I can hardly believe what I'm seeing on Senator Roy Blunt's Facebook page today. You may not believe it yourself. It started with this preamble:
"Next year, the new Republican-led Congress is waging a war for women. We're waging a war for families, workers, seniors and young people who have been burdened by the current administration's policies."
You can see more of this rather outrageous chutzpah and nonsense here:
That is stunning.
It's especially stunning because..... uh... of this---this vote in our own US Senate just earlier this year, aa recently as this last September:
To make that clear. Only this year, just a few months ago, this very same group, the Republicans in the US Senate voted that women were not worthy of and should not get equal pay for equal work.
That, in itself, is amazing. Is this not America? Have we not always told ourselves "All men are created equal"?
And sure, I get that it was a lie then and it's been a lie during our entire union, as a nation, but don't we consider ourselves enlightened enough by now---the 21st Century---to agree that men and women should get the same pay for the same work? That they are, in fact, equal?
"NOT SO!" said the Republican Senators, famously. Infamously.
And not only that, but this is the 2nd time they voted this down. And it was the 2nd time they voted it down THIS VERY SAME YEAR.
And now, all of a sudden, the Republicans have come out to say they're going to wage a 'war for women"?
Are you freaking kidding me?
That entire political party, from the national, federal level, out of Washington, down to the individual states level have repeatedly come out against equality for women and in more ways than just equal pay.
So it's clear this isn't just one example of an extremely wrong-headed policy, note that the following just came out, too, this week from our own Jefferson City:
Hi there, patriarchy! Women in Missouri could soon have to get permission from their sexual partners in order to get an abortion, if state Rep. Rick Brattin gets his way. Brattin has filed a bill saying that "No abortion shall be performed or induced unless and until the father of the unborn child provides written, notarized consent to the abortion."
When asked about how this would effect cases of rape, Rep. Brattin said the woman would have to prove it was a "legitimate rape", echoing ignorant strains of, again, Republican Todd Akin and his remarks from our dark past.
These people just don't quit. They've been so anti-women, and for so long, it would seem laughable now, to hear them say anything like this, if it weren't so tragic for women---and their families, their children and all.
To end today, I leave you with this little beauty from a Missouri Republican out of Jefferson City. You tell me if that political party can honestly now be for women. These people have been incorrigible.