Stephanie Miller, a rare liberal radio talk show host, scored a zinger of a hit on former Republican US Senate candidate Carly Fiorina on Sunday’s State of the Union, regarding the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court ruling.
Raw Story reports the exchange began with Miller telling the CNN panel:
“A lot women including me are sick of the ‘war on women’, and we saw it in spades on Monday after the Hobby Lobby case. Somehow this is the long arm of business and the Republican Party reaching into the bodies of women. It’s ridiculous.”
Fiorina insisted that it was baseless, saying:
“The war on women is shameless, baseless propaganda, there’s no fact to it, and it’s worked because it’s scared women to death. Enough. Enough.”
Miller fired back:
“I respect you very much as a woman for your accomplishments. I even read that you studied medieval history, which I think will come in handy with trying to defend the Republican war on women.”
According to Miller, every woman she knew was “furious about the Hobby Lobby decision.” Miller then added,
“this is not just a war against women, this is a war against science, Carly.”
Fiorina attempted to defend herself, but all she could do was grasp at straws as Miller continued to eviscerate her position:
These religious people believe certain drugs cause abortions, doctors and scientists say they do not. They prevent abortion… I have friends who need it for endometriosis. How do you say you’re small government, and get the government involved in those personal decisions between a woman and her doctor?
Attempting to shore up her position, Fiorina said “So now we should mandate twenty forms of birth control for free,” and then added, “I — this is crazy to me. Your arguments are so counter-factual. Twenty forms of birth control are mandated, by the way, not by Obamacare. They’re mandated by some HHS bureaucrats who go into the basement and write a regulation after Obamacare passes, and they decide. Elected by no one, accountable to no one.”
Free? Has this woman never heard of a “deductible,” “co-pay,” or “co-insurance?” Even if you got your IUD over-the-counter at a 7-Eleven, it wouldn’t be free. You’d still have to pay for the Big Gulp/Big Bite combo it would come with.
Here’s a tip for any conservatives reading: if you’re going to call a point “counter-factual,” it’s necessary to have a solid grasp of actual facts first.
Watch Miller slam Fiorina on birth control and the GOP’s war on women.