In ‘war on women,’ the tables are turned on Democrats

Oh, the irony (from the Daily Caller):

Feminist activist Gloria Steinem and several chapters of the National Organization for Women (NOW) have condemned the Democratic National Committee for “discrimination against mothers with young children” during the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.

“Women are the key to a Democratic victory, and sometimes, children are the key to women,” Steinem said in a statement. “It’s both right and smart for the Democratic Convention to behave as if children exist.”

Goodness gracious, what kind of discrimination could be going on? Is the DNC not allowing mothers to be delegates? Read on …

The NOW chapters of Southern California — including Hollywood, Long Beach-South Bay, Pacific Shore and Palm Spring — voiced concern this week that the Democratic National Convention will not offer automatic access for young children on the convention floor, and will not be providing childcare during the event.

Whoa. Denying free stuff that women want?

#waronwomen!

But wait, it gets worse:

According to mother and 2012 Democratic National Convention delegate Susie Shannon, the policy is disenfranchising women like her.

“Moms with young children six years of age and under who cannot be left at home, some of whom are breastfeeding, are relegated to second-class status within the Democratic Convention,” she explained in a statement, “unable to participate as a delegate due to antiquated policies and inadequate accommodations that were apparently in place before women’s suffrage.” …

As we all know, the GOP wants to turn the clock back to the 1950s. But at least women could vote back then! The DNC apparently is stuck in the 1910s!

Convention spokeswoman Joanne Peters told the Associated Press that attendees can find childcare providers in the convention’s official vendor directory, and that facilities will be provided for nursing mothers.

Nope. Uh-uh. No way. Democrats telling [fill in the blank] to pay for their own [fill in the blank]? Obviously this Peters lady is an impostor.

“We believe this practice of discrimination needs to end in 2012,” said Pacific Shore NOW President Zoe Nicholson. “This is the year for the Democratic leadership to demonstrate comprehensive support of women, ending this outdated practice and to state publicly that it supports true family values.”

Family values? Are we sure Nicholson is protesting the right convention?

A Republican National Convention spokeswoman did not respond to TheDC’s request for child-care policies at the RNC in Tampa.

Sigh. Looks like the war on women might be a two-front battle.

– By Kyle Wingfield

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204 comments Add your comment

Really?

August 22nd, 2012
5:14 pm

This is nothing compared to what the Repubs have done and are doing to women. Although this should and can be fixed, if this is the worst NOW et al can come up with against the Dems, it’s still a one front war with the Repubs

Road Scholar

August 22nd, 2012
5:15 pm

Don’t worry. Just drop the kids off at Kyle’s house!

Not Blind

August 22nd, 2012
5:18 pm

In this case it’s more like women at war with common sense.

Pizzaman

August 22nd, 2012
5:29 pm

So the Repubs are going to have more kids and women on the floor than the Dems? Yea right!

Hurricane warning: a “hard blow” threatens the convention of “blowhards”!

Rafe Hollister, suffering through Oblamer's ineptocracy

August 22nd, 2012
5:31 pm

There is an answer to all those urchins, Sandra Fluke. I think she is speaking about the joys of birth control at the convention. Listen up, so you can free up, for Dem 2016, gotta support Barry once again.

I Report (-: You Whine )-: mmm, mmmm, mmmmm! Just sayin...

August 22nd, 2012
5:37 pm

They planted to the seed, the seed spoiled, the maggots came to eat the seed and grew to be gigantic maggots and began to eat the seed planter. The seed planter likes the maggots because they vote for the seed planter. The seed planter grows more weak and stupid but he has given forth with many new maggot voters.

And they want to plant another seed, cause we need more maggots.

And this concludes our key note speech at the DNC.

Fred ™

August 22nd, 2012
5:42 pm

Yo Kyle? Do you and Jay have a bet going on as to who can post the most nonsensical, insipid story tonight to fire up the crazy’s?

I read Jay’s topic and thought, man that has to be the dumbest thing I ever read but then I come here and it has competition.

MarkV

August 22nd, 2012
5:42 pm

Pretty funny, Kyle trying to divert the attention from the “legitimate rape” outrage to an issue of “automatic access for young children on the convention floor.” I am sure that is a much more important concern for millions of women.

I Report (-: You Whine )-: mmm, mmmm, mmmmm! Just sayin...

August 22nd, 2012
5:44 pm

Aahhh, MarkV professes that he can only think of one thing at a time.

WaitAWhileKyle

August 22nd, 2012
5:44 pm

Come on Kyle, is this a straw man argument or what on your part? The convention ain’t even happened yet. Get yourself to Fox News or blather radio. It’s where you need to be.

Interested Observer

August 22nd, 2012
5:45 pm

Speaking of the war on women, Ryan co-sponsored a federal personhood law that, if enacted, would ban ALL abortions (rape, incest, life/health of mother), in-vitro fertilization and certain types of birth control.

With regard to Governor Romney, when asked if he would support a similar personhood amendment, he said “absolutely.”

The press seems confused by his. Romney and Ryan take both sides of an issue, and then the press seems to want to give them the benefit of the doubt by believe the positions that are more likely to help their cause. In my view, they don’t deserve the benefit of the doubt. When speaking to conservative audiences, when co-sponsoring legislation, they’re no different then Todd Akin. They want to ban ALL abortions (no exceptions), in-vitro fertilization, and certain types of birth control.

The Republican war on women is real.

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/hr212/text

Doug

August 22nd, 2012
5:46 pm

Really. Is that it? Do you get paid for this, or do you pay the AJC for your space?

MarkV

August 22nd, 2012
5:46 pm

Aahhh, I report professes that he cannot think at all.

Fred ™

August 22nd, 2012
5:52 pm

Doug

August 22nd, 2012
5:46 pm

Really. Is that it? Do you get paid for this, or do you pay the AJC for your space?
+++++++++++++++++++

Of course he gets paid meathead, just like you get paid for accounting. Don’t youwish you had the gig?

Dave

August 22nd, 2012
6:05 pm

The flap is kinda funny. But, I’d like to read your take on the Republican platform’s and many of its leaders’ a bit more important war on women.

Akin says no exceptions, Ryan did too until he got a shot at the number two job and now defers to his potential boss. The platform, of course to be forgotten once it’s voted on and a bunch of prominent Republicans say women should just suck it up and live with the results of rape be it legitimate, forceable or whatever other adjective you want to insert. The group not weighing in is GOP women. Secretary Rice is in the news for being made a member at Augusta, but not a word about the platform or Romney’s, Ryan’s or Akin’s views about rape.

Perhaps a piece on you can’t be a one issue voter, even if the party’s position on that issue is odious?

I Report (-: You Whine )-: mmm, mmmm, mmmmm! Just sayin...

August 22nd, 2012
6:07 pm

I’ve got to give the libs credit, usually, in cases where a kid “burdens” a woman, they kill the kid.

Maybe they don’t now because it’s on tv?

Kyle Wingfield

August 22nd, 2012
6:13 pm

MarkV @ 5:42: Right, I tried to divert attention from Akin’s remarks by … blogging about them Monday.

WaitAWhile @ 5:44: I’m not sure you know what either a “straw man” or an “argument” is.

Fred ™

August 22nd, 2012
6:15 pm

You think WE have problems? Look what Great Britain is battling…….

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/prince-harry-nude-photos-las-vegas-154752590.html

oldfart

August 22nd, 2012
6:17 pm

Will Todd Akin be present at the Republican Convention? His presence might offend a lot of women but it would show that Republicans still have a place in their heart for stupid people.

ooooooooooo la la

August 22nd, 2012
6:20 pm

I report

Do you have any unbiased information to show that only liberals get abortion or is that 6:07 just more of your usual stupidity and yearning for attention?

Hillbilly D

August 22nd, 2012
6:21 pm

Sounds like some folks want to have their cake and eat it too. Come on November; hurry up and get here and get it over with.

oldfart

August 22nd, 2012
6:26 pm

Yeah Fred. “A prince who can have any bird in the tree” was spied upon illegally inside a hotel room and happened to be nude in the presence of a single 27 year old female. It being in Vegas and all I will bet they even fornicated. What a scandal. I doubt we can even get a Vicar too worked up on this one. Perhaps a Mullah?

Towncrier

August 22nd, 2012
6:28 pm

Kyle, you (like others before you) are merely pointing out the obvious – that the incendiary and caricatured phrase “war on women” (like many such phrases cast about in political debates and races) is meant only as an emotional attack on the other party and to thereby gain (or retain) political power. Once that power is secured, what is done? Well, look at the present state of things and see. Anyone who is not committed to doing the right thing but instead wants to gratify mainly his or her own interests is likely to be a hypocrite.

I Report (-: You Whine )-: mmm, mmmm, mmmmm! Just sayin...

August 22nd, 2012
6:30 pm

Yeah, la la, you have a point. They didn’t abort you.

Hillbilly D

August 22nd, 2012
6:31 pm

Fred

I answered your AARP question at the bottom of the last thread.

Interested Observer

August 22nd, 2012
6:32 pm

Kyle: I’m pretty sure that WaitAWhileKyle meant that this post is intended to be a red herring. I’m also pretty sure that you knew what he meant.

Towncrier

August 22nd, 2012
6:32 pm

“This is nothing compared to what the Repubs have done and are doing to women.”

How much is the kool-aid?

ooooooooooo la la

August 22nd, 2012
6:37 pm

I report

Thanks. I’m sure you are smiling and your low self esteem got a boost if even for a moment or two.
Glad that made you feel good

Your God and family are so proud

MarkV

August 22nd, 2012
6:40 pm

Kyle Wingfield @6:13 pm: “MarkV @ 5:42: Right, I tried to divert attention from Akin’s remarks by … blogging about them Monday.”

Oh yes, Kyle, all that attention you devoted to that issue before switching to something else in 3 hours and 48 minutes.

hsn

August 22nd, 2012
6:41 pm

Kyle said: “MarkV @ 5:42: Right, I tried to divert attention from Akin’s remarks by … blogging about them Monday.”
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No, Mark’s point was NOT whether you blogged about it on Monday or not. His point was that it is STILL “THE STORY” that is being talked about. So, being a republican cheerleader, you would naturally blog about any irrelevant story that will help minimize the pending attention/effects of the Akin story by making democrats feel they are equally at war with women.

Don’t be fooled… Come November, the women of this country will remember the “person-hood amendments,” and the “vaginal ultra-sound device laws,” among others that your right–wing ilk are hell-bent on forcing down their throats and who knows where else on their bodies!

However, as always, you will blame your defeat, not on your dictatorial and fascistic ways but on the mainstream media.

ooooooooooo la la

August 22nd, 2012
6:43 pm

hsn

Don’t forget the dead folks and illegals as well

Centrist

August 22nd, 2012
6:43 pm

Towncrier has this right. Republicans could claim “war on men” by Democrats since there is an equal “gender gap” there. The liberal media has merely parroted the Democrats slogan on cue. The electorate mostly ignores it, like the false income tax, mediscare, felonious Romney, outsourcing jobs issues that aren’t sticking as they sling mud everywhere.

Rafe Hollister, suffering through Oblamer's ineptocracy

August 22nd, 2012
6:44 pm

The GOP needs to flip this “war on women” and say the dims have a “war on future children”. We need many future children to bear the burden of all this debt.

Towncrier

August 22nd, 2012
6:48 pm

“No, Mark’s point was NOT whether you blogged about it on Monday or not. His point was that it is STILL “THE STORY” that is being talked about.”

Funny…I kind of though a national debt over 16 trillions dollars, a three year unemployment rate of over 8%, rapidly escalating medical costs, proliferating gangs, a massive illegal immigration problem and other such UNSOLVED and DIRE circumstances that threaten the existence of our country was the STORY.

Thanks for straightening me out.

Don't Tread

August 22nd, 2012
6:51 pm

Well we can’t have kids running around the convention floor because they might get into the adult beverages and undocumented recreational pharmaceuticals, or overhear the conversations regarding the adult-themed parties that will be occurring later in the evening. They might report that back to a teacher or police officer or something, and that would be bad press.

Democrat – uh, let’s see, “lifestyle choices” and kids don’t mix well.

MarkV

August 22nd, 2012
6:51 pm

Towncrier @ 6:48 pm

You are not watching much TV, do you?

Just saying..

August 22nd, 2012
6:51 pm

DNC child care is an issue equal to a Party plank affecting 32,000 rape victims a year?
Really?

Rafe Hollister, suffering through Oblamer's ineptocracy

August 22nd, 2012
6:52 pm

So, being a republican cheerleader, you would naturally blog about any irrelevant story that will help minimize the pending attention/effects of

Pick your poison hsn!
If that were true, he could blog on the CBO report that says that if we don’t reauthorize the Obama tax cuts for the rich, we will probably face another tremendous recession and a loss of at least .5% loss of GDP growth.

Kinda shoots a hole in the only economic plan Obama has, raise taxes. So, what now, oh, I know, he is going to say, as he has in the past, he doesn’t care about the economic results, he is going to do what he thinks is right. So, I guess he will still raise taxes and we will suffer once again.

When Obama is involved, there is much that Kyle could blog about, that would be a legit topic.

I Report (-: You Whine )-: mmm, mmmm, mmmmm! Just sayin...

August 22nd, 2012
6:53 pm

Townc – That’s six stories and you lost MarkV in between #1 and #2.

jtu

August 22nd, 2012
6:56 pm

further proof that NOW and Gloria Steinem have become irrelevant. Boo frickin hoo

Rafe Hollister, suffering through Oblamer's ineptocracy

August 22nd, 2012
6:56 pm

Is Rob Lowe doing Dem 2012? Getting a little old for that, I’m guessing.

Centrist

August 22nd, 2012
6:57 pm

@ Towncrier – those issues you mention are Bush’s fault (like tsunamis and hurricanes) according to the Blamer-in-Chief. Ignore these last 4 years and the man behind that curtain. We have much less important issues to focus upon.

But since Georgia is going to give its electoral votes to Romney – it is silly to even have this discussion on an AJC blog. And I doubt blog posts in FL, NC, OH, VA, WI, CO and other “purple” swing states move voters one way or the other, either.

MarkV

August 22nd, 2012
6:59 pm

hsn @ 6:41 pm referred to “THE STORY” that is being talked about. Towncrier (@ 6:48 pm) and I Report (@6:53 pm ) either do not pay attention to what is written in the comments, or to what is talked about in the news programs and talk shows.

Union stooge Get Educated blog distorts issues

August 22nd, 2012
7:04 pm

Continuing “debate” on AJC’s Get Schooled blog about charter schools—is between teachers’ union shills … and teachers’ union shills!

With AJC “moderator” Maureen Downey making a cynical mockery of presenting the issue.
The teachers’ unions, represented locally by the Georgia Association of Educators, are steadfastly against education reform and parental choice. State Schools Superintendent John Barge’s decision to break with other Republicans and oppose the charter school constitutional amendment on November’s ballot plays into their hands.

And predictably, Ms. Downey is doing all she can to see that the anti-parental choice viewpoint is heard—while BLOCKING from comment those of us who advocate for greater choice and freedom to innovate.

Which is why I’m posting here instead.

Towncrier

August 22nd, 2012
7:04 pm

“DNC child care is an issue equal to a Party plank affecting 32,000 rape victims a year?”

What do you think of flamethrowers or chemical weapons in warfare? Unethical? Immoral? How about gross exaggerations in a faux, pretended “war on women” in order to secure or retain political power? Now please step up to the plate and prove that moving to allow no abortions is a “plank” of the national Republican party? Should I take the statements of new BPP as a “plank” of the Democratic party?

hsn

August 22nd, 2012
7:05 pm

Towncrier said: “Funny…I kind of though a national debt over 16 trillions dollars, a three year unemployment rate of over 8%, rapidly escalating medical costs, proliferating gangs, a massive illegal immigration problem and other such UNSOLVED and DIRE circumstances that threaten the existence of our country was the STORY.Thanks for straightening me out.”
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No, remembering that you cons ran this country down the tubes in 8 years and expected everything to be fixed in 4 amidst a global economic crises and two major wars that you lot started, unpaid for, should be what ought to “straighten you out.”

But hey, we have another one of the frauds campaigning to be president.
Here, behold your hero:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_pgfWK3sxw

Towncrier

August 22nd, 2012
7:06 pm

“Towncrier – those issues you mention are Bush’s fault (like tsunamis and hurricanes) according to the Blamer-in-Chief. Ignore these last 4 years and the man behind that curtain. We have much less important issues to focus upon.”

Sorry. I keep forgetting. I think I need another electro-therapy session. I really, really, need to stop worrying and luv da bomb!

weatherwatcher

August 22nd, 2012
7:07 pm

I vote by candidate, not party and I see get a sitter.

weatherwatcher

August 22nd, 2012
7:07 pm

say, not see

Centrist

August 22nd, 2012
7:10 pm

@ Union stooge distorts – Not to worry. Few moderates or conservative (who vote) read the AJC, so Downey, Bookman, Galloway, reporters or editors have little influence except for their minority liberal base. I only post to vent – I know it is worthless as well.