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    Ann Romney did not address women in her RNC speech.

    ericmortensen:

    She spoke only to straight, married mothers.

    • Only 54% of women of childbearing age are mothers according to the most recent census. 
    • Only 38% percentage women women who gave birth in the last year recorded were married.

    Not very inclusive, Ms. Romney. 

    — 1 year ago with 31 notes
    #ann romney  #women  #war on women  #politics 

    Todd Akin now claims he “misspoke” when he described “legitimate rape”

    “In reviewing my off-the-cuff remarks, it’s clear that I misspoke in this interview and it does not reflect the deep empathy I hold for the thousands of women who are raped and abused every year.”Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO), in a statement late Sunday, after saying in an interview earlier that victims of “legitimate rape” have biological defenses that fend off a pregnancy and therefore do not need legal abortion rights.

    Clearly he did not “misspeak.” Read his statement: Akin has no alternative explanation for what he meant to say, obviously. Watch the video – his meaning was very clear.

    image: miss-mimikry 

    — 1 year ago with 1 note
    #news  #politics  #Democratic Party  #FAIL  #Republican Party  #Tea Party  #vote!  #abortion  #fucktard  #legitimate rape  #Missouri  #rep. todd akin  #tea party  #the tea party's finest  #todd akin  #unfuckingbelievable  #vote these people out of office  #war on women  #women's right to choose 
    Sen. Rand Paul will obstruct flood insurance bill with amendment defining when life begins
An amendment which, of course, has nothing to do with floods or insurance but has everything to do with his party’s plan to do nothing until Election Day.
Think Progess reports that Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is trying to attach an anti-choice amendment to the Senate’s flood insurance bill.
“After years of delay, senators recently came to an agreement over the flood bill and were set to vote on it this week. But now, Paul is threatening to hold up its final passage by adding an amendment defining when life begins. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) expressed his displeasure with that move this morning, saying he would not bring the bill up for a vote if the amendment is added. […] The National Flood Insurance Program helps homeowners whose houses are destroyed by floods — like those that devastated Minnesota and are currently sweeping Florida — and has absolutely nothing to do with abortion or conception.”
Why does Aqua Budda have a sudden interest in women’s issues like contraception and choice — is it like auditioning to be Romney’s VP? Isn’t he supposed to be a libertarian with the whole individual liberty, smaller government, ‘keep the federal gov’mit out of my business’ routine?  I know, I know — that claptrap only applies to white males. Clearly.

    Sen. Rand Paul will obstruct flood insurance bill with amendment defining when life begins

    An amendment which, of course, has nothing to do with floods or insurance but has everything to do with his party’s plan to do nothing until Election Day.

    Think Progess reports that Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is trying to attach an anti-choice amendment to the Senate’s flood insurance bill.

    “After years of delay, senators recently came to an agreement over the flood bill and were set to vote on it this week. But now, Paul is threatening to hold up its final passage by adding an amendment defining when life begins. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) expressed his displeasure with that move this morning, saying he would not bring the bill up for a vote if the amendment is added. […] The National Flood Insurance Program helps homeowners whose houses are destroyed by floods — like those that devastated Minnesota and are currently sweeping Florida — and has absolutely nothing to do with abortion or conception.”

    Why does Aqua Budda have a sudden interest in women’s issues like contraception and choice — is it like auditioning to be Romney’s VP? Isn’t he supposed to be a libertarian with the whole individual liberty, smaller government, ‘keep the federal gov’mit out of my business’ routine?  I know, I know — that claptrap only applies to white males. Clearly.

    — 1 year ago with 1 note
    #FAIL  #economy  #war on the middle class  #vote!  #politics  #new  #LOL  #Rand Paul  #Senate  #Republican  #anti choice  #amendment  #do nothing  #war on women  #obstruction  #libertarian when it's convenient  #mitt romney supporter  #would like to be romney's vice president  #LINO  #flood insurance bill  #when life begins 
    Classy bunch up there in Montana →

    At a GOP convention in Montana this weekend (where Newt Gingrich was the featured speaker), Raw Story reports on a proud display of something labeled “Obama’s presidential library” in the parking lot of the venue: a wheeled outhouse, riddled with fake bullet holes [which] contained a fake birth certificate for Barack Obama… stamped “bullshit.” Graffiti on the outhouse read “For a Good Time,” and listed fake numbers in reference to first lady Michelle Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

    Montana Republican Party Chairman Will Deschamps said, “It’s not something I’m going to agonize over.”

    The outhouse was also a Republican float in the Memorial Day parade.

    — 1 year ago with 1 note
    #news  #politics  #wingnuts  #birthers  #GOP  #Hillary Clinton  #Memorial Day  #Michelle Obama  #Montana  #Nancy Pelosi  #outhouse  #President Obama  #presidential library  #Racists  #Republicans  #tasteless  #war on women  #will deschamps 
    ericmortensen:

“What she said was offensive. It was so offensive, I don’t even want to say it in front of women. I would not say that in mixed company.”
- Michigan Rep. Mike Callton
Hat tip to Jake for making the connection. 

“If I can’t say the word vagina, why are we legislating vaginas? What language should I use?” 
Does Rep. Callton really think the word VAGINA is off limits in “mixed company,” when mixed company implies that some in attendance have actually OWNED one of those things — probably for many years?
What would Callton prefer to call this purely feminine, yet apparently offensive anatomical monstrosity, from which he was certainly pushed through at birth?
As Freud would say: “Mr. Callton, tell me about your mother…” 

    ericmortensen:

    “What she said was offensive. It was so offensive, I don’t even want to say it in front of women. I would not say that in mixed company.”

    Michigan Rep. Mike Callton

    Hat tip to Jake for making the connection

    “If I can’t say the word vagina, why are we legislating vaginas? What language should I use?”

    Does Rep. Callton really think the word VAGINA is off limits in “mixed company,” when mixed company implies that some in attendance have actually OWNED one of those things — probably for many years?

    What would Callton prefer to call this purely feminine, yet apparently offensive anatomical monstrosity, from which he was certainly pushed through at birth?

    As Freud would say: “Mr. Callton, tell me about your mother…” 

    — 1 year ago with 6422 notes
    #big lebowski  #gif  #michigan  #mike callton  #vagina  #war on women 
    "Republicans framed the measure as a useless bureaucratic roadblock that would have hindered free enterprise and helped trial lawyers."
    — 1 year ago with 4 notes
    #news  #politics  #pay equity  #republicans  #war on women  #democrats  #paycheck fairness act 
    Paycheck Fairness Act expected to fail today, but the GOP’s War on Women is still imaginary – Democrats will bring to the Senate floor on Tuesday the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill that is supposed to help close the wage gap between men and women. […] The paycheck bill would bar companies from retaliating against workers who inquire about pay disparities and permit employees to sue for punitive damages if they find evidence of broad differences in compensation between male and female workers. Democrats say the measure would bolster reforms enacted with the 2009 Lilly Ledbetter pay law that expanded the statute of limitations for filing equal-pay lawsuits. […] Several business groups, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and associations representing bankers, construction firms and retailers, issued a statement opposing the legislation, saying it would result in “unprecedented government control over how employees are paid at even the nation’s smallest employers.” — The Washington Post

    Paycheck Fairness Act expected to fail today, but the GOP’s War on Women is still imaginary – Democrats will bring to the Senate floor on Tuesday the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill that is supposed to help close the wage gap between men and women. […] The paycheck bill would bar companies from retaliating against workers who inquire about pay disparities and permit employees to sue for punitive damages if they find evidence of broad differences in compensation between male and female workers. Democrats say the measure would bolster reforms enacted with the 2009 Lilly Ledbetter pay law that expanded the statute of limitations for filing equal-pay lawsuits. […] Several business groups, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and associations representing bankers, construction firms and retailers, issued a statement opposing the legislation, saying it would result in “unprecedented government control over how employees are paid at even the nation’s smallest employers.” — The Washington Post

    — 1 year ago with 19 notes
    #news  #politics  #paycheck fairness  #pay equality  #paycheck fairness act  #war on women  #gop  #republicans  #democrats  #lilly ledbetter  #republicans will block 
    Romney adviser dismisses women’s issues as ‘shiny objects’ — Despite spending the GOP’s contested primary accusing President Obama for waging “an assault on religion,” flyering voters in Iowa with pamphlets that touted a “pro-life” agenda, and pledging to defund Planned Parenthood, Mitt Romney’s senior adviser Eric Fehrnstrom insisted that the general election should eschew social issues. Fehrnstrom also accused Democrats of using women’s reproductive health as “shiny objects” to avoid discussing the economy. “Mitt Romney is pro-life,” he told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on Sunday. “He’ll govern as a pro-life president, but you’re going to see the Democrats use all sorts of shiny objects to distract people’s attention from the Obama performance on the economy. This is not a social issue election.” – Think Progress

    Romney adviser dismisses women’s issues as ‘shiny objects’ — Despite spending the GOP’s contested primary accusing President Obama for waging “an assault on religion,” flyering voters in Iowa with pamphlets that touted a “pro-life” agenda, and pledging to defund Planned Parenthood, Mitt Romney’s senior adviser Eric Fehrnstrom insisted that the general election should eschew social issues. Fehrnstrom also accused Democrats of using women’s reproductive health as “shiny objects” to avoid discussing the economy. “Mitt Romney is pro-life,” he told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on Sunday. “He’ll govern as a pro-life president, but you’re going to see the Democrats use all sorts of shiny objects to distract people’s attention from the Obama performance on the economy. This is not a social issue election.” – Think Progress

    — 1 year ago with 1 note
    #mitt romney  #women's issues  #war on women  #politics  #republicans  #shiny objects  #eric fehrnstrom 
    A new Kaiser Foundation finds people think President Obama would be better for women than Mitt Romney on a host of issues, including who’s looking out for their best interests, who’d be best to deal with the future of the health-care law, education, and even national security. But the one place where Obama doesn’t enjoy big leads is on the federal deficit. On who looks out for the best interests of women, Obama leads 52-26%. Among women voters, it’s 59-25%. But on who’s best to deal with the deficit, Obama and Romney are essentially tied, with Obama getting the narrow edge, 40-39%, hardly a good sign for an incumbent president. That vulnerability is one reason the Romney campaign has been pushing the issue. Even on jobs and the economy, President Obama has a 10-point lead. – MSNBC

    A new Kaiser Foundation finds people think President Obama would be better for women than Mitt Romney on a host of issues, including who’s looking out for their best interests, who’d be best to deal with the future of the health-care law, education, and even national security. But the one place where Obama doesn’t enjoy big leads is on the federal deficit. On who looks out for the best interests of women, Obama leads 52-26%. Among women voters, it’s 59-25%. But on who’s best to deal with the deficit, Obama and Romney are essentially tied, with Obama getting the narrow edge, 40-39%, hardly a good sign for an incumbent president. That vulnerability is one reason the Romney campaign has been pushing the issue. Even on jobs and the economy, President Obama has a 10-point lead. – MSNBC

    — 1 year ago with 80 notes
    #news  #politics  #kaiser foundation  #better for women  #president obama  #mitt romney  #war on women  #republicans  #democrats 

    Romney is out of touch and wrong for women — When women hear about Mitt Romney’s plans for women’s health — in his own words — they are appalled. Mitt Romney is out of touch and harmful for women’s health in America. Planned Parenthood Action Fund will be making sure voters know exactly where Mitt Romney stands and will be mobilizing our more than 6 million strong network to fight for women’s health come November. Tell him you’re watching, take the pledge:http://womenarewatching.org

    (Source: underthemountainbunker.com)

    — 1 year ago with 1 note
    #news  #politics  #mitt romney  #out of touch  #wrong for women  #women  #planned parenthood  #gop  #republicans  #war on women 

    Americans think birth control is okay: Nearly every American — including 82 percent of American Catholics — thinks birth control, and the people who use it, are all right by them. – Roll Call

    — 1 year ago with 1 note
    #news  #politics  #religion  #birth control  #war on women  #poll  #majority say birth control is okay 
    Priorities for a Man of God: Cardinal Timothy Dolan defended the lawsuits that 43 Catholic-affiliated organizations, including the University of Notre Dame, have filed against the Obama administration’s contraception regulation to expand coverage at no additional cost to employees. […] By calling the accommodations “strangling,” Dolan ignores how the administration has already addressed their concerns about religious liberty while also ensuring that women can still receive accessible, affordable contraception. Most Catholics disagree with Dolan’s and church leaders’ continuing opposition to the contraception rule, but Dolan would rather pick a fight than work toward finding a reasonable solution. – ThinkProgress
It seems that some people would rather not extend the statute of limitations for the crime of sexually abusing children. What kind of monster — no, wait… Cardinal Timothy Dolan has made defeating statute of limitations reform one of his top legislative priorities. — Charles P. Pierce

    Priorities for a Man of God: Cardinal Timothy Dolan defended the lawsuits that 43 Catholic-affiliated organizations, including the University of Notre Dame, have filed against the Obama administration’s contraception regulation to expand coverage at no additional cost to employees. […] By calling the accommodations “strangling,” Dolan ignores how the administration has already addressed their concerns about religious liberty while also ensuring that women can still receive accessible, affordable contraception. Most Catholics disagree with Dolan’s and church leaders’ continuing opposition to the contraception rule, but Dolan would rather pick a fight than work toward finding a reasonable solution. – ThinkProgress

    • It seems that some people would rather not extend the statute of limitations for the crime of sexually abusing children. What kind of monster — no, wait… Cardinal Timothy Dolan has made defeating statute of limitations reform one of his top legislative priorities.Charles P. Pierce
    — 1 year ago
    #news  #politics  #religion  #war on women  #timothy dolan  #child abusers  #birth control  #republicans  #obamacare  #affordable care act  #healthcare reform  #catholic church