published Friday, January 31st, 2014

Poor Mike, Rand and John: They should swear off women

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee
Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

GOP hopefuls in poll

• Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee — 16 percent

• Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush — 14 percent

• New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie — 13 percent

• Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul — 11 percent

• Texas Sen. Ted Cruz — 8 percent

• Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan — 8 percent

• Florida Sen. Marco Rubio — 8 percent

Source: Politico, Public Policy Polling Survey

The GOP needs to get its money back from whomever was hired for a recent training session to help candidates learn how to better speak to and talk about women.

Clearly, the training failed.

"Democrats want to insult the women of America by making them believe that they are helpless without 'Uncle Sugar' coming in and for providing for them a prescription each month for birth control because they cannot control their libido or reproductive system without the help of the government -- then so be it," said former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee recently.

Huckabee, in the aftermath of Chris Christie's fall from the GOP 2016 pedestal, is now polling as the Republican primary front-runner. Yet, only 33 percent of women give him a favorable rating.

Huckabee was trying to signal that Republicans are not fighting a war on women but rather, a war for women by asserting that Democrats think women are "helpless" and in need of government handout, while Republicans want to empower women "to be something other than victims of their gender."

Huh? So all one has to do to get a woman's vote is offer her birth control?

Huckabee's limp comments likely didn't make his teachers proud. And they certainly can't engender any warm fuzzy feelings among potential women voters.

But then Kentucky's Sen. Rand Paul took up the banner. (After all, he's also panting after a GOP nomination, though he's fourth in the new poll and still trailing the embattled Christie.) Paul doubled the insults.

He struck out at Hillary Clinton using her husband's prior bad act with a White House intern.

"Someone who takes advantage of a young girl in their office? I mean, really. And then they have the gall to stand up and say, 'Republicans are having a war on women?' " Paul told NBC's "Meet the Press." Then he added: "Now, it's not Hillary's fault, ... (but) sometimes it's hard to separate one from the other."

That's right. Women are really all just defined by their husbands' actions.

Poor John Boehner. When he suggested "sensitivity training" to his male Republican colleagues, he probably didn't realize they would view it as a frat house "top this" competition.

Not even the party's choice of a woman to respond to President Obama's State of the Union address -- Cathy McMorris Rodgers, mother of three and top-ranking woman in the Republican congressional leadership -- could put a female-friendly face on this group.

Why? because its not just about being sensitive in speeches or about putting a Republican woman's face in front of a camera. It's about what women see -- day in and day out -- in GOP actions and policies.

It's about consistent GOP votes that thwart equal pay, thwart access to health care, stall for years the re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act, and gut social safety net programs that benefit single moms and children.

Just to keep it simple for GOP slow learners: It's all about policy. Your platform is even weaker than your rhetoric.

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nucanuck said...

As long as the Republican base is primarily rich old white men, women's issues will remain in the kitchen and the party will continue to slide.

January 31, 2014 at 12:52 a.m.
Facts said...

As a conservative Republican, none of the three men you listed are viewed as leaders in my peer group, especially Mike Huckabee. Boehner seeks only to work with what he had, never offers a vision. Rand Paul is running for president and seems to enjoy the center stage but the king of political theater is Huckabee.

I've had the misfortune of being in meetings with him as he has solicited support and money. I'm old enough to have gone used car shopping on Rossville Blvd for my first car. That's where Mr. Huckabee belongs.

January 31, 2014 at 7:24 a.m.
soakya said...

Facts, I hope you did'nt you buy a used car from the wannabe cpa?

January 31, 2014 at 8:12 a.m.
gypsylady said...

Facts, as long as your GOP keeps pandering to the Huckabee and Rand Paul crowd, you own them. They are the GOP.

January 31, 2014 at 12:01 p.m.
Rickaroo said...

"Democrats want to insult the women of America by making them believe that they are helpless without 'Uncle Sugar.' "

And Republicans insult the women of America by assuming they're so stupid that they cannot see through the idiotic misogynistic comments these clowns keep making. They remind me of abusive husbands who beat their wives over and over and tell them all the while that they love them and the only reason they beat them is because they force them to do it, or that it's for their own good!

January 31, 2014 at 12:51 p.m.
gypsylady said...

Exactly. "Now little lady, don't worry, we know what's best for you and your lady parts."

Gag!!!

January 31, 2014 at 4:11 p.m.

You libs are morons. You worship at the alter of abortion and howl about your bodies, and your so-called right to abortion, yet you don't mind BO sticking his long boney fingers in all your other personal health matters.

You bitch about someone interfering with your precious right to choose as if there's any chance that RvW will ever be overturned. It's hear to stay. Isn't 55million abortions since 1973 enough for you?

Mike Huckabee is right. That nauseating image of BO standing on the podium with Sandra Fluke is all that needs to be shown. Skanky cow bitching about that someone else should pay because she can't get enough in grad school. Help me pay for condoms..whaa..whaa..! Birth Control is as plentiful in this country as the hairs on Rachel Maddow's upper lip.

February 1, 2014 at 12:18 a.m.

Huckabee is right on the mark. You libs do want an Uncle Sugar. You look at BO that way. He's more of a pimp.

February 1, 2014 at 12:20 a.m.
lkeithlu said...

Well, zab, you have certainly shown your true colors on this thread.

February 1, 2014 at 7:10 a.m.
gypsylady said...

Z you've made my point for me. And you would be a republican, right? Can't wait to copy and paste this thread and send it around to my female friends and relatives.

February 1, 2014 at 8:04 a.m.
Hunter_Bluff said...

Great approach to being persuasive zablee. Always call the party you seek to sway the names you learned on the elementary school playground. Calling others names won't change the fact that you've got a republican in Florida who wants to kill Obama, a republican congressman who wants to break the reporter asking tough questions in half and toss him from the balcony, Christie playing mickey mouse schoolyard bully games and Huckabee who once sounded reasonable but now just panders to the right wing base. By the way Ms. Fluke is a college graduate unlike Hannity and Limbaugh from whom you appear to parrot their "wise words" What do YOU think. I'm familiar with Limbaugh and Hannity's words.

February 1, 2014 at 9:09 a.m.
amyinsparta said...

There has been 2000+ years of male domination of society and you see the results world wide. Males have basically ruined our earth, all for the sake of money. I would say that women helped them, but since so few women have had a hand in running the world in all these thousands of years, that help would be negligible. As for abortions, I've always wondered what poor Mr. Huckabee and his ilk would be saying were there millions more people in the country, most of which would be poor, since most abortions are among the poor. Just think of the stink he would put up, vilifying all those poor souls he wanted born, but would now hate their guts for being born. See, you just can't please the pubs unless you have a lot of money and live in the past, sanctifying any and all attacks against women and children of the middle and lower income classes. What a sad excuse for human beings he and the rest of the wing nuts are.

February 2, 2014 at 10:38 p.m.

I stand by what i said. Fluke can buy her birth control. You females on here are hypocrites, and have a double standard. Why is it ok for the government to dictate every other aspect of your healthcare/ your personal medical needs, but not for abortion?

Hunter you're a moron. Movies and books were written on how to kill GWB. Obama is treated like a sacred cow.

So what if Fluck is a college graduate? Colleges pump out idiots like her all the time. Big, skanky crybaby who complains that she cant get enough birth control to keep up with her needs. Boo hoo.

So what if Limbaugh isn't a college graduate? For someone who didn't go to college, is just a radio talk show host, and you libs continually say is irrelevant and not a factor, your dear leader, BO, sure seems bothered by him. He's always bitching about him.

Why are you so worried about him? BO was elected twice. Silly lefties.

February 4, 2014 at 1:55 a.m.

Hunter you seem to "parrot" msnlsd, cnn, nbc, cbs, nytimes, abc, npr, yada, yada, yada.

I don't limit myself to just "conservative" media, what little there is. I watch and listen to everything.

I guess you prefer an idiot like nbc's Andrea Mitchell interrupting her interview with a congresswoman with a bulletin about the latest Justin Bieber update.

Bread and circuses, that's what libs give us. By the way 55 million abortions since 1973. Did I mention that?

February 4, 2014 at 2:01 a.m.
lkeithlu said...

zab, should ED medication be included in insurance policies? Should insurance cover vasectomies? Tubals? Do you know anything about birth control? With your attitude I suspect no woman would get near you, but I thought I'd ask. Do you realize that birth control pills are used for gynecological conditions as well as contraception?

February 4, 2014 at 7:13 a.m.

You're answering a question with a question. Which is what liberals always do.

I'm happily married. Birth control is easily accessible, what is Fluke's problem. She wants everyone to pay for her promiscuity? There's a difference between birth control for certain medical needs, and just wanting everyone to put a stamp of approval on your desire to have a good time. Sometimes it's prescribed for acne, and many other things. This woman clearly has an agenda. Bread and circuses. Meanwhile, old men are forced to pay for maternity care, and nuns have to fight to protect their faith and beliefs. The government has no business in our medical choices. I guess it's only your body when it comes to abortion.

Meanwhile BO picks and chooses what portion of Obamacare to enforce, and exempts who he wants. Yeah, great plan.

The sacred cows of liberals:

Abortion, Sodomy, pot, promiscuity, gay rights, America is not a good place, feminism, educating everyone about homosexual practices, and the promise that all of us can be pajama boys and girls and suckle on the government teat the rest of our lives.

February 4, 2014 at 9:46 a.m.

Screw all you want, get all the abortions you want, smoke all the pot you want, but don't expect other people to pay for it. Sandra Fluke's "crusade" has nothing to do with making sure someone can get birth control prescribed for serious reasons, it has to do putting a stamp of approval on her skanky behavior. She can go to some drugstore and buy all the condoms she wants. Now she want to run for the seat being vacated by Henry Waxman. Yeah, she doesn't have an agenda. Maybe she can be the female version of Bill Clinton.

February 4, 2014 at 9:57 a.m.
lkeithlu said...

You have so many misconceptions in your posts, I am not sure it's worth addressing them. Why don't you answer my question? Should ED medication be covered? Vasectomies? Tubals?

February 4, 2014 at 10:21 a.m.
Rickaroo said...

Zableed is just frothing at the mouth. He gets himself worked into a righteous frenzy and it doesn't matter what gibberish rolls off his tongue as long as it's clearly anti-liberal. Please tell us, zableed, who is expecting someone else to pay for their abortions, and who is expecting someone else to pay for their pot? Just because most Americans want pot to be legalized doesn't mean they expect to get it for free. And most Americans think that abortion should remain legal and that a woman should have the right to choose for herself, but I don't know of anybody who is expecting someone else to pay for it. Do you? Please tell us. As for Sandra Fluke's "skanky behavior," please tell us how you have come to know so much about her personal life. Does she have a new reality TV show? Has she written an autobiography detailing her sex life? You obviously know something we don't, so please....enlighten us.

February 4, 2014 at 3:38 p.m.
GaussianInteger said...

Z-fister just spouts whatever he hears on his respective conservative news source. He never has an original thought or idea, just a regurgitation of what he has read or heard. He despises abortion, yet despises the thing that prevents pregnancy?

February 4, 2014 at 5:17 p.m.
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