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Damn my uterus - apparently that's why I keep voting Dem...

National Review?s John Derbyshire: Women Should Not Have The Right To Vote

 

John Derbyshire, a British-American conservative author and columnist for the National Review, has written a new book titled We Are Doomed: Reclaiming Conservative Pessimism. The book contains a section called ?The Case Against Female Suffrage.? Yesterday on his radio show, Alan Colmes asked Derbyshire to articulate his argument.

?What is the case against female suffrage?? Colmes asked. ?The conservative case against it is that women lean hard to the left,? Derbyshire responded nonsensically. ?They want someone to nurture, they want someone to help raise their kids, and if men aren?t inclined to do it ? and in the present days, they?re not much ? then they?d like the state to do it for them.?

Colmes then pressed Derbyshire on whether women should have the right to vote. ?Ah?? Derbyshire sighed, attempting to dodge the question initially. ?I?m not putting forward a political program here,? he said. But then Derbyshire slowly began to open up:

DERBYSHIRE: Among the hopes that I do not realistically nurse is the hope that female suffrage will be repealed. But I?ll say this ? if it were to be, I wouldn?t lose a minute?s sleep.

COLMES: We?d be a better country if women didn?t vote?

DERBYSHIRE: Probably. Don?t you think so?

COLMES: No, I do not think so whatsoever.

DERBYSHIRE: Come on Alan. Come clean here [laughing].

COLMES: We would be a better country? John Derbyshire making the statement, we would be a better country if women did not vote.

DERBYSHIRE: Yeah, probably.

Derbyshire reasoned that we ?got along like that for 130 years.? Colmes countered by asking if he also wants to bring back slavery. No, Derbyshire responded, ?I?m in favor of freedom personally.? Colmes noted that freedom didn?t extend to women?s right to vote, however. Derbyshire said, ?Well, they didn?t and we got along ok.? Listen here:

Later in the interview, Derbyshire said there?s also a case to be made for repealing the 1964 Civil Rights Act because you ?shouldn?t try to force people to be good.?

Re: Damn my uterus - apparently that's why I keep voting Dem...

  • WTF. Seriously.
    Can I marry them all?

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  • My head just exploded.
  • What a douche. We also got along for hundreds of years without antibiotics, so should we repeal those, too?
  • Well, I think men should be denied the right to vote.  Since they are not nuturing, they have no sympathy for people who are not as well-off as they are and think they should be able to help themselves no matter what.  Since they lean to the right, their votes shouldn't count.

    Makes total sense...

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  • Wow, I really just to do not know what to say here, soo much is wrong, wow...
  • Indifferent
    7/21/2007 :)

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    Deductive reasoning isn't a conservative or liberal attribute. ~epphd
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    A big old middle finger to you, stupid Nest.
  • ?What is the case against female suffrage?? Colmes asked. ?The conservative case against it is that women lean hard to the left,? Derbyshire responded nonsensically. ?They want someone to nurture, they want someone to help raise their kids, and if men aren?t inclined to do it ? and in the present days, they?re not much ? then they?d like the state to do it for them.?

    LOL, this guy has never met me.

    I seriously can't get outraged over something like this because it's so BSC.  Dude's off the charts.  I have more realistic things to get wound up about. Wink

  • Nut...

     

     

    wait for it.....

     

     

     

    BAR.

    So it goes.
  • Sounds like another from the school of "nobody's ever heard of me so I'm going to say something totally BSC to get myself in the news and hopefully get a book deal or radio show out of it."
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  • I need a throat-punching smiley.

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  • Just wow. He's certifiably BSC.
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  • At least he's just a commentator and not someone with an actual vote in Congress!
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  • Didn't Ann Coulter say the same thing awhile back? This isn't the first time I've heard this from the mouth of a conservative. 
  • D:

    NURTURE MY CHILDREN 

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  • image BlackMamba*:
    Didn't Ann Coulter say the same thing awhile back? This isn't the first time I've heard this from the mouth of a conservative. 

    Yes, she did.

    But this is worse, IMO.  Ann Coulter is a sensationalist.  This guy writes for the National Review, which is supposed to be the forefront of conservative thinking. 

    << insert conspiracy theories and speculation about whether this is further proof that the right has been taken over by wingnuts here >>

  • image EastSideFluffy:

    But this is worse, IMO.  Ann Coulter is a sensationalist.  This guy writes for the National Review, which is supposed to be the forefront of conservative thinking. 

    Ditto.  National Review's got some social conservatism I don't generally agree with, but I typically think of it as well-reasoned and not full of nutters.

    Which makes this particularly irritating.  And I'm even more irritated that no one has brought it up on The Corner, which is their group blog.  Shameful.  I'm trying to figure out who to harass via email.

    7/21/2007 :)

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    Deductive reasoning isn't a conservative or liberal attribute. ~epphd
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    I typically think of it as well-reasoned and not full of nutters.

    4 years ago I would have agreed with you.  The Palin and Buckley fiascos changed my mind.  Dissent is not well-tolerated in the NR ranks.  Without dissent you don't get well-reasoned anything.

  • image EastSideFluffy:

    << insert conspiracy theories and speculation about whether this is further proof that the right has been taken over by wingnuts here >>

    Where are the hall monitors when you do this sort of thing?  

  • image BlackMamba*:
    image EastSideFluffy:

    << insert conspiracy theories and speculation about whether this is further proof that the right has been taken over by wingnuts here >>

    Where are the hall monitors when you do this sort of thing?  

    LOL...it's because you have "black" in your screen name and the hall monitors, like the wingnuts, are racist.

  • Although I am not on the same page as those who call BM out, I hardly would call our conservative regulars "racist."
  • image IrishBrideND:
    Although I am not on the same page as those who call BM out, I hardly would call our conservative regulars "racist."

    I was just making a joke since the fights are usually started by liberals insinuating the conservatives are racist.  I don't actually think anyone here is racist.  Sorry if my joke fell flat.

    Of course, now I get my call out, so BM should be happy that things are fair now.  LOL.

  • Ha! I actually laughed out loud at that, ESF.  And for the record I don't actually think anyone here is racist either.
  • image EastSideFluffy:

    image IrishBrideND:
    Although I am not on the same page as those who call BM out, I hardly would call our conservative regulars "racist."

    I was just making a joke since the fights are usually started by liberals insinuating the conservatives are racist.  I don't actually think anyone here is racist.  Sorry if my joke fell flat.

    Of course, now I get my call out, so BM should be happy that things are fair now.  LOL.

     

    sorry. I took that as  a serious comment.

  • image EastSideFluffy:

    image BlackMamba*:
    Didn't Ann Coulter say the same thing awhile back? This isn't the first time I've heard this from the mouth of a conservative. 

    Yes, she did.

    But this is worse, IMO.  Ann Coulter is a sensationalist.  This guy writes for the National Review, which is supposed to be the forefront of conservative thinking. 

    << insert conspiracy theories and speculation about whether this is further proof that the right has been taken over by wingnuts here >>

    The far right (aka, not Republicans), I can agree that many are losing their minds.  Birthers and those likening Pres. Obama to Hitler?  Absolutely crazy.

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