Friday, February 17, 2012

"It was a stupid joke."
That's how former Rick Santorum described a comment made Thursday by one of his biggest backers. Foster Friess,  was discussing Santorum's stances on social issues during an interview with MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell when he declared: 
"Back in my days, they used Bayer Aspirin for contraception. The gals put it between their knees and it wasn't that costly."
 "He told a bad, off-color joke and he shouldn't have done it, but that's his business." That was Santorum's inane excuse,  Oh really... A stupid joke? Or maybe your candidacy is a stupid joke? What is it about candidates, that cause them to turn obnoxious, opinionated fools. Whenever their lot is queried about a comment or statement, they always use the excuse that the comment was a joke. When is dealing with important issues supposed to be a joke. Sorry sir, I don't seem to have the same sense is humor as yourself. 
And what is it with the republicans and women's rights to begin with. They keep bringing out this issues as if the last one hundred years never happened. To have a Committee on women's issues with no women involved is the height of hypocrisy. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said it best.
We almost couldn’t believe it. Today, at a House Oversight Committee hearing, House Republicans convened a panel on denying access to birth control converge with five men and no women. As my colleague Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney asked, where are the women?" Pelosi says in the email. "Join me in our call to Speaker Boehner, Eric Cantor, Chairman Issa and all House Republicans to demand that women be brought to the table when discussing women’s health issues. Help us gather 50,000 signatures before Congress heads home tomorrow." 
Just one man's opinion
© Neil Feigeles, Neilizms, Friday, February 17, 2012 

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