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Sat May 6, 2017, 02:39 PM

Republicans defend having no women in health care group

Read to see who is writing the Senate bill.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/05/politics/senate-republican-health-care-men/index.html?sr=fbpol050517senate-republican-health-care-men1100PMVODtopLink&linkId=37250624

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.

The 7 Republican Senators to watch on the health care bill

Senators in the group include Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, Health and Education Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander and conservatives Ted Cruz and Mike Lee.

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
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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 02:41 PM

1. The Sign on the Door Reads: No Gurlz Allowd!

Can't you read?

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #1)

Sat May 6, 2017, 02:45 PM

2. Because no one wanted to go with the "Women terrify us" sign.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #2)

Sat May 6, 2017, 02:45 PM

3. Well, everyone knows that's what the sign really means...

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #3)

Sat May 6, 2017, 02:46 PM

4. Ayup.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #1)

Sat May 6, 2017, 06:06 PM

13. no poorz eether!

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 02:48 PM

5. And for those liberals who railed against identity politics and continue to ( looking at you bill M)

Observe how it's being used here to trash diversity.

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 02:53 PM

6. Bullshit!

This is about screwing over the most vulnerable members of society, many of whom happen to be women. Go fuck yourselves, assholes!

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 03:18 PM

7. They Couldn't Find Any One More Qualified on "Lady Parts"

nm

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Response to Stallion (Reply #7)

Sat May 6, 2017, 05:03 PM

12. Not that they couldn't find... its a boys' club and they are putting on their big boy pants, there's

real work to be done.

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 03:20 PM

8. Well, you know...

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 03:20 PM

9. They want the freedom to screw over women in health care protections, unencumbered by

 

female senators who might object.

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Response to Demit (Reply #9)

Sat May 6, 2017, 03:26 PM

10. Seems To Me They Are Starting Off By Making Enemies With .....

Repug Female Senators. There's a couple of votes right out of the box that will go no to what these male Repug Senators come up with.

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 04:45 PM

11. My guess is that Collins and Murkowski said "Thanks anyway, boys, but this is all yours"

Just my guess.

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 06:26 PM

14. There are no Democrats, either. WTF?!? They're not even pretending. Vile upon despicable upon evil

I wonder if these clowns will also consider being raped a "pre-existing condition." Probably. We're nothing but goddamned chattel anyway.

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