Jul 15, 2012 4:00 AM GMT
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Actress Madeleine Stowe joined The Ed Show Friday to advocate for women’s rights in Virginia—and to throw her support behind Wayne Powell, the Democratic challenger to Rep. Eric Cantor.
The actress, currently the star of ABC’s Hamptons-based drama Revenge, is a keynote speaker at a Women's Strike Force PAC event in Virginia this weekend.
Stowe, whose husband hails from Virginia, talked about the huge public outcry following Gov. Bob McDonnell’s intention to mandate transvaginal ultrasounds for informed consent for abortions. She pointed out that Virginia has only temporarily shelved a personhood bill. The bill, HB1, defines life as starting at conception, which could make it illegal for women to obtain contraception.
Powell, a relative unknown, has been garnering more support lately. Ed Schultz described Powell as "veteran, pro-choice, and for social and economic justice." On Thursday, Dave "Mudcat" Saunders, the fiery Democratic strategist, joined The Rachel Maddow Show and called Cantor a "bought and paid for crook."
Stowe sounded a similar theme. “Eric Cantor shorted US treasury bonds for his own financial gain,”she argued. “Cantor is in the hands of Wall Street. His interests are in Wall Street and major corporations. He is extremely vulnerable.”
OMG SHE IS FLAWLESS!!! AND ERIC CANTOR IS A DESPICABLE EXCUSE FOR A HUMAN BEING!
I feel like the Republicans are on their last leg. They know times are changing so they're pushing the most radical shit possible while they still have power. But in doing so they're pissing off... everyone.
Wanting guns in elementary schools, to kill/arrest abortion doctors, to ban contraception, wanting to ban gay marriage at the federal level, trying to cut financial aid because it's supposedly akin to socialist ideals, not wanting people to have health care, etc.
But they'd get mad if I went into their homes and kicked them in the face.