On the heels of a successful anti-Palin campaign called “Sarah Doesn’t Speak for Me,” the group Emily’s List, dedicated to electing pro-choice women, is rolling out a new GOTV effort, warning voters that John Boehner would roll back progress for women if he becomes Speaker of the House.
“I’m not going to pull out a whiteboard to draw you a picture, but I want to connect the dots very clearly for you,” said Emily’s List president Stephanie Schriock at an event today. “John Boehner can only take the speaker’s gavel from Nancy Pelosi by defeating the Democratic women you and I have worked so hard to elect. And by discouraging women voters so much that they stay home on November 2nd.”
According to Emily’s List, a GOP return to power could would harm women’s issues by repealing health care reform, privatizing or cutting Social Security, and, at a more political level, by booting pro-choice women from Congress.
In rolling out new campaign, called Boehner’s America, Schriock explicitly tied Boehner to Palin and conservative Senator/kingmaker Jim DeMint — better known figures in the conservative movement.
“In Boehner and DeMint and Palin’s America all the ground we have gained to make health care affordable and accessible would be rolled back,” Schriock said. “Social security would be privatized, government would legislate that. Forget about the right to make our own decisions about our reproductive rights in privacy. Corporations, like the ones funding the big money attacks on our elected women, would call the shots.”
Brian Beutler is TPM's senior congressional reporter. Since 2009, he's led coverage of health care reform, Wall Street reform, taxes, the GOP budget, the government shutdown fight, and the debt limit fight. He can be reached at email@example.com.