We Could Be Butterflies, Someday, Though

Wow.  Somebody should tell Reince Priebus “We’re right here, dude. We can hear you.”  Check this out:

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus was on a rhetorical roll Thursday. In an interview with Bloomberg TV set to air this weekend, Priebus said the so-called “war on women” is a Democratic fabrication perpetuated by the media, as frivolous as a “war on caterpillars.”

“Well, for one thing, if the Democrats said we had a war on caterpillars, and every mainstream media outlet talked about the fact that Republicans have a war on caterpillars, then we have problems with caterpillars,” Priebus said. “The fact of the matter is it’s a fiction,” Priebus continued, and it started as a “war against the Vatican.”

Huh.  I wonder which Amendment gave caterpillars the right to vote. Oh, that’s right. Caterpillars aren’t people. Women are. Incidentally, we also vote. I love (Editor’s note—I don’t mean “love”) how his dismissal of the “war on women” includes the insinuation that our dumb lady brains believe whatever “mainstream media outlets” tell us, and that we can’t figure out for ourselves that there has been a serious up-tick in bills at the state and federal level whittling away our access to reproductive health care. The article I just linked is from last year, and as it predicts, things have been getting worse.  And one can’t help but note that this up-tick came right after the 2010 elections and the Tea Party insurgency that put more Republicans in office.

Fancy that.

If Reince Priebus is confused about how we can figure this out for ourselves, he might want to direct his attention to fellow Republican, Sen. Lisa Murkowski:

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) spoke out forcefully in favor of reproductive rights on Wednesday in Homer, Alaska, as many in her party have sought to restrict them.

“It makes no sense to make this attack on women,” she said at a local Chamber of Commerce luncheon, according to theHomer News. “If you don’t feel this is an attack, you need to go home and talk to your wife and your daughters.”

Or maybe he could listen to Sen. Olympia Snowe:

Just a few years ago, Snowe recalled, she stood with President Barack Obama as he signed the Fair Pay Act named after Ledbetter. The political debate today “comes to contraceptive coverage,” Snowe said.

“You know, it really is surprising, because I feel like it’s a retro-debate that took place in the 1950s,” Snowe said. “It’s sort of back to the future, isn’t it? And it is surprising in the 21st century we would be revisiting this issue. And Sandra Fluke should have been commended, not condemned, for her courage in expressing her own views and beliefs before members of Congress.”

Or maybe he can’t understand them, because he doesn’t speak “caterpillar”.

But just to pile on his craptastic point a bit—let’s just take a gander at the so-called “war against the Vatican” Priebus would have us believe is a real thing.  Here’s one scene from the battlefield:

Xavier University will stop offering contraception coverage through its health plan this summer, according to a report from WLWT News. The Jesuit university will no longer cover birth control or sterilization except for non-contraceptive reasons. Recently, several Protestant colleges warned they might discontinue health insurance to students if the Obama administration did not alter its contraception rule. Some other Catholic universities, like the University of Dayton, have offered contraception coverage in the past and say they will continue to do so. The Obama regulation allows religiously affiliated organizations to opt out of offering birth control.

So let’s get this straight—this university is going to discontinue contraception coverage—which it had been providing without a qualm before—because they just discovered they had some moral issues with it? Or is this more of a politically-timed hissy fit, to say they can’t either be made to do something which, under the rule as it exists, their insurance company, and not them, would actually be doing?

Nice try. I’m gonna go with “hissy fit” on this one.  Then I’m gonna sit here eating mulberry leaves until silk shoots out my butt.

Posted by Vixen Strangely on 04/05/12 at 09:08 PM • Permalink

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It’s not a war, and besides that, they started the war!

Why all the comparisons to non-mammals?  It’s bizzare.  They should just go full-tilt with it, I think.  “When Democrats don’t even have three bones in their middle ear, how can you trust them to keep America safe?  Members of class mammalia?  More like members of class hateamerica!”

I figured that former Imperial Grand Moff Reince Priebus would have been received better training at the Imperial Naval Academy, but he must have skipped class when they went over the whole women’s suffrage thing.

So let’s get this straight—this university is going to discontinue contraception coverage—which it had been providing without a qualm before—because they just discovered they had some moral issues with it?

This statement epitomizes the unholy mess that the GOP has made of itself in the 21st century . . . like thawing mastadons (or, if you prefer, great garish moths bursting from their tattered cocoons) into a time and place that no longer supports their prehistoric existence.

Yes, but Obama is a mooslim kenyan sleeper agent thingy.

The right hates us so much, their followers that is, that the followers ENJOY it when their leaders lie, because Dems are then forced to play the GOP Alternate Reality Game.

At this point, their candidates need demonstrate nary a moral bone in their bodies, not a lick of sense, not a milliliter of compassion. Its pure unadulterated hate directed at all things to the left of white nationalism.

Priebus is more low key than his unlamented predecessor Michael Steele but he is every bit as stoopid.

And one can’t help but note that this up-tick came right after the 2010 elections and the Tea Party insurgency that put more Republicans in office.

Ah, the Progressives Get Their Knickers In A Knot elections of 2010!  They sure showed Obama, didn’t they?

Recently, several Protestant colleges warned they might discontinue health insurance to students if the Obama administration did not alter its contraception rule.

Protestants have nothing to do with the Vatican, which is the one being warred on, so what the hell are they complaining about?  Plus, why would they have to stop all health insurance when they can just drop the contraceptive part?  Besides, I didn’t think Protestants were against contraception.  Perhaps I know too many horny buggers that are COE.

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