Paul Ryan has caught the dreaded Romnesia bug! President Obama:
“If you come down with a case of Romnesia… and you can’t remember the promises you’ve made over the SIX years you’ve been running for president, here’s the good news! Obamacare covers pre-existing conditions!”
Yes, poor Paul has been hanging around with the very infectious Willard M. Romney for far too long. Romnesia is contagious, but lucky for him, under Obamacare, inoculations are free!
FORT MYERS, Fla. — GOP vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan on Thursday night poked fun at the Democratic argument that the GOP is waging a “war on women.”
Via HuffPo, a refresher course on that nonexistent War on Women that Ryan mocked:
In addition to passing or proposing laws that would limit abortion rights, mandate ultrasounds, allow employers to deny women birth control coverage and defund Planned Parenthood, Republicans have repeatedly come under fire during the past several months for making inflammatory comments about women’s health. Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh called Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke a “slut” for advocating for contraception coverage, Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) said victims of “legitimate rape” rarely get pregnant, and Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) said on Thursday that there should be no abortion exception for the “life of the mother” because “with modern technology and science, you can’t find one instance” in which a woman would actually die from a pregnancy.
At about 4:00, Rich Beeson, political director for Mitt Romney’s campaign, echoed Ryan on ABC7 News. According to him, women’s reproductive rights and equal pay for women are “small things” that are not important to voters.
Paul must have forgotten about his partnership with Todd “Legitimate Rape” Akin, too. Via Think Progress:
…Ryan and Akin also cosponsored a federal personhood bill, the Sanctity of Human Life Act of 2009, which declares that a fertilized egg is entitled to the exact same legal rights as a human being [...]
Lest there be any doubt, this bill is unconstitutional. Congress does not have the power to overrule Roe v. Wade by an ordinary statue, only a constitutional amendment could serve that purpose. [...]
[A] Blastocyst-American would not only enjoy the same constitutional status as a fully grown adult, it would also enjoy any “legal” attributes enjoyed by adults.
That legislation would “legitimize” Blasotcyst-Americans, effectively outlawing many forms of birth control as well as abortion rights.
Did I mention he voted against the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act?
Even Garry Trudeau remembered Paul Ryan’s support of “personhood”:
The trouble with Romnesia: All previous positions and flip flops have been well documented.
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