DON'T DO IT, BUDD

There's nothing quite like a good on-air meltdown to highlight the kind of tension and drama that make live television so compelling. And this might be the most spectacular televised suicide since Budd Dwyer: some nitwit fronting a fake women's PAC in Texas explaining that women are "too busy" to need equal pay laws.

"We believe that Texas women want and deserve equal pay," Christman admitted. "But honestly, Jason, we don’t believe the Lilly Ledbetter Act is what’s going to solve that problem for women. We believe that women want real-world solutions to this problem, not more rhetoric."

But after Whitely asked Christman to provide a better solution for equal pay, the PAC leader stumbled with some awkward rhetoric of her own.

“If you look at it, women are… extremely busy, we lead busy lives,” she explained. “And times are extremely busy. It’s just — it’s a busy cycle for women, and we’ve got a lot to juggle.”

“And so when we look at this issue, we think, what’s practical?” Christman continued. “And we want more access to jobs. And we want to be able to go to get a higher education degree at the same time we’re working or raising a family. That’s common sense. And we believe that real-world solution is a more practical way to approach the problem.”

Where do they find these fucking people.

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18 Responses to “DON'T DO IT, BUDD”

  1. Xynzee Says:

    Huh?
    That was almost as circular and convoluted as Rumsf+++d's "Known knowns, unknown knowns". The big difference being Rumsf+++d knew what he was saying.

  2. Nunya Says:

    Is it just me or is everyone who ever utters "It's just common sense" always a fucking moron?

  3. eau Says:

    Man, you sure do love you a Budd Dwyer reference.

    And I'm OK with that.

  4. Elle Says:

    Surely the Lilly Ledbetter Act is a gift for the busy woman, who doesn't have time to Nancy Drew the pay differential between Huck from the next cubical over and her, and instruct proceedings within 180 days of her first paycheck?

  5. RosiesDad Says:

    Or as Charlie Pierce likes to say:

    "These are the fcking mole people."

  6. Funkhauser Says:

    In answer to your question:

    Church.

  7. c u n d gulag Says:

    RosiesDad beat me to it.

    But moles live in the ground, so they find these people under rocks.

  8. Sarah Says:

    If I'm reading that gibberish correctly, she's saying that the practical real-world solution is to cram more hours into each day and more days into each week. Seems like it'd just be easier to mandate equal pay for equal work.

  9. c u n d gulag Says:

    Maybe this is a bad translation of what she said, and it makes more sense in the original Gibberish.

  10. Gordon Guano Says:

    Hey man, nice shot.

  11. Waspuppet Says:

    Asking conservatives to provide actual examples of what they're talking about always reduces them to total gibberish. Which, of course, means its totally unfair.

    And yes Nunya, "it's just common sense" is what they say when they don't have an answer. Which is why it's all they ever say.

  12. mothra Says:

    Yeah, people like this have a belief in their head that they hold onto very tightly with both fists. When asked to explain what supports that belief, they confront the cognitive dissonance and we get gibberish as a result. cund gulag is right, though: only those for whom gibberish is their native language can understand.

  13. Beleck Says:

    after 40 years of Right wing "PC", what do you expect. political control/PC is all about shutting up those who disagree. and nobody does it better than the Right wing. they kill those they can' shut up, too. Dr. Tiller for instance, home grown terrorism.

    after40 years of "get the blah" guy, is it any wonder there is nothing sane remaining in America. destruction of society was Reagan's the Republicans' aim. and boy it is in pieces. the more better to "eff" with people who disagree. thinking has been outlawed too. dumbing down, via the Media, and led by Fox Noise and the Money behind it all.

    remember this time. once the Republican goes Red/Republican this next election, all history will be re written to satisfy those in power.

    who'd have thunk someone as ignorant as Reagan could be a spokesperson for the downfall of America. lol. as ye show so shall ye reap.

    God, Guns and No Gays. the winning slogan

  14. Beleck Says:

    once the Senate goes Republican.

  15. Nate Says:

    Good shot, man.

  16. jazzbumpa Says:

    Shorted everybody:

    WASF!
    JzB

  17. jazzbumpa Says:

    SHORTER

    [shit!]

  18. Bitter Scribe Says:

    A real-world solution is much better than a fake-world solution, much less a Bizarro Universe one.