Posts Tagged GOP

Memo to Robert Ehrlich: We already know Romney’s “real views”

Oh, puhlease. Think Progress caught this interview last night on CNN where Robert Ehrlich, Mitt Romney’s Maryland campaign chair, was asked about Romney’s “women problem” with the polls (in short, the majority of them don’t vote for him), to which he responded that Democrats are using Santorum’s verbage to confuse voters with Romney, adding:

When you have the one-on-one general election, and they see again and are reminded of, Governor Romney’s real views, that gender gap will dissipate rather quickly.

Aside from the fact that he’s basically saying that Democrats are liars and women are too clueless to know Romney’s “real views” on issues they care about, it’s no news that Romney is anti-choice,

Oh, puhlease. Think Progress caught this interview last night on CNN where Robert Ehrlich, Mitt Romney’s Maryland campaign chair, was asked about Romney’s “women problem” with the polls (in short, the majority of ...

Southern Tuesday: Election Recap

Mitt Romney still can’t close the deal with GOP primary voters.

It feels like I’ve been writing this same line over and over the past few months.  Last night on Southern Tuesday, Mississippi and Alabama cast votes for their Republican nominee.  Rick Santorum came out on top in both contests. Newt Gingrich (who overperforms in the southern states) came in second.  And Mitt Romney, third in both states.

At this stage in the game, 27 states have voted.  Mitt Romney has been considered the frontrunner the entire time — with a few moments of weakness when other candidates surged ahead temporarily, but he has significantly more money and his SuperPAC floods the airwaves in each state with negative ads attacking opponents. ...

Mitt Romney still can’t close the deal with GOP primary voters.

It feels like I’ve been writing this same line over and over the past few months.  Last night on Southern Tuesday, Mississippi and Alabama cast votes for ...

Arizona bill would force employees to prove they’re not using birth control for sex


Not to be used for sex. (If you want your benefits, that is.)

Why? Because it’s Arizona:

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 6-2 Monday to endorse a controversial bill that would allow Arizona employers the right to deny health insurance coverage for contraceptives based on religious objections.

Arizona House Bill 2625, authored by Majority Whip Debbie Lesko, R-Glendale, would permit employers to ask their employees for proof of medical prescription if they seek contraceptives for non-reproductive purposes, such as hormone control or acne treatment.

Virginity tests for everyone! Because let’s be real, this bill is pretty much on the brink of it. Erin at Jezebel also points out that because Arizona is an at-will employment state, employers could just ...


Not to be used for sex. (If you want your benefits, that is.)

Why? Because it’s Arizona:

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 6-2 Monday to endorse a controversial bill that would allow Arizona employers the ...

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Rick Santorum: Single mothers “breed” criminals

From the Rick Santorm archives, new foolishness emerges. As unearthed by the good people at Mother Jones, in 1994 when Santorum was running for Senate in Pennsylvania he boldly asserted that single moms were the downfall of the United States. At a town hall in Clairton, Pennsylvania, Santorum said:

“Most people agree a continuation of the current [welfare] system will be the ruination of this country. We are seeing it. We are seeing the fabric of this country fall apart, and it’s falling apart because of single moms.”

Santorum made this point in the context of government spending and moralizing about women’s life choices, but he went further to make a ridiculous assertion about single motherhood and crime, telling the Philadelphia Inquirer that ...

From the Rick Santorm archives, new foolishness emerges. As unearthed by the good people at Mother Jones, in 1994 when Santorum was running for Senate in Pennsylvania he boldly asserted that single moms were the downfall ...

Super Tuesday recap: Mitt rolls on

Last night was hardly the decisive Super Tuesday victory of years past, but it seems this morning, after last night’s Ohio haze, that Mitt Romney has pulled ahead in the Republican primary.

Here’s how it broke down last night: Mitt Romney won Alaska, Idaho, Massachusetts, Ohio (by a very small margin, it seems), Vermont, Virgina and Wyoming. Rick Santorum won North Dakota, Oklahoma and Tennessee. And Newt Gingrich, making a point of not bowing out, won Georgia.

So what does this mean, other than the fact that this interminable GOP primary season rolls on? By most accounts, it’s becoming increasingly evident that Mitt Romney will be the Republican nominee, though likely not formally and finally for some time yet. ...

Last night was hardly the decisive Super Tuesday victory of years past, but it seems this morning, after last night’s Ohio haze, that Mitt Romney has pulled ahead in the Republican primary.

Here’s how it broke down ...

URGENT ACTION: Stop the GOP war on women!

It’s almost the end of the day, but your work isn’t done yet, folks.

As Vanessa mentioned yesterday, Congressman Joe Pitts has yet another anti-abortion-funding bill. And the House leadership is pushing it through at warp speed. Nevermind jobs! Economy shmeckonomy! Wall street regulations be darned! Keeping women from using their health insurance to, you know, get health care is at the top o’ the agenda.

H.R. 358, the so-called “Protect Life Act” is an intensified remix of the Stupak-Pitts Amendment on which it is modeled. It would do a few things:

End abortion coverage in state health care exchanges, the public marketplaces for health insurance starting in 2014 under the Affordable Care Act. Eventually, most people are ...

It’s almost the end of the day, but your work isn’t done yet, folks.

As Vanessa mentioned yesterday, Congressman Joe Pitts has yet another anti-abortion-funding bill. And the House leadership is pushing it through at warp speed. ...

Guest Post: Latest GOP debate features flip flops and falsities

By Silpa Kovvali

So, before I get started, I think it’s important to preface my debate analysis by saying it sucks. Shouting “BEHOLD, RIDICULOUS PEOPLE SAYING RIDICULOUS THINGS” makes me feel superior and all, but it doesn’t offer a challenge or the chance to change my mind or mature. And I’m not the only American of voting age. 225 million lost opportunities are just some of the many reasons why last night was bad for our country.

These candidates have legitimate differences of opinion, and that some of them have beliefs other reasonably-minded people hold. I would have enjoyed watching a Republican Primary debate that addressed these differences in a well-informed, rigorous, non-personal fashion. I would have enjoyed hashing out those viewpoints ...

By Silpa Kovvali

So, before I get started, I think it’s important to preface my debate analysis by saying it sucks. Shouting “BEHOLD, RIDICULOUS PEOPLE SAYING RIDICULOUS THINGS” makes me feel superior and all, but it doesn’t offer ...

Wisconsin defunds Planned Parenthood; NineteenPercent breaks down the bullshit

Today, Governor Scott Walker signed the bill that will defund Planned Parenthood and other Title X clinics from the state budget. So remember the bad-ass video blogger on Beyonce’s latest song that was all over the internets some weeks ago? Well, we’re thrilled to announce Feministing has asked NineteenPercent to join the team as our new vlogger — and her commentary on the GOP’s attacks on Planned Parenthood couldn’t come at a better time. Check it.

Approximate transcript after the jump.

Today, Governor Scott Walker signed the bill that will defund Planned Parenthood and other Title X clinics from the state budget. So remember the bad-ass video blogger on Beyonce’s latest song that was ...

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