May 17, 2012

SandBoxBlogs: Newsmax "14 Congresswomen Blast Obama in 'War on Women'"

Here's to the ladies of the Grand Old Party.  God bless my America.

Newsmax wires:
"Democrats’ attempts to paint themselves as defenders of women and Republicans as insensitive to female concerns has no basis in reality, 14 GOP congresswomen write on Politico.

“Democrats have been accusing Republicans of waging a ‘war on women,’ as if some honest disagreements between the parties — over matters like how an Obamacare mandate should affect religious institutions or the proper scope of federal law on tribal land — constitute a deliberate GOP campaign to take away women’s rights,” the women say.

“Nothing could be further from the truth, and Republican women have been at the forefront exposing these myths. Let’s face it: Republican women — like us — would never be part of a party that didn’t believe in women’s rights, equal pay for equal work, and strong laws against sexual violence. The Republican Party believes in all of those things.”

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington state
, vice chairwoman of the House Republican Conference, launched the campaign on Monday, with appearances on MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews and CNN’s John King, USA.

“The Democrats are creating a controversy where it doesn’t exist,” McMorris Rodgers said on Hardball.

“It’s a myth to say that we are waging this ‘War on Women.’ The Violence Against Women Act – I am confident that it will be reauthorized. There are women like me – Republican women – who are committed to it; it’s a very important program."
She said President Barack Obama was the one who sparked the issue of who pays for contraception funding, through the Department of Health and Human Services. "It wasn’t the Republicans, it was the president, McMorris Rodgers said.

"They’re creating distractions. They’re trying to divide America. And they’re really trying to distract women from the real issues that face this country. Women are concerned about the economy. They’re concerned about the debt.” She told CNN's King, “What the Democrats recognize – and why they’ve calculated and put together this ‘War on Women’ is because they know it was the Republicans who won the women’s vote in 2010."  That year, Republicans earned a majority of female votes for the first time since Ronald Reagan was president.

In the letter, the congresswomen said that what women really want is empowerment, independence, and equal opportunities without special favors. And it’s Republican policies rather than Democrats’ big government that can fulfill those ideals....."

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mack said...

One of the biggest problems I've always had with the hate rhetoric that comes mostly out of the left. Is the constant push to make men like me sound like they hate women just because we're conservative in values. Conservative men are blessed with the most beautiful and strong women in the world. Conservative women. Here's the thing. Good values are supposed to be instilled as character and moral traits. I respect all women. Both sides of the aisle. The idea that anybody, but especially someone like the agenda on the left against catholics, right to life, privacy and personal responsibility regarding sex and contraception, would even call politics a "war" on women deeply, deeply offends me. Sad but true that conservative and traditional values respect and revere our women far more than most politics on the left. Nobody's going to catch me disagreeing with these powerful GOP ladies in congress.

glenwood22 said...

I grew to having so little respect for Barack Obama I haven't been able to make myself say "President Obama" since fall of 2008. Never have I ever had that happen to me over any president before him. It was the botched military salute in front of returning soldiers where he didn't even get the correct hand up or stand at attention.

After Fluke when his own staff, himself and people like Maher were hate trashing conservative women hundred times worse than they ever had before and that's saying a lot. When he stood up and said he wanted his daughters to grow up in a safe world where they could have discourse and voice their views without backlash. Told me that this is a man and a father who has no idea what true respect for all women really is. Sad that his own daughters have a role model like Barack Obama's version of respect for women.

Here's to the ladies on both sides of the aisle who have stood up on this bogus war on women.