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What does the GOP do? Some commentators had predicted they'd make a temporary stink over it to appease their base, then quickly let the issue fade away...after all, the far right position on birth control is ridiculously unpopular with the general public. If there ever was a losing issue for the GOP, this is it. But rather than letting this blow over, they are, amazingly, doubling down.
They organized a House hearing on the issue, without a single woman testifying...they even blocked a woman from testifying, whom the Democrats tried to bring in. Santorum, the current front-runner, blasts contraception with regularity ("It's not OK. It's a license to do things in the sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be."). Santorum's financial backer was on MSNBC saying back in his day "gals" put aspirin between their knees for contraception (what does that even mean?).
I can only imagine that GOP political advisors are tearing their hair out trying to get these folks to shut up about this issue. Gallup has Obama's approval up 10% over last week among 18-29 year olds, and it's got to be due to the contraception fight.
And, in this same week, conservatives are also attacking women playing a larger role in the military. Are they actively trying to push more women into the Obama camp?