Thursday, October 27, 2016

Republican War on Women, Cont'd.

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After his epic takedown by Fux's Megyn Kelly a couple of days ago, right-wing culture warrior Newt "Poot" Gingrich -- who may be one of the most despised characters in politics -- has had to comfort himself with off-hand praise from his political master, neo-fascist bigot Donald "Rump" Trump. At the opening of his soon-to-go-bankrupt white elephant hotel in Washington, D.C., Rump laughably congratulated Poot on the "amazing interview" with Kelly (which left Poot sputtering in finger-wagging rage).

Michelle Goldberg has an interesting piece in Slate that looks at a burgeoning gender war within the Rethuglican / New Confederate / Stupid / Shooters Party that's been fueled by the nomination of misogynist groper and sexual assault braggart Rump. Goldberg notes that Kelly's confrontation of Poot was,
" important moment in one of the more interesting subplots in this election—the dawning realization by at least some conservative women that many of the men in their movement are not on their side."
Poot, who's been married three times and who had affairs during his first two marriages, is the face of the Rethuglican and Trumpist movement's attitude toward women: reactionary, dismissive and predatory. It's dawning of some Rethug women that, to paraphrase Pogo, we have met the enemy and they are our men.

(cartoon: Mike Luckovich, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, via


Feline Mama said...

After viewing that pic of "eye of newt" I have to share my experience in voting yesterday in Reno. A white, older, male had the booth next to me.
He 'Brought' in his Red, "make 'merika great again' hat. Wasn't wearing it,just had it in hand & hung it on 'his' booth next to mine. He was a Very large man, so he kinda drifted in to MY space. I backed up against him & said "excuse me".. NO response.
Also, that hat was clean, stiff & didn't look like it had been worn. Picked it up before headin' off to the votin' place??
P. S. Oh, NV. has its' voting "thing" ALL TOGETHER, let me tell you!!

W. Hackwhacker said...

Thanks, FM! It's great people aren't backing down from puerile Stormtrumpers. (This guy sounds like my former neighbor across the street who moved to the Reno area about 3 years ago, btw.) I early voted today in Maryland - good size crowd, not too many knuckle- draggers spotted!