Monday, February 08, 2010

Send Carol Shea-Porter home instead

I just got a new blogad (on your right) about Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), the Congresswoman who talked about sending men home from Congress so health care could get passed. I just joined their campaign to remove this woman from office. It's important not just to talk about men's rights and issues but to be proactive when it comes to fighting back against those who think misandry is a God-given right. You can learn more about the campaign here.

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Blogger Cham said...

Have you relocated to New Hampshire?

12:44 PM, February 08, 2010  
Blogger Helen said...

Cham,

No, but I (and blog readers) can still help in other states with support, donations and time. That's what happened in Scott Brown's case. 6000 people from around the country came to help and donate so he could successfully beat Coakley.

12:50 PM, February 08, 2010  
Blogger DADvocate said...

If a male senator had made the same comment regarding women, it'd be all over cable news, front page NYT, etc. Then she says she's not trying to diss the men, but she did and her female audiance loved it. Misandry at its best.

12:51 PM, February 08, 2010  
Blogger Cerebus said...

Hi Doc,
I appreciate your comments on my Congressional rep. The NH legislature is overwhelmingly populated by the "Femocrats". Having said that, however, not all of them share CSP's view of the role of government. On a national level that is also true. My issue with Mrs. Shea-Porter is not her "sexism" as much as it is her Progressive agenda. The governmaent CANNOT solve all of societies problems, and throwing money at them doesn't always help. She recently came out in favor of a comittee to address the federal deficit. What she must realize is that the deficit cannot be addressed unless there is a reduction in spending. Unfortunately, a brief look at her voting record will show that she is, "Just a Girl Who Can't Say No" (my apologies to the musical Oklahoma) She can't say no to spending-that is.

1:01 PM, February 08, 2010  
Blogger Helen said...

Cerebus,

Thanks for your comment. However, I'm not sure there is much difference these days between a Progressive agenda and "sexism." They seem to have a lot of overlap.

1:11 PM, February 08, 2010  
Blogger RS said...

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2:04 PM, February 08, 2010  
Blogger Quasimodo said...

Does she look like a somewhat younger Gore Vidal?

2:14 PM, February 08, 2010  
Blogger RS said...

Dr. Helen's point about nationwide support for Scott Brown is vital. If you want the country to move away from its progressive agenda and toward smaller government, lower taxes and fiscal responsibility, where should you put your effort?

Michael Steele sent out an email "Money Bomb" asking for contributions for Scott Brown. In one day this generated $1.3 million. The average contribution was $75. People all over the country contributed to a Senate race outside their home state because the outcome really did matter to them. Look what's come of it!

As November approaches, we have our sights set on the House and Senate. Our money and effort is best spent on the tight races. NH-01 is one of them. It's a race that's changing rapidly, in large part because of Shea-Porter's ineptitude and arrogant sexism.

As far as the femocrats are concerned, what do you think will happen if Shea-Porter loses her bid for reelection BECAUSE of her sexism?

2:51 PM, February 08, 2010  
Blogger Cerebus said...

Nevertheless, CSP is a very pwerful politician and the last thing the voters of New Hampshire can afford to do is simply dismiss her as being inept.
I'll venture out on the thin ice of sexism at this point and refer to Carol Gilligan's (sp) work. Men and woment are different (duh?!)and one of those differences may be what contributes to their success in politics. It is sometimnes said that a man defines himself by what he does whereas a woman defines herself by her relationships. Shea-Porter won this seat by a series of house parties and similar social gatherings. If any of you understand the concept of multi-level marketing (like amway and countless others) the reasons for the success of women in politics is apparent. I took a grad course in Ed psych a few years ago and an example of the difference would be when two boys get into an argument during a game, they will finish the game and settle the score (if they haven't forgotten :-)) AFTER the game; girls, with a relationship threatened due to an argument in the game will stop playing. The women in politics may be playing a card about which men are experientially clueless.

3:17 PM, February 08, 2010  
Blogger Kevin M said...

Cham: I live in Vermont. The state who put Bernie Sanders into Congress.

Over 90% of his campaign donations come from outside Vermont, the bulk from NYC...where he is from.

Vermonters never had much sense when it came to politics.

Anyway. The point I'm trying to make is this: The days when being a resident mattered are over. If a liberal (or conservative) is running in South Dakota, liekminded people from around the country, sometimes around the world, will rally for their cause.

You realize how much help Obambi got from foreigners?

Just sayin.'

4:04 PM, February 08, 2010  
Blogger Cerebus said...

Hey Kevin,
Speaking of money from outside the district:
http://www.oldwhiteguy.blogspot.com/

4:28 PM, February 08, 2010  
Blogger blahga the hutt said...

I'm always curious with these women who hyphenate their names. Personally, I think it looks pretty stupid. Pick a freaking name already (don't really care which one it is)!

Yes, I'm aware that it's supposed to look "radical" and "progressive." However, to me it just looks like an old stereotype of women not being able to make a decision. Hmmm...never mind...

5:00 PM, February 08, 2010  
Blogger TMink said...

"the last thing the voters of New Hampshire can afford to do is simply dismiss her as being inept."

I think this is the first thing they can afford to do.

Trey

5:55 PM, February 08, 2010  
Blogger gs said...

MA voter here.

S-P unseated one Jeb Bradley in 2006. He tried to get the seat back in 2008 and I was minded to send him a few bucks.

I changed my mind upon hearing one of his radio ads. (Instead I gave to Sununu & don't regret it even though he lost.)

S-P should never have made it to Congress, but that doesn't mean the GOP will come up with a competent opponent. Helen, it doesn't mean your linked anti-S-P site is legit.

I'm going to wait and see.

9:36 PM, February 08, 2010  
Blogger RS said...


A WMUR Granite State Poll
out today shows Carol Shea-Porter trailing all challengers. Her net favorability rating has fallen 16 points recently and stands at -5%.

10:56 PM, February 08, 2010  
Blogger J. Bowen said...

Many of you seem to be forgetting that this isn't just her opinion. The Lavatory Ladies group (as I'm now calling them) is made up of more than just her; it includes Republican women as well. Either attempt to maintain some consistency and also call for the ousting of the Republican women who made comments or shut the hell up! Ignoring the fact that this is a Republican and Democratic problem makes you no better than those anti-war, anti-corruption protesters who conveniently disappeared once the Galactic Savior, Jesus Obama Vishnu Allah Christ, took office.

1:01 AM, February 09, 2010  
Blogger RS said...

From http://granitegrok.com/blog/2010/01/well_my_congresscritter_carol_sheaporter.html
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Statement By GOP Women Members of Congress on Rep. Carol Shea-Porter’s Comments

Washington – Nine women in the House Republican Conference released the following joint statement today after Rep. Carol Shea-Porter’s comment saying Congress could pass health care if female lawmakers “sent the men home.”

“We do not agree with the comments made by Democrat Rep. Carol Shea-Porter that ‘if we sent the men home we could get’ the health care bill done faster, and we can attest that the conversation Congresswoman Shea-Porter claims to be referencing has never taken place with any of us. We are working hard to ensure the American people have their voices heard and understand what this bill holds for their health care future.”
• Rep. Marsha Blackburn (TN-07)
• Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite (FL-05)
• Rep. Jo Ann Emerson (MO-08)
• Rep. Mary Fallin (OK-05)
• Rep. Kay Granger (TX-12)
• Rep. Cynthia Lummis (WY-01)
• Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05)
• Rep. Candice Miller (MI-10)
• Rep. Michele Bachmann (MN-06)
---------------------------------

Shea porter later stated that there was only one republican woman, whose identity she won't reveal.

Perhaps you could contact Shea-Porter's office to see if you can find out who it was, J. Bowen.

1:25 AM, February 09, 2010  
Blogger Cerebus said...

The NH First district is really heating up. The front runner Guinta, is starting to stumble amid allegations of naming supporters that do not in fact support him and Rich Ashooh has been (is) a lobbyist for BAE defense contractor. The lone bright spot as far as I am concerned is conservative Republican Bob Bestani, intellectually and experientially head and shoulders above the rest.

7:39 AM, February 09, 2010  
Blogger J. Bowen said...

That would surely make my day. I don't think that's going to happen any time soon, though. Cerebus is correct about her being a networker. She didn't get to where she is by throwing people under the bus. Politics is a cut-throat world. If she were to throw anyone under the bus to save her political hide, she would soon find herself out of power (even if she did remain in office) and never able to regain it.

You know what's needed now? A good undercover "journalist" who could tap her phones and bug her office to provide some actual evidence of the identities of the other members of the Lavatory Ladies.

2:46 PM, February 09, 2010  

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