Choose “respect,” not “love”

“We need politicians to care more about doing something and less about being something,” said Christie. “Tonight, we choose respect over love.”  Source.

In a very rare moment in my life, I actually agree with a Republican…..choose respect over love. And when I walk into the voting booth in November that is exactly what I will do….I will choose respect over “love.”

You see, I don’t give a damn if Ann Romney loves women, or if Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney, Chris Christie love women. What I do care about is that a politician or political party show RESPECT to women.

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If Christie thinks respect is more important than love, maybe he could share with us just where the respect for women is in the Republican Party.

  • Republicans don’t think women know when they are raped, that they in fact need a doctor to tell them if it was a “legitimate rape” or “marital relations.”
  •  Republicans don’t think women have the ability to make health care choices for themselves when it comes to birth control.
  • Republicans don’t think women are intelligent enough or trustworthy enough to decide for themselves whether or not to carry a pregnancy to term.
  •  Republicans don’t think women are smart enough to understand what an abortion is without being forced to witness a sonogram.
  • Republicans don’t think women deserve equal pay for equal work.


The Democratic National Convention stands in stark contrast to the Republican National Convention when it comes to women and women’s rights.

  • Democrats believe in a woman’s right to choose birth control.
  • Democrats believe in a woman’s right to choice concerning abortion.
  • Democrats believe women know what rape is and have enough intelligence to know when they’ve been raped.
  • Democrats believe women know what an abortion is without having unnecessary procedures performed to “inform them.”
  • Democrats believe being a woman is NOT a pre-existing condition for health care.
  • Democrats believe women deserve equal pay for equal work.

So, just who has chosen respect over love? It’s certainly not the Republicans.  And have no doubt, Republicans don’t love women – they love controlling women and in that there is NO respect.  And unlike the great Aretha Franklin, I don’t want a little respect, a want a lot of respect.

Yes, I choose respect over love and I will vote for the party that shows women respect. I will vote for a President whose first signing of a bill was that of the Lilly Ledbetter Act……that’s respect.



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4 Responses to Choose “respect,” not “love”

  1. Wizcon says:

    I had an interesting conversation with a young woman last night. She is a wife, mother of twins, a nursing student and works 3/4 time. She saw Michelle Obama’s speech and started asking a lot of questions. She didn’t even know which part supported or denied what. So I told her what it was like before we had all these rights “granted” to us. In the nicest way possible of course. She was stunned. I told her to start paying attention because we covered reproductive rights to wages. The young women are waking up. That was the 2nd one this week. The other is 24 and has already had uterine cancer. Guess how she gets medical care? Planned parenthood.

    Sage Reply:

    Wow – great job! Young women need to wake up because it is their future. Most of us who fought for these rights are no longer able to get pregnant. I hope the young women turn out in force to demand some respect.

    Wizcon Reply:

    @Sage, The amazing thing is they approached me with questions. Like the fact all this stuff has crept in from their sub conscious. A dawning awareness on their own.

    Sage Reply:

    That’s really cool, Wizcon. I have people around me who keep bringing up questions – they don’t like my answers sometimes but they still keep asking. Something is stirring inside some people and they don’t quite understand yet what it is.

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