Janis Lane is – or at least used to be – the president of the Central Mississippi Tea Party. In 2012 she got some attention even outside of Central Mississippi, though, when she argued that women shouldn’t vote: “Probably the biggest turn we ever made was when the women got the right to vote,” said 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. Because women have the right to vote, I am active, because I want to make sure there is some sanity for women in the political world. It is up to the Christian rednecks and patriots to stand up for our country.” The sentiment was later echoed by by a Toronto website that calls itself the “newsmagazine of the Islamic movement,” in a critique of American culture. Then there was this, for which we would like to know the context.
Diagnosis: One cannot quite shake the suspicion that Lane is involved in a grand scheme to make the Tea Party look bad … but no: she’s just a delusional extremist.