The "PolitiChicks" l-r: Jennie Jones, Victoria Jackson, Jannique Stewart, and Ann-Marie Murrell
While visiting a conservative blog early last week, I learned of a new Internet talk show called "PolitiChicks". Headlined by former SNL-er and Tea Party darling Victoria Jackson and featuring Jennie Jones, Jannique Stewart and Ann-Marie Murrell, the show has been billed as a conservative alternative to The View.
The conservative blogger posted the 1st episode of "PolitiChicks" and it was even worse than I anticipated. In less than 15 minutes, the hosts managed to touch on practically every trait that currently passes for conservative "thought" in some circles (lies that an 8 year old could debunk, victimhood, projection, hypocrisy, etc.). You can judge for yourself here.
As bad as episode 1 of "PolitiChicks" was, I decided to watch further episodes because the program does have a "train wreck" appeal. In episode 2, the ladies delved into President Obama's citizenship:
At times, it's hard to tell if Victoria Jackson is serious or if she's pulling off a satirical mindfuck which would have made Andy Kaufman proud. When she proclaimed that the president's birth certificate contained a smiley face I was like, "Come on, she's got to be kidding!" Sadly, I don't think she is. Her "PolitiChicks" cohorts aren't any better. Outside of the lunatic fringe, there shouldn't be any question that President Obama was born in the United States.
Regardless of one's political viewpoint, I don't see how anyone can take "PolitiChicks" seriously. If conservative women feel they are underrepresented in the media, they have every right to make their voices heard. However, if "PolitiChicks" is the best they have to offer, it doesn't bode well for female conservatism.
Here is a clip from earlier this year in which President Obama has fun with the birther conspiracy.