Day: April 17, 2012

Fox News contributor blames Obama’s ‘disdain’ for women on ‘Marxist’ father

Fox News contributor Sandy Rios

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The Raw Story

A conservative Fox News contributor insisted on Monday that President Barack Obama had a “disdain” for women that he learned from his “Marxist” father and “communist” mentor.

Fox News contributor Sandy Rios, who is vice president of the conservative political action committee Family-PAC Federal, told host Sean Hannity that Obama did not disagree with CNN contributor Hilary Rosen’s assertion that Ann Romney had “never worked a day in her life.”

“His father was a Marxist, his mentor was Marxist,” Rios explained. “The Marxist theory on women is that they should work just like men. There’s a total dripping disdain for women who stay at home and take care of their children. … This is not an accident. This is what they believe. They hold people like Ann Romney and others of us that have stayed home with our children in complete disregard and disdain.”

“That is not what Barack Obama believes,” Democratic Fox News contributor Kirsten Powers disagreed. “You don’t know what you are talking about. You’re making up stuff.”

“Frank Marshall Davis was a communist, that was his mentor,” Rios replied. “His father was a Marxist.”

As Slate’s David Weigel noted last year, “Obama’s past and philosophy makes it very clear that he only read up seriously on socialism and Marxism when he got to Columbia.”

“There is no evidence that Obama ever read his father’s economic papers; if he did, it’s unclear how dense tracts about the problems of post-colonial Kenya would have influenced his thinking about American urban/class politics and economics.”

And contrary to Rios’ claims, Obama has spoken out against Rosen’s remarks, saying it was “the wrong thing to say.”

“It’s not something that I subscribe to,” the president told WCMH-TV in Columbus, Ohio last week.

 Watch this video from Fox News’ Hannity, broadcast April 16, 2012.

916 Anti-Women Bills Introduced By The GOP Since March 2011

The record is clear.  While the GOP claims there is no “war on women”, “anti-women bills” continue to be circulated in almost every state in the union…

Addicting Info

The GOP would have you believe there’s no war on women after they started the war on women. The first opportunity they had to deflect attention away was when Hilary Rosen, off the top of her head, made the comment that Ann Romney never worked a day in her life. We all know what she meant but it gave the right ammunition to turn it into the war on moms. Just so we’re clear, there is no war on moms. That’s just plain malarkey and everyone, including Republicans know it.

The Guttmacher Group compiled fascinating research, proving without a doubt, the war on women in America is indeed real. Since taking over the House in 2010, Republicans have introduced 916 anti-women Bills related to reproductive rights.

Some of these Bills include:

Mandated  pre-abortion ultrasounds.

Revised sex education laws to require schools districts to provide abstinence-only sex education while permitting discussion of contraception only with prior approval from the state.

23 states introduced 57 measures that would restrict abortions in all insurance plans.

That’s only the tip of the iceberg. You can view all on their site.

The GOP refuses to understand women are simply NOT going to allow government to strip away the rights we’ve been living with for decades. Most astonishing is the fact that Republican women are so lost in their own delusions, fear and racism that they don’t get they are voting against their own best interests. Much like a battered woman defends a physically abusive relationship.

As a result of the war on women, many women have decided enough is enough. UniteWomen.Org, started in March by Karen Teegarden and Desiree Jordan last month, has organized a one day march in every state around the country. I will be representing Rock The Slut Vote as their Spokeswoman in Sacramento, California.

If you are a woman who is sick and tired of the GOP attempting to take away your rights, please come join us. This is not the time to be apathetic. It’s time to have your voice heard!!!

The Day In 100 Seconds: Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems

The Day In 100 Seconds: Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems

TPM2012

It may have taken President Obama and the Democrats months of building up the Buffett Rule as a way to boost equity in the tax code, but it only took Fox News and Republicans a few hours to knock it back down. Divisive? Check. Wealth redistribution? Check. Gimmick? Check, Check, Check.

But, unsurprisingly, even the most exciting tax policy vote couldn’t hold a candle to the Secret Service prostitution scandal that broke over the weekend.

Tuesday Morning Blog Round Up

Romney via AFP

 

Romney Selling Inauguration Access

Ann Romney On Seamus Episode: ‘The DogLoved It’

Bill Cosby Blasts Obama Haters Un-American Behavior

Wisconsin Supreme Court won’t take up voter ID case

Obama Skewers Senate Republicans for Blocking the Buffett Rule

The Romneys’ ‘hot mic’ moment: Does it expose their cynicism?

The Secret Service prostitution scandal: A ‘pattern of behavior’?

Romney Wows Tea Party With Promise To End Obama’s War On The Rich

Joe Walsh Challenged Duckworth To A Debate At The Same Time That She Was Serving Army Duty

Miami-Dade Fire Captain Blames Trayvon Martin Killing On ‘Shitbag’ Parents Of ‘Urban Youths’