The reality of the situation here is that Biden and others have decided that they know what it best for women and have a fairly good job convincing their followers of it. If you have an opinion that differs from theirs then you are waging war against all women. Hell, we had this conversation yesterday about a woman's right to stay home and watch their own kids or be home makers. To hear some say it if a woman stays home she is setting back the womans rights movement and she is in fact waging war on her own sex herself. As a matter of fact, most of those people saying that were liberals. If Santorum saying something is declaring war on women, then these liberals trying to strip away a womans right to raise her children certainly is to. So I suppose both parties are waging war on women. Imagine that.
Now that I have declared that the right and left are waging war on women I guess that means women have no choice but to vote for me. WOO HOOOOO Gotta love this logic!
In any case, I gave you my opinion and told you that I'm not going to try convince you to share it since it's a matter of perception. Consequently, I'm not going to get into "if you say so" and "you're perpetuating" snide/personal remarks. I've said what I think: Biden wasn't insinuating women are stupid. He was mobilizing people who already agree with him. And attacks on birth control and abortion 'rights' have come from the right. Lynchings, your opinion on Santorum and your non-dictionary definition of "attack" don't have much to do with that. I've said what I had to say. Take it or leave it. I'm just not interested in debating anymore with someone who's accusing me of doing something I haven't done multiple times.
According to you Santorums statement was proof of attacks on women by the right. Not by Santorum, by the right.That's debatable and I would argue the opposite. Attacks on Planned Parenthood, birth control mandates because it's "immoral" and comments like these:
“One of the things I will talk about, that no president has talked about before, is, I think, the dangers of contraception in this country. . . . Many of the Christian faith have said, well, that’s okay, contraception is okay. It’s not okay. It’s a license to do things in a sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be.”
Rick Santorum: ‘The idea I’m coming after your birth control is absurd’ - The Washington Post - The Washington Post
come from the right. I perceive that as an attack. A lot of other people do too. If you don't, I'm not going to try to convince you.
So how do the women feel about the Republicans' near-universal opposition to the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act?
FYI, when questioned about it on a live press call that Romney arranged to discuss women's issues ... he didn't even appear to know what the Act was (it was the first law Obama signed). His campaign told the reporter that Romney would have to get back to him on that. Subsequently Romney did not endorse the measure, but he graciously said that he would not repeal it -- as if that's something the President can do.
"The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. ... It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion."
-- Adam Smith