In Republican World, women may only speak with the leave of right-wing men. Watch:
As explained at Think Progress the video shows members of the Democratic Womenâ€™s Caucus of the House attempting to offer arguments for how the healh care reform bill would benefit women.
House Republicans â€” led by Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) â€” repeatedly talked over, screamed, and shouted objections. â€œI object, I object, I object, I object, I object,â€ Price interjected as Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA) tried to hold the floor.
In an effort to delay and derail the proceedings, the Republicans continually talked over the Democratic women for half an hour. They sought to prevent the debate by calling for unnecessary â€œparliamentary inquiriesâ€ and requests for â€œexpanding the debateâ€ by an hour.
Here’s an “objection” mashup. This is stunning:
This was nothing but bullying. And the punch line is provided by Little Lulu, who writes that female Democrats — female, not “women,” note — were at fault.
A parade of female Democrats are using the House resolution process to play the gender card on Pelosicare and eat into general debate time through unanimous consent requests. GOP Reps are objecting. Chair John Dingell shutting up GOP reps. Repubs want an extension of an hour on debate to balance the female Dem circus.
So, according to Michelle Malkin, the health care needs of women are a joke. Speaking of which, by now you probably have heard that as a last-ditch compromise, the House bill probably will include this provision:
The amendment will prohibit federal funds for abortion services in the public option. It also prohibits individuals who receive affordability credits from purchasing a plan that provides elective abortions. However, it allows individuals, both who receive affordability credits and who do not, to separately purchase with their own funds plans that cover elective abortions. It also clarifies that private plans may still offer elective abortions.
Whatever misbegotten creature the final bill turns out to be will require a lot of improving.