It seems that today's political dialog has become contaminated with pure bullshit. Politicians as well as their blogging advocates no longer even try to hide their dishonesty. Words no longer have meaning. Constructive debate appears to have been overcome with shear delusional lies. Lies, after being debunked, are repeated as if reality wasn't even a factor. This blog is intended to address the nonsense that many of today's politicians and their blogging cohorts try to pass off as real. Comments are welcomed but must stay within the parameters of reality while maintaining an objective of dialog rather than diatribe.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Romney's Bogus Spin On The War On Women

ROMNEY   :" Over 92 percent of the jobs lost under this president where lost by women. His policies have been really a war on women. The real war on women has been the job loses as a result of the Obama economy.”

When asked for specific "policies" that have hurt women, Romney stumbles and parrots the 92% argument. The problem with that is there are no policies and Romney's numbers are misleading. Even PolitiFact, which has had a hard time finding any faults in GOP nonsense, admits that Romney's full of it.

"The numbers are accurate but quite misleading. First, Obama cannot be held entirely accountable for the employment picture on the day he took office, just as he could not be given credit if times had been booming. Second, by choosing figures from January 2009, months into the recession, the statement ignored the millions of jobs lost before then, when most of the job loss fell on men. In every recession, men are the first to take the hit, followed by women. It's a historical pattern, Stevenson told us, not an effect of Obama's policies.
There is a small amount of truth to the claim, but it ignores critical facts that would give a different impression. We rate it Mostly False."
 It's within the norm of reasonable intellect to deduce that when a recession hits, it effects construction and industry first, which is usually more male dominated. Education and health care workers, which have more female workers, are not hit as hard.
But Obama's policies, such as Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, has helped to equalize the pay between men and women workers. This policy was enacted despite opposition from the GOP. Romney has refused to take a stand on this issue. In the meantime, he supports the Blunt Amendment, which would allow employers to deny health insurance coverage on the basis of moral objections. He has come out and openly stated; “Planned Parenthood, we’re going to get rid of that.” He has refused to condemn Rush Limbaugh for calling Sandra Fluke a "slut".
Mitt Romney dishonest spin pegs pretty high on the bullshit meter.

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