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.


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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matt-Smith/1239884984 Matt Smith

    Hmmm….PhD’s, dependent on government for research grants, holed up in ultra-liberal universities, vote for Obama. How does that mesh with 99% of black ghetto dwellers in Philadelphia voting for Obama? Or those highly-educated union tradesmen voting for Obama? I know, it’s the highly-educated Hispanic illegal aliens and their illigetimate children upping the education level of Obama voters, right? I guess Bill Gates (Harvard dropout) pulled down the Democrat education average?

    More interesting was that the vote difference was about 2%. However, state-by-state, Red states voted about 70-30% against Obama, and blue states voted 70-30% for him. We are so divided as a nation by locality that we teeter on the brink of an internal cold war.
    The fact is, that Blue states are largely bankrupt – California takes in 1/3 of all welfare funds, for example – and cannot exist without federal funds transfers from Red state taxpayers. This was the recipe for the Civil War – and another fact Democrats want their constituents to forget – Lincoln was a Republican. Yes, the slave states that wanted blacks not to be counted AT ALL as people were……Democrats.
    Last thing for you smart Democrats to ponder – Why are Planned Parenthood abortion clinics, staffed entirely by Democrats, placed in black neighborhoods? Are you trying to keep the population of a wholly sold-out constituency from draining too many funds needed to sway the more intractible Hispanic vote?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matt-Smith/1239884984 Matt Smith

    Why is it that violent felons, drug users, pornographers, anarchists, Occupiers, illegal aliens, and homosexuals overwhelmingly support Democrats?

  • Dakotahgeo

    Doesn’t it just figure?! The least educated, the most stupid… with withering true stats to prove it!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gregory-Peterson/1608524690 Gregory Peterson

    The table of best and worst educated states reminded me of Dr. Horace Mann Bond’s evisceration of the segregationists of his day.

    RACIALLY STUFFED SHIRTS AND OTHER ENEMIES OF MANKIND”:
    HORACE MANN BOND’S PARODY OF SEGREGATIONIST PSYCHOLOGY

    by JOHN P. JACKSON Jr.

    http://comm.colorado.edu/~jacksonj/research/Bond.pdf

  • DRoseDARs

    Who is John Galt? Peter Pan for grown ups who never grew up.

  • Terence Conklin

    I’m from Nevada and I voted for Johnson as a stand-in for the only candidate who actually sees what we need to do, Ron Paul. People who voted for Obama did so for a variety of reasons: 1) He is not Romney, 2) They can ignore the fact that Obama’s “Hope and Change” never happened, 3) They are proving they are not prejudiced against a Kenyan-American, 4) They always vote Democrat no matter who is running, 5) They are atheists and want to separate themselves from those Christians Conservatives… Lots of reasons but none that make any sense.

  • DRoseDARs

    Nevada is the 7th dumbest state and we went for Obama. We got something right, wooo!

  • rerutled

    Although it’s a posteriori — the a priori probability that all 10 of the top educated states voted for Obama (taking 25 of 50 states voting for Obama) is ~0.0003, or 0.03%. Chance of random occurrence is therefore: ~1 in 3300. This is not surprising though; the demographic breakdown of 2008 showed that inclination to vote for Obama was strongly correlated with education level.

  • monopole

    Obviously all that evil liberal indoctrination like logic and book Lernin’!

    “We oppose the teaching of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) (values clarification), critical thinking skills and similar programs that are simply a relabeling of Outcome-Based Education (OBE) (mastery learning) which focus on behavior modification and have the purpose of challenging the student’s fixed beliefs and undermining parental authority.”

    Texas GOP Platform

  • confusion

    Tiny :-)

  • http://AMERICAblog.com/ John Aravosis

    Oh god, I hadn’t seen this!

  • lynchie

    What a pretentious dolt Johnson is. Course she only knows cleaning and cooking. Leave the heavy lifting (thinking) to us me. Wonder what he is going to do when she finds out she is gay. Here is a quote of hers from an article on Huff Post.

    “I was a double major in college in mathematics and political science,
    and I served for six years on the House Budget Committee in my first six
    years in the House,” Baldwin responded in an interview with The
    Huffington Post on Friday.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/09/tammy-baldwin-ron-johnson-federal-budget_n_2102760.html

  • slappymagoo

    “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.”

    Funny thing about “facts.” They remain facts regardless of whether you understand them or not. Think Lincoln is the 10th President of the United States? Facts prove you wrong, regardless of “your best understanding” of them.

    Perhaps someone needs to teach this old dolt the difference twixt fact and opinion, it may cut down on the ridicule. A little.

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