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(New Hampshire Journal)   The war on conservative women goes on, led by the misogynistic left. Here's the latest Republican hottie they have turned their guns on   (nhjournal.com) divider line 129
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2013-11-26 04:29:28 PM
Saying that she's of the same ilk as another politician, but that the difference is that she wears heels, is not misogynistic.  Calling her a mental lightweight or comparing her unfavorably to someone like Kim Kardashian is also not misogynistic.  Words have meanings, learn to use them.
 
2013-11-26 04:40:18 PM
FTFA: For too long women in our society have been judged by their appearance rather than their accomplishments and made subject to the ignorant assaults of men

And then subby called her a "hottie".
 
2013-11-26 04:42:12 PM

timujin: Saying that she's of the same ilk as another politician, but that the difference is that she wears heels, is not misogynistic.  Calling her a mental lightweight or comparing her unfavorably to someone like Kim Kardashian is also not misogynistic.  Words have meanings, learn to use them.


What if you said that a particular candidate should be in the kitchen instead of in the white house or some such?  I mean, you could technically say that of either a man or a woman, so if you happened to say it about a woman it wouldn't be sexist, right?

/ sexist or not, it's certainly petty name calling.  Unless Kardashian has entered politics herself, I don't see why comparing a politician to her is relevant.
 
2013-11-26 04:42:31 PM
She's hot.  I'd vote for her.  As long as she's not stupid and/or derptastic.
 
2013-11-26 04:43:46 PM

serial_crusher: sexist or not, it's certainly petty name calling. Unless Kardashian has entered politics herself, I don't see why comparing a politician to her is relevant


I tend to vote against this sort of candidate on principle alone.
 
2013-11-26 04:45:26 PM
Ha! I thought it would be a campaign website, but I was wrong. (link)

home.comcast.net
 
2013-11-26 04:46:42 PM
Ehhh..I'm not super comfortable with comparing someone to another person "..in heels". That's sort of the same thing as  McConnell calling his female opponent an "empty dress".  I also don't see why he had to compare her to Kim Kardashian- does she have a reality TV show? Is she married to a jackass?

Why not "she's a right wing hack who will not be good for the state".  Take the higher ground.

However, apologizing to Kim Kardashian is hilarious.
 
2013-11-26 04:50:50 PM
I do have to say, she apparently called the GOP "the party of old, white men", and propped up her femininity as a selling point.  It might be fair to say she opened the flood gates.
 
2013-11-26 04:51:57 PM
Project, project, project
 
2013-11-26 04:52:22 PM
it's okay when they do it.
 
2013-11-26 04:53:26 PM
Hey hey...someone should post the "women of the left vs women of the right" pic for extra hilarity.
 
2013-11-26 04:54:32 PM
The mistake conservatives and libertarians keep making is that we try to be polite to the criminals and crazies of the left, hoping that they will grow up. They never do, and they assume our courtesy is just weakness. We think we can negotiate compromise with evil, but aside from the moral failure of that approach, the liberals never accept comprise - they just keep demanding more (the John McCain fallacy).

We don't want to become as dishonest and criminal as they are, but that means that we damn well have to learn to be just as tough, or more so.
 
2013-11-26 04:54:35 PM
I bet after seeing her face rape analogies went up on conservative talk shows
 
2013-11-26 04:56:46 PM
And by "they," you of course mean "he," right subby?

His comments were lame name calling, but they were his comments, not their comments.
 
2013-11-26 04:56:47 PM
conservative cargo cult debate tactics strike again
 
2013-11-26 04:58:57 PM

Car_Ramrod: The mistake conservatives and libertarians keep making is that we try to be polite to the criminals and crazies of the left, hoping that they will grow up. They never do, and they assume our courtesy is just weakness. We think we can negotiate compromise with evil, but aside from the moral failure of that approach, the liberals never accept comprise - they just keep demanding more (the John McCain fallacy).

We don't want to become as dishonest and criminal as they are, but that means that we damn well have to learn to be just as tough, or more so.


Because calling someone an crazy evil dishonest criminal is being very polite.
 
2013-11-26 04:59:17 PM

James!: FTFA: For too long women in our society have been judged by their appearance rather than their accomplishments and made subject to the ignorant assaults of men

And then subby called her a "hottie".


That's the joke.
 
2013-11-26 05:00:38 PM

Marcus Aurelius: She's hot.  I'd vote for her.  As long as she's not stupid and/or derptastic.


Well she's a republican so odds are, she is at least one if not both.
 
2013-11-26 05:01:04 PM

serial_crusher: timujin: Saying that she's of the same ilk as another politician, but that the difference is that she wears heels, is not misogynistic.  Calling her a mental lightweight or comparing her unfavorably to someone like Kim Kardashian is also not misogynistic.  Words have meanings, learn to use them.

What if you said that a particular candidate should be in the kitchen instead of in the white house or some such?  I mean, you could technically say that of either a man or a woman, so if you happened to say it about a woman it wouldn't be sexist, right?

/ sexist or not, it's certainly petty name calling.  Unless Kardashian has entered politics herself, I don't see why comparing a politician to her is relevant.


Part of me wants to agree with you, but the other part of me gets a kick out of something like one of you guys referring to Sarah Palin as "Snow Snooki" a couple weeks ago.
 
2013-11-26 05:01:17 PM

serial_crusher: timujin: Saying that she's of the same ilk as another politician, but that the difference is that she wears heels, is not misogynistic.  Calling her a mental lightweight or comparing her unfavorably to someone like Kim Kardashian is also not misogynistic.  Words have meanings, learn to use them.

What if you said that a particular candidate should be in the kitchen instead of in the white house or some such?  I mean, you could technically say that of either a man or a woman, so if you happened to say it about a woman it wouldn't be sexist, right?

/ sexist or not, it's certainly petty name calling.  Unless Kardashian has entered politics herself, I don't see why comparing a politician to her is relevant.


It would make sense if he was implying that this person is not a capable politician (that she has as much business being in politics as Kardashian does)...  But then he reverses himself by saying that she's exactly like another GOP politician "in heels".  So, is she a capable politician or isn't she?  Taken together, both statements are sexist.  The third statement (apologizing to Kardashian) is amusing, but fails to explain away the sexism.

In order to hold the other party accountable for a flaw, you have to hold yourself to much, much higher standards.  This guy deserves the criticism and other Democrats shouldn't be defending him.
 
2013-11-26 05:01:18 PM

Marcus Aurelius: She's hot.  I'd vote for her.  As long as she's not stupid and/or derptastic.


She's a Tea Party ideologist

But wait! There's more!
Features not only include derptastic but now, for a limited time only, get all the derptastic AND herptastic qualities of Teabaggers!
It's like defecating and vomiting all over yourself at once!

FOR NO EXTRA CHARGE! (Just pay separate derptastic and herpdastic processing fees)

She want's to repeal Obamacare too..
 
2013-11-26 05:02:58 PM
sarah palin is joe the plumber in skinny jeans

gary johnson is ron paul in a tee shirt and sport coat

chris christie is bill o'reilly in a fat suit
 
2013-11-26 05:03:28 PM

sammyk: Car_Ramrod: The mistake conservatives and libertarians keep making is that we try to be polite to the criminals and crazies of the left, hoping that they will grow up. They never do, and they assume our courtesy is just weakness. We think we can negotiate compromise with evil, but aside from the moral failure of that approach, the liberals never accept comprise - they just keep demanding more (the John McCain fallacy).

We don't want to become as dishonest and criminal as they are, but that means that we damn well have to learn to be just as tough, or more so.

Because calling someone an crazy evil dishonest criminal is being very polite.


Yeah. If conservatives and libertarians are claiming to be "polite" to the left, I would really hate to see "rude" (but I'm pretty sure it involves firearms).
 
2013-11-26 05:03:36 PM

colon_pow: it's okay when they do it.



Actually, it's not.

Unless she's routinely described as 'one of the few sane, thoughtful Republicans' or 'pragmatic moderate', I'm sure she has plenty of horrible Repubby opinions that she can be fairly criticized for. "xxxxx in heels" attacks are stupid, no matter where they come from.
 
2013-11-26 05:04:09 PM
A three-term legislator? Seriously? What, did she get the job when she was 18?
 
2013-11-26 05:05:34 PM
Throughout the 2012 and 2013 election cycles, national Democrats launched repeated attacks accusing Republicans of using rhetoric they claimed was demeaning to women.

It wasn't really the rhetoric that was the main problem, though that wasn't great, it was the attempted legislation that constituted the "War on Women".

Jaymark108: But then he reverses himself by saying that she's exactly like another GOP politician "in heels". So, is she a capable politician or isn't she? Taken together, both statements are sexist.


Well, the third option is that the other GOP politician is not a capable politician either. So by comparing the two, he's not contradicting himself, but merely strengthening his argument.

To be honest, I have no opinion on this either way as I don't know enough about any of the parties involved.
 
2013-11-26 05:05:57 PM

nyseattitude: Marcus Aurelius: She's hot.  I'd vote for her.  As long as she's not stupid and/or derptastic.

She's a Tea Party ideologist

But wait! There's more!
Features not only include derptastic but now, for a limited time only, get all the derptastic AND herptastic qualities of Teabaggers!
It's like defecating and vomiting all over yourself at once!

FOR NO EXTRA CHARGE! (Just pay separate derptastic and herpdastic processing fees)

She want's to repeal Obamacare too..


I'm gonna hold off on my vote until I hear how well she spits out teabagger buzzwords.
 
2013-11-26 05:06:03 PM
Proud Lesbian, Lindsey Graham, is tired of the war on Women like her.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-11-26 05:07:10 PM

serial_crusher: timujin: Saying that she's of the same ilk as another politician, but that the difference is that she wears heels, is not misogynistic.  Calling her a mental lightweight or comparing her unfavorably to someone like Kim Kardashian is also not misogynistic.  Words have meanings, learn to use them.

What if you said that a particular candidate should be in the kitchen instead of in the white house or some such?  I mean, you could technically say that of either a man or a woman, so if you happened to say it about a woman it wouldn't be sexist, right?

/ sexist or not, it's certainly petty name calling.  Unless Kardashian has entered politics herself, I don't see why comparing a politician to her is relevant.


Pretty much my thoughts exactly.  Leave this petty bullsh*t for people who are too intellectually crippled to come up with something better.
 
2013-11-26 05:07:52 PM

BlastYoBoots: Part of me wants to agree with you, but the other part of me gets a kick out of something like one of you guys referring to Sarah Palin as "Snow Snooki" a couple weeks ago.


Sarah Palin has spent longer as a reality TV star than a politician. The compassion is apt.
 
2013-11-26 05:08:30 PM

BlastYoBoots: serial_crusher: timujin: Saying that she's of the same ilk as another politician, but that the difference is that she wears heels, is not misogynistic.  Calling her a mental lightweight or comparing her unfavorably to someone like Kim Kardashian is also not misogynistic.  Words have meanings, learn to use them.

What if you said that a particular candidate should be in the kitchen instead of in the white house or some such?  I mean, you could technically say that of either a man or a woman, so if you happened to say it about a woman it wouldn't be sexist, right?

/ sexist or not, it's certainly petty name calling.  Unless Kardashian has entered politics herself, I don't see why comparing a politician to her is relevant.

Part of me wants to agree with you, but the other part of me gets a kick out of something like one of you guys referring to Sarah Palin as "Snow Snooki" a couple weeks ago.



Given that Palin abruptly left public service mid-term for a life of grifting and 'reality' television, I think anybody should be able to call her "snow Snooki" and still rest easy at night.
 
2013-11-26 05:10:06 PM
the comment section was like Bizzaro Fark.
 
2013-11-26 05:11:05 PM
'They say the difference between a hockey Mom and a pitbull - lipstick.'
 
2013-11-26 05:14:46 PM

serial_crusher: timujin: Saying that she's of the same ilk as another politician, but that the difference is that she wears heels, is not misogynistic.  Calling her a mental lightweight or comparing her unfavorably to someone like Kim Kardashian is also not misogynistic.  Words have meanings, learn to use them.

What if you said that a particular candidate should be in the kitchen instead of in the white house or some such?  I mean, you could technically say that of either a man or a woman, so if you happened to say it about a woman it wouldn't be sexist, right?

/ sexist or not, it's certainly petty name calling.  Unless Kardashian has entered politics herself, I don't see why comparing a politician to her is relevant.


I agree completely, it is petty name calling and he should be remonstrated for it.  If she's that poor a candidate, it should be easy to win based on real issues.
 
2013-11-26 05:16:58 PM

phaseolus: colon_pow: it's okay when they do it.


Actually, it's not.

Unless she's routinely described as 'one of the few sane, thoughtful Republicans' or 'pragmatic moderate', I'm sure she has plenty of horrible Repubby opinions that she can be fairly criticized for. "xxxxx in heels" attacks are stupid, no matter where they come from.


It was an asshole thing to say, no doubt about it. Screw that guy.

But you gotta also love the fact that the story's first sentence is false ("New Hampshire Democrats" although it was one rep) and that the Weeners is "Nationally, libs are disgusting pieces of shiat and random stories of this nature justify this reputation." Thanks for reminding everybody who the bigger assholes are.
 
2013-11-26 05:18:16 PM

Lando Lincoln: nyseattitude: Marcus Aurelius: She's hot.  I'd vote for her.  As long as she's not stupid and/or derptastic.

She's a Tea Party ideologist

But wait! There's more!
Features not only include derptastic but now, for a limited time only, get all the derptastic AND herptastic qualities of Teabaggers!
It's like defecating and vomiting all over yourself at once!

FOR NO EXTRA CHARGE! (Just pay separate derptastic and herpdastic processing fees)

She want's to repeal Obamacare too..

I'm gonna hold off on my vote until I hear how well she spits out teabagger buzzwords.


She actually has some good ideas and notions as an individual. Problem is it all goes out the window when she's campaigning at the state and national level.

Her self descriptive "claim to fame" if you will;
new generation conservative committed to reducing the size, scope and cost of the federal government

Quite the original statement huh?

Considering Americans have never heard that before I expect her to be on the Presidential ticket in the near future. Oh wait....
 
2013-11-26 05:20:01 PM
Democrats should hold themselves to a higher standard rather than behaving like republicans.
 
2013-11-26 05:20:04 PM
Sullivan compared the three-term State Representative, who holds a Master's degree from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, to reality television celebrity Kim Kardashian.

Um, that's not "sexist".

He went on to refer to her as "[Republican State Rep.] Al Baldasarro [sic] in stiletto heels" ...

Meh, that really isn't, either.

...and "a lightweight."

Yeh, ALSO "not sexist". Farking morons. Learn what the word means before you try and lob it back. Oh, and also quote more than a SINGLE Democrat if you're going to label the attack as being made by "Democrats".
 
2013-11-26 05:21:49 PM
While I agree his comments were somewhat sexist, I also think that if femininity is off the table as a target, then masculinity should be as well... Women should stop trading on "old boys clubs" type remarks or playing on some idea that men are inherently clueless and self-serving and that being a woman brings you some greater capacity for empathy, understanding, and concern.

Either being a woman is an issue or it's not. You don't get to have it both ways.

It's like the stiletto heels remark. Does she wear stiletto heels? If so, then STFU. You don't get to try to trade on your looks and sexuality and then cry foul if you're called out on it.

"Pretty boy" politicians like John Edwards and Scott Brown take shiat for their looks. It's not sexist that glamour girl female politicians face the same. It's sexist if women are treated like fragile little porcelain dolls who can't handle "the game" the way men can and expect to get to play from the "ladies' tee."
 
2013-11-26 05:24:43 PM

colon_pow: it's okay when they do it.


He locked his twitter. Class A Chicken Shiat that one.
 
2013-11-26 05:24:44 PM

Car_Ramrod: The mistake conservatives and libertarians keep making is that we try to be polite to the criminals and crazies of the left, hoping that they will grow up. They never do, and they assume our courtesy is just weakness. We think we can negotiate compromise with evil, but aside from the moral failure of that approach, the liberals never accept comprise - they just keep demanding more (the John McCain fallacy).

We don't want to become as dishonest and criminal as they are, but that means that we damn well have to learn to be just as tough, or more so.


Is this satire?
 
2013-11-26 05:25:02 PM

Krymson Tyde: Democrats should hold themselves to a higher standard rather than behaving like republicans.


Please let us know when they start acting like Republicans, because if this is your example, it... kinda sucks to be you.
 
2013-11-26 05:26:05 PM

Marcus Aurelius: She's hot.  I'd vote for her.  As long as she's not stupid and/or derptastic.


She's a Republican. They only come in one flavor - durple.
 
2013-11-26 05:27:06 PM

ole prophet: colon_pow: it's okay when they do it.

He locked his twitter. Class A Chicken Shiat that one.


My bad colon, you got quoted by accident.

If it makes you better about checking your alert, your comment was pretty farking retarded.
 
2013-11-26 05:29:25 PM
She voted three times to make photo ID mandatory at elections.

You don't need to comment on her shoes to show that she's a bad choice.
 
2013-11-26 05:29:53 PM

Car_Ramrod: The mistake conservatives and libertarians keep making is that we try to be polite to the criminals and crazies of the left, hoping that they will grow up. They never do, and they assume our courtesy is just weakness. We think we can negotiate compromise with evil, but aside from the moral failure of that approach, the liberals never accept comprise - they just keep demanding more (the John McCain fallacy).

We don't want to become as dishonest and criminal as they are, but that means that we damn well have to learn to be just as tough, or more so.


Hey you're stealing my schtick!
 
2013-11-26 05:30:43 PM

Mikey1969: Sullivan compared the three-term State Representative, who holds a Master's degree from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, to reality television celebrity Kim Kardashian.

Um, that's not "sexist".

He went on to refer to her as "[Republican State Rep.] Al Baldasarro [sic] in stiletto heels" ...

Meh, that really isn't, either.

...and "a lightweight."

Yeh, ALSO "not sexist". Farking morons. Learn what the word means before you try and lob it back. Oh, and also quote more than a SINGLE Democrat if you're going to label the attack as being made by "Democrats".


It's not "get back to the kitchen, you whore" but it's also not appropriate.
 
2013-11-26 05:32:16 PM

sheep snorter: Proud Lesbian, Lindsey Graham, is tired of the war on Women like her.

[i.imgur.com image 300x380]


now that's funny
 
2013-11-26 05:35:37 PM

Almost Everybody Poops: Car_Ramrod: The mistake conservatives and libertarians keep making is that we try to be polite to the criminals and crazies of the left, hoping that they will grow up. They never do, and they assume our courtesy is just weakness. We think we can negotiate compromise with evil, but aside from the moral failure of that approach, the liberals never accept comprise - they just keep demanding more (the John McCain fallacy).

We don't want to become as dishonest and criminal as they are, but that means that we damn well have to learn to be just as tough, or more so.

Hey you're stealing my schtick!


YOU'LL NEVER CATCH ME!

cdn0.sbnation.com
 
2013-11-26 05:40:18 PM
Gah, it shouldn't be a Republican said _______ about a Democrate or a Democrate said ______ about a Republican woman.  How about you just grow up and look that this is an all boys club and stop saying or identifying the politician on her gender.  That is the real problem.  That is the only problem.  But hey, let's blame it on political parties.
 
2013-11-26 05:40:34 PM

timujin: Saying that she's of the same ilk as another politician, but that the difference is that she wears heels, is not misogynistic.  Calling her a mental lightweight or comparing her unfavorably to someone like Kim Kardashian is also not misogynistic.  Words have meanings, learn to use them.


to insinuate that a woman's career accomplishments are due in large part to her appearance - Nope, not sexist at all.
Matter of fact, I plan on using this one tomorrow at the office, followed by a pat on the rear and the ol "Sugartits" - in a non-misogynistic way, of course...
 
2013-11-26 05:42:29 PM

Krymson Tyde: Democrats should hold themselves to a higher standard rather than behaving like republicans.


I haven't seen any photoshops of her barefoot and pregnant standing a in kitchen yet. THAT would be Republican-like. And a Democratic politician would have to forward that from their governmental email to really seal it.
 
2013-11-26 05:42:42 PM

technicolor-misfit: While I agree his comments were somewhat sexist, I also think that if femininity is off the table as a target, then masculinity should be as well... Women should stop trading on "old boys clubs" type remarks or playing on some idea that men are inherently clueless and self-serving and that being a woman brings you some greater capacity for empathy, understanding, and concern.

Either being a woman is an issue or it's not. You don't get to have it both ways.

It's like the stiletto heels remark. Does she wear stiletto heels? If so, then STFU. You don't get to try to trade on your looks and sexuality and then cry foul if you're called out on it.

"Pretty boy" politicians like John Edwards and Scott Brown take shiat for their looks. It's not sexist that glamour girl female politicians face the same. It's sexist if women are treated like fragile little porcelain dolls who can't handle "the game" the way men can and expect to get to play from the "ladies' tee."

 
2013-11-26 05:48:41 PM
The New Hampshire Journal-another e-derp-zine I'd never heard of; thanks a lot fark.
 
2013-11-26 05:52:30 PM

GlenninSac: The New Hampshire Journal-another e-derp-zine I'd never heard of; thanks a lot fark.


I think you're missing a bet by not calling it the New  Herpshire Journal.
 
2013-11-26 05:53:21 PM

serial_crusher: timujin: Saying that she's of the same ilk as another politician, but that the difference is that she wears heels, is not misogynistic.  Calling her a mental lightweight or comparing her unfavorably to someone like Kim Kardashian is also not misogynistic.  Words have meanings, learn to use them.

What if you said that a particular candidate should be in the kitchen instead of in the white house or some such?  I mean, you could technically say that of either a man or a woman, so if you happened to say it about a woman it wouldn't be sexist, right?

/ sexist or not, it's certainly petty name calling.  Unless Kardashian has entered politics herself, I don't see why comparing a politician to her is relevant.


Do you really feel that comparing her to Kim Kardashian is not something one would normally say of a man?  Because I remember, back in '08, fairly frequent comparisons between Paris Hilton and a young lady named Barack Obama.

/however, I won't disagree that it is rather petty
 
2013-11-26 05:53:29 PM
I like how the insult is to whom she is compared, but the drooling derpers latched on to the "stiletto heels" part.
 
2013-11-26 05:53:38 PM
i.imgur.com


It's mildly sexist. The guy should apologize. It's possible to avoid gender stereotypes while attacking her on issues.
 
2013-11-26 05:54:29 PM
Isn't she running as a hottie?  Isn't she posing seductively for her campaign shots?  Isn't she professionally made-up and hairdressed?  Isn't she cashing in on her sex appeal?

/yes x4
 
2013-11-26 05:56:07 PM
I welcome the new addition to the national dialogue. I can't wait to watch the fun as the Republicans roll out the latest hot female capital-C Conservative with great fanfare and ado, and then slowly realize their error as she turns out to contain as much derp as all the male candidates they passed up in the quest to appear somehow friendly toward women. Since "female", "hot", and "buys all of our bullshiat" are generally the only qualifiers, we get to share in their process of discovery.

Watching Republicans try to get the cat back in the bag is what makes tracking political news worthwhile. The question is, who will play her in the movie afterward?
 
2013-11-26 05:59:19 PM

Huggermugger: Isn't she running as a hottie?  Isn't she posing seductively for her campaign shots?  Isn't she professionally made-up and hairdressed?  Isn't she cashing in on her sex appeal?

/yes x4


thiswastv.files.wordpress.com

This is the last time a politician did not use professional hair and makeup for a photoshoot or television appearance.

A young attractive woman is running for Congress. Let's focus on her bad ideas, not her nice ass.
 
2013-11-26 06:03:25 PM

Jackson Herring: sarah palin is joe the plumber in skinny jeans

gary johnson is ron paul in a tee shirt and sport coat

chris christie is bill o'reilly in a fat suit


Barack Obama is George Bush with a tan
 
2013-11-26 06:11:25 PM

Crabs_Can_Polevault: GlenninSac: The New Hampshire Journal-another e-derp-zine I'd never heard of; thanks a lot fark.

I think you're missing a bet by not calling it the New  Herpshire Journal.


Howsabout the New Herpshire Urinal?
 
2013-11-26 06:11:57 PM

Huggermugger: Isn't she running as a hottie?  Isn't she posing seductively for her campaign shots?  Isn't she professionally made-up and hairdressed?  Isn't she cashing in on her sex appeal?

/yes x4


Mentioning she's the same as another politician with the exception of being a woman doesn't seem very sexist. Sounds pretty much like "she has no new ideas, so she's trying to distract you with meaningless differences."
 
2013-11-26 06:19:35 PM
Never mind that protestants like her had been trying to outlaw and prevent Catholics from celebrating Christmas up until the mid 1800s.  Now that they've given up on stopping it, all of a sudden it belongs to them and they get to dictate it's "true meaning".  They sure are sticklers for how to properly observe the pagan winter solstice.
 
2013-11-26 06:20:31 PM

spiderpaz: Never mind that protestants like her had been trying to outlaw and prevent Catholics from celebrating Christmas up until the mid 1800s. Now that they've given up on stopping it, all of a sudden it belongs to them and they get to dictate it's "true meaning". They sure are sticklers for how to properly observe the pagan winter solstice.


^^ wrong thread *
 
2013-11-26 06:25:56 PM

Lando Lincoln: I'm gonna hold off on my vote until I hear how well she spits out teabagger buzzwords.


Once I'm finished, I don't really care if she spits or swallows.
 
2013-11-26 06:31:30 PM
UPDATE: Facing heavy criticism, Sullivan refused to walk back his remarks about Garcia, even issuing a mock apology to Kim Kardashian "for comparing her to a right-wing extremist like Marilinda Garcia."

Like a farking boss. There's much win in this Sullivan guy.
 
2013-11-26 06:34:21 PM

timujin: Saying that she's of the same ilk as another politician, but that the difference is that she wears heels, is not misogynistic.  Calling her a mental lightweight or comparing her unfavorably to someone like Kim Kardashian is also not misogynistic.  Words have meanings, learn to use them.


Stupid Lib.  Any insult made by a Liberal toward a Conservative woman is full-on misogyny, just as any insult made by a Liberal toward a Black Conservative is vile racism.  (Note that this does not work the other way; a Conservative calling Nancy Pelosi a cast-iron biatch on wheels is merely disagreement with democrat party policy.)
 
2013-11-26 06:39:09 PM
Just remember she's a harpist, not a harpie.  While she may be a lightweight, not a sexist term, considering that Congress isn't exactly a font of deep thinking intellectuals, that should not disqualify her.
 
2013-11-26 06:39:23 PM

Car_Ramrod: The mistake conservatives and libertarians keep making is that we try to be polite to the criminals and crazies of the left, hoping that they will grow up. They never do, and they assume our courtesy is just weakness. We think we can negotiate compromise with evil, but aside from the moral failure of that approach, the liberals never accept comprise - they just keep demanding more (the John McCain fallacy).

We don't want to become as dishonest and criminal as they are, but that means that we damn well have to learn to be just as tough, or more so.


9/10.  Not even sure what the missing 1 is -- was tempted to give 10/10 -- but there's something lacking that I just can't put my finger on.
 
2013-11-26 06:39:41 PM
So, who is this Peter Sullivan that he has come to represent all Democrats. I guess it is kind of sexist to bring up her choice of footwear. In political terms, it seems to be sort of mild sexism, but I do think it's fair to call it sexist. I just don't understand why this man is somehow the face of Democrats. Is he some rising star on the national front? He also appears to be plural - the article referred to "Dems" but only quoted this one man.
 
2013-11-26 06:40:02 PM

technicolor-misfit: "Pretty boy" politicians like John Edwards and Scott Brown take shiat for their looks. It's not sexist that glamour girl female politicians face the same. It's sexist if women are treated like fragile little porcelain dolls who can't handle "the game" the way men can and expect to get to play from the "ladies' tee."


You are not seriously suggesting that men are judged on their appearance to anywhere near the degree that women are, are you?  Because that would be like comparing one derpy statement by a democrat to the mountains of derpitude that comes out of the mouths of republicans,

Men face other pressures in society, but being judged on their appearance is not one of them.
 
2013-11-26 06:40:32 PM

Jaymark108: serial_crusher: timujin: Saying that she's of the same ilk as another politician, but that the difference is that she wears heels, is not misogynistic.  Calling her a mental lightweight or comparing her unfavorably to someone like Kim Kardashian is also not misogynistic.  Words have meanings, learn to use them.

What if you said that a particular candidate should be in the kitchen instead of in the white house or some such?  I mean, you could technically say that of either a man or a woman, so if you happened to say it about a woman it wouldn't be sexist, right?

/ sexist or not, it's certainly petty name calling.  Unless Kardashian has entered politics herself, I don't see why comparing a politician to her is relevant.

It would make sense if he was implying that this person is not a capable politician (that she has as much business being in politics as Kardashian does)...  But then he reverses himself by saying that she's exactly like another GOP politician "in heels".  So, is she a capable politician or isn't she?  Taken together, both statements are sexist.  The third statement (apologizing to Kardashian) is amusing, but fails to explain away the sexism.

In order to hold the other party accountable for a flaw, you have to hold yourself to much, much higher standards.  This guy deserves the criticism and other Democrats shouldn't be defending him.


It was sexist and the guy sounds like a douche. I'm the libbiest lib ever but trust me, democrats can be sexist pieces of shiat just as much as republicans.

The "lightweight" comment wasn't, unless I'm missing something.
 
2013-11-26 06:47:26 PM

technicolor-misfit: While I agree his comments were somewhat sexist, I also think that if femininity is off the table as a target, then masculinity should be as well... Women should stop trading on "old boys clubs" type remarks or playing on some idea that men are inherently clueless and self-serving and that being a woman brings you some greater capacity for empathy, understanding, and concern.

Either being a woman is an issue or it's not. You don't get to have it both ways.

It's like the stiletto heels remark. Does she wear stiletto heels? If so, then STFU. You don't get to try to trade on your looks and sexuality and then cry foul if you're called out on it.

"Pretty boy" politicians like John Edwards and Scott Brown take shiat for their looks. It's not sexist that glamour girl female politicians face the same. It's sexist if women are treated like fragile little porcelain dolls who can't handle "the game" the way men can and expect to get to play from the "ladies' tee."


I have a feeling it isn't, but if this was trolling, it's very good. 10/10

If it isn't, how do you not know that "old boys' club" is used to describe an environment hostile to women? The term describes an environment of sexism. And you think the term means sexist language is on the board?

Not even touching the rest. I have a cold and I'm going to go back to pretending it's trolling. Because then I'm impressed.
 
2013-11-26 06:50:25 PM
The  "We won get over it " crowd will justify this as fair play due to her being pro life.
 
2013-11-26 07:17:19 PM

Marcus Aurelius: She's hot.  I'd vote for her.  As long as she's not stupid and/or derptastic.


A NH Republican? I'd go with derptastic.

/masshole
 
2013-11-26 07:19:53 PM

Graffito: Men face other pressures in society, but being judged on their appearance is not one of them.


Except when they're Chris Christie.
 
2013-11-26 07:28:34 PM
You do realize that New Hampshire has 400 state representatives, one per 3,300 residents, and are paid $100/year. The job attracts a lot of nuts, you can generally find one with an objectionable opinion on any topic, and being outlandish is about the only way to become noticed.
 
2013-11-26 07:34:57 PM

Mikey1969: Sullivan compared the three-term State Representative, who holds a Master's degree from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, to reality television celebrity Kim Kardashian.

Um, that's not "sexist".

He went on to refer to her as "[Republican State Rep.] Al Baldasarro [sic] in stiletto heels" ...

Meh, that really isn't, either.

...and "a lightweight."

Yeh, ALSO "not sexist". Farking morons. Learn what the word means before you try and lob it back. Oh, and also quote more than a SINGLE Democrat if you're going to label the attack as being made by "Democrats".


Yeaaah...it's not  polite, but it's not a comment on her gender other than saying 'she's exactly the same as X but a girl'. Sure, I'm not a fan of rudeness, but it's not actually sexist except to radfem lunatics.
 
2013-11-26 07:35:47 PM
The GOP is outraged by this attack on women!

And now back to your regularly scheduled Hillary Clinton pantsuit joke.
 
2013-11-26 07:45:08 PM
It's a "stereotype" that women wear heels?  I thought the issue people have with "stereotypes" is that puts labels on folks -- like Mexicans are lazy (and they _aren't_) or that Asians are studious (I guess? that's insulting?).  The point is that unless this woman DOESN'T wear stiletto heels, it's not exactly "inappropriate".  Lots and lots and lots of projection here.
 
2013-11-26 07:51:18 PM

Car_Ramrod: The mistake conservatives and libertarians keep making is that we try to be polite to the criminals and crazies of the left, hoping that they will grow up. They never do, and they assume our courtesy is just weakness. We think we can negotiate compromise with evil, but aside from the moral failure of that approach, the liberals never accept comprise - they just keep demanding more (the John McCain fallacy).

We don't want to become as dishonest and criminal as they are, but that means that we damn well have to learn to be just as tough, or more so.


Ah, the simple life of internal melodrama. How I miss it.
 
2013-11-26 08:11:08 PM

Car_Ramrod: The mistake conservatives and libertarians keep making is that we try to be polite to the criminals and crazies of the left, hoping that they will grow up. They never do, and they assume our courtesy is just weakness. We think we can negotiate compromise with evil, but aside from the moral failure of that approach, the liberals never accept comprise - they just keep demanding more (the John McCain fallacy).

We don't want to become as dishonest and criminal as they are, but that means that we damn well have to learn to be just as tough, or more so.


Well, as long as you are going to throw nonsense like that out there, let me show you what real sexist quote looks like. Here's what one from the comments section of American Thinker (ironically this and many similar sexist and racist comments were in an article about selling conservatism to minorities):

"I would like to add that I have found a lot of women, especially white women, who just don't want to make a decision and are AFRAID to come out against liberalism. Being women who sincerely want to do what is right by children and the poor their heart just won't let them speak out against the talk of liberalism. I firmly believe that women in general don't understand economics or history to a degree that tells them they must stand up against tyranny. There is an old adage that the courts award custody to women because they can care more deeply. Well, that can work against common sense as well. "  --  http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/11/m-selling_conservatism_to_mino r ities.html
 
2013-11-26 08:12:19 PM

serial_crusher: I do have to say, she apparently called the GOP "the party of old, white men", and propped up her femininity as a selling point.  It might be fair to say she opened the flood gates.


Good point. In criminal proceedings, character attacks can't be made till the defendant "opens the door" and introduces character as an issue. If she was the one who said first "Hey, look at me! I'm not an old fat white man! I'm a hot young Hispanic woman!" then the gloves are off as far as that goes.
 
2013-11-26 08:40:13 PM
Remember, boys and girls:  It is sexist to call a moran a moran if she's a woman.
 
2013-11-26 08:46:51 PM

Car_Ramrod: Almost Everybody Poops: Car_Ramrod: The mistake conservatives and libertarians keep making is that we try to be polite to the criminals and crazies of the left, hoping that they will grow up. They never do, and they assume our courtesy is just weakness. We think we can negotiate compromise with evil, but aside from the moral failure of that approach, the liberals never accept comprise - they just keep demanding more (the John McCain fallacy).

We don't want to become as dishonest and criminal as they are, but that means that we damn well have to learn to be just as tough, or more so.

Hey you're stealing my schtick!

YOU'LL NEVER CATCH ME!

[cdn0.sbnation.com image 400x222]


Can't...stop...waaaaaatchiiiiiiiing...
 
2013-11-26 08:52:48 PM
So one guy I never heard of is a prick. Not exactly a democratic war on women though.
 
2013-11-26 09:00:32 PM

Lee Jackson Beauregard: Remember, boys and girls:  It is sexist to call a moran a moran if she's a woman.


Probably for the same reason that it's racist to disagree with a black person, eh?
 
2013-11-26 09:01:11 PM

Zeb Hesselgresser: Lee Jackson Beauregard: Remember, boys and girls:  It is sexist to call a moran a moran if she's a woman.

Probably for the same reason that it's racist to disagree with a black person, eh?


Something that has never been true, but has been a frequent complaint of racists and morons.
 
2013-11-26 09:09:18 PM
Masters from the Harvard government school?

How did they let one slip through?
 
2013-11-26 09:24:08 PM

Zeb Hesselgresser: Lee Jackson Beauregard: Remember, boys and girls:  It is sexist to call a moran a moran if she's a woman.

Probably for the same reason that it's racist to disagree with a black person, eh?


Not only do you not really have a point, there was no reason to mark your response in all bold.

We can see you just fine.
 
2013-11-26 09:29:55 PM

LasersHurt: Something that has never been true, but has been a frequent complaint of racists and morons



Which one is Oprah? Or  both?
 
2013-11-26 09:31:23 PM

Shryke: LasersHurt: Something that has never been true, but has been a frequent complaint of racists and morons


Which one is Oprah? Or  both?


I await your citation that Oprah has said that any and all disagreements with Black people are racist.

/just kidding I am not waiting for anything, you and I both know you're full of shiat.
 
2013-11-26 09:34:23 PM

LasersHurt: Shryke: LasersHurt: Something that has never been true, but has been a frequent complaint of racists and morons


Which one is Oprah? Or  both?

I await your citation that Oprah has said that any and all disagreements with Black people are racist.

/just kidding I am not waiting for anything, you and I both know you're full of shiat.



Hey, even *I* thought you wouldn't agree with Oprah's garbage. And here I am, wrong again. Amazing. Good on you, old chap!
 
2013-11-26 09:38:40 PM

Shryke: LasersHurt: Shryke: LasersHurt: Something that has never been true, but has been a frequent complaint of racists and morons


Which one is Oprah? Or  both?

I await your citation that Oprah has said that any and all disagreements with Black people are racist.

/just kidding I am not waiting for anything, you and I both know you're full of shiat.


Hey, even *I* thought you wouldn't agree with Oprah's garbage. And here I am, wrong again. Amazing. Good on you, old chap!


Oh come on, put in a LITTLE effort.
 
2013-11-26 09:39:04 PM

cchris_39: Masters from the Harvard government school?

How did they let one slip through?


So sad with that affirmative action, she just didn't have the chops for the full PhD....
 
2013-11-26 09:40:06 PM

Zeb Hesselgresser: Lee Jackson Beauregard: Remember, boys and girls:  It is sexist to call a moran a moran if she's a woman.

Probably for the same reason that it's racist to disagree with a black person, eh?


2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-11-26 09:56:02 PM
I know one thing brehs... that chick is hot for a politician
 
2013-11-26 10:00:20 PM
I'm kinda failing to see the sexism here.

As someone above mentioned, it's petty name calling and the libby-mclibbersons shouldn't resort to that (no politician should, for that matter). But how is it sexist? The closest one of those comments could come to sexist is the one with heels, and that's only because it mentioned stiletto heels, which have been used mostly in a sexual fashion, in my opinion.

It doesn't change the fact that the Dem. is a dipshiat who needs to shut up, though.
 
2013-11-26 10:00:23 PM

serial_crusher: sexist or not, it's certainly petty name calling.


True. But being a petty name caller is a far cry from being a misogynist waging a war on women.
 
2013-11-26 10:03:47 PM

busy chillin': the comment section was like Bizzaro Fark.


Yeah, I was about to point out the quality entertainment found in the link's comments. There's a story there also about the former head of the state GOP sending out an email warning of UN vehicles invading New Hampshire. Boffo yuks!
 
2013-11-26 10:52:12 PM

IlGreven: Graffito: Men face other pressures in society, but being judged on their appearance is not one of them.

Except when they're Chris Christie.


A woman the size of Chris Christie could never be elected governor.
 
2013-11-26 10:58:47 PM
Reading through the comments I see the fark libs are going with the standard response of, "shes a republican, so it's ok".  Maybe not in those words, but that's the meaning your are trying to convey.

I have no idea what her politics are since not all republicans are alike. Just like not all democrats are alike.  Except fark libs have convinced themselves that the GOP has some kind of clone factory where they produce each and every politician.

However, not matter what her political position is on various issues, I would not vote for her.  Just like I would not vote for any republican or democrat.  I refuse to be part of the problem and always vote third party.
 
2013-11-26 10:59:47 PM

Graffito: Men face other pressures in society, but being judged on their appearance is not one of them.


Are you stupid?
 
2013-11-26 10:59:56 PM

James!: FTFA: For too long women in our society have been judged by their appearance rather than their accomplishments and made subject to the ignorant assaults of men

And then subby called her a "hottie".


There are tons of videos like this one.
 
2013-11-26 11:14:10 PM

More_Like_A_Stain: Lando Lincoln: I'm gonna hold off on my vote until I hear how well she spits out teabagger buzzwords.

Once I'm finished, I don't really care if she spits or swallows.


Now THAT is misogynistic!
 
2013-11-26 11:16:46 PM

IlGreven: Graffito: Men face other pressures in society, but being judged on their appearance is not one of them.

Except when they're Chris Christie.


What? Fat guys? Judged on their appearance? This is AMERICA, good sir. Judging fat people is patriotic.
 
2013-11-26 11:21:27 PM

Car_Ramrod: Almost Everybody Poops: Car_Ramrod: The mistake conservatives and libertarians keep making is that we try to be polite to the criminals and crazies of the left, hoping that they will grow up. They never do, and they assume our courtesy is just weakness. We think we can negotiate compromise with evil, but aside from the moral failure of that approach, the liberals never accept comprise - they just keep demanding more (the John McCain fallacy).

We don't want to become as dishonest and criminal as they are, but that means that we damn well have to learn to be just as tough, or more so.

Hey you're stealing my schtick!

YOU'LL NEVER CATCH ME!

[cdn0.sbnation.com image 400x222]


All I can say is that stuntman probably probably hurt himself bouncing off that window post.
 
2013-11-26 11:24:55 PM

OgreMagi: Graffito: Men face other pressures in society, but being judged on their appearance is not one of them.

Are you stupid?


No, but I'm thinking you are.
 
2013-11-26 11:34:12 PM

Graffito: OgreMagi: Graffito: Men face other pressures in society, but being judged on their appearance is not one of them.

Are you stupid?

No, but I'm thinking you are.


While I'm inclined to say that women are more judged based on appearance, it's basically a truth that person is judged by appearance.
 
2013-11-26 11:56:03 PM

Lando Lincoln: IlGreven: Graffito: Men face other pressures in society, but being judged on their appearance is not one of them.

Except when they're Chris Christie.

What? Fat guys? Judged on their appearance? This is AMERICA, good sir. Judging fat people is patriotic.


Straight up judging people of both sexes on appearance is in common. That's why you can buy a plain, white t-shirt for $120, and be that much awesomer.
 
2013-11-27 12:16:24 AM

timujin: Saying that she's of the same ilk as another politician, but that the difference is that she wears heels, is not misogynistic.  Calling her a mental lightweight or comparing her unfavorably to someone like Kim Kardashian is also not misogynistic.  Words have meanings, learn to use them.


She voted against all abortions after the first trimester and against any federal aid to help a poor girl get an abortion. But being compared to another attractive successful woman is a War on Women.
 
2013-11-27 01:19:32 AM
I've told this story before but it seems appropriate.

In fall of 2008 I was in college and taking a scuba diving class as one of my credits (it just happened to fit and hey, scuba). The election was still winding up and I'd already realized my dive instructor and I were on differing sides of the fence. So we're at the Y gearing up and he mentions Sarah Palin. My reaction was "NO. No no no GOD no."

This guy turns to me and says, straight faced, "You should be proud of her." My reaction was to pull my mask down, shove my mouthpiece in and jump into the water, choosing bubbling on the bottom of the deepend over him. To this day I have no idea what the hell he was talking about and I wish I'd asked. I'm not related to Sarah Palin, so why should I be proud of her? Because she and I both possess ovaries?

/I don't get this line of thinking
 
2013-11-27 02:31:27 AM

Ablejack: timujin: Saying that she's of the same ilk as another politician, but that the difference is that she wears heels, is not misogynistic.  Calling her a mental lightweight or comparing her unfavorably to someone like Kim Kardashian is also not misogynistic.  Words have meanings, learn to use them.

She voted against all abortions after the first trimester and against any federal aid to help a poor girl get an abortion. But being compared to another attractive successful woman is a War on Women.


THESE.

Democrats tend to back down when Republicans cry foul which they do all the freaking time.

Good on this guy for not doing so for once.

Can't take the heat, get the hell out of the kitchen.

Wait, was that sexist?

/No, it wasn't.

Want to see real sexists in action?

How about when Ashley Judd was mulling a run against Mitch McConnell and the RW media picked up a story about a pro coal golf tournament that featured a picture of a topless Judd with the caption...

"Ashley Judd makes a living removing her top, why can't coal miners?"

http://dailycaller.com/2010/07/10/topless-shot-of-ashley-judd-used-a ga inst-in-pro-coal-mining-poster/#ixzz2lpP6EHGU

Rush Limbaugh demanding Fluke post a sex video online?

Todd Akins "legitimate rape" remark?

Santorum calling rape babies "A gift from God" and that women in this situation should "accept what God has given you"?

Foster Friesse (Santorum's Sugar Daddy in the 2012 election) and his "Bayer aspirin between the knees" remark?

That is what sexist remarks look like.

This? Not so much.
 
2013-11-27 06:39:12 AM

mediablitz: Car_Ramrod: The mistake conservatives and libertarians keep making is that we try to be polite to the criminals and crazies of the left, hoping that they will grow up. They never do, and they assume our courtesy is just weakness. We think we can negotiate compromise with evil, but aside from the moral failure of that approach, the liberals never accept comprise - they just keep demanding more (the John McCain fallacy).

We don't want to become as dishonest and criminal as they are, but that means that we damn well have to learn to be just as tough, or more so.

Is this satire?


I know, right?
Last time I took a post like this seriously I got my nose rubbed in it all day.
I just can't tell any more.
 
2013-11-27 06:49:25 AM

Raoul Eaton: Car_Ramrod: The mistake conservatives and libertarians keep making is that we try to be polite to the criminals and crazies of the left, hoping that they will grow up. They never do, and they assume our courtesy is just weakness. We think we can negotiate compromise with evil, but aside from the moral failure of that approach, the liberals never accept comprise - they just keep demanding more (the John McCain fallacy).

We don't want to become as dishonest and criminal as they are, but that means that we damn well have to learn to be just as tough, or more so.

9/10.  Not even sure what the missing 1 is -- was tempted to give 10/10 -- but there's something lacking that I just can't put my finger on.


misspelled lieberal.
 
2013-11-27 07:09:50 AM

OgreMagi: Reading through the comments I see the fark libs are going with the standard response of, "shes a republican, so it's ok".  Maybe not in those words, but that's the meaning your are trying to convey.

I have no idea what her politics are since not all republicans are alike. Just like not all democrats are alike.  Except fark libs have convinced themselves that the GOP has some kind of clone factory where they produce each and every politician.

However, not matter what her political position is on various issues, I would not vote for her.  Just like I would not vote for any republican or democrat.  I refuse to be part of the problem and always vote third party.



Wrong on all three points.

Farklibs aren't using the excuse "she's a Republican, it's ok", they're instead actually reading what was said and, like most sane individuals, realize what was said was not sexist.

So, you're saying that the high-ranking Republican politicians AREN'T clones of one another?  Please, point out some examples on how different they are.

You always vote third party, huh?  Um... hate to tell ya this, but a vast majority of third party nominees are still career politicians and are really no different from Republicans or Democrats.  It's like you just said "I refuse to buy that Cadillac or Chevrolet crap!  GM SUCKS!" and then you go and buy a Buick.
 
2013-11-27 07:16:37 AM

Graffito: A woman the size of Chris Christie could never be elected governor.


A woman the size of Chris Christie would be assigned her own zip code.
 
2013-11-27 07:56:02 AM

Graffito: IlGreven: Graffito: Men face other pressures in society, but being judged on their appearance is not one of them.

Except when they're Chris Christie.

A woman the size of Chris Christie could never be elected governor.


Think again   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dixy_Lee_Ray
 
2013-11-27 08:29:43 AM
So, let me get this straight.  Attacking a woman candidate = a war on women.

That woman candidate belongs to the GOP, a party that:

Opposes equal pay for women
Opposes reproductive rights, birth control, and a woman's right to choose
Opposes the ACA (which helps women - especially regarding child birth - by increasing the insurance pool and expanding medicaid)
Opposes marriage equality
Opposes a living wage for single working mothers
Opposes food stamps, SNAP, and other programs that help mothers in poverty feed their children
Opposes workers' rights
Consistently sides with big business and wealthy special interests, which are overwhelmingly run by and benefit a small number of wealthy men
Consistently characterizes anti-discrimination laws as vehicles for "frivolous litigation" and as imposing a "huge cost on businesses"


So remember kids, what people say in political campaigns is far more important than their substantive policy positions.
 
2013-11-27 08:33:15 AM

Snapper Carr: [i.imgur.com image 520x324]


It's mildly sexist. The guy should apologize. It's possible to avoid gender stereotypes while attacking her on issues.



Agree.  On the other hand, it's completely absurd for the GOP to pretend that it's a party championing and defending womens' issues.  It's even more absurd for the story to be that some politician said something mildly sexist, as opposed to what positions the candidates have taken regarding womens' issues.

This is all just part of the modern GOP's strategy - avoid talking about substantive policy at all costs, in favor of drama and substance free political "controversies"
 
2013-11-27 10:37:41 AM

Car_Ramrod: The mistake conservatives and libertarians keep making is that we try to be polite to the criminals and crazies of the left, hoping that they will grow up. They never do, and they assume our courtesy is just weakness. We think we can negotiate compromise with evil, but aside from the moral failure of that approach, the liberals never accept comprise - they just keep demanding more (the John McCain fallacy).

We don't want to become as dishonest and criminal as they are, but that means that we damn well have to learn to be just as tough, or more so.


FTFA COMMENTS:
The mistake conservatives and libertarians keep making is that we try to be polite to the criminals and crazies of the left, hoping that they will grow up. They never do, and they assume our courtesy is just weakness. We think we can negotiate compromise with evil, but aside from the moral failure of that approach, the liberals never accept comprise - they just keep demanding more (the John McCain fallacy).
We don't want to become as dishonest and criminal as they are, but that means that we damn well have to learn to be just as tough, or more so.


Is this your alt sir or are you stealing bad comments from other sites?
 
2013-11-27 10:50:31 AM
LasersHurt: Lee Jackson Beauregard: Remember, boys and girls:  It is sexist to call a moran a moran if she's a woman.

Something that has never been true, but has been a frequent complaint of sexists and morons.


This
 
2013-11-27 01:02:30 PM
She can turn her guns on me, if you know what I mean.  *nudge, nudge*  *wink, wink*

/That would be sexist
 
2013-11-27 01:12:24 PM
She's more than welcome to be on my caucus.
 
2013-11-27 02:14:02 PM

Raoul Eaton: Car_Ramrod: The mistake conservatives and libertarians keep making is that we try to be polite to the criminals and crazies of the left, hoping that they will grow up. They never do, and they assume our courtesy is just weakness. We think we can negotiate compromise with evil, but aside from the moral failure of that approach, the liberals never accept comprise - they just keep demanding more (the John McCain fallacy).

We don't want to become as dishonest and criminal as they are, but that means that we damn well have to learn to be just as tough, or more so.

9/10.  Not even sure what the missing 1 is -- was tempted to give 10/10 -- but there's something lacking that I just can't put my finger on.


he posted  the exact same text in many threads.
You may have this feeling of "I have seen this before"
 
2013-11-27 03:04:47 PM

doloresonthedottedline: Jaymark108: serial_crusher: timujin: Saying that she's of the same ilk as another politician, but that the difference is that she wears heels, is not misogynistic.  Calling her a mental lightweight or comparing her unfavorably to someone like Kim Kardashian is also not misogynistic.  Words have meanings, learn to use them.

What if you said that a particular candidate should be in the kitchen instead of in the white house or some such?  I mean, you could technically say that of either a man or a woman, so if you happened to say it about a woman it wouldn't be sexist, right?

/ sexist or not, it's certainly petty name calling.  Unless Kardashian has entered politics herself, I don't see why comparing a politician to her is relevant.

It would make sense if he was implying that this person is not a capable politician (that she has as much business being in politics as Kardashian does)...  But then he reverses himself by saying that she's exactly like another GOP politician "in heels".  So, is she a capable politician or isn't she?  Taken together, both statements are sexist.  The third statement (apologizing to Kardashian) is amusing, but fails to explain away the sexism.

In order to hold the other party accountable for a flaw, you have to hold yourself to much, much higher standards.  This guy deserves the criticism and other Democrats shouldn't be defending him.

It was sexist and the guy sounds like a douche. I'm the libbiest lib ever but trust me, democrats can be sexist pieces of shiat just as much as republicans.

The "lightweight" comment wasn't, unless I'm missing something.


Would it be sexist to compare a male politician to The Situation? I wouldn't think so, even if the reason involves sex appeal. Just because women are judged more on their appearance doesn't make an equivalent comparison sexist or not.
 
2013-11-27 09:59:43 PM

OgreMagi: I have no idea what her politics are since not all republicans are alike. Just like not all democrats are alike. Except fark libs have convinced themselves that the GOP has some kind of clone factory where they produce each and every politician.


It honestly doesn't even matter.  Even the relatively moderate Republicans end up doing nothing but enabling their crazy-go-nuts brethren.  You saw that with the government shutdown -- plenty of Republicans grumbled and groused about what their party was doing, but none of them stepped up to put a stop to it.
 
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