Brown-Warren: Do You Believe There's a War on Women?

Trailing in the latest polls, Elizabeth Warren charged Scott Brown is part of a Republican war on women. Do you agree, or is this just a stunt?

Senator Scott Brown has opened up a lead over challenger Elizabeth Warren in a new poll released Tuesday. Public Policy Polling has Brown over Warren by five points. 

On the stump, however, Warren's on the offensive, saying Brown and the Republican party are waging a war on women. She's pointed to comments by Missouri Senate hopeful Todd Akin as the latest evidence of that war. Akin has been roundly condemned by liberals and conservatives alike for his statement that it's rare for women to become pregnant after a "legitimate rape." Akin has apologized and attempted to clarify his statement, saying he meant "forcible rape."

Brown has publicly called on Akin to drop out of the race, and asked that the Republican party soften its stance on abortion

What do you think? Is Warren right about Republicans trying to claw back women's rights? Did Brown call for Akin's withdrawal to blunt these attacks? Or are Warren's claims about a war on women just the smoke and mirrors of a losing campaign? Tell us what you think in the comments section below.

[Editor's note: This item is posted on all Boston Patches.]

TheMaskedTruthsayer August 28, 2012 at 03:14 PM
Warren is a bush league Pellossi clone. She really needs to work on her "what ever happened to baby Jane" affectations if she ever wants to hit the big time.
melinda tillie August 28, 2012 at 04:37 PM
Warren did a stellar job when at the White House. Scott Brown voted against anything in Congress that would help or make things better for woman' health care Just cut cut cut.SB is one of the highest "aid" senators from the ins. co'sand Wall St. elizabeth warren is a winner!
Robert Orthman August 28, 2012 at 04:54 PM
Scott Brown himself may not personally be seeking to turn back women's rights, but the national Republican Party sure is focused on the issue and Brown in the end is just another vote for their extreme agenda.
Jay K. August 28, 2012 at 05:25 PM
He actually does provide sources in previous posts - all right-wing propaganda trash rags. But whether or not they are even "facts", as he claims, is completely irrelevant. This entire line of attack is nonsense because we're talking about Scott Brown. But if he wishes to throw all Democrats into the mix to compare, then he should've actually been comparative. Items 1, 2, and 5 in his list do not affect women preferentially. These "facts" are caused by economic forces resulting from the actions (or inaction) of both parties. This also goes for items 3, 4, and 6. To say that Democrats are worse for women than Republicans, you'd have to compare the salaries to those of women under Republican staffers - which is obviously not done here. This line of attack is complete nonsense, and is just a classic Republican tactic - go on the offensive about the very thing for which you are attacked by conjuring up nonsensical "facts". It's typically used when they don't have a leg to stand on and don't want people talking about their candidate's voting record. Then start firing away at the "character" of the other candidate... yawn.
Mouthy August 29, 2012 at 01:57 PM
Scott Brown is vapid. He lacks depth and intellect. His thick dull voice is a clue to this, I can't stand to listen to him. His "I'm a good guy" I'm a family guy (whose wife is a media insider and makes great money-they are 1%- don't be fooled) is his marketing tool. Looking svelt & tidy in a Natl. Guard uniform does not a vet or soldier make. He is a one trick pony that needs to be bucked off the Senate/Kennedy seat/office. His election to the seat- a fluke because the Dems didn't really have it together to run the right candidate at that time. Brown's a nice guy, I don't really see him as a trail blazer or a person of the people whose in touch, as much as I see him as a person who relies on that persona and wants to be liked. Good looks in an ok suit, that's unfortunately politics today--all on the surface and for today only. They talk future, but really they are talking about their futures. Until people take back their right to government, to be heard and represented, electing candidates who are not controlled and funded by special interests, we are on a path to our own loss of freedoms, rights and ability to participate in living the American Dream. Republicans want to erradicate the American middle-class, hold them hostage to their brand of slavish consumerism, while erroding our accesss to government, protest, education, job opportunity. WAKE UP CITIZENS! Don't buy or vote slick image, Vote substance, vote Warren! Tom O'Neil really should have got back in the game!
Mouthy August 29, 2012 at 02:01 PM
Toonie, You need to go away. You are not at a level to assess Elizabeth Warren! There is a war on women being waged by the republicans. Their's is not a progressive platform for women or the poor, it is reactionary and taking us back 40 years!
TheMaskedTruthsayer August 29, 2012 at 02:57 PM
Thank you, comrad for that insightful and original analysis.
Margaret Snatcher August 30, 2012 at 01:17 AM
How dare you use the name Lux Interior. Lux would never stand for teabagger views. The real Lux Interior is a Socialist.
Margaret Snatcher August 30, 2012 at 01:20 AM
The late great Erik Perkisher (Lux Interior) would never let his name be used supporting the GOP agenda, change your name to Toby Keith or something will ya dude.
Mouthy August 30, 2012 at 03:43 AM
Mary I agree with you and had just had that thought too, but Scott Brown needs to be liked and approved of by some authority. I think it is a feature of his personality type. No Dad, needs some entity to embrace and be liked by. He doesn't have balls enough to be and independent. I'd respect him if he did actually. He's not a bad guy, he just chose to affiliate with a bad party, the party that chooses double speak and a variety of evil tactics to hoodwink the public into there partyline. Remember the Republicans are largely the 1% or supported by the 1% who are fearful of real people power, terrified of a real democratic process where each and every vote really counts. People are by and large lazy and ignorant, in the US hopelessly geographically bound and uninformed, how can they help but be with the poor kind of media and news outlets we have which pander and dumbdown everything. People don't read, they don't experience much outside their limited view or locality. AmeriKans are part of the problem because so many have been forced to drink the coolaide---buy, buy, buy, be made to feel inferior if you can't buy, buy, buy. AmeriKa the land of needless buying and selling. The Republicans need this system in place so the public can be in this form of shackles so they can remain on the top, in control and reaping all the profits. War is profitable, unhealthy people are profitable, uneducated people are profitable. Brown aligns with this because he aspires to be at the top.
T Rex August 30, 2012 at 03:40 PM
Nobody has justified the democrats treated of women regarding PAY.
Jay K. August 30, 2012 at 05:05 PM
And what does your "research" tell you about the history and context of the pay structure for BOTH Democrat and Republican congressional staff? You don't have an appropriate comparison because you rely solely on sources who wish to make one-sided attacks. Even if there was such evidence, which there isn't, it wouldn't matter as much as the votes they cast. That is the entire point here.
TheMaskedTruthsayer August 30, 2012 at 05:14 PM
Lux Says: "Up the UDA!"
T Rex August 30, 2012 at 05:50 PM
The Democrats live in a Glass House on this matter. Cherry picking a particular facet of a much larger issue is STUPID. If the Democrats are going to ACCUSE, why shouldn't I point out their GUILT regarding Women. All the Polls that I have seen for Women and Men rank JOBS as their number one priority. If the Democrat Party and their Candidates cannot deliver JOBS they must talk about something else.
Southender August 30, 2012 at 06:00 PM
I don't believe there is a war on women; however, I do think the GOP has gotten so Conservative that it will hurt women and minorities in every category. The Voucher system for Seniors is terrible and will cost Seniors a lot of money if they don't want to go to BMC for their care. Brown would definitly vote with the GOP were his Vote crucial to passing. I don't trust him. He is not as Independent as he is trying to portray himself. Just look at his voting record and how he almost voted against some issues important to us.
Jay K. August 30, 2012 at 06:17 PM
You haven't demonstrated any guilt, and you are the one doing the cherry picking. Again, we're talking about voting records and positions.
T Rex August 30, 2012 at 09:36 PM
The Democrats have no excuses, no justifications, no explanations. Democrats only are offering BLAME.
Bob from JP August 30, 2012 at 11:35 PM
" Vote substance, vote Warren! " I threw up a little in my mouth reading this after reading the rest of the verbal diarrhea in your post. Elizabeth warren has about as much substance as my living room wall. Wake me up when she answers a question with something other than a reference to "Massachusetts Families". Ugh.
Ajax August 31, 2012 at 09:45 AM
My favorite Warren ad was the one on TV when she compares the amount of GDP spent on infrastructure in the USA to that in China. What are you trying to say? We should be more like China? Give me a break.
Marianne Faithfull August 31, 2012 at 01:34 PM
I didn't mention it, you did. Now, get back in your hole like a good little indoctrinated drone and enjoy this Warren Campaign Song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxoWto09Oyg
T Rex August 31, 2012 at 03:03 PM
Picket all these democrat politicians who are not paying the fairly.
T Rex August 31, 2012 at 04:32 PM
Como el primer gobernador hispano mujer en la historia, las niñas a menudo vienen a mí en el supermercado o al centro comercial. Se ven y punto, y cuando tienen la valentía, se preguntan "¿Eres Susana?" y corren hacia arriba y me da un abrazo. Y yo me pregunto. ¿Cómo sabes quién soy? Pero lo hacen. Y estas son las niñas. Es en momentos como estos cuando me acuerdo de que cada uno de nosotros allanar un camino. Y para mí, se trata de pavimentar un camino para que esas niñas a seguir. No hay más barreras. Susana Martínez Gobernador de Nuevo México republicano
Jay K. August 31, 2012 at 07:40 PM
Oho-ho-ho MAN! This thread is cracking me up!
Marianne Faithfull August 31, 2012 at 08:32 PM
Baby your a____for a Peter hung 10!
Marianne Faithfull August 31, 2012 at 08:33 PM
Muckita-duckita-de-duckita....on Broadway.
T Rex September 01, 2012 at 02:15 AM
There is one candidate in this election is going to protect that dream, a leader to fight hard to keep the promise of America for the next generation. And that is why we must stand up and make Mitt Romney the next president of the United States. Thank you! Susana Martinez Governor, New Mexico Republican
Ima September 01, 2012 at 12:34 PM
Nooreen, Your the one who neeeds to shut-up, you're the pot stirrer who attempts to call pople out if you don't like what they say or how they say it. Your the equivalent of a cyber bully. Take your offended sensibilities and just shut up. This is AMERIKA after all; with protected rights and guarantees of FREE SPEECH. Your "cry-baby, Matt do something about Mouthy" is a case in point. What would meeting in person do, or having people's real names do for you! You'd still be a control freak! Let the chips and words follow where they may. You are a censor and nearly as vapid as Bette. Toughen up or shut-up or get out of the wordsmithing game and read whatever sanitized publications that keep your silly illusions of a nice life in CTOWN!
T Rex September 01, 2012 at 06:21 PM
FROM: Recent Women Grads TO: Obama RE: Where are the JOBS you promised us. That is the real war against women, where are their JOBS.
Marianne Faithfull September 01, 2012 at 06:59 PM
Timmy, remove the tinfoil hat slowly and run to your nearest acute psych unit, immediately. Lovingly, The GOP (et al)
T Rex September 01, 2012 at 09:52 PM
Thanks for the notoriety electro LUX


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