Comments on: Michele Bachmann’s glass house Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 By: Sinestar Fri, 06 Jan 2012 19:33:05 +0000 It is no big secret those like Bachmann and the amazing ‘Frothy Mix’ would have us in some 14th century theocracy waging Holy War against the Muslims in Jerusalem while praying and waiting patiently for Armageddon to come given half a chance.

For those of you getting your conservative panties in a twist, if you read, she is leveling the beam squarely at Evangelical fundies at the extremes. Be they a minority or not, they are still nauseatingly vocal. Can’t we just carve out an area in the middle of Nebraska and ship them all there so they can have their fundie Utopia and left the rest of us the Hell alone?

By: jrpardinas Fri, 06 Jan 2012 07:21:13 +0000 Brilliantly insightful piece!

The political ambitions of evangelical women are denied by the very set of entrenched “Christian” fundamentalist ideologies that they seek to champion.

Welcome to the world of the American Taliban.

By: AntoniusBlock Fri, 06 Jan 2012 00:00:59 +0000 Correction/modifier on Condi Rice…should say “First African American Female” Sec of State

By: AntoniusBlock Thu, 05 Jan 2012 21:44:01 +0000 This has to be one of the worst commentary pieces I’ve ever seen on here…where to begin:
1) The sneering, condescending view of evangelical Christians. Substitute in any other major block of religious people and this (“Christianese?” seriously, do you take us for Martians or something?) comes across as borderline racist.
2) Lisa Murkowski lost her party’s nomination for Alaska Senate because of a (largely correct in my humble view) perception that she was part of a corrupt political machine and out of touch with her party’s voters – not because of her plumbing. She is a statist, career politician and nowhere near being a genuine evangelical. In a state as conservative as Alaska, the fact that she was able to survive by almost having a worse ACU rating than Ben Nelson, a Democrat, is astounding.
3) I seem to recall two female Senate nominees from the GOP, Christine O’Donnell and Sharron Angle that initially drew strong support from the very conservative right you accuse of having a problem with women in these positions, garnered serious ridicule from the Democratic party, the DC establishment, the spineless bunch at the RNC, and the media-which seriously undermined their candidacies.
4) I also seem to recall the Dems filibustering two qualified Federal Court nominees in the days of the Bush Administration – Janice Rogers Brown and Priscilla Owen, in the hopes that they would be unable to be picked for the Supreme Court someday (we can’t have a Republican President nominating qualified women or Hispanics, as Miguel Estrada withdrew unfortunately, now can we?)
5) Opposition to Harriet Miers was driven by the fact that her resume was light in terms of legal scholarship and a history of opinions to tell whether or not she could be relied upon to judge based on the merits of the Constitution when interpreting law. (I thought Feminism was about equality/merit? Oh, wait…)
6) You’ve apparently forgotten that Sandra Day-O’Connor, a conservative judge/political heavy hitter from Arizona, was nominated to be the first female SCOTUS AJ by President Ronald Reagan (championed by Sen Barry Goldwater as well) – standard bearers in the Conservative movement.
7) Given all the media scrutiny / bashing etc. (largely from the left/DC media establishment) bestowed upon Sarah Palin, who could blame her for wanting to make money writing books and giving speeches rather than going through the gauntlet again? (Is Katie Couric a man?) I fail to see what this has to do with the GOP wanting women back in the kitchen, when many conservatives would love to see her jump in the race. Can’t have your cake and eat it too (but then that would seem to tbe the objective of your feminist movement now, wouldn’t it?)
8) Hillary Clinton. If I need to explain this you need to switch careers.
9) Many Conservatives that you accuse of wanting women back in the kitchen have seriously considered a “Draft Condi” movement (1st Female Sec of State – ala GW Bush) for President and she may be on the ticket as VP.
10) Michelle Bachmann was perceived as lacking gravitas as a back bencher by running for President. You clearly understand little about Presidential politics if you think governorships lack power or paths to the top – Nikki Haley could be a serious candidate at some point in the future for Pres. or VP, as most Presidents of late have been governors. (Except for our current one…and gee isn’t that turning out swell?)

By: emm305 Thu, 05 Jan 2012 18:49:25 +0000 I don’t know if the average GOP evangelical voter sees the deep personal hypocrisy in women like Bachmann and Palin and others. But, apparently, they are able to realize that some of the stuff that they say is just plain ignorant.

Women like Bachmann accept all the benefits of feminism and equal rights that those rights provide to THEM. What they cannot accept is that other women have different lives and encounter different problems and need to make their own decisions about how to deal with them.

Bachmann, et al, may simply be control freaks. They simply want to dictate to other women what is right for them. They want to legislate how other people should lead their personal lives.

As Christians, you would think they would realize that they could do the most good by living good lives and being good examples of what they consider moral people to be, rather than beat people over the head with their own demands that people accept what they want them to do. And, help people, encourage people in their quests to do better.

These women are in a mutually beneficial relationship that is typical within the GOP, just like blacks like Hermain Cain, Tim Scott and Alan West. The party gets to say: Look at us, aren’t we inclusive?!? while fighting women’s and black rights legislatively. The candidates are prized as trophies that allow the party to say that. It’s sick on both sides.

By: DisgustedReader Thu, 05 Jan 2012 18:46:12 +0000 So you’re saying God gave her the boot early on? If it weren’t for the fact God has no interest in blind political ambition, I’d say you were on to something.

By: DisgustedReader Thu, 05 Jan 2012 18:44:23 +0000 Voters grappled with Palin during her aspirations to seize power and occupy the White House. They didn’t need mini-Palin with equally blind ambition.

By: billt568 Thu, 05 Jan 2012 17:18:44 +0000 Glad to see people smashing this article. Drawing conservatives as anti-intellectual zealots who support submission to their husbands and are vehemently anti-feminist ignores that for the most part, an American conservative is anti-government, pro-business, anti-regulation AND anti-bailout, and should be fundamentally anti-war.

Bachmann actually supports dominionism. for those not in the know, that is divine right within the context of an democracy or republic (god chooses the elections and thus the leader can do no wrong). She is on record with this. Thankfully God knows to keep out of American politics.

By: Jozi Thu, 05 Jan 2012 14:55:54 +0000 You have upset a lot of conservative evangelical fundies who would rather you were at the kitchen sink than a keyboard.

On the other hand, leaving sexism out of it, could it be that Bachman (and Palin) are just thick?

By: mindlessthug Thu, 05 Jan 2012 14:18:04 +0000 My little girl could draw a more accurate picture with a box of crayons than this article.