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Republican Congressman Advises Women To Donate To Democrats

Republican Congressman Advises Women To Donate To Democrats

A Republican Congressman has some interesting advice for women: if they plan to give money to a candidate this year, they should probably give it to a Democrat.

New York Representative Richard Hanna was quite candid as he spoke at a D.C. rally for the Equal Rights Amendment.  “I think these are very precarious times for women, it seems,” reports Huffington Post.  “So many of your rights are under assault. I’ll tell you this: Contribute your money to people who speak out on your behalf, because the other side — my side — has a lot of it. And you need to send your own message. You need to remind people that you vote, you matter, and that they can’t succeed without your help.”

Hanna called the current political climate a “fist fight” and reminded women that they are in fact that majority and can control this election if they really try. “Tell the other women, the other 51 percent of the population, to kick in a few of their bucks. Make it matter, get out there, get on TV, advertise, talk about this. The fact that you want [the ERA] is evidence that you deserve it and you need it.”

Women are already making their voices heard in the polls, where the Republican war on women has been dragging down the popularity of many candidates, most noticeably in the presidential race. The fight has been effecting opinions down the ticket as well, as can be seen in Massachusetts where Republican Senator Scott Brown has gone from leading to trailing in just a matter of weeks.

If women donate, and women vote, we can truly make Congress and the White House understand that we are powerful and, as Hanna puts it, they need us and we matter.

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11:50AM PDT on Apr 11, 2012

This guy is an exception to the rule "Can't be a Republican if you're not an accomplished pathological liar."

10:16PM PDT on Mar 28, 2012

This is the best thing I've ever heard a Republican say!

3:53PM PDT on Mar 27, 2012

Sandy E
You do know the Bush administration was negoiating with the terrorists and insurgents in Iraq as they were still laying IEDs to kill our troops...

3:09PM PDT on Mar 26, 2012

Hanna is most likely just trying to manipulate naive women republicans.

2:57PM PDT on Mar 26, 2012

Live and vote in his district. Will wait to see what he does from here on out. Steven B gets the same response I get to my emails. He does sometimes vote as I would like him to.

2:13PM PDT on Mar 26, 2012

It is the tea party Republicans who side with the Taliban terrorists on the subject of women. Neither want women to have rights to manage their own lives. Have the right to an abortion or use birth control.

Obama/Biden 2012

2:08PM PDT on Mar 26, 2012

We do not make deals with terrorests! DO NOT RE-ELECT OBAMA!

10:01AM PDT on Mar 26, 2012

A Republican with sense. What a rarity. It's a pity more of them aren't.

9:17AM PDT on Mar 26, 2012

A Republican man with "b***s", so to speak-WOW

8:56AM PDT on Mar 26, 2012

Ellen M
You can never be too vigilant in today's world no matter what type of vigilance it may be, especially in today's politics. I think Hanna is presenting a pig in a poke to women, saying one thing to garner their support and doing the opposite when it comes to voting and supporting his male dominated party's anti-female agenda once he is safely ensconced back in his Republican Congressmanship.

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