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To paraphrase a comedian, you know you are a redneck when RNC is trying to emulate you…

RNC was caught with egg on their faces: Republican women had actually access to reproductive rights where the Democrats were happily shutting that door! The shame! They were left behind by bigoted Democrats in the war against women!

According to several Cigna employees, the insurer offers its customers the opportunity to opt out of abortion coverage – and the RNC did not choose to opt out.

And they soon corrected that

Money from our loyal donors should not be used for this purpose,” Chairman Michael Steele said in a statement. “I don’t know why this policy existed in the past, but it will not exist under my administration. Consider this issue settled.”

Playing catch up with the Democrats is hard to do these days, as they are out-republicaning the Republicans

Pheeeew! For a minute there I was worried. There was a brief moment in time – last year when they were all defending Palin and were pointing – rightly – the sexism of the attacks from Obama & his B0bots – they almost looked like human beings. I wasn’t really fooled, but I still enjoyed listening to their words about respecting women.

Now, that the “issue” has been discovered it was swiftly addressed, women lives be damned:

“The policy does not cover abortions unless the life of the mother is in danger,” the NRCC spokeswoman said.

You women should die rather than embarrass the party and that’s that! After all, you’re Republican women, you should be used to that by now!

And from death to prison – Pelosi wasn’t able to answer how comes it’s fair for people to go to prison if they don’t fork their contribution to Obama’s contributors: the insurance companies

Stone: Do you think it’s fair to send people to jail who don’t buy health insurance?

Pelosi: … The legislation is very fair in this respect.

Whether you call it “Obamacare” or bailout to insurance companies, a fairness argument is impossible to make – so slogans are stuttered instead.

Not unlike their hypocrisy in the support for women

While 64 Democrats voted for the amendment, the majority did not – and the Democratic Party’s 2008 platform says the party “unequivocally supports Roe v. Wade and a woman’s right to choose a safe and legal abortion, regardless of ability to pay.” The Democratic National Committee provides abortion coverage to its employees, the committee said.

We’ll see what Stupak will do about that!

And, since this article has a “today in Irony” theme, here’s Katha Politt’s “I could have been a contender” (h/t bostonboomer at the Confluence)

Women Democrats have taken an awful lot of hits for the team lately. Many of us didn’t vote for Hillary Clinton in the primary because the goal of electing a woman seemed less important than the goal of electing the best possible president. Only a self-hater or a featherhead didn’t feel some pain about that

I simply cannot comment on the enormity of that statement.

Not Your Sweetie

November 2009