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GOP: What has party done for women lately?

Letter by Drew D. McDougall, Steilacoom on Jan. 16, 2013 at 11:17 am with No Comments »
January 16, 2013 12:17 pm

Re: “Remember who gave women the vote” (letter, 1-15).

The letter writer congratulates Republicans’ efforts to get women the right to vote in 1920. However, that was 93 years ago and it might have been the last effort by the GOP to help women.

With their continued talk of “legitimate rape” and the Republican-led House’s refusal to vote on the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, the Republican Party continues to show its true colors towards women. Let’s hope it doesn’t take another 93 years for Republicans to return to a position benefiting women.

The letter also claimed that nearly every cabinet woman in the current administration has left or been run out. This is patently false. Four of the five female cabinet secretaries from the first term are staying on, and Ambassador Susan Rice would have succeeded Secretary of State Hillary Clinton if not for Republican opposition in the Senate.

In addition, President Obama has nominated two women to the Supreme Court. These do not seem to be the actions of a president and a political party supposedly “waging a war on women.”

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