Thursday, June 16, 2011

Oh No: Media Now Concerned About GOP 'Wimp Factor'

Yes, they all shrink like violets next to manly-man Barack Obama.
The “wimp factor” — a label that was once applied with derision to George H.W. Bush — might be back to haunt the Republican Party.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty are the putative front-runners among the declared 2012 candidates. They both have many attributes. But neither man is liable to be confused with John Wayne.
And how wimpy do they look when they have -- gasp! -- a woman gaining a lot of notice this week.
This has become even more noticeable now that Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn) has entered the race and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has once again ramped up her profile (though she remains on the sidelines for now). Both women seem to have a stronger elemental appeal to conservative activists than do their male rivals.
And both of them would kick Obama's ass up and down Pennsylvania Avenue without breaking a sweat.

But according to today's media meme, these strong women make the guys look like wimps. Funny, but we never hear this drivel when dainty men populate the Democratic Party. What, was John Edwards some kind of he-man or something?
Palin’s elevation of “Mama Grizzlies” as an archetype of female ferocity, and Bachmann’s frequent imploring about the need to “man up,” serve as reminders that both women are more than willing to raise gender issues in a vigorous way.

“I wouldn’t be surprised if a Sarah Palin or a Michele Bachmann called into question their opponents’ — Republican or Democrat — standing as men,” said Charles Knight, a writer on gender issues.

Questions about the political muscularity of Romney and Pawlenty were raised once again in the wake of Monday night’s Republican primary debate in New Hampshire.
Oh yeah, muscularity. That's what we want in our leaders. But then if a bunch of Republicans starting flexing and showing how tough they were they'd be scolded for being too macho. Like this guy.

1 comment:

rich b said...

Oh I was hoping someone would dig up the pic of Ovomit riding the girl's bike. It reminds me of the times I rode with the Hell's Angels up in Oakland. It's a damn good thing they photoshopped out the training wheels or he'd really have some explaining to do. How about the Mama jeans and the first pitch a couple of years ago in Chicago on opening day.

Yeah, Omama is a real terror with those pipe cleaner arms and that donkey eared grin. I just hope he never has to go one on one with Putin. His ass would be grass and Putin would make a great lawnmower.

I really do hope the demorats do bring up the sissy shit. First of all, I seriously believe Sarah Palin could kick Omama's ass. And Weiner might be able to take Nazi Pelousy in a fifteen rounder ... oh, I'm getting ahead of myself again. Anyway, with all his girlfriends in the democratic party (Bawney Fwank, etc..) Omama would be better off leaving the tough guy card out of this. And his street cred is sadly lacking too. I'm blacker than Auntie Omama.