Audio: Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R): It “makes no sense” for Republicans to “attack women”


    Finally, a Republican – Lisa Murkowski of Alaska – admits the obvious: there IS a war on women being waged by the GOP. No, it makes absolutely zero sense politically for Republicans to attack women’s rights, women’s health care, etc., and the results are showing up in polling that confirms a huge “gender gap” between the Republicans and Democrats (advantage: blue team!). Yet Republicans persist.

    Why? Perhaps we should ask leading Republican and “Red State” founder Erick Erickson – who said, “I kind of like the idea that women aren’t members of The Masters. Good Lord, I don’t want to be hanging out at some women’s event!” – his opinion on the subject? Or maybe we should check in with Transvaginal Bob McDonnell, who is almost certainly off of Willard’s ticket because of HIS reactionary views towards women (has anything changed since his “thesis,” in which he wrote, among other things, “Every level of government should statutorily and procedurally prefer married couples over cohabitators, homosexuals, or fornicators”)? Or, we might ask Cuckoo Ken Cuccinelli, who has been fighting hard to restore pre-existing condition exclusions for women (and for men too), to kick 20-somethings off of their parents’ health insurance policies, etc? Or maybe we could dial in to Rush Limbaugh, a raging, pill-popping misogynist who calls women “sluts” and lots of other horrible things.  Or…many, many others on the right? Yeah, take your pick, let us know how the conversation goes, and good luck!

    P.S. Why would Lisa Murkowski, or any other woman, remain a member of this misogynistic party? It makes about as much sense as African Americans, Latinos, religious minorities, GLBT people, anyone who cares about the environment, anyone who respects science and reason, or anyone who believes that “bombs away” isn’t the answer to every international problem remaining a member of the Republican’t Party. Just. Don’t. Do. It.

    • Tom

      If he’s afraid of McStupid because he wouldn’t veto the War against Women bills from the crazy GA, maybe he thinks Lisa could help him convince the female GOP and independents that he is o.k. with allowing women to take back control of their own health decisions (and bodies) from the Dirty Idiot old Party Shitheads (DIPSHITS) who want to take possession of womens’ most personal body parts and most personal and pivate medical decisions.

      And Lisa could also help the Mittster explain how his Romneycare was (or was not) the model for Obamacare, and why the mandate was good for Mass. but bad for the rest of the country. Maybe Lisa and Mitt could play the game of “good cop/bad cop”, with the main problem being that Romney would find himself switching sides and forgetting if he was supposed to be the good cop or the bad cop. At the very least, Lisa and Mitt would be an entertaining team. Maybe the Obama campaign could outsource their fundraiser entertainment to that Pres.-VP team.

      Get stocked up on that popcorn and beer, folks. No matter who Romney picks, it’s bound to be entertaining when they hit Virginia with their circus rode show.


    • Tom

      I guess if Mitt rode his circus ponies around, maybe the “rode show” might fit.

      Sorry about the poor attempt at humor. I think I need an “Attitude Adjustment Hour” drink (formerly, Happy Hour). I just won’t feel happy until we’ve disposed of this GOP clown circus in November.