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GOP goes to extremes to demonize women
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/27/12 | Denny Freidenrich

Posted on 02/27/2012 8:05:02 AM PST by SmithL

I remember the uproar over the first "Girls Gone Wild" videotapes. People really were upset. Times certainly have changed. Witness the cover of the new Sports Illustrated "Swimsuit" issue on stands now at the grocery store. It's revealing enough to make a grown woman blush or angry. Or both.

So are the very public spectacles that have unfolded in the last three weeks. First, one of the most conservative board members of the Susan G. Komen Foundation was wildly applauding the organization for cutting off funding to Planned Parenthood. That was until public opinion swamped Komen and the board member in question resigned.

Then, a Republican lawmaker in Indiana attacked Girl Scouts, claiming that organization is a tactical arm of Planned Parenthood. Wow. I'll bet the millions of former Scouts, many of whom are lifelong Republicans, never dreamed they were doing anyone's political bidding when they were 12.

These are the same mothers who, for the last decade or longer, have encouraged their daughters to play Little League baseball. Should that organization be worried?

These attacks on women are not one-of-a-kind events. They are national in scope. What's clear is this: These chilling offensives are meant to demonize women, . . .

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TOPICS: Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: election2012; komen; moralabsolutes; plannedparenthood; sanfranciscovalues; women
The Comicle is already working to re-anoint the chosen 0ne.
1 posted on 02/27/2012 8:05:08 AM PST by SmithL
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To: SmithL

abortion is an attack on women,

trashy pornography is an attack on women,

sex without consequences mentality is an attack on women

Again, the crazy left is totally backwards


2 posted on 02/27/2012 8:11:11 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: SmithL

Darn right. We also hate kittens and puppies and demonize men as well as women. When we wipe the dripping blood from our mouths we talk about all this openly. We all know that the smug, self-rightous liberal is correct about all things especially that we demonize women — just because we like to.


3 posted on 02/27/2012 8:12:03 AM PST by Obadiah (Why do they put Braille dots on the keypad of the drive-up ATMs?)
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To: SmithL

Thanks for a laugh this morning. This article is dumb it’s funny!


4 posted on 02/27/2012 8:12:23 AM PST by madameguinot (Our Father's God to Thee, Author of Liberty)
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To: SmithL
GOP goes to extremes to demonize women

This written by the same people who rip Sarah Palin with every opportunity.

5 posted on 02/27/2012 8:15:36 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: SmithL
These people are insane. There is no arguing with them. They make up "facts" to fit their agendas and then express hatred toward those who disagree with their mischaracterizations.

Example: The Susan Komen organization did not reverse its decision because of "public opinion". It did so because of massive pressure from Planned Parenthood, NARAL, and other powerful elements within the pro-abortion lobby.

6 posted on 02/27/2012 8:16:51 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: SmithL

frigging lying sack of crap and these bioz0o’s claim to be journalists and a serious paper.

The girl scouts are with planned parents hood and one only has to read their comments or see who was in charge of the girl scouts of America.

Then there is the cutting funding to planned parenthood, how is that an attack on women when all one group is doing is to say we are giving you patients but you do not do the medical needs and instead you just send out the patient and then receive money off us.

Then how do they explain how they attack O Donnell , Sarah, Angle, Michell Bachmann and any other conservative woman?

The loons on the left like these idiots do stuff and then say it’s the republicans doing it and sadly even some Dems think it is true and ignore how they treated Hillary


7 posted on 02/27/2012 8:17:51 AM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman,It's not a conservative view but a true American view)
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To: SmithL
"......That was until public organized radical Leftist opinion swamped assaulted Komen......."
8 posted on 02/27/2012 8:18:37 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: SmithL

But it’s OK to rape as many women as you like, as long as you’re a strong abortion supporter like bill clinton.


9 posted on 02/27/2012 8:20:15 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: SmithL
Why is the Cornholical concerned about this?

The major concern of their female readership is weak batteries in their mechanical companions.


10 posted on 02/27/2012 8:20:21 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: GeronL

The left attacks women ALL THE TIME!!

Phyllis Schafly, Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachmann, Ann Coulter, Christine O’Donnell, etc, etc.

What they mean is the GOP attacks LEFTIST women and since they believe ALL WOMEN except conservatives are LEFTISTS, ergo, the GOP attacks women.

What crap.

Besides, I haven’t met a liberal YET who has anything but PRAISE for the “religion” than enslaves, beats, mutilates, and sbuses women as part of its religious creed.

So the bunch of San Francisco Pansies who run this newspape need to stop trying to LIE about such a blatant falesehood.


11 posted on 02/27/2012 8:21:34 AM PST by ZULU (LIBERATE HAGIA SOPHIA!!!!!)
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To: madameguinot
Thanks for a laugh this morning. This article is dumb it’s funny!

This is actual "news" in San Francisco. People take this stuff seriously there. That is what is scary. That level of ignorant stupidity is allowed to vote too.

12 posted on 02/27/2012 8:21:44 AM PST by Tenacious 1 (With regards to the GOP: I am prodisestablishmentarianistic!)
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To: andy58-in-nh

exactly, these people commit acts and then shout it is the other side doing it.
The GOP then defends itself instead of getting infront of this.

Ever tried to point out to a radical lefty the facts on issues like this, planned parenthood , girl scouts, their billionaires who support the left etc?

Not one Dem yet has ever heard of the facts, heck I know plenty who have no clue about this Govt gun running to drug lords which in turn commit murder including our own or even using tax money to pay off donors .

They are so twisted with lies and distortions from the Huff post to Kos, to move on to the MSM that they cannot grasp the basic facts let along the more complex issues and always come down with name calling or insinuations.


13 posted on 02/27/2012 8:22:16 AM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman,It's not a conservative view but a true American view)
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To: SmithL

It’s just cheapo old OK corral PR. The criminal will always hide behind a uniform or blaming some group out there, and pretend they are part of a victim group.

It works for a while, but as things turn South of the Border on us, I think the nuttos and the GOP idiot RINOs who are now thinking to get on the Democrate game, assassinating our conservative characters etc... is going to bear its “fruits” of ridicule.


14 posted on 02/27/2012 8:23:28 AM PST by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: andy58-in-nh
I went to see "Act of Valor" last night, and there was a speech where one of the SEAL members said (and I paraphrase): "I will respect the views of others, and demand that they respect mine..."

When I left the theater, that statement was still turning over in my head.

Could I do that? Could I "respect" the views of liberals, especially the views expressed by this person who wrote the article posted?

I cannot quite bring myself to embrace this concept. I do give "default respect" to people who haven't said or done things that would be mutually incompatible with respect.

I guess it is clear this SF author does NOT "respect" my views, so I am not bound to respect his. Still trying to wrestle this one down.

15 posted on 02/27/2012 8:33:26 AM PST by rlmorel ("A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." Winston Churchill)
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To: SmithL

Excuse me but Sports Illustrated is owned by Time Inc. what’s the tie into the GOP?


16 posted on 02/27/2012 8:34:12 AM PST by Lockbox
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To: SmithL

Frankly I do not know why Conservatives are afraid of Liberals for this article shows they are insane for Denny’s leap in logic is amazing. If you attack an organization that promotes abortion and abuse of women, you are attacking women. Huh? 50% of abortions are women; trashy pornography is an attack on the dignity of women; sex without commitment (marriage) is an attack on the emotions and mentality of women. Even the New Times noted that something is wrong when over 50% of new births in this country are illegitimate. Without stable families –married man & women – civil society cannot survive. With all that is happening in this country the left concentrates on minutia.


17 posted on 02/27/2012 8:39:52 AM PST by Exton1
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To: SmithL

Is this a homosexsual? Does he (or she, or it) have a dog in this fight, really?


18 posted on 02/27/2012 8:41:32 AM PST by SamuraiScot
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To: SmithL

Yes, I hate my wife, my daughters and my 4 granddaughters. It’s a conservative thing.


19 posted on 02/27/2012 8:43:53 AM PST by jwalsh07
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To: rlmorel
By the way, that quote was from Shawnee Chief, Tecumseh who wrote"

So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion;respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people. Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.

Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, even a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all people and grovel to none.

When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself. Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision.

When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.

20 posted on 02/27/2012 8:44:00 AM PST by rlmorel ("A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." Winston Churchill)
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To: andy58-in-nh

Hah. Never mind, the quote doesn’t apply. I was working off memory, but when I read it, it applies to religion.

Well, on second thought, Liberism IS a religion...


21 posted on 02/27/2012 8:47:34 AM PST by rlmorel ("A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." Winston Churchill)
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To: SmithL

This is a corollary to Alinsky’s rule #5 about ridicule being man’s most potent weapon, the corollary being you just make ridiculous stuff up if you don’t have anything else.


22 posted on 02/27/2012 8:50:03 AM PST by Joe the Pimpernel (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to behead anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: SmithL
"GOP goes to extremes to demonize women"

Democrats go to extremes to make sure that women aren't born in the first place through contraception, abortion, or partial birth abortion. If they live through a botched abortion the Democrats want a doctor to snuff out her life. As she grows, the Democrats want her indoctrinated into the lesbian life style. If she doesn't become a lesbian, the Democrats want her to use contraceptives so that she can have multiple partners and get STDs, or have abortions so that she can go sterile. The Democrats just LOVE women.

23 posted on 02/27/2012 8:50:15 AM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: rlmorel
"I will respect the views of others, and demand that they respect mine..."

It doesn't matter whether those "views" involve religion or politics or whatever. I think the point is that you should respect the right of another to hold their own views, without having to agree with them.

But today, some on the Left not only seek to demonize conservative viewpoints, or disparage those who hold them - but actively seek to criminalize ideas they loathe.

24 posted on 02/27/2012 9:04:12 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: SmithL

Their brains work different then most folks..

I could have sworn the babes of distress these days are both spouses of democRats.. Lockyer and Mirkarimi.. but they’re not being demonized, just bruised and battered.. so that’s OK.


25 posted on 02/27/2012 9:09:38 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: SmithL

Denny Freidenrich

26 posted on 02/27/2012 9:10:14 AM PST by kcvl
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http://twitter.com/#!/freidomreport


27 posted on 02/27/2012 9:10:50 AM PST by kcvl
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To: kcvl

We were discussing the Swim Suit issue of SI last week at the barber shop and determined that “some things” are impervious to “the curse”.


28 posted on 02/27/2012 9:12:27 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: SmithL

Democrats go to extremes to demonize regular americans.


29 posted on 02/27/2012 9:16:24 AM PST by GraceG
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To: Obadiah
Fear us, rightly.


30 posted on 02/27/2012 9:19:03 AM PST by Salamander (You don't know what's going on inside of me. You don't wanna know what's running through my mind)
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To: SmithL

Two Words: Sarah Palin.

Yeah, the liberals never demonize any woman.


31 posted on 02/27/2012 9:33:17 AM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: SmithL

The American press is like a getaway car driver for Democrat bank robbers.

“I didn’t kill those people or steal that money, I just helped them get away with it.”


32 posted on 02/27/2012 10:03:15 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: SmithL
"Witness the cover of the new Sports Illustrated "Swimsuit" issue on stands now at the grocery store. It's revealing enough to make a grown woman blush or angry. Or both.

Why would a grown woman either blush of be angry over the artistry of the cosmetic surgeon and the PhotoShop expert who produced that photo? More importantly, why is that cover relevant to the right's (strongly supportive) stance on women or the left's anti-everything stance?

33 posted on 02/27/2012 10:14:42 AM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: kcvl

He lives in Laguna Beach and writes for the San Francisco Chronicle. You do the math.


34 posted on 02/27/2012 10:26:55 AM PST by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: SmithL
What's clear is this: These chilling offensives are meant to demonize women, . . .

Projection. Every time one of these Alinskyite agitators opens his mouth, his intentions fall out.

35 posted on 02/27/2012 10:27:48 AM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: Pollster1

I would never look at that magazine, well... except to read the articles, but that’s all.


36 posted on 02/27/2012 10:46:15 AM PST by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: SmithL

The neuterization brigade in this country is trying its best to turn women into men. Oppose their agenda, and you’re “demonizing” women. I guess I was demonizing my grandmother by appreciating her Christian moral standards and her being a stay-at-home mother.


37 posted on 02/27/2012 10:57:33 AM PST by Socon-Econ (Socon-Econ)
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To: Gator113
I would never look at that magazine, well... except to read the articles, but that’s all.

I won't post their "Athletes in Bodypaint" from the same issue, because there wasn't much to read.

38 posted on 02/27/2012 2:40:31 PM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: SmithL
Denny, you moron, because you probably spend most of your life with your head up your or Nancy Pelosi’s backside, perhaps you missed the news about ABC's new show called “Fine Christian Bitches”. I can almost guarantee that this show was the creation of a gaggle of 30 something athiests/agnostic progressive DEMOCRATS. ABC (the All Blasphmey Channel) is famous for that sort of crap. Walt Disney's head is surely rolling in his cryothermos.)

Oh wait...they juxtaposed Christian with bitches so it's no big deal.

never mind.

39 posted on 02/27/2012 4:06:49 PM PST by Dick Bachert
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