Another great post from TSM contributor James Queale.
Democrats are often accused (rightly so) of lacking balls. Sometimes it seems that Republicans have the same problem.
Herman Cain was recently talking about politics, which he has clearly shown to know little about. To be honest, I forgot he existed. After losing as a presidential candidate, I thought he would go into the land of political rejects (which happens to be guarded by Ann Coulter). But, to my surprise he has resurrected himself. He appeared on Fox News (surprise, surprise) and was asked about the ever-widening gap between Romney and female voters. Herman Cain answered by saying this:
Yes, President Obama is very likable to most people, if you just look at him and his family. But if you look at his policies, which is what most people disagree with, it’s a different story. And I think many men are much more familiar with the failed policies than a lot of other people, as well as the general public.
Men know policy better than “other” people? Let’s examine this for a second. There are two genders, male and female, if you eliminate Option A: male, you are left with Option B female. I get it now! Does Herman Cain really think we are that stupid? This is what I mean by lacking balls. Why not come right out and say, “In my humble misogynistic opinion, men know better than women.” Done and settled. But, no, he thinks by referring to women as “other” like you see when taking a survey and considering the other ten options, that he could scapegoat himself out of controversy.
This is just like the time when Santorum was talking about welfare and clearly stated that he felt black people were the main recipients of it. Only later, he tried to explain that he said “blah people.” Really?
Someday I would love to meet “other” and “blah” people. When I meet them I will have to let them know that they make a wonderful scapegoat. In the end, I have to agree with the amazing Betty White, who is never afraid to actually say what she means:
Why do people say “grow some balls”? Balls are weak and sensitive. If you wanna be tough, grow a vagina. Those things can take a pounding.