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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 07:17 PM

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


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.

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



p.s. Be sure to read the rest of the article at the link, it is pretty good!

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Reply Richard Hanna, GOP Congressman, Tells Women To Give Their Money To Democrats (Original post)
Tx4obama Mar 2012 OP
abelenkpe Mar 2012 #1
Jack Rabbit Mar 2012 #2
Tx4obama Mar 2012 #3
Jack Rabbit Mar 2012 #5
JHB Mar 2012 #8
ellisonz Mar 2012 #9
ellisonz Mar 2012 #4
Tx4obama Mar 2012 #6
ellisonz Mar 2012 #7

Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 07:28 PM

1. K & R nt

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 12:53 AM

2. Are the Republicans still expecting to win this election?

When a GOP Congressman tells women to give their money to Obama, it doesn't look good.

I don't suppose Hanna is a Republican version of Lieberman or Ben Nelson. The GOP is accustomed to keeping its guys in line better than this.

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Response to Jack Rabbit (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 12:56 AM

3. Also...


Mitt Romney To Women Voters: ‘Vote For The Other Guy’ If You Want Greater Access To Birth Control
http://www.democraticunderground.com/125124180

Rick Santorum prefers Barack Obama over Mitt Romney
http://www.democraticunderground.com/101717936


I'm starting to think that the Republicans really want the Democrats to win

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 01:05 AM

5. Well, this is what happens when ideological morons take over

Like Dr. Paul, Mrs. Bachmann, Herman Cain, Rick Perry and Rick Sanctimonious. Romney less so, but he doesn't seem to realize that 90% of American women of child-bearing age have a better method of control than the aspirin tablet between the knees and that kind of talk doesn't help his own cause.

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Response to Jack Rabbit (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 07:56 AM

8. His district is in the center of upstate NY



Current Representative Richard L. Hanna (R–Barneveld)
Distribution 50.63% urban, 49.37% rural
Population (2000) 654,360
Median income $36,082
Ethnicity 93.4% White, 3.4% Black, 0.9% Asian, 2.3% Hispanic, 0.2% Native American, 0.1% other
Cook PVI R+2
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York's_24th_congressional_district

Hanna is a member of the Conservative Republican Study Committee and the Centrist Republican Main Street Partnership. He is member of the LGBT Equality Caucus. U.S. Congressman Hanna has stated his opposition to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. He is one of only six House Republicans in the 112th Congress who have not signed Grover Norquist's "Taxpayer Protection Pledge," with a spokesman explaining that "Rep. Hanna is focusing on the pledges he has made to his wife, the Constitution of the United States and the people of upstate New York."

According to the Washington Post’s congressional votes database, Hanna has voted with the House Republicans 85% of the time in his first year in office. Only 11 Republicans (out of 244) have a lower percentage.

Hanna published an Op-ed opposing the extension of the USA Patriot Act in February 2011. The piece published in the Syracuse Post Standard was later discovered to be largely plagiarized from a CATO editorial, lifting entire paragraphs verbatim and glossing the remaining text liberally. The Post-Standard editors reprimanded Hanna for his borderline unethical behavior.

The first bill Hanna co-sponsored was H.R. 4 which repealed the 1099 tax reporting provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. President Obama signed the bill into law in April 2011. In early 2011 Congressman Hanna voted to repeal health care reform. Hanna voted to support the Energy Tax Prevention Act which would prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gases and implementing a "cap-and-trade" system through regulation. Hanna voted against cuts to NPR and Planned Parenthood. Hanna voted in favor of a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution.

In the 2012 presidential election, he endorsed former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_L._Hanna

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Response to JHB (Reply #8)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 03:47 PM

9. Holy shite...

...a Republican with some real sense!

He is one of only six House Republicans in the 112th Congress who have not signed Grover Norquist's "Taxpayer Protection Pledge," with a spokesman explaining that "Rep. Hanna is focusing on the pledges he has made to his wife, the Constitution of the United States and the people of upstate New York."


For that stand alone, he is IMHO a Colbert Nation - someone book this guy on some cable TV shows.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 12:56 AM

4. Wonder if he'd bolt the GOP...

How the heck did he get elected in the first place?

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Response to ellisonz (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 01:18 AM

6. He sounds more like a Dem than a GOPer to me, the article also says ...


... Hanna, a pro-choice Republican and co-sponsor of the Equal Rights Amendment, ...


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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 23, 2012, 01:23 AM

7. Maybe he's pro-1%er...

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