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Showing posts with label Michelle Bachmann. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Michelle Bachmann. Show all posts

Friday, November 29, 2013

The Daily GOP Ignominious: Jeb Bush Joins The Rest In Search Of Obama Derangement



On the day before Thanksgiving Jeb Bush showed why this nation needs to bury the Bush name and legacy in time-capsules to be opened only at just before the extinction of life as we know it.  And, then only as an opportunity to review American history and the beginning downfall of a great nation prior to Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush. While the younger Bush has yet to spread an international lie ike his older brother (e.g., WMD, economic crash denial), he has shown that he is not above the ignorance and mendacious politically expedient lie. Alas, we need little validation of Right-wing lies, but it is good to revisit reminders of the extent to which we can believe little from US conservatives, especially their politicians. 

Jeb Bush Tweets...



@JebBushFollow Why would our President close our Embassy to the Vatican? Hopefully, it is not retribution for Catholic organizations opposing Obamacare.

Yes, Jeb Bush knows better than the Wednesday tweet. We posit he is reaching into that bag of Obama Derangement Syndrome (ODS) for opportunity to share in ODS fruit. It would be both too simple and possibly very callous to believe that Jeb Bush does have enough respect for Barack Obama's intellect to know the president lacks such a level of vindictiveness. If the younger Bush truly believes Obama would resort to such child-like fancy, he is an absolute identical Bush W. chip off the old Bush block. And, that is a really sad state for many reasons.

Why shouldn't we be the lest bit surprised?  

The Center for Media and Public Affairs, George Washington University published the results of a study with results indicating the GOP lies three times more than Democrats. The study results are far from a surprise as we consider Fox News, Michelle Bachmann, Bush W., Cheney, and just about any political conservative we can keyboard here. Yes, the GOP is as steadfast in its penchant for misleading/ misinformation (lies) as it is reliable in its inability to effectively manage the US economy.

George Washington University study in brief:
PolitiFact rated 32% of Republican claims as “false” or “pants on fire,” compared to 11% of Democratic claims – a 3 to 1 margin. Conversely, Politifact rated 22% of Democratic claims as “entirely true” compared to 11% of Republican claims – a 2 to 1 margin. 
A majority of Democratic statements (54%) were rated as mostly or entirely true, compared to only 18% of Republican statements. Conversely, a majority of Republican statements (52%) were rated as mostly or entirely false, compared to only 24% of Democratic statements. 
Despite controversies over Obama administration statements regarding Benghazi, the IRS and the Associated Press, Republicans have continued to fare worse than Democrats, with 60% of their claims rated as false so far this month (May 1 – May 22), compared to 29% of Democratic statements – a 2 to 1 margin. 
This study’s findings are similar to those of a previous CMPA study, which found that PolitiFact gave more negative ratings to the Romney campaign than the Obama campaign during the 2012 presidential election campaign

The story behind the relocation of the Vatican Embassy.
Excerpts
Security and cost savings were behind the move, as the State Department estimates it will save $1.4 million a year by moving from the current building. 

The relocated embassy will be 0.1 miles closer to the Vatican, putting the distance at about 1.9 miles between the two.

Additional Information Source 


You would actually vote for these people?

...AND THE BAND PLAYS ON...
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Sunday, November 3, 2013

Rand Paul Tea Party Leader: Credibility, Ethics and Values, Missing Traits?


Plagiarism in speeches from Wiki and now definitive evidence of plagiarism in his book!  Think the book is a buy for ya? 
image via www.ebay.co.uk 


Rand Paul apparently suffers from a lack of traits that are second nature for others.  He either does not understand plagiarism or he does not have common decency in avoiding deceit. In either case, each relates to values and ethics. It seems both personal traits are less than evident in Rand Paul. 

Recent reports from MSNBC, Politico, and Buzz Feed comprise a collective body of investigative work that without question places Paul in need of a Michael Jackson-like "Man in the Mirror" who exhibits combinations of: deceit, dishonesty, lack of ethics, diminished values, disregard for commonly accepted practices, charlatanism, manipulation for acquisition of your money.

If You Wanna Make The 
World A Better Place, 
Take A Look At Yourself, And 
Then Make A Change 
Take A Look At Yourself, And 
Then Make A Change

We realize Paul as a US Senator rode into Washington DC from the "red state" of Kentucky with strong backing from Tea Party constituents. Tea party constituents across the nation have delivered politicians to the core of federal governance who collectively embody the Kochian school of US social thought and paradigm. We cannot think of one tea party politician who exhibits levels of compassion for people comparable to their affinity for anarchistic oratory and associated acts.  It is a sad state, but a reality the most visible of Koch's congressional army also seem to have ingrained level of scruples common to the uber wealthy Kochs.

A list of the most vocal tea party members of congress is as revealing as the morning sunrise Michelle Bachmann, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louis Gohmert, Alan West, former congressman Joe Walsh, opportunist and Heritage leader Jim Demint, and fake politician carnival barker Sarah Palin to name a few.  

We are not positing Rand Paul as a tea party politician embodies a deceitful inner core shared by all tea party members of CongressAlthough most in list (above) without question exhibit shared similarity with the Kentucky Senator. Paul has and exhibits an inner core that we posit is actually based in a lack intellectually supported common sense and an absence of truism. His occasional gonfaloning about being a physician is another area of question.

Paul certainly has attained some level of education that facilitated his claim of education levels with terminal degrees (e.g., PhD, M.D.). But, questions about the quality of his education lingering as annoyingly as removal of wad of bubble-gum on the sole of a shoe. Paul's education and certification as an 'eye' doctor (in Paul's case we refuse to use the word ophthalmologist) is another area of conundrum. While running for Congress in 2010, Paul's education certification became an area of contention.

Fox News Dot Com, of all networks, published about Paul's self-certification of his doctoral background. We offer a comment from Paul's 2010 senatorial opponent's campaign manager.
"It is clear that Rand Paul does not think the rules apply to him," Conway campaign manager Jonathan Drobis said in a statement Monday.
We offer a few excerpts from the Fox News/AP piece:  

Rand Paul's Doctor Credentials Questioned for Lacking Top Board's Certification, Published June 14, 2010 
Associated Press

Excerpt
Rand Paul, who touts his career as a Kentucky eye doctor as part of his outsider credentials in his campaign for U.S. Senate, isn't certified by his profession's leading group. 
He tried Monday to bat away questions about it by calling it an attack on his livelihood, saying the scrutiny stems from his challenge of a powerful medical group over a certification policy he thought was unfair. 
The libertarian-leaning Republican helped create a rival certification group more than a decade ago. He said the group has since recertified several hundred ophthalmologists, despite not being recognized the American Board of Medical Specialties -- the governing group for two dozen medical specialty boards. 
Questions about Paul's certification as an eye surgeon first arose in a story published Sunday in The Courier-Journal of Louisville. 
Paul, who is continuing to practice in Bowling Green during the campaign, chafed Monday at questions about his certification. 
"It's a personal assault on my ability to make a living," Paul told The Associated Press in a telephone interview.

The ever-present an quirky Ron Paul commented in defense of his son's veritable self-certification. 

Excerpt
By focusing on an internal struggle within his profession, he said, "you vilify me and make it out to sound, 'Oh, ... there's something wrong with him as a physician because he chose not to register" with the American Board of Ophthalmology.

Paul said he helped formed the rival group because the established organization exempted older ophthalmologists from re-certification. He likened it to members of Congress passing laws that don't apply to themselves.

Of course, Rand Paul was empathetic to older ophthalmologists! Should we believe Rand Paul self-certified out of some sort of "Robin Hood" syndrome? As we look back on his certification and compare against current evidence of multiple cases of deficit, we have to question his reason for self-certification. In fact, we question his values as a human being well beyond his veracity and credibility as a politician.

BuzzFeed's piece on Paul's obvious plagiarized entries into his book shows a side of Paul voters must consider. Should a Member of Congress how 'goes here" have the right to sit in the US Senate and draws a $175,000 annual pay check (with free medical care)?   Let's visit BuzzFeed.

Three Pages Of Rand Paul’s Book Were Plagiarized From Think Tanks

The worst case yet. Paul’s office says the book notes Paul didn’t individually report out each case.posted on 
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Saturday, October 5, 2013

"..we are together, we are excited..." A Millionaire Loon Speaks About The Federal Shutdown



Boehner was said he placed Bachmann on the
Intelligence Committee for a reason, "She is intelligent!"  
It is shameful when very wealthy people who happened to either serve in congress or a multi millionaire Fox News demagogue message on the federal government shutdown.

There are few worse than Michelle Bachmann ((R) Mn. 

We are going to re-post a seven minute segment for the Hannity show. The clip includes Bachmann and GOP excitement about the federal government shutdown. Of course, I do not recommend spending even two minutes listening to Sean Hannity and Michelle Bachmann. I you want to only view the portion of the video I am targeting skip to the 2:00 minute mark and end your viewing at the 2:32 minute mark. Remember, if you view the whole seven minutes two things many will occur. First, via watching a fox News propaganda segment, you will lose eight-tenths of your brain matter. Second, you will expend an additional five minutes of your life in the same realm as millions of low information Obama Derangement Syndrome people. Hey, it is the only clip I could locate in a timely manner!

http://youtu.be/WJbaNiX80V4



The national impact of the federal shutdown is nothing shy of shameful.  Representative Mike Honda California used his Facebook page for placement of a day-to-day meme on the shutdown.  

Why does the GOP manage itself on such a such term cognitively diminished basis? Can the party think and manage itself beyond the tip of its nose? Is the party so consumed with angst filled low information thinking, it cannot see longer-tern strategic impact?  Ultimately, the GOP started a legislative power grab war, it cannot hope to finish with a win.  Often the party manages itself as if advertising for the Democrats in the next round of elections even with GOP gerrymandered districts. 

Mike Honda's Memes.

Mike Honda
Mike Honda
Representative California's 17th Congressional District


Today is the first day of the #GOPShutdown. Because of the House Republican majority's stubborn refusal to fund the government unless it denies life-saving healthcare coverage to millions of Americans, taxpayers are stuck with the bill.

Day 2 of the #GOPShutdown. 800,000 furloughed government workers are forced to pay the price for House Republicans' stubborn refusal to accept legislation that brings life-saving healthcare to millions.



The #GOPShutdown has stretched in to its third day. Share if you agree - #EnoughAlready.

Photo: Day 4 of the #GOPShutdown, and there is no sign that House Republicans are ready to come to the table. Meanwhile, the American people are suffering from cuts to programs they depend on.
Day 4 of the #GOPShutdown, and there is no sign that House Republicans are ready to come to the table. Meanwhile, the American people are suffering from cuts to programs they depend on.
We will watch for a Day Five Meme.

More on the GOP and the shutdown
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Friday, October 4, 2013

The Daily GOP Ignominious: GOP Theatrics and Buffoonery

                   
GOP theatrics and right-wing callousness. 

After a busy week regarding issues surrounding federal governance, international intrigue and evidence of GOP mental deterioration, we thought it might be time for a visual and auditory quick hit.

MSNBC  Chris Hayes, "ALL IN" and "want does the GOP actually want."
http://www.nbcnews.com/id.......


Chris Hayes and more.... GOP theatrics that are even starting to show to "low information" people. The charade is actually historic in precedent and humongous in scope.
http://www.nbcnews.com/id......


Mediaite captures major conservative anarchy and legislative terrorism. Hannity earlier this week spoke openly about not being bother by the shutdown. Hannity is a multi-millionaire. How can Fox News exist with such an obvious affinity for class division and class warfare? Of course, Hannity would not care about the plight of the 800,000 potential furloughed Americans. And, he certainly is insulted from any consideration of reductions in WIC (Women, Infants and Children) funding. FoxPEN (Fox Propaganda and Entertainment Network) literally supports warfare from millionaire members of congress and millionaire show hosts against the middle class and lower income strata.
Hannity exhorting GOP members of Congress to stand for a Banzai charge along with this madwoman. 
           
Free Polls, Questions, and Answers, News Discussions - SodaHead
   






Fox News: Mediaite Linked (Scroll to video)

YouTube Hannity leads the GOP: http://youtu.be/xSnifb0BKac



It is revealing, gleeful, enlightening and validating to see American conservation show its most horrific and embarrassing sides.

....AND THE BAND PLAYS ON.....
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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Michelle Bachmann Goes "GOPing" And Runs Into Blitzer


There is Something wrong here!
Earlier today, I posted about a phenomenon that has worked its way into my lexicon. As language changes and evolves, I am certain my adjusted lexicon (addition) will catch-on. There is little doubt as evidenced by a recent interview on CNN. Wolf Blitizer apparently tired of Michelle Bachmann's insane drivel.  Blitzer uncharacteristically pushed an probed. In the end, Blitzer did not accdomplish the progress he had hoped.

His problem was not his interview technique, nor his impatience with Bachmann. Bachmann has mastered the art of what I now call "GOPing."  GOP and conservative lies comparable to an alternate universe of life we are just starting to grasp. It is possible Blitzer as any news room host knew Bachmann's nuances and idiosyncrasies and was prepared to tear into her protective moat. 

http://youtu.be/QFilFCQS2fk


What do you think? I personally think she has serious cognitive issues that someone should diagnose to facilitate treatment.


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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Bachmann Demands a What? An Apology?

Brian Snyder/Reuters

In the Fall of 2010, the American electorate gave the nation a dark curtain of political malaise: The Tea Party.  The US House of Representatives became a non-governing body, when the 'curtain' was augmented by speckles of GOP members of Congress, like Michelle Bachmann, who often existed without regard to credibility or veracity.

More and more we are seeing details related to the genesis of the Tea Party. The movement was born of Charles and David Koch, funded by the libertarian brothers, and promulgated on wide spread angst against Barack Obama as President of the United States. The Tea Party monster proliferated like "alien body snatchers", and has positioned itself as a colony of underlying bigotry and racism while providing a path to a US plutocracy with the Kochs at the helm.



Earlier this week House of Representative senior member Charlie Rangel, 83 years if age, 43 years in congress, responded to interview questions with frank, and at times harsh, comments.

The Daily Beast excerpts... (Highlight, The Pardu
House Republicans? Have done more damage to American competitiveness than al Qaeda ever could. “What is happening is sabotage. Terrorists couldn’t do a better job than the Republicans are doing.”  

The Tea Party? Defeat them the same way segregation was beaten. “It is the same group we faced in the South with those white crackers and the dogs and the police. They didn’t care about how they looked. It was just fierce indifference to human life that caused America to say enough is enough. ‘I don’t want to see it and I am not a part of it.’ What the hell! If you have to bomb little kids and send dogs out against human beings, give me a break.”
“Every white son of a gun from Europe has found a way to get here, and these barriers I think have a lot to do with color and the awkwardness or the uncomfortableness that a lot of whites feel about people of color,” Rangel said. 
Asked, though, why black congressmen, who have traditionally resisted liberalized immigration laws, are now supportive of them, Rangel rejected the premise. “You are not going to go back to Abe Lincoln now and that bullshit are you? Blacks were tied to Abe, who freed the slaves, and so we followed the Republicans”—and called on all segments of society, including the Democratic Party, including religious institutions, to do more to help the downtrodden.
End Daily Beast excerpts 

Michelle Bachmann responded



While Rangels comments were harsh, we have concern with Bachmann's expression of concern. Our consternation with Bachmann relates to her onslaught of lies and inappropriate comments towards all things progressive, specifically President Obama.  We have posted and embed Bachmann's long list of offensive remarks. 

As they say on Fox News, "We report, you decide."


  Michelle Bachmann (Noise personified) news4jax.com
"Well, what I want them to know is just like, John Wayne was from Waterloo, Iowa. That's the kind of spirit that I have, too." Bachmann got her John Waynes mixed up during an interview after launching her presidential campaign in Waterloo, Iowa, where she grew up. John Wayne the movie star was born in Winterset, Iowa. The John Wayne that Waterloo was home to is John Wayne Gacy, the notorious serial killer.
 "I find it interesting that it was back in the 1970s that the swine flu broke out then under another Democrat president Jimmy Carter. And I'm not blaming this on President Obama, I just think it's an interesting coincidence." Bachmann on the 1976 Swine Flu outbreak that happened when Gerald Ford, a Republican, was president.
 "Before we get started, let's all say 'Happy Birthday' to Elvis Presley today." This statement was made while campaigning for president in South Carolina on what was actually the anniversary of Elvis's death, Aug. 16, 2011 (Elvis was born on January 8). 
"The President of the United States will be taking a trip over to India that is expected to cost the taxpayers $200 million a day."(The comments origin? A blogger in India).
 "There are hundreds and hundreds of scientists, many of them holding Nobel Prizes, who believe in intelligent design." Bachmann once claimed that a large portion of the scientific community discredits the theory of evolution. 
 "It is a brand new, billion-dollar high speed train that is going to go from Disneyland up to Las Vegas. … Harry Reid, the senator from Nevada, was behind this measure, and it makes us wonder, is he more interested in making sure kids start gambling at younger ages?"
Back in March, Bachmann told a group of local New Hampshire Republicans, "You're the state where the shot was heard around the world in Lexington and Concord." However, the first shots of the Revolutionary War were fired in Massachusetts, not the Granite State.  
The AP reported at the time Bachmann made the comments in question:  
Though Bachmann probably wasn't the first to confuse Concord, N.H., with Concord, Mass., her mistake was striking given her roots in the tea party movement, which takes its name from the dumping of tea into Boston Harbor by angry American colonists in December 1773, 16 months before the Battle of Lexington Green.   
Obama Turning U.S. Into 'Nation Of Slaves' (Video 9:00 minutes of ignorance) 
In July of last year, Bachmann accused the Obama administration of "turning our country into a nation of slaves."     
The Colorado Independent relays what Bachmann had to say while speaking at an event in Denver: 
"'We are determined to live free or not at all. And we are resolved that posterity shall never reproach us with having brought slaves into the world,'" Bachmann read from founding father John Jay , ending her reading with the statement, "We will talk a little bit about what has transpired in the last 18 months and would we count what has transpired into turning our country into a nation of slaves."   
She reiterated her concern more forcefully toward the end of the program.
During the CNN Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas, Michele Bachmann flubbed some basic geography while criticizing the Obama administration's foreign policy.
"Now with the president, he put us in Libya. He is now putting us in Africa," Bahmann said during the debate in October. Libya is, of course, in Africa.
Bachmann has never once shown an iota of concern with the stupefying level of racism from many in the tea party.  If the racism was confine to groups which have grabbed the tea party for expedience, we would have less concern.  More than an acceptable number of clear exhibitions of racism and bigotry emanated from tea party officials or members of the GOP.The level of hypocrisy from Bachmann is truly amazing but not at all surprising.

Rangel's comments were harsh, but accurate.  Bachmann , on the other hand........
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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The Daily GOP Ignominious: Palin In The US Senate?

sarah-palin-caribouImage Credit: Gilles Mingasson/Discovery

What a beautiful albeit deceased Caribou! Please excuse inclusion of the human.

Michelle Bachmann has announced she will not seek re-election in the next session of congress. Of course, her legal entanglements and potential election malfeasance played no part in her decision to leave the US House of Representatives.  All things considered looking back on Bachmann and her end-term departure, we think the nation has one less obstacle from becoming a better place. We envision the prospect of less lies, less hyperbole and maybe one less case of less campaign malfeasance.

Wouldn't you know the GOP and the party's typical "racing to the bottom" keeps the fire burning. Sarah Palin has indicated a possible run for the US Senate.  Can you imagine Sarah Palin in the Senate Chamber? While, we would have no worries about her assignment as member of the "Intelligence Committee," the mere prospect of such is psychologically overwhelming.  Her election to the US Senate from the "Great" State of Alaska would again remind us of how life in the nation's geographically largest state is very different from the lower 40 states.  Would the citizens of Alaska again elect Palin and send yet another "kook" to the US Congress? The States of Texas and Kentucky have surely provided enough "kookism" to last a lifetime.

Huffington Post ran a video segment on the prospect of Palin running for the US Senate. Why not take a couple of minutes and check it out?

OK, Alaska all jokes aside, it is time to avoid returning to the insanity!
















Sarah Palin Greatest Hits...... (Pre-Paul Revere and the role of the Vice President) Linked

....AND THE BAND PLAYS ON....
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Sunday, June 2, 2013

GOP Talking-Point Machine Blackburn, Paycheck Fairness, Per Research Study And Conservative Regressivism



Marsha Blackburn (R) TN. (Small image of the Day)

During a week when Michelle Bachmann stated she would not seek a 5th Term in the US House of Representatives, we get another blast of a GOP lost.

Representative Marsha Blackburn (R) TN, joined a panel on Meet The Press earlier today.  The conversation apparently segued from discussion of Syria to the Pew Research study indicating women are becoming the major earner in an increasing number of households.

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Two points before we listen to Blackburn. First The Congresswoman for Tennessee is the epitome of a "talking points machine".  Rarely, do I hear her speak without the ever-present: "the American People", jargon from the GOP.  How can the GOP speak for the "American People" when it is composed of 92% whites and little diversity beyond that census.  Are we to believe that congressionals and surrogates like Blackburn go into African-American, Latino, and Asian communities for interaction and dialog about their opinions, wants and in some cases needs? Personally, I have never experienced a case where the woman as partner in heading a household did not work.  Second, it seems the issue evolves around a matter of perspective.  I have never lived in or know anyone who lives in a world where the income was so high the mother was not forced to work. Better, yet many women have professional careers and it is almost a natural that after decades they have begun to show as major bread winners.  Women are attending college at a higher rate than men, and women generally attain higher grade levels than men. Therefore I ask, why is the Pew Research study generating alarm in conservative America and in the media.  

As I completed the last sentence, I initiated a quick Google search of  "women Vs. men" in college.  In .58 seconds Google returned 165,000,000 hits. Of course, most are not directly related to the search, but the salient point is the topic is well archived and readily available for review.  The first four  Google links are posted below.  


  1. 25% Fewer Men Than Women Graduate College; Obama: It's 'A ...

    cnsnews.com › News

    Jun 24, 2012 – According to the Census Bureau, 685,000 men and 916,000 womengraduated from college in 2009 (the latest year for which statistics have ...
  2. USATODAY.com - College gender gap widens: 57% are women

    usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/.../2005-10-19-male-college-cover_x.ht...
    Oct 19, 2005 – Not only do national statistics forecast a continued decline in the ... of 154 women for every 100 men in the state's colleges and universities in ...
  3. At Colleges, Women Are Leaving Men in the Dust - NYTimes.com

    www.nytimes.com/2006/07/09/education/09college.html?pagewanted...


    Jul 9, 2006 – Men also get worse grades than womenAnd in two national studies,college men reported that they studied less and socialized more than their ...
  4. College Enrollment and Work Activity of 2012 High School Graduates

    www.bls.gov/news.release/hsgec.nr0.htm

    Apr 17, 2013 – Recent high school graduates not enrolled in college in October 2012 were ... rate was 71.3 percent for young women and 61.3 percent for young men. ....U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics | Division of Labor Force Statistics, PSB ...
I again ask, why is this even an issue? It is a rhetorical question, but would you like an answer anyway?  Women working outside of the household is yet another issue born of conservative regressivism and their desire for a society with only the white heterosexual male as beings of true relevance and significance

Would conservatives expect the graduating women, and women who are forced out of the household due to poor economic policy to refrain from earning money to sustain life for their families?  On the other hand, the GOP has well worn mantra related to SNAP food programs for the needy (AKA food stamps).

There is yet another dynamic related to the increasing number of households headed by women.  It is hard to imagine the huge number of job losses in 2007, 2008 and early 2009 are not having impact on the number of women as major bread winner.

Media Matters may have addressed the issue long ago, as part of deeper discussion of Mitt Romney's claim that women disproportionately lose jobs under Obama.  As is the case with all Romney comments, the words were yet another campaign lie.  And of course, FoxPEN's Steve Doocy (Linked via Media Matters) would follow suit by matter of network policy.  As you read this short excerpt from the Media Matters piece, think about the number of men who may never have recovered jobs at the levels of their previous employment, if they have actually secured a job. 
CNN: "Since February 2010, Women Have Actually Gained 863,000 Jobs." CNN reported that employment among women has actually increased by 863,000 jobs since February 2010:
[T]he statistic does not reflect that men constituted a much larger chunk of the job loss pie in the year leading up to Obama's inauguration. 
In the 2008 calendar year, men lost a total of 2.7 million nonfarm jobs, compared with 895,000 jobs lost for women. Men made up 75.4% of the 3.6 million jobs lost that year. 
Romney's claim also does not reflect that the job losses for women began in March 2008, almost a full year before Obama took office. At that point, women held a total of 67.3 million nonfarm payroll jobs, the highest level of female employment of the Bush administration. 
From that high point, the number of women with nonfarm payroll jobs fell for 23 consecutive months, spanning from the final 10 months of the Bush administration and first 13 months of the Obama administration. Since February 2010, women have actually gained 863,000 jobs. [CNN.com, 4/11/12]

The image is very revealing in many ways. It seems to be an  imaged reality of the mindset for the regressive GOP and conservative America.

Marsha Blackburn?  The Meet The Press panel discussed n the topic from a somewhat light-hearted perspective. I will ad appropriately so as the topic should not warrant deep societal and psycho-conservative dogma. 

During the Meet The Press segment, Blackburn moves through her talking-points as if a spokesperson for women.  After a brief introduction into the reality of the Paycheck Fairness Act, Blackburn seems to turn her rhetorical dogma to issues of affirmative action. 


Her soliloquy starts at the 1:00 minute mark of the 2:23 minute segment. While she relinquished the dialog for a moment, she reverted to her usual non-stop talking-points dominance about topics that were not part of the dialog.  The Pew Research Study did not focus on vestiges of affirmative action, nor did anyone ask Blackburn her thoughts of 'nonrecognition' of women in the workplace. 



By the way, didn't Blackburn join all members of the GOP House in voting against the Paycheck Fairness Act? Alas, the reason she may have wanted to deflect the dialog away from paycheck fairness and women as primary "breadwinners." 

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