As the GOP continues to repel women voters, can you blame President Obama for opening his arms to greet them?
Just as Mitt Romney was making the case to Newsmax, that paragon of journalistic integrity, that the so-called Republican war on women is entirely concocted by Democrats, Republican Scott Walker was quietly signing a law that repealed Wisconsin’s Equal Pay Enforcement law, which made it easier for women to seek damages in discrimination cases. Driven by state business lobbies, the repeal passed the GOP-dominated Legislature on a strict party line vote, and Walker signed it, with no comment, Thursday afternoon.
President Obama, meanwhile, was hosting a White House summit on women and the economy Thursday. Predictably, Republicans howled that the president is merely courting another “interest group” and playing politics. There was no doubt some politics at play during the summit; at one point participants chanted, “Four more years!”
- Recall-Facing Wis. Gov. Walker Continues ‘War on Women’ With Flurry of Bills (commondreams.org)
- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Overturns Law Meant To Prevent Pay Discrimination Against Women (thinkprogress.org)
- Obama campaign pushes Romney on Wisconsin overturn of equal-pay law (thehill.com)
- Obama Camp Tries to Trip Mitt Romney on Women (usnews.com)
- Scott Walker: My Enemies Are Tormenting My Family (newser.com)
- Ambitious Governor Manages to Crap on Women’s Rights, Health Care & Sex Ed in a Single Day [Polidicks] (jezebel.com)
- Governor Scott Walker So Boxed In He Can’t Make Presidential Endorsement (dekerivers.wordpress.com)