Friday, June 12, 2015

Scott Walker, Field General in GOP War Against Women

     While Sumner continues to cry for Dennis Hastert and some wealthy GOPers at Reason magazine

     the GOP war against women continues unabated-with total silence from Sumner or any of the libertarians at Reason, or anywhere else for that matter.

     I guess Scott Walker's plan is to maximize the male vote like the Heritage Foundation told the GOP not to worry about immigration reform, just maximize the White vote. 

     "Scott Walker is working hard on widening that gender gap, reports Jenna Johnson:

It came out of nowhere: an open letter from Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker declaring his support for a ban on abortions once pregnancies reach 20 weeks.
The missive delighted antiabortion activists in the state — and set off a scramble in the Capitol here because no such legislation had actually been introduced.
The restrictions, approved this week by the state Senate and likely to be passed by the Republican-dominated State Assembly, underscore the extent to which Walker is positioning himself to be the most fervent antiabortion candidate in the Republican field of presidential hopefuls.
    "I believe there’s a provision that allows a woman to have an extra week if she agrees to have two Wisconsin state senators scream at her that she’s a slut."
     Jeb Bush would like that-he thinks that single women who get pregnant should be 'shunned.' He's a real believer in the power of public shaming.
       Nor for that matter is Jeb 'more moderate' than his brother on abortion rights-and W was no moderate on abortion. 
      "As former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) fundraises with his brother George W., the likely 2016 presidential candidate is widely being positioned in the media as the more moderate of the two. But on the issue of abortion, Jeb actually stands to the right of his elder sibling."
    "Former President George W. Bush has described himself as "pro-life," and in 2003 he signed into law the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban, which outlaws a specific and rarely used procedure. Even so, he was comparatively moderate on abortion rights. Asked directly in 2004 whether he would seek to appoint judges who want to overturn the Supreme Court's landmark abortion rights decision in Roe v. Wade, Bush said that was not something he would take into consideration. "The answer is, no, I will not have a litmus test," Bush said. "I will pick judges who will interpret the Constitution, but I‘ll have no litmus test."
    "George W. Bush also said he supported legal abortion in cases of rape, incest, or if the life of the mother was in danger, and in 2007 he increased funding for the Title X federal family planning program, which funds Planned Parenthood, by $16.8 million. He said in a debate with Al Gore in 2000 that he was looking for "common ground" with abortion rights supporters on the issue and that he would not try to overturn the Food and Drug Administration's recent approval of the RU-486 abortion pill."
    "I hope the FDA took its time to make sure that American women will be safe who use this drug," Bush said.
    "His younger brother Jeb, meanwhile, declared in 2003 that he was "probably the most pro-life governor in modern times." As governor, Bush signed a law to create "Choose Life" license plates in Florida, the proceeds from which flow to anti-abortion advocacy organizations. He also aggressively intervened in two high-profile cases to prevent a mentally disabled rape victim and a 13-year-old girl from being able to have abortions."
     So if you're a woman  Jeb is not a moderate in any way shape or form: when it comes to your vagina. 
     For Jeb to claim to be the most pro-life governor in modern times is saying a lot. In Texas the federal courts just upheld a law that basically shuts down all the women's clinics in the state that offers abortion. We had Bob McDonald's ultrasounds in Virginia-thankfully Governor is in a better place-a US correctional faciliity.
    We had that lying GOP Governor of NC who claimed that he would never sign a single anti-abortion bill sign 2 already.
   Let's not even talk about the abortion laws in Kansas and Georgia. There is quite an impressive GOP Murderer's Row of anti abortion Governors. And Jeb-according to himself-is more anti-abortion than any of them.
    We have every reason to believe him. Today there really aren't any moderates in the GOP-they all end up leaving like Lincoln Chafee or Charlie Crist. 

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