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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:46 AM

"Selfish women backed Obama" LTTE from a Republican sore loser in today's paper!


Published: Thursday, November 15, 2012

By Alice Lehr, North Branford

"It is hard for me to believe that the majority of women voters picked Barack Obama for president on the issue of “you are not going to tell me what to do with my body”.

Are these women so selfish and egotistic to think this issue is more important than our economy, military, jobs, education for children and foreign policy? Where were they educated?

It is a sad state of affairs when women have no regard for the future of this great country.

They have set women back tremendously."

I don't know where to begin with this incredibly STUPID letter! I tried to think of a response but I couldn't even start to figure out what she was REALLY saying. My guess is that it was a lame-assed attack on women supporting contraception coverage and abortion rights, but I gave up because it made my head hurt...


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Reply "Selfish women backed Obama" LTTE from a Republican sore loser in today's paper! (Original post)
CTyankee Nov 2012 OP
WinkyDink Nov 2012 #1
seabeyond Nov 2012 #2
liberal N proud Nov 2012 #3
bigwillq Nov 2012 #4
CTyankee Nov 2012 #7
malaise Nov 2012 #5
Uben Nov 2012 #6
RegieRocker Nov 2012 #8
democrat in Tallahassee Nov 2012 #9
Warren Stupidity Nov 2012 #10
ejpoeta Nov 2012 #11
protect our future Nov 2012 #12
MuseRider Nov 2012 #13
CTyankee Nov 2012 #16
LeftinOH Nov 2012 #14
Jennicut Nov 2012 #15
calico1 Nov 2012 #17
CTyankee Nov 2012 #18
calico1 Nov 2012 #21
HeeBGBz Nov 2012 #30
CTyankee Nov 2012 #33
gollygee Nov 2012 #19
Ikonoklast Nov 2012 #20
mercuryblues Nov 2012 #22
CTyankee Nov 2012 #24
mercuryblues Nov 2012 #27
JHB Nov 2012 #23
gollygee Nov 2012 #25
riderinthestorm Nov 2012 #26
calico1 Nov 2012 #28
CTyankee Nov 2012 #34
calico1 Nov 2012 #37
CTyankee Nov 2012 #38
Raffi Ella Nov 2012 #29
Avalux Nov 2012 #31
CTyankee Nov 2012 #35
Avalux Nov 2012 #36
joeybee12 Nov 2012 #32
Kaleva Nov 2012 #39

Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:47 AM

1. Another Rush fan.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:49 AM

2. what is really a hoot is when us women can vote with a voice that it is our body, and still be votin

for our economy, military, jobs, education for children and foreign policy

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:49 AM

3. The republicans know selfishness very well

Their efforts to ban abortion kill planned parenthood and cut welfare programs are rooted in selfishness. They hate it when someone else gets something they themselves don't.

They are a greedy lot and selfish to the core.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:49 AM

4. I read that this morning

I live in CT!


All I could do was SMH.

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Response to bigwillq (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:51 AM

7. My husband started yelling from the other room when he read it this morning!

I have seen some dumb repuke sh*t in that paper, but this one took the prize!

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:51 AM

5. Well for one thing she's a full-bred 'moran'

It's egotistical

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:51 AM

6. One small mistake here......

Should read "The have set republicans back tremendously!" This bigoted idiot just wanted to spew something so he/she could feel good about being an idiot.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:54 AM

8. Their self centered women and men caused their loss.

 

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:55 AM

9. Isn't she the one in the minority?

Maybe, just maybe, she is out of step with women across the country? And btw, this women thinks that being able to control my own body is a BFD!!!!

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:00 AM

10. Maybe if the republicans hadn't gone out of their way to shove medical devices

into women's vaginas for no reason other than to humiliate and shame them, women might have considered other issues as well, issues such as universal access to affordable health care, issues such as human rights for all americans, issues such as ending the endless wars started by the prior Republican administration, issues such as equitable tax policies and income inequality, issues such as climate change, issues such as affordable education....

wait a second, the women I know considered all of those issues. They were and are outraged by Republican intrusion into their genitalia - who wouldn't be? - but all the women I know are more than capable of considering many issues and making informed decisions based on available data and critical thinking skills.

The sore loser republicans can all go fuck off.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:07 AM

11. how is it selfish to want my 3 girls to have able to have choices in their lives?

it is thinking about the economy and families all over to be able to make decisions about when i have kids. better for everyone. these are the same folks who complain about welfare too.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:30 AM

12. Now let's see if I, a woman, can possibly

understand, with my tiny pea-brain which of course I have simply because I am female, what this Alice Lehr person has written, who, although she, too, is probably a woman and speaks for me, and...as such...uh, what was the question?

Now to be serious. Yesterday I learned--from Romney himself--that we voted for Obama because he's giving college-age women free contraceptives (insinuating, in my mind at least, that we women are sluts). And today we females are selfish and egotistical as well?

So this is how the Rs will win back female voters?

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:31 AM

13. My God how do you people live with that

kind of rightwing teabaggery? You should move right away!

Just joking, kind of. This is NOT directed at you CTyankee, just my warped sense of midwest humor this morning after the last week of reading DU.

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #13)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:41 AM

16. Well, put yourself in the place of this woman and other RW idiots! They have to live in

the "People's Republic of New Haven," which is rife with liberals and progressives. They feel embittered and powerless. They HATE Yale and what it hath wrought upon the city. They have no place to go with their bitterness, hatred and racism but to the Register, which is a RW paper. The Register has a "Sound off" column every day and there are the same people yelling about "illegals" and "minorities" and "Democrats." I have actually started to combat their lies and hatred by calling in and leaving pro-Dem, pro-liberal statements in the Sound Off phone line (I use a nom de plume, of course).

That column is pretty funny, actually. There is one woman who regularly turns a simple question into a diatribe against Democrats! It's amazing to read her contortions!

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:35 AM

14. I would wager that the women who voted for Obama were equally concerned

about education for children, the economy and foreign policy, which is precisely why they voted Dem. What a stupid woman.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:35 AM

15. Thankfully, most women in CT are smarter then that.

As a CT resident, I voted on a range of issues. I just disagreed with this idiotic woman on taxes, the economy, military, education, etc. Women's rights and LGBT rights were just part of why I voted for President Obama a second time. And why I also voted for Chris Murphy.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:42 AM

17. It always makes me laugh when people from CT

(as I am from too) or any other Blue State, write stuff like this. Do they not realize they are in the minority? I feel tempted to respond and tell them maybe they'd be happier living in a Red State.

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Response to calico1 (Reply #17)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:48 AM

18. I am SO tempted to say "Ya know, it sounds like you'd feel more at home in Mississippi, doncha

think?" Or, "If it is so bad here, why don't you look for a red state to go live in?"

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #18)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:53 AM

21. Exactly.

I have seen LTE's written in a tone that indicates they think they are the majority.

I feel like replying "This isn't Alabama, buddy."

LOL

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #18)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:04 AM

30. Fuck that.

Don't send the dumbass here. We have enough bullshit to sift through without adding to the misery. Send her to the midwest.

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Response to HeeBGBz (Reply #30)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:58 AM

33. My apologies to the good people of MS! I won't suggest any red state to them!

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:50 AM

19. I'm selfish for wanting autonomy over my body?

Why doesn't she consider thinking she's selfish for wanting more money at the expense of people's basic civil rights?

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 09:51 AM

20. I found a LTTE written by her great-great grandmother.

"It is hard for me to believe that the majority of Negroes were all in favor of Emancipation based on the issue of “you are not going to tell me what to do with my body”.

Are these Negroes so selfish and egotistic to think this issue is more important than our economy, military, jobs, education for children and foreign policy? Where were they educated?

It is a sad state of affairs when Negroes have no regard for the future of this great country.

They have set the Black Race back tremendously."

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:17 AM

22. dear alice

It is hard for me to believe that a woman has no idea that being able to have the basic right to make medical decisions regarding their own bodies is also an economic choice. The republicans have made it very clear that they also want to ban birth control methods. I for one am glad that I did not have to produce a child everytime I had sex with my husband. After 20 years of marriage, I would be on at least my 20th kid, I kid you not. How egotistical of me to think 20 kids are more than we can handle financially. How positively fucking selfish of me to think that just because a womans body can produce a baby every 9 months she should.

I can not imagine the economic impact it would have on the country when women are forced to be nothing more than baby making machines. To give you a clue: My mother had 3 daughters, if you combine our fertile years we would have produced at least 50 babies. Now out of those 50 babies, let's just say for arguements sake 25 of them were female. Those 25 females produced 20 children each. That equals 500. 250 of those are female and they have 20 kids.... How many generations would it take before farmland was wiped out? people do have to live somewhere. How would the corporations be able to handle the disposal of just the human waste? How long do you think it would be before epidemics of cholera, flu, and other diseases were the norm? Just for shits and giggles why don't you compare the economic wealth of country that have access to contraceptive measures to those who don't.


So Alice, in closing I would like to add; our choice did not set women back tremendously. It empowers us to participate in our country as full citizens. It empowers OUR country by not overproducing. It is your attitude that sets women back, back to they days when women were not allowed to own property, sign a legal contract, and VOTE.

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Response to mercuryblues (Reply #22)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:26 AM

24. Boy, I could SO use some of your post in my response to this LTTE!

But I think I'll wait and see how many responses flood back in as a response from readers! It ought to be great!

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #24)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:52 AM

27. the

shits and giggles part or the fucking selfish part?

please be sure to fix the spelling errors I notice after I posted.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:24 AM

23. It's easy to know where to begin: first, buy a birdcage...

If you make any other response, remember you're not trying to convince her that she's wrong. That's a fool's errand, especially in the space available to a LTTE.

Your audience is everyone else, because the bigotry underlying that letter cannot go without some response. It's not acceptable just because it comes from a woman.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:28 AM

25. I prefer Obama's economic plan to Romney's by a long shot

I responded once, but I have more to say!

I much prefer Obama's plan than more of this deregulation free market crap we've had forced on us over and over again. It failed! It always fails! It's just a bad theory and we need to move on from this.

So IMO Obama wins on the economy as well as on women's rights issues, and on a multitude of other issues.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:36 AM

26. Guess what Alice? Democratic women can multitask. We can juggle MANY issues at once

We can be both selfish AND self-less. We're intelligent enough to do that regardless of our education level. Its a sad state of affairs that Republican women have insufficient regard for their fellow females that they'd fall for propaganda about why Democratic women selected Obama.

Please try dear Alice to get out of the right wing echo chamber and meet some of us.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:59 AM

28. Which paper was this? The NH Register? n/t

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Response to calico1 (Reply #28)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 12:00 PM

34. Yes, it was the RAGister!

Pretty crazy, no?

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #34)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 01:40 PM

37. I don't read it that often because I am in Ledyard so

I usually read either the NL Day or the Norwich Bulleti. I knew the Courant was right leaning, so I take it the Register too.

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Response to calico1 (Reply #37)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 03:16 PM

38. We read the Courant on Sundays. It is never this obnoxious and I think it endorsed Obama.

So did the Register but it did so in a backhanded way, grudgingly.

I'm just amazed that the Opinion section editor published such garbage. It didn't even make sense! I am betting that they will get a barrage of letters from outraged readers!

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:01 AM

29. That is the mind set

that resulted in getting their asses handed to them in the election.

Thank You, President Obama and Thank You, America for understanding that women are people, too.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:18 AM

31. Hey shitbag Republican - NO you will NOT tell me what to do with my body.

Where to begin with this woman's warped view of women's rights? And really, how sad she believes women should sacrifice their personal freedom and well-being 'for the future of the country'. I imagine if she's married, she has sacrificed her own needs for those of her husband.

If not wanting to be subservient is selfish, then so be it. I'm proud to be a selfish woman.

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Response to Avalux (Reply #31)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 12:01 PM

35. I truly didn't get what she was referring to when she talked about "the future of the country."

Did she mean that American women have a patriotic duty to bear more children?

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #35)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 12:07 PM

36. She's clearly a pro-lifer, so maybe, but.....

in a broader sense, people like her believe that women should be second to men, defer to them...that women's equality in any sense is destroying the foundations of this country. Simpler put, men should be in charge.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:31 AM

32. First, did this nitwit ask every single woman WHY they voted for Obama?

Talk about projection and simple-minded stereotypying.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 03:24 PM

39. Romney got 56% of the white woman vote

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