Friday, April 12, 2013

A Woman's Privacy and Freedom

Republican Rep. Paul Ryan, the failed vice presidential candidate, has decided that he and others should have a say in your private business.

ABC News:

Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.,  called for anti-abortion rights advocates to reach out to pro-abortion rights advocates Thursday evening, making him the latest Republican to urge like-minded voters to be open to a group not traditionally viewed  as conservative.

“To advance the pro-life cause, we need to work with people who consider themselves pro-choice, because our task isn’t to purge our ranks. It’s to grow them,” Ryan said at a D.C.  gala for the  Susan B. Anthony List,  a political action committee  that helps anti-abortion candidates get elected to Congress....

“We don’t want a country where abortion is simply outlawed,” Ryan said. “We want a country where it isn’t even considered.”

Paul Ryan obviously thinks that a woman who was raped should be forced to continue a pregnancy. PoliticsUSA even suggests that Paul Ryan would give rights to rapists instead of to a rape victim. Why are Republicans like Paul Ryan for privacy, and freedom, except when it comes to a woman's privacy and freedom?

>>> Ohio's right wing Republican Sen. Rob Portman voted to block debate on gun restrictions, according to the DaytonDailyNews. Shame on Rob Portman for protecting gun lobbyists instead of our families.  Why is Portman afraid of even having a discussion about guns?
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**** Awkward!!!!  Another Republican Sen. Rand Paul gave a very, very awkward speech at Howard University this week. 

During an appearance at Howard University on Wednesday, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) made misleading claims about his past support for the 1964 Civil Rights Act. 

“I’ve never wavered in my support for civil rights or the Civil Rights Act," he said, speaking at the traditionally black school. "The dispute, if there is one, has always been about how much of the remedy should come under federal, or state, or private purview."

But that's just not true. In 2010, as a Senate candidate, Paul came under fire for a series of comments he made criticizing the Civil Rights Act....

HuffPost links the video from ThinkProgress on Rand Paul's original comments on how he wouldn't have supported the Civil Rights Act.

This is a potential presidential candidate for the Republicans in 2016????? OMG.


>>>> DailyKos has picked up on the Ohio GOP fights happening between Gov. John Kasich and his Republican sheeple in the Ohio General Assembly. Chances are, they will all cave to their almighty, King John Kasich.