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Saturday, April 17, 2010

 
Biased Sisterhood

by digby

The following was written by the editor of The Las Vegas Review Journal. It is not satire:

Bias is not a good thing. Right? We all agree on that, don’t we?

People and candidates for public office should be judged on the basis of their ideas, stance on the issues, character, experience and integrity, not on the basis of age, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion or disability.

Therefore, we must repeal the 19th Amendment. Yes, the one granting suffrage to women. Because? Well, women are biased.

Just look at the poll results in today’s newspaper.

Men favored the attractive former beauty queen Sue Lowden over the graying Harry Reid by 22 points, while women shunned their gender mate, choosing Reid by a 2-point margin. Which proves women favor Democrats.

Not convinced? Well let’s back it up a week and look at the poll results published this past Sunday.

In a head-to-head match among Reid, Lowden and Tea Party pretender Scott Ashjian, the men favored Lowden by 19 points over Reid and women picked Reid by a 3-point margin. Ashjian was in single digits.

But change the Republican option from Lowden to former basketball star Danny Tarkanian and it is a different tale. Men still favored the Republican by 16 points and doubled their support by Ashjian to 15 points. Women, on the other hand, chose Reid by 16 points, proving they’d rather vote for a woman than a male Republican.

Men are consistent. Women are fickle and biased.

Not convinced?

Then look down the questionnaire to the 3rd Congressional District race pitting Republican Dr. Joe Heck against Democratic incumbent Dina Titus. Men went with Heck 58-36, while women leaned toward Titus 52-40.

Repeal.


Right. Because 13% of the women who would vote for a moderate Republican would switch to the moderate Democrat rather than vote strict party line or teabagger insanity like the male automatons, they are "biased" and should have their right to vote repealed. It couldn't possible be that they dislike Tarkanian for reasons other than the fact that he has a penis. (You know how those biased women hate those things.)

And in the other race the bitchuz picked the Democratic woman over the Republican man purely because she's a woman while the men who are favoring the male Republican are obviously basing their votes purely on the issues. Why? Because men aren't biased.

The fact is that nationally more women vote for Democrats and more men vote for Republicans. That means --- in general --- women are more liberal and men are more conservative. And I think that really explains why this sexist creep wants to take away their right to vote, don't you? I would imagine he'd like to remove the franchise from people under the age of 30, blacks and Hispanics too. Then he'd be able to remove a whole bunch of that irresponsible bias from the system."Those people" just can't be trusted.

When you strip away everything else,all the prejudice and the bigotry and the arrogant privilege, it all comes down to the fact that these wingnuts just don't like democracy.



h/t to TJ

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