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Date: 01/25/14 02:37 PM

55 Responses to Huckabee On Women & Their Libido

  1. Profile photo of SweepOfDeath
    SweepOfDeath Male 18-29
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    January 25, 2014 at 12:23 pm
    Link: Huckabee On Women & Their Libido - Is he just making shit up?
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    spanz Male 50-59
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    January 25, 2014 at 3:28 pm
    normally I like Huckabee, and share a lot of his view. But talking "about" women is the stupidest thing ever to come out of his mouth. He just turned off more women with that one comment than he could ever have hoped to recruit over to the conservative side! What an idiot. Next time he feels the need to pontificate on womens issues, he should remember to STFU and keep his granddaddy view o himself.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    January 25, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    I think if adults want something, adults should go out and get it. It`s not the guv`ments place to provide everything they want.

    And let`s face it, condoms are already free in almost every city but they keep having unwanted babies. Do you really think they`ll do better remembering a pill every day? .... No way. Stupid people will still overbreed and the smart ones can get it for themselves.
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    January 25, 2014 at 4:22 pm
    The kinds of people who get knocked up tend to not be the same people who remember to take the pill every day. Throughout my life, I`ve always been in an environment where free contraceptives was pretty easily obtainable. Didn`t stop a certain type of girl (with a similar type guy) from doing it without a condom. This even includes a girl in high school who had three abortions.

    But even if they do have a condom, these are the kinds of people that will take it off if the condom is preventing an erection.

    It`s a good thing we have eugenics-based abortion though, because otherwise these people would be reproducing even more than they already do. But let`s just call it what it is, eugenics.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    January 25, 2014 at 4:25 pm
    Wow, Mike Huckabee says something smart for once.
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    CaptKangaroo Male 50-59
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    January 25, 2014 at 5:06 pm
    um... There are health benefits- besides not getting pregnant- that birth control provides. It helps lower cancer risks, can help reduce painful periods, helps relieve pms symptoms and helps relieve/stop endometriosis. This is the thing that good ol Huckabee- and those like him- don`t talk about; That, and men`s ability to get penis pumps and viagra through medicare- not that THAT has anything to do with government helping out with libidos... Right?
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    January 25, 2014 at 6:23 pm
    Capt Kangaroo - his words were that he believes Democrats want women to be slaves to their libido. So, he doesn`t ever say he thinks they`re slaves to their libido, he thinks that`s what Democrats think. There is a difference. Argue with what he actually says, not what you try to make him say.

    Penis pumps and viagra shouldn`t be covered by medicare. It doesn`t take a rocket scientist.

    And I`m pretty sure they`re not talking about when you need the pill as a non-optional medical treatment for a different condition. That`s just a strawman. Nobody`s arguing that.

    It`s like you want a gold star because you know the pill has other purposes than preventing pregnancy.
  8. Profile photo of CaptKangaroo
    CaptKangaroo Male 50-59
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    January 25, 2014 at 7:53 pm
    @Andrew155- get a grip. the intent of his little speech is to take his views and attribute them to others.
    Read other comments by him and others like him on the topic. He never mentions the medical benefits, just harps on loose women wanting to run wild with their ladybits, and do it on the governments dime. You`d know this if you were better informed.
    Since penis pumps, A.K.A. vacuum therapy, and viagra ARE in fact subsidized through medicare, perhaps Huckabee and his ilk should put a stop to that before carrying on about women.
    It`s like you only know part of the story and want points for basing an opinion with that.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    January 25, 2014 at 8:31 pm
    @Andrew155: When arguing with a fool, make sure he is not similarly engaged.
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    ledzeppeloyd Male 18-29
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    January 25, 2014 at 9:39 pm
    your party does not stand anywhere near for recognizing the equality of women
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    Zeegrr60 Male 40-49
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    January 25, 2014 at 11:10 pm
    Huckabee-The "Might as well kill myself" GOP presidential Nomination for 2016
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
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    January 26, 2014 at 2:21 am
    O-O I Concur.
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    broizfam Male 60-69
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    January 26, 2014 at 4:37 am
    Andrew155,
    Look up eugenics and know what it actually is before you refer to abortion as eugenics. Aside from that, I pretty much agree with your comments.

    Overall, Huckabee is simply trying to avert women`s attention from the fact that many conservatives don`t want the government to guarantee that women have access to birth control and abortion. He does so by implying that Democrats are going to FORCE them to take birth control and have abortions. That is about the stupidest thing I`ve ever heard from a politician, and we all know those jacka$$es will say pretty much anything to make their point. Republicans don`t want women (or, actually, anyone who isn`t a white Republican male) empowered. They want them to THINK the Republican party wants them empowered so they`ll vote Republican in the next election. Politically, that makes sense but how can anyone NOT recognize the BS in Huckabee`s moronic comment?
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    thubanstar Female 50-59
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    January 26, 2014 at 4:53 am
    That bull-stuff does not work anymore. It`s such a transparent argument for women to become Republican. Yeesh.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    January 26, 2014 at 4:57 am
    Republican guys telling women what it is to be a woman. Always works well.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    January 26, 2014 at 6:23 am
    Yeah, I agree with Mr. Hucksterabee: Everywhere I go, I encounter women that are outraged--OUTRAGED, I tell you--that many Democrats think birth control should be covered under insurance plans.

    Thank goodness Hucksterabee is in tune with what women think.

    ~eye roll~
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    DromEd Male 40-49
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    January 26, 2014 at 6:26 am
    Some of you obviously heard what the man said. The trouble is you didn`t actually listen. It`s like words enter your brain after being run through broken language software.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    January 26, 2014 at 6:48 am
    @ DromEd: Oh, I heard what Hucksterabee said all right--and I listened.

    He said that women are outraged--OUTRAGED, he tells us--that many Democrats think birth control should be covered under insurance plans--because, he tells us, it implies that women cannot control their libidos without government help.

    Honestly, that is about the stupidest thing I have ever heard.
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    lauriloo Female 40-49
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    January 26, 2014 at 8:17 am
    "condoms are already free in almost every city but they keep having unwanted babies."

    Might be easy to get men to wear condoms in your world but not in a woman`s world. Condoms break or slip off often enough so they suck for contraception. Plus, do you think a husband wants to wear condoms until his wife reaches menopause? Not to mention all the other benefits the Pill provides women. Huckabee is an idiot who has zero idea what women want or need, like every other conservative. Considering they consider themselves geniuses about economic policy, you`d think they would jump at the chance to pay a couple bucks for contraception to save millions in insurance costs for getting pregnant and raising a child on welfare etc, not to mention avoiding abortions. Dumbest thing EVER. The GOP just wants to control people`s sex lives in general, gay and straight. Makes no sense but that`s never stopped them before.
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    broizfam Male 60-69
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    January 26, 2014 at 9:04 am
    @DromEd,
    I not only listened, I read the text of the speech (givenelsewhere). Huckabee was making a political speech. As is often the case in such speeches, on BOTH sides of the aisle, the conclusion he espouses is the only part that counts, with no particular need for truth, clarity or sense.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    32796 posts
    January 26, 2014 at 9:16 am
    @Squrlz4 (and others) Just because you don`t like it? Doesn`t mean it isn`t true!

    > "Many Women" ARE opposed to covering birth control (and penis pumps!) through ObamaCare. Catholics, Muslims, just to name 2 broad groups. There`s Supreme Court cases underway, BY women!

    > It`s the Dems who think women`s sexuality NEEDS Government support! Have you SEEN those adverts?

    "I need to be on the pill because I might have casual sex with a movie star at any moment!"
    ffs...

    Blame and criticize Huck for the dumb things he actually says, NOT for what the MSM and Dem attack dogs IMAGINE he says...
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    TJEx Male 30-39
    89 posts
    January 26, 2014 at 9:28 am
    GOP politician: The Democrats think woman are dumb and will die if big government does not remind them to breath every 5 seconds.

    Media: GOP politician says he thinks woman are dumb.
  23. Profile photo of broizfam
    broizfam Male 60-69
    4852 posts
    January 26, 2014 at 9:48 am
    GOP politician: Thinks women are dumb and expects that they`re dumb enough to think it`s the Democrats who think they`re dumb if he says it in a speech.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    January 26, 2014 at 9:56 am

    All he really said was women are smart enough to make their own decisions, their own choices. Why is anyone disagreeing with that?
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2014 at 10:04 am
    Fun fact, the US has the same abortion rate as Sweden.
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    Reignblazer Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2014 at 10:28 am
    The pill is the bomb since condoms suck :3
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    January 26, 2014 at 10:36 am
    All he really said was women are smart enough to make their own decisions, their own choices. Why is anyone disagreeing with that?
    Because Democrats don`t want women or anyone else to think for themselves. They just want them to hate Republicans.
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    broizfam Male 60-69
    4852 posts
    January 26, 2014 at 10:38 am
    @Andrew,
    Wow! I wouldn`t have guessed that! I`d have figured ours was much higher.

    @Gerry,
    That`s not exactly all he said or, at least, implied. He`s trying to gain votes by having women think that Democrats don`t agree.
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    broizfam Male 60-69
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    January 26, 2014 at 10:39 am
    Ollie,
    That was just silly.
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    QueenZira Female 18-29
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    January 26, 2014 at 10:55 am
    Huckleberry, for contraception b4 he was agin` it.

    What a creep, and by the way does he even understand how contraception works? It`s not viagra for ladies. But you folks just keep on fighting the controversies of yesteryear, specifically 50 yrs. ago. And when you do it, I can`t stress this enough, do it LOUDLY, PUBLICLY, and in front of as many tv cameras as possible.
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    CaptKangaroo Male 50-59
    2343 posts
    January 26, 2014 at 11:11 am
    @5Cats- Histerical, religiousnuts are called `Special Interest Groups`, and don`t represent the spectrum of all catholics, all muslims or a majority of women.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    January 26, 2014 at 11:14 am
    @broizfam
    Ollie,
    That was just silly.
    Apparently, you don`t watch campaign ads.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    January 26, 2014 at 11:35 am
    @ QZ: You rock. So glad you`re on IAB to balance things out a bit. The last sentence of your last comment made me guffaw (not easy for a squirrel, but I managed).
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    QueenZira Female 18-29
    2228 posts
    January 26, 2014 at 11:41 am
    Thanks Squrlz ;-) glad I can help! Oh and congratulations on your Mod upgrade, looks snazzy. *Thumbs up*
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    January 26, 2014 at 11:44 am
    @ QZ: Sank chew!
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    lauriloo Female 40-49
    1803 posts
    January 26, 2014 at 12:18 pm
    "All he really said was women are smart enough to make their own decisions, their own choices. Why is anyone disagreeing with that?"

    What does insurance covering the Pill have to do with women thinking for themselves? THAT`S the stupidity of what he`s saying. The gov isn`t FORCING women to get on the Pill. It`s just making it easier for women who want to but can`t afford it, because the consequences of unwanted pregnancies are so dire for the woman AND the economy it`s worth providing. It`s a bogus argument against a non-problem. Red meat for the like-minded crazies.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2014 at 12:47 pm
    The gov isn`t FORCING women to get on the Pill.

    But it`s FORCING OTHERS to pay for it, when it would be far more equitable and cheaper to allow it to be sold OTC rather than through insurance.
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    lauriloo Female 40-49
    1803 posts
    January 26, 2014 at 2:23 pm
    "But it`s FORCING OTHERS to pay for it, when it would be far more equitable and cheaper to allow it to be sold OTC rather than through insurance."

    I`m being "forced" to pay for men`s Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm one-time screening, lots of stuff for pregnancy I`ll never use and all sorts of stuff for children. Whatever. Insurance has ALWAYS been that way. Fewer sick people means lower premiums for everyone. More free preventative care means lower health costs in the long run. The GOP needs to stop the constant short term thinking and try to consider the long-term benefits of policies.

    I do agree that the Pill should be over the counter but it requires monitoring by a doctor. It IS a mix of hormones, after all, and there are different strengths and combinations to fit to a particular woman`s body so it`s not a one-kind-fits-all scenario. It`s not something a woman could pick off a shelf out of an assortment.
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    lauriloo Female 40-49
    1803 posts
    January 26, 2014 at 2:47 pm
    btw- my dad almost died from an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm so I wish the free screening would have been available for him before he suffered through that and I gladly chip in to provide that to other men. I`m not selfish.

    BTW #2- Men benefit from women being on birth control, too. Takes two people to make a baby and I`d wager men would rather let the women worry about contraception.Same goes for men whining about insurance including maternity coverage.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    January 26, 2014 at 2:49 pm
    @CaptKangaroo: "Broad Groups" see? It means -some- members within that larger grouping think this. See how I used the word "many" and not words like "all" or "every"?
    Learn to read, dude.

    Typical how you criticize for what you IMAGINE it means, but are silent about the CONTENT actually there...

    Just like this entire thread! :-/
    Except for the `right-thinking` folks, of course.
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    CaptKangaroo Male 50-59
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    January 26, 2014 at 4:29 pm
    The content is this: Huckabee claims the evil Dems are hampering women with, you know... freedom.
    Those bad, bad Dems.
    You claim- with zero proof- there are women who agree with Huckabee: I then concede this may be true, but they constitute a minority- Am I getting this right, or will you now find something else to bitch about.
    I feel as if I should make a spelling or grammatical error, just to give you a little traction.
  42. Profile photo of Cajun247
    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2014 at 5:26 pm
    I`m being "forced" to pay for men`s Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm one-time screening, lots of stuff for pregnancy I`ll never use and all sorts of stuff for children.

    No one pointed a gun at you or threatened you jail time to accept an insurance contract (until Obamacare that is).

    Insurance has ALWAYS been that way.

    Which means if you pose a greater risk to the pool you face greater premiums, again until Obamacare.

    More free preventative care means lower health costs in the long run.

    All evidence to the contrary.

    The GOP needs to stop the constant short term thinking and try to consider the long-term benefits of policies.

    Politicians need to stop treating safety and risk as black-and-white issues and stop with impulsive legislation.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2014 at 5:37 pm
    [quote">I`m not selfish.[/quote">

    Neither am I but I freely give money to charity rather than force others to be charitable (which isn`t charity).

    [quote">It`s not something a woman could pick off a shelf out of an assortment.[/quote">

    People in 35 other countries disagree. Simply put the proper dosage instructions on the box and you`re set.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2014 at 5:39 pm
    Here`s that map I was looking for
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2014 at 5:43 pm
    All evidence to the contrary.

    <sigh> Overstating my point here.

    Some illnesses yes others no.
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    Demstar_Aus Female 18-29
    179 posts
    January 26, 2014 at 7:28 pm
    As both a woman and an Australian, I am comfortable that the entirety of the comments and their arguments make zero sense to me. Have fun guys!
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    lauriloo Female 40-49
    1803 posts
    January 26, 2014 at 9:57 pm
    "No one pointed a gun at you or threatened you jail time to accept an insurance contract (until Obamacare that is)."

    I have paid for my own insurance for over a decade. Not because someone forced me, but because I am a responsible individual who also doesn`t want to go bankrupt if something major happens to me. Nothing major ever has, btw, so basically ALL of the insurance I`ve paid for all those years, except for yearly gyno exams and lower costs for the Pill, has been for naught. But that`s the way insurance works. You`re not being charitable when your insurance includes items only other people use. You are being a part of a pool of insured. When you have something major, other people pay for YOUR care and vice versa. Surely you don`t think you pay enough in premiums to put a dent in ANY major occurrence you might have, do you? No, you don`t but because you have insurance, there`s a pool of other people`s money that does.
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    lauriloo Female 40-49
    1803 posts
    January 26, 2014 at 10:06 pm
    From that article:

    "Thirty-five countries legally allowed access to oral contraceptives over-the-counter, and 11 countries allowed over-the-counter access as long as the woman is screened to ensure that she is a good candidate."

    Notice that the Pill is available over the counter in countries where healthcare is harder to access or where families are limited to a certain number of children, like China. Western countries still need a prescription. I would rather have a prescription to a Pill that didn`t constantly make me nauseous or too low a dose that I have spotting or get pregnant anyway than one generic one for everyone. Not interested in experimenting with that on my own.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    32796 posts
    January 26, 2014 at 10:08 pm
    @CaptKangaroo: No one is claiming (yet) that these women are anything other than a minority. Duh!
    Support for ObamaCare is also "in the minority" of all Americans...

    You got a problem with "minority rights" dude? Or only certain minorities are "allowed" to have them? Government approved ones?

    BTW: `Special Interest Groups`- covers a LOT of groups! Including those women who WANT ObamaCare contraceptives! Correct?
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    January 27, 2014 at 3:42 am
    Liberals pandering to Planned Parenthood is not helping women, it demeans them and makes them appear more like savages that can`t keep their legs together. Reproductive rights? No, it`s more like, "I do what I want" stereotypical whore rights.
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    madest Male 40-49
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    January 27, 2014 at 6:53 am
    Hypocrisy is a republican virtue.
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    BoredFrank Male 40-49
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    January 27, 2014 at 7:02 am
    Wow, the line forming to give Huckabee a good-old down-home blow job is every bit as long as I expected! You babble thumpers never fail to amuse...
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    January 27, 2014 at 8:04 am
    Madest: Let me fix that for you.

    Whorepocrisy is a democrat virtue.

    There.
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    broizfam Male 60-69
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    January 27, 2014 at 11:05 am
    @madest,
    I`d like to agree with you but, really, hypocrisy is unfortunately, not so limited.

    @CrakrJak,
    Considering how often conservatives take huge contributions from large corporations for political favors, I`d say "whorepocrisy" is on both sides of the aisle. The conservatives are just higher priced whores.
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    madest Male 40-49
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    January 28, 2014 at 12:29 pm
    See QueenZiras comment to understand what hypocrisy on the right means.

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