Fear not, woman haters. The GOP has your back.
Not deterred by the defeat of the Blunt-Rubio amendment in the senate today, Roy Blunt and John Boehner are both vowing to continue the fight to deny basic reproductive healthcare to women. Because that’s what makes our nation great. Or something.
“This fight is not over,” said Senate GOP Conference Vice Chair Roy Blunt (R-MO), the author of the amendment that was tabled 51-48 on Thursday. “I will continue to work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle and in both chambers of Congress to protect the rights that make our nation great.” [...]
“I think it’s important for us to win this issue,” House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) told reporters Thursday, echoing the party line that the Obama administration’s requirement that most employer health plans include contraceptive coverage violates religious liberty. Boehner did, however, demur on how exactly he’d like to proceed, even though the House’s version of Blunt’s bill has over 200 cosponsors.
I have no other explanation for this other than the Republicans have drank so much of their own Koolaid they actually believe this helps them. They believe this is popular. Despite all evidence to the contrary.
President Obama is leading every possible Republican challenger, including Mitt Romney, by 10 points or more.