Another misogynist Republican


Oh, wait – she’s a Democrat:

I Wouldn’t Have Voted for Obamacare If I’d Known About HHS Regulation

Former Democratic congresswoman Kathy Dahlkemper, a Catholic from Erie, Pennsylvania, cast a crucial vote in favor of Obamacare in 2010. She lost her seat that November in part because of her controversial support of Obamacare. But Dahlkemper said recently that she would have never voted for the health care bill had she known that the Department of Health and Human Services would require all private insurers, including Catholic charities and hospitals, to provide free coverage of contraception, sterilization procedures, and the “week-after” pill “ella” that can induce early abortions.

“I would have never voted for the final version of the bill if I expected the Obama Administration to force Catholic hospitals and Catholic Colleges and Universities to pay for contraception,” Dahlkemper said in a press release sent out by Democrats for Life in November. “We worked hard to prevent abortion funding in health care and to include clear conscience protections for those with moral objections to abortion and contraceptive devices that cause abortion. I trust that the President will honor the commitment he made to those of us who supported final passage.”


Where do I start? Her naivete in trusting Obama? The idea that religions can impose their views on standards of medical care? (Imagine if we let the Christian Scientists do that.)

Or the fact that all pro-lifers aren’t GOPers and/or men?


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45 Responses to Another misogynist Republican

  1. DandyTiger says:

    She’s actually admitting she’s that stupid. Impressive.

  2. DandyTiger says:

    Way OT: Interesting article showing that because of the products made by 500K foreign workers for Apple, there are roughly the same number of new US workers in the new app economy, making on average 119K/yr.

    • JeanLouise says:

      And if we had kept the manufacturing jobs here, we would have had twice as many Americans employed.

      • DandyTiger says:

        Nope. We’d have none. When Apple made all there stuff in the US before their prices were high and they almost went out of business. They way they’re working now and the way these factories operate is the only way this can work until they go further into automation.

        Having said that, if they (and others) can move to mostly automated, then they could move back to the US and the 10’s of thousands of jobs (vs. 100s of thousands) would be higher level engineering types running and servicing the automation.

  3. votermom says:

    OT. garage pro arrived, looks too young to be out of school (ok, I exaggerate, but still, I almost offered him a glass of milk & a cookie). Hope he knows what he’s doing.

  4. yttik says:

    “I trust that the President will honor the commitment….”

    Bahahahaha! : )

  5. yttik says:

    I’m pro-choice and pro-contraception but I’m struck by how stupid this war with the Catholic church is. The majority of Catholics are fairly moderate and look the other way when it comes to contraception. Believe it or not, many Catholic orgs already provide insurance that covers contraception. Oh but no more! Kiss all that away because one of the unintended consequences of Obummer’s policy is going to be a giant leap to the right in solidarity and religious freedom and mutually felt persecution. Hell, even I can empathize with Kathy Dahlkemper and other Catholics.

    So once again we have an idiot president who intentionally or not is going to move the whole country farther to the right and actually wind up making things worse for women.

  6. votermom says:

    An opinion from a conservative tweeter:

  7. DeniseVB says:

    Game Change? Santorum wins Missouri ?

    http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-presidential-campaign/santorum-wins-in-missouri-20120207

    Ok, I’m avoiding all news channels this week, I had no idea anything was going on in Missouri/Missourah.

  8. Lola-at-Large says:

    Check out the uncommitted delegates on the Dem side in Missouri so far: http://www.sos.mo.gov/enrweb/allresults.asp?eid=336

    Approaching 10%! Looking like that’s the PUMA threshhold. Hope it’s making ’em sweat.

  9. fif says:

    omg…Rick Santorum? Seriously people? Just when I think things can’t possibly devolve any more, two states just endorsed a man who equates homosexuality with bestiality and pedophilia. If there is anyone I could loathe more than O, they might have just found him–but I will poke my eyes out before I vote for either one of them.

    • 1539days says:

      The GOP already tried the PUMA friendly candidate in 2008.

      • fif says:

        They cannot win without pulling in moderate Dems and independents, and Santorum will never be able to do that.

      • Three Wickets says:

        Obama won the general election in 2008 because Wall Street and Corporate America wanted him to bail them out. The Fed’s pretty much taken over that bailout role now, so the money establishment don’t really need Obama anymore. They would probably be happier with Romney, especially if he’d kill Dodd-Frank. But OFA and the mainstream media would have a pretty easy time beating one percent Mitt in the general imo. But it’s still early maybe. The 40% of the electorate who are Independent have not made up their mind yet.

  10. 1539days says:

    Ronald Reagan got them,

  11. DandyTiger says:

    Santorum wins MO and MN. He’s 2% behind in CO with a bit over 50% of the vote in. Looks like CO may be a close one. Probably will still go for Romney, but getting that close all by itself is a shock. If Santorum pulls it out, it’s an earthquake.

    • 1539days says:

      Romney can’t even cover his flank. He destroys Newt so he only polls at 10% now then gets bested by Rick Santorum, who is running a Gingrich “I’m above all the bickering” campaign, by the way. He needs some strategy.

      • DandyTiger says:

        Republican’s are slowly walking off the cliff. In a cycle where they should be able to beat Obama, they’re working really hard to lose to him.

        • myiq2xu says:

          Watching this election unfold is like watching a movie like Scream. Alternately horror and comedy, but just when you think you have it figured out something else happens.

  12. DandyTiger says:

    Santorum wins CO. Wow.

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