Paradoxically (and falsely), Ohio Republicans claim they are pushing a bill to block funding to Planned Parenthood because they want to expand healthcare options to women.

But they recently revealed a much more political — and therefore more likely — reason for taking up the legislation now, just days after their party was trounced among women up and down the ticket.

And that reason is good old-fashioned payback.

Check out this response from the Ohio Republican Party’s official Twitter account to a call to action from the Dems about the bill:

Sorry ladies for eliminating a trusted source of care that serves non-Medicaid eligible patients without insurance, but your healthcare provider supported our party’s opponent in the election and that offense cannot be tolerated.

By this standard, we expect public schools will be next to lose their funding, given that teachers unions also supported Democrats in the election.

Whatever excuse you hear given by the Ohio GOP, the real reason they are attacking women’s healthcare is political retribution, plain and simple.

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  • Clevelandchick

    We know better you idiots (speaking to Republicans).

  • dmoore2222

    You need only look at what’s become the face of the republican party to understand this. Vehement, vindictive haters like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reily, Todd Akin, Allen West, Joe Walsh and many others. And throw in the spineless opportunists who failed to rebuke them like Romney, Boehner, Kasich and many others and it’s no surprise that this legislation is being pushed here in Ohio. These are cowards who can’t stand to lose especially when they spent tens of millions of dollars and stacked the deck through voter supression and gerrymandering. What kind of people get satisfaction out of winning when the game is rigged? I guess the same ones who rant about patriotism but never serve in the military..

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