Tuesday, July 22, 2014

ISBL Asshat of the Week: Renee Ellmers

I don’t know why anyone would choose to be a Republican; sure, I get conservative; I get financial conservative. But what I don’t get is the rigid, rightwingnut religious rantings of people who say they want smaller government then try to get Big Government to stick its nose in every nook and cranny, and vagina, in the country.

And I’ll give men a pass because, well, men are idiots. But I don’t understand female Republicans. Why would you join a party, a political party that seems hell bent on telling you what you can do with your own body? Sure, I know there are Pro-Life women out there, but why let a man tell you what you can do, what health care choices you can make, and how you should live your live as though you don’t know how?

Then I read about Renee Ellmers, the ISBL Asshat of the Week and if she’s a typical Republican, well then, I get it now.

Recently, a group of the more conservative GOP women in the House of Representatives attended a Republican National Committee conference that was supposed to train them how to talk to women voters about Republican policies.  You know, cuz women — and by women, it appears they mean the non-GOP women — are dumb.

Since there are only 19 female Republicans in the House, it wasn’t a big meeting and it went mostly unnoticed; except for ….

One of the 19 was Renee Ellmers, a two-term Congresswoman from North Carolina. Ellmers shot to conservative asshat fame last year when she that she won’t be giving up her pay during the government shutdown that her party created because, she said, “I need my paycheck. That’s the bottom line.” 

She also, at the same time, used that tried-and-untrue GOP method of opposing Obamacare with a boatload of lies and innuendo; in fact, she was such an outright liar that even her own constituents stormed her Facebook page to put her on blast for “embarrassing them” and their state. 

But that didn’t stop Ellmers who, at that GOP conference on how to talk to female voters, gave a speech entitled "Taking Back the Future" and here’s a little of what she said:
“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.”
Okay, let me get this queer: she believes men are smarter than everyone else because they have props, and most of us are just too dumb to understand a pie chart. But she goes on — and boy, does she go on — to say that all women really want is more time in their lives … as in, and I quote, “more time in the morning to get ready.”

So, according to this woman, women are too dumb to understand a graph, and need more time in the mirror before heading out to do a job that men do better because they have graphs. But then she puts another nail into the coffin of the GOP when she said this:
“We need our male colleagues to understand that if you can bring it down to a woman’s level and with everything that she is balancing in her life — that’s the way to go.”

Wow. So, the way to get women to understand GOP policies is to treat them as though they are stupid; use one-syllable words and pictures; maybe pretty music and mirrors and lights; shiny stuff.

Again, I say, I get conservative, but I don’t get why a woman should join the GOP when the men in the party want to tell her how to use, or not use, her own body, and the women in the GOP think she’s too dumb to understand anyway.

At least Renee Ellmers doesn’t understand, and that’s why she’s the ISBL Asshat of the Week.

Let me put it in a way she might understand: you’re dumb, honey.


Mitchell is Moving said...

You took the words right out of my mouth with those first two paragraphs (but you said it so much better than I could).

I'm not sure I even understand the term "Taking Back the Future." How do you take back what you've never had?

I think maybe we need to start photoshopping those hats onto the heads of those asses.

Raybeard said...

And there are women who will STILL vote for her? Sorry, but I adamantly refuse to believe that people can be SO F*CKING STOOPID!!!

anne marie in philly said...

a dumb blond bitch for sure! too much shit in this country is already dumbed down for the likes of her and her ilk.

STFU and sit down, asshat!

the dogs' mother said...

My brain hurts ;-)

Helen Lashbrook said...

She needs her pay check but it's okay to kick other people out of jobs? Us uneducated women call that hypocritical

Anonymous said...

I do fear that some of the peroxide has in fact leeched through her skull. She only squeaked by the incumbent 7 term Dem Congressman by a margin of less than 1% in 2010 but bested another Dem 56 - 41 in 2012. This is the district in which Clay Aiken is running as a Dem this year. Perhaps if he doesn't do anything "confusing" like display pie charts he can pull in some of the votes from those southern ladies - - provided he doesn't bring the discussion up to a level that is too high!

Professor Chaos said...


Biki Honko said...

Good heavens! I sure hope some newspaper/twitter/facebook/etc picks up her statements and blasts them everywhere. And if the women who are voting for her are to damned stupid to see how she is belittling them, hopefully the on the fence voters will change their votes after being exposed to her true feelings.

And you're totally right, I just dont get die hard republican women, at all!

Raybeard said...

I can imagine some Islamic clerics in their male-'wisdom'-exclusive worlds (and in other religions too, including some Christians) vehemently applauding her remarks. Suggestion to her - Convert!

Frank said...

We all should be laughing...but we're not.

Debbie said...

KILL ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! JEEZ!!