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God-Hating Feminist Blogger Denounces Iowa Republicans and Rick Santorum

Posted on | December 22, 2011 | 11 Comments

Let the undecided Iowans be undecided no more. Rick Santorum has been denounced by the notorious Amanda Marcotte:

Right on schedule, Rick Santorum is getting a push in Iowa amongst people who probably don’t know how to use the googles anyway. . . . It’s important to remember that while Iowa wingnuts are wingnutty in all the usual ways, they prioritize “bitches ain’t sh-t” way more than the Republican voters do in other states, and so Santorum’s puppy dog-like excitement for portraying women as life support systems for uteruses and nothing more will probalby [sic] help him in Iowa. It’s the main reason that Huckabee — who was less noisy in his opposition to contraception than Santorum, but who still was perceived as the most gleefully misogynist Republican contender last time around — won the caucus. Perhaps next cycle, we’ll see a candidate who has supported legislation to paint scarlet letters on sexually active women’s clothes pull ahead in Iowa.
I just don’t see why there’s so much fuss over Iowa. . . . whoever wins Iowa doesn’t really matter, does it? . . . Iowa is just a many month battle for Republicans to compete for the title of Who Hates Women the Most. . . . If you’re really mired, as the Iowa Republicans are, in the notion that any use of the vagina for anything other than pushing out babies is seriously wrong and needs to be punished severely, you’d think that Bachmann’s willingness to go there . . . would do it for you. But maybe anxieties about voting for a woman are drowning that out.
Point is, a little ritualistic fealty to the gods of f–king over the ladies, while disgusting, doesn’t seem to have that much of an impact on who eventually gets the nomination.

Perhaps, as Ms. Marcotte suggests, Iowa Republicans are too stupid to use Google, in which case I’ll helpfully remind you exactly who she is:

  • In January 2007, Ms. Marcotte was hired as “blogmaster” for the John Edwards presidential campaign;
  • As soon as her hiring became public knowledge, Ms. Marcotte’s long history of hateful epithet-strewn extremist rants — against Republicans, against “misogyny,” against religion, etc. — became a subject of controversy;
  • In response to the controversy, Ms. Marcotte attempted to cover-up her history by deleting some of her past rants at her blog Pandagon; but
  • Unfortunately for Ms. Marcotte, conservative activists had already collected caches of the deleted rants.

Among the most notorious of Ms. Marcotte’s rants was a Pandagon post from Jan. 21, 2007, concerning the “rape” hoax prosecution of the Duke University lacrosse team, in which she wrote:

Naturally, my flight out of Atlanta has been delayed. Let’s hope it takes off when they say it will so I don’t miss my connecting flight home.
In the meantime, I’ve been sort of casually listening to CNN blaring throught the waiting area and good f–king god is that channel pure evil. I had to listen how the poor dear lacrosse players at Duke are being persecuted just because they held somone down and f–ked her against her will — not rape, of course, because the charges have been thrown out. Can’t a few white boys sexually assault a black woman anymore without people getting all would up about it? So unfair.

As was eventually demonstrated, of course, the Duke players had been falsely accused by a habitual criminal who had become angry after a dispute over payment for her services as a stripper. Despite a lack of real evidence against the players, they were prosecuted by a Democrat district attorney who was concerned about his re-election. The prosecutor was subsequently disbarred and the Duke players were exonerated.

Ms. Marcotte’s grossly unfair and inflammatory post about the Duke case was only one of countless such unhinged rants she’d posted at Pandagon. She seems incapable of writing two consecutive sentences without “f–k” or “sh-t,” despises Christianity and its adherents — “Godbags,” as she calls them — and views all opposition to abortion as motivated by “misogyny.”

These habits make her extremely popular with the progressive Left, which was why Edwards hired her along with another feminist blogger, Melissa McEwan. But Ms. Marcotte’s anti-religious diatribes included such items as this:

Q: What if Mary had taken Plan B after the Lord filled her with his hot, white, sticky Holy Spirit?
A: You’d have to justify your misogyny with another ancient mythology.

Even Iowa Republicans — whom Ms. Marcotte says are too stupid to use Google — would not be surprised that this blasphemy was considered outrageous by William Donohue of the Catholic League:

The head of a conservative Catholic group is demanding that former Sen. John Edwards, D-North Carolina, fire two of his campaign bloggers, charging that they are “anti-Catholic, vulgar, trash talking bigots.” . . .
The Catholic League president said the language is “incendiary, it’s inflammatory. It’s scurrilous and has no place being part of someone’s resume who’s going to work for a potential presidential contender.”In a statement released by the Catholic League, Donohue laid the blame at the bloggers’ feet. “John Edwards is a decent man who has had his campaign tarnished by two anti-Catholic vulgar, trash-talking bigots,” he said. “He has no choice but to fire them immediately.”

A prominent Catholic Democrat, New York attorney Brian O’Dwyer, also demanded that Marcotte be fired:

“The blogger’s continuing hostility to Catholics and other Christians, especially in the centrality of the Virgin birth, is both morally wrong and, for Senator Edwards, politically stupid. Senator Edwards was horribly flawed in refusing to see the importance of how offensive the blogger’s earlier comments were to people of faith. This latest so-called review, published after Edwards refused to fire her for earlier anti-Catholic writings, should now wake him up and lead him to finally do the right thing as his campaign tries to move forward. Bigotry of any kind should have no role in the Democratic Party, or in any presidential campaign.”

Within a week both Ms. Marcotte and Ms. McEwan were compelled to resign, a decision that Ms. Marcotte specifically blamed on Donohue and the Catholic League:

Unfortunately, Bill Donohue and his calvacade of right wing shills don’t respect that a mere woman like me could be hired for my skills . . . Bill Donohue — anti-Semite, right wing lackey whose entire job is to create non-controversies in order to derail liberal politics — has been running a scorched earth campaign to get me fired for my personal beliefs and my writings on this blog.
In fact, he’s made no bones about the fact that his intent is to “silence” me, as if he — a perfect stranger — should have a right to curtail my freedom of speech. Why? Because I’m a woman? Because I’m pro-choice? Because I’m not religious? All of the above, it seems.

See Michelle Malkin’s archives for much more.

Iowa Republicans will, I hope, forgive the necessity of my recounting at such length this background information about Amanda Marcotte, but she says you’re too stupid to use Google, you see.

And you also see how Amanda Marcotte — who fantasizes about using “Plan B” to abort the baby Jesus —  has singled out Rick Santorum as the Republican candidate she hates the most.

Isn’t this hateful rant from Amanda Marcotte the strongest possible endorsement for Rick Santorum? Iowa, be undecided no more!

RICK SANTORUM for PRESIDENT
Because Amanda Marcotte Really, Really Hates Him

Update (Smitty): linked at Ric’s Rulez.

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Comments

  • Anonymous

    Amanda Marcotte: Perhaps the most consistently nasty, bitter person on the internet. Still. How she has a following of any sort is beyond me.

  • http://zillablog.marezilla.com Zilla of the Resistance

    Uck. She’s just horrible!  If I weren’t already a Rick Santorum supporter, seeing her vitriol against him would make me join his team just to spite her. What a miserable, hateful, bigoted, BITCH. I bet she’s ugly too; her words certainly are.

  • jwallin

    Her “following” has a tendency to plaid work shirts, jeans and Birkenstocks. No lipstick, makeup, hair style  (other than the Moe Bowl that she sports) and no dates with a man in this century.

    Sort of the myrmidons of the feminist movement.

    Were their wombs delved (horrible as that is to contemplate), only dust would be found.

  • http://thepagantemple.blogspot.com/ ThePaganTemple

    Guys like Van der Plaantz come along then and empower women like Marcotte, with his encouraging a consistent conservative woman like Michelle Bachmann to drop out of the race to benefit Santorum, even though she has consistently polled higher than Santorum in almost every poll, often by as high as three or four percentage points.

    Yet, Bachmann is every bit as conservative as Santorum, and when you look at all her positions on balance, she’s probably even more conservative than Santorum. So what was this guy’s reasoning? It had to be because Bachmann is a woman, one who unfortunately by his reckoning should stay in her place.

    Then he triples down on the stupid on Cavuto’s show by admitting he did it, but denying it. Yeah, he did it, but he didn’t do it. Or maybe he didn’t mean it, they were just talking. You know, like maybe she should just think about dropping out. No that he insists and stuff. But she’s welcome to stay in the race if that’s what she really wants. If she thinks its the right thing to do and all that.

    So when women like Marcotte put down Iowa Christians you can thank this guy for giving her that opening. You can be sure she isn’t going to point to the numerous conservative Christian, evangelical pastors who have supported Bachmann, including the ones who have stressed that she is “Biblically qualified” (whatever the fuck that means) to be President.

  • SDN

    That’s quite an endorsement for Santorum… and I mean that sincerely. “My worth is known by my enemies’ strength, as much as strength of friends!”

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  • JeffS

    My thoughts exactly.  Teh Stupid is strong with Amanda.

  • Pathfinder’s wife

    Santorum could take this and run with it — he should in fact.  The feminist movement has completely beclowned itself; come on Rick, point it out and show that there is a better way.

    Yeah,  at this point I’m throwing in with Santorum.  God knows he isn’t perfect, but compared to the alternatives he’s looking not so bad right now.

  • Tennwriter

    I’ve thought that some wildeyed hacks could not attack someone any further….after someone accuses you of being life-hating, ignorant Nazi for suggesting one percent cuts…why not add a zero…they can’t be any meaner.

    Bad AM tries tho’…..Iowans prioritized certain forms of evil more than their equally evil Non Iownan Republicans.  Nice trick that.

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    As to not using Google, of course not.  Freddie, my cold fusion powered. gold spiderbot is controlled by an AI that does my searches for me, in my evil lair..when its not dusting my half-dozen Nobel Prize statuettes.  

  • http://twitter.com/ThatChristyChic Christy Waters

    Clearly the woman is deranged… as most feminists are. Merry Christmas to Rick Santorum!

    As an aside, I love the way feminists want the govt to stay out of their uterus, but since most of them support Obamacare, they have no problem with the govt controlling the rest of their body.

  • http://qwertyaltofuori.blogspot.com Red

    What a sad angry woman. She needs prayer.