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Chris Shays Lauds Iraqi Constitution's 25% Quota for Women Legislators [If It's So Great, Resign!]
Fox & Friends Weekend | governsleast governsbest

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!


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Connecticut; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: iraq; iraqiconstitution; iraqiwomen; rino; shays

1 posted on 10/15/2005 4:39:08 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; netmilsmom; Diogenesis; YaYa123; MEG33; ...

Fox & Friends Weekend ping to the Today Show ping list.


2 posted on 10/15/2005 4:41:40 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (check out my posts on Today show bias at www.newsbusters.org)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Shays is a shameless punk!


3 posted on 10/15/2005 4:43:20 AM PDT by leadpenny
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Tampa Bay Devil Ray fans

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays actually have fans????

4 posted on 10/15/2005 4:44:54 AM PDT by dawn53
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To: All

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!


5 posted on 10/15/2005 4:46:13 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (check out my posts on Today show bias at www.newsbusters.org)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Chris Shays acts like a sissy.


6 posted on 10/15/2005 4:46:58 AM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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To: dawn53

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!


7 posted on 10/15/2005 4:47:49 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (check out my posts on Today show bias at www.newsbusters.org)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

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. ;^)


8 posted on 10/15/2005 4:50:36 AM PDT by saganite (The poster formerly known as Arkie 2)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Hope you caught Chris Matthews on the TODAY SHOW this AM...glad I was in bed and couldn't reach anything to throw at the screen.

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.

9 posted on 10/15/2005 4:52:22 AM PDT by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon)
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To: saganite

I'm sure there are lots of real Republican women in his neck of the Nutmeg State!


10 posted on 10/15/2005 4:52:24 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (check out my posts on Today show bias at www.newsbusters.org)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

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.


11 posted on 10/15/2005 4:53:11 AM PDT by drt1
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To: DCPatriot

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!


12 posted on 10/15/2005 4:54:06 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (check out my posts on Today show bias at www.newsbusters.org)
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To: drt1

Well said. Which really makes one wonder, why does wimpy Chris Shays think hard quotas are "huge"?


13 posted on 10/15/2005 4:55:08 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (check out my posts on Today show bias at www.newsbusters.org)
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To: DCPatriot
Hope you caught Chris Matthews on the TODAY SHOW this AM...glad I was in bed and couldn't reach anything to throw at the screen.

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".

14 posted on 10/15/2005 4:56:21 AM PDT by Chuck54 (Free Tom DeLay)
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To: Chuck54
Lots of libruls

Excellent phonetic spelling! And as we all know, real "Murricans" aren't libruls ;-)

15 posted on 10/15/2005 4:58:24 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (check out my posts on Today show bias at www.newsbusters.org)
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To: drt1

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.


16 posted on 10/15/2005 4:58:53 AM PDT by saganite (The poster formerly known as Arkie 2)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
It would seem rather obvious that the 50% quota for those with less than a 40 IQ and the 75% with a penchant for deceit has been met.


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.



17 posted on 10/15/2005 4:59:01 AM PDT by G.Mason
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To: saganite
No, I was just stating what would be the preferred method of determining who is elected and seated. Intervention by strongly religious groups who effectively 'Allocate' seats according to their strict and encapsulated ideologies is just another form of this quota system and just as bad.
18 posted on 10/15/2005 5:04:44 AM PDT by drt1
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

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.


19 posted on 10/15/2005 5:24:27 AM PDT by bkepley
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To: Loyal Buckeye

"Chris Shays acts like a sissy."

That's some good acting.


20 posted on 10/15/2005 5:26:38 AM PDT by toddlintown (Your papers please.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

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.


21 posted on 10/15/2005 5:34:05 AM PDT by johnny7 (“What now? Let me tell you what now.”)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

what is the quota of the ones who paint their nails? are they represented equally?




he is just another piece of shiit


22 posted on 10/15/2005 5:34:59 AM PDT by sure_fine (*not one to over kill the thought process*)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

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.


23 posted on 10/15/2005 5:35:18 AM PDT by bert (K.E. ; N.P . Chicken spit causes flu....... Fox News)
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To: Loyal Buckeye

He sure talks like one.


24 posted on 10/15/2005 5:41:21 AM PDT by irons_player
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

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.


25 posted on 10/15/2005 5:42:20 AM PDT by reg45
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Connecticut Congressman Chris Shays is a prime example of the reason politicians are like baby diapers.
This clown needs to be changed or to switch parties. He is an embarrassment.
26 posted on 10/15/2005 6:08:45 AM PDT by Bar-Face (The Embassy helicopter is warming up.)
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To: reg45

STOP making sense!


27 posted on 10/15/2005 8:52:32 AM PDT by Valin (The right to do something does not mean that doing it is right.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Mr. Shays actually has an Women Opponent for 2006, Diane Farellel (D) of Westport (Most Yuppy Town in CT).


28 posted on 10/15/2005 9:01:47 AM PDT by MassachusettsGOP (Massachusetts Republican....A rare breed indeed)
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To: Valin

If I STOPPED making sense, I would no longer be a conservative or a FREEPER.


29 posted on 10/15/2005 11:57:21 AM PDT by reg45
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To: DCPatriot

Who was the genius that President Reagan had to cut loose during Iran-Contra???


30 posted on 10/15/2005 12:00:28 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: reg45

:-)


31 posted on 10/15/2005 3:49:37 PM PDT by Valin (The right to do something does not mean that doing it is right.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Prissy Chrissy Shays (RINO) -Congressman from the New York Times.


32 posted on 10/15/2005 7:36:25 PM PDT by dancusa (Appeasement, high taxes and regulation collects in the diapers of bed wetting liberals.)
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To: DCPatriot; YaYa123

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?


33 posted on 10/15/2005 8:23:08 PM PDT by StarFan
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To: StarFan
"Did he[Chris Matthews] 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.

34 posted on 10/15/2005 8:35:52 PM PDT by YaYa123 (@ God Bless President Bush As the MSM and Democrats Seek To Destroy Him.com)
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To: YaYa123
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.

35 posted on 10/15/2005 9:15:21 PM PDT by StarFan
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
"only 16%" of US congressmen are women.

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.

36 posted on 10/15/2005 9:21:19 PM PDT by StarFan
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