Yesterday we noted that Las Vegas Review-Journal editor Thomas Mitchell wrote a column calling for the repeal of the 19th Amendment because women in Nevada were inexplicably supporting Harry Reid. Well today we’re thrilled to report that Mitchell was in fact never calling for such a thing. It was satire! It was a ruse! His plan all along was to get stupid old libruls all riled up so they’d write him mean emails, and then he’d be able to yell, “GOTCHA. Who’s a racist now!?” Or something.
Well that’s how it worked! He did it! Hooray!
The level of rhetoric was, to be kind, bombastic. Several of the several dozen writers and one caller suggested various means by which I might be dispatched from this earthly plane, sooner rather than later.
Without once addressing the fundamental postulate that men and women are delightfully different, I was called an idiot, an (expletive deleted) moron, an ignorant redneck male chauvinist, a racist, a sexist, a narrow minded and crude douchebag, unsophisticated, ignorant, a flat earther, a fool, a Neanderthal and a misogynist.
All of which is fair. See, the thing is, when your side of the political spectrum wants to criminalize abortion, get back to basics (the Bible), and pushes things like Confederate History Month, the idea of repealing a woman’s right to vote isn’t so far fetched. And frankly, if people didn’t get pissed at the idea of a fundamental right being taken away, then we’d have a problem.
Anyway, just wanted to let you guys know! Thomas Mitchell isn’t a misogynist; he’s just an amazing satirist — right up there with the Limbaughs and Jonah Goldbergs of the world. We look forward to his next opus: “Black men: their pants sag so much that we should repeal the Voting Rights Act of 1965.” Bet you guys fall for that one, too! Losers!