Skip to comments.Chris Shays Lauds Iraqi Constitution's 25% Quota for Women Legislators [If It's So Great, Resign!]
Posted on 10/15/2005 4:39:06 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
RINO Connecticut Congressman Chris Shays just completed an interview on Fox & Friends Weekend focusing on today's election in Iraq on approval of its proposed constitution.
In singing the constitution's praises, Shays gushed that it was "huge" that it requires that 25% of Iraqi's congressional seats be reserved for women. Shays decried that in comparison, "only 16%" of US congressmen are women.
Really, Chris? Hard quotas are "huge"? So you would favor that here? Then why stop with sex-based quotas? Why not seats reserved on the basis of race, religion and who knows what else? Don't Tampa Bay Devil Ray fans deserve a guaranteed voice in DC, for example?
For that matter, why wait for our constitution to be changed to reflect your quota-loving views?
If you're so upset over the mere 16% female representation in Congress, why not take matters into your own hands? Resign today and support a woman to replace you!
Fox & Friends Weekend ping to the Today Show ping list.
Shays is a shameless punk!
The Tampa Bay Devil Rays actually have fans????
Regular readers on my Fox & Friends Weekend threads know that I love to hate Ellen Ratner, the short, liberal end of the show's "Long and the Short of It" segment.
Ellen was away today, and substituting for her was Cholene Espinoza from something called "Talk Radio News." The low-keyed Espinoza struck me as somewhat odd, and I actually found myself missing the obnoxiousness of Ratner!
Chris Shays acts like a sissy.
It is true that when the Yankees play in Tampa, they usually have more fans in the stands than the Devil Rays!
But hey, just because a group doesn't necessarily exist doesn't mean we can't enforce a quota to represent them!
Resign today and support a woman to replace you!
LOL! Good idea. Maybe we could get his congressional office # and address up here so we can send that suggestion to him. ;^)
What a screed he did on Rove and how "poor" President Bush is going to have to cut him loose and call in the bench...like Reagan had to call in Baker during Iran-Contra.
Matthews couldn't hide his glee to the point that I promised him a punch in the nose if I ever see him on the street.
Figured if Landrieu can state she will slap the President, I can say I'd slap Matthews.
I'm sure there are lots of real Republican women in his neck of the Nutmeg State!
Re: Reserving seats in the Iraq House. It's the old Stalinist 'Command Economy' model applied to the political sphere. It didn't work then and reserving seats for disparate minority groups won't work in this case. The Free Market of ideas must determine who is seated. Any other way thwarts the will of the people.
Missed it - thanks for your report. For whatever reason, when Saturday rolls around I switch to Fox & Friends Weekend. With Matt & Katie gone from Today on weekends, I enjoy excoriating Julian Phillips and Ellen Ratner!
Well said. Which really makes one wonder, why does wimpy Chris Shays think hard quotas are "huge"?
When ROVE is not indicted, one would do well to have investments in the funeral industry.
Lots of libruls are going to be committing mass "Jim Jones".
Excellent phonetic spelling! And as we all know, real "Murricans" aren't libruls ;-)
You're making an assumption there will be a free market of ideas in Iraq. I think the best we can hope for there is an Islamic influenced social welfare state that's not aggressive towards it's neighbors.
One can only hope that "we the people" may look forward to many more Dianne Feinsteins, Olympia Snowes, Hillary Clintons, Barbara Boxers, and Mary Landrieus, to be elected to keep our house in disorder.
Regardless of the RINO, I didn't know about this and it does seem pretty significant to me. A stick to the eye of Al Qaeda.
"Chris Shays acts like a sissy."
That's some good acting.
Having Shays in CT does not serve the party... or the nation. He's a spineless, sniveling wuss, interested only in appeasing his liberal constituency.
what is the quota of the ones who paint their nails? are they represented equally?
he is just another piece of shiit
It's positively amazing to see all the secular Rats getting religion. They see that political salvation demands admitting that Bush was right and democracy and liberty have come to Iraq.
I say "have come" because "are coming" isn't correct. The Rat senator from the Massachuttes provence of Rhode Island sounded like a member of the White House staff in his gushing love for the liberty on display in Iraq.
He sure talks like one.
The only problem with reserving 25% of the seats for women is that it also may have the affect of restricting women to those few seats. However, in a society where women are treated only slightly better than dogs, it is a vast and significant improvement of their status.
STOP making sense!
Mr. Shays actually has an Women Opponent for 2006, Diane Farellel (D) of Westport (Most Yuppy Town in CT).
If I STOPPED making sense, I would no longer be a conservative or a FREEPER.
Who was the genius that President Reagan had to cut loose during Iran-Contra???
Prissy Chrissy Shays (RINO) -Congressman from the New York Times.
You'd think Chris would appear with a little egg on his face, as he practically had Libby in handcuffs last week. Did he not read Miller's article before appearing on the Today Show?
Matthews made a Saturday TODAY Show appearance? He's all over the place isn't he?
I can't offer proof, but I bet Miller's NYT column for Sunday was posted online hours after the TODAY Show ended.
Yes that makes sense which means by Monday evening, the egg will harden on his face.
How very interesting that this RINO suddenly pretends to care about women. This from the same man who openly admitted he believed Xlintoon violently raped Juanita twice, yet couldn't see fit to vote to impeach.