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Rosen: Only Republicans Spread the ‘War on Women’ Term



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Over in the Corner, Jonah noted that Hilary Rosen also said last night,

Can we just get rid of this word, “war on women”? The Obama campaign does not use it, President Obama does not use it — this is something that the Republicans are accusing people of using, but they’re actually the ones spreading it.

Jonah expressed disbelief that she could offer such an implausible argument, pointing to fundraising e-mails from Nancy Pelosi, James Carville, and Donna Brazile using the phrase.

Heck, check the Congressional Record, as one of my readers did:

Rep. Barbara Lee, D-CA
March 8, 2012
“I’m here, once again, to stand against the ongoing War on Women . . .”

Rep. Gary Peters, D-MI
February 28, 2012
“To my Republican colleagues, shame on you for waging your hypocritical war on women . . .”

Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-TX
March 21, 2012
“Despite these accomplishments in women’s  health, the war on women continues in Texas . . .”

Rep. Barbara Lee, D-CA
March 10, 2011
“Declaring a war on women by eliminating family planning services and punishing the one in five women across America who visit a Planned Parenthood clinic?”

Rep Barbara Lee, D-CA
May 3, 2011
“Instead of another very cynical attempt to repeal health reform and perpetrate their war on women . . .”

Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-NY
March 21, 2012
“I’m standing here today, equally proud to defend that law from the ongoing war on women . . .”

Rep. Gary Peters, D-MI
March 29, 2012
“Planned Parenthood, in particular, has been unfairly targeted in this war on women . . .”

Rep. Steve Israel, D-NY
March 26, 2012
“I will continue to urge my Republican colleagues to stop their war on women and seniors . . .”

Rep. Laura Richardson, D-CA
March 21, 2012
“. . . the GOP’s war on women stands in stark contrast to the Administration’s goal of ensuring that women have access to the healthcare services they need to remain healthy.”

Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-MD
April 14, 2011
“One would restrict funds going to Planned Parenthood — women’s health care issues — which I call the war  on women . . .”

Sen. Charles Schumer, D-NY
February 17, 2012
“and now they are making a war on the majority of America, women . . .”

Rep. Frank Pallone, D-NJ
March 21, 2012
“But beyond that, over the last year or so, we’ve seen the Republicans essentially declare war on women . . .”

Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-CA
March 03, 2011
“In closing, we have to stop this war against women and against children . . .”

But remember, people. Hilary Rosen is a communications professional. She knows what she’s doing!


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