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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 08:31 PM

Richard Hanna, GOP Congressman, Tells Women To Give Their Money To Democrats

Source: Huffington Post

As the only Republican Congressman at a rally for the Equal Rights Amendment on Thursday, Rep. Richard Hanna (R-N.Y.) gave women an unexpected piece of advice: Give your money to Democrats.

"I think these are very precarious times for women, it seems. So many of your rights are under assault," he told the crowd of mostly women. "I'll tell you this: Contribute your money to people who speak out on your behalf, because the other side -- my side -- has a lot of it. And you need to send your own message. You need to remind people that you vote, you matter, and that they can't succeed without your help."

The Equal Rights Amendment, which Congress passed in 1972 but has not yet been ratified by the necessary 38 states, simply says that equality under the law "shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any state on account of sex." Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) reintroduced the legislation this year in hopes that it would finally become a part of the Constitution.

"If equality had been enshrined in the Constitution for these past 40 years, I wonder if we would still be hearing today from right-wing presidential contenders that women should not serve in combat, that women should think twice before they seek to work outside of the house, that women should not use birth control, and that women who do are called names that are not fit to repeat here," Maloney said at the rally.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/22/richard-hanna-gop-congress_n_1373381.html

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Reply Richard Hanna, GOP Congressman, Tells Women To Give Their Money To Democrats (Original post)
kpete Mar 2012 OP
niyad Mar 2012 #1
HockeyMom Mar 2012 #4
savalez Mar 2012 #2
dimbear Mar 2012 #3
EC Mar 2012 #5
JohnnyRingo Mar 2012 #6
Lucky Luciano Mar 2012 #7
Ter Mar 2012 #9
Judi Lynn Mar 2012 #10
MADem Mar 2012 #19
Judi Lynn Mar 2012 #10
Judi Lynn Mar 2012 #10
Judi Lynn Mar 2012 #13
niyad Mar 2012 #14
MADem Mar 2012 #18
longship Mar 2012 #8
niyad Mar 2012 #15
Joe Bacon Mar 2012 #17
Cooley Hurd Mar 2012 #16

Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 08:33 PM

1. yesterday was the 40th anniversary of the day congress sent the ERA to the states for ratification

my question to the gop rep is "if you feel that way, WHY IN HELL ARE YOU STILL A REPUKE?"

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Response to niyad (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 08:57 PM

4. NE GOP are mostly RINOS

as they call them. The Conversative Party in NY is almost dead and buried. Their endorsement of a GOP candidate in NY is just about the kiss of death.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 08:36 PM

2. FNA!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 08:38 PM

3. What the GOP needs in 2012 is a damn good thumping. Do it for America. n/t

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 09:32 PM

5. If this were ratified

it would have solved many problems. Gay marriage would have been legal also.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 10:58 PM

6. I had no idea that the ERA hadn't been ratified

I always thought it was a done deal. The word "ammendment" is right there in the name, and I can't describe how shocked I am.
How can 14 states not recognize women as equals by law? It boggles the mind.

I'm off to Wiki to find those states.

on edit:
I'm back:



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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 11:24 PM

7. Solid south at it again...

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 01:48 AM

9. If it couldn't pass in the 70's...

 

It'll never pass, hate to be a realist but it's true.

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 02:05 AM

10. Would never have believed it without seeing your map. Thanks, you've been a great help. n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #10)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 10:38 AM

19. Wow--that's a stutter-bug, there--you have a bunch of posts, all with the same number! nt

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 02:05 AM

10. Would never have believed it without seeing your map. Thanks, you've been a great help. n/t

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 02:05 AM

10. Would never have believed it before seeing your map. Thanks, you've been a great help. n/t

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 02:05 AM

13. Would never have believed it without seeing your map. Thanks, you've been a great help. n/t

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 02:25 AM

14. and you will notice that the non-ratified states are generally the ones with the most heinous

of the woman-hating laws being passed.

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 10:36 AM

18. We were trying to amend the Constitution.

Prohibition was a piece of cake by comparison...repeal of prohibition, too.

It's one of the great disappointments of my lifetime.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 12:06 AM

8. Thank you, Phyllis Schlafly

and her evil spawn, Andrew Schlafly, who hosts the site, Conservapedia (to which I refuse to link here -- look up 'Darwin' there if you don't yet know about it).

This insidiously, evil woman helped to kill the ERA by claiming that there would no longer be separate Men's and Women's public bathrooms. In spite of the fact that she was a working lawyer, she said that women should stay home to raise their children.

My anger about this is like the heat of a gamma ray burst.

And the bull shit about women not serving in combat? Tell that to Tammy Duckworth!

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Response to longship (Reply #8)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 02:30 AM

15. phyllis used to spout all that crap at various "debates" which I attended. I actually challenged

her a couple of times--once to ask if the males and females in her household used separate bathrooms. another time, when she was ranting about women being in combat, I asked her why, if if was so awful for our daughters to go to war, why it was so wonderful for our sons to go. she blustered, but never answered.

my favourite encounter was when she was on the same panel with betty friedan. so here was phyllis, in her perfect pink dress, with her perfect little pearls, and her perfectly coiffed hair (so stiffly sprayed even our chinooks could not dislodge a single strand). and then there was betty--who had a habit, when speaking, of dragging her fingers through her hair, so that, by the end of the evening--it tended to fly in all directions. needless to say, betty made mincemeat of phyllis (who, by the way, was heard several years later to remark that anybody who did not want to be killed in a nuclear attack was an ignorant coward)

did not know it was her idiot son running conserva. . . .it figures.

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Response to longship (Reply #8)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 08:12 AM

17. Yeah and her son is gay, too.

Her son is a hard core conservative, opposes gay rights, a real closet lover...

http://articles.latimes.com/1992-09-19/news/mn-620_1_activist-phyllis-schlafly

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 07:10 AM

16. he was my congressman until last wednesday...

Redistricted out of my county - we now have Anne Marie Burke, a teabag piece of crap.

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