In Contraception Aftermath, Bachmann Says GOP Is ‘Extremely Pro-Woman’
10:30 am, February 20th | by Laura Donovan
During a Sunday CNN “State of the Union” appearance, the Minnesota congresswoman said the recent contraception scandals aren’t indicative of a GOP attack on females: “There is no anti-women move whatsoever. The Republican Party is extremely pro-woman.”
The real issue, the conservative politician said, is President Barack Obama’s “wildly unpopular” health care policies.
“What we saw was President Obama’s signature piece of legislation, which is ‘Obamacare,’ demonstrated 3-D,” Bachmann said.
Bachmann’s comments come in the aftermath of a slew of birth control controversies, many of which involve right wing male political leaders undermining females in the contraception debate, so if the Republican party is “pro-woman” as Bachmann attests, its policies will need some tweaking and image some massaging.
Though it’s somewhat refreshing to see someone come to the GOP’s defense for a change, Bachmann’s dizzying claim is reminiscent of a scene in “Mean Girls” in which Queen Bee Regina George says during an anti-bullying assembly, “Can I just say that we don’t have a clique problem at this school? And some of us shouldn’t have to take this workshop because some of us are just victims in this situation?”