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“If the Democrats said we had a war on caterpillars and every mainstream media outlet talked about the fact that Republicans have a war on caterpillars, then we’d have problems with caterpillars. It's a fiction."
~ Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt” airing this weekend, via Daily Kos

Photobucket Women + insects = adding 10 pts more to gender gap
~ Stephanie Cutter, Obama's Deputy Campaign Manager, on Twitter

Photobucket It has a classic, pat-on-the-head, "don't be hysterical nor worry your pretty little head about it" vibe, doesn't it? ~ 80sGirl on The Maddow Blog

Photobucket I'm sorry to report that Reince Priebus did not appear to be intoxicated at the time of the making of this analogy, as it sort of sounds like something a drunken asshole of a boyfriend would say in the middle of a 2 am argument outside of a bar. ~ Erin Gloria Ryan on Jezebel

Photobucket If you remove the vowels from Reince Priebus, which is Latin for 'rectal probe,' BTW, his name is actually RNC PR BS... ironic, huh? ~ Comment by prthatrocks on Huff Post

Photobucket Considering Republican environmental policies, they're actually at war with caterpillars too.
~ Twitter from The Democrat Machine

Photobucket Mitt Romney is trying to get female voters and Rick Santorum said, "What? Women can vote? Are you kidding me? ~ David Letterman via Newsmax


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Apr. 5th, 2012 09:08 pm (UTC)
I'm just sick of the Repubs attempt to drive us all back into the 19th century. Oh, and did I say drive? Obviously I should have said horse and carriaged us back to the nineteenth century. It will give me great pleasure to be in the voting booth for every election, large and small, national and local, just to pull the lever against these smug, racist, homophobic and misogynist creeps.

Election day can't come fast enough.

Edited at 2012-04-05 09:23 pm (UTC)
Apr. 5th, 2012 10:20 pm (UTC)
What amazes me is that just when we think they have surely learned their lesson about insulting women, they come out with something truly stupid like the caterpillar analogy. Today I noticed several male bloggers, even liberals, thought that women were making too much of this. But then, no one was comparing their gender to the crawling larval stage of an insect. Maybe we should be glad that these immature dolts can't hide their subconscious hatred of women. I realize he was actually slamming the "lamestream media," but the exact analogy was between women and caterpillars, as if we are eating up trees and they need to bring in a crop dusting plane!!!

Yes, I'm a little ticked off. :grumble: Although it was nice to have something to laugh about, since all the rest of the Republican news sucks.
Apr. 5th, 2012 10:23 pm (UTC)
And let me add that I was nauseated to see Romney kissing up to Paul Ryan - ack! - and I honestly hope he chooses Ryan for his running mate. They deserve each other. I am sick unto death from hearing all the bad things in the Ryan budget. He just wants people to live poor and die sick - he's evil.
Apr. 6th, 2012 04:24 am (UTC)
Rachel Maddow used this picture on her show tonight and I made an icon from it. :) It's perfect, really.


Apr. 6th, 2012 03:15 am (UTC)
I agree with Suo Gan. What's really going on here is an attempt to roll back all the gains of the twentieth century. As I've said before, I'm a devout Catholic, and it's beyond me how any woman, working person, or member of a minority group could vote for any of these bozos. And - I cannot resist - Alan Rickman played the Caterpillar in the latest version of Alic in Wonderland . He's on our side! Ha!
Apr. 6th, 2012 04:23 am (UTC)
I know - don't you love it that he was a Caterpillar, too. :) LOL
Apr. 6th, 2012 03:42 am (UTC)
Much worse things have been said. The caterpillar quote is just another brick in the wall. Some of those tweets are pretty darn funny, though.

Hey, the Wisconsin Primary was Tuesday, so for the first time in my life I voted for a Republican presidential candidate!!! :D (Seriously, everyone else on the ballot was running unopposed, so checking Republican was the only way to get any choice.) I thought I might vote Santorum, just in hope of making Romney flounder a little more, but couldn't bring myself to actually check his name. So I did a just-for-fun throwaway vote for Ron Paul, the candidate I knew the least about and consequently despise the least.

BTW, Did you hear Colbert got another Peabody award, for the SuperPAC stuff he's been doing? Haven't watched the show where he talks about it yet, looking forward to it.

Edited at 2012-04-06 03:43 am (UTC)
Apr. 6th, 2012 04:22 am (UTC)
I didn't know that about Colbert! Awesome!

Yes, Santorum lost Wisconsin and may even lose Pennsylvania, but now the Conservatives in Texas are talking about changing their system to winner-take-all and Santorum thinks he can close the gap with Romney. I think it's all pie in the sky, but it shows how desperate Santorum is to be President.
Apr. 6th, 2012 08:37 am (UTC)
How Republican--change the rules in the middle of the game.

I can't wait for some teepeer to accuse us of having no sense of humor! That was the big complaint about us feminists back in the day, y'know.

I used to be a faithful viewer of HeeHaw, mostly for the music, and then I started to pay attention to the humor. It didn't take me long to realize that 99% was taking digs at women; turned me off fast.
Apr. 8th, 2012 04:20 am (UTC)
Sadly, that's true about HeeHaw, but at the same time, they made fun of all the men for being stupid and sex-crazed, LOL, and all Southerners for being hayseeds, so everyone was lampooned somehow.

Unbelievably those were the light-hearted days of the Republican Party, when Loretta Lynn could sing "The Pill" or go on The Muppet Show and sing "One's On the Way" and no one was outraged.
Apr. 6th, 2012 12:20 pm (UTC)
You have just got to admire the masterfully dismissive diction and tone of that statement. The skillful reduction of women and their silly issues and objections....Beautifully done.

And just leaving himself wide open for the responses--an opportunity which was clearly and deftly seized by everyone with a gram of intelligence. I laughed aloud at Cutter's perfect riposte and just kept laughing.

The GOP Clown Car keeps rollin' on............
Apr. 8th, 2012 04:18 am (UTC)
Yes, I really like Cutter - she is sharp. And I hope that Priebus had a terrible weekend - I'm sure he did, LOL. No one will ever forget the caterpillars.
Apr. 8th, 2012 07:48 am (UTC)
I totally believe Republicans could be surprised to learn women can in fact vote. I have no other way to explain their assault on women. Didn't they think that would lose them a lot of the female vote? The only explanation I can think of is that they just don't see women as people and are startled to be reminded that we are. I bet they thought, well, we know people hate women and like to blame them for all sorts of stuff, so we'll point the finger at them and gain us some nice support.

By the way, I read Jezebel daily, and Erin Gloria Ryan is the best author they have, I recommend her articles heartily.
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