WHEN will women in America get it that although the Republican party ballyhoos women like Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann and Joni Ernst, it's camouflage for extremist, vicious, anti-woman ideology.
Today someone sent me a graphic with five other quotes in addition to the one at the top of this post by Republican officeholders and candidates. I had verified some of them before, but I checked them all out again on the myth-busting site, Snopes.com, and all of the quotes are legitimate.
(By the way, if you have some lovely, sensible grandparents who have traditionally been Republicans, and you're having trouble believing that they would ever have countenanced such awful views as you'll find below, you're right; this isn't what the Republican party used to be like, say, in the days of President Dwight Eisenhower and Iowa Governor Bob Ray, but it's what the party is now.)
Today isn't the first time, and unfortunately it's not likely to be the last, I've written on this topic. I went back through my blog history to find a chart from two years ago that, sad to say, is still relevant.
I've attached it below as well, all of which leads me to urge this: if you're a woman, or are married to a woman, or are a parent of a woman or girl, or have a mother or sister, or like and care about women in general or in particular — vote BLUE.
This button says it all.
|I want this on a T-shirt!! I'm seriously thinking of making some.|
"Rape is kinda like the weather. If it's inevitable, relax and enjoy it." — Clayton Williams ( R–TX)
"If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down." — Todd Akin (R–MO)
"Rape victims should make the best of a bad situation." — Rick Santorum (R–PA)
"In the emergency room they have what's called rape kits where a woman can get cleaned out." — Jodie Laubenberg (R–TX)
"If a woman has [the right to an abortion], why shouldn't a man be free to use his superior strength to force himself on a woman? At least the rapist's pursuit of sexual freedom doesn't [in most cases] result in anyone's death." — Lawrence Lockman (R–ME)