Posts tagged: Michele Bachmann
Michele Bachmann says that Cain’s plan is dangerous because if you turn “9-9-9” upside down it reads “666.” “The devil is in the details,” she said with a cold smile.
What’s truly scary is that she probably believes the shit she is saying….
I love how Herman Cain is looking at her like, “You can’t possibly be serious,” Perry is confused out of his tiny little mind, and Romney is just like, “Gooood. Gooood. Keep talking. Hand me the nomination. Goooood.”
It’s funny that someone who doesn’t believe in government handouts paid 6,000 people to vote for her.”
~ Jimmy Kimmel
You get the idea, this woman is either a pathological liar, or she has a fucked up perspective on the world. How could this person be stable enough to govern us?
Warning: There is profanity in it (so careful hopping in), but there are also good points being made about the photo in question. Our personal take: It’s funny, but it’s funny in that “I can’t believe they actually took that photo” sort of way. Ultimately, as a culture we need to have a debate about whether we should necessarily use an unflattering photo just because we can. Or whether we should hold our politicians to the same standard Perez Hilton holds celebrities. Look, people on the left dislike Michele Bachmann, but there are far better ways to prove your point than by taking photos of her eating corn dogs in an unintentionally risqué way.
I think the problem is that people find it appropriate in general to ridicule a female politician for things like this, to reduce the discussion of her campaign to an unfortunate photograph with a corn dog or her “crazy eyes.” There’s a culture of acceptance around sexualizing the women that are in the public eye and around reducing them to objects of ridicule for how they look. We have a number of reasons to invalidate Michele Bachmann: every single one of those reasons comes from her horrible politics and the uninformed things that come out of her mouth. None of them come from how she looks, or how she dresses, or how she photographs. Instead of deconstructing her lack of understanding about the debt ceiling, pointing out her stances on gay marriage and taxing corporations, or discussing her political influences, we find it acceptable, actually preferable even, to use an offensive photo as our primary tool against her. The reductionist, gendered lens through which we view female politicians is indicative of the seriousness with which we take the notion of a female candidate. This is the kind of atmosphere that bullies women out of formal politics and the kind of atmosphere that prevents us from having actual discussions of political issues. Like SFB rightly says, “there are far better ways.”
What Torie said.
What we should be talking about, over and over again:
- Bachmann has called homosexuality “part of Satan,” a “real issue of sexual dysfunction,” and a “very sad life.”
- She compared gay and trans people to pedophiles
- She said Rep. Keith Ellison, her Muslim colleague in Congress, pals around with terrorists
- She thinks government collecting taxes is like the Holocaust
- She doesn’t care about our veterans, until people actually pay attention to her horrific beliefs, so she backs off
- She thinks Planned Parenthood is responsible for trafficking underaged girls
- She wants to reduce the federal government “to its original size.”
- She lies about the Obama administration over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over again.
What we’re talking about, over and over again:
- Her looks
- How she looks eating a corn dog
Obviously, her crazy needs to be the focus. But can’t we stop for a second once in a while and laugh at her hiding in the bushes or looking completely ridiculous eating a hot dog?
Also, as far as the G+ argument goes, I can see both sides. Obviously, there is an element of sexism to the reaction, but are we not allowed to laugh about anything sexual anymore? The blowjob in particular is a strange grey area, but I don’t think we should be completely serious about it like it’s some sacred act. I would never blaspheme the beej, but come on. Let’s have a laugh and go back to the issues in five minutes, yes?