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Female GOP House Members Are 'Literally Battered Women,' Democrat Tells Ed Schultz
News Buster ^ | May 25, 2012 | Jack Coleman

Posted on 05/26/2012 5:57:22 AM PDT by Kaslin

Not only that, a member of Congress doesn't know what "literally" means.

It's not often Ed Schultz is taken aback when one of his loopy left-wing guests makes an outlandish claim, but that's what happened on his radio show Wednesday. (audio clip after page break)

Schultz was talking with Democratic Congresswoman Gwen Moore about GOP Rep. Mike Coffman criticizing President Obama as "not an American." Just as Schultz went over the top in describing Coffman's remarks (for which he's apologized) as "treasonous," Moore was determined not to be outdone in hyperbole. (audio) --

MOORE: Even with all of the obstruction, (Obama's) been transformational in just his first term. And as amazing and outstanding as he, even if you don't, if you didn't vote for him, you have to admit that he's smart, he's decent, and the only thing that they can do is the, are these ad hominem attacks. When you can't attack someone on their ability, the only thing left for you to do is to characterize them as monkeys, as something other than American, and it's sad to see racism in this country resurging, you know, as it was back in the days of the Ku Klux Klan.

First warning sign: Coffman smeared as little more than a KKKer who sees Obama swinging through trees --

SCHULTZ: It's amazing, you're in the same chamber with these people.

MOORE (sighs): Yeah, it is.

SCHULTZ: It is amazing. ... Let's talk about this video that has been produced by Republican women in the House trying to make the case that, you know, the Republican Party has done a lot for women. I documented it last night, put it on the show obviously that they voted against Lily Ledbetter, they voted against the equal pay. I mean, you can go right down the list. President Obama leads Mitt Romney, his opponent, by 15 percentage points in the women's category in the polling. Do you think it'll stay like this? Do you think the Republicans can make up ground on that the way the way they've been voting?

MOORE: Just let me say this, Ed. You know, I know most of the women that were in that video, I know them personally, I've been the co-chair of the Non-Partisan Women's Caucus and vice-chair for several years, taking a leadership role in this women's organization. There are several of those women who I'm sure were dragged kicking and screaming into that room to take that video.

"Dragged kicking and screaming into that room"? A tad much, but what we can expect on any given day. Alas, it got worse --

MOORE: The reality is is that Congress is a very male-gendered oriented institution. Out of the, you know, more than 10,000 people who've ever been elected to Congress, you know, only about 250 of them have ever been women. And certainly we're at a point and time when in 30 years the percentage of women who are in Congress or have been elected is lower than it's been in 30 years.

If only liberals had considered these numbers when they voted against Sharron Angle and Christine O'Donnell in 2010. Moore followed with her jaw-dropper --

MOORE: And so they are as battered, they are literally battered women in that caucus. Time and again, they've been forced to vote against the interests of women and the consequences for not voting with the Republican Party are great. I mean, you just, male or female, just look at Dick Lugar who cooperated with the president. Or I'm thinking of Jean Schmidt (R-Ohio), who was in that video. She had a primary and was beaten in a primary. She was one of the women that showed up at the non-partisan women's meetings on a regular basis. And so there are, there's a huge cost in being bipartisan, a tradition started by Newt Gingrich when he took over the House in 1994 and has continued forward, that you dare not vote against the Republican Party even if you're voting against your own initiatives and your own interests.

SCHULTZ: So there's a cost to being bipartisan. You think those women went kicking and screaming in front of that and you go so far as ...

MOORE: A couple of them, a couple of them ...

... the number of alleged unwilling participants dropping precipitously in a matter of minutes. Schultz, to his credit, pressed Moore on that alarming claim she just made about women getting beaten up in Congress --

SCHULTZ: And they're battered women in the caucus?!

MOORE (laughs): Yes, yes, they are. They're battered by, um, (gears furiously whirring), you know, not necessarily the mainstream Republicans (and not battered per se ...), but this is not my grandmother, my grandmother died a Republican, she refused to go along with the realignment, my grandmother for whom I'm named. This is not the party of Lincoln. This is the tea party and to the extent that they have a large, uh, contingency (you mean "contingent," right ...?) in the House, I think that not only are these women battered, but the leadership is battered. When you see John Boehner crying (laughs, more goofily), believe you me, it's because he cannot control, uh, that wild contingency called the tea party.

If what Moore claims is true and she has been aware of this but did nothing to stop it, doesn't that make her ... an enabler?

Gwen Moore -- literally part of the contingency in Congress that turns its back on battered Republicans, regardless of gender.


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1 posted on 05/26/2012 5:57:31 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

She was sick that day in school when they told everybody that ~WORDS MEAN THINGS~.


2 posted on 05/26/2012 6:10:16 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Kaslin
Congress is a very male-gendered oriented institution

Obviously, this Representative's native language is Garble.

3 posted on 05/26/2012 6:15:46 AM PDT by Tax-chick (I love you for your perspicacity.)
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To: Kaslin

There are lots more battered women out there. Some of them report their battering, since the Dems are so concerned about them, and have developed so many programs to help them. Others just work at IHOP.


4 posted on 05/26/2012 6:18:07 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (A conservative, a liberal and a moderate walk into a bar. Bartender says "what'll it be, Mitt?")
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To: Kaslin

Hahaha. Liberals are so insanely stupid that sitcoms are written about them. In The Big Bang Theory, Penny’s less than brilliant boyfriend tells Sheldon that he hadn’t been to a comic book store in literally a million years. Sheldon looks at him and says “literally?”.


5 posted on 05/26/2012 6:26:37 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Kaslin
*shaking head*
Stupidity Happens.

6 posted on 05/26/2012 6:27:38 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA. DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; different flie$". :^)
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To: Kaslin
Gwen Moore (unfortunately my Congressional Rep) is almost the stupidest person in Congress. I say almost because she is in contention with Sheila Jackson Lee and Maxine Waters - formidable contenders.

You can see now why Wisconsin needs someone like Scott Walker. Probably the state's last hope at this point.


7 posted on 05/26/2012 6:39:32 AM PDT by chickadee
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To: Kaslin

To the Dems: “Literally Battered Woman” == Kathleen Willey


8 posted on 05/26/2012 6:40:33 AM PDT by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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To: Kaslin
Gwen Moore has a room temperature IQ and is totally out of her league in the House.

The amazing part of MSNBC for an occasional viewer is how the hosts talk into an echo chamber. The guests are always within 100% lockstep agreement of the hosts and are only there to nod their heads.

9 posted on 05/26/2012 6:55:57 AM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: Kaslin

The GOP women in congress are Battered, by the press, and the democrats...

Just ask Michelle Bachman about it.


10 posted on 05/26/2012 7:02:43 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: GraceG

Exactly


11 posted on 05/26/2012 7:13:52 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Last Dakotan

Speaking of MSNBC hosts, I always wonder about that dude who bills himself as “Toure”. I wonder who he is, where did he come from, how did he get to be on a major news channel, why we should listen to him, why he goes by one name, what the signficance of that is, etc.

A certain “blather” if you will, comes out of the mouths of MSNBC people.

If Scott Walker wins his June 5th recall election, I want to watch MSNBC that night and see if they have a meltdown. MSNBC has been pushing this recall a lot.

I watched MSNBC a bit on election night 2010, and it was fun to see them try to spin those election results. Election night 2012 might be lots of fun too!


12 posted on 05/26/2012 8:06:07 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Kaslin

Lol, I hope her constituency has a contingency plan to remove her from the congressional contingent.


13 posted on 05/26/2012 8:29:02 AM PDT by Kudsman (The troubles begin and end with the "Progressives" -1010RD)
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To: Kaslin

Lol, I hope her constituency has a contingency plan to remove her from the congressional contingent.


14 posted on 05/26/2012 8:29:28 AM PDT by Kudsman (The troubles begin and end with the "Progressives" -1010RD)
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To: Kaslin

Lol, I hope her constituency has a contingency plan to remove her from the congressional contingent.


15 posted on 05/26/2012 8:29:28 AM PDT by Kudsman (The troubles begin and end with the "Progressives" -1010RD)
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To: Kaslin

Everything goes better with batter.


16 posted on 05/26/2012 8:33:29 AM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Kaslin

Further evidence that liberalism is a mental health issue.


17 posted on 05/26/2012 8:39:02 AM PDT by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
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To: Kaslin

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2666855/posts

the title of this article reminded me of this past thread


18 posted on 05/26/2012 8:41:49 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: Kaslin

Beer battered?


19 posted on 05/26/2012 9:38:45 AM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: Kaslin

She is literally a moron.


20 posted on 05/26/2012 11:28:14 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Ineptocracy; the Obama way.)
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To: kosciusko51
To the Dems: “Literally Battered Woman” == Kathleen Willey

And Julie Hiatt Steele. Some liberals might say Paula Jones would qualify, if Slick weren't, in the immortal words of Molly Ivins (speaking of Lyndon B@stard Johnson), "so good on the issues!"

And Juanita Broaddrick really qualifies, but you won't pry her name out of a NAG's mouth with pliers and a pair of vise-grips.

21 posted on 05/26/2012 11:59:43 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Kaslin

A retarded pig like disgusting creature interviewing a retarded pig like disgusting creature.

Literally!


22 posted on 05/27/2012 1:23:59 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember
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To: Kaslin
"Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life..."


23 posted on 05/27/2012 1:29:57 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Election night 2012 might be lots of fun too!

Its my go-to place for exploding heads.

24 posted on 05/27/2012 7:13:29 AM PDT by Last Dakotan
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