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Question: Does Newt Gingrich use a more condescending tone when he talks to Michele Bachmann?
1 - Yes, and it's sexism.   -3 (9.7%)
2 - Yes, but it's not sexism; Bachmann is a lunatic who shouldn't be taken seriously, and all of the other candidates recognize that.   -8 (25.8%)
3 - No, that's how Newt treats everyone.   -14 (45.2%)
4 - No, Newt is not condescending toward Bachmann.   -2 (6.5%)
5 - I support Dr. Paul.   -4 (12.9%)
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« on: December 18, 2011, 12:48:44 pm »
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I blame the fact that Bachmann desperately panders by acting like a lunatic and a pathological liar (combined, perhaps, with her inflated sense of self-importance and the reality that she doesn't have influence in Washington or any major accomplishments).

I don't think that any of the other candidates take her seriously, and she's the single major Republican candidate who in my view really shouldn't be, in any way.
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« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2011, 12:51:30 pm »
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Newt thinks everyone who disagrees with him, is a lower being then himself. If you agree with him, you are pals, if you don't, well, he attacks.

Plus its Bachmann, she isn't exactly the hallmark of intellectual rigor.
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« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2011, 02:04:41 pm »
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Yes, Newt condescends to everyone, because he thinks he is smarter than everyone else.
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« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2011, 02:10:12 pm »
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Newt's whole appeal is based on his mastery of condescension and contempt. He's like that with everyone since he buys into his image as an "intellectual".
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« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2011, 02:14:09 pm »
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Probably no more sexist than any other old white religious Republicrat.  I don't pay attention to debates or anything, though.
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« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2011, 02:17:40 pm »
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As a historian, I can confidently say that Gingrich has a long history of talking down to both women, men, and aliens.
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« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2011, 03:26:03 pm »
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Frankly, this question is idiotic. But, speaking as a historian who led the fight against communism, there's no question that there may have been times, when, driven by how strongly I feel about this country, I appeared sexist.
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« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2011, 03:58:48 pm »
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Frankly, this question is idiotic. But, speaking as a historian who led the fight against communism, there's no question that there may have been times, when, driven by how strongly I feel about this country, I appeared sexist.

I couldn't resist. I should really go home and think about why I would even ask this today.
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« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2011, 04:02:19 pm »
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Frankly, this question is idiotic. But, speaking as a historian who led the fight against communism, there's no question that there may have been times, when, driven by how strongly I feel about this country, I appeared sexist.

I couldn't resist. I should really go home and think about why I would even ask this today.

This thread is so far outside my comprehension that you must be a product of Kenyan anti-colonial thinking.
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« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2011, 04:03:08 pm »
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American culture is quite sexist anyways.
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« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2011, 05:55:23 pm »
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You could make a case that Gingrich is sexist, but I don't think his treatment of Bachmann has much to do with it.  Gingrich holds everyone that isn't Newt Gingrich in utter contempt, and that includes Bachmann and the male candidates alike.
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