On Thursday evening, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) appeared on Ed Schultz’s MSNBC program where she railed against Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus’ assertion that there is no GOP-led war on women and boldly declared women know who the “enemy” is.
“If the Democrats said we had a war on caterpillars and every mainstream media outlet talked about the fact that Republicans have a war on caterpillars, then we’d have problems with caterpillars,” Priebus said in an interview with Bloomberg TV. “The fact of the matter is, it’s a fiction.”
Waters was less than content with these statements, as she ranted on against the Republican Party’s alleged offenses against females.
“I think that — that statement that he made demonstrates [the GOP's] desperate fear about what is happening with this War on Women that they started. There is a war on women,” she proclaimed. “There has been a lot of discussion about the Ryan budget and what they have tried to do to deny contraception to women, but it’s more than that. It goes to many places in this budget. Whether you’re talking about childcare or Head Start or food stamps, you will see that there’s definitely a War on Women.”
American women, Waters said, know “who the enemy is” and they are prepared to defeat the GOP come November.
“All of them who have absolutely created this War on Women are now going to be taken to task by the women of this country,” she pledged. “We’re sick and tired of them. We know exactly where they’re coming from and Obama is going to be the beneficiary of all of the anger that women have, because we’re going to be sure that Republicans don’t win.”
Watch the congresswoman unleash these sentiments, among others, below:
Water is known for her over-the-top rhetoric. In February, for example, she called John Boehner and Eric Cantor “demons.”
And Waters , of course, did not mention the War on Faith that many conservatives believe the Obama administration has waged. This latter assertion is based, among other elements, on the contraceptive mandate that will force some church-led institutions to violate conscience.