Posted by PerryM@dnc.org on March 28, 2012 Comments Off
With satisfaction among Republican voters decreasing, it's clear that GOP presidential candidates are desperate. But nothing can justify the attack ad recently released by one of the GOP candidates.
The ad, which was shot like a horror film trailer, features eerie playground equipment, flashes of a crying baby, and empty corridors. It's a shameless attempt to terrify and alarm Americans—an image of President Obama is flashed between images of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, while an ominous voiceover says: “Sworn American Enemy.”
The ad’s underhanded juxtaposition of President Obama and Ahmadinejad is, simply put, a scare tactic. And it can't go uncontested.
The GOP’s attacks will only grow more disturbing. Don’t wait until November to fight the GOP and its despicable tricks. Fight back: donate today.
Posted by PerryM@dnc.org on February 10, 2012 Comments Off
Under the compromise President Obama announced today on contraceptive coverage, women will have access to free contraception and preventive care, regardless of where they work.
But Republicans, and Marco Rubio, in particular, are trying to push back on this critical women's health issue. The Florida senator and rumored potential GOP vice presidential candidate recently released proposed legislation in response to the new birth control rule, and it's extreme. Rubio's plan would effectively permit any employer to deny someone contraceptive coverage. Or as Mother Jones puts it:
"In English, this means that no entity has to cover birth control in a health plan if it can point to a religious reason for not doing so. And the entity itself is not required to have any religious affiliation. It oculd just be a plain old corporation. That means that if the middle-aged white guy who runs your company is religious opposed to birth control, he can have it stripped out of your insurance plan—even if his Viagra is still covered. You could wake up the next morning and find you're still paying full price for drugs that you once got for free or at much-reduced prices."
Rubio's Religious Freedom Restoration Act isn't just a response to the President's plan. It's an outrageous example of putting politics ahead of women's health—and an outright violation of women's rights.