Vote them in for the jobs, but get the anti-woman legislation. In fact, that is what the Republicans have been doing all along. They have done what they can to increase the jobless rates, as was pointed out on the Colbert Report last night by Paul Krugman. In fact, they’ve been cutting down as many public sector jobs as they can in order to hurt the government and the economy.
Of course, the GOP is not just at war with our economy and our public sector jobs. That is only part of their work. They are also at war with women. Last week, Michigan House Speaker Jase Bolger silenced both Representatives Barb Byrum and Lisa Brown for daring to say one anatomical word. As Rep Brown points out:
This is not the first time we’ve seen controversy from Republican leadership while addressing women’s bodies. Last year, Florida Representative Scott Randolph said his wife should “incorporate her uterus” to keep Republicans from trying to control it. He was reprimanded by house leadership for his lack of decorum — but he wasn’t banned from speaking. You can bet that if I were male, my use of the word “vagina” wouldn’t have resulted in being banned from speaking.
She is, of course, correct. After all, as far as many of these men are concerned, women are objects to be possessed and not real people. That is why they can claim all these rights to dictate what women do with their lives and bodies. A petition has been set up condemning Bolger for what he did. What is more, here is Dr. Rachel Maddow regarding the GOP War on Women: