Video: Senator Heidi Heitkamp Makes Sexist Remark

Senator Heidi Heitkamp sat down with USA Today reporter Susan Page to talk about a myriad of issues.

According to Heitkamp, we’re going to get a government shut down. “My guess is it’s unfortunately going to take a very dramatic act for people to realize that we’re playing a game of Russian roulette with a very fragile economic recovery,” she said. “I think it’s going to take a shutdown to achieve results.”

She commented on why President Obama has taken so long considering approval of the Keystone XL pipeline: “He’s having a very difficult time to find a real, factual, legal reason to deny the permit.”

She also weighed in on the EPA taking aim at coal with tough new regulations that will pretty much blockade any new growth in the industry, blaming an “”an irrational dislike of coal.”

None of this information is exactly new, at least as it comes from Senator Heitkamp. But my ears perked up when, at the end of the interview, Heitkamp was asked what the difference between male and female politicians are.

“You and Debbie Stabenow are two of the record 20 women to serve in the US Senate right now,” Page asks. “Do you think women govern differently than men do?”

“With women I will say this,” Heitkamp said in response. “I think we measure our success on results not whether or not we get our picture in the newspaper,” she said with a chuckle.

Now, this sort of thing is ok because Heitkamp is a woman and the Gods of Political Correctness has decided that it’s ok to say hateful, bigoted things as long as you’re not a white male.

Thus, Heitkmap is indemnified from criticism. Because we all know that women are superior to men, right?

That’s the big lie when it comes to people like Heitkamp and their position on women’s issues. They’re not for equality. They’re for supremacy.

You can bet that a male Senator talking about men are better at governing at women would be called a misogynist and worse. But a woman saying men are inferior?

Well that’s different.

Here’s what Heitkamp maybe should have said, if she’s truly interested in gender equality: “You know what Susan, I don’t think it’s right to judge people by things like gender or skin color.”

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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  • JoeMN

    It was inevitable, that when those in the political arena decided to make race and gender their personal cause, that they would end up being the main purveyors of this racism and sexism in society.

    In a free society, an equilibrium is maintained.

    For example, bigots such as those in Leith are cast to the fringes of society.
    Society does not need any law to inform it on this matter.

    Even though most would wish far worse upon him than where he currently stands, that moron, (try as he might) will never become the next Sam Walton, or in his case real estate mogul.

    At the same time, because men are physically stronger than women, women are afforded a certain measure of protection against physical harm.
    Society as a whole expects this.

    However, when the racist and sexist predispositions of a few individuals is cast into law upon society as a whole, it inevitably causes society to push back.

    Perhaps Heitcamp views equality though through the lens that certain level of female superiority is required to counteract perceived male dominance.

    As an individual, those thoughts are simply absorbed into the fabric of society and she would be placed somewhere closer to those fringe NAZI’s, and radical feminists then to the center.

    However, these thoughts codified into law to be forced onto society are another matter entirely.
    But Heitcamp wasn’t entirely wrong.
    Obama himself does EVERYTHING with that picture in the paper in mind.

    • zdavided53

      I didn’t vote for Heidi and I will not vote for her in the future. I am, however, encouraged about how she is approaching issues where she may have some influence in policy as far as the pipeline and coal are concerned. If she can persuade other peers in the Democratic party and become part of a coalition as sorts towards these policys, it would be helpful. To nitpick about what appeared to be somewhat of a joke at the end isn’t useful to me.

      • JoeMN

        The point is of what good is a pipeline or coal in a society where outcomes are engineered based on race/gender ?

        • Steevo

          I didn’t know that was the point.

      • http://sayanythingblog.com Rob

        I don’t think there’s anything nit-picky about pointing out what are, frankly, bigoted comments.

        Its a hateful thing to say, and there’s nothing funny about it. Unless you’re arguing that it’s OK to say things like that as long as the target is a male.

        • Steevo

          My goodness that’s your definition. When guys kid how a woman can’t hold a wrench that’s not “hate” either. There’s always gonna be some sexism half serious half jest, don’t take this stuff so personal as to impute the worst of motivation, and grow some skin.

          • SusanBeehler

            Exactly

        • SusanBeehler

          I don’t think they were bigoted comments. Hateful? maybe your shallow definition. Do you think some of the comments you make are not hateful and mean spirited toward women? It seems you seek out the least flattering photos of women and than sit back and wait for your followers to dis the physical appearance of the woman in the photo or in some cases sexualize their looks with some “hot” meter. You rarely call these men out in their remarks, yet now you seem to have a higher expectation of a women when she answers a question. Men generally do not talk about the weight, the color of clothing, the number of wrinkles, the color of hair or mention their spouses in condescending way when it comes to male politicians but they are all over the superficial nasty comments when it comes to women who are in public service. She was asked if men and women govern differently, she answered the question. Men have egos and they respond to stroking and it is many times how they measure their sucess, even on the playground, the one with the most toys thinks they are the winner. Men and women are different; nothing bigoted about pointing out differences. Many men do govern differently, put “blinders” on them and than maybe they would not. Different is not hateful, nor bigot, it is reality.

          • tomorrowclear

            Yep, one of my favorites. Rob will purposely pick out unflattering pics of Heitkamp, at times. There will be the obligatory comments from his resident knuckle-draggers about her appearance, and then Rob will be bemoan the focus on peoples’ physical appearances. Classic.

          • JoeMN

            I didn’t realize there was inherent sexism in failing to choose the most flattering digitally enhanced photo of a Congresswoman.
            __________
            Men have egos and they respond to stroking and it is many times how they measure their sucess,
            . Many men do govern differently, put “blinders” on them and than maybe they would not.
            >>>>>>>
            Those are individual character traits, not gender specific traits
            ________
            Men generally do not talk about the weight, the color of clothing,
            the number of wrinkles, the color of hair
            >>>>>>>>
            Women generally do talk about the weight, the color of clothing,
            the number of wrinkles, the color of hair of men.
            Republican men are also much more likely to be accused of sexism by liberals than their Democrat counterparts.
            Does this prove anything other than political motivation ?

          • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

            “Women generally do talk about the weight, the color of clothing, the number of wrinkles, the color of hair of men.”

            Yea, and verily. In my college days the handsome, well-dressed Prof., speak he drivel or not, soon gathered a potential hareem that worshiped his every word and pestered him to and from his office. The lecture hall fairly stank of female pheromones (moans?).

          • jl

            “Men and women are different; nothing bigoted about pointing out differences.” I totally agree, but most of your Liberal friends in the academic world would get the vapors if they heard that.

          • borborygmi45

            basic biology shows men and women to be different, so what? Women should not be allowed to vote because they think different then you?

        • tomorrowclear

          She made a politically incorrect statement that generally holds a lot of truth. Your reaction is to fire up the faux outrage machine. There is a 0% chance you were offended by this. You’re simply trying to use it as ammunition after Crames used Scripture to defend cutting Food Stamps and had to try to erase his tracks. Another classic.

  • Roy_Bean

    Middle ground and consensus again. She wants to compromise to the left again. They told us that sequester would be the end of the world and it wasn’t. Now she’s telling us that a shutdown will be the end of the world and it won’t be either.

  • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

    Women shouldn’t even be allowed to vote.

    • http://sayanythingblog.com Rob

      Well, that’s in the running for stupidest comment of the day.

      • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

        It might have been, but then you replied. As a matter of fact, having spent a great deal of time in the company of card-carrying feminists, I can comfortably assert that a significant percentage of them—at least in private—believe the same as I do.

        • http://sayanythingblog.com Rob

          Right. Feminists are against women’s suffrage.

          Give me a break.

          • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

            You’ve had your break— a chance to broaden your horizons—but if you wish to remain aggressively ignorant, I can appreciate that.

          • http://sayanythingblog.com Rob

            Broaden my horizons to include denying women the vote?

            I’m not sure you know what that term means.

          • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

            No, learning something new. Which term?

        • awfulorv

          I give you Obamacare, and womens reaction to it.
          They should be out in force against it, as it directly affects their families, but they’re not.
          Is it beause they’re stupid? I think not.
          Most detest having to make that vital decision and then, when it goes wrong, having it thrown in their face.
          They’d rather the man do it, and blame him forever after.
          And they lack courage also, else their sisters would not be living lives hellish lives under Muslim brutes, in the Middle East.

          • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

            Most women are pretty much hard-wired to be chiefly concerned with family and security. Principles are, for them, secondary to those matters. Until fairly recently, men concerned themselves with matters of principle. Women do not quite understand what that is. So, among other things, you get the “Julie” phenomenon. Women will sell out for cradle-to-grave security with scarcely a thought. When men were still men, this was obvious to them and considered part of women’s charm, as well as something to exploit. Women are not at home in the realm of ideas. If women do get ideas, they wear them like accessories, but they are usually cheap, retailed, low-class collective notions that they defend monotonously, always arguing beside the point, keeping in abeyance their semi-conscious plot to mate.

          • Micha_Elyi

            Simone de Beauvoir said pretty much that in her book The Second Sex.

            Feminists can be so misogynistic but they get away with it because White Knighting males are sooooo blind.

          • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

            Dang! White Knighting! I wish I’d said that. Rob sallies forth to rescue the maidens from the Flamemeister Dragon. He’s in the middle of a fairy tale, that’s why he lost it. His wife and/or girlfriend must read his comments diligently.

            Nice to see that someone has read the classic literature …

          • awfulorv

            Speaking of blind, I’d like to see a concerted effort to match fathers, using DNA tests, with their sons and daughters.
            I’ll bet fully 10% of the tests, 70% among certain races, would show they are not the fathers of their “supposed” children.
            This testing ought to retire the
            “inviolate” mother image we’ve all come to know, and love.
            For if a woman will lie about this matter, they can’t be trusted in any matter.
            The matter of child support refunds will be discussed after the furor over DNA testing dies down…

          • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

            I saw some stats on this years ago. It was shocking.

          • SusanBeehler

            Now that is a bigoted few point mr flame thrower. It explains your creepy sexist emails. You think of women as less because they are different rather than appreciate the difference as something you could learn from. What does your daughter think of your thoughts on women or did you brain wash her into daddy knows best? You are gross. Your ideas do not know best even if you think you are “best” in your mind.

          • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

            “few point”? Got hangover? Give example of “creepy sexist emails.” You have no idea what I think; I have no idea that you think. Because someone is different doesn’t mean they are less. What a stupid, stupid attempt at an insult! When did your delusions that you are a mind-reader begin? Get help.

          • SusanBeehler

            How about this video to illustrate your thinking: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvlQYi5LoYM&feature=youtu.be
            A email you sent, maybe you are revealing yourself. or since you are talking about drinking ( I don’t get hangovers) you seem to relate to this:

            Research confirms that drinking gives you the same benefits yoga does!!!

            SavasanaPosition of total relaxation.

            Balasana
            Position that brings the sensation of peace and calm.

            Setu Bandha Sarvangasana
            This position calms the brain and heals tired legs.

            Marjayasana Position stimulates the midriff area and the spinal column.

            Halasana Excellent for back pain and insomnia.

            Dolphin Excellent for the shoulder area, thorax, legs, and arms.

            Salambhasana Great exercise to stimulate the lumbar area, legs, and arms.

            Ananda Balasana This position is great for massaging the hip area.

            Malasana This position, for ankles and back muscles.

            Pigeon Tones the body, and builds flexibility and helps get rid of ‘stress’.

            Life really boils down to 2 questions…

            1. Should I get a dog…..?

            OR… 2. Should I have children?

            Just to let you know
            I’m thinking of you today..

            No matter what situations life throws at you…..

            No matter how long and treacherous your journey may seem..

            Remember there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

            You’re laughing aren’t you?
            That’s good ’cause my job here is done!

            Have a great day and remember to give thanks……

            Cats are so dramatic!

            Now if I made you smile,
            Pass it on to someone else
            Who might need a laugh today!

          • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

            Try to stifle the logorrhea. I am waiting for you to cite my sexist emails, or were you just lying yet again?

          • SusanBeehler

            Two isn’t enough? How many emails does it take to make sexist emails. I excluded the photos which do tell much more of the “sexism”.

          • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

            Produce the e-mails and photos.

          • SusanBeehler

            I will forward them back to you and anyone else who wants to be CC in. What address would you like them sent to?

          • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

            Send them to this blog so everyone can see them.

          • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

            PS—Since you brought it up … my daughter graduated from Boston University in biomedical engineering. She paid her own way through with scholarships and by training monkeys to assist quadriplegics. She went to Russia immediately after the collapse of the Soviet Union as an entrepreneur and was instrumental in establishing the national small business association there. She also established one of the biggest and most successful student educational programs for students wishing to study Russian and other cultures in that part of the world. She is worth millions. While I would like to take credit for even part of this, other than genetically, I had nothing to do with it. Any thoughts she has on men & women are her own. You, however, seem to think women are easily brain-washed and incapable of rebelling against parental attitudes and ideas. Is that true?

          • SusanBeehler

            No it is not true. I bet your comments about women would not be something she would be proud to call you DAD for. Do you think your daughter should not be able to vote either?

          • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

            See my comment on the monotony and beside-the-point comments of women who think they can think. Is your husband proud of the comments you make?

          • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

            But you just hypothesized that my daughter was brainwashed. Or are you just blowing B.S.?

          • SusanBeehler

            No I didn’t I asked if you did or maybe she does not know the real dad.

          • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

            Do you wear Depends? About what time of month do you find most difficult? How is your sex life? Have you ever had feelings of shame?

          • SusanBeehler

            Do you wear Depends? What time of month do you find difficult, when the moon is full? How is your sex by yourself? Have you ever felt ashamed when you thought women should not have voting rights?

          • SusanBeehler

            I did not say women are easily brain-washed. I asked if you brain washed your daughter to overlook your position of women should not be able to vote. Does she not know how you feel about this?

          • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

            How does one brainwash one’s daughter? Did you brainwash your husband? Or do you use “brainwash” as a plug-in word when rational argument fails? How are you getting along with your mother-in-law? Did your mother tell you her thoughts about men? Do you feel it had any effect on you? Were your parents happy together? Was there alcohol problems in the family?

          • SusanBeehler

            Your questions explains why you could not answer the “brainwash” question I posed. Didn’t your mother teach you anything. First you buy some detergent, place the brain in your Kenmore, set it on gentle/delicate and than allow the washing machine to do the work. How are you getting along with women?
            My mother-in-law and I love each other and have fun together doing mom/daughter things. My mom loved men, just as I love men. It has made for many a fufilling relationships. My parents were married for over 49 years, till death did they part. Neither of my parents drank alcohol. Thank you for expressing such an interest with your thoughtful questions.

          • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

            Not seeing anything about your husband.

          • SusanBeehler

            Not seeing anything about your wife.

          • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

            You first.

          • SusanBeehler

            I don’t have a wife.

          • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

            Too bad. Everyone should have one. What about your husband, does he have one?

          • borborygmi45

            All of that to be proud of and you can’t trust her to vote. Beautiful.

          • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

            I don’t know whether she would agree or disagree on the issue, but I would get a reasoned discussion totally free of vapid comments.

          • borborygmi45

            It doesn’t matter if she agrees or disagrees you are the one making the claim that women shouldn’t vote, that you daughter an intelligent person yet “Women are not at home in the realm of ideas.” but yet, “my daughter graduated from Boston University in biomedical engineering. She paid her own way through with scholarships and by training monkeys to assist quadriplegics. She went to Russia immediately after the collapse of the Soviet Union as an entrepreneur and was instrumental in establishing the national small business association there” That knock holes in your argument. You admit there have been great woman leaders yet they “were’t at home with ideas? I am trying to figure out the sillier remark, about ideas and about voting…I am reassured that I wouldn’t want myself, my wife, my sisters or daugther in law living in your perfect world. Well at least you are sure conservatives don’t have a war on women. Why do you fear women?

          • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

            As any fool can see, my arguments are composed of generalizations, but then laws are based on generalizations as are many other aspects of life, including the vote. I am hugely flattered that you spend so much time on dogging me on an issue that is an irrevocable fait accompli. Whatever is your investment in this? I have none, other than to amuse myself with contemplating the psychologies of the people who have fits over this. Are you trying to impress some woman, or just trying to impress yourself? Either way, I’m sure you’ll succeed.

          • borborygmi45

            Oh well generalizations… then thats okay, Your aren’t near the neanderthal I took you to be.

          • awfulorv

            Or crazy ideas, like bridges to Hawaii…

          • borborygmi45

            “Principles are, for them, secondary to those matters” What princilpes do you have that women lack or don’t pay attention to.?

          • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

            World literature, with which you are doubtlessly familiar, is replete with examples. Do your own research. Go to sleep now, your eyes are getting loompy.

          • awfulorv

            I will have to agree that the garb Muslim women are required to wear makes sense to themselves, and their spouses.
            The seven hours a day, on average, lost making, and freshening up, and the, not inconsiderable, cost of the makeup itself, is reason enough to keep them covered.
            And there’s no need to defend their looks if they can’t be seen, which also offers great benefits. Especially among, and by those, who take such pride in their prowess with knives…

      • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

        Addendum: You might check out the history of the anti-suffrage women’s movements, both here and in Europe. Are you calling these women stupid? Seeeeeexxxxxxist!

        • http://sayanythingblog.com Rob

          There are all sorts of people who believe stupid, misguided things.

          I can’t believe that anyone who believes themselves intelligent would think women shouldn’t be allowed to vote.

          • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

            Two words: Susan Beehler. But half-joking aside, why do you believe large numbers of women of accomplishment, going back decades, have been stupid and misguided. Seeeeeexxxxxxist! You might also want to check how recently its been that Switzerland—not a country of stupid people—allowed women to vote (Nationally, 1971; the last Canton caved in 1990). And you might want to check how widespread the practice of women voting has been throughout the world ( http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0931343.html ). Ethnocentrist!

          • http://sayanythingblog.com Rob

            You can say whatever you want about me, but suggesting that women shouldn’t have the vote is tasteful, bigoted and just plain ignorant.

          • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

            My, you get excited about something that is already an irrevocable fait accompli! I agree, it is tasteful. The only clear evidence of ignorance and intolerance I’ve seen in this exchange is yours. You sound quite like a liberal. Perhaps this will help: http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/AHZWm4/:SLOxc!Jr:1NljV4fx/make-everything-ok.com/

          • borborygmi45

            Of course it being a mans world historically, and giving the right to vote to women threaten the established male centric power, would have nothing to do with men suppressing a woman’s right to vote? I also surmise since you believe women are ‘hardwired to be focused on family and security ‘ they should not be in the work force? Query: If women are hardwired for security and national security is the prime Constitutionally mandated focus of the Fed gov’t It would follow that women should be the head of National Security that is the Presidency.

          • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

            You spoiled what otherwise would have been interesting comments by posing a positively idiotic query based on an equivocation on the word “security.” Meditate on it. Hint: Would women be better at buying securities, making security blankets, securing cargo, making safety pins?

            I would not go so far as to say women are somehow less qualified for political office. Clearly that is not so. Women held political office before they were allowed to vote. In modern times there have been several very competent women leaders. Two different things.

          • SusanBeehler

            Men and women all have different talents, interests and abilities most have little to do with their gender. Can you tell the difference between your “pea” brain and a women’s if it was disected? Thank God, not all men are created as you are.

          • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

            What powerful thoughts!

          • two_amber_lamps

            I doubt we could identify much difference between your brain (assuming such a thing exists) and that of a chihuahua…. but what do the experts say?

            http://science.howstuffworks.com/life/men-women-different-brains1.htm

            Failed again SuzyBKooky….

          • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

            Little or nothing can be determined about the nature of a person by brain dissection. But then, that is a procedure you are safe from.

          • SusanBeehler

            “Little or nothing can be determined about the nature of a person by brain dissection.” This is my point, both men and women should have the right to vote.

          • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

            If that is your point, it is about as ignorant a point as you can make. Try to bone up on some elementary biology and physiology. Also look up the meaning of the word “dissection.”

          • SusanBeehler

            Why bother? Not too smart in the lady department are you? Heee Heee
            It must be lonely in VC

          • borborygmi45

            So toss out the positively idiotic query and answer the interesting comments . Please give your reasons for why a woman should not be allowed to vote. What are there short comings.
            ANother query: Do you believe in representational Republic style gov’t ?

          • LenYol

            Your lack of education is showing, again. It’s “their” not “there.”

          • borborygmi45

            Oh my a typo I am stunned. Thank you for correcting me you grammatical giant.

          • LenYol

            You didn’t learn yesterday’s lesson, you grammatical midget.

          • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

            I’ve given those reasons in this thread.
            What are their shortcomings? I don’t know. What are they? Not being suited to do something does not necessarily imply a shortcoming.
            I don’t believe in much. How do you define a “representational Republic-style government”?

          • borborygmi45

            Women are part of society yet you seem to believe they shouldn’t have a say or in this case a vote on laws that may impact their lives. Sharia Law must be a form of Nirvana for you.

          • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

            Sharia Law is a liberal wet-dream. If you haven’t realized how much women have to say about things, voting aside, you are clueless, or else 10 years old.

          • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

            Sharia is the product of an adolescent culture that does not understand women, but rather fears them. But there is another side to this. My wife tutored Muslim women and got to know some of them quite well. Their attitude toward western and, in particular, American women was a mixture of contempt and pity. Try to know what you are talking about before blurting limp-dick insults.

          • borborygmi45

            Not allowing a woman to vote ….appears you are afraid of women also.

          • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

            So you would say that a hundred years ago or so, most if not all men were afraid of women? Do you ever think, or simply rely on blurting?

          • borborygmi45

            Yes I do say they were afraid of women. Giving women the right to vote was a threat to the power in a male dominant world. Very representative also, men could make laws against women and women couldn’t do anything about it. Barefoot pregnant and in the kitchen the conservative viewpoint.

          • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

            Ah! Refreshingly simple thoughts from a simple mind. If you had the slightest notion of the history of women’s suffrage you would know it was far more complicated than that, and far more interesting. A great many women in absolutely no danger of being chained barefoot and pregnant to a stove have made serious arguments against suffrage. You really should know your limitations and try to do something about it instead of jumping in with caricatures and clichés, but then the evidence is that you are a stranger to embarrassment.

          • JoeMN

            Suffrage Wins in Senate; Now Goes to States

            Constitutional Amendment Is Passed, 56 to 25, or Two More Than Two-thirds

            The Vote in Detail.

            The roll call on the amendment follows:

            FOR ADOPTION – 36.

            Republicans – 36.

            Capper, Cummins, Curtis, Edge, Elkins, Fall, Fernald, France,
            Frelinghuysen, Gronna, Hale, Harding, Johnson, (Cal.,) Jones, (Wash.,)
            Kellogg, Kenyon, Kayes, La Follette, Lenroot, McCormick, McCumber,
            McNaty, Nelson, New, Newberry, Norris, Page, Phipps, Poindexter,
            Sherman, Smoot, Spencer, Sterling, Sutherland, Warren, Watson.

            Democrats – 20.

            Ashurst, Chamberlain, Culberson, Harris, Henderson, Jones, (N. M.,)
            Kenrick, Kirby, McKellar, Myers, Nugent, Phelan, Pittman, Ransdell,
            Shepard, Smith, (Ariz.,) Stanley, Thomas, Walsh, (Mass.,) Walsh, (Mon.)

            AGAINST ADOPTION – 25.

            Republicans – 8.

            Borah, Brandegee, Dillingham, Knox, Lodge, McLean, Moses, Wadsworth.

            Democrats – 17.
            Bankhead, Beckham, Dial, Fletcher, Gay, Harrison, Hitchcock, Overman,
            Reed, Simmons, Smith, (Md.,) Smith, (S. C.,) Swanson, Trammell,
            Underwood, Williams, Wolcott.

          • SusanBeehler

            I think he is still angry because he has failed to dominant the women in his life and feels entitled to do so.

          • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

            Boy, have I failed! Anybody else out there have that problem?

          • SusanBeehler

            There is no wondering why. Not to smart in the lady department, are you?

          • two_amber_lamps

            Hey look, it’s our favorite SAB shrew SuzyBCrazierThanASh#$HouseRatBeehler!

          • awfulorv

            Trouble is it’s so damn hard to find “dominant” women Susan.
            We also are forced to spend undue amounts of time explaining, and rolling our eyes, over their questions like, “Why don’t they build a bridge to Hawaii”?
            That one, and many other inane questions, are why some of us look with cockeyed wonder at women.
            Who, by the way, are all beautiful, some are just more beautiful than others.

          • SusanBeehler

            You are a sick man Mr Stillings. Go back to your cave in Valley City.

          • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

            I will pass that on. Keep commenting. You support my case with each dingbatism. Team up with Rob, he seems to be in Beehler-mode on this issue. Combining the two of you will produce a level of intellectual firepower capable of astounding a retarded cockroach. I can’t imagine a feminist who would want you defending her ideas.

          • Tim Hines

            Well, if it’s not arguably supporting your case, it’s demonstrably supporting the collected ad revenues….Nice to pop in once in a while for a heaping helping of “the more things change, the more they stay the same” ;-) Keep up the good work!

          • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

            Thank you.

    • awfulorv

      Add to that those under twenty one…

      • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

        You might be generous. Just looking back at my own life, I would say that I was not capable of making well-informed and thought-out political assessments at least until I was 60. Politics was very far from the center of my concerns until then. Obama blew any remaining cobwebs out of my head.

        • two_amber_lamps

          How about we make it 35? Can’t vote for president until you’re at least eligible for the office…..

          • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

            Yeah, some say men reach maturity at that age. Others say Yes, but it doesn’t last long …

          • awfulorv

            And have at least $35.00 to your name. It’s a small thing, but will eliminate a certain per cent of bona fide dingbats.

          • two_amber_lamps

            Agree…. see my other post to flame…. military service/land ownership/sufficient net worth.

            Under the current universal suffrage, even those without facilities to understand the most basic political concepts and issues (ie the mentally handicapped) can vote.

          • SusanBeehler

            Even in your pretend world I would be able to vote under your criteria. Opps, you have not eliminated all women from your voting guidelines, even the “ladies of the night” would have power to vote in your pretend world.

          • two_amber_lamps

            Precisely the point… The object is to NOT disenfranchise those who contribute to society, men, women, whatever… (though your contribution to society is certainly debatable). The idea behind the premise is those with a vested interest in society are those who would be allowed the privilege to vote.

            But good job showing your inability to read a post for what it is. You prove yourself time and again to be about 60 IQ pts short of a happy meal.

          • JoeMN

            And the key number here is 47 percent
            This is the number of Americans with no federal tax liability
            And also roughly the number of Americans in households receiving some kind of Government assistance.
            But we shouldn’t simply disenfranchise them
            Rather we should ensure they also have skin in the game.

          • two_amber_lamps

            For those 47% who WANT “skin in the game,” military service would be an option. For many in that same mentioned block that requirement would already be fulfilled since military service is often a decision made by those of lower socio-economic status.

          • borborygmi45

            Women don’t have a vested interest in society?

          • two_amber_lamps

            Apparently you’re as obtuse as your comrade-in-arms MissyBeehler. Reread my previous post, it says nothing about barring right to vote to women.

        • SusanBeehler

          You worried about getting your “rocks off”?

          • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

            I was waiting for it to get around to sex. See my comment on this.

          • two_amber_lamps

            Get you mind out of the gutter SuzyB.Batsh#tcrazyBeehler.

        • SusanBeehler

          Still are not capable of making will-informed and thought-out political assessments. You got the ASS in assessment correct.

          • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

            To use the Canadian expression, “Eh?”

    • borborygmi45

      what is your premise for that view.

      • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

        Experience. Observation.

        • http://sayanythingblog.com Rob

          Ignorance. Stupidity.

          • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

            Rob, the Liberal! Who’d a-thunk it?

    • Rich

      Your so right….just think of the idiots that were elected because of women. Obumer, Clinton the womanizer, and the bumbling Carter. And that’s just recently.

      • dtrumpet

        I believe we are seeing a perfect example of what the world would be like if women ran the world. One only has to look at who is in charge of most of the executive branch and who has Obama’s ear. One is forced to ask, “Does this country have a foreign policy that is consistent and presents the image of the country confident in its role in the world?” One can got through each branch of the Executive and the same question arises, “Are we better off, have more security, more freedom, et al?” The answer is a resounding NO!
        Are our children, the ones who actually survive abortion, infanticide, et al, better off than they were even forty years in the past?
        I am not ready to state that women should not vote because I am hoping that eventually they will get past the point of, “What do women want?” to what is required to create a country that meets the needs of everyone. As long as we are mired in women’s selfishness, race and sex hustling, and the idea that only they have the protections of the law we will gradually degrade everything and everyone.
        History demonstrates that it will solve itself.

      • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

        And one might say that Prohibition was women’s first big legislative contribution as soon as they got the vote. Based on what? Family security, rationality be damned.

        • two_amber_lamps

          “Family security, rationality be damned.”

          Wow…. there be what goes though the (empty) head of SuzyBKookyBeehler….

    • devilschild

      Thankfully the men I respect on this blog don’t agree with you.

      • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

        But will they respect you in the morning?

  • borborygmi45

    Latest salvo in the “I hate Heidi campaign”. Must be a slow news day. Oil is being pumped at todays tax rate, No NDSU players in trouble, Everyone has moved on from Cruz, Poor Rob. Next up Heidi breathes in and out.

    • http://sayanythingblog.com Rob

      Oh, but if Kevin Cramer said male legislators are better because they don’t spend so much time doing their hair, that would be big news.

      Do you practice being a hypocrite, or does it come naturally?

  • borborygmi45

    Who knew Rob is running with the PC crowd?

    • joe mauer

      robnob just keeps on proving what kind of hack he is. Sad, he could use this sorry blog to do good.

      • http://sayanythingblog.com Rob

        If being against judging people based on their gender makes me a hack, then yes I’m a hack.

        • joe mauer

          Anybody else says it and you don’t bring it up. Yes, that makes you a hack and you know it.

          • http://sayanythingblog.com Rob

            I guess that’s why I wrote about the comments made by the oil executive yesterday.

            But this isn’t about me. Regardless of what you think of me, and what you might accuse me of, Heitkmap said what she said and it’s wrong.

    • http://sayanythingblog.com Rob

      I don’ think there’s anything especially PC about thinking it’s wrong to judge people by their gender.

  • headward

    She is sexist and a racist. To sum it all up, she’s a liberal.
    Wouldn’t a government shutdown save money because we’re spending else? She said that would add more to the debt. I don’t get liberal math.

    • Micha_Elyi

      Government shuts down every weekday from 5:00PM to 9:00AM the next morning. The world doesn’t end. Government shuts down two days straight on weekends, sometimes for three days straight. Starting on Thanksgiving government will be shuttered for four whole days. The world won’t end then either.

      • JoeMN

        If the left were even remotely concerned over the possibility of the disruption of government services, deficit spending and risky, wealth robbing monetary policy would grind to a halt, and all the stops would be pulled out to foster as much wealth in the private sector as possible, where all government revenue originates.

        Even the takeover of one sixth of the private economy (Obamacare) means less private sector wealth to harvest, and a massive liability on the books for government

        Instead big government acolytes engage in all manner of wealth destruction, including fomenting class envy, confiscatory tax rates, and redistribution schemes.
        To them, government exists to them for the sake of power itself.

  • Harold Reimann

    on twitter and facebook I kept women off. stay at home and take care of your husbands and children. help don’t compete. shut up in public!

    • SusanBeehler

      You would

  • http://randysroundtable.blogspot.com/ Randy G

    In the liberal world a woman cannot be a sexist, much like a black cannot be racist.

  • borborygmi45

    Robs interpretation of a non pc statement :

    I’m not sure I understand the Oriental/happy happy reference. Is the term Oriental in and of itself offensive, or was it the reference to Asian speech patterns?

    Either way, seems like pretty thin gruel to me
    See if it is an oil executive no big deal but if it is Heidi…..it is not thin gruel but full blown chunky oatmeal………

    • http://sayanythingblog.com Rob

      The oil exec’s comments were nothing compared to Heitkamp slamming men simply because they’re men.

      You’re comparing apples to skyscrapers. But whatever muddies the water right?

      • borborygmi45

        One was sexist and one was racist, both were jokes, poor jokes but jokes nevertheless. The only real difference is one was made by Heidi Burr under your Skin Heitkamp. Are you really going to torture yourself with Heidi minutia for the next five years. Oh well if keeps the blog making money.

      • borborygmi45

        Funny how you can right an article lamenting the loss of humor in the culture based on the PC crowd and trying not to offend anyone yet you seem to be a practitioner of the very thing you were against… Whats that called? Oh thats right HYPOCRISY.

  • comstocck

    I can agree with much of Heidi said in this interview. As for her comment about women measuring their success by results. This was possibly an unintended slam at men. I know that, in working with both men and women, women are no better or no worse than men when it comes to making rational decisions for success. As for voting to get ones picture in the newspaper – interesting comment. Right after Heidi was elected as a senator from North Dakota, I noticed that there was a picture of her, sometimes with a story and sometimes not, in our newspaper many times a week. I started keeping track of the number of times one appeared. After two weeks, I quit counting as it was so numerous. A rare picture of Hoeven. Maybe the Republican’s should take note. Also have you noticed the steady drumbeat of the negative letters to the editor written about Representative Kevin Cramer.

    • http://sayanythingblog.com Rob

      Maybe she made a slam at men?

      There is no maybe. It is right in the video.

      • comstocck

        Yes, I agree, she did make a slam at men. I should have put the ? mark at the end of “This was possibly an unintended slam at men.” as that is how I meant it. And it was not unintended as we know, Heidi has the ability to speak what she means. Why is it that when they (men or women) do not have a valid point in the discussion, they resort to personal attacks? I have had the opposite gender attack me verbally many times when they can’t refute my reasoning.

  • Yuna Braska

    That’s right…. it’s the…POLITICAL CORRECTNESS CONSPIRACY…….aaaaaahhhhhhhh
    Make sure that tin foil hat covers the base of the skull now.

    • http://sayanythingblog.com Rob

      There’s no conspiracy. Senator Heitkamp made disparaging comments about her colleagues based on their gender.

      The video is right there at the top of the post.

      Shouldn’t we admit that sort of thing is wrong? It isn’t a matter of political correctness. Its a matter of not being a bigot.

      • Yuna Braska

        So why are you a bigot?

  • RCND

    If it weren’t for double standards many libs would have no standards at all

    • http://sayanythingblog.com Rob

      Unfortunately, not just liberals have this double standard. Far too many people in general think it’s OK to behave like a sexist or a bigot as long as the target is the right skin color or gender.

      • John Williams

        Really? When was the last time a conservative of any stature called a black politician a houseboy or an Aunt Jemimah?

  • Zog

    Lighten up, Rob. I doubt that many of your readers are concerned by this trivia.

    • http://sayanythingblog.com Rob

      There’s nothing trivial about a US Senator making a bigoted comment.

    • Rick Caird

      There is nothing trivial about the hypocrisy of double standards.

  • ridesdressage

    Proof positive that feminism equals pride and selfishness and it does not equal intelligence….

  • john s

    She commented on why President Obama has taken so long considering
    approval of the Keystone XL pipeline: “He’s having a very difficult time
    to find a real, factual, legal reason to deny the permit.”

    Sounds like the IRS and the Tea Party non-profits. Can’t come up with a reason to deny…..delay indefinitely.

    • Yuna Braska

      At least you right wing stupids are equal application with your red herring inanity; you can’t do anything but red herrings, even when it’s your own topic you red herrng away from

      • xbox361

        what red herring? that the president is delaying?

      • John Williams

        And you left wing stupids can never address a subject specifically enough for a real response–just cryptic hyperbole and ad hominem attacks. Try addressing the substance of the post. I know it will require facts and truth–two things lefties have an incredibly tough time identifying, much less conveying outside their contrived reality, but give it a shot anyway.

      • Gern Blanston

        Well Said. Great composition of thoughts. Yutz.

  • http://sayanythingblog.com Rob

    And you think male voters aren’t capable of being shallow with their votes?

    • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

      Damn! For a second I thought you were Borborygmi. Sure, let’s divert the discussion into the whole question of voting rights and qualifications. The main point—if I may be so bold to remind you—is about addressing principles vs. considerations of security and safety for families. Big conflicting issue involving gender and politics, long recognized by those who actually think about this.

      • borborygmi45

        Why thank you flame. How can you not have a discussion on voting rights and qualifications if you wish to exclude half the populace because they have a different reproductive system then you. Do hermaphrodites get to do everything? Do you feel women are qualified to lead a large company? Do you feel women are incapable of making tough decisions, perhaps life and death decisions? Do you fell women are incapable of directing a team to help implement policy? What in your opinion are the shortcomings of women. Character, morals, strength both physical and mental, intellect? What are their strong characteristics? Please enlighten us knowing full well that positive examples of women in leadership roles are readily available. If you believe women can be leaders why can’t they vote?

        • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

          Now you are just babbling. Of course they can vote (since 1920), they just shouldn’t.

          • two_amber_lamps

            Coincidentally the early 1900′s also brought us the great world-wide socialist movements…

            (or WAS it coincidence?)

          • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

            Also Prohibition.

          • two_amber_lamps

            I mention the socialist movement because by the same process being used by leftists today (ie. another round of blanket amnesty), the socialist movement sought to dilute the voting constituency here in the US, so that later through various promises of cradle-to-grave government programs they could destroy the founding principles of this nation. These voters (underage, women, poor etc.) tend more often out of individual interest rather than in the interest in the nation.

            Seems the there’s a disconnect with them. Those who vote for self-interest will eventually kill the “golden goose” with their overburdening social programs.

            Other programs such as the 17th amendment facilitated the process. The state’s stake in the federal process is almost superfluous.

          • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

            Amen, brother.

          • SusanBeehler

            Land ownership and/or qualifying fiscal/financial means, I guess I still could vote in your world.

          • two_amber_lamps

            Yes, I guess some dullards like yourself shall slip through the cracks….

          • borborygmi45

            WHy

          • SusanBeehler

            The man said who is living in the olden days.

          • SusanBeehler

            Why shouldn’t women be able to vote?

          • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

            I consider you Exhibit #1.

            BTW, as long as you insist on getting personal, I would like you to know that a couple of years ago, when you were involved with M2, I was impressed with your enthusiasm on this matter and recommended you as a potential member of a committee that was being formed. I knew nothing else about you. The bipartisan committee was not directly related to the M2 issue, but I thought it appropriate anyway. I contacted several VIPs in the Bismarck, Minot, and Fargo areas. These were friends of mine who always take my suggestions seriously and would normally respond in some way.

            There was dead silence.

            You are fast building a reputation as North Dakota’s double-blonde dribblewit.

          • SusanBeehler

            I am very grateful, I never became further involved with the likes of you, I praise God! Bipartsian I can’t imagine you hanging with “liberals”.
            A “double-blonde dribblewit” nice sexist remark, no email needed for that one.
            I am very independent woman, thank God! Thank you for sharing your “real” self, I will defintely not want to hang with you or your so-called bi-partsian “VIP support group” Good luck with your special womanless club. It is funny how the silence had my phone ringing, maybe it was you not me the silence was for.

          • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

            Facts: You would have been far from the only woman or liberal.

            I am happy to see that you are capable of snapping out of your pernicious silliness for once. Hold on to that and eventually people will take you seriously.

  • xbox361

    makes one long for sharia law so we can put her in her place

  • two_amber_lamps

    That quote’s right up there with that of another liberal fascist…..

    “I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her
    experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a
    white male who hasn’t lived that life….” -Sonia Sotomayor, Political Activist and Supreme Court Justice

  • Micha_Elyi

    But men are better at governing. I feel no shame in admitting it.

  • SusanBeehler

    Based on your narrow minded views.

  • awfulorv

    Even though you were much younger you percieved the effect his good looks, relative to Nixon, would have. Would that our young were as perceptive, today.
    For that reason, anyone who has ever appeared in a movie, or a TV sitcom, should be inelligible for public office.
    I shudder to think of the impact George Clooney, and Brad Pitt as his VP, would have on women voters.
    Look at what happens when they are even lukewarm in their support of a candidate?
    Which makes the defeat of Mitt Romney even more puzzling.
    But when the MSM practically accused Mitt of directly causing some poor womans uteral cancer.
    And Republicans were, generally, made to appear anti women, a stigma that, unfairly, remains to this day, the reasons for his defeat becomes quite clear.
    Women vote with their emotions, they cast their votes for the candidate they can fantasize sharing their beds with, simple as that.

    • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

      “Which makes the defeat of Mitt Romney even more puzzling.”

      Actually, it’s not that puzzling, but that subject cannot be discussed here.

  • Yuna Braska

    Rob is clearly being a hypocrite by not employing his tired and over-used two-wrongs-make-a-right stupidity here. He should be pointing out that Right wingers are the biggest sexist pigs too, if he were fair-and-balanced

  • awfulorv

    You know how it’s impossible to criticize Obama without being accused of having racial animosity towards him.
    I think we’re in for a large dose of sexist accusations, if Hillary decides to run in 2016.
    I say if, because she may choose to not run on seeing the mess the country, if it is still a country, is in when these yahoos leave, if they, ever leave…

    • edtastic

      “You know how it’s impossible to criticize Obama without being accused of having racial animosity notowards him. ”

      Blame people like the birthers for that. The media didn’t overreact to the overtly racist responses the right had to our first black president. I think they got away with a lot of things they wouldn’t have otherwise.

      When you attack Obama’s policies at least make sure it’s something he actually did.

      • Gern Blanston

        Which overtly racist responses from the right to you reference?

        • edtastic

          BIRTHERS! You can look at the polls on the matter from 2010. It was a race based campaign to delegitimize him for by labeling him a Kenyan it got substantial mainstream support on the right.

          • Gern Blanston

            So labeling him a Kenyan is yet another example of racism. Is there ANY form of Obama criticism that isn’t considered racist? Basically, the meme is that if a conservative criticizes Obama, it is racism – because, by liberal logic, all conservatives are racist.

          • edtastic

            No I’m a liberal mocking conservatives who label him a Kenyan.

          • Gern Blanston

            Name some prominent conservative racists. For that matter, name some not-so-prominent conservative racists.

  • Jason

    I dont know what to think of this video I actually would rather be reading blogs and info about my new iphone 5s. As a matter of fact im going to read more the

    Apple Iphone 5s This is much more appealing to me now!

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