Barbara Boxer: Maybe Republicans just don’t like their moms or wives or something

posted at 2:41 pm on August 22, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

I’ve always thought of myself as a woman, but evidently, I’m not a real woman — I mean, how could I possibly vote Republican and still be a real woman at the same time? Apparently, caring more about the economy, jobs, and the deficit more than anything else, and happening to think that everybody should have to pay for their own medications, disqualifies me from the category of womanhood. At least, that’s the message I’m getting from Democrats telling me that there’s a “war on women” lately, like Sen. Barbara Boxer speaking at a Planned Parenthood event in California yesterday.

“There is a war against women, and Romney and Ryan — if they are elected — would become its top generals,” Boxer said calling Akin’s comments a “direct outgrowth” of the extreme positions on abortion held by Republicans.

“Where’s the outrage by Mitt Romney?” Boxer asked, “There is a sickness out there in the Republican Party, and I’m not kidding. Maybe they don’t like their moms or their first wives; I don’t know what it is.”

Call me crazy, but I place economic issues way higher on my list of priorities than I do all the flap over Akin’s comments. A valid issue it may certainly be, but a healthy, robust economy and a solvent federal government take precedence in my mind — a prosperous economy can cure all manner of material and social ills without government quibbling, and President Obama has failed spectacularly in promoting such an economy. Democrats know this all too well, which explains why they’re actively turning the “war on women” into a gigantic sideshow — anything to make Republicans look eeevil and encourage everyone to forget that the fiscal future of the United States hangs in the balance. They’re capitalizing on all the uproar by adding speakers addressing “women’s issues” to their convention’s lineup, and I’m sure they’re all to happy to do so:

The Democratic National Convention announced Wednesday that it is adding 10 women to the speaking line-up.

Three of them are expected to squarely address abortion and contraception: the president of the leading abortion rights advocacy group, Nancy Keenan of NARAL Pro-Choice America; the president of Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Cecile Richards; and Sandra Fluke, the former Georgetown University law student who has been a prominent advocate for President Barack Obama‘s decision to require most employers to cover contraception for free in their health plans. …

The Democratic convention will also feature Lilly Ledbetter, whose suit for pay discrimination was blocked by the Supreme Court, prompting Congress to pass legislation making it easier to sue. That law was, named for Ms. Ledbetter, was the first bill signed by Mr. Obama.


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