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John Gibbs, the GOP candidate running for the U.S. House in west Michigan's 3rd District, authored a website in college that argued women should not vote or work outside the home.

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John Gibbs, the GOP candidate running for the U.S. House in west Michigan's 3rd District, authored a website in college that argued women should not vote or work outside the home.

The GQP wants women to focus on cranking out rape babies.

#1 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2022-09-22 02:12 PM | Reply

It's wonderful when women can be stay at home mom's.

You know what's not wonderful?

poverty.

Want more women to stay at home?

Raise all wages.

#2 | Posted by Tor at 2022-09-22 02:42 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Not to agree with this guy, but when women entered the workforce, it effectively doubled the number of potential workers. What happens when you have a larger supply of workers? Wages go down.

I'm not saying WOMEN should stay home, but if each household only sent one parent to work, wages would be higher. But you know another name for that? INFLATION.

Women staying home would drive up wages which would drive up prices which would make inflation explode. Not that this numbnuts would understand something like that.

#3 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2022-09-22 03:53 PM | Reply

Three words: Rosie the Riveter!

#4 | Posted by Twinpac at 2022-09-22 04:06 PM | Reply

LMAO

You clowns elected a president that bragged about being to put young blacks in prison over a small amount of crack cocaine. He was also against integration of public schools and same sex marriage.

How the hell you you find the gall to criticize this guy for his thoughts on this in college? Racist?

#5 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2022-09-22 04:30 PM | Reply

Women staying home would drive up wages..

Not household wages, which tends to dictate buying power.

#6 | Posted by REDIAL at 2022-09-22 04:43 PM | Reply

You clowns elected a president that bragged about being to put young blacks in prison over a small amount of crack cocaine. He was also against integration of public schools and same sex marriage.

How the hell you you find the gall to criticize this guy for his thoughts on this in college? Racist?

#5 | Posted by lfthndthrds

You suckers elected a president who got a half million americans killed and then tried to overthrow the government. You just need to take a seat for a few decades until you figure out how you became so stupid.

There is no Qanon on the left. There is no Herschel Walker on the left. There is no trump on the left. Does conservatism MAKE people stupid, or simply attract stupid people?

#7 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2022-09-22 04:58 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

Well John, if you want to reinstate suffrage, we should probably reconsider slavery, no? Maybe bring back the dinosaurs too while we're at it, eh?

#8 | Posted by Yodagirl at 2022-09-22 05:04 PM | Reply

"Slavery... finds a way!"

#9 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-09-22 06:21 PM | Reply

Don't give him any ideas!

#10 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2022-09-22 06:26 PM | Reply

They'll find a way Snoofy. They just can't pull everything back to the stone age all at once or they may lose some of their MAGAt base along the way.

#11 | Posted by Yodagirl at 2022-09-22 06:31 PM | Reply

How the hell you you find the gall to criticize this guy for his thoughts on this in college? Racist?
#5 | POSTED BY LFTHNDTHRDS

That's a fair point.
So.
Has this guy gotten better, like Joe has?

#12 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-09-22 06:51 PM | Reply

I'm with Lefthand on this, in that I'm tired of people digging decades back to find something to be outraged about.

The pertinent question is If John Gibbs still feels this way.

#13 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2022-09-22 07:18 PM | Reply

I'm with Lefthand on this, in that I'm tired of people digging decades back to find something to be outraged about.

The pertinent question is If John Gibbs still feels this way.

#13 | Posted by Alexandrite

We should have put a lot more energy into digging into trump's background when he was running in 2015.

#14 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2022-09-22 07:29 PM | Reply

BOAZO, is that you?

#15 | Posted by billy_boy at 2022-09-22 08:20 PM | Reply

Trump's background? He's spent his entire adult life onstage. People should have known he's an ignorant racist misogynist piece of ---- who would collude with Putin for the laughs. That was all out in the open.

#16 | Posted by RJSquirrel at 2022-09-23 07:03 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Since John Gibbs has an "R" after his name, what he thought in college is probably tame compared to the horrors he has in mind for women NOW.

My question for both then and now is why does Gibbs feel so threatened by women?

He sounds like a Mr. Milquetoast to me.

#17 | Posted by Twinpac at 2022-09-23 07:44 AM | Reply

Has this guy gotten better, like Joe has?

#12 | POSTED BY SNOOFY AT 2022-09-22 06:51 PM | REPLY | FLAG:

Has Joe gotten better? Or is he just a chameleon? Hard to say...

One thing's for sure, If we left CRT curriculum up to people like you, you'd strip out the history of the democrats and what they did to set back people of color.

#18 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2022-09-23 09:35 AM | Reply

One thing's for sure, If we left CRT curriculum up to people like you, you'd strip out the history of the democrats and what they did to set back people of color.

#18 | POSTED BY LFTHNDTHRDS

For sure.

*Snicker*

#19 | Posted by Zed at 2022-09-23 09:43 AM | Reply

As soon as Dobbs was decided and women began to react, it was inevitable that the GOP would want to restrict the vote of women.

Inevitable.

#20 | Posted by Zed at 2022-09-23 09:48 AM | Reply

The G.O.P. poked a sleeping mama Grizzley with a stick.

Now they're running for their lives.

#21 | Posted by Twinpac at 2022-09-23 09:58 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Inevitable."

#20 | POSTED BY ZED

That' what I've been saying. Give them an inch and they'll take a mile.

So don't vote for a Republican no matter, who, for what, when, where or why.

#22 | Posted by Twinpac at 2022-09-23 10:24 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

you'd strip out the history of the democrats and what they did to set back people of color.

#18 | POSTED BY LFTHNDTHRDS

Sure Doomer. Democrats are not afraid of their own history.

But Republicans sure are. There is a long list of topics republicans are afraid of. Don't look or you might accidentally learn something about what's really going on in your party.

Since January 2021, 14 states have passed into law what's popularly referred to as "anti-critical race theory" legislation. These laws and orders, combined with local actions to restrict certain types of instruction, now impact more than one out of every three children in the country, according to a recent study from UCLA.

www.edweek.org

#23 | Posted by donnerboy at 2022-09-23 11:21 AM | Reply

Trump's background? He's spent his entire adult life onstage. People should have known he's an ignorant racist misogynist piece of ---- who would collude with Putin for the laughs. That was all out in the open.

#16 | Posted by RJSquirrel

His financial background wasn't known. The fact that all his wealth was a lie and his resume was full of scams and failures wasn't known.

His financial connections to russia STILL aren't known. Mueller was forbidden to look into them.

#24 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2022-09-23 12:56 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

One thing's for sure, If we left CRT curriculum up to people like you, you'd strip out the history of the democrats and what they did to set back people of color.

#18 | Posted by lfthndthrds

No we'd just sure they learned the part where the all the racists moved to the republican party after the civil rights movement because the republican party realized the only way they could win now is to cater to racists.

#25 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2022-09-23 12:57 PM | Reply

Sure Doomer. Democrats are not afraid of their own history.
But Republicans sure are. There is a long list of topics republicans are afraid of. Don't look or you might accidentally learn something about what's really going on in your party.
Since January 2021, 14 states have passed into law what's popularly referred to as "anti-critical race theory" legislation. These laws and orders, combined with local actions to restrict certain types of instruction, now impact more than one out of every three children in the country, according to a recent study from UCLA.
www.edweek.org

#23 | POSTED BY DONNERBOY AT 2022-09-23 11:21 AM | REPLY

Did you read my #5? That information will never make it into CRT curriculum if the left has their way with it.

#26 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2022-09-23 04:01 PM | Reply

That information will never make it into CRT curriculum if the left has their way with it.
#26 | POSTED BY LFTHNDTHRDS

"If."
Is it in the curriculum now?
Here's an excerpt from a high school history textbook.
openstax.org


THE WAR ON DRUGS AND THE ROAD TO MASS INCARCERATION
As Ronald Reagan took office in 1981, violent crime in the United States was reaching an all-time high. While
there were different reasons for the spike, the most important one was demographics: The primary category of
offenders, males between the ages of sixteen and thirty-six, reached an all-time peak as the baby-boomer
generation came of age. But the phenomenon that most politicians honed in on as a cause for violent crime
was the abuse of a new, cheap drug dealt illegally on city streets. Crack cocaine, a smokable type of cocaine
popular with poorer addicts, was hitting the streets in the 1980s, frightening middle-class Americans. Reagan
and other conservatives led a campaign to "get tough on crime" and promised the nation a "war on drugs."
Initiatives like the "Just Say No" campaign led by First Lady Nancy Reagan implied that drug addiction and
drug-related crime reflected personal morality.
Nixon had first used the term in 1971, but in the 1980s the war on drugs took on an ominous dimension, as
politicians scrambled over each other to enact harsher sentences for drug offenses so they could market
themselves as tough on crime. Penalties for crack possession and use far exceeded penalties for similar
amounts of cocaine, a more expensive drug more commonly used by White people. State after state switched
from variable to mandatory minimum sentences that were exceedingly long and particularly harsh for street
drug crimes. The federal government supported the trend with federal sentencing guidelines, removal of
judges' discretion, and additional funds for local law enforcement agencies. Practices like civil forfeiture, in
which law enforcement or municipalities could seize and share cash and property of suspected criminals even
before they were convicted, provided a significant incentive to investigate drug crimes. The additional funding
sources and high likelihood of successful prosecution drove police forces toward more aggressive and
inequitable tactics. Black and Hispanic people were many times more likely than White people to be pulled
over for routine traffic stops and searches. Local police forces dedicated far more resources to patrolling
minority-inhabited neighborhoods, resulting in far more arrests and prosecutions of Black and Hispanic
people. This practice of racial profiling would become a civil liberties flash point, but the results were
devastating to significant portions of the population.
The law-and-order movement peaked in the 1990s, when California introduced a "three strikes" law that
mandated life imprisonment without parole for any third felony conviction"even nonviolent ones. As a result,
prisons became crowded, and states went deep into debt to build more. By the end of the century, the war
began to die down as the public lost interest in the problem, the costs of the punishment binge became
politically burdensome, and scholars and politicians began to advocate the decriminalization of drug use. By

#27 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-09-23 04:19 PM | Reply

continued


this time, however, hundreds of thousands of people had been incarcerated for drug offenses and the total
number of prisoners in the nation had grown four-fold in the last quarter of the century. Particularly glaring
were the racial inequities of the new age of mass incarceration, with African Americans being seven times
more likely to be in prison (Figure 31.10). In some states, such as New York, over 90 percent of people in prison
were Black or Hispanic. Incarcerated people could neither generate income nor support their communities
and families. In most states, convicted felons could not vote while in prison and even upon their release, which
reduced the impact of minorities in legislation and representative bodies. And many companies and
organizations avoided hiring people who had been previously convicted of felonies, resulting in a cycle of
poverty and social stagnation that existed on stark racial lines.
Greater awareness around police practices and use of force developed with the increased availability of
recording devices. In 1991, the country watched a citizen's video of Los Angeles police officers repeatedly
beating an unarmed man, Rodney King, with their batons. Over a minute of footage showed dozens of strikes
and kicks while King lay on the ground or attempted to rise. The officers were put on trial for assault and
excessive force, but were ultimately acquitted. In the riots that followed the acquittal, 63 people were killed and
and over two thousand injured, with over $1 billion in damage. President Bush said that, "it was hard to
understand how the verdict could square with the video." Two of the officers were later convicted of federal
charges for willfully using unreasonable force.

#28 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-09-23 04:19 PM | Reply

Did you read my #5? That information will never make it into CRT curriculum if the left has their way with it.

#26 | Posted by lfthndthrds

You think that because YOU want to manipulate people by hiding reality from them, that everyone else wants to do that too.

#29 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2022-09-23 04:23 PM | Reply

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