Saturday, May 23, 2009

republicans paint pelosi as pussy

when even right-leaning politico is calling you out, you must be in trouble. in an article entitled rnc's below-the-belt shot at pelosi, politico's andie coller is not thrilled with the new rnc video attacking nancy pelosi. the video begins with familiar james bond images and music, and pelosi's head appearing in the end of a gun sight. it ends with winking comparisons to the bond villainess pussy galore.
The wisdom of equating the first woman speaker of the House with a character whose first name also happens to be among the most vulgar terms for a part of the female anatomy might be debated – if the RNC were willing to do so, which it was not.
in the past weeks, pelosi has been referred to as... “this bitch," "that hag out there twisting in the wind,” and someone incapable of "human facial expression" due to alleged plastic surgery.

that's your republican party – keepin' it classy.

then of course, there's phil singer's theory that republican attacks on pelosi actually help her, and democrats. singer dealt with such issues as a spokesman for hillary clinton.
“As the degree of viciousness escalates and increases, I think women – and most people living in the modern era, including men – are more likely to rally to Pelosi’s cause,” [Singer] says.
that's your republican party – workin' hard to keep democrats in power.

4 comments:

  1. THAT'S what people are upset about?!? That the RNC is pointing out she's a pussy (or the fact that she has one)? Or is it that they're all really huge Honor Blackman fans and don't want to see her dragged into this?

    THE RNC RAN AN AD WITH THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE'S HEAD IN A GUNSIGHT!!! WITH BLOOD RUNNING DOWN IT!!! Nobody has a f*#king problem with this?!?!?!? Whis this Nicaragua? Since when does the opposition party get to run ads depicting the assassination the ruling party legislative leader and get away with it?!?!?

    This is OUTRAGEOUS!!!!

    ps: don't start in with me on this whole, "It's a James Bond parody" bull sh*t. The whole meaning of the James Bond opening montage is that HE'S LICENCED TO KILL you stupid rightist mofos! Which you would know if you had the slightest interest in art, cinema, or critical thinking. Unless they really DO get it, and they're insinuating that Nancy Pelosi is going to kill YOU, since the figure in the sights/gunbarrel is typically Bond, and the blood is presumably that of the POV "shooter"....

    in which case I take it all back....

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  2. christopher, i have to agree with your first instinct. it was mine as well. but after reconsidering it, i came to your second conclusion, that bond is typically in the sight.

    now, politico reports there's "at least one republican" who's not okay with comparing pelosi to pussy galore.

    nothing yet, about the gun stuff.

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  3. I think Pelosi should come back with a comment like, "I take being compared to Honor Blackman as a high compliment as I admire her work, her portrayal of strong women, and her support of Fairtrade practices across the globe. So whoever came up with that is otherwise a silly ad, 'thank you' I say."

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  4. you should be advising her.

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