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Without Irony, NY GOP Calls Dem Party Anti-Women

In an attempt to raise money the state Republican Party is using two high profile candidates in this year's New York City elections. One of the candidates, Anthony Weiner, is pretty much dead in the water.  He's lagging well behind in the polls and will not make the Democratic runoff that will follow the primary. The other is former governor Eliot Spitzer, who is running for comptroller and currently leading in his race.

The mailing's basic premise is that because these two men did icky things, all Democrats are icky.

The mailing whines about how Spitzer was never tried for his involvement in the prostitution scandal that led to his resignation as governor. Remember the Republican silence when Sen. David Vitter (R-Louisiana) was caught in the DC Madam's black book?  There were no calls for him to resign and no calls for him to be prosecuted from leading Republicans. Only when Democrats do it do they even care. They betray their real purpose in that very same paragraph:

As [New York State] Attorney General he abused his powers, ruining reputations and destroying businesses, and now he wants to tap into the "unused powers" of the [New York City] Comptroller's office to do it again.

They didn't like that he embraced the role of Sheriff of Wall Street and spoke out against - and took action against - the very same actions that lead to the Great Recession.  He can be a real a*hole, but hey, it's New York. It's expected.

The kicker, though, is when in two separate places the mailer claims that Democrats, not Republicans, are engaging in a 'war on women:'

The democrats [sic] are waging a real "war on women" and New Yorkers deserve better.

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And when we win, we will end the Democrat's war on women in New York!

Perhaps those claims would be believable if it weren't for the fact that the national GOP is happily waging a war on women's rights. It might also be believable if not for the fact that it was the Republicans that pretty much killed the Women's Equality Act in New York State because it would codify the provisions of Roe v. Wade into New York State law.

Republicans are trying to sell New Yorkers the Brooklyn Bridge. Weiner is going nowhere and they're afraid Spitzer, if and when he wins, will put pressure on their friends on Wall Street, much like he did when attorney general.

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