Monday, August 27, 2012

Because We Need Daddy's Help

(Editorial cartoon by Kevin Siers / Charlotte Observer (August 24, 2012) and featured at McClatchy DC. Click on image to enlarge and then return.)

Mitt Romney spent the last few days campaigning in Ohio before the GOP convention. One of his main goals was obviously to reach out to women, to reassure them that the whole notion of a Republican War Against Women was an Obama fabrication. He handled the issue in typical Romney fashion.

Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney declared Saturday that "women need our help" as he promised to promote women-led businesses should he defeat President Barack Obama in November's election. ...

"Just a word to the women entrepreneurs out there, if we become president and vice president, we want to speak to you, we want to help you," Romney said with running mate Paul Ryan at his side during an outdoor rally that drew an estimated 5,000 people to the Columbus area. "Women in this country are more likely to start businesses than men. Women need our help."
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So there, Barack Obama! Mitt is too going to look out for women's interests, because they need help, help only a man can give them.

Notice how it's not all women who would get protected by this manly man, just the entrepreneurs. He, a very successful businessMAN will help them. The rest of us? Eh, not so much.

Evidence of that came as he took on the issue of women's reproductive rights.

Addressing contraceptives, Romney said he and other Republicans “of course … recognize that people should have a right to use contraceptives. There’s absolutely no validity whatsoever to the Obama effort to try and bring that up.”

Romney has, however, vowed to end federal funding of Planned Parenthood, which, along with other services, provides contraceptives to those who cannot otherwise afford them. ...

On abortion, Romney said: “That is something where men and women have alternative views on that, or different views. We look at an issue like that with great seriousness and sobriety and recognize that different people have reached different conclusions,” Romney continued. “But it’s not just men who think one way, women also in many cases are pro-life. There are two lives at stake: the child — the unborn child and the mom — and I care for both of them.”
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I guess we needn't bother our pretty little heads over such issues. Big Daddy Mitt will handle them, just like his party has in adopting a plank in its platform which would not allow abortions for any reasons, including rape, incest, or the health of the woman.

Since I doubt Mitt carries any change, someone really ought to loan him a quarter so that he can buy a clue.

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