Thursday, September 17, 2015

These AssHats Want To Be President ... And This Is What They think Of Women

I watched the GOP debates last night. Well, I watched for about a minute at a time and then the stupidity and the idiocy and the [t]Rump began annoying me so I switched back to a Modern Family rerun. I got most of my debate news from Facebook this morning, and this story really showed me how the GOP feels about women, if they know any women at all.

CNN's Jake Tapper asked the 11 candidates — not the full slate, the other 187 candidates didn’t have enough poll numbers to sit at the big kid’s debate — which “historically important female American” they would like to see on the $10 bill and this is what went down:
  • Rand Paul called it a “tough question” and then settled on Susan B. Anthony, an American social reformer and feminist who played a pivotal role in the women's suffrage movement. Rand has obviously been paying attention.
  • Mike Huckabee said the “historically important female American” on the $10 bill should be his wife because she had cancer and raised three kids. Um, Mike, you dick, so did my Mom but she doesn’t need to be on a $10 bill. He played the whole thing like a joke because the idea of a woman on our money is a joke to him
  • Marco Rubio said Rosa Parks—“an everyday American who changed the course of history”—and who is known to many as the First Lady of Civil Rights and, well, my choice as well.
  • Ted Cruz said we should put Rosa Parks on the $20, and keep Hamilton on the $10—perhaps he has a grudge against Andrew Jackson who is now on the $20 bill.
  • Ben Carson wants his Mom on the $10 bill because she was one of twenty-four children and married at thirteen and had a third grade education. Um, again, “historically” important Ben?.
  • Donald Trump thinks it should either be his daughter—of whom he once famously said that if they weren’t related he’d be dating her—because she’d been sitting in the audience for three hours … yes, he said that  and then added, “Other than that we’ll go with Rosa Parks.”
  • Scott Walker would like to see Clara Barton, founder of the Red Cross honored this way.
  • Chris Christie chose Abigail Adams
  • Scott Walker: Clara Barton.
  • John Kasich chose Mother Teresa—and said it probably couldn’t be done—a Roman Catholic nun from Macedonia because he’d once met her. Seriously..
  • Chris Christie: Abigail Adams because she was  the wife of President John Adams and the mother of President John Quincy Adams; I guess that qualifies.
But I saved the best for last:
  • Jeb Bush think the iconic American woman  on the $10 bill should be … drum roll … British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, proving W isn’t the dumbest Bush ever. He said it was “probably illegal but what the heck” proving, again, that he doesn’t give a thought at all to the important women who helped shape and continue to help shape this country.
  • Carly Fiorina, the only female GOP candidate currently running for office—though more and more Republicans drop into the race every day—thinks there should be no woman at all on the $10 bill because it’s just a “gesture.” Yes, a female Republican doesn’t believe that there are any women who deserve being honored this way.
And that’s your GOP candidates. Nearly half of them chose women who are not “historically important female Americans” to be on the $10 bill because the GOP doesn’t like women, think much of women, or care about women, enough to even remember any names.


Raybeard said...

If Mrs Thatcher's image had been on one of the BRITISH banknotes it wouldn't have deterred many of us from using it as toilet paper.
Mr Bush (does the line have no end?) may just as well have suggested, in a general public figure question, one T.Blair, whose reputation carries about the same degree of ignominy here but, like Thatcher's, for some reason is hosanna'd by many right-wing Americans.

Sam said...

Talk about snatch a SNL skit straight from the writers. Boy, Jeb did show his hands in spades with that answer. He is a BUSH.
Susan B. Anthony is on currency already? did they forget?
Bob, this shit was so off the wall. I can't believe any of it.
Mother Theresa? damn what hilarity.

Michael said...

Margaret Sanger - the founder of Planned Parenthood.

the dogs' mother said...

We turned to one of our favorite shows (What Could Possibly Go Wrong - Science Channel - gonzo Mythbusters) so missed that question.

Thought one of the best moments was when Trump and Carly Fiorina were going on and on and on and on about their stellar careers (pulling in millions of dollars) and Christie said something to the effect of, "wth? Middle America does not CARE about your careers - they can't make ends meet!"

Brewella Deville said...

I love my son, but if he was put on a national stage and named me instead of any one of the dozens and dozens of women who deserved to be put on the $10 bill, I'd consider myself a failure as a mother.

anne marie in philly said...

what asshats!

Sadie J said...

wall to wall stoopid, which is why I never even considered watching it.

Anonymous said...

Eleanor Roosevelt because besides being a great First Lady and a civil rights activist, she was also the first U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and in that role chaired the U.N committee that came up with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. She was one of the world's most esteemed women during her lifetime and a model for women in leadership.

But, of course, she was a staunch Democrat so we will never see her memorialized on our currency. She might also have been bisexual or lesbian so another reason not to include her.

Helen Lashbrook said...

What about lil' ole Nancy Reagan? She did as much as any woman by keeping her home luvverly for her man and herself lookin purtty for him. She was also a nasty piece of work - sounds about right for the GOP base.

But Bob you are right; Rosa Parkes should be honoured.

Blobby said...

Fiorina could have made points just by saying a woman could go on the $0.76 cent piece since that's all they made compared to a man.

But then the ugly truth of EVERY GOP member of congress voted against Equal Pay for Women would have come a GOP debate.