Fri Apr 13, 2012, 02:47 PM
Dawson Leery (15,708 posts)
Why the GOP needs a "war on religion" (by Tina Dupuy, editor of "Crooks & Liars")
"Republicans didn't set out to have a war on women; they wanted a war on religion. Their intention was to march two Republican-created boogiemen into a battle that would make the War on Christmas cringe: ObamaCare and ObamaIsAMuslim. The Affordable Care Act stipulates birth control be included in insurance coverage instead of forcing women to pay out of pocket for such medications. This was the shot across the bow for the GOP to start their war. Republican sage, Congressman Darrell Issa, called a bunch of men of faith (yes, all men) to testify to Congress how the provision in the health care law regarding birth control would adversely affect them.
Then the right-wing echosphere spent the next week bouncing the sound bite: "This isn't about contraception, this is about religious freedom."
America's right-wing: Afraid of Muslims, suspicious of Mormons, terrified of atheists and martyrs of religious freedom."
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Why the GOP needs a "war on religion" (by Tina Dupuy, editor of "Crooks & Liars") (Original post)
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Response to Dawson Leery (Original post)
Fri Apr 13, 2012, 03:32 PM
Aerows (39,961 posts)
2. What it is ultimately about
Is getting women back under the thumb of men. Women can't work because they are pregnant, or have to say why they are on birth control, and then men get their jobs. Women in the workforce are a powerful example that a woman doesn't have to have a man to survive, and Republicans thrive on tyranny. Authoritarians thrive on having a captive class that they can abuse and control.
Response to Aerows (Reply #2)
Fri Apr 13, 2012, 04:10 PM
CaliforniaPeggy (121,722 posts)
3. That is EXACTLY it.
The Republicans are terrified of competent, intelligent women. They see us as a threat, and they are determined to eliminate us as that threat.
They must be stopped.