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Sat May 6, 2017, 12:40 PM

Republicans defend having no women in health care group



Republicans defend having no women in health care group

By Dana Bash, Lauren Fox and Ted Barrett, CNN

Updated 5:29 PM ET, Fri May 5, 2017



Washington (CNN)Just hours after House Republicans managed to pass a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, the Senate is signaling it will write its own proposal -- announcing a group of 13 Republican members who will be responsible for crafting the Senate's plan.
All are male.

A GOP aide defended the makeup of the group.


"We have no interest in playing the games of identity politics, that's not what this is about; it's about getting a job done," the aide said. "We'll work with any member of any background who wants to pass a health reform bill that will reduce premiums and take away the burdens that Obamacare inflicted.

"To reduce this to gender, race or geography misses the more important point of the diverse segments of the conference the group represents on policy -- from members who support Medicaid expansion, to those opposed to it, to those who have called for long term full repeal," the aide added.


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http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/05/politics/senate-republican-health-care-men/index.html

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Reply Republicans defend having no women in health care group (Original post)
babylonsister May 2017 OP
bronxiteforever May 2017 #1
redstatebluegirl May 2017 #2
Me. May 2017 #3
Coventina May 2017 #4
dhill926 May 2017 #5
delisen May 2017 #6
mnhtnbb May 2017 #7
trof May 2017 #8
jambo101 May 2017 #9
NurseJackie May 2017 #10

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 12:58 PM

1. Translation "we have no interest in women or their health"

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 12:59 PM

2. They shouldn't put the beer on ice just yet.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 01:00 PM

3. Hatch, Cruz & Lee

Oh yes, they're going to produce a better health care bill

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 01:01 PM

4. Half the human race is "identity politics"?!?!?!

Fuck every last Republican with a railroad spike!!!!

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Response to Coventina (Reply #4)

Sat May 6, 2017, 01:05 PM

5. you took the words right off of my fingertips....

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 01:25 PM

6. The strategy of classifying human rights as identity politics is

is deliberate. The definition of diversity (group of older white males having some differences of opinion) is novel.

By that re-definition of diversity the group of white males who went to Philadelphia to write the US Constitution was also diverse (we know how that turned out for women, black people, and Native Americans).

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 01:48 PM

7. Well, to be truthful, they probably have some Senators

who push their dicks to the right of their zipper and some who push their dicks to the left of their zipper. That's Republican diversity for you!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 02:40 PM

8. Horseshit.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 02:57 PM

9. Women scare republicans

especially smart ones

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 03:17 PM

10. "Identity Politics" eh? Sadly, I have heard that familiar admonition before.

I'm sick of it! Sick to death of it! Everyone knows what it means. It's the phrase used by racists and misogynists and homophobes (and by every other -ist or -phobe you can name) to try and excuse their "-ist" or "-phobic" behavior. They're ignoring reality. They're protecting their own. They're covering their asses. They're saying that we don't matter and that in-due-time everything will take-care-of-itself if we just wait for it to trickle-down.

It's total bullshit no matter WHICH party does it. It needs to stop.

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