Democrats Ratchet Up the War For Wome...

Democrats Ratchet Up the War For Women's Votes in Charlotte

There are 345 comments on the Roll Call story from Sep 7, 2012, titled Democrats Ratchet Up the War For Women's Votes in Charlotte. In it, Roll Call reports that:

Democrats in Charlotte, N.C., this week focused an aggressive counterpunch to the GOP's concerted efforts to reach out to female voters and shrink the gender gap in a messaging war that could determine the outcome of the election.

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“Old 16th Graveyard hole”

Since: Nov 11

Philadelphia, PA

#24 Sep 7, 2012
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Then why do the GOPasaurs support BANNING women from making their own reproductive decisions by CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT???
And you still wonder why Obama leads with women 51%-41%?
Keep up the good work; Obama will be re-elected in another landslide!
Sigh, what "reproductive decisions" are you talking about. So far, no one has been able to articulate just what that means. Please enlighten me. Surely you can't possibly mean abortin up to and including the day of delivery!
Cat74

United States

#26 Sep 7, 2012
Yes, they mean abortion up to the date of birth of the fully formed child if that is what the mother chooses,and they want taxpayers to pay for it. And there are women who choose just that option.

“Liberal Teachers ruin Kids”

Since: Mar 09

Paradise Valley Arizona

#27 Sep 7, 2012
Democrats Ratchet Up the War For Women's Votes in Charlotte

Yea too bad its not going to work.
Women are smarter than that , and they care more about the economy, and what they pay on their bills and what it is costing to run their households

Price of gas $3.80 -$4.15 under this Obama

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#28 Sep 7, 2012
Mykro wrote:
<quoted text>No, they want to be 'legitimately' raped. It's the free form of teabag birth control.
Stop fantasizing about it. That's not healthy. You'll turn into Bill Clinton.

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#29 Sep 7, 2012
Ballybunion wrote:
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LOL - It was FIVE points and that's with a 3+/- Margin of error, Romney got a much bigger one and this poll was taken BEFORE the news of the jobs failure was fully reported. Keep drinking the Koolade. When are you guys going to understand that WE fact check?
More like a 3 point bump from Gallup;

http://www.gallup.com/poll/150743/obama-romne...
Chicopee

United States

#30 Sep 7, 2012
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Then why do the GOPasaurs support BANNING women from making their own reproductive decisions by CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT???
And you still wonder why Obama leads with women 51%-41%?
Keep up the good work; Obama will be re-elected in another landslide!
I keep hearing that the GOP wants to ban this and that, that they want to overturn Roe v Wade and who knows what else, yet I have yet to see the legislation, proposal or anything else to back this up.
Women who support Obama are generally childless professionals who think children would ruin their lives, scads of single women/mothers who know which party is going to keep them on the dole, and college aged and twenty something's still shaking off their university brainwashing-I mean, education.
Many mothers and working mothers have learned better. NOW had us convinced we could have it all. Instead, we have two full time jobs, career and mother, and if we aren't earning enough to pay for houecleaning, yard work and can't afford to eat out four nights a week, we end up running ourselves ragged while we pay others to take care of our children so we can hit the floor running at 5:15 AM and don't get to sit down until it's time to go to bed, so we can get up and do it again tomorrow.
But our daughters have wised up. More women are staying home with preschool children than were twenty years ago...wanna bet most of those mothers were latchkey kids themselves?
And most of those women won't be voting for Obama or are buying one word of the DNC's war on women.
Responsibility

Redwood City, CA

#31 Sep 7, 2012
Vance1 wrote:
Democrats Ratchet Up the War For Women's Votes in Charlotte Yea too bad its not going to work.
Women are smarter than that , and they care more about the economy, and what they pay on their bills and what it is costing to run their households Price of gas $3.80 -$4.15 under this Obama
I think it is dangerous, dismissive and not very intelligent for the republicannots to dismiss this issue and believe that womens health and reproductive rights are not important to women as equal pay, gas prices etc.

Yes we women "are smarter than that" and care about our economy, our country and our bodies.
Sunshine

Waldorf, MD

#32 Sep 7, 2012
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
What a great week for the Democratic brand and the President of the United States as the Democratic Convention was a complete success as they put on a show of pure energy and enthusiasm that will create a wave that will carry Obama into a second term. The DNC convention just exposed the republican’s convention as a pathetic gathering of hatful idiots in Tampa, LOL.
Gallup has Obama getting a 9 point bounce from his convention… WOW!!!!!!!!!!
I wonder how much of a "bump" obama would have received if he spoke at the Bank of America stadium. You know damn well that there would have been a lot of empty seats. Empty seats for an empty suit!
Responsibility

Redwood City, CA

#33 Sep 7, 2012
Chicopee wrote:
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I keep hearing that the GOP wants to ban this and that, that they want to overturn Roe v Wade and who knows what else, yet I have yet to see the legislation, proposal or anything else to back this up.
Chickpea, enjoy -

The Republican assault on women's rights goes far beyond rhetoric. According to the Guttmacher Institute, 916 measures meant to curb reproductive rights were introduced in the first quarter of 2011 alone. The institute found that the proposals were "more hostile to abortion rights than in the past." Guttmacher further reported that "[o]ver the course of 2011, legislators in all 50 states introduced more than 1,100 provisions related to reproductive health and rights. At the end of it all, states had adopted 135 new reproductive health provisions -- a dramatic increase from the 89 enacted in 2010 and the 77 enacted in 2009." It added:


Fully 92 of the enacted provisions seek to restrict abortion, shattering the previous record of 34 abortion restrictions enacted in 2005 (see chart). A striking 68% of the reproductive health provisions from 2011 are abortion restrictions, compared with only 26% the year before.

http://mediamatters.org/blog/2012/09/07/bill-...
Chicopee

United States

#34 Sep 7, 2012
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Unfortunately for the GOPasaurs the majority of people only hear about the drop fom 8.3% to 8.1%.
At this rate the unemployment rate will fall below 8% before the election.
Oh well, you can still hope for another terrorist attack on America or maybe Israel will grant your wish and attack Iran so gas goes over $5.
So sad that all the "patriotic" republicans are wishing for bad economic news or pain & suffering for Americans just so they can have a chance at winning the election.
Yes, and unfortunately, those of us paying the slightest bit of attention know that the drop from 8.3 to 8.1 was due to 368,000 Americans dropping out of the job search...as in, their bennies ran out, they don't have jobs but are no longer counted as looking for work because they are no longer on the umemployment rolls.
I'm a patriot and want to see this country and its citizens get out of this economic disaster, but by now, I've learned not to get excited by every jobs report or drop in unemployment percentage...the two biggest drops this year were both statisitical calculations, not new jobs. And every decent jobs report ends up getting revised downwards a week or two later.
I would gleefully support and vote for Obama if his policies were making things better, but they aren't.
Responsibility

Redwood City, CA

#35 Sep 7, 2012
Chicopee wrote:
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Women who support Obama are generally childless professionals who think children would ruin their lives,
Dearie, children are a life time commitment and most intelligent (childless/professional or otherwise) mothers (and it should be fathers too) know the decision should not be taken lightly.

Our divorce rate is high and perhaps that should also be considered as a way we "ruin" our childrens lives.

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#36 Sep 7, 2012
Woman in a Romney ad claiming to be a disillusioned Obama voter actually a GOP staffer before the 2008 elections - what filthy liars these people are!

http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/09/rnc...

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#37 Sep 7, 2012
Eighthman wrote:
By 2016 there will be a weakening of America's position as a Superpower
Right, because without our nukes, we are only the strongest country in the world.

Putting aside that the USA has 1,800 right now and doesn't have plans (as of right now) to reduce it further than that.

Do you have a quota on how many lies you have to post in a day?
Chicopee

United States

#38 Sep 7, 2012
Responsibility wrote:
<quoted text>
Chickpea, enjoy -
The Republican assault on women's rights goes far beyond rhetoric. According to the Guttmacher Institute, 916 measures meant to curb reproductive rights were introduced in the first quarter of 2011 alone. The institute found that the proposals were "more hostile to abortion rights than in the past." Guttmacher further reported that "[o]ver the course of 2011, legislators in all 50 states introduced more than 1,100 provisions related to reproductive health and rights. At the end of it all, states had adopted 135 new reproductive health provisions -- a dramatic increase from the 89 enacted in 2010 and the 77 enacted in 2009." It added:
Fully 92 of the enacted provisions seek to restrict abortion, shattering the previous record of 34 abortion restrictions enacted in 2005 (see chart). A striking 68% of the reproductive health provisions from 2011 are abortion restrictions, compared with only 26% the year before.
http://mediamatters.org/blog/2012/09/07/bill-...
Read Roe v Wade. It granted doctors the right to treat patients, and it didn't grant women any additional rights.
It also struggled to define viability, first deciding that it was the first trimester of pregancy (16 weeks), then amended that to the ability of a baby to survive outside the wombs, albeit with artificial aid. Viability was vaguely considered between 24 and 28 weeks.
It also recognized states rights to legislate abortion laws and guidelines.
The court could not foresee all the changes in medical science, the ability to save very premature babies, could not foresee ultra sounds and sonograms. It could not foresee partial birth abortion, parental notification fights, born alive issues and late term abortion on demand, federal funding for abortions and horror houses like the clinic in New Jersey. And the court wasn't likely to have forseen the blatant disregard for existing abortion laws.
These issues are for the states to handle, and many of the reproductive health provisions that have been enacted or changed are due to the blatant disregard for existing guidelines and laws, and the constant creep towards unfettered abortion on demand right up to 40 weeks.
I have long been ardently pro-choice, but also recognize that the abortion industry itself is its own worst enemy. It's going too far, and that is fueling not only a decline in support nationwide, but also giving the pro-life crowd and the zealots all the amunition they need to put to a vote or enact some very restrictive laws. And that is evidenced by the fact that two of the biggest whistle blowers were hard core pro-choice clinic workers.(Partial birth abortion and "born alive")

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#39 Sep 7, 2012
Sunshine wrote:
<quoted text> I wonder how much of a "bump" obama would have received if he spoke at the Bank of America stadium. You know damn well that there would have been a lot of empty seats. Empty seats for an empty suit!
You don't say?

Romney rally:

http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/...

I do understand: Romney's people said they were going to get an eleven percent bump in the polls from the convention and it turned out he got bumpkiss.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#40 Sep 7, 2012
Chicopee wrote:
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I keep hearing that the GOP wants to ban this and that, that they want to overturn Roe v Wade and who knows what else, yet I have yet to see the legislation, proposal or anything else to back this up.
Ah- so you are a liar.

Here is the PLANK from their platform:

“Faithful to the ‘self-evident’ truths enshrined in the Declaration of Independence, we assert the sanctity of human life and affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed.

We support a human life amendment to the Constitution and endorse legislation to make clear that the Fourteenth Amendment’s protections apply to unborn children.”

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No abortions, no exceptions

“Shoot for the stars”

Since: Dec 10

Planet Earth

#41 Sep 7, 2012
TonyT1961 wrote:
Woman in a Romney ad claiming to be a disillusioned Obama voter actually a GOP staffer before the 2008 elections - what filthy liars these people are!
http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/09/rnc...
These republicans place more concerns on crotch control and keeping the wealthy happy instead of giving an actual plan how they are going to go about creating jobs.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#42 Sep 7, 2012
Chicopee wrote:
Women who support Obama are generally childless professionals
You're a g/d liar.
Chicopee

United States

#45 Sep 7, 2012
Responsibility wrote:
<quoted text>
Dearie, children are a life time commitment and most intelligent (childless/professional or otherwise) mothers (and it should be fathers too) know the decision should not be taken lightly.
Our divorce rate is high and perhaps that should also be considered as a way we "ruin" our childrens lives.
I didn't say that the decision to have children should be taken lightly.
And I didn't say anything about ruining childrens lives.
And since I have children of my own, I'm fully aware that it's a lifetime commitment.
Please read more carefully.
Chicopee

United States

#46 Sep 7, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
Ah- so you are a liar.
Here is the PLANK from their platform:
“Faithful to the ‘self-evident’ truths enshrined in the Declaration of Independence, we assert the sanctity of human life and affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed.
We support a human life amendment to the Constitution and endorse legislation to make clear that the Fourteenth Amendment’s protections apply to unborn children.”
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No abortions, no exceptions
You mean the same "plank" that they've been quoting since 1976?
It has recently been revised.
They want BIPA (Born Alive Infant Protection Act) to actually be enforced. This is to include that the elderly and infirm can't be deprived of food, water or life saving care.
They want to ban sex selection abortions.
They want to ban abortion of any fetus developed enough to feel pain.
Those rotten bastards!
And after 36 years of this "plank", Roe v Wade is still the law of the land. So, why should anyone feel threatened by their "plank"? It's clearly meaningless.

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