Posted by AzBlueMeanie:
In an interview on Meet The Press Gregory in March, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) slammed the GOP assault on working women, and even urged his fellow Republicans to finally end their lengthy war on women’s reproductive health. Think Progress reported After Backing Anti-Birth Control Blunt Amendment, McCain Now Says GOP Needs To 'Get Off' War On Women:
GREGORY: Are you concerned at all to see the focus, with certain elements of the Republican Party, on social issues? In your own state of Arizona, there’s this contraception bill that even the governor has said would put women in the uncomfortable position where they had to say to their employers why they wanted contraception, and why it should be covered — is that a bad road?
McCAIN: I am confident that that legislation will not reach the governor’s desk and if it did it would be vetoed. . . . It certainly does not reflect, in my view, the majority view of the people of Arizona.
GREGORY: Do you think that there is something of a war on women among Republicans?
McCAIN: I think we have to fix that. I think that there is a perception out there because of how this whole contraception issue played out — ah, we need to get off of that issue, in my view. I think we ought to respect the right of women to make choices in their lives and make that clear, and get back onto what the American people really care about.
Of course, concern troll John McCain said this after he backed the Blunt Amendment. Since his comment, Tea-Publicans ignored the irrelevant John McCain and went right on with their War on Women. The Arizona version of the "Blunt Amendment", the contraception bill, and the defunding of Planned Parenthood bill, passed the Arizona legislature this week and await Governor Brewer's signature.
In a flip-flop-flip, on Thursday here is what John McCain had to say. John McCain lights into imaginary war on women:
In their ongoing push to close the gender gap, Republicans are dispatching their 2008 presidential nominee to blunt the accusation that they're waging a "war on women." Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) lit into his Democratic colleagues Thursday for lobbing the charge, calling it "imaginary" and "phony."
"My friends, this supposed 'war on women' or the use of similarly outlandish rhetoric by partisan operatives has two purposes, and both are purely political in their purpose and effect," McCain said on the Senate floor, according to prepared remarks. "The first is to distract citizens from real issues that really matter and the second is to give talking heads something to sputter about when they appear on cable television."
The man is a continuing embarrassment to this state. "For the love of God, just go!"