John Kelly

Many fine people, on both sides

He [Robert E. Lee] was a man that gave up his country to fight for his state which in 150 years ago was more important than country. It was always loyalty to state first back in those days. Now it’s different today. But the lack of an ability to compromise led to the Civil War. And men and women of good faith on both sides made their stand where their conscience had to make their stand.

– White House Chief of Staff General John Kelly, October 30, 2017, arguing that people “of good faith on both sides” couldn’t compromise over the issue of slavery, leading to the Civil War

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Roy Moore

Slaves and gays

In 1857 the United States Supreme Court did rule that black people were property. Of course that contradicted the Constitution, and it took a civil war to overturn it. But this ruling in Obergefell is even worse in a sense because it forces not only people to recognize marriage other than the institution ordained of God and recognized by nearly every state in the union, it says that you now must do away with the definition of marriage and make it between two persons of the same gender or leading on, as one of the dissenting justices said, to polygamy, to multi-partner marriages.

– Conservative Republican Roy Moore, 2016, comparing the Dred Scott Decision, which made African Americans could not be citizens, to the Obergefell Decision, which legalized gay marriage

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Danielle Pletka

War on men

I have no doubt that sexual harassment is real and that many women suffer from it. But I have a strong suspicion that this is yet another one in a series of -isms and complaints and grievances in our society that are used as wedges, that are used as bludgeons, that are part of a, frankly, what many men feel is a war on men, certainly in universities.

– Conservative pundit Danielle Pletka, October 22, 2017

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Bill O'Reilly

Men are the real victims

I didn’t whine about it and call up my senator and say, “Hey, I’m 10 times better than this one that’s making more money than me,” bop, bop, bop. And the other thing is that, in a lot of the situations that I was in, particularly at the network news — and I worked for ABC News and CBS News before I came to Fox News — women were treated better than men. They were treated better than men.

They had a little cabal and they intimidated the men in the organization and said, “If you look at me cross-eyed, I’m gonna bring you up to Human Resources and destroy your life,” and every man in the place was terrified of them. And that actually happened.

So, when I’m reading Lis’ book — and I recommend the book because it will stimulate discussion with your wife, your girlfriend, whoever, and you know, you can learn from it. The book again is The 51% Minority. I’m not sympathetic to Lis’ argument at all. I think that Lis has put forth this argument based upon facts. It is true that women make less and that, you know, women have a bigger burden because they have children at home and — that’s all true. But I say the government is not gonna change that and that, in a lot of places, women have formed cabals to terrorize the men because they take advantage of, “Oh, we’re downtrodden. You’re kicking us in the teeth.”

– Conservative pundit Bill O’Reilly, 2007, discussing a book on inequality for women in the workplace

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Sebastian Gorka

Next stop: burkas

THINK:

If Weinstein had obeyed @VP Pence’s rules for meeting with the opposite sex, none of those poor women would ever have been abused.

– Conservative Pundit Sebastian Gorka, October 10, 2017, suggesting that the only way to keep men from raping women is to keep men away from women

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