that is just a rented room. Ka Ching! ZEERHO! Suck it you people! Vote for Ron!
 
2012-11-09 03:38:01 PM  
They really want to do poorly in 2014, don't they?
 
2012-11-09 03:51:52 PM  
I hate when media outlets try too hard to push a cutesy word like "mansplaining," but the term fits this situation perfectly.
 
2012-11-09 03:53:50 PM  
OH MY GOD

OK, who is going to run against this A-hole in 4 years? I will donate money right now to get his ass out of that chair.
 
2012-11-09 03:58:31 PM  

sweetmelissa31: "Hopefully I can sit down and lay out for her my best understanding of the federal budget because they're simply the facts," he said.

From Tammy Baldwin's website:

She received an A.B. degree from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts in 1984 with majors in government and mathematics.

Mathematics.


Budget matters aren't about math, they are about MORALS.
 
2012-11-09 03:59:57 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: sweetmelissa31: "Hopefully I can sit down and lay out for her my best understanding of the federal budget because they're simply the facts," he said.

From Tammy Baldwin's website:

She received an A.B. degree from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts in 1984 with majors in government and mathematics.

Mathematics.

Surely the little lady will understand his Statisticals, then get him a sammitch.


The viability of his position will be evident, so long as Senator Baldwin takes the time to study it out.
 
2012-11-09 04:01:14 PM  

KarmicDisaster: Gotta love Ron Johnson. Has a business in WI. Inherited the business. Pays himself over 600K/year. Pays no WI state taxes for 10 years by laundering his money through an overseas "branch office" that is just a rented room. Ka Ching! ZEERHO! Suck it you people! Vote for Ron!


And he beat Russ Feingold. Turrble.
 
2012-11-09 04:01:15 PM  
Ive met Ms Baldwin. Nice to see her in the Senate.
 
2012-11-09 04:01:16 PM  
Johnson attributed Obama's win on the heels of those Republican gains in Wisconsin to an uninformed electorate who voted in this election but not in the Walker recall.

The Republican Path to Victory: "The people are stupid. Vote Republican."
 
2012-11-09 04:01:39 PM  

Jackson Herring: Budget matters aren't about math, they are about MORALS.


You remember back in the 90s when there was a brief push in the public schools to not weigh kids down with too many judgements or hard right/wrong questions and how people were all up in arms because they were afraid kids would start to think that there were no right and wrong answers to objective questions as long as you earnestly felt like you were right in what you said about them?

I give you: The Tea Party.
 
2012-11-09 04:01:42 PM  
Yeah, that happened. Er. Didn't happen.

Yes, he was very condescending but no "little lady" or gender-related stuff I could see. (Correction welcome)
 
2012-11-09 04:02:23 PM  

Forty-Two: I hate when media outlets try too hard to push a cutesy word like "mansplaining," but the term fits this situation perfectly.


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Cuz da man got some splaining to do.
 
2012-11-09 04:03:13 PM  
Man, that's one trolltastic headline. The man didn't say anything remotely condescending, but whatever.
 
2012-11-09 04:03:40 PM  
It's good to see the GOP is learning from the attitude that cost several if their party members national offices.
 
2012-11-09 04:04:50 PM  
Ha! Troll headline. Johnson said nothing of the sort.

But it got me to RTFA.

So there's that.
 
2012-11-09 04:05:08 PM  

silo123j: OH MY GOD

OK, who is going to run against this A-hole in 4 years? I will donate money right now to get his ass out of that chair.


And how the hell did he manage to defeat Russ Feingold?
 
2012-11-09 04:05:35 PM  
He's gonna learn her some potato math.

-5 + -2 = YOU SHUT YOUR GOD DAMN MOUTH AND DO WHAT I SAY!!

See? I just balanced the budget. Now make me a sandwich.
 
2012-11-09 04:06:30 PM  

Pincy: silo123j: OH MY GOD

OK, who is going to run against this A-hole in 4 years? I will donate money right now to get his ass out of that chair.

And how the hell did he manage to defeat Russ Feingold?


Midterm election at the height of the Tea Party had a lot to do with it.
 
2012-11-09 04:06:54 PM  

jigger: Man, that's one trolltastic headline. The man didn't say anything remotely condescending, but whatever.


I thought "Hopefully I can sit down and lay out for her my best understanding of the federal budget because they're simply the facts,[...] Hopefully she'll agree with what the facts are and work toward common sense solutions." was condescending, but thats-just-my-opinion-man.jpg, mostly because in her 14 years in office one wouldn't presume to explain "the facts" to her.

(If there is sexist subtext here that might be it.)
 
2012-11-09 04:08:47 PM  
it doesn't seem to be condescending -- he's going to explain his understanding, and he hopes she'll agree. His use of the word "facts" is questionable, but the statement is pretty benign, sunny.
 
2012-11-09 04:08:47 PM  
Listen doll-face, Ron's got this covered. Now why don't you head back into the breakroom and grab me a cup of coffee and a donut. After my coffee, I'll be available for my afternoon bj. Thanks cupcake!
 
2012-11-09 04:08:49 PM  
"Hopefully I can sit down and lay out for her my best understanding of the federal budget because they're simply the facts"

Translation: "I have learned nothing from the last campaign, and I am convinced that if I just bellow my DERP even louder, all obstacles wall fall before me. All lies, hypocrisy and contradictions will cease to exist, because I find them inconvenient."

Good luck, Sen. Hurrdurr.
 
2012-11-09 04:09:19 PM  
The quote in the headline is not in the article...

The article is actually the standard "sure we will work together haha!" BS...
 
2012-11-09 04:09:58 PM  
Back in my day, quotation marks meant something.
 
2012-11-09 04:09:58 PM  
Johnson voted AGAINST the farm bill in Wisconsin.
He is going to get slaughtered in 2014 if the democrat he faces runs just on this, because outside of the Waukesha vote, farmers are pretty much his entire voter base.


Unfortunately being Wisconsin, our democratic party is fairly incompetent at campaigning (Baldwin's was surprisingly good, wonder if they cleaned out some dead weight), so this probably will not be mentioned at all.



theghostofelicash: KarmicDisaster: Gotta love Ron Johnson. Has a business in WI. Inherited the business. Pays himself over 600K/year. Pays no WI state taxes for 10 years by laundering his money through an overseas "branch office" that is just a rented room. Ka Ching! ZEERHO! Suck it you people! Vote for Ron!

And he beat Russ Feingold. Turrble.


Yeah that was rather embarrassing, Feingold did not take Johnson seriously and it bit him in the butt.
 
2012-11-09 04:10:11 PM  

jigger: Man, that's one trolltastic headline. The man didn't say anything remotely condescending, but whatever.


If you want, I can sit down and lay out for you my best understanding of the condescension in his tone because they're simply the facts.
 
2012-11-09 04:10:22 PM  
www.fastcocreate.com

Ron & Tammy 4eva
 
2012-11-09 04:11:06 PM  

GAT_00: Says a lot about what people think about the GOP that Subby makes up a quote and almost nobody even thinks to question the open sexism in it.


Especially when the quote had bad sentence structure and bad grammar. Republicans are really good on sentence structure and grammar.

/Not so much on science, mathematics.
 
2012-11-09 04:12:37 PM  

skullkrusher: [www.fastcocreate.com image 375x575]

Ron & Tammy 4eva


Heh, just said a Ron Swanson quote to the SO...

Anyway.

Government + Math might be the best combo major I've ever heard.

REPRESENT THE F--K OUT OF YOUR DISTRICT, GIRL.

/and f--k this condescending douchebag
//MATH 4-EVA
 
2012-11-09 04:12:40 PM  

StopLurkListen: jigger: Man, that's one trolltastic headline. The man didn't say anything remotely condescending, but whatever.

I thought "Hopefully I can sit down and lay out for her my best understanding of the federal budget because they're simply the facts,[...] Hopefully she'll agree with what the facts are and work toward common sense solutions." was condescending, but thats-just-my-opinion-man.jpg, mostly because in her 14 years in office one wouldn't presume to explain "the facts" to her.

(If there is sexist subtext here that might be it.)


If he's saying it because she's a woman it is, but I think his attitude is "Libs are stupid so if I speak slowly to them then they will see I am right."

What he's really telling you is that he hasn't considered the idea of the perception of reality. He doesn't actually know that though.
 
2012-11-09 04:12:45 PM  
Would be so cool if this asshole joins senator craig and others and finally comes out. Then Wisconsin, the honey badger state, can become the first state to have gays holding both senate seats at the same time.
 
2012-11-09 04:13:10 PM  
"If you aren't properly informed, if you don't understand the problems facing this nation, you are that much more prone to falling prey to demagoguing solutions. And the problem with demagoguing solutions is they don't work," Johnson said. "I am concerned about people who don't fully understand the very ugly math we are facing in this country."

Project much?
 
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