by William Skink
In yesterdays post, when I mentioned the “outrage” over Ryan Zinke riding a horse to work, I had a post by Nathan Kosted in mind, but when I went looking for it I couldn’t find it. The post was a lazy swipe at Zinke, posing the rhetorical question (and I paraphrase) WHAT OTHER POLITICIAN RIDES HORSES???
Putin, of course, ha ha ha ha ha.
Maybe I just couldn’t find it, but if it was removed I applaud the decision. It shows that maybe, just maybe it’s sinking in that what they’re doing isn’t working, so maybe try something else.
Rob Quist is another example. I know Curtis supporters are pissed, but somewhere in those political noggins they have to understand Quist has a better chance of beating GG than Curtis. I know he’s everything the identity warriors despise–a person with a penis and pale skin–but if you want to win this election, Democrats, Quist just might be your man.
I mean, if you’re willing to over look the lies and corruption of the Clinton clan, I’m sure you can find it within your inclusive liberal hearts to overlook the unfortunate maleness and whiteness of Rob Quist.
Speaking of maleness, I was listening to NPR yesterday and they were talking about the day without women protest, referencing some letter women could give to their partners. I’m assuming they were referencing heterosexual relationships, because the host summarized the letter by reducing it to “honey, you’re doing the dishes tonight.”
I don’t know about other households, but doing the dishes is my job every night, and I’m by no means special. Maybe someone can tell NPR this isn’t the 50’s and men these days share all kinds of household and child-raising duties.
Is there an underlying current of misandry lurking beneath the surface of identity politics? If there is, there probably isn’t a more repellant image than a gloating white man riding horse.
With that context in mind, one could say ID did its readers a favor.