Try as they might to paint the GOP as kindly, wise, family-values grandfathers -- the damage caused by the party of misogyny has already been done.
Parker: ‘Republican War on Women’ too simplistic for issue
by Kathleen Parker, Columbian Syndicated Columnist -- March 15, 2012
Republicans might wish nothing more than to stuff birth control pills back into the bottle, but Democrats aren’t about to let them. The narrative already has a title: “The Republican War on Women.” One can hardly blame Democrats for taking advantage of a perfect storm of stupefying proportions.
War has been declared, and there’s hardly any way to change the impression among a growing percentage of women that the GOP is the party of knuckle-dragging Neanderthals. It’s a smart move for Democrats to keep replaying the message, but is it fair -- and is it true? What say we relax the rhetoric and see what sanity lies beneath?
Contrary to what the White House insists, Limbaugh is not the leader of the GOP. [...]
Oh really Ms Parker, the proof of that is in what the GOP says and does, and continues to do -- to rollback Women's rights and Women's health care interests ... every day they remain in office.
First off there's the GOP front runner, who still shows way too much deference to Limbaugh -- and who has squarely put Planned Parenthood in his budget slashing sights. Never mind it's the only health care resource that multitudes of women have access to ...
Mitt Romney said he would 'get rid' of Planned Parenthood.
by Steve Peoples, Associated Press, csmonitor.com -- March 15, 2012
Asked to clarify the Planned Parenthood reference hours after the report aired, top Romney campaign adviser Eric Fehrnstrom said Romney did not mean to suggest his administration would eliminate the women's health care provider altogether. Indeed, in remarks before and after the Missouri interview, Romney indicated he would focus on eliminating the organization's federal funding, as Republicans in Washington and in state legislatures across the country have fought to do in recent months.
So with Romney it's not an all out war against women, but rather a battle of attrition. It's just part of his philosophy of austerity, I guess. He's an equality opportunity denier.
I wonder where Romney would stand on this next Bill to fight Violence against Women's -- with his GOP stonewalling associates, or with the women in harm's way, who desperately need the support when violence is directed their way?
Democrats raise violence against women act
by Laurie Kellman, Associated Press, msnbc.msn.com -- 3/15/2012
Senate Democrats fired the latest political shot in what they're calling the Republican "war against women" Thursday, pushing to renew and expand a law that fights violence against women and pays to help victims. They dared GOP senators to vote against it.
"Protecting women against violence shouldn't be a partisan issue," Sen. Patty Murray, chairwoman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, said from the Senate floor, where a group of female senators spoke in favor of the legislation.
There is NO Republican "War on Women" -- it is all just democratic posturing and few "unfortunate word choices" -- by their non-official leader -- that no body listens to anyways. Yeah Right!
Republicans in Congress are fighting for women rights every single day -- fighting to restrict them, along with the rights of every other minority, that is NOT part of the entitled demographic -- of kindly, wise grandfatherly Patriarchs ...
Violence Against Women Act Receives Opposition from Republicans
by Melissa Stusinski, inquisitr.com -- March 15, 2012
[...] the Republican party is pushing back on the bill [VAWA], causing many women, both in government and out, to protest. [...]
The main reason for resistance from Republicans is that a few new provisions in the VAWA add protections for undocumented people (such as illegal immigrants), the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community, and also those who reside on Indian reservations. These proposed changes have made people, such as anti-immigrant Republican Jeff Sessions, cringe. Session stated that, “there are matters put on that bill that almost seem to invite opposition.”
[...] McConnell protested Thursday’s debate, reportedly because it was distracting from another issue that was on the agenda for discussion -- a small business bill that could potentially create jobs.
Do you think that Republicans' "war on women" is a reality?
The proof is in their actions. It may not be all out war -- BUT lending respect, opportunities, and equality support -- has very little to do with it! ... with their entitlement agenda;
-- with being a member in that exclusive the Club that is otherwise known as the G.O.P.
Grandiose Old Patriarchs