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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Balloon Juice Rips Rep. Cathy McMorris (R-WA) a Few Brand New Assholes, Tears Her Ass Off, Hands McMorris Her Own Ass, Sends Her On Her Way

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Reverse Polarity 1
Damn. I love a good righteous rant.
Posted by Reverse Polarity on March 22, 2012 at 1:22 PM · Report this
TVDinner 2
Sigh. She represents my district. Sigh.
Posted by TVDinner http:// on March 22, 2012 at 1:23 PM · Report this
emma's bee 3
She's good. Have you had her guest on your podcast yet?
Posted by emma's bee on March 22, 2012 at 1:29 PM · Report this
Vince 4
She's a sick and twisted Republican and everybody but her is to blame as usual.
Posted by Vince on March 22, 2012 at 1:33 PM · Report this
venomlash 5
I want to print out a hundred copies of that and make them into a giant papier-mache hammer with which to whack people who lead assaults on women's reproductive rights.
Posted by venomlash on March 22, 2012 at 1:42 PM · Report this
puppydogtails 6
I could do without all the fucks, quite frankly. If you need them to make your argument, then your argument is weak. But hers isn't. So drop them.
Posted by puppydogtails on March 22, 2012 at 1:54 PM · Report this
piminnowcheez 7
I haven't even read the whole rant, but just watching the Chris Matthews clip makes me feel sorry for TVDinner and everyone else that this lying robot represents. That was some seriously transparent dissembling, there.
Posted by piminnowcheez on March 22, 2012 at 1:56 PM · Report this
I really don't know how to respond to that.

To me it sounds like she has 4 talking points:
1. The "War on Women is just something the Democrats made up to get the women's vote back.
2. Taxes / jobs.
3. Democrats push their own social agenda with gay marriage.
4. Women should make their own (and their family's) health care decisions WITHOUT the federal government's interference.
5. Obama is a bad president.

If anyone introduces anything that you don't want to address, ignore it and repeat a talking point.
Listen to her. She stumbles a bit before she skips the question and repeats her talking point.

"...they they they passed gay marriage..."
Posted by fairly.unbalanced on March 22, 2012 at 2:06 PM · Report this
ScrawnyKayaker 9
@6 Your tone concern is noted, but we don't fucking care.
Posted by ScrawnyKayaker on March 22, 2012 at 2:08 PM · Report this
undead ayn rand 10
@6: Ah, the ever-present sanctimonious prick.…
Posted by undead ayn rand on March 22, 2012 at 2:14 PM · Report this
What horrifying is the thought it's still probably not enough to rile up most women voters.
Posted by tkc on March 22, 2012 at 2:29 PM · Report this
@11 My grandma got her tubes tied in the 70s, one of my aunts is on the pill and won't have anymore kids after having twins, one just got divorced and started dating again, another had a miscarriage & got pregnant again only to find it hadn't developed right so had it removed and is still dating.

What do they all have incommon?

They all vote Republican.

Cause you know, they're (repubs) talking about "those people" (insert random minority or other detested group), not ME.
Posted by mygash on March 22, 2012 at 3:24 PM · Report this
undead ayn rand 13
@12: Yep. Republicans can be poor, any manner of minority, female, on the dole, but oh no, it's always "those people" that are abusing and should be abused. It's never THEM, the party of Personal Responsibility that are ruining the country.

The idea that they sincerely care about their own interests is pretty ridiculous.
Posted by undead ayn rand on March 22, 2012 at 3:49 PM · Report this
debug 14
@11 Actually, women voters are pretty active in politics:

According to the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University, there are clear gender differences in voter turnout:

"In recent elections, voter turnout rates for women have equaled or exceeded voter turnout rates for men. Women, who constitute more than half the population, have cast between four and seven million more votes than men in recent elections. In every presidential election since 1980, the proportion [of] female adults who voted has exceeded the proportion of made adults who voted."

Mystery to me why women's issues are under attack but clearly there are a lot of women yanking the GOP lever in the voting booth.
Posted by debug on March 22, 2012 at 4:21 PM · Report this
undead ayn rand 15
@14: "Mystery to me why women's issues are under attack but clearly there are a lot of women yanking the GOP lever in the voting booth."

Compartmentalization, Othering.
Posted by undead ayn rand on March 22, 2012 at 4:34 PM · Report this
Speaking as a Canadian woman, I have to say that it's truly starting to scare me, what's happening to women & their rights in the States.
Posted by Newfie girl on March 22, 2012 at 7:02 PM · Report this
James McDaniel 17
On a side note, what's with this apology at the end?
Rant written from an unabashedly cisgendered perspective. I’m working on figuring out ways not to do that all the time.

Is that where we are now? Progressives having to apologize in advance for our own biologies/identies/orientations when writing a subjective opinion piece? I assume she did so in order to innoculate herself from expected attacks from other presumably-progressive groups. It's hard enough to fight the religious extremists without constantly worrying about "friendly fire" from your own side. Wow.
Posted by James McDaniel on March 22, 2012 at 11:28 PM · Report this
Yes, absolutely. However, methinks somebody has ASS on their mind... and should probably get them some = ass!
Posted by parisimo on March 23, 2012 at 5:38 AM · Report this
Thank Gawdess! I finally have the link I need - No War on Women? My fucking ass. They want govmint small enough to shove in my vagina.
Posted by Hopiwan on March 23, 2012 at 6:39 AM · Report this
undead ayn rand 20
@17: It's an attempt at consciousness. There's no need to sneer at someone who may be concerned about using trans-unfriendly language.
Posted by undead ayn rand on March 23, 2012 at 10:29 AM · Report this
What an awesome argument!

We need to protect people from governmental intrusion into people's personal lives by inserting government into the most intimate parts of peoples personal lives!

Makes sense too me Ms. Batshit.

The Democrats are scaring women by objecting to legislation introduced Republicans. It couldn't possibly be the fault of the people introducing the unpopular and punitive legislation, now could it?

Has anybody else noticed that basically, the Republican idea of freedom is to empower the strong to exploit the weak, but to prevent the weak from even defending themselves? You crazy people have a right to your crazy-ass ideas, but you have no right to use them to take away my freedoms. Fuck off.

Posted by Richard Cranium on March 23, 2012 at 10:54 AM · Report this
You know, that comment by John McCain at the beginning of the video reminded me of why I used to like the guy. Not enough to ever consider voting for him, but back before he ran in 2008, he seemed like the kind of guy I disagreed with economically but made sense socially. And there he is, saying what the Republican strategy SHOULD be if they have any desire to hang onto their moderates, and yet he's being completely ignored. It's kind of ridiculous.
Posted by alguna_rubia on March 23, 2012 at 1:58 PM · Report this
undead ayn rand 23
@22: "You know, that comment by John McCain at the beginning of the video reminded me of why I used to like the guy."

He's voted for anti-woman legislation recently, I don't know why he thinks THIS is too much considering.
Posted by undead ayn rand on March 23, 2012 at 2:42 PM · Report this

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