Republicans are kept accountable for their own misspeaks and actions. Unlike the Democrats’ life jacket being tossed out to a sinking politician by the Party, when a Republican politician does the inexcusable, the Republican Party throws him an anchor – and that’s how it should be.
If the enthusiastic crowd was any evidence, Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan has lots of friends here — and in his first sit-down TV interview in Pennsylvania, Ryan told KDKA Political Editor Jon Delano that he vacationed in Pittsburgh as a kid.
In Congressman Paul Ryan’s first interview in Pennsylvania, Mitt Romney’s vice presidential pick reacted strongly to Congressman Todd Akin’s comment than women who are raped rarely get pregnant.
The basic fact is that Romney, Ryan and Republican’s are uncomfortable with a few of the words Congressman Akin used. They are not, however, uncomfortable with the policy position he was expressing. The record shows that they march in lockstep with Congressman Akin.
Congressman Akin’s comments are unconscionable and while Congressman Akin owns the words that came from his mouth, the sentiment and his policy goals are shared by both Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, despite their statements today.
If you like the GOP war on women, you are going to love Paul Ryan. After all, Ryan’s record on women’s health could easily be mistaken for one of W. Mitt Romney’s primary opponents, Rick Santorum.
Instead of working on the economy the GOP has focused on denying women access to health care.
A local college is the latest to sue the federal government over the mandate that requires employers to pay for contraceptives, including morning after pills.
Catholic Bishop David Zubik used strong words today to describe his unhappiness at the Obama Administration. The issue is over whether Catholic-run institutions should be required to offer their employees an insurance plan that covers contraceptives.
Speaking out against the Obama administration’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Pittsburgh Bishop David Zubik says that President Obama “just told Catholics of the United States, ‘To Hell with you’” by ignoring pleas to revoke the provision.