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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Republicans. Next Question?

Thomas Lindaman writes:

For the better part of a year, the Democrats have been floating a trial balloon regarding "the Republican war on women." Every time a women's issue like contraceptives/reproductive rights has come up, the Left has crowed about Republicans wanting to deprive women of their rights. Sometimes, they raise good points, but most of the time they overstate the point (and when I say "overstate" I mean "out and out fabricate for political purposes").

Lindaman backs this up with nothing.  But we'll see how much Lindaman fabricates below:

* Leftists favor abortion, which kills millions of girls worldwide every year, even in America. This is according to the Guttmacher Institute, also known as the research arm of Planned Parenthood.

Ahh... the Guttmacher Institute. Which Lindaman said can't be trusted just a few posts ago.

The abortion mortality rate is less than 1 per 100,000 abortions in countries where
abortion is legal.

Compare that to women who die as a result of giving birth: 10-13 deaths per 100,000.

I guess you right-wingers want over ten times more pregnant women to die!

LOL See how ridiculous your logic is yet?

You right-wingers want to bring back "back alley" abortions, which would kill far more girls. So nice try.

* After being at the forefront of fighting against sexual harassment, Democrats have found themselves to be the harassers, as in this case as reported by the Daily Caller.

The alleged harassed person was a guy. How is that a "war on women"? Can't you tell the difference between a man and a woman? That would explain you liking WARCHICK-ENHAWK. lol

Regardless, it's the Democrats that push legislation against sexual harassment. Sure, you're going to find harassers on both sides. But which are trying to pass laws to do something about it?

* Women make less than their male counterparts in the Obama Administration, as revealed by the 2011 annual report on White House staff.

The President makes $400,000 per year, and he is a male. That skews the median, and you know it.

Show us where a woman is working the same job for the same length of time as a man in the Administration, and is getting paid less for it.  Their pay is equal.

The first bill Obama signed into law was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. A bill that the Republicans fought against (of course).

But it's the Democrats that discriminate against women. Right. lol

* Democrat strategist Hilary Rosen attacked wife of Republican presidential nominee Ann Romney, accusing her of not knowing anything about economics because she never worked "a day in her life." By the way, there are a number of working mothers out there who do know a thing or two about economics because they're responsible for their household budgets.

Mitt dragged his wife into this by claiming that she reports to him on women's economic issues. The public has the right to evaluate the credibility of his adviser.

Hilary Rosen said:

"With respect to economic issues, I think actually that Mitt Romney is right, that ultimately women care more about the economic well-being of their families and the like. But he doesn't connect on that issue either. What you have is Mitt Romney running around the country saying, 'Well, you know my wife tells me that what women really care about are economic issues and when I listen to my wife that's what I'm hearing.'

Guess what? His wife has actually never worked a day in her life. She's never really dealt with the kinds of economic issues that a majority of the women in this country are facing in terms of how do we feed our kids, how do we send them to school and why do we worry about their future.

So I think that, yes, it's about these positions and yes, I think there will be a war of words about the positions. But there's something much more fundamental about Mitt Romney. He just seems so old-fashioned when it comes to women and I think that comes across and I think that that's going to hurt him over the long term. He just doesn't really see us as equal."

Rosen was specifically commenting on Ann Romney's fitness as an adviser on women's issues. But don't let a little intellectual honesty cloud your mind, not that you'd consider it in any event. Nuance, check it out.

Rosen should never have apologized. In fact, she should keep saying it every chance she gets. What Rosen said was absolutely correct. Compared to the average woman or working mom, Ann has not worked a day in her life; therefore is not a credible adviser.

The Romneys really can't relate to the problems that everyday Americans go through, and it's insulting every time they pretend to.

Now, let's contrast this to what Mitt Romney said:

"Women who stay at home to raise their children should be given federal assistance for childcare so they can enter the job market and have the dignity of work."
-- Mitt Romney

"Even if you have a child two years of age, you need to go to work."
-- Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney is explicitly stating that stay-at-home moms do not work.

But again, in Lindaman's world, it's the Democrats who say that. lol

* Leftists are pro-gun control. Yet, defensive gun uses save the lives of up to 2.5 million people per year, and I'm pretty sure a good chunk of those lives saved are women's.

ROFL! Gun control?!? This is the best you can do?

First, that number is questionable at best.

Second, it works both ways, you know:

A woman that is being physically abused by their partner, has a twenty fold increased risk of the partner murdering her, if the partner has a gun.

But regardless, what in the hell does GUN CONTROL have to do with Democratic and Republican legislation on women's rights?

You guys want to give women the death penalty for having a miscarriage!

But it's the Democrats who hate women, because... gun control?!?

* Leftists, including Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, favor high gas prices.

Politico, who first posted this lie (and right-wingers ran with it), had to correct the article:

An earlier version of this story mischaracterized the testimony of Energy Secretary Steven Chu. He did not say that the Energy Department isn't working to lower gasoline prices directly. Rather, when Rep. Alan Nunnelee asked Chu whether the department's "overall goal" is to "get our price--" , Chu interrupted him and said: "No, the overall goal is to decrease our dependency on oil, to build and strengthen our economy," adding that the administration's policies will "help the American economy and the American consumers."

So does his boss.

That's not true either.

Oh, and have you heard the latest?

That, in turn, hurts families. And last time I checked, women were a part of families, too.

Aside from the fact that these are lies, even if it was true... what in the hell does gas prices have to do with legislation regarding women's rights?

That's like saying 14,000 women die from automobile accidents each year (which they do), so higher gas prices save women's lives.

Really, Lindaman... this is just ridiculous logic.

* For years, the Left has seen nothing wrong with the sexualization of young girls,

The link you provided says nothing about "the left sees nothing wrong with the sexualization of young girls."

saying "they're going to learn about sex eventually," a line they use to justify distributing contraceptives to children.

Hmm...parents can opt out, and it comes with mandatory counseling....yeah, total act of irrational insanity here. Massachusetts: The state that knows kids are going to have sex, because they're not retarded.

I don't agree with kids as young as 12 having sex with other kids, but that doesn't mean it doesn't happen. If this means fewer middle/high schools pregnancies and the problems they bring with them, the better.

Oh, and distributing contraceptives to teenagers, does not affect the teenage sex rate.

Let's look at right-wing states, shall we?

In right-wing hillbilly states, like Mississippi, they carry their incest-babies to term, like god intended. lol

Studies show how pregnancy rates decrease when contraceptives are made easily available - across all ethnicities. Especially when coupled with actual sex education, instead of ignorance education.

Preparation is not encouragement.

But hey, to right-wingers, giving kids fire extinguishers would cause them to become arsonists.

So, who's really waging war against women?

Until you right-wingers stop fighting every single shred of legislation that protects women's rights, and stop making anti-women legislation, the answer will always be the obvious one: Republicans.

Oh, and guess what? Women agree that it's Republicans. Because they aren't stupid.

Your lying ain't working. lol