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Wed Apr 11, 2012, 02:10 PM

RNC chair: ‘I’ll double down’ on comparing women to caterpillars

Source: Raw Story

RNC chair: ‘I’ll double down’ on comparing women to caterpillars
By David Edwards
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 13:54 EDT

The chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC) on Wednesday refused to “walk back” claims that the Republican “war on women” was as fictional as a “war on caterpillars.”

In a interview that last week, Bloomberg TV’s Al Hunt asked RNC Chairman Reince Priebus how big of a problem it was for Republicans that recent polls showed President Barack Obama with a 2-1 lead among female voters in battleground states.

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On Wednesday, MSNBC host Thomas Roberts gave Priebus a chance to revise his remarks.

“I’m not going to walk back,” the RNC chairman insisted. “I’ll double down on it. This war on women is a fiction that the Democrats have created. And the real war on women is the war that this president has put forward on the American people by not following through on his promises, by having women disproportionately effected by the Obama economy.”


Read more: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/04/11/rnc-chair-ill-double-down-on-comparing-women-to-caterpillars/

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Reply RNC chair: ‘I’ll double down’ on comparing women to caterpillars (Original post)
Judi Lynn Apr 2012 OP
NICO9000 Apr 2012 #1
bucolic_frolic Apr 2012 #26
JaneQPublic Apr 2012 #2
Lucy Goosey Apr 2012 #3
goclark Apr 2012 #4
Angry Dragon Apr 2012 #5
appleannie1 Apr 2012 #6
Grassy Knoll Apr 2012 #7
anti-alec Apr 2012 #8
AlbertCat Apr 2012 #14
DCKit Apr 2012 #9
Iliyah Apr 2012 #10
Javaman Apr 2012 #11
nykym Apr 2012 #12
emulatorloo Apr 2012 #13
AlbertCat Apr 2012 #15
Evasporque Apr 2012 #16
RedCloud Apr 2012 #17
99th_Monkey Apr 2012 #18
felix_numinous Apr 2012 #19
alarimer Apr 2012 #20
Pachamama Apr 2012 #22
felix_numinous Apr 2012 #30
nolabear Apr 2012 #21
Kablooie Apr 2012 #23
drm604 Apr 2012 #24
bucolic_frolic Apr 2012 #25
sofa king Apr 2012 #27
JoePhilly Apr 2012 #28
trof Apr 2012 #29

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 02:13 PM

1. Methinks caterpillar boy projecteth and protesteth too much

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Response to NICO9000 (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 07:56 AM

26. Reince is Moth Mouth

GOP Priggerish Gibberish.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 02:16 PM

2. Let's hope he triple-downs, too

The more Repukes bloviate hatred against women, the better Obama does in the polls.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 02:17 PM

3. Even if one accepts his claim that Obama has been bad for women...

Even if we accept that Obama has been bad for women economically (which I don't), that has nothing to do with the contraception-banning, slut-shaming, violence-against-women act repealing war Rethugs are waging against women.

Priebus is setting up a false dichotomy - us ladies can either have jobs or reproductive rights, but not both.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 02:19 PM

4. They are either real stupid

or they know the Suppress The Vote tricks will work.

That scares me

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 02:21 PM

5. Rancid Pubis

another idiot heard from

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 02:22 PM

6. Proof that Thugs think women are too stupid to know anything.

They think all they have to do is tell us some made up crap and we won't notice what they are actually doing because we don't have brains.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 02:30 PM

7. Typical Repig.......

They get caught pissing on woman's rights and blame Dems. just like Flush Lumpy did.
It's in their DNA ( Dittoheads Needing Attention )

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 02:32 PM

8. The Society of Prevention of Cruelty on Caterpillars

 

on line 666, Chairman Peni... I mean Priebus.


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Response to anti-alec (Reply #8)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 03:11 PM

14. yeah...

.... just ask anyone with fruit trees and veggie gardens about the "War on Caterpillars".

It's real alright. (And the caterpillars win a lot of battles)

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 02:32 PM

9. We called it here on DU, long before our President said a word on the subject.

 

We're all caterpillars now.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 02:33 PM

10. Exactly, goppers think

women are as dumb as their base.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 02:49 PM

11. being republican means never having to admit you are stupid.

rinsed pubes seems to be doubling down on the dumb.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 02:55 PM

12. Well Reincey boy, not only

do you guys have a war on women! you also by way of all the regulations and restrictions you have put on the EPA a full blown war on Caterpillars.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 03:00 PM

13. This guy makes Michael Steele look like a political genius

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 03:20 PM

15. And then there's the voice of the Turtle... heard thru the land...

As seen on Rachel Maddow's show the other night.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26315908/#46999862



But I don't know why she finds McConnell's statements baffling. Or why he never consulted the female Repug Senators before announcing what he thinks they think. He obviously sees no "war on women" because, "look, some of my co-workers and best friends are women". He thinks that it is oh so generous that the GOP allows women to become Senators!

Lame. Shallow. Stupid. Misogynistic. It's Mitch!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 04:15 PM

16. Thats right Obama made the GOP draft and pass all those laws diminishing women...

The forced vaginal intrusion...

Equal Pay repeal in Wisconsin

Contraception coverage...

And Arizona's No Egg Left Behind Bill....

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 04:36 PM

17. These rape-publicans need to rethink their War on Women. otherwise ELE!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 05:03 PM

18. Doubling down on lame & pathetic. That's the GOP for you. ~nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 06:27 PM

19. Caterpillars. What have these guys been smoking??




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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 06:57 PM

20. What kind of name is Reince Priebus?

It sounds like a disease.

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Response to alarimer (Reply #20)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 12:05 AM

22. "Reince Priebus" should get a new definition in the English language, like Santorum did....

Something to define a vile misogynistic a-hole perhaps....

Thats the kind of name it is....

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Response to Pachamama (Reply #22)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 01:08 PM

30. I first read that as "Preince Riebus"

an optical illusion or something-my brain wanted to make sense of it.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 07:32 PM

21. Keep talking, Sparky. We women have gooooooood memories.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 01:29 AM

23. And there's the problem. Republicans can't even see that they demean and control women.

It's like a white guy that says there's no racism any more it's just that blacks are more violent as a people.
(Archie Bunker type mentality)

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 06:50 AM

24. They never walk it back.

I think it's something they teach in "Republican Rhetoric 101" (right after the section on "how to be everybody's beer buddy"). No matter what you said, no matter how horrible it sounds in retrospect, no matter how bad the response, NEVER apologize (half-assed non-apologies sometimes excepted if the uproar threatens to distract from lowering taxes on the wealthy), never retract, never back down, because people value consistency - "taking a stand and sticking to it" - above all else.

Of course, often what they see as consistency; as sticking to their guns, they rest of us see as being inflexible and closed minded.

Consistency is not a virtue when you're consistently an assclown.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 07:48 AM

25. It's a Republican War on Freedom

Why are they in my bedroom all the time? They're like priggish voyeurs. They don't want me telling them how to run their business to protect the environment and children's health, but I should accept them regulating my choice of contraception.

I think it's called hypocrisy, and Republicans should go mind their own GD business!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 08:00 AM

27. Hmm. Maybe silkworms?

Silkworms are caterpillars that have been held captive and exploited for at least five thousand years. They are treated like property, they produce things of value far in excess of any return they get and someone else takes the credit for it, their reproductive cycle is totally controlled, they never stop working and they never leave their factory walls--exactly as Republicans wish to treat American women.

But silkworms also have better health care than American women have, so I guess any comparison has to stop there.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 08:23 AM

28. Priebus was ranting like an insane person in that interview.

Priebus was so flustered and defensive that at one point he started to accuse Roberts of holding specific positions because of the questions he asked, at one point claiming that Robert's supports abortion.

He was unhinged.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 08:49 AM

29. Did he really say "effected"?

He doesn't know the difference between Effected and Affected?

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