Tuesday, April 10, 2012

He has a problem

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell told Louisville, Ky., radio station WHAS on Monday that there is no "war on women" in the GOP.

"Talk about a manufactured issue. There is no issue."
Yep. It's all silly Democratic nonsense. Except that he's not even up to speed on what his fellow Republicans, the ones who actually are women, really think.

"Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison," he said, "and Kelly Ayotte from New Hampshire, and Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe from Maine, I think, would be the first to say — and Lisa Murkowski from Alaska — 'We don’t see any evidence of this.'"

In fact, two of those female senators have criticized their party’s positions on reproductive rights.

Snowe, who voted against the Blunt amendment, recently described the contraception push as “a retro-debate that took place in the 1950s,” and said it’s “surprising in the 21st century we would be revisiting this issue.”

Murkowski was less restrained, describing the issue as an “attack on women.” On an Alaska radio show, she said, “If you don’t feel this is an attack, you need to go home and talk to your wife and your daughters.” Murkowski voted in favor of the Blunt amendment, but said she regretted doing so soon afterward. (via TPM)

So, yeah. McConnell is hoping everyone will just forget about the whole sorry mess - until his party is actually in control, not just acting like it.

And by the way - unless you think 'regretting doing it afterward' is as good as 'not doing it in the first place', you might want to consider how people, you know, actually voted instead of what they say about how those votes made them feel.

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