GOP’s ‘war on women’ continues in Nebraska

State Sen. Deb Fischer came out of nowhere yesterday to become Nebraska Republicans’ nominee for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Ben Nelson. By my count, she’s the first woman to be nominated for Senate or governor by either major party this year — although several female incumbents will almost certainly be renominated when the time comes, such as Democrats Kristen Gillibrand of New York and Maria Cantwell of Washington, and several female challengers are strong possibilities to capture nominations, including Republicans Linda Lingle of Hawaii and Heather Wilson of New Mexico.

If we add each party’s nominations for Senate and governor from 2010, we get 11 Republican women and 14 Democratic women — 10 Republicans and eight Democrats if we don’t include incumbents. (These figures don’t include Alaska’s Lisa Murkowski, who lost the 2010 GOP Senate primary but won the general election as a write-in Republican.) Which can only mean one thing if follow liberal logic:

In the “war on women,” there sure are a lot of double-agents!

– By Kyle Wingfield

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iggy

May 16th, 2012
11:59 am

The War on Women began with themselves via the Equal Rights Amendment.

Jefferson

May 16th, 2012
11:59 am

These women are the winners, the GOP’s policies produce the women losers, and they know they are losing.

Jefferson

May 16th, 2012
12:00 pm

You write with republican women’s logic.

Finn McCool (The System isn't Broken; It's Fixed)

May 16th, 2012
12:18 pm

The “War on Women” is in reference to the 400+ legislative actions in play the last two years at the state level across the country. Limiting reproductive rights, deciding what can and can’t be covered by health care, etc.

Someone on here can post a link to the christian church web site that is bragging about all the acts in play.

The War on Women has nothing to do with the number of females we have up for election.

Kyle Wingfield

May 16th, 2012
12:24 pm

Finn: Don’t you wonder why so many women would want to represent a party waging “war” on them? And don’t you wonder why so many Republicans would vote for women even as they wage “war” on them?

I know what I think: The “war” is B.S.

Finn McCool (The System isn't Broken; It's Fixed)

May 16th, 2012
12:29 pm

there have been a thousand bills alone restricting a woman’s right to abortion.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ug6UME_z6Y

It’s BS to you because you don’t have lady parts.

I Report (-: You Whine )-: The Second Coming of Gengkis Khan, ew!!!

May 16th, 2012
12:30 pm

If your average dimwit liberal wasn’t engrossed with the newest silly dummycrat campaign slogan then they would busy themselves scheming on other people’s money.

And, Cons know that women aren’t stupid like obozo thinks they are. Most of them giggle at him.

So shouldn’t we be helping the dummycrats?

getalife

May 16th, 2012
12:30 pm

The latest gop attack on the war on women is domestic violence.

The list is long but kyle has no intellectual honesty and uses the con talking point of there is no war on women.

Women are not buying it kyle so give it a rest con.

I Report (-: You Whine )-: The Second Coming of Gengkis Khan, ew!!!

May 16th, 2012
12:31 pm

Would someone please help me burn this bimbo at the stake? She won’t stop squirming.

Jefferson

May 16th, 2012
12:33 pm

I bet you didn’t vote for Gore because Clinton was involved with an intern, that’s the logic of some GOP women.

Finn McCool (The System isn't Broken; It's Fixed)

May 16th, 2012
12:37 pm

Don’t you wonder why so many women would want to represent a party waging “war” on them?

Maybe because those women don’t hang all their decisions on one aspect of life? I think you have a pretty shallow view of female mental capacity, Kyle.

I don’t care about some things the Democrats do but have they done anything that would compel me to vote Republican? No. I’ll still vote for Democrats and Democrat ideas as long as they better represent my ideals and interests.

scrappy

May 16th, 2012
12:41 pm

“Don’t you wonder why so many women would want to represent a party waging “war” on them? And don’t you wonder why so many Republicans would vote for women even as they wage “war” on them?

I know what I think: The “war” is B.S.”

I have absolutley no answer as to why so many woman want to represent this party, or continue to vote for this party. Other than, of course, the “I am holier than thou and therefore you will do as I say, no matter your own personal beliefs” argument. (Personally I would like to get the others in a room and yell WTF are you thinking!)

Some women voting and some women running for office DO NOT negate the push by the GOP on a state and national level to restrict how we take care of our own bodies.

The War is Real & I will continue to fight against it & the GOP, even if my only ‘battles’ are my words.

Cutty

May 16th, 2012
12:45 pm

What would Kyle know, he voted for Newt.

Aquagirl

May 16th, 2012
12:48 pm

In the “war on women,” there sure are a lot of double-agents!

They aren’t double agents, they’re conforming to a group that they identify with for whatever reason. There are Log Cabin Republicans too. Their need for inclusion trumps the obvious message from Republicans, who regularly equate gays with child molesters and goat rapists. I’m not surprised more women than gays wave the Republican flag against their own self-interest. More women stay in abusive relationships and generally act like doormats too because we’re expected to put others first and be supportive. Don’t rock the boat, share, use your inside voice, play nice….that’s what girls hear over and over. And no, I don’t know what happened to me, maybe I was born with clogged ears or something.

Anyway, when the Governor of Hawaii endures birther-footsie from her own party, essentially accusing her of colluding with a grand conspiracy, the proper term is not “double agent” it’s more like “clueless punching bag.”

commoncents

May 16th, 2012
12:50 pm

Finn – “It’s BS to you because you don’t have lady parts.”

I believe the abortion debate isn’t about limiting a woman’s rights, but giving rights to the child the woman voluntarily created.

DannyX

May 16th, 2012
12:50 pm

“Don’t you wonder why so many women would want to represent a party waging “war” on them?”

Ever hear of Log Cabin Republicans?

Herman Cain?

tom Gambeski

May 16th, 2012
12:50 pm

Would you please give me a hint of what those evil Republicans “War on Women”is?
My guess you’re just parroting Obama’s latest campaign strategy to attempt to take the spot light off of the total failure of his Presidency.

ragnar danneskjold

May 16th, 2012
12:56 pm

Think the independent women are beginning to see through the dems’s disinformation about a “war on women.” That will leave only the loopy left supporting the current Community Organizer in Chief.

captguitarman

May 16th, 2012
12:57 pm

Origin of the phony “Republican War on Women” — The Set Up: Obama administration comes out with a regulation requiring Catholic schools and organizations to provide complete birth control coverage for female employees. The Catholic Church says, no can do, that would be against our religious convictions and a violation by the state of our freedom of religion. The Straight Line: A future 1% member at Jesuit run and operated Georgetown Law comes, paying $30,000 to $50,000 per year in tuition decries the church’s position as unfair to women in general, and to her and her law school friends because they cannot afford to pay for their own contraception. The Punch Line: Blow hard, big mouth, ideologue Rush Limbaugh seizes upon the opportunity by wondering out loud just how much contraception really costs these days (it can’t really be that much can it?) and then opining in a completely unfounded, crude, and vulgar manner that this gal, and her friends, must be focused one heck of a lot more on having sex than studying law. Results: Manna from Heaven for Obama and the Dems. Thanks to blow hard comedian Limbaugh, the focus of the story turns from a Obama administration reg that clearly and unconstitutionally infringes on religious freedom and to this “poor” law student who Rush Limbaugh viciously and verbally assaulted, and all women who can’t afford contraceptives (whether they actually can or not being of no consequence now). Voila: the phony Republican War on Women was born, and the Dem/Libs missed a bullet on the freedom of religion question. Poltical smoke and mirrors, nothing more, nothing less.

And now to strike a blow for women in this phony war, a Dem PAC is running a TV ad with their idea of the American every woman, “Julia” starring. God help us if she is. Julia’s every need, from cradle to grave, will be met by the federal government whatever those needs may be, as long as the Dem/Libs are the elected majority. It’s enough to make you gag and vomit. How come NOW never protests or condemns those kinds of completely condescending, patronizing ads? Oh yeah. NOW disbanded, or left the planet, or something like that back when a Dem/Lib president got busted for having sex with a 20 year old female intern in the oval office. As all NOW members know, it is only sexual harrassment if the victims are Dem/Libs, or if the perps are Pub/Cons.

Junior Samples

May 16th, 2012
12:57 pm

Women can wage war on themselves.
See Karen Handel…

Jefferson

May 16th, 2012
1:05 pm

The GOP has nothing to offer, 2nd verse same as the 1st.

iggy

May 16th, 2012
1:05 pm

War on Women is just another stunt/ploy by the ObaManiacs to deflect from their Grand Poobahs dwindling support.

Kyle Wingfield

May 16th, 2012
1:08 pm

Finn @ 12:37: “Maybe because those women don’t hang all their decisions on one aspect of life?”

Thank you for explaining why there’s no “war” going on.

Kyle Wingfield

May 16th, 2012
1:10 pm

commoncents @ 12:50: Bingo.

tom Gambeski @ 12:50: If you’re addressing me, I’m using the phrase sarcastically.

Finn McCool (The System isn't Broken; It's Fixed)

May 16th, 2012
1:13 pm

Look at the spike in legislation since 2010 and tell me that is just a blip. Weird thing is that all these legislative maneuvers were instigated by the same right-wing agenda setting think tank which provided these legislators with kits on how to get this stuff enacted.

Lil' Barry Bailout (Revised Downward)

May 16th, 2012
1:13 pm

I don’t wonder about women wanting to represent a party waging war on them (only suckers believe such a war exists).

I do wonder about Democrats wanting to represent a country whose founding principles (freedom, capitalism, individual responsibility, family values, religious liberty) is so at odds with their liberal fascist principles.

Kyle Wingfield

May 16th, 2012
1:13 pm

To the person using the name “Junior Samples” whose comments keep landing in moderation: We already have someone on this blog who uses that name. If you want your comments to appear, pick a different name.

iggy

May 16th, 2012
1:19 pm

Finn wages his personal war on women via his mom. Finn lives in his moms basement refusing to pay rent, forces her to prepare his daily grill cheese and dill pickle sandwiches, refuses to work, clean, wash, mow the lawn, dust his commic book collection and threatens her with action from the local authorities should she even pretend to disagree with his latest whim.

Ms Finn is being held captive by a little tyrannt.

Jefferson

May 16th, 2012
1:26 pm

It IS working, now isn’t it.

Finn McCool (The System isn't Broken; It's Fixed)

May 16th, 2012
1:28 pm

The Guttmacher Institute found that 92 new provisions restricting access to reproductive health care were enacted by state legislatures in 2011, four times the number of restrictions enacted the previous year. The antichoice group Americans United for Life tried to take credit for the trend, claiming that many of the measures were based on its model legislation for state lawmakers. The group described its work as “very much a military strategy…what we do is very much under the radar screen.”
http://www.aul.org/2012/02/americans-united-for-life-wins-%E2%80%9Cgrassroots-organization-of-the-year%E2%80%9D-for-2011/

Finn McCool (The System isn't Broken; It's Fixed)

May 16th, 2012
1:31 pm

I see Iggy has read “Confederacy of Dunces.” Funny book.

SBinF

May 16th, 2012
1:33 pm

They have women senators, so they can’t be sexist!

They have Allen West, so they must be looking out for black folks!

Hey I have a black friend, that means I can’t be racist!

Kyle, upon further inspection, your logic unravels like a cheap Christmas sweater.

1961_Xer

May 16th, 2012
1:35 pm

“I believe the abortion debate isn’t about limiting a woman’s rights, but giving rights to the child the woman voluntarily created.”

Bingo. And the birth control debate isn’t about limiting woman’s rights, but about who pays for birth control. As long as I have had insurance, no drugs have EVER been free. But Dems demand free birth control for women, and claim it is a “war on women” to oppose free birth control paid for by other insurance ratepayers? WTH kind of logic is that?

In our family, we pay for birth control according to the drug schedule put forth by the insurance company. Why is it considered a “war on women” if I don’t want to pay for everyone else’s birth control as well?

meno

May 16th, 2012
1:38 pm

I don’t know why it is so difficult to imagine that people can vote and act in other ways against their own best interests. Isn’t that what keeps less affluent people voting for the GOP?

pinko liberal

May 16th, 2012
1:42 pm

Conservatives LOVE women. We are the straight ones, remember?

Finn McCool (The System isn't Broken; It's Fixed)

May 16th, 2012
1:57 pm

Romnay will have to pick a female running mate if he wants to win in November.

Beverly Fraud

May 16th, 2012
2:01 pm

Yes Kyle, just like these bogus attacks on the GOP being hostile to gay rights, at the same time prominent GOP members like Larry “Wide Stance” Craig were serving openly and with distinction.

SBinF

May 16th, 2012
2:01 pm

Finn,

Maybe he should go for Palin again. She’s much more savvy now than she was in 2008.

JohnnyReb

May 16th, 2012
2:07 pm

Based on Feinstein and Boxer, the Dems might want to re-think the women senator thing.

Beverly Fraud

May 16th, 2012
2:07 pm

1961_Xer

“I believe the abortion debate isn’t about limiting a woman’s rights, but giving rights to the child the woman voluntarily created.”

“Bingo”

Bingo? So now we define rape and incest as “voluntary procreation”?

@@

May 16th, 2012
2:13 pm

Were conservative women to choose prostitution as a profession, they’d be working for themselves, or, perhaps, a distinguished Madame. No way would we allow a male pimp (Obama) to do our bidding.

No Julias in the conservative stable.

schnirt

MarkV

May 16th, 2012
2:16 pm

I can understand some sarcasm regarding the “war on women” issue, but isn’t it really close to dumb to confuse the matter of issues important to women (“war on women”) with the number of women candidates at a particular timer? Especially when there are three times as many women Democrats than Republicans in the Senate now?

Finn McCool (The System isn't Broken; It's Fixed)

May 16th, 2012
2:20 pm

“I have a black friend so that proves I’m not racist.”

That’s a classic example.

Lil' Barry Bailout (Revised Downward)

May 16th, 2012
2:21 pm

So now we define rape and incest as “voluntary procreation”?
——

Red herring alert.

Rape and incest are 0.1% of abortions.

99.9% are elective, due to irresponsibility, stupidity, or laziness.

The GOP Women Just Go With The Tide

May 16th, 2012
2:21 pm

@Kyle Wingfield

May 16th, 2012
12:24 pm
Finn: Don’t you wonder why so many women would want to represent a party waging “war” on them? And don’t you wonder why so many Republicans would vote for women even as they wage “war” on them?

I know what I think: The “war” is B.S.
*******************************************************************

If you swim with the tide, you do the same as people around you and accept it.

@@

May 16th, 2012
2:22 pm

“War on Women” narrative is risky business, as women are more and more out-performing men educationally and professionally and even, increasingly, becoming the breadwinners in the family. With so much success, it gets hard to maintain the narrative that women are somehow grossly discriminated against and in need of government support.–Sabrina L. Schaeffer, Executive Director of the INDEPENDENT Women’s Forum.

Finn McCool (The System isn't Broken; It's Fixed)

May 16th, 2012
2:29 pm

No war here, move along….

ByteMe

May 16th, 2012
2:29 pm

isn’t it really close to dumb to confuse the matter of issues important to women (“war on women”) with the number of women candidates at a particular timer?

Only “close”? How about “irrelevant”. Example: Phyllis Schlafly. Just because she existed doesn’t mean that there aren’t millions of women who think the EXACT OPPOSITE of her. Just because their new message is that you’re paranoid doesn’t mean Republicans aren’t really out to get you.

Finn McCool (The System isn't Broken; It's Fixed)

May 16th, 2012
2:30 pm

99.9% are elective, due to irresponsibility, stupidity, or laziness.

or….choice?

Tada! Bingo!….We have a Winner!

Illegal Alien

May 16th, 2012
2:32 pm

Just like everything else. A percentage will always take the position that seems unlikely.

Rasmussen poll in 1860 showed showed 41.27% of slaves wanted to retain the institution.