Posts tagged War on women
Posts tagged War on women
I interviewed Meghan McCain at the RNC in Tampa August 28. Topics included the War on Women, Todd Akin, and the perception of women in the political sphere. McCain also discussed the pressures of being a commentator who’s always in the public eye, and women’s sometimes distorted body image. We also touched on why it’s dangerous for the GOP to seek ideological purity over Ronald Reagan’s big tent.
Missouri Rep. Todd Akin, on abortion and rape. He’s running against Sen. Claire McCaskill in Missouri.
There are no words that can adequately explain my rage and disgust at his claim and ignorance of basic biology. He’s since apologized, claiming he “misspoke.” Um, what the hell did you mean to say?!
According to TPM, Akin is currently leading Sen. McCaskill by a margin of 49.7 percent to 41.3 percent.
You know what to do, Missouri. Keep this assclown from holding legitimate office.
"Legitimate rape"… I just can’t with these Teapublicans tonight.
(Click here to listen if the above doesn’t work)
These interview segments aired on Cognitive Dissonance July 20th, July 27th, and August 3rd. Sen. Phil Nicholas, R-Laramie, is running for re-election in Wyoming’s Senate District 10. His opponent is Prof. Anne Alexander of Laramie, also a Republican — so this one’s decided in the primary, kids.
I had requests to upload the interview segments, so here they are.
(Image: Official photo of Sen. Nicholas from the Wyoming Legislature’s website)
This includes his answers on marriage equality and the war on women that made the live-chat, Facebook, and the phone blow up.
A response to the patriarchal Creation Fest shirt — y’know, the one where women thank men for their existence. This illustration brought to you by my fantastically talented pal, Rick, who’s a freelancer living in Seattle.
Preach it, Brother Rick.
Rep. Mike Callton, R-Nashville, on Rep. Lisa Brown’s use of the word “vagina” on the floor of the Michigan House of Representatives.
And yet, you’ll legislate away our bodily autonomy in mixed company…
Suggested by joegressivism:
So do we get to call this Vagina-gate yet? Because I really want to. I really want that to exist.
I agree, it should exist. Now it does.
Rep. Jase Bolger
Oh, now I get it — only moms of means are worthy of praise. Moms who accept public assistance produce indolent kids who lead unproductive lives.
Yeah, I don’t have kids, but I feel pretty good in saying Romney and his faux “mommy war” outrage can kiss off. I love being lectured by a rich guy about welfare in general. It’s not like I actually want a living wage or anything…
(h/t to ThinkProgress)