Skip to comments.Christian Right Accused of Sexism Over Lack of Enthusiasm for Bachmann
Posted on 07/08/2011 5:30:19 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Christian Right leaders are not rallying behind Michele Bachmann for president and its probably because they are sexist, contends a writer for Time.
.....Totally unfair and inaccurate is how Penny Nance, CEO of Concerned Women for America, described [Amy] Sullivan's characterization. Nance was invited to join the conference call but was unable to do so.
Social conservatives are ready for a woman president, Nance said. In fact, the McCain campaign really took off, added Nance, after Sarah Palin was nominated.
Nance remembered that during the 2008 election she was mostly standing on the sidelines until Palin was added to the ticket. Then, she began volunteering for McCain and she has many friends that did the same. Palin was a woman they identified with, Nance said.
Regarding a Perry candidacy, Nance said, It's still very early and it's good for the country to have lots of choices.
While Perry has a good relationship with social conservatives, they have not always seen eye to eye. In 2007, Perry proposed requiring all school-aged girls to receive the HPV vaccine. Concerned Women for America was one of the groups that thought that the vaccine should carry an opt-in provision, in which parents would sign their kids up to receive the free vaccination, rather than Perry's proposed opt-out provision, in which all female school children would automatically receive the vaccine unless their parents explicitly requested that they not receive the vaccine.
Ann Hettinger, Concerned Women for America's state director of Texas, was instrumental in convincing Perry to change his proposal to an opt-in provision. When asked if Perry's original plans for the HPV vaccine would be an issue if he were to run for president, Nance replied, It would've been an issue if he had not fixed it.
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To prevent dupes, please do not alter the published title, thanks.
This is the accurate version. Shame on CWA for white washing the
Good enough (bad enough) for me.
When I look at this issue I see a six thousand dollar campaign gift from the pharma company behind Guardasil and Perry backing down under pressure and changing his position.
If his name were Romney people would be calling it a flip-flop.
Cincinatus' Wife" "Who is "they?""
"They" would include everyone mandating the drug,
and the individuals who supported 'they who mandated the drug (Perry's EO)'
and the individuals who protected 'they who mandated the drug',
and the individuals and PerryBOTs who are attempting
to cover up the existence of the Executive Order mandate
for the drug.
From what I've seen of him he's a Romney clone - nice presentation but takes whatever position would garner him the most support.
Texas doesn't have any analog of RomneyCare™ That is the 800# gorilla in the room.
Texas also has by design a weak Governor while having a strong Lt Governor (a role that Perry once held), so comparing governorships is rather silly.
While Perry went to conservative Texas A&M, worked a cotton business and became a captain in the USAF, Romney went to Marxist Stanford then religious haven BYU before spreading Mormonism in France for a few years before landing a great gig with Bill Bain where he was an outstanding protege leading to Romney being one of the best in the field in handling leveraged buyouts.
Perry's life is one brought from the cotton fields of Texas, the agricultural school of A&M and the military of the united States before being what appears to be a life long politician who has a record of fiscal austerity. I am sure that his Rolodex is full of politicians and friends of politicians.
Romney is the stereotypical East coast liberal silver spoon, a veritable rise from riches to riches. His religion forces him to live a structured and highly regulated life. His ambition drives him to succeed in terms of rising to the top. Romney has demonstrated that he is one of the best in dealing with highly in debt, managerially screwed up organizations that can be brought back to life with the proper management. As a liquidator, Romney's track record is one of destroying jobs - in a good way, that is, cutting dead-wood while finding and nurturing the profitable branches.
The problem with Romney outside of that obscenity of RomneyCare™ is that he is one man against an army of literally millions who diametrically oppose pruning government. In order for Romney to succeed, he would have to have a major retrofit of every department, replacing high level bureaucrats who have long established fiefdoms and empires with private, pro-business, top drawer managers who are willing to work themselves out of a job. Good luck with that. Those kind of people are in high demand in the private sector and a G-15 paycheck without stock options and nine figure performance bonuses isn't going to attract the best and brightest - only the most craven, criminal and corrupt.
Given the reality of the political landscape, Romney would be a failed and frustrated Executive. Reagan lamented that his ideological influence only went Secretary level deep as the entrenched bureaucracy knew that they would be there long after Reagan & Co. left. Romney faces several orders of magnitude worse than same problem. Prediction: EPIC FAIL.
Perry, on the other hand, is a creature of the bureaucracy, after his first successful election, all he knows is politics, and a very good-ol-boy network that is typical Texas, where the GOP may have the majority in the House but they elected a pervert, stab-you-in-the-back Progressive as their Speaker. Perry knows how to work with a highly dysfunctional Legislature that meets every two years to engineer more insanity to foist on their fellow Texans - and yet Texas still continues on.
I'm not a Perry fan, I would prefer a Palin since her Rolodex is probably much more in tune with Conservatives than Perry's or Romney's. OTOH, Perry is no friend of George Bush, some would say that their relationship is "complex" in that while the Bush family clearly hates Perry Perry is not antagonistic to the Bushes. I don't know what Perry's Cabinet would look like, maybe second benchers of the same team, maybe something surprising.
Removing Perry from Texas would likely/hopefully get us Greg Abbott who presently is the best Attorney General, speaking in terms of character and integrity, in the US right now. Texas doesn't deserve the likes of Abbott, but would certainly benefit, and the US doesn't deserve the likes of Perry, but would certainly benefit.
The groups pushing Gardasil.
You can pretend it's not a big deal all you want, but the facts aren't on your side:
There are plenty more, but this should give you a general idea.
Perry may have changed his mind, but he bought this thing hook, line and sinker two years ago.
"Concerned Women for America: Bachmann, Palin, Perry and the Gardasil HPV vaccine non-issue"
And then I emphasized the HPV Gardasil vaccine and Rick Perry's EO in my opening post.
This issue has a few FReepers spamming every thread about Rick Perry. I felt it was proper to point out what the Concerned Women for America were saying about this issue and how they viewed it.
I was hoping to draw FReepers to this thread and give them a dedicated forum where we could hash this out and others could jump in or just "listen."
Unfortunately the title read like a slam on Michele Bachmann (which was not a position I would promote).
The title of the thread now is correctly the title of the linked article from where I pulled the body of the thread.
I apologize to the Sidebar Moderator.
I hope this helps.
>>> They want to give it to all girls in an effort to promote promiscuity..
Did we run out of tequila ?
Perry was in favor of the whore’s vaccine. I do not want my girls to receive the whore’s vaccine since they are not whores.
I’m a social conservative. I’m looking for the candidate who can win, and I’m not convinced that Bachmann is that candidate.
That said, if she were the nominee, I would vote for her.
I prefer Perry or Palin, neither of whom is running.
The media and the republican establishment like Huntsman.
That’s enough for me to dismiss him as the right guy for the job.
Hate to break the news to you but it is not at all unusual for parents who spout nonsense about their girls sexual habits to be surprised that the boys that they know think quite differently! You may say they are not whores, but that may not be the final word...
That can never be said enough.
” Christian Right leaders are not rallying behind Michele Bachmann for president and its probably because they are sexist, contends a writer for Time. “
Will save that quote in case Bachman is the nominee and Time trashes her.
Are you suggesting that the agenda to sexualize teenage girls is positive?
It is instead a means of protecting women from HPV WHEREVER THEY MIGHT ENCOUNTER IT....even from their husbands who might be totally unaware they carry it.
Moreover, there is some research that suggests HPV is not always sexually transmitted:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2256864 However, the high prevalence of the infection among the virginal women indicated that transmission of HPV by nonsexual modes was common. Genital HPV infection is ubiquitous and in women is not exclusively a venereal disease.
Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection of the genital tract was assessed in 205 women and 111 spouses by clinical exam, colposcopy and histological examination of punch biopsies. All were patients referred to the colposcopy clinic: 43 were virgins and 162 women were sexually experienced. Among the virgins 51.2% had colposcopic evidence of HPV infection, 9 had microwarts and 1 had condylomata acuminata. 86.4% of these were confirmed histologically. Among the sexually active women 69.1% had colposcopic evidence of HPV, 20.5% had microwarts and 4.5% had condylomata acuminata. 37 had neoplasia. 85.7% of Hpv cases were confirmed histologically, as were 8.0% of women without evidence of HPV. 77.1% of the 96 husbands whose wives were free of infection had HPV. Since many of the virgins, including 2 daughters of a woman with cervical cancer, had genital warts, HPV is probably transmitted by formites as well as by sexual contact.
A "formite", as I understand it is an object.
If your relationship with your daughter/s isn't open and honest I'm very sorry for you but that doesn't mean the rest of us have the same kind of trials.
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