Paul Ryan: What Women Really Think About Romney's Running Mate

Paul RyanSome women are DOWN with the new Romney/Ryan 2012 ticket while others (me) are scared sh!tless about this conservative duo. This tweet by writer Adam Ellis pretty much sums up how I'm feeling about Paul Ryan.

I really hope the women on Twitter supporting #RomneyRyan2012 realize Paul Ryan is fundamentally against their entire gender. 

Ryan is staunchly pro-life, wants to cut funding to Medicare (of which women make up 56% of the beneficiaries), opposes the Affordable Care Act, proposes deep cuts in education, and voted to defund Planned Parenthood and against the Fair Pay for Women Act. On the flip side, the right argues that policies under these two could help over 780K unemployed women (the writer also points out that "smart" women only have homes, families and businesses on their minds, NOT contraception -- O RLY?).

Let's see reactions to the Paul Ryan VP announcement from smart American women on both sides.

(Btw, I think women -- Democrat or Republican -- are smart especially if they are concerned about contraception!)

Some famous women in politics and Hollywood are seriously stoked about Romney's addition of Ryan.

Meghan McCain : Paul Ryan is an inspired and exciting choice. Sincerely. I am a big fan of his. He will make an excellent Vice President. #RomneyRyan2012.

Kelly K. Bensimon : I love that Paul Ryan is from Janesville, Wisconsin. My mom was born there. 
Michele Bachmann @TeamBachmann is a winning combination! RT if America's Comeback Team has your support. 
Cindy McCain : Romney made a excellent choice for VP with Rep Ryan.
: Congratulations to Mitt Romney on his choice of Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate.
: Romney and Ryan, looking forward to this campaign!
 he is an excellent choice.
: RIGHT ON! Paul Ryan: "We will not replace our founding principles, we will reapply them." 

While other female celebrities and political names don't like it one bit:

: Funny how Rep Paul Ryan can trash President Obama's record on the economy when he rubber stamped the failed economic policies of the past.
@NancyPelosi: Paul Ryan's budget ends the Medicare guarantee and shift costs to seniors simply to give tax breaks to the wealthiest Americans.
: Will Ryan also disavow "personhood"? Even Miss. voted that down. Forget debating insurance for BC; how about a federal ban on it?

@EvaLongoria: With Romney and Ryan, the choice for women, students, veterans and the middle class couldn't be clearer… #Obama2012.

Roseanne Barr : romney ryan's plan 4 america: steal more from the people-their retirement funds, healthcare & jobs and kill their unions. #BANKSTERWHORES

: Have u noticed you've never seen Ryan & Satan at the same TIME! 

: The Catholic Church has also called  immoral. Probably not gonna see that on their bumper sticker tho.

:So interesting seeing both  and  on stage with their wives and daughters, knowing they voted AGAINST Equal pay for women.
: Two R's won't make it right. Romney/Ryan are Wrong for America.

Some celebs just made jokes to settle their nerves:

@ElizabethBanks: I can confirm categorically that I am NOT Mitt Romney's VP nominee. #gamechange.

While still others (Real Housewives) ripped on Ryan's sense of style because they didn't know what else to say:

: Watching Paul Ryan speak for first time. No tie??? Not good first impression. Sloppy?

Wow, quite a split! Come November, we shall truly see what America's women think of Romney/Ryan 2012.

Knowing Paul Ryan's record on women's issues, how are you feeling about him as a Vice Presidential candidate?


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nonmember avatar Tara

for!! he's a good choice...

mustb... mustbeGRACE

Women just may be stupid....................................

Get back to you on that.

Rhond... RhondaVeggie

I think he's a great choice. Obama is sure to win with a pair of asshats running against.

Littl... LittleFrogsMA

How any woman of reproductive age could vote for that party is beyond me.


zandh... zandhmom2

I'm of reproductive age and I certainly will vote for them.  Sorry but there is more to me than just what's between my legs. 

Pinkmani Pinkmani

Um, maybe I interpretted this incorrectly but Kelly Bensimon only likes Paul Ryan because he was born the same place that her mom was?

Anyways, my point on the whole birth control thing is we tell young girls and unmarried women that we don't want you to have babies. Okay, fine. But then, we don't want you to get an abortion either because that's wrong. Okay, fine. But then, we don't want you to go to Planned Parenthood to get birth control either. Okay, fine. Then we tell women we want you to have the safety net of food stamps/wellfare/SNAP program to take care of your children. Okay, fine. But then we want to hold picket signs and protest government assitance programs and take it away because we keep saying, "You keep having these babies, and you can't take care of them". But who helps the women after that? 

I'm not at all for abortions (unless the mother is at risk) but if we take away the option to have abortions then think of what women would do to stop their pregnancy that could potientially kill themselves. Yes, we need to redo gov't. assitance because one too many people are abusing the system.

nonmember avatar Zuri

Sarah Palin got a sex change!

Mittstake/Ryan 2012!

amazz... amazzonia

he's just nuts....I thought no one could be worse than Romney, well I was wrong

amazz... amazzonia

@rohandaveggie, lol you are right, but if they win, OMG better get the first plane out of the US!

copgi... copgirl112

Ammazzonia- Are you going to Canada?  It's a conservatives worst night mare. Homosexuals can marry and socializied medicine.

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