Cathy McMorris-Rodgers Thinks Democrats Are Scaring Women

Oh, fuck this:

 

This woman is out of her fucking skull.  How DARE she? Democrats are scaring women to drum up votes?  Is she serious?  Let’s take a little walk down GOP Fuckery Lane, shall we?

  • Republicans want to tax us if we choose to get an abortion.
  • Republicans are forcing doctors to flat-out lie to us about abortions increasing the risk of breast cancer.
  • Republicans are trying to force us to get permission from the man (Father? Rapist? Who cares!) before getting an abortion.
  • Republicans think we’re sluts for wanting insurance coverage for contraception — whether for birth control or otherwise — all the while demonstrating how utterly devoid of brain activity they are by suggesting that the doctor-recommended use for birth control is “a-pill-per-screw,” and that maybe we could pay for our ovarian cyst treatment if we’d just stop drinking so many fucking soy lattes.

Republicans want us to lie back and take it.  They want us to just “close our eyes” while they shame us and guilt us and emotionally traumatize us and out us to the public for making a choice about our bodies that has absolutely fuck-all to do with them.  And they’re doing this under the guise of “education” and “life-affirmation”; attaching quaint and pithy names to horrific bills which violate our rights as humans.  Names like “Ultrasound Opportunity” or “Right to Know and See.”  Don’t worry.  It’s all about knowledge.

Knowledge is power, you see, and frankly ladies, you don’t know what the fuck you’re doing.  You think you’re incubating baby iguanas in your wombs while storks slingshot babies through open windows in the dead of night.  No, no, silly one.  This here probe will give you all the knowledge about the birds and the bees that you need, and conveniently, since you’re pregnant in the first place, you’ve already consented to be vaginally probed by our metal knowledge stick. Hooray!

Oh yeah — and let’s not forget that we’re getting fucking FIREBOMBED for daring to believe that a woman’s uterus is hers.  Not her husband’s.  Not her boyfriend’s. Not her father’s or uncle’s or brother’s. And certainly not some fucking politician who does not now nor has he ever owned a uterus, or the feckless Republican women who fall in line behind these misogynist assholes.

And you can fuck right off with that “oh, the firebomber was just a crazy homeless dude” crap.  As Melissa MacEwan at Shakesville so eloquently put it:

Guess who else is “crazy”? Anyone who sees a pattern of anti-progressive violence—and, very specifically, misogynist and/or homophobic and/or racist violence—and has the unmitigated temerity to suggest that, hey, maybe this shit isn’t happening in a void.

All of this is to say the following–

Cathy McMorris-Rodgers? Jump up your own uterus, lady. You don’t speak for me. You don’t speak for thousands of women who don’t have the distinct privilege of standing on the Capitol steps spewing bullshit in order to protect the misogynist necks of the Republican men to whom you’ve sold your soul, your dignity, your humanity, your personal freedom, and, indeed your life; all the while knowing that should you or your daughter Grace require birth control or an abortion or any of the women’s health services that you and your ilk are viciously stripping from us, you will be able to get them.  After all, as a member of Congress, you have some of the best health insurance in the country!  And we all know that the rules which you seek to apply to millions of women — many of them poor women of color — don’t apply to the daughters of deluded state politicians from the Pacific Northwest. (Dontcha know.)

So, Cathy, you want to give up your reproductive rights? Or the reproductive rights of your daughter? Fine. Go right ahead.

But back the fuck up off of mine.

And the notion that Democrats are scaring women by shining a light on the horrific human rights injustices that you Republicans seek to impose on us is patently absurd.  Democrats aren’t scaring women, Cathy. Republicans are scaring women.

Stop it.

*** Rant written from an unabashedly cisgendered perspective. I’m working on figuring out ways not to do that all the time. 

[cross-posted at ABLC]

100 replies
  1. 1
    clayton says:

    Keith G. the outrage!

    Good on you ABL. I had my moment today and all I can tell you is KEEP IT UP.

    This war on the majority embarrasses me.

  2. 2
    Anya says:

    Great and informative rant, ABL. Also, too, I don’t really know who Cathy McMorris-Rodgers is, and I want to keep it that way.

  3. 3
    arguingwithsignposts says:

    In b4 charges of reverse racism.

    ETA: As the father of two daughters, may I just say, in the most gentlemanly way possible: FUCK ALL YOU MUTHAFUCKAS! Kiss my lilly-white ass with your god-bothering talibangelical bullshit.

  4. 4
    MikeJ says:

    @Anya:

    I don’t really know who Cathy McMorris-Rodgers is

    Don’t we have a Yakamite in the house?

  5. 5
    Villago Delenda Est says:

    Righteous rant, ABL.

    ‘Nuff said.

  6. 6
    kuvasz says:

    What is the current term for a Judas goat?

  7. 7
    BlueDWarrior says:

    Is this what happens when two parallel universes intersect in the wrong angle. Do we have to worry about annihilation in the near future?

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    Lyrebird says:

    Thanks for watching that so I don’t have to!

    I wanna propose a new law: anyone who wants a root canal first has to watch one. Etc. etc. etc.

    My most-socially-conservative elderly relative was flabbergasted about the Arizona law (making it okay to fire people for using contraception)… surely employers don’t want half their staff pregnant all the time!

    Gah.

  9. 9
    freelancer says:

    I made it to six minutes. I’m surprised the camera in the rotunda wasn’t set at railing height. This woman doesn’t have a leg to stand on.

  10. 10
    CT Voter says:

    Yes, she’s going to claim that Democrats are scaring women, just like Republicans in 2010 claimed Democrats were going to end Medicare.

    GOP strategy: shout loudly and as often as possible that Democrats are trying to do exactly what the GOP already is doing, and sure enough, the Villagers will sigh and say “Both sides do it.”

    Watch for it. Democrats are bad for women.

  11. 11
    iriedc says:

    @ABL YES, YES, YES.
    Fight on, sister, fight on.
    Upped my donation to Planned Parenthood this week.

  12. 12

    Shorter Washington state wingnut lady – just close your eyes America at what we wingnuts are doing, and think pretty thoughts of evil democrats distracting while republicans stick an electric dildo up your woo woo, because they can.

    It’s all your mind, silly girls./Court of the Public Uterus.

  13. 13
    Corner Stone says:

    @arguingwithsignposts: You have two girls?

  14. 14
    Ash Can says:

    What I don’t understand is, what makes a woman talk like this?

  15. 15
    arguingwithsignposts says:

    @Corner Stone: yes. 10 and 8.

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    We’re “manufacturing a War on Women” by pointing to the actual legislation that actual state legislators belonging to the actual Republican party have proposed and even passed in real life where about 50% of us have uteri? Stockholm Syndrome? I can’t see how she can actually believe the words she’s saying, and if she’s saying them without belief but to do damage control while actual women are losing their rights to privacy, dignity and access to health care, she has absolutely no respect from me.

    (If pointing this all out is war, I have been complicit in passing along information to the women I love–have I been needlessly scaring them by informing them of real things? I’m not sure when I started hating women or fearing them. Huh. Oh wait. I don’t. She’s as full of shit as a very full of shit thing.)

  17. 17
    Gus diZerega says:

    Eloquent ABL, thank you.

    More and more I have so had it with right wingers.

    To add a few more to your list:
    1. They are behind the ‘law’ in Florida that legalizes murder. Many cheer Zimmerman, as Little Green Footballs documents.

    2. They want to start more wars.

    3. They want more on defense even though we spend about equal to the rest of the world combined.

    4. They prevent us from doing anything when we have a majority.

    5. They lie, lie, lie and then lie some more. What’s the point of talking with congenital liars?

    6. They ally themselves with the oligarchy.

    7. They threaten violence which occasionally spurs it.

    8. They try and take away our right to vote.

    9. They try to cram their Satanic religion down our throats

    I could go on.

    They are destroying this country and ruining the lives of millions. I think the time is coming when the US should split into those states that want to live like a Christian Taliban and those of us who are civilized. Hopefully right wingers will emigrate to where they can rule and I for one would happily pay higher taxes to ameliorate the expenses of civilized Americans moving to civilized states.

    They should leave or we should.

  18. 18
    sfbay says:

    “Rant written from an unabashedly cisgendered perspective. I’m working on figuring out ways not to do that all the time. ”

    Honest question here: is this supposed to be a joke? My understanding is that cisgendered means “normal” people, the opposite of transgendered. I don’t see how you could’ve written the post differently, or how anything about the way it’s written is offensive to trans people.

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    Felinious Wench says:

    I am a fearless woman. And for the first time in my 40 years on the planet, I find myself fearful of where this will go. Are these laws really going to go into effect? Are we really talking about justifying why we take birth control pills? What the hell HAPPENED?

    Then I get extremely pissed off, and I’m not scared any more. I am, as most pissed off women do, looking for cracks and preparing to stick in the knife.

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    Anya says:

    @MikeJ: She’s Yutsano’s Rep?

  21. 21
    Linnaeus says:

    Ah, gotta love politics and politicians east of the Cascades.

  22. 22
    Anya says:

    @Felinious Wench: I fear that they’re winning. They’ve turned women’s health into a controversial thing. The scary part is the madness is spreading.

  23. 23
    Linnaeus says:

    @MikeJ:

    Don’t we have a Yakamite in the house?

    McMorris-Rodgers’ district is Washington’s 5th district, which comprises roughly the northeastern and eastern third of the state and is centered on Spokane. Yakima’s in the 4th CD, represented by another wonderful Republican, “Doc” Hastings.

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    leinie says:

    For fucks sake. My heads all explode at the moment because I just found out they performed ultrasounds in the Idaho Statehouse today so that “babies” could “testify” in favor of the mandatory ultrasound bill proposed here. This stunt was organized by a woman, who is claiming the bill is needed so women can be informed and was gushing about how fabulous it was and who doesn’t want to see a baby? It’s nauseating.
    http://voices.idahostatesman.c.....t=rcntnews

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    Linnaeus says:

    @Anya:

    She’s Yutsano’s Rep?

    I think Yutsano lives here in Seattle (correct me if I’m wrong!) which is represented by Jim McDermott, a very liberal Democrat.

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    MobiusKlein says:

    Wait, they are complaining about using FEAR to drum up votes NOW?

    What ever have they been doing for the last 30 years!
    The hippies / women / brown folks / arabs / poor folks are breaking down your door, trying to git your money / women / guns!!11!!11

    VOTE R now or you will diiiie.

    And now the democrats are castigated for using fear? Screw that shit.

  27. 27
    MobiusKlein says:

    P.S. If I’m good in this life, I might get reincarnated as ABL (v1 or v2.0). If I’m lucky.

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    Anya says:

    @Linnaeus: I think you’re right.

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    Felinious Wench says:

    @Anya: I fear they’re winning too. But I’ll be damned if our health is jeapordized without one hell of a fight. We may lose, but I’m going to draw a lot of blood on my way down.

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    Jay S says:

    @Anya: She’s in the eastern half of the state. Here.

  31. 31
    TaMara (BHF) says:

    ABL, I’m so glad you’re on our side. Rant away!

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    leinie says:

    This is the idiot who sponsored the bill in the Idaho Senate, about how those lying bitches claim they were raped just so they can have their abortions, and so doctors need to question them cuz maybe the baby is from their husbands or boyfriends, and they need to be sure. I can’t believe this idiot. HEY WINDER, GET THE FUCK AWAY FROM MY HEALTH CARE. My Afghan war vet son can’t find a fucking job. Why don’t you work on that, and stop worrying about my uterus.
    http://www.idahostatesman.com/.....ar#wgt=pop

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    The Snarxist Formerly Known As Kryptik says:

    @MobiusKlein:

    But see, that’s the RIGHT kind of fear!

    Fear of vigilante justice, of losing your rights as a person in lieu of being a state-appointed incubator, and of barring access to polls…why that’s just fucking commie hippie talk! It’s just not a RATIONAL fear! The GOP, they’re saving us from OURSELVES!

  34. 34
    beabea says:

    This is the woman they always shove to the front of the group of Repub congressmen that stands like background scenery behind whichever Repub is giving the televised press conference. The fact that she allows herself to be used as token female window-dressing by a bunch of troglodytes, always made me wonder about her intelligence level and whether she had any self-respect or self-awareness.

    Well, those questions are now answered.

  35. 35
    El Cid says:

    How can I do all these scary things to you if you keep complaining about how scary they are?

  36. 36
    The Snarxist Formerly Known As Kryptik says:

    @El Cid:

    “Just lay back and think of Reagan, sweetie.”

  37. 37
    PLH in NYC says:

    Many thanks ABL for a nice screed. All I can say is it seems like the old Superman Bizarro world has flamed into existence in the GOP mind. Nothing that is empirically provable matters in their world. They make shit up and believe it and make others believe so much that they lose their minds and do crazy things. I am more less amazed everyday at the death throws of our political system.

  38. 38
    PLH in NYC says:

    Many thanks ABL for a nice screed. All I can say is it seems like the old Superman Bizarro world has flamed into existence in the GOP mind. Nothing that is empirically provable matters in their world. They make shit up and believe it and make others believe so much that they lose their minds and do crazy things. I am more less amazed everyday at the death throes of our political system.

  39. 39
    opie jeanne says:

    @Anya: No, she’s from Yakima. He’s from Seattle. Mine is Jay Inslee, but he just resigned to run for Governor so there will be a special election to replace him. I think Inslee is also Yutsano’s but I’m not sure.

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    opie jeanne says:

    @Linnaeus: He is? Whoa. I thought Yutsano was in the 1st Congressional district.

    Edited to add: I think you’re wrong. Yutsano lives not too far from me, and certainly not in the 4th distrcit if the map is correct.

  41. 41
    Mnemosyne says:

    @leinie:

    I don’t mind seeing babies. Babies are cute. But embryos don’t look anything like babies.

  42. 42
    piratedan says:

    well Jesus Christo on a Ritz, well then why doesn’t our righteous little Cathy introduce some legislation that will secure women’s rights from those eebil Democrats by allowing them full control over the decisions that affect their bodies? That’ll show ’em Cath!

  43. 43
    jrg says:

    They can get away with the “Democrats are using scare tactics” shtick for a while, because they’ve managed to muddy the waters with bullshit like “death panels”. But when the stories start coming out about actual rape victims forced to undergo transvaginal ultrasounds for no medical reason, I think that will bring the issue into much sharper relief.

  44. 44
    Bruce S says:

    Who the fuck is Cathy McMorris-Rodgers?

    (Looks like she might be the woman who stands behind John Boehner and Eric Cantor when they go on my TeeVee…)

  45. 45
    burnspbesq says:

    In a way, she’s correct: Democrats, by accurately describing what Republicans are trying to do, are in fact scaring women. And the entirely foreseeable result of this educational process is that women are likely to vote en masse for the party that doesn’t want to use The Handmaid’s Tale as an instruction manual.

    Que fucking lastima, Republicans. The damage to your electoral prospects is entirely self-inflicted, and richly deserved.

  46. 46
    Richard says:

    I’m sure that women would find the ultra-sound rape wands that those old white male GOPers want to ram up their vaginas to be calming and reassuring.

  47. 47
    Jill says:

    You left something important off your list.

    Reporting from Washington— State workers who are denied unpaid sick leave required by federal law cannot sue the states, the Supreme Court said in a victory for states’ rights that some liberal advocates saw as a bad omen for President Obama’s healthcare law.

    The 5-4 decision is a setback for millions of employees of state agencies and state colleges, and it voided in part a provision in the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993. Among other things the act said that employees had a right to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave to recover from an illness or childbirth.

    http://www.latimes.com/news/na.....4047.story

    So nooooooow …

    Women will be legally required to be vaginally violated, forced to listen for heartbeats, forced to hear her doctor describe in detail what the fetus looks like, NOT be legally allowed to know if there are any potential problems with her pregnancy, won’t be able to FIND a place for an abortion because the clinics don’t have properly-sized JANITORIAL closets, and when she’s finally forced by law to incubate until term, SHE WILL HAVE NO RIGHT TO TAKE UNPAID MEDICAL LEAVE *AND* KEEP HER JOB, OR SUE IF SHE’S FIRED, IF SHE WORKS FOR ANY AGENCY OF THE STATE (INCLUDING UNIVERSITIES) IN ANY STATE IN THE ENTIRE COUNTRY ONCE SHE HAS THAT FORCED BABY!

    YAY FOR WOMEN’S RIGHTS!

    Fuck all you religious regressive nutjob fuckjobs. Just. Fuck you.

  48. 48
    scav says:

    So, Democrats are “Scaring” women you say, Cathy McMorris-Rodgers? (with information) Republicans are Injuring them. (with legislation).

  49. 49
    g says:

    Thank you ABL. Who the fuck is this twit?

  50. 50

    Corporations are people. Zygotes are people. Why won’t Republicans let women be people too?

  51. 51
    Jesse Ewiak says:

    Yeah, McMorris-Rogers is from the part of my fine state that bitches about Seattle as the Emerald City funds its roads, hospitals, and so on.

  52. 52
    Cacti says:

    Any woman who doesn’t have a goal of being the next Michelle Duggar should be scared of Republicans.

  53. 53
    Raincitygirl says:

    Rock on, ABL!

    As for this McMorris-Rodgers lady, I’ve got a knitted uterus she can have in return for keeping her hands off of mine. Or, I will have when my crafty friend gets done knitting it.

  54. 54
    noodler says:

    Nice post ABL. Holy crap, I went to b school with her.

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    Death Panel Truck says:

    @MikeJ: Former Yakimite here, from 1986-1993. I grew up fifty miles southeast of there. Be advised, we called it YakiVegas back in the day. Don’t ask me why, ‘cuz I don’t remember. I was drunk much of the time.

    There is a sign on I-82 as you’re coming into town which reads “Yakima: The Palm Springs of Washington.” Again, don’t ask me why.

  56. 56
    opie jeanne says:

    @Death Panel Truck: It gets really hot in the summer and it’s full of old Republicans?

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    FreeAtLast says:

    ABL – On a state by state basis, we should start demanding that candidates for state legislatures sign a Norquist-like pledge: “I will absolutely never vote for any legislation that will make it more difficult for women to get any form of health care.” Start in a “purple” state like Wisconsin where the legislature is currently Republican, but has a chance of being switched. I leave it to you to come up with a suitable name for this pledge.

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    Patricia Kayden says:

    Can’t see the video, but if this was the lady who was on Hardball yesterday, she was extremely frustrating. Didn’t like that Matthews let her off the hook. Should have blasted her.

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    kay says:

    @burnspbesq:

    In a way, she’s correct: Democrats, by accurately describing what Republicans are trying to do, are in fact scaring women. And the entirely foreseeable result of this educational process is that women are likely to vote en masse for the party that doesn’t want to use The Handmaid’s Tale as an instruction manual.

    Absolutely. If the intent is to shame Democrats into dropping this as a political tool, it’s not going to work.
    I don’t feel bad about it AT ALL. This is one time that every single accusation is true. If anything, Democrats are underplaying the issue, because the insane focus on women’s health is so comprehensive. It’s everywhere. They’re pushing it nationally, at the state level, AND at the county level, for God’s sakes.
    There’s a remedy too. If Republican (female) politicians are angry, they can DO a lot to fix this. They could demand the Party stop pushing laws that target women. They could even (imagine!) push laws that PROTECT women’s access to contraception! She’s a lawmaker. Why doesn’t she quit appearing on television and DO something?
    All this ineffectual whining is doing is convincing me that women have no real power in that Party.

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    MrCheesyPuff says:

    I was agog while I was watching that, even Tweety seemede amazed as the fuckery that passes for discourse when an R token (woman or black or Hispanic) has to answer for Repug advanced initatives vs against their sex or race.

    Tweety: its guys on your team introducing these laws in states across the country. Do you think they specifically are a good idea?

    Mouthpiece: Thats besides the point. Democrats are scaring wimmen, etc. Wait a second, isn’t this FoxNews? It can’t be. These questions are Haaaard

  61. 61

    The nerve of some Democrats, scaring women by telling them what Republicans are trying to do.

    Kinda like the GOP accusing the Dems of running ‘attack ads’ that just repeat what Republicans say.

  62. 62

    […] Cathy McMorris-Rodgers Thinks Democrats Are Scaring Women – This woman is out of her fucking skull. How DARE she? Democrats are scaring women to drum up votes? Is she serious? Let’s take a little walk down GOP Fuckery Lane, shall we? Republicans are trying to shove foreign objects into our vaginas. Republicans are comparing us to fucking farm animals. Republicans are trying to force us to carry DEAD FETUSES in our wombs because hey—pigs and cows do it! Continued… […]

  63. 63
    Ab_Normal says:

    Ah, jayz, that’s my rep. Rest assured, I voted against her. But since Tom Foley was defeated by George Nethercutt, we’re having a hell of a time swinging this district back to the Dems.

  64. 64
    Andree-Anne Desmedt says:

    The woman may have a skull but her brain-wiring is all wrong. In addition, she is news-illiterate if she does not know that legislatures in many states have passed (are on the brink of passing)invasive and authoritarian laws that treat women as sub-par creatures, and that treat them as fair game for government-mandated invasive, humiliating, coercive,and demeaning,physical procedures.

    Do these GOPers have any clue that women can actually vote? And that many of them, including conservative women, are thoroughly disgusted with the GOP’s assault on women?

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    Rider3 says:

    I couldn’t have said it better myself. Thank you!

  67. 67
    Bill in Portland Maine says:

    And the way Chris Matthews fluffed her was SOOOOO not “Hardball.”

  68. 68

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    laura lee says:

    Bravo ABL f-Ing awesome rant!

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    ahunt says:

    Thank you.

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    Marty says:

    Republican couldn’t even answer a straight question. Should Gov have right to decide what’s best for a woman? Simple answer. Yes or no. She couldn’t even answer it.

  72. 72
    BigP says:

    Matthews:

    How did Democrats get Republicans legislators to make these proposals? How tricky are they, these Democrats? They get the Virginia legislature to bring up all this stuff on abortion. They get Santorum to talk up contraception. These Democrats are ventriloquists? How do they get the Republicans to say all this stuff?

    Does anything more need to be said? This is easier to shoot down than “both sides are doing X.”

  73. 73
    JT says:

    THANK YOU!!! That was the most righteous, left-eous, up-eous, down-eous, and every other direction-eous rant I have seen in years. Perfect summary of everything wrong with the repubs and truly shows their hatred of all thinking women. The Taliban must be thinking: “Wow, even we respect women more than they do!”

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    Keith G says:

    You make 13 strong and very valid points. ( thanks for the shout out Clayton, but your interpretation of my views is as always incorrect). now we could just clean up the (willful?) misinformation about firebombing, this would be a powerful post indeed.

  75. 75
    Keith G says:

    Drat. The mobile site for android doesn’t seem to have a working edit function.

  76. 76
    brantl says:

    Keith, if you don’t have a complaint,for once, shut up about your complaints, for once.

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    mark gray says:

    Bravo, Dear ABL! There is a time to fight and this is the time…we did not make Republicans our enemies, they made us theirs and we are only fighting back. As Lincoln said, to sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men. Give ’em hell…

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    nostromo says:

    If I’ve read this right, I am the only reader who is represented by this vile woman.
    I used to be represented by Adam Smith. I liked him.

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    Enlightened Liberal says:

    One thing that hasn’t gotten much play is not only do women have to undergo this procedure, they also have to pay for it. That right there makes the cost of an abortion prohibitive.

    I guess Republicans were against coercing payment for medical procedures (ACA) before they were for it (TVU). Also, Sandra Fluke.

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    Womyn2me says:

    >>*** Rant written from an unabashedly cisgendered perspective. I’m working on figuring out ways not to do that all the time.>>

    I wouldnt worry about it. Trans women dont have uteri or abortions all that often. Trans men who still have uteri or need an abortion can be grandmothered in.

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    Cornelia Read says:

    THANK YOU! This gladdens my heart!!

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    Devin says:

    Bravo! I completely agree with everything you have said.

    …but Alaska is not the Pacific Northwest. That’s not nice to lump Wasilla in with Seattle, Portland, and (yep, Canada) Vancouver.

    Alaska is Alaska. Alaska is batshit crazy. :) Alaska is not the Pacific Northwest.

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    Devin says:

    @Devin: @Devin:

    In response to the last link ^^

    But also, Eastern WA is also definitely definitely definitely not representative of the NW as a whole.

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    Devin says:

    @Devin: @Devin:

    In response to the last link ^^

    But also, Eastern WA is also definitely definitely definitely not representative of the NW as a whole.

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    Laura says:

    I’m sure it has been said already but not all republicans believe the same things those in the media and those in control put out there. I am conservative for fiscal reasons and for some general religious/spiritual beliefs. Your list is INCREDIBLY biased and when rants like these happen it makes your argument seem weak from the vitriol you have allowed to explode from it. However, I respect that this is your blog and you can say whatever the hell you want in whatever tone you please. I am simply telling you your anger towards ‘republicans’ seems very narrow minded.

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    MontanaHome says:

    Outstanding rant. Thank you.

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    Sarah says:

    I love this, and I love you for writing it. I’ve reblogged and shared, and I wish I could hand a copy of this whole post to everyone I meet every day for the rest of the election.

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    Sarah says:

    @Laura: You leave me a little bit speechless, but I wanted you to know I think you’re an idiot. If you’re not angry, you’re likely not among the 98% of women who’ve used birth control. You’re apparently not among the more than 30% of women who have an abortion in their lifetime. It’s unlikely you’ve ever been treated like less of a person because of the way you were born if you can’t see that this righteous rage barely scratches the surface of the indignation women and every man who loves them should feel towards the political bullshit the Republican Party is pushing on a local, state, and federal level.

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    Tom says:

    Whenever you hear a Republican say, “I’m here to say that…” you can bet your paycheck that the next thing to leave their lips is the most outrageous, distorted, brazen, blatant lie you have ever heard in your life. It’s some sort of mental defense mechanism that allows them to believe that they are telling the truth. (The true part being the fact that they are in fact present in that place at that time in order to deliver a bald-faced lie.)

    Watch this woman’s face as she utters her little screed. She knows she is lying through her teeth, and she is broadcasting that she knows it through every iota of her body language.

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    Bruce Pfeiffer, Jr. says:

    Hear! Hear! ABL 2.0

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    Laura says:

    Sarah, I am quite intelligent, thank you. I just choose to keep my ‘rage’ at a reasonable level so I don’t spew in a manor that makes me seem unapproachable.

    I was on birth control for about 7 years and no, I have never had an abortion and the idea of having one repulses me- I am of the very small group who would give their own life for a child. However, if one of my daughters came to me and decided that was the only choice they could make, I would support their decision no problem. You see, I have this thing called an open mind and understand that not everyone thinks like I do, believes in what I believe and can make their own minds up. I appreciate other opinions (as long as it isn’t yelled/screamed/ranted in my face) and often am either brought to light on something I had little knowledge on to begin with or am offered a new way to view a subject if I am part of a conversation or have read someone’s views on something.

    But I can see where you would come to your conclusion about me without even knowing who I am. All I had to say was ‘I am a republican’ and you bristle. Which means you automatically placed me into the folder labeled ‘idiot’ because I don’t vote the same party as you. Brilliant.

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    constancel says:

    @Laura:

    Laura, when Republicans in legislature after legislature are passing or attempting to pass these anti-women bills, who do you suggest we should direct our anger about them towards? The Democrats? The Libertarians? The Independents?

    The list isn’t biased. It’s simply factual. This is what is happening. In every case, it’s being driven by Republicans, proposed by Republicans, defended by Republicans, and voted in by Republicans.

    Naming the party who’s trying to f*** with you doesn’t have anything to do with being closed minded or hateful. It’s seeing what’s in front of your face, plain as day. You might want to take a look yourself if indeed you ever want to see a day when your daughter is free to choose and you’re free to support her choice.

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    LT says:

    @Laura
    “All I had to say was ‘I am a republican’ and you bristle. Which means you automatically placed me into the folder labeled ‘idiot’ because I don’t vote the same party as you. Brilliant.”

    “You see, I have this thing called an open mind and understand that not everyone thinks like I do, believes in what I believe and can make their own minds up. I appreciate other opinions (as long as it isn’t yelled/screamed/ranted in my face) and often am either brought to light on something I had little knowledge on to begin with or am offered a new way to view a subject if I am part of a conversation or have read someone’s views on something.”

    I can see your point, but I think that automatic assumption comes from the fact that even though you might be relatively (or quite, depending – I don’t know you, so I can’t say) open-minded, this new legislation curtailing the rights of people with uteri is anything BUT open-minded or understanding of the situations that people can find themselves in. It’s essentially stomping down on anything that is not explicitly a ‘men’s health’ problem in the most offensive, dehumanizing way possible.

    Not all Republicans think like that? Okay, but Republican votes for Republican candidates put them into power (and those in question definitely have a clear disdain for people that are not cis-men)- and that is why we are currently having this problem. I cannot dictate your vote, or anybody else’s, but I find it immensely problematic when people continue to vote for a party that considers them to be on par with farm animals and that believes that they should not have a choice concerning their own bodily autonomy whatsoever, regardless of their circumstances. (13 year old rape victim? Sucks to be you – the transvaginal ultrasound is just down this hall, have fun with that…)

    But hey, that’s just my opinion.

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    Mish says:

    Laura,

    How exactly is this list biased? Can you cite examples of Republican-supported legislation that supports women’s health and reproductive rights? I’d certainly be willing to revise my opinion of the GOP if you could provide some facts more substantial than your own personal experience.

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    zillah975 says:

    Um. On that last note, I think that one good step towards not always ranting from an unabashedly cisgendered perspective would to at least be abashed about it when you do.

    I mean, this is a great rant. But thinking about your cis-centrism when you write something will help you write more inclusively.

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    ahunt says:

    I included the link at the top of the post, but I violated fair use rules by posting the entire brilliant rant over at Rhrealitycheck.org.

    I’m sorry…but it just has not been better said anywhere else on the blogosphere. If you need me to reove it, I will, but I hope you will let the post stand.

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    sure says:

    @Ash Can: We as women have to get pissed off! What would you do backed into a corner with someone poking you in the forehead! Kick some royal f—ing a$$;)

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    sure says:

    I want Cathy out of office, NOW!!

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