Thursday, January 23, 2014

GOP War on Women Continues with Huckabee and Rep Pierce (R-NM)

Just when I think the Republican Party cannot get any dumber with their continual War on Women, they do just that. Huckabee made some of the dumbest comments I have ever heard about birth control and makes you wonder what makes these guys tick because no sane human being could make these comments.  Is that what being a member of the religious hard right does -- fries your brain so your sanity disappears although I thought Huckabee was nuts when he was Governor of Arkansas and not a particularly truthful candidate.  One of these he was against home schooling as Governor and became this huge home school person when he ran for President.  When he opens his mouth over the years, the lies continue to grow although this one I put on the pile of dumb, stupid statements: 
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said the Republican Party is waging a “war for women,” at a meeting of the Republican National Committee Thursday. 
Addressing a luncheon of committee-members, staffers, and operatives, Huckabee took aim at Democrats who accuse the GOP of waging a “war on women” with its policies against abortion and government-subsidized birth control. 
“Republicans don’t have a war on women,” Huckabee said. We’re having a war for women. To empower them to be something other than victims of their gender.” 
“If the Democrats want to insult the women of America by making them believe that they are helpless without Uncle Sugar coming in and providing for them a prescription each month for birth control, because they cannot control their libido or their reproductive system without the help of the government, then so be it,” he continued. “Let us take that discussion all across America, because women are far more than the Democrats have played them to be.” 
Huckabee, a 2008 presidential candidate and Fox News host, credited RNC Chairman Reince Priebus for pausing the party’s annual meeting so that members could attend the annual March for Life Wednesday. 
Democrats immediately jumped on Huckabees comments, touting them as examples of the GOP’s troubled efforts to rebrand itself to appeal to a broader demographic. 
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said we hadn’t seen the report, ”but whoever said it, it sounds offensive to me, and to women.” 

Read more: Huckabee: GOP Waging ‘War For Women’ |
You could have fooled this former GOP that the likes of Huckabee are fighting a war for women when women are smart enough to know that it is just the opposite.  I find Huckabee's comments very offensive as someone who had three c-sections and between the first two had to take birth control bills to make sure I didn't get pregnant which could have killed me if I had.  Under the Huckabee scenario, he might as well have called me a slut.  Yes, Mr. Huckabee take that argument across American and help former Republicans like me to make sure that Republicans like you never get elected again.

Thought Huckabee was bad but along comes Rep Steve Pierce of NM with his book when boiled down basically says that women are to be subservient to their husbands -- God's Will.  Mr. Pierce can take it and put it where the sun doesn't shine as he doesn't have a clue.  What about all the women in this Country who are in an abusive relationship, mental or physical.  They are supposed to just not say a word and do whatever they are told.  I lived with someone who would tell me "see that on the ground, pick it up" and probably why today I refuse to take this crap from the GOP.  Any man who treats their wife like they are a servant, needs to be kicked to the curb.  What gives these white males the idea that they can say and do whatever they want and women are to take it -- women of American need to stand up to these bullies and tell them to shove it.  How any women can vote or support Republicans today is beyond me.
The Washington Post reports that a chapter from Pearce’s new book emphasizes wives and husbands each have roles in the household, and the wife’s role is obedience. “The husband’s part is to show up during the times of deep stress, take the leadership role and be accountable for the outcome, blaming no one else,” Pearce writes. “The wife’s submission is not a matter of superior versus inferior; rather, it is self-imposed as a matter of obedience to the Lord and of love for her husband.”
I read this crap and you need to scrape me down off the ceiling.  These hard right evangelical jerks have jumped the shark completely to the stage I wouldn't vote for my best friend if he ran as a Republican.  After their GOP white males make their dumb comments, they always send out one of their women puppets to try and clean up the mess.  I wrote that and then a link appeared in my email that Cathy McMorris Rogers from WA is is going to give the reply to the President's State of the Union. Perfect timing.

She continues with her role from the Romney camp of defending the GOP once again against claims they have a War on Women on-going so I guess this is her reward for acting like a jerk for Romney in 2012 and standing by the GOP accusing the Democrats of the War on Women.  Typical GOP to accuse your opponent of what you are doing. Excuse me but may I be so bold to ask what she is looking for to keep propping up these jerks?  They always have her standing behind Speaker Boehner at press conferences so she is the face of women in the GOP but she is nothing more then a rubber stamp for the white male, dominated GOP.  Why? is the question.  Is Romney running again and she wants to be his VP?
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers took her first bite at the apple with trying to pretend that Democrats are actually the ones waging a "war against women" during her interview on Hardball last month. She came back for round two with Andrea Mitchell and was apparently undeterred by the fact that her party is the one that is passing all of these bills which go after women's reproductive rights, contraception, redefining rape, or funding basic health services, like cancer screenings.  
What does she think of Huckabee saying Democrats want women to be sluts.  So far it is crickets chirping. Huckabee is kicking off his campaign to run for President so we are going to hear a lot more crap from him in the months ahead.  Just need to keep in mind that a jerk like him will never be President because while the religious right evangelicals are loud they are not a majority of anything except the Tea Party owned by the Koch Brothers.

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