How’s That Rebranding Working, Reince?

Theocrats’ War on Democracy

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Not well. The youngs might have a problem with this one, as all polling indicates that youngsters just do not care about the Culture Wars:

House Democrats who initiated a discharge petition to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act were optimistic about its prospects despite obstacles ahead for the legislative maneuver.

Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.), who’s gay and chief sponsor of ENDA, held a news conference on Capitol Hill with Democratic colleagues Wednesday to tout the importance of the discharge petition, which he had filed with the House clerk’s office earlier in the day.

Polis described the discharge petition as a means to move forward “in preventing people from being fired for their job just because of who they love or their gender orientation.”

At the time of news conference, Polis said the discharge petition already has more than 75 names, and momentum continues “to pressure Speaker Boehner to simply allow the House to work its will and pass ENDA.” It takes a total of 218 names for a discharge petition to succeed and move a bill to the House floor.

What is not so obvious is that Not. One. Single. Republican. has signed on to this. None. Just like the all the other initiatives that are meant to protect women and minorities, Y’all Qaeda is only interesting in helping straight, white, Xristian men.

We at MPS continue to insist that the War on Women is real, but we want to remind everyone that it is only one front in Y’all Qaeda’s real goal: War on Democracy.

How’s That Rebranding Goin’, Reince?

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Paycheck Fairness Act Blocked Again By Senate GOP

Shorter Republicans: “Skirts. Amiright, fellas?”

But here’s the intro to the story, incase you want the longer version.

Senate Republicans on Monday blocked for the fourth time a bill that would strengthen federal equal pay laws for women.

The Paycheck Fairness Act would ban employers from retaliating against employees who share salary information with each other, impose harsher penalties for pay discrimination and require employers to be able to show that wage gaps between men and women are based on factors other than gender.

The bill needed 60 votes to overcome a Republican filibuster and advance to a final vote on passage, but it fell short Monday by a vote of 52 to 40. Senate Democrats have brought the bill to the floor four times since 2011, and each time Republicans have rejected it.

But I’m sure Carly “Fire’em All” Fiorina will tell us again why the Democrats are the real sexists.

(As always I need to state that it is the position of MPS that the War on Women is real, and it is but one front in the Theocrats’ overall War on Democracy.)

The War on Women, Cont.

(As regular readers know, our position at MPS is that there is a War on Women and it is waged by the Theocrats as one front on their War on Democracy.)

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So Greater Wingnuttia thinks that they have found the secret message to overcome their loss of the female vote following such disasters as the Legitimate Rape and the much ballyhooed Hobby Lobby Supreme Court Ruling, as well as the failure of single Republican in both houses to vote for the Minimum Wage Hike, or the Equal Pay legislation, and well, you know, for failing to reconfirm the Violence Against Women Act. No one member of Y’all Qaeda voted for any of these things. Not one.

So what is the secret strategy: to make The Pill an over-the-counter drug.

But here’s the catch: it then becomes your cost to buy your Rush Limbaugh Slut Pills, not the insurance company. Oh, and other birth control methods? IUDs, etc., which cost a lot more, will still cost a lot more and you will still have to petition your insurance company for them.

So once again, Wingnuttia: Thanks Boys, We Love It When You Do This. — The Dems

So How’s That Rebranding Workin’ For Ya, Reince?

War on Women, cont.

Holy Mary, Mother of Jeebus, what was Thom Tillis thinking:

Seven percent. A 7 percent pay raise. That’s what we passed this year for North Carolina teachers. That’s simple math. But math is lost on Sen. Hagan. She’s misleading you about me to hide her own partisan record. Kay Hagan votes with President Obama 96 percent of the time. She voted for $7 trillion in debt. That’s math too. And it’s the difference in this election.

Because, you know, the dames don’t unnerstan’ the maths, y’all.

The War on Women, Cont.

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It’s long been the position of this blog that there is a War on Women, and that it is a front in the larger War on Democracy being waged by the Xristian Xrazie Theocrats. Today, Tiger Beat on the Potomac (Thanks Charlie!) got their hands on a poll that sort of shows that Y’all Qaeda is truly loathed by women:

A detailed report commissioned by two major Republican groups — including one backed by Karl Rove — paints a dismal picture for Republicans, concluding female voters view the party as “intolerant,” “lacking in compassion” and “stuck in the past.”
Women are “barely receptive” to Republicans’ policies, and the party does “especially poorly” with women in the Northeast and Midwest, according to an internal Crossroads GPS and American Action Network report obtained by POLITICO…

…The report is blunt about the party’s problems. It says 49 percent of women view Republicans unfavorably, while just 39 percent view Democrats unfavorably.

…Female voters who care about the top four issues — the economy, health care, education and jobs — vote overwhelmingly for Democrats. Most striking, Democrats hold a 35-point advantage with female voters who care about jobs and a 26 percent advantage when asked which party is willing to compromise. House Republicans say jobs and the economy are their top priorities.

Meh. The skirts, whatchya gonna do, boys?

The groups suggest a three-pronged approach to turning around their relationship with women. First, they suggest the GOP “neutralize the Democrats’” attack that Republicans don’t support fairness for women. They suggest Republican lawmakers criticize Democrats for “growing government programs that encourage dependency rather than opportunities to get ahead.” That message tested better than explaining that the GOP supports a number of policies that could help fairness for women.

So the old tactic of baffling the broads with bullshit, eh, and then attacking the Safety Net. Yeah, that’ll work.

Two policies former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor promoted as a way to make inroads with middle-class women and families — charter schools and flexible work schedules — were actually the least popular policies among female voters.

Seriously, they thought that Gender Studies Scholar Iago was on to something? Cutting public education and cutting overtime pay were the way to women’s hearts? Why not just go through the chest, boys?

One bright spot is among married women. Married women without a college degree view Republicans favorably, the polling shows. Married women prefer a Republican over a Democrat, 48 percent to 38 percent.

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So… If you keep ‘em dumb and married, you got them locked-in to vote for you! Say, that’s your policy goal anyway, so there’s the win-win solution!

Rand Paul Keeps On Running…

…away from his previous positions.

Rand Paul wants to be left alone

“When you’re in the neonatal nursery and you’ve got a one-pound baby, everybody acknowledges that that baby has rights, the Bill of Rights applies to that baby and nobody can hurt that baby. It’s a one-pound baby. But a week before, even a full-term seven-pound baby has no rights, according to the way people are looking at it, and I think that is a big mistake.”

– Famous plagiarist, Ayn Rand Fanboi, likely 2016 Goat Rodeo Contender and Hair Club for Men most wanted list designate Sen. Aqua Buddha, who recently said that he wouldn’t try to knock down Roe V. Wade, you know, when he was NOT talking to the Xristians. He has introduced Personhood legislation in Congress, which his idol Ayn Rand would hate.

The GOP Rebranding, Cont.

As Opus once said, you can lead a yak to water, but you cannot make a silk purse out of a pig-in-a-poke.

Today’s silk purse is brought to us by God’s Own Party’s favorite marketing whiz kid Kellyann Conway. Kellyann Conway also counts as one of her clients Todd Akin, so you know that she is really good at marketing. Kellyann Conway is working on helping to rebrand Wingnuttia away from their War on Women image that they have worked so hard to cultivate that even über genius Fire’em All Fiorina couldn’t shake on Fox News. Way to go towards the light, Kellyann!

Anyway, Kellyann Conway wants Republicans to talk a little less about legitimate rape and abortion and a little more about Women’s Health, which Kellyann Conway tells us means osteoporosis or breast cancer. So when the Dims start in on Women’s Health, Wingnuts should pivot to bones and boobs, and away from slut pills and baby-killing.

Kellyann Conway also wants Republicans to never mention the word rape again. So I guess you can lead a yak to water?

Here’s Your Eggs With a Side of Stupid

“You see, the Bible makes it clear that Adam’s sin affected the whole universe. This means that any aliens would also be affected by Adam’s sin, but because they are not Adam’s descendants, they can’t have salvation,” he explained. “Jesus did not become the ‘GodKlingon’ or the ‘GodMartian’! Only descendants of Adam can be saved. God’s Son remains the ‘Godman’ as our Savior.”

–Theocrat Ken Ham, Answers in Genesis pride and joy, explaining to us that space Aliens are going to Hell, and that’s why we should defund NASA.

(More proof that the War on Women is driven by Xristian Xrazie fundamentalism. They will never, Never, NEVER stop blaming women for Original Sin.)