"Who pays the price [for the war]?" Boxer asked during the hearing. "I'm not going to pay a personal price. My kids are too old and my grandchild is too young."Well, okay, that can be ignored inasmuch as it is a point that while valid, can be and has been made of every Republican Iraq War Booster currently in office.
"You're not going to pay a particular price, as I understand it, with an immediate family. So who pays the price? The American military and their families."
But what's really breathtaking in arrogance, presumption, ignorance, blatant sexism, plain old idiocy -- or all of the above -- is Snowball's reply:
"Great leap backward for feminism..."While I don't impugn the appreciation Our Dear Deciderer and his minions have for all sorts of great leaps, what would a bunch of reactionary, pack of dog-like, frat boy-loving, towel-snapping, rich, mostly white, fake good ole boys know about feminism? Just what the fuck is this statement supposed to mean? That Boxer (whatever her faults a true feminist) knows less than they do about being treated like a second-class minority despite her gender's comprising approximately half the population? Or is it more sinister and proprietary, an implied, "Now don't get too out of line, little missy, or I'll have to take off this here belt," thereby rescinding all those rights and privileges that were theirs to dole out anyway?
These guys are now arbiters of something? And if so, just what the hell is it? Could they tell us?
This has got to be, in context, the most obnoxious yet confusing phrase of the new year.