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Phyllis Schlafly and Laura Ingraham Speak at the Republican National Convention

Laura Ingraham Says, "Yes!" Palin Is Being Treated Differently

I'm shaking right now, I'm so excited. I just saw Phyllis Schlafly (the political activist known for her best-selling book A Choice, Not An Echo as well as her outspoken opposition to the Equal Rights Amendment) speak at the Republican National Coalition for Life event! And though Gov. Sarah Palin was supposed to speak as well, they had a pretty good pinch hitter — Laura Ingraham. I can't believe I was in the front row. I mean, I did graduate work on the rhetoric of Phyllis Schlafly. Wow.

I have so much to say about the event, what she said, how many times Code Pink made it on stage, how they were sung from the room with "God Bless America" by a bunch of star-spangled Republicans full of love, and how well Phyllis handled it, and I will! Soon! I'm dashing off to the convention hall now, but let's just say everyone in that room today agrees that Gov. Palin is being treated differently because she's a woman — and they're fired up and ready to vote for her all the more.

I'll have more news on the Life event, the Politico panel I went to this morning, the speeches tonight and more coming soon!

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nadiap nadiap 9 years
Oh Puhlease everybody knows if McCain had his way Liberman would be his pic. The RNC was desperate to energize their disgruntled right-wingers who have never trusted McCain. Have you been watching TV? They're in Heaven. Why? because of her extreme religious views. She does not believe in abortion even in case of incest or rape. She believes in abstinence only education(worked well for her daughter didn't it) She wants creationism to be taught in school. She wants certain books banned from Libraries. Gays should have no rights. Prayer could cure them and make them heterosexual. The woman cuts funding for program for special need children: of course now that she has one suddenly she cares. She cut funding for home for pregnant teen, but I bet suddenly she gives a crap about them now too. Are you freakin' kidding me? That's the entire platform of the "religious right" who are neither religious nor right. What difference does it make polar bear? wolves? she's freakin' killing an animal that can't protect himself from the air. Now on the ground where the wolves can charge her? That would be a fair fight. How come Republicans are such cowards. warmonger extraordinnaire Dick Cheyney hunting from a car.? They drive him to where the animals are? Come on!. As for leaving her family out of it.? get real. For the last decades these people want to tell you how holier they are than you because they posess "family values" while the rest of america is in decay. They want to tell you who to marry, whether or not you can have an abortion, what should be taught to your children at school, what book they should read, and you want to leave her family out it. Seriously.? She put her family in it. You notice when it comes to shoving their social agendas down your throat, goverment can get involve in your life. But when it comes to HELPING PEOPLE, say like funding for children with special needs? oh no government can't get involve. It's socialism. Christians? my butt.
LWatkins2004 LWatkins2004 9 years
It is ridiculous how hypocritical the Republicans are about Palin and her daughter. If Barack Obama or Joe Biden had a 17 year old pregnant daughter, they would be ostracized for it. Instead, they are PRAISING this woman for her "decision" to keep it. Decision? DECISION??? This is coming from a woman who wishes to overturn Roe v Wade. She wants her daughter to be able to choose but the wants to take that ability away from the rest of us?? Palin is completely unqualified and was chosen only to pander to the disgruntled Hillary's disgusting.
Misskastar Misskastar 9 years
Geez people get over it. I was simply saying it was a little much IN MY OWN OPINION. I am not here to make people feel bad about their views. It was simply a comment on the way it was posed. Again, I will emphasize that, the wayyyy it was posed, not the fact that it was written or posted. Great Sommerlier, stop putting words in my mouth and alleging things that were not stated by me. I have never said it was awful for "you guys" to not think like me. That's a ridiculous comment. Having a belief or opinion on something is crucial (especially when it's sufficiently informed). I am not here to make anyone feel bad or call anyone "awful" for their views. Like I said, that is absurd.
Vespa Vespa 9 years
I totally LOVE Blake Lively! I like Leighton, but she's no Blake. Hope we can still remain cordial. :)
lilkimbo lilkimbo 9 years
No, but I do get upset over the unfair coverage of Blake Lively over Leighton Meister! I think we should all boycott.
True-Song True-Song 9 years
It's a blog, not a major newspaper. Yeesh. Do you get mad when Popsugar gushes about Rachel Bilson but not about Mischa Barton?
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 9 years
So you are saying being a fan of someone isn't a freedom? Or that Citizen isn't well informed in liking her. Well, I stated I am a fan of her too. So are millions of other women. You better get on the ball telling all of us how awful we are because we don't think like you.
Misskastar Misskastar 9 years
of course she should be allowed to speak her mind, Freedom of Speech grants her that right. One thing is to speak her mind, one thing is to be a fan of someone. QUITE another is to be exaggerated about it. That is what I was talking about. From what I have read, Liberty has never really talked someone up so much. For the record, I often read and watch things I don't agree with. I value a different point of view (when it's informed). I make a priority to stay informed and really think about why I don't agree. I didn't watch the RNC for fun, that's for sure.
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 9 years
I praise citizen for this article. Liberty and Citizen don't pull any bull about their political affiliations. Liberty is more left and citizen is more right. They have always stated this. Because you don't agree with her, should citizen not be allowed to speak her mind?
lilkimbo lilkimbo 9 years
If we are using anti-choice, I guess we get to use anti-life then, too. It's fun to frame the other side the way you want to! And if you guys think this site is biased towards the right, I suggest you read other articles a little more closely!
Misskastar Misskastar 9 years
outtajo--I completely agree. I am normally so excited to read Citizensugar and very satisfied after reading, but not when reading this. The gushing was indeed "over the top." That's fine if you want to do equal coverage of the conventions and the people attending, but no need to talk her up so much. I haven't really seen that done before, and I find it odd and semi-disturbing that it's happening with such a controversial woman. The author of this posting OBVIOUSLY knows Schlafly is an extremely controversial person and would induce polarizing opinions. Hence the reason this post should have been written in a much more neutral manner!!
lexichloe lexichloe 9 years
As a strong, smart woman, I noticed sexism in the race as soon as HC joined. Sexism in our country now defeats racism.
stephley stephley 9 years
That's not fair to Diller Insanity, she could be funny.
insanitypepper insanitypepper 9 years
I always picture Phyllis Diller in my head when someone mentions Phyllis Schlafly.
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 9 years
"If they have their way they'll take women back to the 18th century." How so, abortion aside?
gitsie123 gitsie123 9 years
What these people are is ANTI-CHOICE for women. I've already said I could never have an abortion, but no way in bloody hell do I want a bunch of phony old white men decide whether or not I have that choice. If they have their way they'll take women back to the 18th century. Some women are more than happy to help them do it. Agreed! I think we need to change the rhetoric of pro-life, pro-choice. Anti-choice is an excellent replacement.
kastarte2 kastarte2 9 years
Away from where he lived to a new place to live. :) No tears.
stephley stephley 9 years
Away from us?? :cry:
kastarte2 kastarte2 9 years
I think Hypno posted something about moving over the weekend.
stephley stephley 9 years
If it's any help outtajo, I've been looking at this and wondering why someone didn't melt Schlafly a long time ago. :bat: :bat: :bat: She lied about the ERA being about forcing women onto the battlefield and into unisex toilets years ago and she hasn't changed a bit.
outtajo outtajo 9 years
Anti-ERA folks believe the ERA would force women to do things they don't want to do, remove maternity leave and pregnancy discrimination protections (because men don't have them, too), etc. Yes, the Constitution says that "All men were created equal" blah, blah, blah. But if it's so obvious and so clear and so true already, then what does language simply affirming that hurt anybody? And, I'm sorry, but Phyllis Schlafly is a dangerous anti-woman nutjob. The over the top gushing about her on the part of this blog makes me wonder why I bother reading. I was quite surprised, as typically it's pretty evenhanded around here (at least from the authors).
stephley stephley 9 years
Wow, Milosmommy you're right! He's been gone since the weekend, hasn't he?!?
milosmommy milosmommy 9 years
And where is Hypnotic??? I miss his insightful comments.
Vespa Vespa 9 years
The ERA makes me mad, too! It's so completely not necessary. And I love that, "I am mortified to discover there's reason to believe I wasn't [equal] before." :cheer:
raciccarone raciccarone 9 years
Now, now. Each side is entitled to their own Auntie Coosa. By the way, where is she? I miss her.
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