Saturday, April 7, 2012

Bombings, Reporting, and Feminists Will Trick You By Not Being Ugly

He-Man Woman Haters Club Report

With classism, racism, and homophobia already in the mix, why wouldn't the GOP add in some sexism too:
  • This week a Planned Parenthood clinic was bombed in Wisconsin.  The bomber has already confessed to the FBI that he did it "because they're killing babies there."  That makes it domestic terrorism.  It also makes it not surprising in the slightest.  The Republican Party has spent the last 40 years telling this country that abortion is genocide, and once again some nut has actually believed them.  Luckily this time no one died, but we haven't always been that lucky in the past, and as long as they continue that type of rhetoric we almost certainly won't be that lucky in the future.
  • President Obama is beating Mitt Romney in polling amongst women by more than 2-1, a gender gap that unless closed makes it mathematically impossible for Romney to win in November.  But don't worry, Romney's surrogates have a bunch of plans to fix this problem for him:
    • Governor Nikki Haley picks simple denial, going on The View to claim that women simply don't care about birth control.
    • Robert Ehrlich, Romney's Maryland campaign chair, went with promising that Romney would flip flop on his positions on Women's Issues in the General Election, saying that when women saw Romney's "real views" they'd like him.
    • And Romney himself says that he doesn't worry about it because his wife "reports to him" on what women care about.  So I'm sure he'll be fine.
  • The RNC has had enough too, with their spokesman saying that to say that Republicans are waging a war on women "borders on unpatriotic."  Don't worry though, calling women sluts and passing legislation to forcibly insert probes into their body against their will is still totally patriotic.
  • Finally, Phyllis Schlafly had some advice for students at the conservative Citadel Academy, namely “feminist is a bad word and everything they stand for is bad.”  But also to be very careful and "find out if your girlfriend is a feminist before you get too far into it. Some of them are pretty. They don’t all look like Bella Abzug.”

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