Photo of the Day: Sen. @PattyMurray lies on Senate floor about “no women on panel”

Posted by: ST on February 17, 2012 at 12:17 pm

They say a picture speaks a thousand words …

Senator Patty Murray on the floor of the US Senate. Source: Patty Murray.

… but this picture speaks just a few short, sweet, and simple words to me: Senator Murray: You. are. a. liar.

The photo, in case you can’t tell, shows the first panel at Rep. Darrell Issa’s (R-CA) hearing on religious freedoms, which are under attack by rabid feminista Democrat politicos like Minority “Leader” Nancy Pelosi and other like-minded liberal women who are more beholden to the lucrative abortion lobby than they are the United States Constitution – as I discussed yesterday at length. What Murray did not display on the floor of the US Senate today – nor mentioned in her fauxtraged speech she gave alongside her photo display was the fact that the second panel, again as noted yesterday, had two women on it. As is Standard Operating Procedure with the far left, though, facts should never get in the way of a good ol’ manipulative rant. From Murray’s floor remarks (bolded emphasis added by me):

“Mr. President, for millions of American women, reading the news this morning was like stepping into a time machine and traveling back 50 years.

“First, there was this. A panel from an oversight hearing held in the House yesterday on women’s access to birth control.

“The only thing was….there weren’t any women.

“It turns out that the Chairman of the House Oversight Committee decided that he wouldn’t allow a young woman who had been asked by the minority to testify to tell her story.

“The story of a friend who she said lost an ovary due to a lack of contraception coverage.

“So this 19 year old woman was left to watch – just like all of the rest of us – as five men addressed the committee about how they supported efforts to restrict access to care.

“I’m sure by now many of my colleagues here have seen the picture of this all-male hearing.

“It’s a picture that says a thousand words. And it’s one that most women thought they left behind when pictures only came in black and white.

Gotta love the doomsday imagery her quotes bring up to days gone by when women had a lot less freedom than then they do today. That’s the point, of course. Emotional manipulation is the left’s stock and trade, especially on their “signature issues” – like abortion.

Here’s a photo of the second panel:

Women on the religious freedoms panel

Women on the religious freedoms panel - via Oversight and Reform

Hmm – I see two women on that panel. Don’t they count? Well, no, because they don’t march lock step in line with “feminists” in this country who think access to birth control is a “civil right” that trumps your right to freedom of religious expression.

Murray also lied about something else (surprise). Yesterday’s hearing was NOT about “women’s access to birth control” – a point well-made by Commentary’s Peter Wehner:

For one thing, the rule in question isn’t simply about contraception; it also covers sterilization and abortion-inducing drugs. But more important is this: This issue is significant not because it involves, in part, the matter of contraception (which I happen to support), but the more fundamental issue of religious liberty. It has to do with the federal government being the aggressor in the so-called culture wars and inserting itself into the internal life of the church and religious institutions. That’s why Protestants who aren’t troubled by contraception have expressed solidarity with Catholics who do.

The Obama administration has an overwhelming political interest in framing this issue as one having to do with contraception rather than religious liberties. And not surprisingly, most of the press is in lockstep with Obama. We’re seeing dueling narratives play out, and most of the press corps has an obvious stake in promoting one at the expense of the other.

You betcha.

It’s interesting. I can’t tell you the number of retweets I saw yesterday from reliable “feminist groups” like Planned Parenthood, who RT’d tweets from liberal women about the so-called “bias” and “shame” of Issa’s panel for “not including women on a panel about birth control.” The truth is, though, that it was neither a panel about birth control, nor did the panel exclude women. Unfortunately, Murray and others like her who don’t give a half a damn about actual inconvenient TRUTHS like the ones I’ve pointed out have been able to successfully manipulate hundreds of thousands of women – with the aid of a complicit mainstream media – into believing that Issa is a sexist pig because he “refused” to have any women on his “birth control panel.”

For decades, liberal women have (falsely) asserted that conservative women can’t help the way they think because they’re allegedly “mindlessly subservient to the patriarchy.” The REAL facts here tell a much different, sadder story: It’s liberal women who are subservient – to each other – because they clearly cannot function without the assistance of opportunistic Democrat women in positions of high power who are spoonfeeding them stereotypical lies about their political opposition — all at the expense of both the unborn and the US Constitution.

Just which group is it who “can’t think for themselves” again? :-w :-?

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9 Responses to “Photo of the Day: Sen. @PattyMurray lies on Senate floor about “no women on panel””


  1. MichaelW says:

    I’m glad you brought up the fact that the panel concerned religious liberty and not contraception nor getting access to it. Indeed, the name of the hearing was “Lines Crossed: Separation of Church and State. Has the Obama Administration Trampled on Freedom of Religion and Freedom of Conscience?” Regardless of whether the Obamacare mandate survives or not, no one’s access to contraception is being threatened. The same can’t be said about freedom of religion unfortunately.

  2. Phineas says:

    I love it when ST goes into “righteous smack-down” mode. :d

  3. Brontefan says:

    When I was growing up as a Democrat, I had friends whose parents were Republicans and we still played together and enjoyed a friendship. Today, as a Vietnam-era veteran and 4 college degrees, as a Republican, I find that people are insulting, cruel, and vicious. I attend trainings in my field and have been subjected to ridicule and embarrassment. Liberal Democrats which have been co-opted by the Marxists… do and say whatever they like with impunity. The lies that spew from Congress.. and viciousness –as if Maxine Waters’ sensitivity was so sacred?–is outrageous and shockingly encouraged by the Marxist in the WH. Conservative women like me and conservative blacks are viciously attacked and the media piles it on twice as high. And making FREE contraception the big issue for this election demonstrates how insane this country has gotten. We are fighting for the Constitution and Bill of Rights, which are being eroded daily. Yet, I hear on the news.. some idiocracy about women’s rights to health care. It’s really about women’s rights to sexual freedom and they still don’t want to take any responsibility for their behavior.

  4. Pat Evans says:

    Regardless of who was not there or there….the fact remains that we don’t need the moral police attitude alive and well in our govt…dicussing how those with certain religious convictions are involved in paying for anything as citizens of this country is up for discussion but when someone runs for a office as important and visible as the office of the president…their moral values as they see them need to not be forced on the citizens of this country…many people in this country are NOT Christians,or have any connection with a church or members of another faith…but they are citizens of this country and pay taxes..we all have the right to make choices about ourselves and our family lives as we see it best for us…I don’t feel the need to go find out what Washington DC thinks aobut it one way or another…we have a special needs son and believe you me I was on birth control for several years until we could make sure that his issues were not something that could be passed on to other children…this decision was based on testing and advice from several specialist Dr….thank God the gov’t and the republicans hadn’t decided to try to run the world based on their opinions and the opinions of a bunch of Catholic bishops and other ministers who thought they knew better than we did about how to make decisions about our family lives…we don’t need Sharia law…leave that in Iraq.

  5. Carlos says:

    The Democraps are trying as hard as they can to keep this from becoming a constitutional issue. The only side they’ve got is the contraception one, a complete red herring.

    Sometimes I feel like screaming at the libs that surround me in this Marxist town, but I’d get hoarse before I got off my block, let alone out of my neighborhood! Besides, why would I wish to lower myself to their level of “civil discourse”?

  6. Drew the Infidel says:

    Ditto the experience, Brontefan. It is as simple as this: Catholicism is under attack; which church is next?

  7. Carlos says:

    Thinking about this, maybe Murray wasn’t lying at all. If one considers that one has to have contrary knowledge in order to lie (consider GWB’s statement about WMDs in Iraq before the invasion), it’s entirely possible to think maybe Murray wasn’t lying because she’s too stupid to recognize the difference between a man and a woman.

    She’s not only not the brightest bulb in the pack, she was culled before the pack was ever put together! Look up stupid in the dictionary – there’ll be a pic of her there. She’s the original affirmative action student, the one that was passed on through the grades simply because she showed up, and the poster child for why that system doesn’t, can’t and never would work.

  8. RM says:

    That same day our hapless Treasury Secretary had a chart that basically showed how our nation will go bankrupt by mid-century which means China will be the top economic superpower of the 21st Century as the USA declines. The media is more interested in contraception and Catholicism.

    The question “where are the women” will be asked not as cute leftist demagoguery with a sardonic tone but in a serious and existential realization in Mandarin Chinese in 20 years.

    When China’s power expands in 20 years they will have hundreds of millions of more men than women because of their government involvement in birth control which favored males and erased females. What happens to an economic and military superpower when they have hundreds of millions of young men and a destitute and isolationist United States in no position to challenge them?