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GOP Women Are Re-branding Their Message And Asking All Women To Vote Democratic

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It's no secret that the Republican party is having a hard time connecting with women -- actually they're having a hard time connecting with women, college-educated men, immigrants, people of color, the poor, the unemployed, non-evangelicals, pro-lifers, the uninsured, and non-racist white folks. Bottom line-- they got troubles in more than just River City. But have no fear. They plan to do something about it.

According to HuffPo:

WASHINGTON -- A group of GOP Congress members led by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) on Wednesday unveiled a package of bills aimed at improving women's economic situations and attracting women voters.

They call it their "War For Women." Yes, that's the ticket, Ms. Rogers. A "war for women." That sounds so cool. Don't hold back. What is it? Do tell.

The proposals include tax credits for childcare, a bill that prevents retaliation against employees who ask about equal pay and a bill that allows employees to trade overtime pay for paid family leave and sick leave. Some of the bills are ones that have already passed the House, while others are new proposals.

Wait a minute. Why do those proposals sound so familiar? Oh, that's because those are the Democratic proposals that the Republican-led House has voted down.

The GOP's new women's economic agenda comes more than a year after the House Democrats unveiled their own agenda -- called "When Women Succeed, America Succeeds" -- which Republicans have consistently opposed. Republicans blocked the Paycheck Fairness Act earlier this year, which would have banned employers from retaliating against women who talked about their salaries with their coworkers and would have allowed women a longer window to sue their employers for pay discrimination based on gender.

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What does all this mean? It's simple. Republicans are asking women to stand up for what's right, just and fair. The women of the GOP are asking women across the nation to cast off their "second class shackles" of Republicanism and vote Democratic. Yup, very simply that's what their plan is. And I like it.

Finally something that makes sense from the mouths of the "challenged" women of the Republican party. After all of these years of being led around by the nose rings of the old white men who run the GOP, the lemming females of the red party have finally seen the light. Hallelujah.

The Republican party, or what's left of it, now has a vision. And it's a solid one. If you're female and you want to vote your own best self-interest, vote Democratic this fall.

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Add A Pinch Of Salt And You’ve Got Whack-A-Doodle Stew

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Here’s what you get when you send fertilizer over to Egypt and expect the results to be anything less explosive than the Oklahoma City/Timothy McVeigh car bomb.

Tea party experts on diplomacy and foreign affairs, stalwarts Michele Bachmann, Louie Gohmert and Steve King spent this past weekend in Egypt thanking the country’s military for overthrowing their elected government. Rumor has it that their real purpose in going there was to get tips on how to overthrow a government because they have plans to do that here in the states.

When it came time to demonstrate this troika’s understanding of the unrest in Eqypt, they began what can best be described as a Saturday Night Live sketch.  Oh, this is priceless. During the threesome’s speeches, they constantly blamed the Muslim Brotherhood for the 9/11 attacks in the U.S.

RAW STORY:

“We have seen the threat that the Muslim Brotherhood has posed here for the people in Egypt. We have seen the threat that the Muslim Brotherhood has posed around the world. We stand against this great evil. We are not for them. We remember who caused 9/11 in America. We remember who it was that killed 3,000 brave Americans. We have not forgotten.”

So much for our Tea party knuckleheads’ understanding of the actual 9/11 details:

In fact, the 9/11 Commission determined that Osama bin Laden and his Al-Qaeda terrorist network were responsible for orchestrating the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 (not the Muslim Brotherhood). Following the attack, the Muslim Brotherhood “strongly condemned” the action.

Deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, who was a top Muslim Brotherhood leader at the time of the attacks, called them “a wrong act which we denounce regardless of its doer.”

So this blathering trio, los tres amigos de locura (insanity) continued their road show, gaff after gaff. They hardly got a fact right. What they were doing in Egypt is anyone's guess. A pending war action in Syria, a total failure by President Obama's official emissaries John McCain and Lindsey Graham 10 days earlier that then these "saviors" pop up, to add to the hijinx.

Lorne Michaels once used a Sarah Palin speech, word for word, as an opening for SNL. It was delivered by Tina Fey. It brought down the house. And when the real Sarah Palin then stepped on the stage, the roar could be heard around the world. You have to hand it to Sarah, she knew she was a joke and was a good sport about it.

Here’s the next verbatim sketch from the comic geniuses at SNL:  Bachmann, Gohmert, and King face the people of Egypt. You'll fight to keep a straight face.

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