|From Album 5|
So Rep. Renee Ellmers recently insisted that the way to a woman's voting heart certainly wasn't through her purty little head, because that might give her a great big old headache
Men do tend to talk about things on a much higher level…Many of my male colleagues, when they go to the House floor, you know, they've got some pie chart or graph behind them and they’re talking about trillions of dollars and how, you know, the debt is awful and, you know, we all agree with that. …
We need our male colleagues to understand that if you can bring it down to a woman’s level and what everything that she is balancing in her life — that’s the way to go.
To be fair, the GOP's been dumbing down of the message has been equal opportunity for some time, perhaps not expressed as manifestly ugly and sexist as Rep. Ellmers, but certainly affirming if not promoting a worldview that at best is frustratingly shallow.
More and more I'm convinced that the right v. left debate in this country is less a difference of thought out policy and more and agressive, mean-spirited ignorance versus a grown-up-grasp of reality than anything else. And it's very difficult to discuss or debate issues when the political opposition has the mentality of a bratty eight year old.