It all started with that bitch Eve

It all started with that bitch Eve

by digby

I like it when conservatives say what they really believe. And the favorite pastor of right wingers everywhere, Jesse Lee Patterson, is one who's not afraid to do it:

At roughly 8:30 into his 12-minute sermon, he doubles down, amazingly, saying that he believes America went wrong when it gave women the right to vote.

“I think that one of the greatest mistakes America made was to allow women the opportunity to vote,” Peterson says. “We should’ve never turned this over to women. And these women are voting in the wrong people. They’re voting in people who are evil who agrees with them who’re gonna take us down this pathway of destruction.”

“And this probably was the reason they didn’t allow women to vote when men were men. Because men in the good old days understood the nature of the woman,” he adds. “They were not afraid to deal with it. And they understood that, you let them take over, this is what would happen.”
The nature of women. Well, eve did eat that damned apple and we all know what happened after that.

The funny thing is that he's not the first big shot conservative to say that in recent years:

Promoting her new book If Democrats Had Any Brains They'd Be Republicans, Ann Coulter told a New York City paper:
If we took away women's right to vote, we'd never have to worry about another Democrat president. It's kind of a pipe dream, it's a personal fantasy of mine...

She continued, saying that she doesn't think it will happen, and says that she places the blame on single women.

The comment, part of an interview published October 2 in the New York Observer, has gained headlines from numerous media outlets.

Megan McArdle of The Atlantic Monthly criticized Coulter's statements. McArdle comments: "Coulter isn't getting away with this because she's a Republican; she's getting away with it because she's a woman. If a conservative male had called for taking away the vote from women, Republicans wouldn't be able to get to the microphone fast enough to denounce him. They know where their political interests lie."

Coulter went on in the interview to blame former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter for the September 11, 2001 attacks and criticized women for "voting stupidly".

Coulter has made a lot of money channeling the right wing id. I think she's especially in tune with this one. It just seems to strike a natural chord.