Republican War on Women Headlines For 4/4/2012

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We’ll start today’s lineup with the Extreme Ignorance Even For a Republican category:

Gov. Nikki Haley Says “Women Don’t Care About Contraception”

“Women don’t care about contraception,” Haley said, “they care about jobs and their families…The media cares about contraception…and then concluded that while women might care about contraception, they just want to be able to make those decisions themselves, without government involvement.”

The media didn’t start this insanity, your party did Nikki; please get your head out of your ass and pay attention.

And this piece of human excrement, also known as Don Pridemore (R) Wisconsin

Thinks this woman and her husband

or this man and his wife

should, “refind those reasons and get back to why they got married in the first place it might help.” Of course it might also get them killed, but hey – even death is preferable to divorce for Conservatives.

See: Wisconsin Lawmaker to Spousal Abuse Victims: If You Are Being Beaten, Just Remember the Things You Love About Your Husband [or wife].

BTW- In his infinite ignorance, Pridemore also “cosponsored a bill that equates accidental pregnancy with intentional child abuse”.

Oklahoma moves toward making an embryo a legal person.

This would have more rights than a woman


“The Republican-controlled state Senate voted 34-8 to pass the “Personhood Act” which defines the word person under state law to include unborn children from the moment of conception.”


And now some of the lunatic fringe want to label the use of birth control pills as abortion:

If every life is worth saving, the Pro-life Movement must now oppose hormonal birth control

“We, as a movement, are now faced with the challenge of deepening our principles and opening our eyes to see the injustice at the root of every contraceptive act.”

Noooo, we don’t need that silly little Separation of Church and State thing.

The Fiction of a Republican War on Women

The idiot who wrote this article shows his ignorance in the very first paragraph:

“Whenever Democrats have trouble riling up voters about their agenda – as they are now – they quickly revert to their tried and true playbook. Specifically, page 138: Drive a wedge between women and men. Women tend to vote liberal; if you can alienate them from men, they vote even more liberal.”

Now I’m sure it was an accident, but the sentence should have read “Drive a wedge between women and ignorant conservative men”. As we all know, intelligent men understand the need for contraception; hell, they even understand how it works.There is no wedge between women and intelligent men.

He also makes the ironic statement:

“Women who are responsible generally have no personal problem with a government that leaves them alone.”

Gee, where have we heard that before?.

And finally for today – An actual, rational, intelligent Republican politician did exist – Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward, (R) Albany, N.Y.; unfortunately for women, she’s leaving politics. In an interview about her departure she had this to say about her party:

“I do not have a favorite in the presidential race, if I had to vote today, I’d vote for Obama. Absolutely…Because I really, truly think that the candidates that are out there today for the Republican side would take women back decades.”

And that, from one of their own; puts the situation in perspective better than I can.

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