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Sun Sep 9, 2012, 01:28 PM

Had a letter to editor published this morning......





Economic truth

September 9, 2012 12:17 am


I just have to respond to GOP pollster Kellyanne Conway's Sept. 2 article "The GOP Can Win Women."

The subheadline states that Democrats address women only below the waist, when what they want are smart economic policies.

The Democrats understand that women cannot realize any economic success without the freedom to control the bottom half of their bodies. The GOP can talk all it wants to women about the economy and women having success in it, but until the GOP removes its anti-choice rhetoric from its platform it will fail in having women believe that the GOP is the party that stands for them.

Without the right to control our reproductive ability, we will have a delayed education, delayed entrance into the work force and a delay in achieving economic success.

The true GOP agenda appears to derail women from economic freedom and equality by controlling the bottom half of their bodies. So no matter what Ms. Conway and other GOP-ers say, women truly know what they are all about.

Women know by President Barack Obama's actions (the Lilly Ledbetter Act) and the Democratic platform that the Democrats are firmly resolved that women attain true economic success.

Women also know that attempts to improve the economy have been delayed and derailed by John Boehner, Eric Cantor, U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy and every other U.S. representative who puts an R after his or her name. Women are not stupid. However, Ms. Conway's article seems to talk down to women and make us appear to be stupid -- that somehow we don't know the truth of each party and what each stands for.

It is truth and freedom that women want. The Democratic Party gives it to women, the Republicans do not.


Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/opinion/letters/economic-truth-652523/#ixzz25zixwGFF

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Reply Had a letter to editor published this morning...... (Original post)
mrmpa Sep 2012 OP
VenusRising Sep 2012 #1
CrispyQ Sep 2012 #2
TeamPooka Sep 2012 #3
Roselma Sep 2012 #4
Ilsa Sep 2012 #5
Faygo Kid Sep 2012 #6
porphyrian Sep 2012 #7
Bernardo de La Paz Sep 2012 #8
HopeHoops Sep 2012 #9
MrsBrady Sep 2012 #21
HopeHoops Sep 2012 #23
eridani Sep 2012 #10
BlancheSplanchnik Sep 2012 #11
AtheistCrusader Sep 2012 #16
BlancheSplanchnik Sep 2012 #26
freshwest Sep 2012 #22
BlancheSplanchnik Sep 2012 #25
LittleGirl Sep 2012 #12
freshwest Sep 2012 #31
luv_mykatz Sep 2012 #13
lunatica Sep 2012 #14
BlancheSplanchnik Sep 2012 #27
Overseas Sep 2012 #15
calimary Sep 2012 #17
avebury Sep 2012 #18
cbayer Sep 2012 #19
duhneece Sep 2012 #20
Shankapotomus Sep 2012 #24
riverbendviewgal Sep 2012 #28
Warren Stupidity Sep 2012 #29
Spazito Sep 2012 #30

Response to mrmpa (Original post)

Sun Sep 9, 2012, 01:32 PM

1. Well done!

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Response to mrmpa (Original post)

Sun Sep 9, 2012, 01:33 PM

2. Excellent!

Especially this:

Without the right to control our reproductive ability, we will have a delayed education, delayed entrance into the work force and a delay in achieving economic success.



Since they are all about the economy, that was great!

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Response to mrmpa (Original post)

Sun Sep 9, 2012, 01:34 PM

3. well done!

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Response to mrmpa (Original post)

Sun Sep 9, 2012, 01:36 PM

4. Thank you...that was excellent!

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Response to mrmpa (Original post)

Sun Sep 9, 2012, 01:37 PM

5. Fabulous letter, especially pointing out that

We cannot have economic success without being able to control when we have our families.
I'm glad you put the LL Act info in it too.

Great job!

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Response to mrmpa (Original post)

Sun Sep 9, 2012, 01:42 PM

6. Congrats. Keep the pressure on.

I sense Obama is pulling away.

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Response to mrmpa (Original post)

Sun Sep 9, 2012, 01:43 PM

7. . n/t

 

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Response to mrmpa (Original post)

Sun Sep 9, 2012, 02:00 PM

8. +1. Your letter is well written, directly on point.

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Response to mrmpa (Original post)

Sun Sep 9, 2012, 02:46 PM

9. I'm not sure "gives it to women" was the right wording, but that's one damn nice piece of work.

 

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #9)

Mon Sep 10, 2012, 12:00 AM

21. If anyone would notice that...

it would be you.

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Response to MrsBrady (Reply #21)

Mon Sep 10, 2012, 08:10 AM

23. Well DUH!

 


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Response to mrmpa (Original post)

Sun Sep 9, 2012, 03:05 PM

10. Excellent job! We all should be writing more LTEs for the next 60 days. n/t

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Response to mrmpa (Original post)

Sun Sep 9, 2012, 03:09 PM

11. GIANT KnR for a terrific letter!

Wow, I can't believe that clown Conway, whoever she is, claims that the GOP is the party that addresses women's need for intelligent policy and economic parity.



By claiming that it is the Democratic Party that "addresses women only below the waist", she actually implies that the GOP is NOT treating women as walking sperm-receptacles

[font size=10]WHAT THE FLAMING FUCK???????????[/font]

Ms. CONway----thanks a lot, lady. Women like you are like every oppressed peon throughout history who cozied up to the torturers, against their own people, sisters, brothers and family, to lick crumbs from the floor their masters strew them on, thinking their "good behavior" will buy them a cake on credit:

RIIIIGHHHHT!

Thank you THANK YOU, mrmpa for your eloquent rebuttal!!!!!!

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #11)

Sun Sep 9, 2012, 03:56 PM

16. Stockholm syndrome.

They can't even see it when they do it.

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Reply #16)

Mon Sep 10, 2012, 12:49 PM

26. yep. If she were confronted on the truth of her behavior

she would get angry and defensive.

she needs a professional deprogrammer

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #11)

Mon Sep 10, 2012, 12:41 AM

22. And thank you for a great comment! Takin' no prisoners...

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Response to freshwest (Reply #22)

Mon Sep 10, 2012, 12:45 PM

25. :)

fresh

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Response to mrmpa (Original post)

Sun Sep 9, 2012, 03:13 PM

12. did you see one of the commentors?

He or she said that they didn't care if you took birth control, they didn't want to be forced to pay for it.

I know where this came from: Rush Limbaugh and it infuriates me. He skewed what Sandra Fluke said and now everyone of these tea baggers is spewing the same lie.

We have to counter every single one of these remarks with a comeback like this:

Birth control has never been covered when you paid your insurance premiums especially if you worked for a religious organization. I know, I worked at the University of Notre Dame. When I was diagnosed with endometriosis, I was put on the pill to control my condition. I had to get a special letter from the doctor to give to the self insured Notre Dame policy makers to FORCE them to cover these pills. I was diagnosed while the doctor was trying to figure out why I couldn't get pregnant. Anyway, I had to pay for those pills until they 'approved' my coverage for them.

That is what Sandra Fluke was trying to convey when she was going to appear in that congressional hearing. She was stating exactly what I had to go through in order to get those pills covered by insurance. Nobody but the insurer is going to pay for those pills and Limpdick made everyone think she was asking for a hand out. She was only making the case that when you have health insurance it should cover everything including THE PILL.

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Response to LittleGirl (Reply #12)

Mon Sep 10, 2012, 03:21 PM

31. +1

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Response to mrmpa (Original post)

Sun Sep 9, 2012, 03:33 PM

13. K & R.



Excellent LTE. Accurate and right-on!

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Response to mrmpa (Original post)

Sun Sep 9, 2012, 03:45 PM

14. Hurray for you!!



Few things offend me more than assuming that I'm stupid because I'm a woman. Many men have rued to the day they talked down to me. I think most women feel just like I do.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #14)

Mon Sep 10, 2012, 12:51 PM

27. Indeed! n/t

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Response to mrmpa (Original post)

Sun Sep 9, 2012, 03:50 PM

15. K&R. Well said.

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Response to mrmpa (Original post)

Sun Sep 9, 2012, 03:58 PM

17. Great job!!!! NEVER let the bad guys/gals get the last word!

NEVER leave their assertions out there unchallenged and the record uncorrected.

NEVER!

Truth matters! So do FACTS. So does REALITY!!!!

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Response to mrmpa (Original post)

Sun Sep 9, 2012, 04:22 PM

18. K&R nt

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Response to mrmpa (Original post)

Sun Sep 9, 2012, 04:25 PM

19. Congratulations! Great letter.

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Response to mrmpa (Original post)

Sun Sep 9, 2012, 05:27 PM

20. And I just replied to your letter with a fb comment

Great letter.

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Response to mrmpa (Original post)

Mon Sep 10, 2012, 08:22 AM

24. And why do Democrats address women only below the waist?

Because Republicans are always hitting women below the belt.

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Response to mrmpa (Original post)

Mon Sep 10, 2012, 12:56 PM

28. excellent letter

I think you stated it all correctly.

Hopefully there will be a lot of women Democratics in Congress this election..

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Response to mrmpa (Original post)

Mon Sep 10, 2012, 01:01 PM

29. Great letter. This should be used as a template for others to create LTEs for their local papers.

 

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Response to mrmpa (Original post)

Mon Sep 10, 2012, 01:32 PM

30. Excellent letter!

I loved it all but these two points stood out to me, they are perfect, absolutely perfect:


"Without the right to control our reproductive ability, we will have a delayed education, delayed entrance into the work force and a delay in achieving economic success."

"It is truth and freedom that women want. The Democratic Party gives it to women, the Republicans do not."



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