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The Romney's faux anger over the "mommy wars" just doesn't match-up to reality. Maybe it's because this issue is another product of Mitt's flip-flopping persona...
Amid the hubbub over whether his wife is considered a working mom for being a stay at home mom, Romney had a very different message for poor mothers back in January and in 1994 during his failed Senate run.
http://veracitystew.com/?p=33711The Romney's faux anger over the "mommy wars" just doesn't... more
After countless laws targeting women’s rights the GOP has a HUGE problem with women, according to recent polls. Obama has a strong record on women’s issues and wasn’t likely to offer them their counterpoint anytime soon. But the impatient Mad Hatter which is cable news saw no need to wait for the unlikely Obama gaffe to bring “fairness” to the issue.
With: Chris DaEmperor AndoeAfter countless laws targeting women’s rights the GOP has a HUGE problem with... more
One has to wonder where the Republicans are coming up with this crap. Do they sit around in their offices and just think of ways they can stick it to the female citizenry in every humiliating way possible? I do believe that’s what they do, and their hatred of women, if it wasn’t before, is painfully obvious.
http://veracitystew.com/?p=33692One has to wonder where the Republicans are coming up with this crap. Do they sit... more
Ann Romney has made the case that her choices as a woman should be respected. Yes, they should – you’ll get no argument from me. But by the same token, the very party she represents has made it their mission in life to disrespect – and downright outlaw – the choices of every other woman in the country, through restrictive legislation of reproductive rights that would demand women to remain barefoot and pregnant till the end of their days – either that, or take a vow of celibacy.
Not only that, it must be pointed out that the policies of her party have increased the hardships of working mothers across the country.
http://veracitystew.com/?p=33653Ann Romney has made the case that her choices as a woman should be respected. Yes,... more
Everyone's getting in on the latest distraction -- the war on stay-at-home moms! Even the First Lady tweeted and the whole thing inspired Ann Romney to launch a brand new Twitter account...
(we've also included a 'stew' of some of the funny, hateful, and thoughtful Tweets and FB posts on the subject)
http://veracitystew.com/?p=33556Everyone's getting in on the latest distraction -- the war on stay-at-home moms!... more
"Goodness me! Could it be that the greater half of the population of the United States of America has been mistaken in thinking that the Republicans have been waging war on the collective uteri of the nation since they swept into office in 2010 under the false pretense that they were going to concentrate on the economy and get this country back to work?
Not so fast, Slick Willies."
http://veracitystew.com/?p=33506"Goodness me! Could it be that the greater half of the population of the United... more
It's time to take a serious look at what Mitt Romney really stands for. These are some of the important things to consider.
1. Romney's positions are the most radically anti-women of any candidate in a generation: He supports banning all abortions, backed a so-called "personhood" amendment that could make certain forms of birth control illegal, and says he would "get rid of" federal funding for Planned Parenthood that provides preventive services like cancer screenings for millions of women.
2. Romney would repeal Obamacare. Insurance companies would once again be allowed to run up premiums, unjustifiably deny coverage for pre-existing conditions, drop patients when they get sick, discriminate against women by charging them more for coverage than men, and spend more of your premium dollars on CEO profits and bonuses instead of your actual health care.
3. Romney is a risk when it comes to foreign policy and national security. On many of these questions, he has shifted his position for political reasons, even within the same campaign. His only clear commitment is to endless wars: He has no plan to end the war in Afghanistan and would leave our troops there indefinitely. He called the President's decision to bring our troops home from Iraq by last Christmas "tragic."
4. Despite the lessons of recent history, Romney would double down on the disastrous tax policies that handed windfalls to the wealthy, but stacked the deck against the middle class. Under Romney, millionaires and billionaires would get a $250,000 tax cut, while families with kids making less than $40,000 a year would, on average, actually see their taxes go up. To the surprise of no one, Romney also opposes the Buffett Rule. He would allow millionaires to continue to take advantage of loopholes and special deals that often allow them to pay a lower tax rate than the middle class. And he supports tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas.
5. Romney would end Medicare as we know it -- replacing it with a voucher scheme that would drive profits for insurance companies by forcing seniors to purchase private insurance, paying whatever costs a voucher wouldn't cover out of their own limited budgets.It's time to take a serious look at what Mitt Romney really stands for. These are... more
Via Mediaite: "On Monday's Fox & Friends, Steve Doocy tackled the topic of the "war on women." The whole notion, he said, is "invented" by Democrats because...Via Mediaite: "On Monday's Fox & Friends, Steve Doocy tackled the topic... more
This post is a continuing expose of hate speech against Christians and defamation of women by Disney/ABC's "Good Christian Bitches." Anyone flagging this post should be considered supportive of Disney/ABC's defamation of women and hate speech against Christians.
Frito-Lay/PepsiCo is the tenth national advertiser to publicly declare they will not sponsor ABC's Christian-bashing sitcom GCB ("Good Christian Bitches"). The American Decency Association reports their statement: "…We have no other commercials scheduled to run during the program…We have standards against advertising on shows that may offend our customers, and we make every effort to adhere to this process …"
Disney/ABC was conspicuously aware that Easter night was a golden opportunity to vent its most salacious mockeries of Christianity. Its promo said: "No one does Easter like GCB (Good Christian Bitches)." What they really meant was: No one defiles, blasphemes, and mocks Jesus on Easter like LGTB favorite Darren Star, producer of "Good Christian Bitches"
In almost any other country of the western hemisphere governed by hate laws, Disney/ABC's exploitation of Christianity's most holy day would, without doubt, be considered a hate crime. Yet the Jewish Anti-Defamation League (architect of hate crimes worldwide) ignores their bigotry.This post is a continuing expose of hate speech against Christians and defamation of... more
By David Edwards
Monday, April 9, 2012 12:15 EDT
One Fox News host on Monday asserted that Democrats had concocted the “phony” Republican war on women to divert attention from high gas prices and a slow economic recovery.
Fox & Friends co-host Steve Doocy noted that gas prices on Catalina Island in California were around $7 a gallon and President Barack Obama could not use the economy as campaign issue.
“You know, the stimulus didn’t work out so well and he’s got a lot of problems,” Doocy explained. “So in the last couple of months what they have done, the Democrats, is that they have invented this phony war on women. They said Republicans are against women.”
“There’s not really a war on women. There’s a war for women because they would like to have as many women vote for their candidate,” he added.
During a Sunday interview on CNN, host Candy Crowley asked Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) if it was unfair to call GOP policies a “war on women.”
“The policies that have come out of the Republican Party, saying that we should have a debate again over contraception and whether we should have access to it and it should be affordable, saying that — like Gov. Scott Walker in Wisconsin, you know, he tried to quietly repeal the Equal Pay Act,” Wasserman Schultz noted. “Women aren’t going to stand for that. Governor Walker just signed a bill that repeals the equal pay law they had in Wisconsin for years.”
She continued: “You have Republicans who have engaged themselves for the entire Congress trying to redefine rape as only being forcible rape, defunding Planned Parenthood and family planning programs. The Lilly Ledbetter Act — the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act put teeth behind the notion that women deserve equal pay for equal work. That was the first bill the President Obama signed into law. The overwhelming majority of Republicans serving in Congress voted against it.”
“So, the focus of the Republican Party on turning back the clock for women really is something that is unacceptable and shows how callous and insensitive they are towards women’s priorities.”
But Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) told Crowley that Democrats were wrong to accuse Republicans of waging a war on women.
“We’ve got to quit exaggerating our political differences,” Cleaver said, adding that it was also wrong for Republicans to accuse Democrats of a “war on religion.”
A USA Today/Gallup survey of 12 of the top battleground states recently found that likely Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney had lost 14 points among women in the months after he and many other Republicans objected to mandating that contraception be covered by the health insurance offered by religious institutions. Six in 10 voters favored Obama, while only 30 percent supported Romney.
Watch the video from Fox News’ Fox & Friends, broadcast on April 9, 2012.
"Only on Fox News can one Lie and for them sitting around it makes sense, I really feel Bad for the folks that back their political views on what these Clowns have to say!!!" =)By David Edwards Monday, April 9, 2012 12:15 EDT One Fox News host on Monday... more
Earlier this week, Tucker Max offered a donation to Planned Parenthood of Texas, after Governor Perry & Co. gutted funding for family planning in that state. It was a sizable donation – to the tune of $500,000 – and enough to get a clinic named after him. Mysteriously (at first) Planned Parenthood turned him down....why?
http://veracitystew.com/?p=33318Earlier this week, Tucker Max offered a donation to Planned Parenthood of Texas, after... more
By Kenneth Quinnell
In advance of his upcoming recall election and possible legal trouble, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) has become even more extreme, ramping up the rhetoric and taking actions that are troubling, to say the least. Most importantly, he signed a repeal of the state's Equal Pay Enforcement Act:
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who is facing a recall election, quietly repealed a state law making it easier for pay discrimination victims to seek justice. Amanda Terkel reports in The Huffington Post that Walker signed into law a bill passed in party-line votes by Republicans in the state legislature that rolls back the 2009 Equal Pay Enforcement Act. The act had allowed workers to challenge pay discrimination in state rather than just federal courts.
The act was only one part of Walker's assault on women:
Among them were four highly controversial measures focused on women's health care and sexual education:
A repeal of the state's Equal Pay law, which allowed victim's of wage discrimination to collect damages of between $50,000 and $300,000, and a repeal of the Healthy Youth Act, which had provided requirements to schools that comprehensive and scientifically accurate information about everything from abstinence to contraception be taught at an age-appropriate level.
Walker also signed into law a ban on abortion coverage through policies as part of a health insurance exchange to be created under the federal health care reform law starting in 2014 (the only exceptions would be in cases of rape, incest or medical necessity); and a bill requiring women seeking abortions to undergo a physical exam and consult with a doctor alone, away from her friends and family, in order to make sure she isn't "being pressured into the decision." Doctors who break the law could be charged with a felony.
As usual, working families were a target for Walker as well:
I know that collective bargaining is not a right; it's an expensive entitlement. It's about time somebody stood up for the hardworking taxpayers of our state.
The problem is, of course, that collective bargaining is a right.
Walker has also been railing about how state workers can't be the "haves" while everyone else is a "have not." The state worker he used in an ad to that effect, it turns out is actually one of the have-nots, making only $25,227 a year, certainly not a massive salary by any standards.
In an interview with CBN, Walker made a series of more and more strange claims:
"Any human being, if we're honest about it, you don't want to be hated by anybody, you want everybody to love you," he said. "But I was asked last December, somebody asked me, a supporter, asked me a very interesting question at dinner. He said, 'Did you ever stop and think that maybe if you hadn't gone so far, that you wouldn't be facing a recall?' I said, 'Yeah, sure, but if I hadn't taken the steps I took, we wouldn't have fixed things.' And I said, 'For my kids and their generation I don't want them to inherit a Wisconsin that is not at least as great if not greater than the one I inherited. And you don't get that by not fixing things.' "
"And, to me, that's one of our problems. You can't be afraid to lose," Walker said. "You shouldn't plan on it, but you should make decisions that are ultimately about what's right and what's just and what's best - not just for yourself but for the next wave of young people who are going to inherit our states and our country and not be afraid to lose along the way."
"Why?" he asked. "Because their guys are back to work, they're working again. Unlike my predecessor, who made it very difficult for people building infrastructure, building roads and bridges and rail and things of that nature, we put money back in that had been raided there."
Walker told Brody that he had heard his opponents would spend $70 million to $80 million in the recall race.
Probably most frightening was a final quote:
"We realize that all this is just a temporary thing and God's got a plan for us that, who knows where it might be, beyond just serving as governor of this state, but if we stay true to that, there's always comfort," he said. "And God's grace is always abundant no matter what you do."
Walker for president in 2016?
"Knowing that we have had a POTUS who was convicted of DUI and Cocaine abuse, I guess anything is Possible!!!" =(By Kenneth Quinnell In advance of his upcoming recall election and possible legal... more
Roy Zimmerman is a national treasure!
Ladies, you can trust us with your health care…you’re getting sleepy.
Make your GP the GOP, the Grand Old Patriarchy…you’re getting sleepy.
We support your right to choose…to vote Republican…
http://veracitystew.com/?p=33245Roy Zimmerman is a national treasure! Ladies, you can trust us with your health... more
WATCH: Priebus (what a name) also said that the trumped up “war on women” began because of President Obama’s “war on the Vatican.” Wow! I missed the headline where Obama ordered Navy Seals into Rome.
http://veracitystew.com/?p=33211WATCH: Priebus (what a name) also said that the trumped up “war on women”... more
By David Edwards
Thursday, April 5, 2012 13:39 EDT
The chairman of the Republican National Committee is denying that his party is waging a war on women, saying it’s as fictional as the “war on caterpillars.”
In a interview that will air on Saturday, Bloomberg TV’s Al Hunt asked RNC Chairman Reince Priebus how big of a problem it was for Republicans that recent polls showed President Barack Obama with a 2-1 lead among female voters in battleground states.
“If Democrats said we had a war on caterpillars and every mainstream media outlet talked about the fact that the Republicans have a war on caterpillars then we would have problems with caterpillars,” Priebus explained. “The fact of the matter is that it’s a fiction.”
“This started as a war against the Vatican that this president pursued,” the RNC chairman said, referring to the Obama administration’s mandate that health care insurance provided by religious institutions cover contraception for women. “He still hasn’t answered Archbishop Dolan’s issues with Obama-world and Obamacare.”
“How do we combat it? We make the case to women and everyone in this country — no matter what you background — that, number one, this president hasn’t fulfilled his promises. Number two, we can do better in this country in regards to jobs and the economy.”
Probable Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney earlier this week declared that he would “take our message to the women of America” to make up lost ground.
“We have work, we have work to do, to make sure we take our message to the women of America, so they understand how we’re going to get good jobs and we’re going to have a bright economic future for them and for their kids,” the candidate told supporters in Middleton, Wisconsin. “And make sure that these distortions that the Democrats throw in are clarified and the truth is heard.”
Watch the video from Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt, broadcast on April 5, 2012.
"WTF??? They have a War on Caterpillars as well???? Holy Makerel!!!" =)By David Edwards Thursday, April 5, 2012 13:39 EDT The chairman of the Republican... more
On CNN’s Piers Morgan show last night, Mitt Romney supporter, former Governor Robert Ehrlich (R-MD) told Morgan that once Mitt Romney has secured the GOP nomination, Romney will be free to say what he really thinks about health care for women.
Morgan asked Ehrlich how Romney will overcome the gap on women voters who overwhelmingly support President Obama and not Mitt Romney (or any other Republican), a gap that keeps getting larger as republicans across the country wage a war on health care for women.
http://www.examiner.com/democrat-in-las-vegas/romney-backer-women-will-hear-real-views-after-nomination-is-secureOn CNN’s Piers Morgan show last night, Mitt Romney supporter, former Governor... more
Someone has to explain to me, why this is not a war on women.
WATCH: Haley’s comment shows to what depth Republicans will go to tow the party line and ideology even in the face of overwhelming public backlash against the wave of conservative restrictions on women’s reproductive health and contraception this election year.
http://veracitystew.com/?p=33153WATCH: Haley’s comment shows to what depth Republicans will go to tow the party... more
It’s gratifying to hear the President of the United States acknowledge and recognize the battle that women have had to fight since the Republicans swept into office in 2010 – under the guise of concern for the economy and jobs – but in reality in a play to regulate women back into subservience and turn this country into a corporate theocracy.
http://veracitystew.com/?p=33100It’s gratifying to hear the President of the United States acknowledge and... more
Republicans hate it when the public reminds them of why we hate them so much...
One Republican strategist is quoted saying “The focus on contraception has not been a good one for us … and Republicans have unfairly taken on water on this issue.” Unfairly? There’s a claim I’d be interested in hearing developed further. She admits that there has been a focus on contraception, yet somehow it’s unfair when it’s reflected negatively in the polls? ~ Daily Kos
http://veracitystew.com/?p=33046Republicans hate it when the public reminds them of why we hate them so much... One... more