Daily Beast’s Michael Tomasky explains why conservative women are so dumb


That’s the least he could do.

Yesterday, Kirsten Kukowski, an RNC press secretary, appeared on MSNBC to discuss the so-called gender wage gap. The Daily Beast’s Michael Tomasky got a big kick out of it, because conservative woman:


According to Tomasky, conservative women are better off being seen and not heard:


Here are some highlights:

OK, on reflection, I do feel a little sorry for her. That she had only gibberish to spout in response to that question isn’t really her fault. It’s the fault of her party, all those men in her party, all those Southern men and their Southern beliefs and ways. One is tempted to believe that Republicans vote against things like the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act because of the demands of their corporate contributors, and that’s undoubtedly true, to some extent. But it isn’t corporate benefactors who make Todd Akin and some of these other men say the batshit crazy things about women they say. That’s culture.

Kukowski had nothing to say because George W. Bush sat in the White House for eight years, six of them with a compliant Republican Congress, and never passed or that I can recall even introduced or even talked about one bill aimed at workplace gender fairness. She had nothing to say because since Barack Obama became president, the Republicans have voted no no no on any measure of this sort. Four Senate Republicans did vote aye on Lilly Ledbetter back in 2009. Yep, you guessed it: the “girls”—Collins, Hutchison, Murkowski, Snowe. Not a single man. In the House, Ledbetter got three.

It’s partly a corporate thing, a business thing. But mostly it’s cultural. Women just aren’t supposed to be that pushy. “All Republicans support equal pay for equal work,” claimed the first sentence of the memo Kukowski and two colleagues released Tuesday. Of course, they have to say that. But obviously, all Republicans do not, or they’d have done something, on their terms, during those six years Bush and Denny Hastert and Bill Frist were running things. Very few Republicans do. Especially the Southern ones, who by and large run the party, or at least provide its cultural ballast. It isn’t how they were raised, and it doesn’t feel right to them. They think the Paycheck Fairness Act has its origins in that night when a likkered-up Mickey Gilley slashed Johnny Paycheck’s tires.

Shorter Tomasky: Damn sexist southern Republicans … Also, can you believe conservative women are so stupid?


Very impressive.


Michael’s quite a catch.


Guess he got shot down one too many times. Color us surprised.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/04/09/abominable-doucherocket-daily-beasts-michael-tomasky-explains-why-conservative-women-are-so-dumb/

‘How would the Left react’ if a Republican White House sent out this graphic?


ISIS can wait. What we need to deal with right now is raising the minimum wage:

In the 2014 State of the Union address, President Obama called on Congress to raise the national minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour, and soon after signed an Executive Order to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 for the individuals working on new federal service contracts.

Raising the minimum wage nationwide will increase earnings for millions of workers, and boost the bottom lines of businesses across the country. While Republicans in Congress continue to block the President’s proposal, a number of state legislatures and governors, mayors and city councils, and business owners have answered the President’s call and raised wages for their residents and employees. Read a report on the progress that’s been made so far across the country.

Women especially are depending on that minimum wage hike:

Let's help millions of #WomenSucceed by raising the minimum wage to $10.10 → http://t.co/fMEhvXwRjy #RaiseTheWage pic.twitter.com/e3W8ZgPWVp

— The White House (@WhiteHouse) October 8, 2014

Hmmm. Maybe the White House should think this through a little more:

@WhiteHouse That bag of groceries will cost 30% more and she'll still be struggling. Math.

— laurakfillault (@laurakfillault) October 8, 2014

.@WhiteHouse You know it would make that bag of groceries 30% more expensive…don't you?

— Angela (@Bear2theRight) October 8, 2014

@laurakfillault @instapundit @WhiteHouse Nope…she'll be out of a job.

— Brad Hope (@Brad_Hope) October 8, 2014

@WhiteHouse It will increase prices every where. This will not help

— Nevermint (@Nevermint) October 8, 2014

@WhiteHouse Let's make millions of women unemployed by raising the minimum wage.

— Robert Dietrich (@RobertDietrich4) October 8, 2014

@WhiteHouse Let's raise the cost of goods and services everywhere ensuring more poverty and reliance on welfare by raising the minimum wage.

— Robert Dietrich (@RobertDietrich4) October 8, 2014

@WhiteHouse Let's drive more women from the labor force because that's the best way to make unemployment lower.

— Robert Dietrich (@RobertDietrich4) October 8, 2014

.@WhiteHouse You realize those groceries will have been checked out at a kiosk and not by a cashier right? Dummies. #RaiseTheWage

— EEE (@EEElverhoy) October 8, 2014

While the White House is chewing on that food for thought, here’s something for the rest of us to ponder:

This picture, but with a Republican in the White House. https://t.co/OPgNOqbCKn How would the Left react?

— RB (@RBPundit) October 8, 2014

Good question!

@RBPundit "1)As if Rs care bout women! They think this hides their War on Women? 2) FT workers?! Look at unemp! & 3) what about young ppl??"

— Giles (@GilesMcK) October 8, 2014

@GilesMcK You forgot "Wow. Holding a grocery bag? How sexist!" ūüėČ

— RB (@RBPundit) October 8, 2014

Bingo The Feminist Outrage Brigade would surely be all over this. But this is the Obama White House’s work, so … nothing to see here!

*crickets* – feminists reacting to this pic MT @WhiteHouse: Let's help millions of by raising the minimum wage → pic.twitter.com/3iCdQOu1h8

— Matthew (@Matthops82) October 8, 2014

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/10/08/how-would-the-left-react-if-a-republican-white-house-sent-out-this-graphic/

7 fast facts about White House hooker-gate aide’s crony campaign donor dad


“Business as usual,” indeed. Jonathan Dach is the young White House aide at the center of the latest Washington Post exclusive, which details the Obama administration’s two-year-old efforts to cover up Dach’s alleged involvement in the Cartagena/Secret Service hooker scandal.

As Twitchy reported, Dach was assigned a policy adviser job at the State Department handling…“women’s issues.”

How’d he swing that gig? Look no further than his family ties. Dach’s father is Leslie Dach. Here are seven fun, fast facts about Dach the Elder.

1. He was EVP of corporate affairs and government relations at Wal-Mart — you know, the corporate donor the Obamas love to hate and hate to love.

Couldn't b more honored & proud 2 have spent time w amazing leader. Leslie Dach, WMT EVP, On Business And Social Good http://t.co/J6tdPd8gHo

— la sutherland, phd (@lasutherlandphd) March 21, 2013

Brilliant! RT @Walmart: Walmart EVP Leslie Dach explains how #sustainability helps customer and business. http://walmarturl.com/eGa7iS

— Tommi Laitio (@tommilaitio) April 6, 2011

2. He gave big bucks to the Obama campaign.

"Dach’s father, Leslie Dach, is a prominent Democratic donor who gave $23,900 to the party in 2008 to help elect #Obama". #cartegena

— Bobby (@bfinstock) October 9, 2014

@guypbenson @seanmdav Money quote (literally): "Dach’s father, Leslie Dach, is a prominent Dem donor who gave $23,900 to help elect Obama."

— Joel Engel (@joelengel) October 9, 2014

3. He, too, crusaded for “women’s issues.”

In 2011, Leslie Dach announced Wal-Mart's new Global Women's Economic Empowerment Initiative. http://t.co/0UBmPbvG5X

— Erica L (@infinitehope23) October 9, 2014

4. Dach the Elder appeared on The Colbert Report in 2011 to tout Walmart’s collaboration with First Lady Michelle Obama on “Let’s Move” and related nutritional issues. He continued to promote Mrs. Obama’s initiatives through 2013.

Walmart's Dach appears on Colbert; discusses nutritional collaboration w/Michelle Obama, desire to open in NYC…. http://fb.me/DmRPpudo

— HFNmag (@HFNmag) February 3, 2011

@gmcquade Wal-Mart Collaborates With Obama Administration – Leslie Dach http://t.co/c4J0A49

— George McQuade III (@gmcquadee) August 28, 2011

And here's his dad, repping Walmart (and it's collaboration with the White House) with @StephenAtHome that same year: http://t.co/wOTbOkVJO2

— Jonathan M. Katz (@KatzOnEarth) October 9, 2014

"We're honored @FLOTUS let us be on her #LetsMove team," says #Walmart EVP Leslie Dach. #LetsMoveTour pic.twitter.com/JKl9KBKouE

— Walmart Healthy (@WalmartHealthy) February 28, 2013

5. He was a advance man for Teddy Kennedy, another renowned Democratic expert on women’s issues.

Jonathan Dach’s father, Leslie, worked for Ted Kennedy as an advance man himself. We seem to have a piece by him http://t.co/ZAIByB0jfr

— Martha Mercer (@marthmerc) October 9, 2014

6. He was a roommate of conservative author Christopher Buckley’s at Yale, which son Jonathan also attended.

(Leslie Dach was Christopher Buckley's roommate at Yale.)

— Blake Hounshell (@blakehounshell) October 9, 2014

"Buckley devoted a chapter to the exploits of a fictional White House advance man named Leslie R. Dach" http://t.co/U328LbD24T

— Blake Hounshell (@blakehounshell) October 9, 2014

Here's Jonathan Dach organizing Yale's secret society council in 2011: http://t.co/c4MpOPCOmZ

— Jonathan M. Katz (@KatzOnEarth) October 9, 2014

7. In July, Daddy Dach, the corporate crony and top Dem donor, snagged a position helping to implement…Obamacare.

Former @Walmart communications leader Leslie Dach @lesliedach joins @HHSGov as senior counselor http://t.co/UbHi7YCe0A

— PRWeek US (@PRWeekUS) July 24, 2014

Fantastic fit: Secretary Burwell names former Walmart executive Leslie Dach to Senior Counselor position at HHS http://t.co/lK6Eh0pMNG

— Margalit Gur-Arie (@margalitgurarie) July 23, 2014

Jonathan Dach: ' policy adviser in the Office on Global Women’s Issues at the State Department.' Leslie Dach: 'handling next phase of ACA'

— The 405 Media (@The405radio) October 9, 2014

Bonus: Dach authored an article advising corporations to stop spinning and start behaving better. How about presidential administrations?

Column by former Wal-Mart EVP @lesliedach in @HarvardBiz – "Don’t Spin a Better Story. Be a Better Company" http://t.co/qp2iJFOQ1L

— Renee Dudley (@Renee_Dudley) September 12, 2013

Here's a piece I wrote for @HarvardBiz. Don’t Spin a Better Story. Be a Better Company – http://t.co/Jq3dW3yWT4

— Leslie Dach (@lesliedach) September 18, 2013

Hey, good advice! Ping White House flacks Josh Earnest and Eric Schultz on that, wouldja?

We started by encouraging the organization to get out of its defensive crouch and listen to its critics. –@LeslieDach http://t.co/BFpXlggjN6

— Walmart Newsroom (@WalmartNewsroom) September 19, 2013


Spin machine, activate! Another WH spox parrots pathetic hooker scandal spin

This journo is SHOCKED the WH can’t be trusted; This has to be the most unreal statement ever

Can’t make it up: White House aide in hooker scandal works on ‘women’s issues’

Activate shocked faces: White House buried prostitution scandal, IG report before election

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/10/09/7-fun-facts-about-the-white-house-hooker-gate-aides-crony-campaign-donor-dad/

‘Never his fault!’ Can you guess who WH blames for Obama’s missing remarks?

In Chicago last night for a DNC fundraiser, President Obama told his audience what happened when he went back to his pre-White-House pad:

President Barack Obama had a chance to visit his house in Chicago, Illinois when he was in the city for a some campaign appearances on Monday and he was apparently greeted by a stack of “unpaid bills.”

“One of the nice things about being home is actually that it’s a little bit like a time capsule. Because Michelle and I and the kids, we left so quickly that there’s still junk on my desk, including some unpaid bills,” Obama said. “I think eventually they got paid — but they’re sort of stacked up. And messages, newspapers and all kinds of stuff.”

Obama’s comment about the “unpaid bills” was subsequently edited out of a copy of the speech distributed by the White House. However, the full quote was preserved by press pool reporters who covered the event. The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Business Insider on Tuesday asking about the discrepancy.

Well, eventually the White House did respond to the inquiries — with this:

Is that so?

Oh, fer the love of …

There’s only one way the White House’s explanation can possibly be true:



It gets even better:

Good. Lord.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/10/21/its-never-his-fault-can-you-guess-who-wh-blames-for-obamas-missing-remarks/

Matt Drudge Boom: This IRS form recommends paying ‘Obamacare tax NOW’ [pic]

Seriously. Well, this happened:


As Twitchy reported, Matt Drudge on Friday tweeted that he had just paid the Obamacare penalty, which he called a “Liberty Tax.” The White House, the Left and media lapdogs (concentric circles on a Venn diagram) swiftly began to mock and ridicule Matt Drudge, attempting to brand him a liar.

Yep. More from The Washington Times:

What each critical tweeter and pundit failed to realize was that Mr. Drudge, as the self-employed proprietor of The Drudge Report, files taxes as a small business on a quarterly basis.

The IRS requires self-employed business owners to file annual returns and pay estimated quarterly taxes. When entrepreneurs like Mr. Drudge file their 2014 first quarter taxes, they have to pay the individual health care mandate if they are not getting Obamacare coverage.

Huh. Fancy that.

Reality, like taxes, is hard!

Matt Drudge followed up on Sunday. Hey, White House and lapdogs, check this out:


Yep. Looky here:

make a payment

Truth. Boom.

What say you, White House?

Will the White House and its lapdogs beclown themselves further? All signs point to yes.


Matt Drudge: ‘Just paid the Obamacare penalty for not ‘getting covered”

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/03/23/hey-wh-libs-and-lapdogs-matt-drudge-this-irs-form-recommends-paying-obamacare-tax-now-pic/

Obama ‘waves off’ Iraq question for laser-like focus on robotic giraffe

During the “White House Maker Faire” today, President Obama was singularly focused on a bio diesel car, and something else:

Wait, what?

No word yet if Obama reminded the maker of robo-giraffe that he “didn’t build that”:

Well, it’s not like there’s anything else going on in the world, right?

@markknoller MT: "BO waves off Iraq Q…he's focused on the Maker Faire projects"
Whoa, stop the world! One thing at a time.
@instapundit— Damian Bennett (@DamianBennett) June 18, 2014

If there’s ever a sitcom about the Obama administration, “One Thing at a Time” would be a good title.



Did Obama really lose Chuck Todd? See what he said about Obama’s presidency

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/06/18/just-embarrassing-at-this-point-obama-waves-off-iraq-question-for-laser-like-focus-on-robotic-giraffe-pics-vine/

Jeans diplomacy! WH releases baffling pic of Obama phone call


The Guardian’s Paul Lewis and India Knight of The Sunday Times were both baffled by the White House’s release of a photo of President Obama’s phone call with Vladimir Putin. Why release it? Because, he’s super serious you guys! See, he’s totally on the case, even if only his empty chair attended the national security meeting on Saturday.

But what did the White House neglect to mention?


Still, he’s super scary and strong, right?

Boom. Next up: Sternly worded letter.


Wall Street Journal columnist and AEI fellow Sadanand Dhume  attempted to explain why the photo was released.

Snort. So there’s that. What an accomplishment.

Others noticed something awfully disturbing about the photo.

Jeans diplomacy.

Aside from the jeans and the phone, what else does the president have?


Where is it?

And Asian News International editor Smita Prakash ties it all into “House of Cards” for the exit win:


‘Useless appendage’: First look at upcoming ‘official’ WH pics of Obama at national security meeting?

‘Extraordinary standoff’: Ukraine troops won’t surrender in Crimea [photos]

‘The text does not limit it to Crimea’: Putin reportedly asks parliament to use military in all of Ukraine; Update: Parliament approves

CBS political director/Slate correspondent covers for absentee president

President Empty Chair skips Saturday’s national security meeting?

Is this how we’ll know when President Empty Chair means business with Russia? [pic]

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/03/02/brandishes-phone-at-putin-wh-releases-baffling-pic-of-obama-phone-call-most-disturbing-part/