Introduction: After my post introducing the War On Woman there was a debate (in 2012 - handled incompetently BTW) and here are some overviews that may help to keep conservative women in the media in proper perspective. That women are attacking women is not surprising. But the extent to which women will put other women at risk BY OUTRIGHT LYING IN SERIOUS DEBATES, in the GOP, is actually quite impressive (watch as this one lies and doesn't even flinch when caught, they are just so used to lying by now its just normal for them)....
What's even more impressive is that the GOP leaders support rape & rapists (to an extent that calling them "pro-rape" isn't an understatement!), yet they aren't run out of office! The following is an outline of how the women in the GOP help.
Republican insider Ed Gillespie, serving in his new capacity as a Romney campaign advisor and surrogate, appeared on "Fox News Sunday" yesterday, and made some interesting comments about women's issues.
Most of the exchange was fairly predictable -- Gillespie defended a foolish lie, for example -- but note the campaign surrogate's response when host Chris Wallace asked about Mitt Romney's plan to "get rid of" all federal aid to Planned Parenthood.
"Federal funding of abortion is not a noble thing to do. And so, defunding from a federal budget perspective of Planned Parenthood is not the same thing. [...]"[I]t's not fair to say not having federal funding for Planned Parenthood is defunding Planned Parenthood."
First, as Gillespie probably knows, federal funding of abortion is already prohibited under the law. The Romney surrogate may find political value in misleading Fox viewers, but Planned Parenthood has traditionally enjoyed broad bipartisan support from the left, right, and center -- before the more recent radicalization of the Republican Party -- in part because of the fact tax dollars are not used to terminate unwanted pregnancies.
Second, I'm fascinated by this notion that there's a distinction, from the Romney campaign's perspective, between taking away funding and "defunding." If I'm not mistaken, this is an entirely new level or rhetorical parsing -- Romney doesn't want to defund the women's health care organization; he simply wants to eliminate its funding. This is supposed to make sense.
As Gillespie sees it, Planned Parenthood will have some funding if/when a Romney administration takes away all of its federal assistance, so calling this "defunding" is "not fair."
For the record, Romney wants to eliminate all tax-dollar aid to Planned Parenthood and end funding for Title X altogether. Gillespie's creative spin notwithstanding, such a move would prevent countless American women from receiving necessary health care services.
While multiple states roll back the equal pay and health rights that women have come to enjoy, Fox News relegates the "war on women" to the rank of "phony" political fight.
After Rick Santorum drops out, all the firepower that the right-wing was wasting on each other is retrained on the Democrats.
Keeping in mind, Ann Romney IS a housewife, take a look at a couple of housewives in the GOP...
Sarah Palin's Grasp Of Basic American History
Comedic Perspective: Sarah Palin's Paul Revere Gaffe
Stephen proves that Paul Revere could have ridden a horse while ringing a bell and firing multiple warning shots from a front-loading musket.
Sarah Palin says so many silly things you could fill a library with them...
Our favorite history professor, "Paul Revere warned the British" Sarah Palin, is back to teach us a valuable lesson.
On last night's edition of Fox News' Hannity, the 2008 vice presidential nominee picked up on Sean Hannity's "bombshell" video evidence (from the previous night) that back in 1990 then-Harvard student Barack Obama associated with "radical" Harvard professor Derrick Bell, founder of the critical race theory.
"Look at his embracing of Derrick Bell, the radical (editor's note: key word here is radical) college racist professor whom he, you showed in a video last night, embraced literally and figuratively asking others to open their hearts and minds to the radical agenda of a racist like Derrick Bell who believed that white men oppress blacks and minorities," she said . "And Barack Obama, evidently at least at the time believed what Derrick Bell believed."
Then Professor Palin told Hannity the clip also reveals that Obama wants to return to the days "before the Civil War."
"He (Obama) is bringing us back Sean to, uh uh, you can harken back to days before the Civil War, when unfortunately too many Americans mistakenly believed that not all men were created equal," she said. "Now, it has taken all these years for many Americans to understand that that gravity, that mistake, took place before the Civil War and why the Civil War had to really start changing America. What Barack Obama seems to want to do is go back to before those days when we were in different classes based on income, based on color of skin."
So our nation's first African-American president wants to return to the days of slavery when African-Americans were treated as property to be bought and sold, and are forced to work?
Sarah Palin tries to act cunning, with the intelligence of a 4 year old child, but she and her husband have chosen their candidate...
If Sarah Palin were a South Carolinian, she would vote for Newt Gingrich, but what's most important to her is the vetting process for candidates...
Next, Michelle Bachmann
Indecision 2012 - GOP Almighty Michele Bachmann expected a miracle but didn't get it, and Wyatt Cenac heads to Heaven to shed some light on God's mysterious ways...
On Topic - GOP Presidential Candidates - Michele Bachmann Michele Bachmann talks about John Wayne, chutzpah, the Founding Fathers and double fences...
Uncensored - HPV Mandate & Pro-Vagina Controversy: Kristen Schaal is torn on the HPV issue: on one hand, Rick Perry takes care of Texas vaginas, and on the other, Michele Bachmann argues for a woman's right to choose cancer...
The Republican "War On Women" has now been extended to Native Americans (persecuting Native Americans is not new, but this strategy is)...
There are three reasons some Republicans are trying to block the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act: Gays, immigrants, and Native Americans.
The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which first passed in 1994 and has been reauthorized twice since then, increased federal penalties for domestic violence and provided funding for groups and services that aid victims of domestic abuse. The bill hit the bipartisan sweet spot of being both tough on crime and oriented toward women's rights. Usually it's reauthorized without much fanfare. This time around, however, several Senate Republicans, led by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), are putting up a fight. Despite the fact that the bill has several Republican sponsors, all eight GOP senators on the Judiciary Committee voted against the bill when the committee considered it last month.
Tribal law: There is an epidemic of domestic violence on Native American reservations. According to the National Congress of American Indians, a Native American rights advocacy group, about 40 percent of Native American women will face domestic violence.But more than half of Native American women are married to non-Native American men, which means that when cases of abuse arise, the local tribal authorities can do very little because they don't have jurisdiction over non-tribe members.
State and federal prosecutors have the authority to prosecute domestic violence on reservations, but for geographic and logistical reasons, it often goes unaddressed. "A federal prosecutor is not going to be able to expend the kind of energy on misdemeanors that local police officers would spend energy on," says Paulette Moore, vice president for public policy at the National Network to End Domestic Violence.
As Mother Jones reported last year, local authorities' inability or unwillingness to deal with domestic violence cases in Native American communities has contributed to an underground industry of vigilantes for hire who take matters into their own hands. The current version of the Violence Against Women Act would allow tribal authorities to prosecute non-Indians for domestic violence cases on Indian reservations, but Republicans are opposing it because they don't like the idea of Native American law applying to non-tribe members.
"For the first time, the Committee would extend tribal criminal jurisdiction over non-Indians," Grassley said in his floor speech. "I do not believe the Committee has a good understanding of what the consequences would be of doing so." The bill contains language that affirms non-tribe members prosecuted receive the same due process protections they would be entitled to under the US Constitution.
The bill's supporters expressed confusion at Grassley's logic. "Suppose your sister was with you in Washington, DC, and her husband beat her up," Moore says, "but because he was from Virginia, Washington couldn't do anything about it."
The US has a long history of murder and genocide towards the Native Americans, for the GOP to actually inflate a deflating war against Native Americans by attacking the women can only be because they think or know they can get away with it.
"In 1838 and 1839, as part of Andrew Jackson's Indian removal policy, the Cherokee nation was forced to give up its lands east of the Mississippi River and to migrate to an area in present-day Oklahoma. The Cherokee people called this journey the "Trail of Tears," because of its devastating effects. The migrants faced hunger, disease, and exhaustion on the forced march. Over 4,000 out of 15,000 of the Cherokees died."
Article: Assimilation, Relocation, Genocide
Article: Genocide in America
Quote: "The American Indian Genocide Museum has a vision to defeat prejudice and discrimination through education. In the beginning of American History a religious leader who claimed to speak for God gave all the lands west of the Azores and Cape Verde Islands to the King of Spain, if it wasn't already in the possession of some other Catholic King. This decree issued by Pope Alexander Vl, effective from Christmas Day 1492 , is on display at the General Archive of the Indies in Seville, Spain. The bigotry and intolerance this decree created for Native Americans was realized when upon seeing the Tarawa Indians of the Bahamas, Columbus wrote, "They would make fine servants. With fifty men we could subjugate them and make them do whatever we want". The problem with dehumanizing people in order to take their land is, that the next step is to take their lives also. Genocide in the Americas is not an easy subject to address- not for any American."
The Tennessee Tea Party wants to *literally* rewrite history...
The Tennessee Tea Party demands that textbooks remove references to the Founding Fathers' slave ownership and violence against Native Americans.
Kevin Spacey explains that Jack Abramoff went to prison for overcharging Native Americans, but Stephen thinks that makes him a patriot.
“Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'” ― Isaac Asimov