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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-11 02:36 PM
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Senator Gillibrand calls out GOP for "heinous disregard for the health and well-being of women"
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Senator Gillibrand opened a big can of whoop ass on the GOP at a press conference yesterday in DC. This is about more than just the topic of HR3, shes calling GOP on the carpet for their overall failure to address the real concerns of voters, and focusing their attention instead on limiting the choices available to women and micro-managing the decisions that should be left to patients and doctors.

Here's a transcript.

"There is no doubt that these bills show a heinous disregard for the health and well-being of women in America. It is a tax on all women who want access to a full range of reproductive health care. It undermines the womans ability to make her own decisions, the most important decisions in her life, with her and her doctor.

This is a bill that raises taxes on small businesses and doesnt allow small businesses to make decisions about whats best for their employees in terms of having a full range of reproductive care.

This election was about the economy. So I do not understand how this Republican Congress can move from that mandate to create jobs, to create opportunity in this country, towards how do we undermine womens reproductive health? This is an egregious example of not only overstepping, but a misjudgment of what the American people want.

If the Republican Party doesnt believe that 51 percent of America deserves equal rights in this country, they will have a fight from at least the people standing behind me and many, many more."

I rather love the way she tells the House, the Senate ain't backing down:

"...they will have a fight from at least the people standing behind me and many, many more."

And gestures to her colleagues behind her. For the record, this would include Sens. Barbara Boxer, Al Franken, Frank Lautenberg, Patty Murray, Richard Blumenthal. Politico speculates they'll have the support of Senate Majority Leader Reid, and Boxer told reporters "I do think well have 41" votes necessary to block any bills coming out of the House.

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New York Observer observed this:

It is interesting here that Gillibrand is making an economic argument to fight the Republicans pro-life efforts. Later in the press conference she calls their efforts a tax on small business and knocks the G.O.P. for breaking a promise to focus on jobs.

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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-11 02:42 PM
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1. Thank God for these real leaders....
Today's posts seem so overwhelmingly full of bad news. I'm reassured to see at least these women and men standing up for all of us.
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Proud Liberal Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-11 03:37 PM
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2. Rock On!!!!
:yourock:
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flpoljunkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-11 04:18 PM
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3. Republicans and Tea Party folk do not really understand what 'freedom' and 'small government' means.
A true conservative would not want the government coming between a woman and her doctor and would allow her the freedom to make her own decisions without the government interfering and dictating her choices.
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-11 04:21 PM
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4. Hey, remember when Gillibrand was named Hillary's successor
and we had eight bazillion threads bemoaning what a Blue Dog corpofascist sellout she was and OMG THE SKY IS FALLING WE'RE DOOMED I TELLS YA?
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dsc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-10-11 06:57 PM
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7. I will admit I was wrong about her
I should have trusted Patterson given how strong an advocate for gay rights he was, but I didn't. Gillibrand was a very pleasant surprise.
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polmaven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-11 04:28 PM
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5. Way to go, Senator!!!
:bounce:
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Kdillard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-11 06:48 PM
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6. I love having her as my Senator.
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