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Friday, February 4, 2011

Fantasy And Victimhood : The Right Wing Way Of Life

Each and every time a prominent female voice within the modern American Right is even lightly pressed to explain her stance on any topic, the hue and cry of "sexism" is surely to be leveled within the following hour.

And this is a rather peculiar procedure of operation, considering how the Right Wing view American women and their individual liberties.

So, it comes as no surprise that one of the stepford wives from the Fox caliphate would pull out the "no, it's the liberals that hate women" meme - again.

Just this week, notorious camera hog Sen. Chuck Schumer said perhaps the dumbest thing I have ever heard a politician say.

In attempting to make a point about how the organs of power on Capitol Hill need to work together to prevent a government shutdown, Schumer reconfigured the three branches of government. "You know," he said, "we have three branches of government. We have a House. We have a Senate. We have a President." It should be noted that this isn't the model described in most civics textbooks, which list the three branches as legislative, executive and judiciary.

Now imagine if a Republican had said that. Better yet, a Republican woman.


Two things here.....

First: this was a dumb move by a Senator that really doesn't serve any greater purpose than to say incredibly dumb shit like this on a regular basis in order to give fodder to the reactionary Right.

Second: A Republican DIDN'T say this, and a Republican woman DIDN'T say this.

The former is hopefully something that will be remedied soon and the later is something that most within the American media aren't quite willing to talk about - save maybe Maddow or Cenk Uygur.

This is how the modern American Right operates - if it's not there, formulate the narrative that if "X" happened, then "Y" is the eventual conclusion. The problem is that in a majority of instances, "X" is never part of the equation.

While this laughable tirade is meant to bolster the Right's base that actually believe that people like Palin and Bachmann are serious contenders for the Presidency, this rationale does nothing but reveal the modern America Right to embrace what they have claimed to be against since Obama's candidacy was announced - favoring inexperience and ignorance over forward thinking and a passion for the domestic agenda.

Granted, there are likely some within the socio-political landscape that would be more than happy to see Palin, Bachmann, or any Republican or even Democratic woman as far from the Resolute Desk as possible because they happen to be of the female form, these voices do not make up even a plurality of the voting public - at least I would hope not.

But more to the point - questioning a woman does NOT make one sexist. That is, unless you happen to believe like Andrea Tantaros or just about anyone that votes Republican does.

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