This image was posted on the MSNBC tumblr this week:
Not just in the spirit, in the practice. So Wagner thinks that our laws should create gender parity in Congress. I wonder what those laws would be. Would she have men barred from running for Senate in a state that already has a male Senator? What about in congressional districts? What about people who run unopposed?
Or perhaps she’d rather have the laws create parity after the election. Once we see who got elected we just, what, have a committee pick gender appropriate replacements for the incorrectly elected?
And what about race? So now we only care if women are represented, not minorities? That’s not very “progressive” Alex. What about LGBT? What about “undocumented Americans”? WHAT ABOUT THE CHILDREN?!?!!??
There are many, many really dumb Lean Forward ads from MSNBC. So many that I often wonder if some Republican advertising firm just straight up duped the network and are sitting in their offices laughing their asses off. But this one has to be one of the worst.
Congress, MSNBC, isn’t about parity. It’s about representation. And that representation isn’t determined by demographic percentages, much as you would prefer it. It’s determined by the represented. That’s kind of a founding principle of our entire system of government so, you know, sort of a big deal.
SHARE THIS POST: