Tea Party Leader: Women Too 'Mean, Hateful' To Vote

Janis Lane, president of the Central Mississippi Tea Party, is quoted as saying, "Our country might have been better off if it was still just men voting."


An interview with a Tea Party leader from Mississipi is making the rounds this week as left-leaning media hold up statements attributed to Janis Lane as evidence that the right-leaning group is on the fringe.

The interview said in part:

Lane: I'm really going to set you back here. Probably the biggest turn we ever made was when the women got the right to vote.

What do you mean?

Lane: Our country might have been better off if it was still just men voting. There is nothing worse than a bunch of mean, hateful women. They are diabolical in how than can skewer a person. I do not see that in men. The whole time I worked, I'd much rather have a male boss than a female boss. Double-minded, you never can trust them.

Lane was interviewed by the Jackson Free Press in mid-June and the question and answer article appeared later that month.

The Free Press is alternative weekly. The interview is being recirculated this week by Alternet, a left of center news aggregation service.

What do you think? Do you think Lane was misquoted or taken out of context? Or do you agree?



Leah Hall October 16, 2012 at 11:10 PM
Tea Party guys and gals should forgive American women for mis-VOTING. Our magical vajajays are causing all the problems. I'm Leah Hall and I approved this message. ;-) http://rackjite.com/totally-biased-w-kamau-bell-janine-brito-join-the-anti-gop-pussy-riot/
Talisa C. October 17, 2012 at 12:22 AM
I'm shocked a woman would say something like that, even from Mississippi. I double checked to see if it really was woman who said something so ridiculous. Women are affected equally by election outcomes which is why we should have an equal right to vote. This woman is off her rocker.
Rob Phillips October 17, 2012 at 04:30 PM
This is why the slogan "FORWARD" is so appropriate for the Democrats and especially President Obama. Without having to say so, the tone, message and policies of the Republicans and Governor Romney is "BACKWARDS." Whenever my Republican friends wax nostalgic for the "good old days" I have to remind them that it might have good for them but there were a lot of people for the whom the "good old days" were not so good. While the show Happy Days portrays the 50's as a time of sock hops and malt shops, Jim Crow laws blocked African Americans from voting, sitting at the lunch counter with whites and forced them to sit at the back of the bus. Gay people could not visit their partners in the hospital because they were not "family." Women were expected to know their place.... I couldl go on an on but you get the point. You can never go back. You can only go forward with an open mind and an open heart.
cliff logan October 18, 2012 at 01:31 AM
Rob you really need to know your history, it was Democrats that blocked the civil rights bills, it was Democrats that didn't want equal rights for blacks. (See Jim crow under wikipedia). Ronald Reagan did more for the Gay community than any politician ever. http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/06/22/gay-activists-know-nothing-about-reagan-history. Jim Crow was a liberal, (In the 1870s, Democrats gradually regained power in the Southern legislatures, sometimes as a result of elections in which paramilitary groups intimidated opponents, attacking blacks or preventing them from voting. Gubernatorial elections were close and disputed in Louisiana for years, with extreme violence unleashed during the campaigns. In 1877, a national compromise to gain Southern support in the presidential election resulted in the last of the federal troops being withdrawn from the South. White Democrats had regained political power in every Southern state.[5] These conservative, white, Democratic Redeemer governments legislated Jim Crow laws, segregating black people from the white population.) From Wikipedia. So next time you want to blame the countries Ill's on Republicans, take some history lessons. It might make you look less stupid.
Dalamar October 18, 2012 at 02:21 AM
Cliff, To say Democrats or Republicans didn't want African-Americans to have equal rights is simplistic. It's a long convuluted history that embroils both parties and especially in the southern states. The full story is too long for Patch but lets just agree on that fact. Also while we are correcting misinformed people, there were actually TWO Democratic Parties at this time and they were pitted against each other over this issue. It took many politicians from both sides supporting the brave people who wanted equality. It's really about those protestors who brought about change. Let's not forget that fact. Another fact lost on those who villify the Occupy protestors. People protesting in numbers FORCE politicians to adopt change, but it was easier when there was less money corrupting politics. But I digress. That's another topic. As for Ronald Reagan did more than any other president for the Gay community, that can be left for debate. Look into; http://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/civil-rights Reagan may have contributed, but the movement is far from over. Each president (politician) responds to his constituents. Each generation, a.k.a. group of voters, is becoming more accepting. Politicians, without monetary influence, will follow the will of We The People. As for Janis Lane, her followers are now forced to make a decision. Find someone who really represents them. Or publicly admit she truly represents their sentiments on Women's equal rights.


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