DWS: I desperately hope women’s issues come up in the debate

posted at 1:21 pm on October 16, 2012 by Mary Katharine Ham

All right, she said “fully expect,” but I think “desperately hope” probably characterizes the sentiment better since yesterday’s Gallup poll found President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney tied with women likely voters.

“I think they quite naturally will be a part of the debate, particularly because of the way the format is set up,” DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz told TPM on a conference call about women’s issues Monday. “Given that it’s a town hall, and you have a moderator who’s essentially just facilitating the questions and the flow of discussion, I would fully expect these issues to come up because given that the audience is going to include a number of women who share the same concerns that we do, that those questions would be put to the candidates.”

DWS attributes the race’s tightening among women to the fact that contraception didn’t take up its rightful 74 percent of the debate time in Denver. I assume it will come up in some form tonight, if only because Obama will be anxious to steer the conversation that direction. Exorbitant news coverage of the issue, sometimes to the exclusion of all else, means it’s likely worked itself into even late-deciders’ understanding of the race, so I suppose that means there’s a higher likelihood of women’s-issue questions from swing voters or from moderator Candy Crowley, who covers domestic politics.

But does this one-pronged outreach work for the women Obama needs to decide in his favor right now? I’d argue no, but let’s let Melinda Henneberg explain. She’s the author of the “She the People” blog at the Washington Post:

But from what I can tell, the Obama team’s effort to make sure women aren’t abandoning the president en masse seems mostly to be focused on still more talk about choice.

The president and his surrogates gleefully pounced on Mitt Romney’s supposed attempt to fool women into thinking he supports abortion rights, though that’s not what I heard him say. And the first lady looked like she was going to cry when she talked on the stump this week about how reliably, solidly and down-to-the-bone pro-choice her husband is.

But since women are as closely divided as the population as a whole is on the abortion issue — with 49 to 45 percent favoring abortion rights, according to a recent USA Today-Gallup survey – the appeal to us has got to be significantly bigger than that.
In fact, the moderate, late-deciding, majority-female swing voters who the campaign still needs to reach at this point are not really the best audience for the one-note message that even the most casual news consumer must have fully grasped by now.

Or, as E.M. Zanotti puts it, “Lady voters voting with lady parts may actually be voting for Mitt Romney:”

Shocking, I know. Women don’t like to be patronized and bought off with a carrot of free birth control from their religious employer dangled in front of them, are smart enough to have a detailed understanding of complex domestic issues (particularly those that impact their family’s bottom line directly), and the capacity for both empathy and analysis. I realize this is shocking to the Vagina Voter Squad, who routinely limit the female intellect to crotch- and empty-uterus-based considerations, but it’s true. I mean, I’m sure putting Paul Ryan in skintight golf shirts has helped, but it appears the change in polling has been almost entirely based on the fact that women critically evaluate candidates and their plans.

And, what if by some chance women’s issues didn’t come up with the questioners in the audience? Obama will no doubt pivot to them after getting a mostly unrelated question from a female voter. Then, you have a scenario in which President This Is What a Feminist Looks Like ironically reduces a grown, sentient woman on national TV to, well, her lady parts.

But who could blame him? The very hip lady co-creator of “The Daily Show,” Lizz Winstead, thinks women are nothing but a uterus, so why should he think any differently? Observe your official content warning for this video from LadyPartsJustice.com, and tell me whether you think it will appeal to moderate, late-deciding women:

The intro video for the site— the first impression it wants to give you— features a fleshy simulated uterus smacking a purported Congressman in the face. Because I know, when I’m making my political arguments, prosthetic sexual organs are always key. Makes it a tad awkward in a bar after work, but hey, whatever I can do for the cause.

Meanwhile, American Crossroads is taking a different approach, with $11 million behind it in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia:

The ad campaign, set to begin Tuesday and run for a week in eight closely contested states, is part of a big push in the final three weeks before the Nov. 6 election…

The ad, “Sack It,” shows a woman watching one of Obama’s campaign commercials. “Mr. President, here’s what I want to know,” she says, asking about the jobs he has promised and wondering what the federal spending he has pushed for has produced.

She ends by saying, “My family can’t afford another four years like this.” The line echoes a theme Romney has repeated several times on the campaign trail in recent weeks — “We can’t afford four more years like the last for years.”

But how will they get the message without flying uteri?

Exit question (Allahpundit ™): Which party is backing a wife-beater for Congress in Ohio? Yeah.


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Seven Percent Solution on October 16, 2012 at 1:23 PM

No worries candy has dear leader’s back

cmsinaz on October 16, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Women’s issues. Like adult children living at home because their overpriced college education is not help in getting them employed in this economy?

forest on October 16, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Jeeez….you have got to be kidding me…

jimver on October 16, 2012 at 1:27 PM

As long as her lady parts don’t come up I’m cool with that.

eyedoc on October 16, 2012 at 1:27 PM

I think DWS is really a man…..

A really stupid man…..

redguy on October 16, 2012 at 1:27 PM

MiTT: Mr. President, why have you been such an advocate for partical Birth Abortion?

kingsjester on October 16, 2012 at 1:27 PM

But how will they get the message without flying uteri?

Walking veejayjays?

BobMbx on October 16, 2012 at 1:27 PM

“I feel fabulous,” Mr. Obama answered with a smile, according to a pool report. “Look at this beautiful day.”…

“Is Hillary to blame for Benghazi?” came the final inquiry yelled at Mr. Obama.

Mr. Obama did not respond and walked way.

Hey Debbie, how do you think women like a Wussus Maximus?

Schadenfreude on October 16, 2012 at 1:27 PM

You can see it in the Pennsylvania polls. If the President loses college educated women on the Main Line, he loses Pennsylvania. If he can hold on to them, he wins.

What’s that tell you about tonight’s debate? ABORTION! MORE ABORTION!

MTF on October 16, 2012 at 1:27 PM

She looks like a turtle.

RobertMN on October 16, 2012 at 1:27 PM

Problem for DWS is that most women share the same concerns as men; the families financial security, well being and a bright future for their children. Mr. Obama has not delivered on those for anybody irrespective of gender.

Marcus Traianus on October 16, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Fox just said that tonight’s debate rules are going to be changed.

Schadenfreude on October 16, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Women’s issues? Like when powerful men force their female underlings to take the blame for their failures?

Kataklysmic on October 16, 2012 at 1:28 PM

RobertMN, don’t insult turtles.

Schadenfreude on October 16, 2012 at 1:29 PM

If the woman’s issue is brought up, Mitt should ask how many women are out of work because of bho’s policies? Mitt, ask how much does the gas and food cost the women buys since bho was elected? Mitt ask do you still have your nice home since bho was elected? Mitt could go on and on to give women things to think about, and it isn’t all about if you do or do not have the feds pay for your bc!
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letget on October 16, 2012 at 1:29 PM

Yes, the women’s aspect is a vital cog to obama’s election. it’s been great to force funding for birth control and abortions on all women regardless of your relgious belief. All women support abortion and birth control.

It’s also a great selling point for his foriegn policy positions. The arab spring has been great for women. Islamists are great for women’s right including minor things such as education, legal rights, polygamy, gang rapes and genital mutilation. Women are much better off in the middle east than they were before obama starting supporting the muslim brotherhood and the various islamist splinter groups. These groups are so much more progressive than those nasty Isrealis.

acyl72 on October 16, 2012 at 1:29 PM

Sure, why not? Romney was able to refute the Ebeneezer Scrooge fake persona Obama tried to tar him with in the first debate. Now he can effectively end the so-called war on women tonight.

Doughboy on October 16, 2012 at 1:29 PM

He threw Hillary under the bus, the eunuch!!! That’s a “women’s issue”.

Schadenfreude on October 16, 2012 at 1:29 PM

I love that picture of DWS! Looks like she is trying to convince cult members to don their gym shoes in anticipation of catching the next approaching comet.

St Gaudens on October 16, 2012 at 1:29 PM

Kataklysmic on October 16, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Nice.+

Mimzey on October 16, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Blacks are too stupid to know how to vote properly, and wymyns only think about v@ginas 24/7…yeah, that’s one hell of a political messaging system them Dems got there. For people who obsess day and night about messaging they don’t seem to have a Fluking clue about anything.

NotCoach on October 16, 2012 at 1:30 PM

That little jiggle you felt just now was all the women suffragettes of the past spinning in their graves.

Lily on October 16, 2012 at 1:30 PM

BREAKING:

SCOTUS approves distribution of free condoms at polling sites; Free Rubbers = Free Speech; cannot be located within 50 feet of Viagra dispensers

BobMbx on October 16, 2012 at 1:30 PM

I realize this is shocking to the Vagina Voter Squad, who routinely limit the female intellect to crotch- and empty-uterus-based considerations, but it’s true.

Heh. I wonder if the Dems will start using giant inflatable phallic symbols as a means to convince male voters to “vote like your daddy parts depend on it” and have dudes galavant around in big pen!s suits. I’m sure that would be a real winning strategy…..er./

ted c on October 16, 2012 at 1:31 PM

There are no words that describe the loathing that I feel when I see a DWS thread. This woman is…vile.

ShadowsPawn on October 16, 2012 at 1:31 PM

She looks like she’s being goosed.

kingsjester on October 16, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Of course it is going to come up…and MSM will assure it does even if Candy has to twist a question to do it.

CoffeeLover on October 16, 2012 at 1:31 PM

And, what if by some chance women’s issues did’t [sic]come up with the questioners in the audience?

Really? With Candy Crowley as the moderator and the one choosing the questions you think this would happen? Hell, if need be Crowley will formulate the question and attribute it to a plant.

Mitoch55 on October 16, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Right Debbie . . . then he can tell everyone how he let a woman take the hit for him and accepted the blame for latest terrorist attack on our embassy. Keeping in mind that he is where the buck should have stopped.

rplat on October 16, 2012 at 1:32 PM

The poor thing. Words just stumble out of her mouth.

OhEssYouCowboys on October 16, 2012 at 1:33 PM

DWS attributes the race’s tightening among women to the fact that contraception didn’t take up its rightful 74 percent of the debate time in Denver.

Since when were national security and deficit spending NOT womens’ issues? Seriously, it is not all dancing vaginas and expecting the Pope to pay for contraception for law students at Catholic universities.

Happy Nomad on October 16, 2012 at 1:33 PM

ShadowsPawn on October 16, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Yes she sure is! It is a toss up as who is the most ‘vile’ dws or cutter? Both are lying harpies!
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letget on October 16, 2012 at 1:33 PM

the first impression it wants to give you— features a fleshy simulated uterus smacking a purported Congressman in the face. Because I know, when I’m making my political arguments, prosthetic sexual organs are always key.

heh, nothing says “you’ve won this debate, girl” like scoring a TKO with a faux fallopian tube…..//

ted c on October 16, 2012 at 1:33 PM

Hey Romney, here’s an answer for the abortion question:

I do not believe in or support abortion, but abortion is legal by law. And I will defend all the laws on the books, unlike President Obama, who believes he can tell the Department of Justice which laws to uphold and which to ignore according to his own personal likes and dislikes.

The Rogue Tomato on October 16, 2012 at 1:33 PM

Exactly what possible debate topic isn’t a “women’s issue”?

emz35 on October 16, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Yes I hope these “issues” ARE brought up. I would love to see Romney turn to Obamao and ask him, “…so how DID this whole question about contraceptives come up? Because before it was asked by a moderator in a debate during the primary, I had never said one thing word contraceptives. I did not say at the time, nor have I EVER stated that I wanted to take away or ban contraceptives of any kind.

And then have him point out that the entire “issue” was a total fabrication from the start, and that Romney has NO intention of acting in any way against contraceptives.

Meople on October 16, 2012 at 1:34 PM

I only give a damn about what matters to the survival of America and Americans. Enough pandering to these ‘interest groups’ already. ENOUGH!

natasha333 on October 16, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Oh, I hope so too, so all the ladies out there can see how laser focused this administration is on getting women back to work, getting homes back above water, getting the kids a chance at some part time work, getting the price of groceries and gas down.

How fast does DWS want women to run to Romney?

mojowt on October 16, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Hell, if need be Crowley will formulate the question and attribute it to a plant.

Mitoch55 on October 16, 2012 at 1:32 PM

How would one know?
These people are desperate. They know if they lose they are back in the dustbin of history for the next 100 years. They will kill their own if need be.

Mimzey on October 16, 2012 at 1:35 PM

I don’t usually like to buy in to the “ugly” oriented name calling reserved for lib women, even when I agree. Unfortunately, it’s very hard not to think “Jar Jar Binks” every time I see a pic of DWS.

peski on October 16, 2012 at 1:35 PM

Do the Dems think that there are that many women in the U.S. just itching to have an abortion that this issue needs to be front and center?

Bitter Clinger on October 16, 2012 at 1:35 PM

It’ll all be lip service from Barackabama.

SouthernGent on October 16, 2012 at 1:35 PM

Debbie, is Barry hiding behind Hillary’s skirt a woman’s issue? Just askin’.

Marxism is for dummies on October 16, 2012 at 1:36 PM

SQUIRREL

Red Cloud on October 16, 2012 at 1:36 PM

Yes I hope these “issues” ARE brought up. I would love to see Romney turn to Obamao and ask him, “…so how DID this whole question about contraceptives come up? Because before it was asked by a moderator in a debate during the primary, I had never said one thing about contraceptives. I did not say at the time, nor have I EVER stated that I wanted to take away or ban contraceptives of any kind.

And then have him point out that the entire “issue” was a total fabrication from the start, and that Romney has NO intention of acting in any way against contraceptives.

Meople on October 16, 2012 at 1:36 PM

Fox just said that tonight’s debate rules are going to be changed.

Schadenfreude on October 16, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Please keep us informed.

pambi on October 16, 2012 at 1:36 PM

And I will defend all the laws on the books, unlike President Obama, who believes he can tell the Department of Justice which laws to uphold and which to ignore according to his own personal likes and dislikes.

The Rogue Tomato on October 16, 2012 at 1:33 PM

Nice…if only it would happen.

Mimzey on October 16, 2012 at 1:36 PM

Problem for DWS is that most women share the same concerns as men; the families financial security, well being and a bright future for their children. Mr. Obama has not delivered on those for anybody irrespective of gender.

Marcus Traianus on October 16, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Financial security? What has that to do with what the lil’ darlins’ apparently care about???

Seriously, here in Virginia there is a really annoying ad for Obama where some woman named Cynthia whines that Mitt Romney wants women dead because he isn’t in full support of Planned Parenthood. Apparently lady parts are the only thing women care about. Just look at the ads.

Happy Nomad on October 16, 2012 at 1:37 PM

I hope they do come up. So Mitt can expose the lies they are telling about that too!!!!

Seriously, she can not hope that Romney will somehow say he is against contraception… which he is NOT against in any way. And that he can single handedly over turn Roe v. Wade with the stoke of a pen… which he can’t and wouldn’t!!!!!

It is unbelieveable that some Democrats seem to actually believe their own lies.

Putting words in Mitt’s mouth worked until he was there to say… that’s not my plan, he had to say it three times, but that made it all the more powerful.

So, please, in the debate, accuse Mitt of having positions he doesn’t have, and let him tell the truth over and over.

Yes, I hope that happens too!!!

And then they will say he flip flopped… because he didn’t tell their lies!

petunia on October 16, 2012 at 1:37 PM

OT (and isn’t it good to get off the topic of DWS?):

Biden wrong at the debate again: looks like the troops could stay in Afghanistan past 2014.

http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/10/16/state_department_official_negotiations_to_extend_us_troop_presence_in_afghanistan_s

mwbri on October 16, 2012 at 1:37 PM

As I said on another thread:

Crowley would be foolish to work on the war at women meme. Why give Romney a chance to destroy the strawman in front of a national audience. What is there in Romney’s campaign that would support the accusation? I haven’t found it. It does take issue with HHS trampling the rights of religious organizations. It probably points out the silliness of mandating a $120 a cost for contraception being paid in full by insurance companies so you can fund your desire for inconsequecial sex.

But those are bad things for the One – as it points to the lie that is the war on women. So I think it would be stupid to go there as it would remove another veil off a very ugly Obama campaign.

Zomcon JEM on October 16, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Fluke Hillary. She throws herself under the bus, the night bef. a crucial debate, asking all others to remain apolitical. May the biatch go under with Obama. She’s as dumb as her boss at 3:00a.m., it turns out.

Clinton agreed with the need to keep the Benghazi tragedy out of politics.

“I know that we’re very close to an election,” Clinton told CNN. “I want to just take a step back here and say from my own experience, we are at our best as Americans when we pull together. I’ve done that with Democratic presidents and Republican presidents.”

Schadenfreude on October 16, 2012 at 1:38 PM

DWS: I We’re desperately hope women’s issues come up in the debate

bgibbs1000 on October 16, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Misogynists in the White House and in Democrats’ staff offices.
But look! A squirrel!

22044 on October 16, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Debbie, is Barry hiding behind Hillary’s skirt a woman’s issue? Just askin’.

Marxism is for dummies on October 16, 2012 at 1:36 PM

Hillary wears pants suits. And is far more of a man than the rat-eared coward.

Happy Nomad on October 16, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Only stupid women will vote for Obama.

Schadenfreude on October 16, 2012 at 1:39 PM

The last thing I want to hear about … or even think about is DWS’s lady parts.

Axion on October 16, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Oh yeah… and the other silly lie… Mitt wants to stop screening for cancer.

Seriously, let’s accuse him of that too! I dare you!

petunia on October 16, 2012 at 1:40 PM

The Democrats treat women as little life-support systems for vaginas, but Republicans hate women, or something.

CDeb on October 16, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Obama once addressed a woman reporter as “sweetie.” Will he address Candy Crowley as “sweetie?”

jintrabar on October 16, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Why do you think DWS is always gesturing how wide her hoo haa is?

loudmouth883 on October 16, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Someone should ask Obamuh why he stepped aside and allowed Hillary Clinton and Susan Rice to get thrown under the bus for the Benghazi debacle. A real man would not allow women to take the fall for him. And a real President would take responsibility for everything that happens under his watch. I think you can do the math on Obamuh.

stukinIL4now on October 16, 2012 at 1:41 PM

peski on October 16, 2012 at 1:35 PM

You be the judge:

Jar Jar
http://www.alienstoner.com/images/JarJarAfterSeeingSebulbaAgain.jpg

DWS
http://media.hotair.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/dws-happy.jpg

peski on October 16, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Lady parts. Wait, shes no lady.

Philly on October 16, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Schadenfreude on October 16, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Hillary can say what ever to reporters. Hillary is not in the debate. Obama is. Any questions about it have to be answered by him.

If it doesn’t come up… people will notice. Candy and CNN will look very biased.

And the next day everyone will ask why. He is the President… no speech, no news conference nothing. He looks more guilty the less he talks about it.

petunia on October 16, 2012 at 1:43 PM

She’s also suggested that Republicans don’t “respect the judgement of women in America” during a press conference with EMILY’s List president Stephanie Schriock, who said Republicans “want to send us so far back we’re going to be in the kitchen.”

I’ve been in the kitchen a heck of a lot more since Obama was elected due to unemployment.

Cindy Munford on October 16, 2012 at 1:44 PM

An economy in tatters, militant islam going nuts all over the world, record unemployment and poverty here at home.

DWS’s big issue?

Abortion.

Please li’l bammie….run with abortion tonight….lmao.

Tim_CA on October 16, 2012 at 1:44 PM

Really? With Candy Crowley as the moderator and the one choosing the questions you think this would happen?

Mitoch55 on October 16, 2012

Sure, but I would have assumed the same of Lehrer and Raddatz, and yet Lehrer never mentioned “women’s issues” and Raddatz barely did, except by way of asking about faith. Ryan and Biden both answered about abortion after that. There’s no reason Crowley couldn’t end up surprising as well, even if you think it’s unlikely.

Mary Katharine Ham on October 16, 2012 at 1:44 PM

The same women who would vote “for their lady parts” would walk right out of the polling booth and start criticizing men for thinking with their P*en!$ while remaining completely oblivious to their own hypocrisy……

/truth

ted c on October 16, 2012 at 1:44 PM

OH… and yeah they are worried or she wouldn’t have said anything it makes it awkward for Mitt to bring it up maybe, but if Candy asks… what American really wants to know about, Obama has to answer.

petunia on October 16, 2012 at 1:44 PM

Mesuh want talkin’ ’bout lady parts.

~Jar Jar Shultz

Joe Mama on October 16, 2012 at 1:45 PM

HERE’S HOW ROMNEY EASILY HANDLES THE ABORTION QUESTION:

“Most of you know that I personally oppose abortion. However, unlike President Obama, I don’t believe in imposing my personal beliefs on the American people via Executive Order. If you elect me, I am going to pursue a national referendum on the subject of abortion. Of course I will do what I can to convince the American people that my way of thinking is best. Others will argue their point of view. We will then put the subject to a vote and see what the majority of Americans believe.

We live in a Republic. If you elect me President, you elect me to represent the wishes of the American people, you do not elect a King who imposes his will upon you. Let’s have a serious discussion on this divisive issue and see what America thinks.

I believe that when it comes to the issue of Abortion, we need to govern from the outside in…”

mitchellvii on October 16, 2012 at 1:45 PM

I suppose that means there’s a higher likelihood of women’s-issue questions from swing voters or from moderator Candy Crowley, who covers domestic politics.

Somehow methinks Candy Crowley doesn’t worry much about contraception.

Steve Z on October 16, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Why are those who are the least likely to have an opportunity to engage in any kind of sexual activity the most likely to pound the table the hardest about matters of contraception and abortion?

This has always been a mystery to me.

OhEssYouCowboys on October 16, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Since DWS is probably helping Candy ‘select’ the questions, I’m sure that the ‘war on women’ narrative will come up.

slickwillie2001 on October 16, 2012 at 1:47 PM

I don’t see how rational, American adults are swayed by the childish arguments the left uses. But, I guess there in lies the problem. Obama’s not looking for rational adults, but Ideologues & morons. It takes a very shortsighted individual to accept the idea of “Women’s Rights”, the way the left presents them. How you can listen to them & not feel insulted or talked down to, is beyond me.
Update for those following:How to take on the Enemy media & Win: http://paratisiusa.blogspot.com/2012/09/an-open-letter-to-those-who-should-know.html?spref=tw

God Bless America!

paratisi on October 16, 2012 at 1:50 PM

ANOTHER LINE ROMNEY COULD USE:

“After all, abortion is not a question of morality. Abortion is a question of fairness. What is fair to the mother and what is fair to the unborn child? The unborn child has a lifetime of living, creating, loving and laughter on the line. If the mother is willing to give the child up for adoption, she has 9 months invested. A lifetime vs 9 months. Who is contributing their fair share?”

mitchellvii on October 16, 2012 at 1:51 PM

features a fleshy simulated uterus smacking a purported Congressman in the face.

Can I buy a ticket to this ride?

lorien1973 on October 16, 2012 at 1:53 PM

HERE’S HOW ROMNEY EASILY HANDLES THE ABORTION QUESTION:

“Most of you know that I personally oppose abortion. However, unlike President Obama, I don’t believe in imposing my personal beliefs on the American people via Executive Order. If you elect me, I am going to pursue a national referendum on the subject of abortion. Of course I will do what I can to convince the American people that my way of thinking is best. Others will argue their point of view. We will then put the subject to a vote and see what the majority of Americans believe.

Probably not a good answer. A better answer would be:

“Most of you know that I personally oppose abortion, but it has been legal since 1973. If you want an abortion, you can get one if you pay for it. But for all you women out there who have given birth to children, do you want the Federal Government taking your money to pay for someone else’s abortion, or do you prefer keeping that money to feed your family?”

Steve Z on October 16, 2012 at 1:54 PM

Which of your “lady parts” has a tiny little penis attached to it?

RBMN on October 16, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Obama, focused like a laser of the lady parts

Archivarix on October 16, 2012 at 1:55 PM

I hope “men’s” issues come up. You know, all those important issues that don’t involve genitals. Like the economy, national security, taxes, job growth, foreign policy, and each candidate’s stance on the all important Big Bird issue.

Scrappy on October 16, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Gallup Romney +4

rubberneck on October 16, 2012 at 1:56 PM

At least they used an attractive woman in the ad and not DWS; that would’ve been viewer abuse of the worst order.

And, yes, she did get f**ked and, last I checked, that’s how she ended up in the stirrups talking about killing a baby. Bless her heart. /

TXUS on October 16, 2012 at 1:56 PM

Mary Katharine Ham on October 16, 2012 at 1:44 PM

I definitely think that Raddatz’s question was to continue the “war on women” theme. Just because she wrapped up in faith, it was still a nod to Obama.

Cindy Munford on October 16, 2012 at 1:56 PM

The women I know Debbie,

cannot stand you- and regret that you are a prominent political figure.

You only represent only your side. Keep that in mind.

FlaMurph on October 16, 2012 at 1:56 PM

“Most of you know that I personally oppose abortion, but it has been legal since 1973. If you want an abortion, you can get one if you pay for it. But for all you women out there who have given birth to children, do you want the Federal Government taking your money to pay for someone else’s abortion, or do you prefer keeping that money to feed your family?”

Steve Z on October 16, 2012 at 1:54 PM

BINGO!!!

TXUS on October 16, 2012 at 1:57 PM

DWS: I desperately hope women’s issues come up in the debate

After throwing Hillary under the bus…

Yeah, ‘cuz he soooooo cares about wimmins.

Resist We Much on October 16, 2012 at 1:58 PM

Hey! Did someone say “War on Women”??? I’ve got ya a “War on Women.”

In January 2009, the number of women employed was: 67.007m

In September 2012, the number of women employed was: 64.670m

In January 2009, the number of unemployed women was: 4.845m

In September 2012, the number of unemployed women was: 5.111m

The percentage change in the number of women employed between January 2009 and September 2012 has been a DECREASE of 3.488%.

The percentage change in the number of women unemployed between January 2009 and September 2012 has been an INCREASE of 5.49%.

Resist We Much on October 16, 2012 at 1:59 PM

I hope it comes up as well. And I hope that people start to see Obozo for what he is – a man who would throw a fetus OR a baby in a closet and let it die.

KMC1 on October 16, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Let’s remember one other thing about tonight’s debate. Three weeks out from the election there is no such thing as an undecided voter. These may be “persuadable” voters but they already know who they are apt to vote for based on whether they are looking for maintaining the status quo or want change.

Short of Romney pulling an Akin and starts yammering about legitimate rape and the ability for women to turn off pregnancy in case of rape- This is not going to be a game-changer issue at the debate or in the election.

Happy Nomad on October 16, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Are you going to wear your Code Pink Vagina outfit to the debate, DWS? You are chicken poop if you don’t. If your going to go, go all the way. Don’t half step or chicken out now. Do It! Take the lead. Show people you really are passionate about your beliefs. Show us you are serious. My daughters have no idea how this really feels, so it is up to you, and you alone, to show them how much the woman’s parts really do matter. Explain it to them. Show them where the pain starts. Point to it. Get someone to assist you in this. My God, I can’t believe you are not full throttle on this. It is so important that you are the role model for my girls to look up to, and now you are a disappointment to them because you will not commit yourself to your beliefs. Show up.

Molonlabe2004 on October 16, 2012 at 2:00 PM

A preview from tonight’s debate:

Obama: I favor um full reproductive care for all uh women but um uh Mitt Romney he favors um making contraception um illegal.

Romney: Of course I don’t. I oppose making it mandatory to buy health insurance that covers contraception. People should be free to choose their own kind of coverage. If they want to buy insurance that covers contraception and the insurer will prove that kind of policy, they should have the right to do so.

Obama: You see uh he’s changing his position again. First um uh he wanted to make it illegal um and uh now he claims he doesn’t. Um um how can you trust someone who um um um changes his position like that?

PackerBronco on October 16, 2012 at 2:02 PM

I guess I’m a little confused.
I thought tonight’s debate was about foreign policy.
So what is it about tonight?
Everything via townhall forum?

Badger40 on October 16, 2012 at 2:02 PM

As a woman, let me tell you what I want:

As the wife of a nurse, I want PPACA gone. It has made the three years between my husband’s graduation and his employment as of this year a terrible struggle that didn’t have to happen.

As a mother of a teenager, I want college tuitions lowered. Not raising student financial aid can help with this.

As a technology professional for a school district, I want more local control of schools. If we aren’t paying 10 doily-counters to make sure our reports are OK for the Department of Education, we can actually afford to get laptops for the teachers that are under manufacturer’s warranty, that I don’t have to take a whole afternoon to fix.

As a sexually active wife, I can afford my own birth control, thankyouverymuch. I am insulted liberals would think they could buy my vote with birth control pills. Not only do they think my vote is for sale, they think they can get it so cheaply.

There’s your “womens’ issues, boys.

Sekhmet on October 16, 2012 at 2:03 PM

It’s the War on Wimminses – Part 27!!!

Maybe the Bangles will come out of retirement and update their famous hit-

Walk Like a Vajayjay

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on October 16, 2012 at 2:04 PM

Steve Z on October 16, 2012 at 1:54 PM

Oh! If the issue of abortion comes up, I hope that Romney can work in Obama’s comment about pregnancy being a punishment and/or Obama not voting against that IL law that allows hospitals to kill the living breathing human being who happens to survive an abortion.

If Obama wants to put himself out as standard-bearer for women he really needs to explain his own actions first.

Happy Nomad on October 16, 2012 at 2:05 PM

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