Please allow me to introduce the President of the Central Mississippi Tea Party, Janis Lane.
You’ve probably never heard of her and for good reason, but before I cause your jaw to drop to the floor, let me just say that women like this are in a very small minority. When her generation dies off, you’ll be hard pressed to find such backward thinking women in American society. That’s the good news.
The bad news is they still walk among us.
In October of 2012 Lane was interviewed by the Jackson Free Press. The interview is not surprising. Lane and her like-minded extremist posse chimed in about how horrible the Affordable Health Care Act is and threw out all of the typical Tea Party rhetoric we are used to hearing. The end of the article is where she makes the most ridiculous statement a woman could ever make:
Lane: I’m really going to set you back here. Probably the biggest turn we ever made was when the women got the right to vote.
What do you mean?
Lane: Our country might have been better off if it was still just men voting. There is nothing worse than a bunch of mean, hateful women. They are diabolical in how than can skewer a person. I do not see that in men. The whole time I worked, I’d much rather have a male boss than a female boss. Double-minded, you never can trust them.
Because women have the right to vote, I am active, because I want to make sure there is some sanity for women in the political world. It is up to the Christian rednecks and patriots to stand up for our country. Everyone has the right to vote now that’s 18 or over (who is) a legal citizen, and every person that’s 18 and over and a legal citizen should be active in local politics so they can make a change locally, make a change on the state level and make a change in Washington, D.C.
God bless America.
I’m sorry you had to read that. I’m sorry I had to read that. My eyes rolled so far back into my head, I lost a contact lens.
Janis – so much is swimming around in my head, I barely know where to begin. I will start by asking if you are looking to be an author? This self-loathing message works well for Ann Coulter, but she does have the hair and for some unknown reason, liberal pundits give her the time of day. Maybe you’re looking for guest spots on FOX “News” or MSNBC? If this is the case, good luck with that!
Your comments are a slap in the face of women who have tirelessly fought for the platform YOU currently enjoy. It’s very difficult for me to imagine you really think women should not be allowed to vote. I am guessing you cast your ballot last year and I am guessing you were happy to have that right—a right that should have been automatic.
You mentioned you believe women are ‘diabolical,’ ‘hateful,’ and ‘mean,’ and that they skewer other women in a way that men do not. You also say that you would prefer to work for men for this reason. Evidently you’ve never heard of Hitler or Mussolini. A history lesson seems to be in order for you. And you have clearly never worked for a male boss like Clarence Thomas. I once worked for a man who referred to me as a Bimbo after I was the only sales representative, man or woman, to sell a $30 thousand machine to a power plant. And that was when I was new on the job. I wonder how you would feel if that happened to you?
Your statements show a complete lack of reality, and I would venture to guess that many conservative women would cringe if they heard how you completely disrespect your own gender. I believe they would distance themselves and call you ‘fringe,’ even if only for appearance sake.
The Tea Party is a lost cause. Battles may be won, but the war you are fighting will be lost—just as the Confederates lost more than 100 years ago. Until then, your kind provides fantastic finger pointing fodder and cringe-worthy content.
In order to cleanse my own palate from the toxic filth you spew, I am leaving you and my readers with this FABULOUS Lady Gaga parody about women’s suffrage, Bad Romance. Enjoy.