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MSNBC's Roberts: Republicans Want To Stop Women From Voting
Newsbusters.org ^ | October 29, 2013 | Jeffrey Meyer

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.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2014governors; abortion; birthcontrol; dnctalkingpoints; goebbelswouldbeproud; hysteria; identitypolitics; pravdamedia; texas; thebiglie; thomasroberts; waronwomenmeme
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Unfortunately there are some in this forum who think women should not be allowed to vote
1 posted on 10/29/2013 11:13:12 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Thank you. Your recognition is all the thanks I seek.


2 posted on 10/29/2013 11:14:41 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: Kaslin

Female corpses, female dogs, female illegals, female minors, female felons

Yeah, lots should be prevented from voting


3 posted on 10/29/2013 11:15:22 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat ("Shut the Mother down")
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To: Kaslin
Unfortunately there are some in this forum who think women should not be allowed to vote

I've been seeing those comments more and more lately. They make my skin crawl.

4 posted on 10/29/2013 11:17:51 AM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: Kaslin
They simply make stuff up outright over at MSNBC.

Next: REPUBLICANS ARE REPTILIAN ANDROIDS!!!1!111

NEXT: Republicans EAT FETUSES OUT OF SCREAMING WIMMINZ

NEXT: SATAN IS A TEA-PARTY VOTER, EVIDENCE IN THE BIBLE!!111!

NEXT: LONG LOST RECORDS SHOW ADOLPH HITLER STARTED THE TEA PARTY!!!111

5 posted on 10/29/2013 11:18:28 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Kaslin
Unfortunately there are some in this forum who think women should not be allowed to vote

Oh, please.

It's bad enough the Left uses Alinsky's rules for radicals against us, without you doing it too.

6 posted on 10/29/2013 11:19:05 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: Kaslin

Misinformation ... An insidious communist weapon.


7 posted on 10/29/2013 11:19:05 AM PDT by OldNavyVet ("Learn from science that you must doubt the experts" ... Richard Feynman)
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To: Kaslin

heh heh . . .


8 posted on 10/29/2013 11:19:10 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: Kaslin

Pictures of Tea Parties show lots of women.

Pictures of Muslim protests show ZERO women.

Liberals are blind ...


9 posted on 10/29/2013 11:19:11 AM PDT by GOPJ ( We've grown to trust MSM hatred. When the MSM hates one of us it's an endorsement.)
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To: Kaslin

OHFERGAWD’S SAKE! Will they stop with this war-on-women bs? Does anyone other than the farthest left loons buy this booschwa?


10 posted on 10/29/2013 11:19:31 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: FReepers

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11 posted on 10/29/2013 11:19:44 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Kaslin

She says that as if that would be a bad thing.

(Ducking for cover)


12 posted on 10/29/2013 11:20:00 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Kaslin

*Sigh...*

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.


13 posted on 10/29/2013 11:20:20 AM PDT by Luircin
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RE :”Unfortunately there are some in this forum who think women should not be allowed to vote”

No comment LOL

Libs want to take away wimmins health insurance policies.

14 posted on 10/29/2013 11:20:23 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position)
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To: Kaslin

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.


15 posted on 10/29/2013 11:20:51 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Kaslin
You know how teen girls pretty much base their taste in music on the performers looks?

When they grow up they bring that type of thinking into their politics.

Enough said.

16 posted on 10/29/2013 11:20:53 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (What do we want? Time travel. When do we want it? It's irrelevant.)
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To: Kaslin

I don’t believe they shouldn’t vote only they should stop voting stupidly.


17 posted on 10/29/2013 11:21:37 AM PDT by Maelstorm (Obamacare is your healthcare on stupid.)
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To: Kaslin
I didn't think Ann Coulter posted here any longer?
18 posted on 10/29/2013 11:23:05 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Kaslin

Wasn’t Susan B. Anthony a Republican?


19 posted on 10/29/2013 11:23:06 AM PDT by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: Kaslin

Drive either! :)


20 posted on 10/29/2013 11:23:56 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Kaslin

LOL thats MSNBC for ya..dumb as a bucket of rocks


21 posted on 10/29/2013 11:24:25 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: DJ MacWoW

That is a Halloween poster, right?? I need one of those. What a gaggle of leftist thieves.


22 posted on 10/29/2013 11:24:35 AM PDT by shankbear (The tree of Liberty appears to be perishing because there are few patriots willing to refresh it.)
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To: Kaslin
Yeah, and Liberals are trying to KILL people by forcing them off health care -- especially women.

Why do Liberals hate women?

23 posted on 10/29/2013 11:25:35 AM PDT by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: Kaslin

I think we should suspend all national elections, send congress and the senate home for an yet to be determined timeframe. The governors of each state shall appoint a replacement for their senators. As for congress, my suggestions all end in bloodshed.........so someone else needs a few workable solutions.


24 posted on 10/29/2013 11:25:44 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Kaslin

These same libtards would deny the vote to Sarah Palin and every other conservative woman


25 posted on 10/29/2013 11:25:59 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Fact Is: GOPe want ObamaCare.)
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To: Kaslin
Unfortunately there are some in this forum who think women should not be allowed to vote

Of course, some here have no wives, mothers, sisters, daughters, female acquaintances or girl friends

26 posted on 10/29/2013 11:26:07 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: Kaslin

I once saw a republican kick a dog.


27 posted on 10/29/2013 11:26:16 AM PDT by MNnice
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To: Servant of the Cross

I’m surprised these women don’t complain about Jesus not picking any women to be among His disciples...


28 posted on 10/29/2013 11:26:56 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Maelstorm

I agree with that, but this also goes for men who vote stupidly


29 posted on 10/29/2013 11:27:02 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: shankbear

It can be used on April Fool’s Day too. ;-)


30 posted on 10/29/2013 11:28:03 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Kaslin

Yes, but only a few, thank goodness.


31 posted on 10/29/2013 11:28:06 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Kaslin

Facts, FACTS! We don’t need no stink in facts, we got the MEDIA!


32 posted on 10/29/2013 11:28:42 AM PDT by SES1066 (To expect courteous government is insanity!)
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To: Kaslin
This isn't true. We only want to stop Obama bootlickers and tinglers like Roberts to stop voting. They are too low information to have a say in the future of OUR country. If I wanted to live like a Kenyan, I'd move there.

Did global warming cause the ObamaCare train wreck? Film at eleven.

33 posted on 10/29/2013 11:28:57 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Have you had your ObamaCare Marketplace shopping experience today?)
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To: Kaslin

I often wonder if they believe this kind of crap, or if they are under instructions to tell the “Big Lie” often enough so the sheep believe them.


34 posted on 10/29/2013 11:30:19 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Kaslin
I'm a traitor to my gender for saying this, but there are some women who are dumb as rocks and shouldn't vote. I know women who voted for Clinton because they thought he was so handsome. Ick! And many of these same women worship Obama as if he was a god. These are the ones who have set women back a hundred years.
35 posted on 10/29/2013 11:30:50 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Kaslin; All

If low-information citizens were enlightened about the federal government’s constitutionally limited powers, then voters of both sexes would probably lose interest in what’s going on in DC anyway.

After all, one of the few constitutonal powers that the feds actually have to regulate anything within a state’s borders is the postal service.


36 posted on 10/29/2013 11:31:33 AM PDT by Amendment10
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To: Kaslin
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.

I guess it didn't occur to this airhead media darling that plenty of people in Texas, including members of her family, have names "slightly different" from her and all the poll worker was doing was verifying she really was the same registered voter?

37 posted on 10/29/2013 11:31:45 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Kaslin

I totally agree. The problem I see is that women for some reason seem more susceptible to mind control tactics.


38 posted on 10/29/2013 11:31:46 AM PDT by Maelstorm (Obamacare is your healthcare on stupid.)
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To: Kaslin

This is a problem in Texas and I know it to be the case since it happened to me. When I moved to this county, I filled out an application to be a voter under my present name, the same name I voted under in the county I left. I got back a letter from the voter registrar that the name was different than the one on my driver’s license and I had to register under the name on my driver’s license. I filled out the form again using the name on my driver’s license and I was registered.

So, yes, I had trouble registering that a male would not - my driver’s license had my maiden name on there and I don’t go by that name now. I questioned this at the driver’s license bureau when I had to renew my license and the lady said it would take an act of God to go through the process to get the name changed.

It is the truth registering to vote is more complicated for women than men.


39 posted on 10/29/2013 11:32:05 AM PDT by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

But, but they get free birth control......of course, it will only cost them about $500.00 a month. ROFLMAO.


40 posted on 10/29/2013 11:32:14 AM PDT by Toespi
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To: Kaslin

Roberts publicly acknowledged he is gay while speaking at the annual convention of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) in Miami, Florida, held on September 8, 2006

http://cdn.truthwinsout.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/roberts_abner.jpg

He has been in a relationship with Patrick D. Abner since 2000. On June 25, 2011, one day after same-sex marriage in New York was legalized, Roberts announced his engagement to Abner on his Twitter page. The couple was married on September 29, 2012


41 posted on 10/29/2013 11:34:34 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: fatnotlazy

I knew a woman in Vermont who was so hot for Clinton she said she would love to sleep with him if the opportunity ever arose. When I asked her what her husband would think, she replied that “he would have to get over it”. Guess we know who SHE voted for...


42 posted on 10/29/2013 11:34:36 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Kaslin

Liberals push outrageous lies, because they have no facts to support their positions.


43 posted on 10/29/2013 11:35:18 AM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: Kaslin

[Said with Australian accent]: Maybe a republican ate your baby...


44 posted on 10/29/2013 11:37:48 AM PDT by WayneS (No problem is so great that it cannot be made worse by having Barack Obama try to solve it.)
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To: Kaslin

Women are more Marxist than men.

Pray America is Waking Up


45 posted on 10/29/2013 11:37:48 AM PDT by bray (Coming Jan 2014: The Republic of Texas 2022)
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To: Kaslin

Boy, the libs are reaching deep deep into their old playbooks. Now they scooped up the stuff from about 1904.


46 posted on 10/29/2013 11:38:17 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Kaslin

You could take any large group of individuals and find “some” that believe the mother ship is hovering on the back side of the moon. However, it is a complete load of crap to suggest that there is any statistically significant number of people on this fourm that belive women should not be allowed to vote.


47 posted on 10/29/2013 11:38:25 AM PDT by NavVet ("You Lie!")
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To: DJ MacWoW

Questionable identification, and the refusal to thoroughly investigate the matter, got us eight years (so far) of the Kenyan usurper. If this womyn is running for governor, she needs to furnish proof of everything. No exceptions.

BTW, how did Chucky miss the opportunity to get his ugly mug on this poster?


48 posted on 10/29/2013 11:38:27 AM PDT by beelzepug (if any alphabets are watchin', I'll be coming home right after the meetin')
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To: who knows what evil?

I just want to slap women like that.


49 posted on 10/29/2013 11:38:37 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: DJ MacWoW

Great Image/pic.

I was working on a video, set to music (B-52’s, Shiny Happy people). The concept was to create a mosaic of a larger image, that contained smaller images of liberals expressing themselves. I wanted the video to “zoom-in” and “zoom-out” on the still photos of unhinged and happy liberals.

Serious sarcasm.

After seeing hundreds of images of leading liberals, I found myself unable to continue this project.

Which, ironically was my point to begin with. But, targeted to Liberals.


50 posted on 10/29/2013 11:38:48 AM PDT by Zeneta
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