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American politics is my passion
I … have no idea why this exchange took place, but for you young’uns, the context here is that in the 1970s, Saturday Night Live had a running gag during their Weekend Update skit that a woman (Jane Curtin) and a man (Dan Ackroyd) would debate something, and the woman would take the more liberal stance and the man the conservative stance, and he’d belittle her viewpoint by saying “Jane, you ignorant slut.” The line became famous. This guy wasn’t just randomly slut shaming Bernie Sanders, he was making a joke from 1975.
I guess in this scenario, Bernie is the liberal ignorant slut, and these old men are using jokes that are forty years old. So don’t feel bad the next time you use a meme from 2018 and the kids judge you from the notes.
more context: Sen. Kennedy (no relation to the Kennedy Family) was defending Bernie Sanders by asserting that Neera Tanden had “called him everything but an ignorant slut”, implying that she was unnecessarily harsh on him in her online activities and attacked him baselessly.
I’m gonna miss living in a small town :c