Judy Martz Says the War on Women is “Made Up”

The GOP’s War on Women is “something fictitious and made up,” former Governor Judy Martz told a group of Havre Republicans yesterday.  The Havre Daily News has the story on the latest  ludicrous statement from the former Republican governor.

Martz is infamous for diminishing the dangers of domestic violence and belittling the women who are its victims. In a January, 2001 speech to an audience of 650 people in Butte, Martz said:

“My husband has never battered me, but then again, I’ve never given him a reason to.”

Besides Martz, the dream team that Republicans assembed to convince us that there is no War on Women included: TEA Party legislators Rep. Wendy Warburton and Kris Hansen of Havre, candidate for state school superintendent Sandy Welch, and Ronalee Skees. Ronalee is the wife of TEA Party poster boy Rep. Derek Skees, who is running for state auditor.

I can’t think of a worse group of women to make the claim that women’s rights aren’t under attack.  These GOPers exemplify the efforts to restrict women’s rights.  Each  has either introduced anti-women legislation or championed the War on Women through work with right-wing causes.

Definitely do not miss reading this entire article.  The Martz quotes alone are mind-bogglingly stupid. There’s even a reference to something Martz calls “meanness ears.”

But Martz’s loony, oddly-worded statements are only the beginning.  Superintendent of Public Instruction candidate Sandy Welch, who is a transplant from California, told the Havre Republicans of her belief that there is no glass ceiling. Rather, says Welch, women just “weren’t going into positions that would advance them to leadership” by choice.  Even Welch’s idol Sarah Palin talked about the importance of breaking the glass ceiling. Perhaps Welch doesn’t read the paper.

And let’s not forget Wendy Warburton’s explanation for the lack of GOP women candidates. Warburton said a couple of years back, “the biggest reason that more women who are Republicans don’t get into politics is because we are the pro-family party” and are home raising kids like the women of the pro-family party should be.

Martz and crew would have us believe that the GOP isn’t really pushing bills to take away women’s rights–well, maybe just a little:

“The issues that … they are beating us up on are just plain not coming up, ” she said. “When you go to (legislative) session there will be some bills that will speak to it, but very, very few. ”

In reality, Montana Republicans pushed a record number of anti-woman bills during  the last session that would have decimated women’s reproductive rights, blocked women’s health care access, and legalized discrimination against women in insurance pricing–all of which were vetoed by Governor Schweitzer.  A recent report even found that the 2011 Legislative Session “brought the most antichoice bills introduced in the twenty-four years NARAL Pro-Choice Montana has been tracking choice-related votes at the Capitol.”

Martz plans to tour the state with this message on behalf of her fellow Republicans.


44 Comments on "Judy Martz Says the War on Women is “Made Up”"

  1. There are some real geniuses in this bunch. Here’s another Martz gem ““This has nothing to do for me about war.” OK! And listen to Ronalee Skees “The issue of abortion is a gigantic issue in the social areas, ” Skees said, “but it’s not necessarily an issue for politics unless we start having this war on women. ” I thought they were supposed to be explaining to us why there is no war on women!?

  2. Montana Taliban…

  3. War on women?! War on reality is more like it. On what planet do this Republicans think they are living on that its ok to claim to be smaller government and then to force GOP politicians into every..um…aspect of women’s lives.

  4. This to me looks like phase to of the Republicans falling all over themselves to distance themselves from Akin. They crossed the line big time when it came to womens’ health–starting in Congress with our own Dennis Rehberg–and now they are running from their own policies as fast as they can. Its embarrassing that they couldn’t find any more mainstream women to have this event…but then again their just aren’t that many Republican women candidates I see. Yikes.

  5. This reminds me of that republican in Utah who said that the War on Women will lead to “more liberties.” Why would ANY woman be a Republican.

  6. What happened to Norma Duffy : ( I thought she’d have a few choice words for this garbage!

  7. Can somebody tell me just WTF Martz meant by “meanness ears” HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  8. GREAT NEWS! Martz is having these events around the state! “Committee Chair Andrew Brekke said this morning that Martz is holding events around the state to support candidates, and is focusing on women’s issues”


  9. From the same article ” Republicans — including women — have defended the party’s stance and actions that have been attacked by Democrats.

    The flyers advertising Martz’ presentation say “Judy Martz sets the record straight.”

    Couldn’t ask for better campaign news. The GOPers say they are doing this to defend Rehberg. Please folks, do keep it up

  10. Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | September 11, 2012 10:18 PM at 10:18 PM |

    PuhhhhRAZE Vitory! Judy’s on the JAYsus team!

    Martz said people have asked her how she could talk as a governor about Jesus Christ.

    “I plainly say to them, how can you not? ” she said. “The Bible says, if you deny him in front of man, I will deny you in front of my father who is in heaven, and I’m not afraid of you.

    “I have reverent, awesome fear of that guy up there, and I will follow him to the end of the days, ” Martz said. “And so I say to these women, what war? ”

    You go girl! Tell’em JAYSUS sencha! Don’t you PAY no never mind to them heathen folk who believe in the Constitution! You tell’em to WIPE THEIR ASS with that worthless piece of paper, ’cause you got Holy Writ for their constitutional shit! Oh sure you got holy shit for brains, but by GOD you got JAYSUS! Holy shit for brains and Jaysus. What a combination. What a SCARY combination!

  11. Up next on the Montana GOP stump tour, David Duke folks!

  12. Ballad of Rick Hill (with verses for Sonju)

    Ballad of Rick Hill, with a special verse and chorus for Jon Sonju
    Tune: Polly Wolly Doodle
    Arrangement: 5-string banjo, bass, guitar, percussion, hand clapping (optional)

    Oh, I went downtown to the Sip-N-Dip,
    Had to play at the end of the day,
    My old lady begged me, “come back home,”
    But I sent her on her way.

    Fare thee well, fare thee well,
    Little mamma I’m here to stay,
    Take your snot-nosed kids,
    Git yer tail back home,
    Change diapers while I play.

    There’s a barmaid fair and a mermaid’s lair,
    And a rum that’s buttered hot,
    I’m gonna take a run at the golden one,
    In the back room with the cot.


    Well, it just weren’t fair to have her there,
    When the barmaid said “let’s play,”
    So I stood my ground, had another round,
    Sent little mamma on her way.


    In the afterglow I trudged through snow,
    And found my way back home,
    But I saw my wife with a butcher knife,
    And thought it best to roam.


    You know married life is full of strife,
    You gotta work the whole damn day,
    And then catch hell from your jealous wife,
    When you go out to play.


    Sonju’s verse:

    Oh, I made my money doing lock and load,
    In my factory in Kalispell,
    Where we make the guns and sip the tea,
    And raise that right wing hell.

    Hail Rick Hill, hail Rick Hill,
    I am now his running mate,
    We’re gonna bang and shoot,
    And have a hoot,
    Across the whole damn state.

  13. Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | September 12, 2012 6:36 AM at 6:36 AM |

    Hell, it ain’t even OCTOBER yet and already we’re gettin’ out October suprises early! Seems that the Jews, the CIA, and the Pubbies simply can’t control themselves! Be afraid, Americans, VERY afraid of these traitorous bastards! They’re gonna try ANYTHING again! We must not let them do it!

    Now, before nazis calle me a racist, a film by a jew in Libya making fun of Allah? What a coincidence, right? And how bout that nazi asshole netanyahoo! Who the hell does that little pimp think he is?!


    • Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | September 12, 2012 6:57 AM at 6:57 AM |

      “The protests in both countries were sparked by outrage over a film ridiculing Muhammad produced by an Israeli filmmaker living in California and being promoted by an extreme anti-Muslim Egyptian Christian campaigner in the United States. Excerpts from the film dubbed into Arabic were posted on YouTube.”

      What? Was little gerry molen too busy to do it himself??

      • Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers | September 12, 2012 7:30 AM at 7:30 AM |

        The movie, “Innocence of Muslims,” was directed and produced by an Israeli-American real-estate developer who characterized it as a political effort to call attention to the hypocrisies of Islam. It has been promoted by Terry Jones, the Florida pastor whose burning of Qurans previously sparked deadly riots around the world.

        […] The film’s 52-year-old writer, director and producer, Sam Bacile, said that he wanted to showcase his view of Islam as a hateful religion. “Islam is a cancer,” he said in a telephone interview from his home. “The movie is a political movie. It’s not a religious movie

        AIPAC at it’s finest! WHO are our allies again?? And why?

  14. Thank God that Montana women are not counting on being protected by Martz and her GOP ilk, who are unwilling to fight for women but are eager to have the government in their bedrooms and the doctor’s offices. But Montana women can take great comfort from women leaders running for office as Democrats: Kim Gillan, Pam Bucy, Linda McCulluogh, Denise Juneau and Monica Lindeen.

  15. Cowgirl: are you going to continue using GoDaddy after your outage? They’re all about internet censorship, you know.

  16. Statistically speaking 1 out of every 2 babies which is aborted is a female who would have one day grown up to be a woman. Please consider that those who support abortion represent the real war on women.

  17. Control the federal bench, Dems.

  18. sigh…..i can’t believe Judy is coming out of retirement to stump for her party. I thought she was like the Dubya of the Montana Repubs, and they were just trying to pretend like that administration never existed. Stump away, Judy – you will only remind people of how much better off Montana is with a Democrat in Governor’s Office.

  19. History will repeat | September 12, 2012 11:02 AM at 11:02 AM |

    “I love the women’s movement, especially when I am walking behind it” Rush Limbaugh

  20. Maybe none of these females believes there is a war on women since they can best be described as “one of the boys.”

  21. Well bless her heart. I don’t understand how Gov. Martz has time to deliver these pearls of wisdom in public gatherings. Shouldn’t she be home making sandwiches for her family, ensuring that her household budget is balanced, and volunteering at her church?

  22. Judy Martz, I had almost forgotten about her after eight wonderful years of the Schwitzer Administration. Its amazing what competence can do for a state. But no I miss all the laughs of Miss 19% popularity. Wonder if she still does cloths for the drunk staffers that kill state legislators?

  23. Sounds to me like she had better not give him reason to batter her. What were the names of those puppets wielding those mini 2x4s?

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