Republicans Hate Their Mothers

Well, at least 178 of them do:

“On Wednesday afternoon, the House had just voted, 412 to 0, to pass H. Res. 1113, ‘Celebrating the role of mothers in the United States and supporting the goals and ideals of Mother’s Day,’ when Rep. Todd Tiahrt (R-Kan.), rose in protest.

‘Mr. Speaker, I move to reconsider the vote,’ he announced.

Rep. Kathy Castor (D-Fla.), who has two young daughters, moved to table Tiahrt’s request, setting up a revote.

This time, 178 Republicans cast their votes against mothers.”

They must have heard we’ve organized. They must have heard we’re kicking ass and taking names.

They must have heard we’ve caught wind of what the ORIGINAL Mother’s Day was all about:

Arise then…women of this day!
Arise, all women who have hearts!
Whether your baptism be of water or of tears!
Say firmly:

We will not have questions answered by irrelevant agencies,
Our husbands will not come to us, reeking with carnage,
For caresses and applause.
Our sons shall not be taken from us to unlearn
All that we have been able to teach them of charity, mercy and patience.
We, the women of one country,
Will be too tender of those of another country
To allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs.
-First Stanza of The Mother’s Day Proclamation by Julia Ward Howe.

As part of the ‘Dreams of Our Mother’s” project over at MOMocrats I confess my dreams are being realized, as are my mother’s. Not only do we have a voice, but we are making a difference. And we are just. getting. started.

MOMocrats: Dreams of a Mother
Which means my daughter, if she chooses to become a mother or not, will be even more empowered than her mother.

God Help You All.

Oh, and Rep. Todd Tiahrt, you are in luck. I’ll be in Kansas in a few weeks. Can’t wait to chat.


  1. Erin, you can’t mean that.

  2. Erin,

    Trashy headline, guaranteed to get attention, but buried in there is the real reason and it’s not even close to what you wrote about. I hope you can get an explanation that satisfies you from Rep. Tiahrt. Surely you know that the Dem’s did the same thing whilst the Repub’s where in the majority. Why should this be news or of any sort of surprise to you?

  3. Queen of Spain says:

    If nothing else, they need to be held accountable for their ‘tactics’ in Congress. To revote and then vote nay in order to …what was the excuse…'”Oh, we just wanted to make sure that everyone was on record in support of Mother’s Day’

    I’m sorry but it’s called ‘toeing the party line because the Dems put it on the table’ in my book.

    This is exactly how out of hand our government has become. A mother’s day resolution is now a political football.

    If the GOP or Dems for that matter would like me to NOT accuse them of hating mothers-then they need to stop turning us into yet another political ploy or tactic.

    They’ve also done nothing to prove to me they actually do love the mothers by sending our children to die in war and denying affordable health care or quality education.

    No child left behind?

    How about health care for kids?

    They have some work to do to convince me their love their mothers. Or their kids for that matter, because they obviously don’t love mine.

  4. Queen of Spain says:

    Agreed. Absolutely trashy headline Doug. Guilty. Which is exactly why I blog now-and not report at a traditional media outlet.

    And I’m really not convinced they love their mothers. Aren’t all GOP’rs just soulless, money grubbing, oil-loving, frat boys?

    😉 come on guys….am I the only one who sees the humor here? No? Hitting too close to home maybe?

    lol. Happy Mother’s Day! Except in the house…

  5. Erin, the GOP’rs are just like the Democrats, all are Messianic, earmarking, oil(crippling America)hating, elitist’s.

  6. Wait, Republicans HAVE mothers?? (Not you Dana!!)

  7. Of course they hate their mothers! That’ll teach them to walk around with vaginas and expect to be treated the same as men. I mean, who do those broads think they are anyway?!

  8. Erin,

    Of course we Republicans are “just soulless, money grubbing, oil-loving, frat boys”. That’s why we pay our taxes unlike Rev. Al, don’t hang with call girls like Mr. Spitzer and actually hold our hand over our heart when we actually say the Pledge of Allegiance and mean the words we say unlike a Presidential candidate that will remain nameless. I’ll just get into my big SUV and drive off into the sunset with all of my ill-gotten gains 😉 .

    Each side has problems and one thing we would probably both agree on is that it needs a change of heart, we might also agree that it will never change because of the money and power game that they all play.

    Oh well, at least I know that you and I can agree on some things & I love your writing. I really like to listen to both sides.

  9. Queen of Spain says:

    😉 me too Doug….

    and this is me refraining from mentioning Falwell, Robertson, Craig, Vitter, Foley…cough cough …

  10. I hope not, I was a republican who changed to a democrat last year..and now I don’t know what I am. However, I always knew I loved and sometimes hated my mom..and no she never voted. In the end I am who she was. And I’m proud to be part of her tree…even though she came from a time where women didn’t bother voting…

    Dorothy from grammology
    remember to call gram

  11. Penny Pincher says:

    I am a Republican. I love my mother. Hate is an ugly word. You use it too lightly.

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