The War on Women, cont.

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It is my belief that the War on Women is a front in the greater battle on the War on Democracy as waged by the Theocrats. They are still blaming women for the Fall (as they put it) from the Garden of Eden. Original Sin, all that nuttiness.

That said, there seems to be a down-side for wingnuttia, as the NYTimes tells us:

In the past few months, Republicans have called Wendy Davis, a Democratic candidate for Texas governor, “Abortion Barbie,” likened Alison Lundergan Grimes, a Senate candidate from Kentucky, to an “empty dress,” criticized Hillary Rodham Clinton’s thighs, and referred to a pregnant woman as a “host.”

Democrats do not just get mad when they hear those words. They cash in.

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Emily’s List, the political action committee that backs female candidates who support abortion rights, has raised a record $25 million this election cycle.

Usually I do not advocate for wasting our breath trying to bring the knuckle-draggers into the modern era, but this gives me some hope. Methinks that Wingnuttia loves money more than life itself, and if they perceive that someone, somewhere is making money off of them, they might pay attention.

Ha-ha, I crack myself up.

The Lunchtime Quote

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“Bachmann says a lot of people “aren’t ready” for a female president. “I think there was a cachet about having an African-American president because of guilt.” (Presumably she means because of slavery and the lengthy denial of civil rights to blacks.) “People don’t hold guilt for a woman,” she says, adding that while people vote for women for virtually every other office “I don’t think there is a pent-up desire” for a woman president.”

–Michele Bachmann in today’s Cal Thomas column. One-L should mention that she knows that America is not ready for a woman preznint because she was so soundly rejected by Winguttia in 2012 (and investigations against her grifting campaign led to her quitting Congress at the end of this term).

But she has a great career ahead of her as the ambassador to whatever planet from which she receives radio signals.

Rand Paul and Compassionate Conservativism Today

The GOP Year of the Woman

‘Enough is enough’: Rand Paul suggests cutting benefits for unwed mothers with too many kids

Shorter Aquah Buddha: it is important to starve the bastard when punishing the whore. I guess he skipped the part about his hero Ayn Rand, the devoted atheist, was absolutely not a moral scold.

Why does it matter if the mom is married or not? There is something so strangely Xristian-centric about this, a world-view that assumes that marriage solves all problems, social and economic. It doesn’t.

This is just more slut-shaming. Oh, Rand, you do know that married people have whoopsie babies too: I was one.

His discussion should be about helping feed and care for a child, not punish a woman, a class of women, he disapproves of.

It reminds me of an old Edward Gorey poem:

To his clubfooted child said Lord Stipple,
As he poured his post-prandial tipple,
“Your mother’s behaviour
Gave pain to Our Saviour,
And that’s why He made you a cripple.”

Hillary Vs. Warren

Julie Brown – Girl Fight Tonight

There is a vibration in The Force as The New Republic puts a purely speculative essay up about how there is a populist movement that wants Sen. Elizabeth Warren to run against Hillary Clinton for the 2016 Goat Rodeo nomination.

Can we just stop this, please?

Near the end of the piece, the author notes that Sen. Warren signed a letter urging Clinton to run. So,this is just another weird attempt to create a controversy between two strong women where none exists. It damages and discredits not just both of those women, but all women. Would such a breathless article be written if the subjects were both men?