Posted by Steve Markowitz on January 5, 2013
On January 3, twenty females were sworn in as United States senators. That day the 20 get together for a joint interview with reporter Diane Sawyer. Their comments go a long way to demonstrating how fractured our society has become.
One of the interesting comments made was by long-term Senator, Dianne Feinstein, Democrat from California, who responded to a Sawyer question saying: “We’re less on testosterone. We don’t have that need to always be confrontational. And I think we’re problem solvers, and I think that’s what this country needs.” There was general agreement with this statement by Feinstein’s 19 colleagues with Republican Lisa Murkowski saying: “Maybe it is the testosterone that you speak to, Dianne, or the ego that is attached there.”
Females are not the only politicians with testosterone concerns. Last year President Obama in a speech said: “Fewer than 20 percent of the seats in Congress are occupied by women. Is it possible that Congress would get more done if there were more women in congress? I think it’s fair to say: That is almost guaranteed.”
This testosterone-troubled Blogger finds it hard to disagree with the concerns expressed. Testosterone does the damnedest things to many of us. It is about time society opens up to this important subject. Maybe, us guys will get some special dispensation for our inability to control this most dangerous of substance. At the same time with political correctness broken, we will have the opportunity to again start discussing that other nasty substance, estrogen. What effect does this substance have on female decision-making? We await Feinstein’s answer.
There certainly is a gender gap in Washington with only 20 percent of the US Senators being female, even though over 50% of voters are women. Possibly we will find that estrogen gets in the way of fair voting.
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Posted by Steve Markowitz on December 18, 2010
Leftist moonbat Chris Matthews is at it again. On Friday’s Hardball carried on MSNBC, Matthews used name calling to attack an opponent of his Progressive views. This time Congresswoman Michele Bachmann was the target of the vitriol that has become synonymous with the Left.
Matthews had a laugh-fest at Bachmann’s expense with four liberal male colleges that included ex-San Francisco mayor Willie Brown, Howard Fineman of the Huffingtonpost.com, Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post and Ron Reagan talk show host. Typical of bullies, Bachmann was not a part of the all male sexist party that through the following barbs at the Congresswoman.
- Mathews said: “Let’s take a look at this. My hero and heroine, Michele Bachmann, here, who’s been named today, by the way, to the Intelligence Committee – there’s a whopper”. Again the boys responding with a frat-house laugh.
- Just in case the audience didn’t get Mathews, negative vibes at this point in the show, he said: “You know why, I`ve suggested that Michele Bachmann does sort of represent sometimes the behavior of a zombie, that she does seem somewhat like she`s hypnotized. I`m serious.”
- Then sexist Brown chimed in: “You`re making an assumption that people who get elected to office in all cases are people who can think, people who pursue and reduce themselves for sure to quality information. She is not in that category. The voters elected her and the voters deserve her idiocy.”
- Reagan, then fearful he would not get his pound of flesh added: “We laugh about her – we laugh about her being on the intelligence committee, but that`s an important sort of post. It`s actually a little disturbing that she`s going to have access to – you know, to top secret cables and things. She`s a loon.” Junior, the Left said much worse about your father and that didn’t stop him from achieving, did it?
- Finally, Willie Brown won the battle of sexist behavior with his deep conclusion: “She may not be able to find the meeting room.”
The Left has used name-calling for decades to cut off debate on important issues of policy. It started with (and worked on) Barry Goldwater. In these earlier days Progressives called their opponents “war mongers”. Who can forget the despicable ad run by the Johnson campaign showing the little girl being consumed by a nuclear explosion?
With the ascendance of Ronald Reagan, the Left rightfully feared his popularity across a large political spectrum. Here was a man that could bring conservatism to the mainstream. In an effort to blunt the Gipper’s appeal, they attacked on his I.Q. Unlike in Goldwater’s time, the mud did not stick.
The Left, a group that is genetically gripped by fear of global cataclysmic events, now has another fear to add to their list: the ascendance of conservatives with estrogen. They understand the danger to the Progressive movement from conservative women who raise families and have successful careers. Like Reagan, they can bring a new breed of conservatives to the Country and make it mainstream. So the Left is back to the name-calling that includes the old claim of questioning opponents’ I.Q., but now with the added twist of throwing the “bimbo” bard at these conservative women.
As for Michele Bachmann’s I.Q., its level does not affect the legitimacy of her views. However, that’s the point with the Leftist attacks. Their goal is to avoid discussion on the merits of other viewpoints. At the same time it should be pointed out that Bachmann does have a JD and is a specialist on tax law. Her JD is from William & Mary Law School, which U.S. News and World Report ranked tied with George Washington University for the spot of 28th top law school.
The vitriol of the Left’s current attack on conservative women, as epitomized by Chris Matthews and pals, is a sign of desperation and fear. Given the historic outcome of last month’s elections, the fear is justified. To sexists like Mathews we can only say: “get over it”. The gals have “come a long way baby”!
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