Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Racism; misogyny.]

"I think there was a cachet about having an African-American president because of guilt. People don't hold guilt for a woman."—The always terrific Rep. Michele Bachmann, on why people in the US "aren't ready" for a female president.

Because of course the only reason people voted for President Barack Obama is out of guilt.

Personally, I voted for President Barack Obama (twice) because he was a qualified candidate; because I was voting positively for someone other than a white man to inhabit the White House; because I support a number of his policies; and because he was neither John McCain nor Mitt Romney.

That's not a comprehensive list, but I can assure you that "guilt" is not on the list.

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