Democrat Carol Shea-Porter of New Hampshire made the observation at a town hall event in Manchester last Saturday. Apparently such self-evident trut
Democrat Carol Shea-Porter of New Hampshire made the observation at a town hall event in Manchester last Saturday. Apparently such self-evident truths as 'the women folk' being more attuned to health care issues is throwing the conservative blogosphere into conniptions, as the little clip has gone viral.
U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, D-N.H., is coming under fire from political rivals for some things she said at a town hall meeting in Manchester on Saturday. Shea-Porter's office said she was trying to use some humor when she said some women in Congress believe the men are holding up health care reform. But not everyone is laughing."We go to the ladies room, the Republican women and the Democratic women, and we just roll our eyes at what's being said out there," Shea-Porter said. "And the Republican women said when we were fighting over the health care bill, 'If we sent the men home, we could get this done this weekend.'"The line was followed by laughter from the crowd, and Shea-Porter's office said the comments were meant to be tongue-in-cheek.
But it hasn't taken long for the male Republican candidates vying for her seat in November to go on the offensive Frank Guinta called the remarks inappropriate."She's got to be focusing on solving the problems that our nation is facing, and the reality is she's still supporting a health care plan that New Hampshire and the country opposes," Guinta said.Candidate Bob Bestani referred to the comments as arrogant, particularly the part where she said, "Every single woman there has been responsible for taking care of her mother, her husband's mother, her children, her sister's children, her brother's children, and so we think we could find some common ground there.""She also implied there that men don't care about families, they don't take care of their families, that it has to be women who take care of their families -- I think that's wholly unfair," Bestani said.