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This is too funny especially in light of your post on the War on Women and election year demographics and the gender gap.

Richard Hanna, GOP Congressman, Tells Women To Give Their Money To Democrats


As the only Republican Congressman at a rally for the Equal Rights Amendment on Thursday, Rep. Richard Hanna (R-N.Y.) gave women an unexpected piece of advice: Give your money to Democrats.

"I think these are very precarious times for women, it seems. So many of your rights are under assault," he told the crowd of mostly women. "I'll tell you this: Contribute your money to people who speak out on your behalf, because the other side -- my side -- has a lot of it. And you need to send your own message. You need to remind people that you vote, you matter, and that they can't succeed without your help."

The Equal Rights Amendment, which Congress passed in 1972 but has not yet been ratified by the necessary 38 states, simply says that equality under the law "shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any state on account of sex." Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) reintroduced the legislation this year in hopes that it would finally become a part of the Constitution.


All I can say is, "Amen"

Originally posted to Flint on Fri Mar 23, 2012 at 02:17 PM PDT.

Also republished by DKOMA.

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  •  Gotta understand Hanna- he is a lying sleazoid.... (2+ / 0-)
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    Flint, weck

    who ran a viciously dishonest campaign against Mike Acuri in 2010 to win his seat after narrowly failing in 2008. (Of course, Acuri didn't help his own cause when he cravenly voted against the Affordable Care Act; profiles in cowardice).

    Hanna stands strongly with the plutocrat/business lobby, and is a co-sponsor of House legislation attempting to destroy the Affordable Care Act. He has also worked diligently to sabotage any attempt to address global warming/CO2.

    The only thing admirable about Hanna is his consistent support of womens' and LGBT rights. But that's not especially daring in socially liberal NY State.

    •  Seems to be a trend starting here... (3+ / 0-)
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      Women's Issues Cause NY Republican Lawmaker to Support Obama

      Questions about women and women's health have dominated the political debate over the past weeks, and at least one female Republican lawmaker is unhappy with her party’s record. New York Assemblyman Teresa Sayward (R), who is retiring after serving a decade in Albany, told the New York political program Capital Tonight that she does not support any of her party’s presidential candidates, because of their stances on women.

      She also took an apparent shot at Republicans’ opposition to President Obama’s birth control mandate, saying, “It’s disheartening for me to see our party move away from what it was always about and that is to stay out of people’s lives, let them live their lives, don’t impose their religion on anybody else.”

      •  I love the reactions on the right... (4+ / 0-)
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        The continuing attack from the Men who wear dresses and the churc h lady... isn't that special?

        Democrats Charge Republicans With Hating Women

        As Democrats decry Rush Limbaugh for his attacks on Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke and wring their hands about the lack of civility in public discourse, their leaders are waging an all out assault to smear Republicans as a crude band of misogynists eager to strip women of their rights.

        Democrats are leveraging Limbaugh’s insult of Fluke as part of a campaign to raise money and appeal to women voters by charging Republicans with waging a “war on women.”

        Limbaugh called Fluke, also a “reproductive rights” activist, a “slut” and a “prostitute” for her support for forcing Catholic institutions to pay for her birth control.

        Democrats are desperate to shore up support from women, who swung strongly toward Republicans during 2010, helping hand the GOP the House, and who had grown markedly less enthusiastic about President Obama. But polling in the last few weeks shows women’s support for Obama rising amid the political firestorm over birth control.


        I love the "desperate" reference when all the polls show the rethugs are the ones who are desperate.

  •  This guy is my congressman. (4+ / 0-)
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    weck, agrenadier, Flint, Larsstephens

    He may be steamrolled by the Dem in November (redistricting) -- because he is Not Sufficiently Insane for the hardcore right establishment around here.

    Not routinely off their script, but every now and then, he riffs a good thought.

    Glad you posted this.

    •  You're welcome... (1+ / 0-)
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      Its just funny after McCain goes on the Sunday talk show and says we gotta get away from this contraception thing and grant women their right to make decision about their own health care... and Hutchison's new found concern about women's health care.

      Both of whom voted for the Blunt amendment to deny women access to health care.

      The rethugs can't distance themselves from this fast enough! :-)

  •  Flint, where'dja git the grafik? I like it! (0+ / 0-)

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