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Dispatches From The War On Women: Why Ryan’s Lies Matter

Dispatches From The War On Women: Why Ryan’s Lies Matter

Welcome to Dispatches, your round-up of the latest news from the frontlines of the War on Women. Have a story from your state or an idea on how to push back? Share them here and fight back against the War on Women.

Politicians lie, and then they LIE. Paul Ryan falls into the latter. His speech at the Republican National Convention was chock full of lies. Jeff Fecke has the five worst right here. What’s notable about Ryan’s inability to campaign to the American public fairly is that it reflects a disdain for the very public he’s courting. And in the case of women voters, this is especially true.

Here’s something from the “not The Onion” pile and more proof of the deep cynicism driving the Romney-Ryan campaign–a big money Romney fundraiser on a Cayman-flagged yacht called the Cracker Bay. Seriously. Was there not one advisor in the team who thought given the scrutiny around Romney’s hidden tax returns and off-shore bank accounts that a party on the Cracker Bay yacht in the Caymans who thought maybe the optics on this were bad?

Kristina Chew is great here on the GOP’s higher education platform, or what passes for it anyways.

Kids and gender stereotypes–we can undo all this.

Abortion restrictions in the form of informed consent laws are the anti-choice movement’s way of returning women to secondary legal citizens.

Victim-blaming in rape cases is odious, but it is particularly odious when the victim-blaming includes allegations that children seduce their abusers in child sex abuse cases.

Who thinks this kind of thing is funny?

Democracy scores another win, this time in Florida.

I don’t know how Code Pink pulled this off, but we should applaud them for it.

The wandering uterus, toothed vaginas, and other ridiculous myths about female biology. See, Todd Akin isn’t alone!

Thanks for checking back and don’t forget to send in your stories, suggestions and comments. We’ll be back each weekday with the latest in the best and the worst from the War on Women. So long as the battle rages, we’ll cover the latest, so please check back!

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11:36AM PDT on Sep 16, 2012

Sheila you need a refresher course in truth
Go to
Attention to quotes by George Orwell
and Martin Luther King Jr.

6:44PM PDT on Sep 15, 2012

The Republican mantra seems to be: "If you repeat a lie often enough, it becomes the truth". We need to keep calling them out on their lies, keep the fact checkers in business, and keep the Republicans out of office until they can talk without lying.

7:36AM PDT on Sep 7, 2012

I was sitting on the fence but you just swayed my vote. I'd rather be in debt than be disenfranchised from humanity! Mr Obama, you've got my vote!

1:14PM PDT on Sep 5, 2012

Hey Peter
didn't u know public officials are exempt from Obamacare, Read the reports!!!

3:29PM PDT on Sep 4, 2012

The troll got loose from the asylum today, so hasn't taken his meds. He has taken to shouting out crazy tea party rants. Makes no sense at all. Get some help before it's too late.

1:17PM PDT on Sep 3, 2012

ryan better win the election so that he gets secret service protection otherwise he will probably get to use ObamaCare in Intensive Care.

11:05AM PDT on Sep 3, 2012

This man is mentally ill, scary and a danger to America, particularly women. Vote republicans out of office in every state at every opportunity.

10:19AM PDT on Sep 3, 2012

Rmoney + Lyin' Ryan = of, by, and for the rich white men

The regressive Republican Party of No is obstructionist, mean-spirited, thuggish, religiously fanatical, scientifically ignorant, corrupt, hypocritical, untrustworthy, xenophobic, racist, sexist, homophobic, evolution and global warming denying, oily, anti-environment, anti-health, anti-consumer, anti-choice, anti-birth control, anti-education, anti-99%, union busting, Medicare mashing and Social Security slashing, fiscally irresponsible, misleading, authoritarian, selfish, greedy, out-of-touch, dishonest, lacking compassion, warmongering, and otherwise dangerous.

Don't make a Mittstake. NEVER vote for Republicans.

9:07AM PDT on Sep 3, 2012

Susanne B. what?
Obamaloonie's lies matter! Because within the midst of the "General Public" the vast majority of Democratic voters are simply too damned Dumb to do some research and find out the truth which lies beneath the rhetoric. They are quite prepared to believe anything they are told whether it be killing babies- infanticide- or stealing from the hard work of others. Is this not a case of the blind leading the blind! Maybe but more like a mental decay sickness.

8:56AM PDT on Sep 3, 2012

Michael G. Hey Hi, Obamaloonie Retire you liberal dialectic. It is off topic. Your bridge is still crumbling

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