Hairy old white men strike again, voting against a bill that would improve women's pay equality in comparison to men.
A picture is worth a thousand words. In this picture, Senate Republicans are explaining why they refused to vote for a bill aimed to improve pay equality between men and women.
And what is it you note about this picture? Ah yes, that’s right…THEY’RE ALL HAIRY OLD WHITE MEN!!! (Again…a phrase coined by my wife). In another example of how COMPLETELY out of touch Republicans are, not only did every single Republican vote against this bill, but the cadre of Senators they chose to come out and speak to the press about it are all HAIRY OLD WHITE MEN.
The not quite as “old” Hairy White Man in the back is our own beloved Senator John Thune from South Dakota. Or, as I like to refer to him….”Worthless Piece of Shit Thune“. This is the same bold, independent thinker who responded with “I can’t vote for that! I’m a Republican!!” when my wife and I met with him to talk about a stem cell research bill up before the Senate (research that could help my son with Type 1 diabetes). PERFECT photo of what Thune is ALL about…standing in the background, hanging on every word that his older HAIRY OLD WHITE MAN colleagues are saying, so he can repeat the same exact words later. I laugh whenever I hear the man mentioned as a possible VP candidate. My GOD, has America become SO pathetic that a man like him is even MENTIONED for something like that?
Thune may not be “old”, but he definitely qualifies as a HAIRY OLD WHITE MAN nonetheless. To qualify, you must:
1) Lack any kind of independent thought, always blindly voting the Republican party line.
2) ALWAYS vote against ANY bill that attempts to improve rights or living standards for any one who is NOT 1) white 2) a man, or 3) in the richest 1% of all Americans.
3) Be a rather repugnant human being overall, someone you’d hope to god your daughters wouldn’t ever marry.
In other words…you just have to simply be like seemingly 99% of Republican men nowadays. I HEAR there are supposedly a few Republican men who aren’t HAIRY OLD WHITE MEN, but I have yet to find one. As a birder, I’m still hopeful that birds such as the Ivory-billed Woodpecker, Bachmann’s Warbler, or Eskimo Curlew may be hanging on somewhere and aren’t extinct.
I’m starting to feel the same way about Republicans. Are there ANY of the supposed “Compassionate Conservatives” (HAH!!!) that Bush talked about? Or have ALL Republicans gone off the deep end? Have they all gone the way of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker or Eskimo Curlew??
I take heart that given the Republican’s love of rich people and HAIRY OLD WHITE MEN, pretty soon those few Republicans who AREN’T HAIRY OLD WHITE MEN will realize they’re supporting the wrong party. GET A CLUE, REPUBS!! There are one HELL of a lot more of us out here than just HAIRY OLD WHITE MEN. Continue to make the HAIRY OLD WHITE MAN political platform the platform of the Republican Party, and your party is doomed.