Feb 172012
 

Yesterday, I wrote about the fuckery Issa pulled in Congress by holding a hearing about Womens Health rights and the fact that no females were allowed to speak at the hearing.  Today, we get to hear a totally disgusting, ignorant, misogynist remark that one of Santorum’s richest backers,  Foster Friess an all-around rightwing nutjob and religious extremist, made on tv whilst talking to a female on the very same issue. Keep in mind that this is the richest bag of shit that is financing ole Sweater-vest Santorum’s Super Pac in his run for the Presidency:

This contraceptive thing, my gosh, it’s so inexpensive. Back in my days, they used Bayer aspirin for contraceptives. The gals put it between their knees, and it wasn’t that costly.

Andrea Mitchell obviously didn’t know whether to shit or go blind after hearing that statement on her live tv show yesterday. That this fucknut would even compare reproductive rights in America to global terrorism shows what an ignorant fuck he is, just for starters.

As far as ‘inexpensive’ he is so far out of touch it’s pathetic, as women’s contraceptive medications are anything but cheap, per an AmericanProgress report:

Many people seem to think birth control is affordable, but high costs are one of the primary barriers to contraceptive access. It is for this reason that the Obama administration recently followed the recommendation of the Institute of Medicine to ensure that birth control will be covered as a preventive service with no cost-sharing beginning August 1, 2012.

Although three-quarters of American women of childbearing age have private insurance, they still have had to pay a significant portion of contraceptive costs on their own.

  • A recent study shows that women with private insurance paid about 50 percent of the total costs for oral contraceptives, even though the typical out-of-pocket cost of noncontraceptive drugs is only 33 percent.
  • In some cases oral contraceptives approach 29 percent of out-of-pocket spending on health care for women with private insurance.
  • Women of reproductive age spend 68 percent more on out-of-pocket health care costs than do men, in part because of contraceptive costs.

High costs have forced many women to stop or delay using their preferred method, while others have chosen to depend on less effective methods that are the most affordable.

  • Surveys show that nearly one in four women with household incomes of less than $75,000 have put off a doctor’s visit for birth control to save money in the past year.
  • Twenty-nine percent of women report that they have tried to save money by using their method inconsistently.
  • More than half of young adult women say they have not used their method as directedbecause it was cost-prohibitive.

As with anything where finances play a part of the equation, poor women are the hardest hit when it comes to this issue. In most cases, they do not have health insurance and if women are lucky enough to actually have health insurance, the insurance companies which are ironically run by men, stick it to women as they know these medications are a ‘must have’ for women of child-bearing age.

filched from Political Loudmouth

And if that bullshit isn’t enough, The GOPs War on Women continues unabated in Congress as well. Roy the dipshit Blunt has introduced  an amendment, to a transportation bill no less,  that would allow all insurance companies or the company you work for, to withhold coverage of any procedure or medication they just don’t feel like covering. Elizabeth Warren has a few choice words to say on that fuckery, which I quote from below:

An Attack on All of Us

Think about what this will mean to you and your family. Are you pregnant? Elderly? Disabled? Do you have a chronic problem like diabetes or heart disease? Do you go for routine screening tests or rely on daily medications? Any medical test, treatment or prescription your boss or HMO doesn’t want to pay for could suddenly become morally objectionable – and under this amendment, your employer or insurance company would not have pay for it. You would lose your health care coverage.

Is this Scott Brown’s idea of standing by the middle class? Is this what he means when he says he wants to make this the “People’s Seat?” He wants to help families by letting employers and insurance companies take away health care coverage?

This election is about whose side you’re on.

The economics around health care are huge for families. Skyrocketing costs have been a big factor in the financial squeeze facing middle-class families.

Despite all that, Scott Brown wants to give even more power to corporations and insurance companies to deny basic health care coverage and undermine a fundamental principle of the Affordable Care Act – namely that everyone in this country deserves a basic standard of health care coverage.

Right now, while Scott Brown is fighting to eliminate health care reform, I’m fighting for families to keep that coverage. I’ll fight for it now, and you can be sure I’ll keep right on fighting for families in the Senate.

This fight/war IS about who’s side you are on..as the control freaks in the male-dominated GOP have made it a war.

And it’s a war we can not afford to lose, as it affects so many at the most dire time in our country’s history, it’s also about our rights as American’s vs the SCOTUS bullshit of the rights of The Corporatocracy.

You can sign an ACLU petition here against The Blunt Amendment which is not only an attack on contraception, it’s also an attack on coverage for maternity care, testing for HIV, mental health services, screening for cervical cancer and who knows what-the-fuck-else the GOP will throw into the mix.

The GOP hasn’t just shot themselves in the foot..they have shot themselves in the head.

 

Dusty

I am a..brown Cali bitch that is quite the opinionated,political, pain-in-the-ass, in your face kinda girl that also loves baseball and music to a fault. Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.--Albert Einstein-*

  13 Responses to “Santorum backer Foster Friess continues the epic GOP fail on contraception.”

  1. Foster Freeze… er Friess, sorry… is living proof that his mama’s methods didn’t work. That’s how so many people like him wound up inflicted on the world from that generation.

    • Oh Touche’ Tom! Also, I too thought of Foster Freeze the whole time I wrote this up,,,I had to keep correcting myself LOL. The man has the IQ of an ice cream cone. ;)

  2. I posted a similar comment at Pass The Doucheys a few minutes ago, but what this bozo said just before that comment is just as stunning.

    He was saying with all the important economic political issues that are going on, here we are talking about sex. But this is the guy bankrolling Commander Frothy’s campaign, the guy who can’t go 10 minutes without talking about gay sex, bestiality, and what people with vaginas should/shouldn’t be allowed to do???

    And all while talking to a woman on national TV. Stunning disconnect.

    • I was actually watching the show yesterday so I heard it all..and it friggin floored me. I googled that asshole immediately as I wanted to know what fucknut would be so stupid as to think it was a joke and to say it to a woman to boot.

      It’s like telling an Hispanic person a racist joke about farm workers and waiting for them to laugh..which btw has happened to me..and my spouse had to drag me away from the idiot as he feared I would go postal, just judging by the look on my face at the time. I do live in the reddest part of Cali remember..which obviously is also the most ignorant.

      • You’re a hispanic farm worker? Hey, I have a quasi-organic garden that I’m a wee bit too lazy to work… :)

        • LOL..no m’dear..just Hispanic with past family members that were, plus I did it for one season as a kid. And NO I don’t do anyone’s garden including my own which has sadly gone to hell since I got sick damn it.

  3. The man opens his mouth and a Democratic ad flies out. Just the other day, he said

    “There isn’t a person at the Koch brothers events who would not get a good return on their investment by investing in [Santorum] as president, because of what they believe about the free enterprise system.”

    A GOOD RETURN ON THEIR INVESTMENT!

    That says it all.

  4. Damned if Santo didn’t find a way of blaming this all on the media. Damn the media and their lyin’, fornicatin’ ways.

  5. Andrea Mitchell obviously didn’t know whether to shit or go blind

    Well, Friess had already dropped a big steaming turd with his remark and shown utter moral and PR blindness, so I’d say both options were already covered.

    The man opens his mouth and a Democratic ad flies out.

    They all seem to be doing it. “I like to fire people”, gay marriage is like sex with dogs, birth-control hearings with no women testifying — every time we turn around there’s some Republican making an accidental in-kind donation to the Democrats’ ad campaigns.

  6. How anyone can seriously condider these GOP candidates qualified to be president is beyond me.

    This is obviously a case of “shit floats” rather than “the cream rises to the top”.

  7. What was it someone said the other day, if dudes could get pregnant, the Catholic church would be handing out condoms like Halloween candy.

    I fucking love ya honey.

    Busted

    • Aw Busted..you know I feel the same ’bout you m’dear friend!

      And that saying is almost as old as the birth control pill I think, but much more funny LOL.. ;)

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