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#1 Nonny


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Posted 24 January 2014 - 10:40 AM

Huckabee vs. Huckabee



...Huckabee’s argument was an extended rant against contraception access through the Affordable Care Act. The Arkansan believes Democrats are “insulting” women by making birth control and other preventive health care services accessible without a co-pay. Democrats, Huckabee insisted, want women to believe “they are helpless without Uncle Sugar coming in and providing for them a prescription each month for birth control, because they cannot control their libido or their reproductive system without the help of the government.”

On a substantive level, this is obviously quite silly. But Bill Scher took this one step further: if Democrats are insulting women by expanding access to contraception, then Mike Huckabee is guilty of the same offense.

Funny story: in 2005, Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee signed a law mandating Arkansas insurance plans provide contraception coverage, including church-affiliated organizations such as hospitals and universities.
Nine years ago, Huckabee thought that the government should ensure that everyone had access to contraception. In fact, as the Los Angeles Times detailed in 2012, all sorts of Republicans were happily embracing contraception coverage mandates in the days of Bush and Clinton.

Quite right. And then President Obama was inaugurated, at which point Republicans began opposing the same policies they endorsed, pretending routine matters scandalous, and hoping the public and the media won’t know the difference....
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#2 Spectacles

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 02:03 PM


Fascinating....and another example of how political partisanship makes actual policies and principles secondary to just hatin' on the other side.
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#3 BklnScott


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Posted 24 January 2014 - 02:21 PM

He's so good at appearing genuine that I almost always assume that he is - until something from the record reveals that he's just politickin'.  Which is pretty scary, actually.


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#4 Omega


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Posted 24 January 2014 - 03:33 PM

Many women can't control their reproductive system...

#5 BklnScott


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Posted 24 January 2014 - 05:12 PM

No.  He does not in any way, shape, or form have a point.


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