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Fri Jun 8, 2012, 11:42 AM

A Quick Guide to the GOPs WAR ON WOMEN

What is the GOP 'War on Women'? The 'War on Women' is an unprecedented attempt by the Republican Party to roll-back women's rights on a host of critical issues. These issues include equal pay, intrusive medical procedures, access to women's health resources, abortion access, and laws protecting women from violence...and the list goes on.

You may ask 'why' or 'why now'? Why is the GOP taking such extraordinary efforts on so many fronts to roll back the progress of the past 100 years?

The answer to the question 'why' is straight-forward - it is in their nature. Have you ever heard the story of the frog that took the scorpion across the river only to get stung half way through the journey? What was the scorpions response - 'it is in my nature'. The Republican party of the past century has opposed extending rights to women, gay and lesbians, minorities - everyone actually. They have also always opposed any social safety nets, such as Social Security and Medicare - two programs that have done more to transform the American experience (for the better) than any others. Their nature is to protect middle aged white men and corporations - full stop.

The answer to 'why now' is to consolidate support in there own base of 'those who think that a woman's place is in the kitchen'. This includes evangelicals, middle-aged white guys with low self-esteem (I am looking at you Rush Limbaugh) and just run of the mill bigots. This Blitzkrieg on women's rights sends a very clear message to both of these groups - we are your party.

For more information about the 9 points below - check out our post: http://thecentristword.wordpress.com/2012/06/08/a-quick-guide-to-the-gops-war-on-women-2/

POLL: Which GOP action in their WAR ON WOMEN is most damaging to their chances in November?

7 votes, 0 passes | Time left: Unlimited
Mandatory Transvaginal Ultrasounds
5 (71%)
Equal Pay for Women Bill blocked by GOP Minority in Senate
1 (14%)
BLUNT Amendment
0 (0%)
Defunding Planned Parenthood
0 (0%)
Women who Use Contraception are Sluts, Whores
0 (0%)
Anti-Abortion Bills
0 (0%)
Personhood Laws
1 (14%)
Opposition to the renewal of the Violence Against Women Bill
0 (0%)
Women's Health Insurance Costs
0 (0%)
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HopeHoops Jun 2012 #1
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Response to thecentristword (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 11:53 AM

1. TVU - If you got raped and ended up pregnant, it's insulting to get raped again by a doctor.

 

That's just beyond sick.

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 12:08 PM

2. Small Government in Action

If it was Big Government, they would actually take out organs

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Response to thecentristword (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 12:16 PM

3. Yeah. The TSA is a GREAT example of small government. Bend over and cough.

 

All the GOP means by "no big government" is "let us be crooks".

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Response to thecentristword (Original post)

Fri Jun 8, 2012, 09:27 PM

4. Seriously, who votes against equal pay?

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