The Pardu

The Pardu
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

MSNBC Maddow and Sharpton w/Guest On The Gender Pay Gap!

"I would urges us to stop politicizing women...." Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers,  (R) WA., House of Representatives.   

".....They're being used as pawns and find it condescending....." Lynn Jenkins, (R) KA.,  House of Representatives.

When I read the comment above and view the first two minutes of the Politics Nation video below, I think of "Black Conservatives" (all 4% of then) who cling to a GOP that cares nothing about people of color.

Politics Nation 's Al Sharpton and a great discussion of equal pay and reaction to the initiative from the Right. Linked (first two minutes in particular) .

I have embed a of last night's Rachel Maddow Show. Rachel's guest was pictured standing behind President Obama earlier in the day as he spoke before signing two key and critical executive orders regarding equal and fair pay for women. 

As should be expected the GOP is attacking via defensive comment about the president pay initiatives. The first line of defense appears as the rolling-out of two very visible GOP women in House leadership:

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the highest-ranked Republican woman in Congress.

Lynn Jenkins , U.S. Representative for Kansas
Lynn Jenkins, official portrait, 113th Congress.jpg

Sadly, we see far too much of these women as GOP men traipse around announcing regular obstruction against the administration.  McMorris Rodgers and Jenkins often do not speak as GOP men run through GOP House obstruction press briefings.  An exception was McMorris Rodgers and her now famous "couch" response to Obama's 2014 State of the Union Speech. 

Al Sharpton's Politics Nation captured in adjacent video cuts the two women representatives literally looking as foolish as it gets in their sudden front of camera comments.  I guess GOP leadership felt it was time for a woman to step forward and speak. 

Maddow and guest add additional perspective on a problem no American, especially a politician, should strive to either ignore nor sweep out of sight.

The issue has been "out of sight" long enough!

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