One of the interesting things about being on Twitter is to see who is “following” me. Yes, I do have friends and colleagues as I expected, along with the occasional spammer. What really amuses me is that I also have several conservatives following me. Why, I don’t know, because my profile says: “Generalist geek, pragmatic liberal, with a warped sense of humor.” Which anyone who’s read this blog can say is probably true. That said, it’s sometimes interesting what comes across the feed, and one of the tweets made me laugh. Apparently, the reason liberals don’t like various conservative figures is that they don’t like “pretty Christian women.” That statement in many ways explains a lot about why there are some of the conservative icons there are. They’re icons not because of their brains and accomplishments, but because there’s a good segment of the male population who wants to have sex with them. Personally, I like pretty women too, but I really, really have to have intelligence as part of the package.
I was reminded of this when I saw this article over on Talking Points Memo: Bachmann: Repeal the Senate to undermine socialist ‘Obamacare’. Yes, she stood on the floor of the House and babbled inanely once again.
“This is not symbolic, this is why we were sent here and we will not stop until we repeal a president and put a president in the position of the White House who will repeal this bill, until we repeal the current Senate, put in a Senate that will listen to the American people and repeal this bill,” Bachmann said on the House floor Wednesday afternoon.
This isn’t the first time she’s done this. The woman has a perfect record when it comes to PolitiFact’s Truth-O-Meter. No, it hasn’t gotten better since that one was printed, it’s still a perfect record. She can’t even get her Constitution right, and considering that she just sat through a reading of it doesn’t say much for her. But heck, she’s nominally a Christian (except for that whole telling the truth thing) and she looks good.
It’s not just her, though. I saw the same lines being used every time someone like Sarah Palin, Christine O’Donnell, or any of the Fox News female pundits get caught out lying or saying something stupid. The defense is almost always “we don’t like them because they’re pretty,” as a justification for why liberals are “attacking them.” No, it doesn’t have anything to do with it, but as I said, it explains where their defender’s motivations come from. It explains a lot about why they vote the way they do, but there something they should remember:
Yes, stupid is forever. You can’t fix it. Unfortunately, the Republicans seem to be putting a premium on it.