GOP Tea Party Senator plans to mansplain the budget to Tammy Baldwin

Mansplain: Explaining (something) in a condescending or self-righteous manner, especially as a man to a woman.

How very sweet of Tea Party Republican Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin to offer to mansplain the budget to the dumb blonde who just got herself elected Senator.

From AP:

Johnson, who ousted Democratic incumbent Russ Feingold to win the state’s other Senate seat two years ago, said he spoke with [Wisconsin Democratic Senator-elect Tammy] Baldwin on the phone Wednesday and congratulated her on the win. He told the AP he looked forward to meeting with her in person soon to discuss the issues facing the country.

Tammy Baldwin

Tammy Baldwin’s acceptance speech, election night 2012 (source: PBS video)

“Hopefully I can sit down and lay out for her my best understanding of the federal budget because they’re simply the facts,” he said. “Hopefully she’ll agree with what the facts are and work toward common sense solutions.”

That’s awfully sweet of Johnson, taking time away from hunting mastodons in order to explain all that complicated math to the little woman from Wisconsin.

Read more about the history of “mansplaining” here.

Johnson is known to have a bit of a chip on his shoulder.  Yesterday, Johnson explained how the only reason President Obama won is because Democrats are kind of dumb.  Here’s a snippet of my earlier article on that:

Johnson attributed Obama’s win on the heels of those Republican gains in Wisconsin to an uninformed electorate who voted in this election but not in the [Scott] Walker recall.“If you aren’t properly informed, if you don’t understand the problems facing this nation, you are that much more prone to falling prey to demagoguing solutions. And the problem with demagoguing solutions is they don’t work,” Johnson said. “I am concerned about people who don’t fully understand the very ugly math we are facing in this country.”

Right. Democrats don’t undersand the problems facing this nation, and we don’t understand math. That’s why Republicans make every election about gays, guns and abortion, because they’re concerned about the problems facing this nation. And that’s why they want to break the budget again with more tax cuts, because they understand math.

And that’s why Mitt Romney ran a campaign more devoted to lying to the voters than any in recent memory, because he was interested in people fully understanding what we are facing as a country.

Putting aside for a moment Wisconsin Senator Johnson’s own state of Wisconsin vote for President Obama – in other words, Johnson thinks a majority of his own state is stupid – Johnson faces a second challenge. I went on in that story to cite all the studies showing that Fox News viewers are not only the least informed, and most misinformed, of any TV viewers, but how Fox News appears to actually make people dumber than they were before they started watching Fox.

Another bit of bad news for Senator: 10 of the 10 most educated states voted for Obama, while 9 of the 10 least educated states voted for Romney.

And the source for the smartest and dumbest states is Fox Business :)

A little more on Johnson. He’s the brilliant guy who explained a week ago that abortion wouldn’t play a role in this election. Yeah. Tell that to the rape twins, “God intended rape babies” Mourdock and “legitimate rape” Akin, who lost because of their idiotic comments about rape and abortion.

And if you have a little time, do a Google image search for “tea party” and “racist” and take a look at what comes up.  You’ll be less surprised by Johnson’s sexist comments to Baldwin when you more fully understand just how racist the Tea Party really is.

Of course, the Tea Party’s intolerance and bigotry shouldn’t be a surprise.  The Tea Party is nothing more than another name for the conservative Republicans who run the GOP.  And we’ve always known that they have a problem with blacks, and women, and gays, and Latinos, and Catholics (the religious right thinks Catholics worship Satan), and anyone else who isn’t old, white, male, far-right and evangelical.


Follow me on Twitter: @aravosis | @americablog | @americabloggay | Facebook | Instagram | Google+ | LinkedIn. John Aravosis is the Executive Editor of AMERICAblog, which he founded in 2004. He has a joint law degree (JD) and masters in Foreign Service from Georgetown; and has worked in the US Senate, World Bank, Children's Defense Fund, the United Nations Development Programme, and as a stringer for the Economist. He is a frequent TV pundit, having appeared on the O'Reilly Factor, Hardball, World News Tonight, Nightline, AM Joy & Reliable Sources, among others. John lives in Washington, DC. .

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