On today’s show Al Sharpton discussed different topics for “Hot Button Monday.” With President Obama’s State of the Union Address tomorrow, many political issues were brought forth on the show. One major issue was the remarks of Former Arkansas Governor, Mike Huckabee. In his attempt to bash the democratic party for the way they constantly defend women, he sparked controversy by offending many women. While speaking with the RNC last Thursday, he attempted to explain why the Republicans were for women:
“I think it’s time for Republicans to no longer accept listening to Democrats talk about a war on women. Because the fact is, the Republicans don’t have a war on women. They have a war FOR women. For them to be empowered; to be something other than victims of their gender. Women I know are outraged that Democrats think that women are nothing more than helpless and hopeless creatures whose only goal in life is to have a government provide for them birth control medication. Women I know are smart, educated, intelligent, capable of doing anything anyone else can do. Our party stands for the recognition of the equality of women and the capacity of women. That’s not a war ON them, it’s a war FOR them. And if the Democrats want to insult the women of America by making them believe that they are helpless without Uncle Sugar coming in and providing or them a prescription each month for birth control because they cannot control their libido or their reproductive system without the help of the government, then so be it, let’s take that discussion all across America because women are far more than Democrats have made them to be. And women across America have to stand up and say, Enough of that nonsense.”
Dr. Earl Ofari Hutchinson joins Reverend Al Sharpton in discussing Huckabee’s remarks and this political “War on Women”. Take a listen below…
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