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Fri Oct 19, 2012, 03:16 PM

Paul Ryan Mocks 'War On Women' At Private Fundraiser

Source: huffington post

At a private fundraiser in Naples, Fla., on Thursday, Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan mocked the so-called "war on women."

Now its a war on women; tomorrow its going to be a war on left-handed Irishmen or something like that, Ryan told the crowd of donors, according to Shushanna Walshe of ABC News.

Democrats began using the "war on women" rhetoric in late 2011 to describe an unprecedented legislative focus by Republican lawmakers during the last two years on limiting women's access to abortion and contraception. Ryan has cast 60 votes on abortion and reproductive rights issues during his time in the House of Representatives, and all of them were deemed "anti-choice" by women's health advocates.

In addition to passing or proposing laws that would limit abortion rights, mandate ultrasounds, allow employers to deny women birth control coverage and defund Planned Parenthood, Republicans have repeatedly come under fire during the past several months for making inflammatory comments about women's health. Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh called Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke a "slut" for advocating for contraception coverage, Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) said victims of "legitimate rape" rarely get pregnant, and Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) said on Thursday that there should be no abortion exception for the "life of the mother" because "with modern technology and science, you can't find one instance" in which a woman would actually die from a pregnancy.

Republicans, in response, have long claimed that the "war on women" is a figment of Democrats' imaginations and that women's issues are "shiny objects of distraction" Democrats are using to take the spotlight off the real issues this election.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/19/paul-ryan-war-on-women-private-fundraiser_n_1987290.html?utm_hp_ref=politics

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trailmonkee Oct 2012 OP
SamKnause Oct 2012 #1
George II Oct 2012 #8
mulsh Oct 2012 #2
trailmonkee Oct 2012 #3
Cha Oct 2012 #13
bluesbassman Oct 2012 #4
beac Oct 2012 #5
trailmonkee Oct 2012 #6
savannah43 Oct 2012 #7
eyewall Oct 2012 #15
AlbertCat Oct 2012 #9
Liberalynn Oct 2012 #10
nobodyspecial Oct 2012 #11
elbloggoZY27 Oct 2012 #12
midnight Oct 2012 #14
ZombieHorde Oct 2012 #16

Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 03:20 PM

1. War on Women

The next war is going to be on Eddie Munster look a likes !

You will be in the unemployment line after Nov. 6th Eddie.

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Response to SamKnause (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 03:59 PM

8. What's really funny is Ed Munster is the guy that Sam Gejdenson beat for Congress back in the '90s!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 03:21 PM

2. Hey, I'm a "left-handed Irishman" thanks for the heads up.

n/t

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Response to mulsh (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 03:32 PM

3. I think this needs to become a meme...

I have @leftyirishman held on twitter in case this takes off, like it should!!!

1st tweet:

Left Handed Irishmen make 20% less for the same work that a non-lefthanded Irishman make! and that's not right! #lefthandedirishman

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Response to mulsh (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 06:10 PM

13. My daughter is a Left handed Irish Woman..

She already is the target of the goPricks WAR ON WOMEN!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 03:36 PM

4. Keep laughing Ryan, worked out well for your fellow weasels...

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 03:37 PM

5. Is Dick Cheney gonna be sad that Paul Ryan is slowly replacing him as my

"Person I'd Most Like to Throat Punch"??

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Response to beac (Reply #5)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 03:39 PM

6. I think Tagg will do that for you after the election

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 03:48 PM

7. Real issues? What real issues?

Details, please.

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Response to savannah43 (Reply #7)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 07:59 PM

15. Tax cuts for the wealthy?

Tax credits for moving a company to China?
Repealing Health Insurance reform?
Ending Medicare as we know it?
Privatizing Social Security?

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 04:09 PM

9. The War on Women

Well, if they bungle it like the War on Drugs and the War on Terror...

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 04:29 PM

10. Keep on Laughing LyinRyan

on November 6, I hope you will be crying! You Creep!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 04:32 PM

11. Well, as soon as they start passing/proposing legislation

that directly and negatively impacts the lives of left-handed Irishmen, then it will be a war on left-handed Irishmen.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 04:42 PM

12. Will Not Vote GOP

 

I believe that you have your rights like "PRO LIFE", I believe women have a "CHOICE".

It's a women and her family that make up their beliefs and not the COUNTRY.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 06:37 PM

14. Comment on Ryan's response: Next they will say there is a war on left handed Irishmen-Obama

is the Left handed Irishman?

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Fri Oct 19, 2012, 08:30 PM

16. What's his DU name? nt

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