Paul Ryan is very pleased with himself that he voted against the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. That’s for families. That’s voting against American families, and American families right to get what they’re legally earning and entitled to under the law. And he’s also going to do away with Medicare, Social Security . . .
. . . Paul Ryan scares me to death. I did not like to hear him when he was just a Congressman. The way he would talk about cut, cut, cut. We Americans in this country in middle class and down, we will not survive.
~ Equal Pay Activist Lily Ledbetter on MSNBC's Last Word
Lawrence O'Donnell: I haven't heard a word from any operatives about how they think Paul Ryan helps them with the gender gap.
Irin Carmon of Salon.com: I think they've probably hung up and they're gone. They're just going home on that one. I think . . . maybe they think women will find him cute? At this point all it's really done is energized women. Single women in particular who are going to be a crucial swing vote.
He's turned into a meme. He has a hashtag. All these people who might have sat this out are making fun of Paul Ryan. Or the fact that we've been hearing about Ayn Rand all week, we should also be hearing about The Handmaid's Tale, which is basically if you look at Paul Ryan's voting record, the vision that he has for women.
MSNBC's Last Word
Paul Ryan is a theocratic, patriarchal misogynist. He has appointed himself to rule your world. Tell Paulie no thanks. act.weareultraviolet.org/signup/paulrya…
— L'Etat C'est Moi (@letat_lechat) August 14, 2012
#Romney made another choice against women by picking Paul Ryan for VP bit.ly/P1qp9k #women2012
— Planned Parenthood (@PPact) August 16, 2012
Sandra Fluke: "Ryan’s record on women’s issues is so far outside the mainstream that many find it unbelievable." j.mp/P1lAgc
— The Democrats (@TheDemocrats) August 16, 2012
Andrea Mitchell on Paul Ryan: "This is not a pick for women." Another reason to vote
— Michael Crawford (@dmcrawford) August 11, 2012
Romney and Ryan Believe Women are Nothing More than Breeders . . . His choice of a running mate, Paul Ryan, appeals to the insane misogynistic faction of the Republican Party, more so than Governor Romney. The combination of the two simply drags women back to the days of second class citizenship, with the probable resurgence of back-alley abortions.
@morningmika Mika I wonder why Ryan & his wife dont have 8 or 10 kids? Mite Mrs. Ryan use <GASP!> birthcontrol? Cant believe u support them!
— Ms .H (@makenARTISGOOD) August 15, 2012
A woman just asked me if
#Ryan was such a good #Catholic how only 3 children #Birthcontrol? Does his gov Health Care cover?
— Hal Donahue (@haldonahue) August 13, 2012
Paul Ryan sponsored a bill to BAN in vitro fertilization! He also wants to BAN most methods of birth control including the pill! It's 1955.
— Stephanie Fredricks (@stephfredricks) August 13, 2012
@michelle9647 @gop Mittens mocked question in debate on outlawing birth control, 'no one wants that' then nominates VEEP who wants that.
— MargoArrowsmith (@MargoArrowsmith) August 15, 2012
I wonder whether Paul Ryan realizes that granting personhood to embryos means allpregnant women get an extra tax deduction?
— David Lubar (@davidlubar) August 13, 2012
Paul Ryan supports "fetal personhood." Which means unborn babies can get gun licenses.
— Elaine Liner (@ElaineLiner) August 12, 2012
So do I have to surrender my IUD now or after the election?
— Amy Phillips Bursch (@APBBlue) August 11, 2012