THE SAD AND STUPID AT SALON OFFERED A NAH-NAH HEADLINE ON THEIR LATEST 'WE LOVE OBAMACARE' NONSENSE.
GOOD FOR YOU, SALON. EVERY WORD YOU TYPE THESE DAYS IS STUPID AND UNINFORMED. THE MORE YOU LOVE SOMETHING, THE MORE THE BULK OF AMERICA HATES IT.
THE LATEST GALLUP POLL FINDS THE 'BELOVED' OBAMACARE HAS HIT A NEW LOW WITH ONLY 37% OF AMERICANS SAYING THEY LOVE OR EVEN LIKE IT.
THAT MIGHT MAKE IT MORE POPULAR THAN FADED CELEBRITY BARRY O BUT IT DOESN'T MAKE IT POPULAR.
BUT, HEY, SALON ISN'T POPULAR EITHER. IT USED TO BE THE PLACE TO GO TO AVOID SLATE.
NOW EVEN SLATE IS BETTER THAN SALON.
The war on women never ends. The latest attacking women include US House Rep Nancy Pelosi.
Tammy Duckworth is not only a member of Congress, she's also a veteran of the Iraq War. Nancy Pelosi chose to 'honor' veterans this week by announcing that a veteran who lost both legs in combat would not be allowed to vote by proxy on the issue of who would hold what office -- for example, who would be the next Ranking Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
Duckworth is at home in Illinois. Why doesn't she just fly to DC?
CBS News notes Duckworth "was told by doctor that it was unsafe for her to fly at this stage in her pregnancy."
Joining Pelosi in the war against women? US House Rep Rosa DeLauro who feels that if you grant an exception for Duckworth, you might have to grant exceptions for everyone.
Doesn't Rosa sound like a homophobe against marriage equality? Is she afraid that granting Duckworth the right to vote by proxy will lead to people marrying goats?
What is known is that US Senator Patty Murray busted her rear to ensure that the Senate explored the issues effecting wounded veterans who try to start a family.
What is known is that Nancy Pelosi and Rosa DeLauro had other things to do.
On her website, Rosa proclaims she "believes that as a nation we have an obligation to ensure that these brave men and women who serve our country, as well as their families, have access to the medical care they need" -- wait. If a doctor's orders prevent Duckworth from flying to DC -- and they do prevent her from doing so -- how is Rosa maintaining her belief?
Oh, that's right, she's not.
Again, it was Senator Patty Murray that led on the issue of the needs of wounded veterans when it came to starting families or adding to their families.
It wasn't Rosa or Nancy. Those two? They always seemed to have something 'more important' to do.
The choice -- or so-called choice -- Tammy Duckworth is being given is, if you want to vote, you'll have to put your pregnancy and your own health at risk.
That is a war on women and Nancy and Rosa are leading it.
Nancy doesn't give a damn about rules. Remember Denver in 2008? She stopped the delegate vote, remember?
The vote on the Democratic head for the Energy and Commerce Commission is yet another battle between Nancy and Steny Hoyer who are each backing different candidates. Nancy's taken to referring to Hoyer -- snidely -- as Martin Frost. (In 2002, Nancy took on Frost and won. She also worked hard to ensure that he was redistricted out of office in Texas' redistricting plan. Nancy worked overtime to save certain House members but not Frost who she tossed to the wolves.)
For Nancy (and her supporters) this pissing match justifies denying a pregnant woman a vote.
She should be ashamed of herself.
AP notes Tammy Duckworth has stated she will abide by the decision and that she thinks her colleagues for considering her request. That was a classy move -- and again, it didn't come from Nancy.
Nancy's tasteless and tacky move comes as Disabled American Veterans' Garry J. Augustine (Turlock Jounral) pens a column noting the mistreatment of America's women veterans:
Based on currently available data, it is clear that our country isn't fully meeting the unique physical, emotional and employment needs of women veterans. When they return home, they receive less support than their male counterparts from government programs primarily designed for men.
Today, nearly one in five women veterans has delayed or gone without necessary health care in the past year. One in 11 is unemployed. Former servicewomen experience homelessness at between two to four times the rate of their civilian counterparts.
It's unacceptable that the women who honorably served our country-our mothers, spouses, sisters and daughters-are at risk. A new report released by my organization, Disabled American Veterans, finds that the federal, state, and community programs to support women transitioning out of military service have serious gaps that put some women veterans in jeopardy.
We might suggest Congress could help with that but as Nancy Pelosi's made very clear, the needs of women veterans don't matter to her at all.
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