Diss Song of the Day: The Roots made their displeasure with congresswoman Michele Bachmann subtly known on last night’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, playing the GOP presidential candidate on with a cover of Fishbone’s “Lyin’ Ass Bitch.”
Prior to the appearance, drummer Questlove tweeted a heads up to his followers: “Aight late night walkon song devotees: you love it when we snark: this next one takes the cake. ask around cause I aint tweeting title.”
The musical criticisms have become something of a Late Night in-joke, with Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt being welcomed to “Loser” by Beck, Ashley Simpson arriving on set to the sounds of a Milli Vanilli song, and staunch illegal immigration opponent Lou Dobbs making his way to the guest chair while “Illegal Alien” by Genesis played in the back.
“@questlove is grounded,” tweeted Jimmy Fallon. No word on what that means.
I know it probably will not happen for this election, but there is a definite possibility of a woman from the Republican party being elected in the future. This had me thinking that if one got elected, would we really be electing them? According to the two current probables (Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann) and a lot of the modern Christians that share their beliefs, maybe not.
The Bible lays out a clear marriage hierarchy throughout the books. Here are some examples (emphasis mine):
Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything. - Ephesians 5:22-24 (NIV)
Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers. - 1 Peter 3:7 (NIV)
But I want you to realize that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man, and the head of Christ is God. - 1 Corinthians 11:3 (NIV)
To the woman he said, “I will make your pains in childbearing very severe; with painful labor you will give birth to children. Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you.” - Genesis 3:16 (NIV)
While most do not take verses like these as explicitly literal, it’s close. Some of these verses are read at most Christian wedding ceremonies, and many couples base their marriage on them. How would this affect decision making in the White House? By most interpretations, the First Gentlemen should have final say on any decisions being made. This is disconcerting to say the least. Michele Bachmann has already demonstrated that this is a possibility. She has said that she only pursued a law degree because her husband, Marcus, told her to (http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2011/07/06/261363/bachmann-women-submissive-to-husbands/).