While the GOP right wing deny that there is a GOP "war on women," in 2011, a record number (1100) of anti-choice measures were introduced by mostly Republicans in state legislatures. The 2011 GOP led House of Representatives' first major task was an attempt to defund Planned Parenthood. The controversial Virginia law, mandating that non-consensual transvaginal ultrasounds be done before an abortion, was a GOP brainchild. It gets better. The enlightened GOP led Arizona state senate just passed a bill that allows employers to deny birth control coverage, on moral grounds, to its female employees unless they provide a note from their doctor stating that they are not taking the pills to prevent birth but for medical reasons. (Seriously, what century are we living in?) MoveOn.org has a new ad about the GOP war on women's reproductive rights. It features several women who repeat controversial statements, made by GOP personalities, regarding choice. Everything they say is correct. But Bill O'Reilly, an accused sexual harasser, whose crusade against Dr. Tiller and Planned Parenthood make him a general in the "war on women," echoes the sentiment of his anti-choice gal pal, Laura Ingraham, when he scoffs at the notion of a GOP "war on women" and suggests the ad is bogus. Methinks he doth protest too much? Or dare I say, lie?
In last night's "Culture Warriors" segment, Bill began by reporting that because women "will be the deciding factor" in the upcoming presidential election, the "left is trying to scare them." He played a section of the video in which a woman quotes Rick Santorum's comment about how women, who are impregnated by a rapist, should accept the baby as a "gift." It is followed by other women stating that all the comments are "real things said by prominent members of the Republican Party" and "judging from their comments, the GOP must have a serious problem with women." It ends with the statement that until this ends, "we women have a serious problem with the Republican Party."
Republican Margaret Hoover said that while she doesn't like the ad, she thinks "it will be effective" because it's "hard hitting." O'Reilly wanted to know "what kind of a person would associate an entire political party with a few people's opinions." (LOL, this from O'Reilly master of the broadbrush!). To Hoover's comment that the GOP has a human life amendment in its platform, O'Reilly responded "it doesn't have a rape deal and that's what they're hanging this commercial on."Hoover cited the reality of the gender gap with the GOP. O'Reilly claimed that the entire GOP is being tarred for "the small point that even if its rape or incest, you should carry the child to term." (SMALL POINT? Scuse me?)
When Gretchen Carlson agreed with Hoover about the effectiveness of the ad, O'Reilly insulted his wing women with the question of "what kind of a moron would think that."Hoover said "because we're women." Carlson then lied when she claimed that Santorum "doesn't agree" with the no exception policy but merely said that in response to a question about what he would think if his daughter came to him after a rape. Bill said it was "personal." Bill then did his creepy patriarchal thing when he "scolded" Margaret Hoover who looked demure rather than saying as if.
O'Reilly asserted - wait for it - "this isn't about women, it's about intelligence" and a commercial that's "blatantly propagandist." (This, from uber pro-life propagandist Bill O'Reilly who works for a right wing propaganda outlet?) He asked if women would believe that the GOP would deny abortion in cases of rape and incest. He claimed that women are much smarter than that and know that the ad is a "piece of junk."
"Junk" Really? Given the attempts, by the GOP, to role back women's reproductive rights, this is just the tip of the iceberg - and it's not just "a rape deal."
- Transvaginal ultrasound is fine because women "have already made the decision to be vaginally penetrated when they got pregnant." *Unnamed Virginia GOP lawmaker who made that comment to a Democrat, David Englin
- Planned Parenthood "sexualizes young girls through the Girl Scouts." GOP Indiana State Rep. Bob Morris.
- "If we're going to pay for your contraceptive we want you to post videos..." Rush Limbaugh
And memo to Bill O'Reilly and Margaret Carlson. Rick Santorum said, on Fox's Mike Huckabee that there should be no exceptions for rape and incest.
MoveOn ad effective? You betcha!
*Correction - Delegate C Todd Gilbert did not make this statement.
Transvaginal ultrasound is fine because women “have already made the decision to be vaginally penetrated when they got pregnant.” *Unnamed Virginia GOP lawmaker who made that comment to a Democrat, David Englin
Planned Parenthood “sexualizes young girls through the Girl Scouts.” GOP Indiana State Rep. Bob Morris.
“If we’re going to pay for your contraceptive we want you to post videos…” Rush Limbaugh
As far as I’m concerned, that’s the real reason they’re like this- “I got mine, so f*ck you!”… even money that it would take them less than 24 hours to hit a complete 180 if they ever got fired and lost their special privileges that they think it’s some kind of affront for the rest of America to have.
how many more men than women are watching Fox’s emotional appeals every day.
I can’t believe these women sat there and took this nonsense from this idiot! They don’t know how far off the path from normal they have gone. I hope they keep going with this until election time. Rehashing social issues from 40 years ago must be a great draw for Fox’s elderly audience.
drink his shit up as if it was the finest of whiskies.