Skip to comments.MSNBC's Roberts: Republicans Want To Stop Women From Voting
Posted on 10/29/2013 11:13:11 AM PDT by Kaslin
The liberal claim that Republicans are engaging in a perpetual “war on women” seems to have taken a new turn on MSNBC. No longer does the term “war on women” apply only to access to abortion but now encompasses voting rights as well.
Appearing on MSNBC on October 29, liberal MSNBC host Thomas Roberts claimed that Republicans are trying to restrict a woman’s access to the ballot box. This comes one week after fill-in host Michael Eric Dyson made a similar complaint on The Ed Show. [See video after jump.]
MSNBC's Roberts: Republicans Want To Stop Women From Voting
Speaking with Terry O’Neill, president of the liberal National Organization for Women, Roberts introduced a segment that initially centered around abortion before quickly focusing on new voting laws in Texas. O’Neill began her talking points by claiming that:
The Republican Party in Texas is not only waging war on women's access to reproductive health care, they're even waging war on women's access to the ballot box. They are now enforcing rules that are aimed to stop women from voting.
Roberts seemed happy to take Ms. O’Neill’s bait playing a clip of State Senator Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth), who is running for governor of Texas, complaining that:
I was required to sign an affidavit because the name on my voter registration card is slightly different than the name on my driver's license. My driver's license includes my maiden name. My voter registration card does not.
Roberts continued the narrative asking:
So are women getting the wake-up call that they need about what's taking place for Republicans there trying not just to restrict access to affordable health care, health care that they want, but their vote?
Nowhere in the segment did Roberts or O’Neill explain how Wendy Davis or any woman was prevented from voting, only that the state senator was required to sign an affidavit proving that she was who her voter registration says she was. In fact, according to the Texas Secretary of State website, if there is a confliction regarding your name when you vote, “You may continue to vote during this period. If you do not have your certificate in hand, you may sign an affidavit at the polls and present a form of identification.”
Rather than actually inform viewers of the provisions of the Texas law, Roberts and Ms. O’Neill seemed perfectly content misleading their audience, all the better to poison their viewers, particularly women, against voting Republican.
At MSNBC, the network has moved far beyond reporting the news with a liberal spin. Instead the goal is distorting the news to further a liberal agenda. Roberts should be ashamed of himself for sacrificing journalistic credibility in service of reliably toeing the party line.
Thank you. Your recognition is all the thanks I seek.
Female corpses, female dogs, female illegals, female minors, female felons
Yeah, lots should be prevented from voting
I've been seeing those comments more and more lately. They make my skin crawl.
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NEXT: SATAN IS A TEA-PARTY VOTER, EVIDENCE IN THE BIBLE!!111!
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It's bad enough the Left uses Alinsky's rules for radicals against us, without you doing it too.
Misinformation ... An insidious communist weapon.
heh heh . . .
Pictures of Tea Parties show lots of women.
Pictures of Muslim protests show ZERO women.
Liberals are blind ...
OHFERGAWD’S SAKE! Will they stop with this war-on-women bs? Does anyone other than the farthest left loons buy this booschwa?
She says that as if that would be a bad thing.
(Ducking for cover)
Amazing. Even when Obamacare is destroying their ‘health care’ far more effectively than their worst delusions about conservatives could, they just can’t let go of their rampant hate.
No comment LOL
Libs want to take away wimmins health insurance policies.
I was required to sign an affidavit because the name on my voter registration card is slightly different than the name on my driver’s license. My driver’s license includes my maiden name. My voter registration card does not.
It is called “get your damned paperwork ducks in a row you damned fool”......
I say this as a woman who has her proverbial poop in a group.
When they grow up they bring that type of thinking into their politics.
I don’t believe they shouldn’t vote only they should stop voting stupidly.
Wasn’t Susan B. Anthony a Republican?
Drive either! :)