By Alex Showerman | 0 comments
HUFFINGTON POST By Arshad Hasan, Executive Director While watching last night's presidential debate it became woefully clear that Republican values -- values instilled in the party platform and trickle-down to each and every candidate running with an 'R' behind his or her name -- these values are misdated and misguided. We're not just talking about philosophical differences here or Mitt Romney's gaffes, though we all chuckled at his claim that he had 'binders full of women.' What we're talking about is a deeper disconnect between a talking point like 'I believe in freedom,' and actually ensuring that each of us has freedom and autonomy over our own lives and decisions that impact our lives. The easiest way to understand this point is to take look at how women's issues were discussed during last night's debate and how Republicans running for Congress continue to perpetuate these misguided values. Last night in a room full of undecided women and men, Mitt Romney said that he believes that the government is not in the position to tell women whether or not they can access contraceptives. Earlier this year, in front of a different room with a different more conservative audience, Mitt Romney stated that he'd be 'delighted' to sign a federal bill banning all abortions. For me -- this goes beyond trust. It goes to that feeling you get in your gut, time and time again on issues that are important to the American public, where Mitt Romney says whatever he wants, regardless of the consequences, to get elected... Read More on Huffington Post Politics
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