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Returning to the days of F#%^ and run

Oh, ferchristssakes, what the hell is wrong with Republican lawmakers?  Do they really think so little of women?  It’s bad enough that they want to cut off contraceptives and abortion to satisfy their “Christian” constituents. Now they don’t want to stick around for the inevitable consequences. Rep. John Shimkus wants to know why men have to pay for prenatal care. 

Here’s the exchange he had with my congressman Democrat Mike Doyle:

As a reminder, former president Barack Obama’s signature 2010 health-care law ordered that all health plans cover certain essential health benefits, such as doctor visits, hospital care and prescription drugs.
The law also required plans to cover pregnancy and childbirth. That’s where the fireworks started in the Energy and Commerce Committee.

“What mandate in the Obamacare bill does he take issue with?” Doyle asked Shimkus, using the formal parlance of congressional committees.

“What about men having to purchase prenatal care?” Shimkus said.

At that point, one could hear the room start to stir.

“I’m just . . . is that not correct?” Shimkus said. “And should they?”

For that matter, why should men pay child support or wear a condom or change a diaper. After all, it’s not THEIR problem. 

Not only do they not have any idea what insurance is and how it works, they are deliberately going after pregnant women and their fetuses, who they claim to worship with maniacal intensity.  

There’s just not enough shame in the world. 

Never sleep with a Republican.