Thursday November 15, 2012, 9:53 am
A blind man could see that the Republican War on Women had a devastating effect on their popularity in the run-up to last Tuesday. Considering the effects, only a mindless ideologue would double down on such costly policies. Sadly, the new GOP is the same as the old GOP.
Just a note on the politics of the vagina....Stay out of unknown territory boys. Get out of my panties, out of my life, or careful boys, we just may get in your panties and I promise it will not be what you hope for.
What is missing other than the obvious, a basic knowledge of biology, is a logic or reasoning behind this very direct, this overt challenge to women. Think we will run and hide? Okay than add to that, a lack of understanding about the most basic understanding of human psychology.
For a balanced constitutional government we do need a party beyond our own, I do realize that these guys seem to have skipped reading the constitution. So those with some ability for critical thinking, form a new party.
Thursday November 15, 2012, 11:08 am
"Every single medical professional present testified against the bill. Dr. Grant Morrow of Nationwide Children’s Hospital decried HB 298 as the result of a “political agenda” that would have a devastating impact, primarily on poor and young women."
Is there any thing else to say? When ALL of the medical professionals oppose you and you still vote to take this action, well, you are mindless ideological fools. It is perfectly clear that the gop learned not a single thing in last week's election. Which is good since as long as they keep it up, in 2014, the other shoe will drop and those governors and state wide officials who won election in 2010 on their "jobs" program will be swept back out of office and sanity may prevail once again. Though likely not in gop circles, at least they will be civilians again and able only to snipe from the outside. The message was crystal clear last week and went right over their tin foil covered heads.
Thursday November 15, 2012, 11:15 am
So much for the GOP's less-insane "new brand" At least they are making themselves even more irrelevant in future elections. Good riddance to the Greedy Old Psychopaths. Seems they just can't stop themselves from repeating their insaniTEA.
Thursday November 15, 2012, 11:31 am
It is appalling that such a bill passed. Far, far better to be a wanted child than an unwanted child, resented or neglected or worse - can't they get their tiny brains round that? No? I suppose not - that would mean a degree of empathy, which I have yet to see any Right Winger demonstrate over the last 30 years. (Sigh!).
Thursday November 15, 2012, 3:21 pm
Thanks Tom for the post. I'm a shamed to once again have to say I live in Ohio, home to Speaker John Bonehead, Senator Rob Portman and this misogynistic Republican legislature and State House. I and many others have a lot of work to do before the midterm election in 2014. Read and sadly noted.
Thursday November 15, 2012, 3:54 pm
A woman's heart can be a very, very hard place to move once pushed beyond endurance.These insane lizard-brained throwbacks to the Dark Ages fail to understand that a woman has the memory of an elephant. We can remember things....for decades....and then strike. Vengeance is something women can do without braking a nail or a sweat. I know, I am one.
Something else about women, and this is well known in the Military (according to my father, a career Marine): Women do not hesitate when pulling the trigger of a firearm. Men will. Scientific fact. Oh yeah, one of those things....facts, how they so hate facts. :) And any woman who says they just cannot, will not or that it is not in their DNA, is fooling herself. It's there and when the right set of circumstances 'trigger' the killer instinct.....we do not hesitate. Just sharing military trivia. :)
We are 51% of the population. We vote way more consistantly than men . More women vote than men. And we never forget who is for our best interests....unless, of course, you are a GOP Stepford Wife and you vote the way your husband (Massah) tells you to.
These Fascist Reptile-brained Wanna-be Lords want to double down on women........go ahead, be stupid and choose poorly.....we will take care of your careers in 2014 and 2016.
Thursday November 15, 2012, 4:07 pm
Ahhhh...love the company I keep here on Care2.
Kudos to you all.
You give me hope and I sleep better at night.
When Obama won...I cried with RELIEF !!!!
Let's keep up the good work.
Duck or better yet..GET OUT OF THE WAY you insaniTea FOOLS.
2014... HERE WE COME !!!!!!
Thursday November 15, 2012, 9:28 pm
we know that they look like fools for doing this, but as I live outside the US, I keep asking WHY are they still doing this, it losing them power, there no money in it, WHY the hell would you p*** off 50% of your voters?
Thursday November 15, 2012, 9:59 pm
The GOP just can't seem to help itself. 2014 - here we come. I'm with Gene J - there will be a purge in 2014...we will take the House and keep the Senate AND the last 2 years of Obama's admin will be a huge success! I can't wait to see Chinless Wonder McConnell bite the dust!
Thursday November 15, 2012, 11:17 pm
GOP miscreants! These state GOP politicians are a bunch of insecure poopy-heads (yes I like that word) with shit for brains! When a group of doctors tells them they are wrong, and women tell them they are wrong, what part don't they understand. Maybe it is because healthcare is a science, and we know how they feel about science. I am amazed that they haven't gone back to bleed people with leeches to get rid of various ailments.
BTW, I had to snicker about the ad that preceded the Ed Show. It was about teaching and science — apparently in a 'contest' among 23 nations, the US was 17th (Canada was 5th). How's that for GOP effectiveness!
Friday November 16, 2012, 8:50 am
I remember how disappointed I was back in 1980 when the republican party dropped the Equal Rights Amendment from the party platform. They don't think I'm equal, they don't get my vote.
Friday November 16, 2012, 11:24 pm
The Ohio House Committee didn't just ignore every medical professional who testified against the bill; apparently, they weren't listening to the voters either. Leave it to the Republicans to do what they want to do and turn their backs on what the majority wants. It will come back to bite them in the ass --but not soon enough!
Apparently, the House Committee members aren't concerned that "defunding Planned Parenthood in Ohio would jeopardize cancer prevention screenings, STI care, hypertension testing, and many of the preventative measures the organization provides to low-income women." Such services are provided to prevent and/or detect life-threatening conditions. Apparently the lives of the 100,000 women who depend on the services of Planned Parenthood in Ohio are less important than the possibility that a few of them might request an abortion. Exit polls showed that 56% of Ohioans favored a woman's right to choose and 39% thought that abortion should be illegal. Who represents the majority?