Thursday on Andrea Mitchell Reports, Romney senior adviser Delegate Barbara Comstock (and transvaginal ultrasound supporter) called equal pay a “left wing agenda”, dissed Lilly Ledbetter as being “partisan” and claimed that “real women… Appreciate male and female bosses who accommodate their schedules and time.”
All you not real women, holla.
MITCHELL: I’m just saying that’s not what he said that night.
COMSTOCK: Yeah, but I can tell you, having watched — when you watch how women reacted to that in real time, which Lilly Ledbetter and these other women, who are trying – I mean, they have a left wing agenda that they’re trying to make an issue of a statement that women didn’t respond that way, and that I understand there may be partisans who respond that way but real women out there in the working world appreciate male and female bosses who accommodate their schedules and time.
So, all women who want equal pay are part of a left wing agenda perpetrated by partisans like Lilly Ledbetter. Real women are appreciative of being let off early so they can cook dinner. This is the Republicans great offering to replace equal pay. Freedom, ladies.
Let’s review. Comstock, who voted for mandated transvaginal ultrasounds for women seeking an abortion in Virginia is calling other women who want equal pay partisans furthering a left-wing agenda. She, however, is not furthering a crazy right wing agenda, using the “small” government to force an unnecessary and costly medical procedure upon women. Oh, no. It’s those radical lefties like Lilly Ledbetter and you other women who want equal pay.
I’m losing faith in the Republicans’ ability to do simple math. Equal pay for women = more money for middle class families and the poor with which to pay for things like mortgages and food. How is this a partisan agenda? Is shelter now a partisan agenda? Is work itself now partisan, left wing agenda?
Lilly Ledbetter issued the following statement after the second presidential debate, “If Romney was truly concerned about women in this economy, he’d take a stand against paycheck discrimination. Instead, he has remained silent and refused to speak out for equal pay for women and their families. Simply put, Romney doesn’t get it.”
Romney has been all over the map on the Lilly Ledbetter Act; for it, against it, won’t say. The usual clown show. The fact that he wouldn’t answer the question should tell you all you need to know. When Mitt Romney launches into personal anecdotes about giving women time off to make dinner for their families, be afraid. Be very afraid. The personal anecdotes always come when Romney does not want to tell you his policies.
And of course, his running mate voted against the Lilly Ledbetter Act. That wasn’t a partisan act on his behalf at all; he just doesn’t believe that women should be able to fight back if they are not being paid the same as a man for the same job.