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A controversy erupting -- a Republican lawmaker makes a speech on traditional marriage.
During his remarks Georgia congressman Phil -- -- says children.
Need fathers and mothers.
-- children need fathers and mothers and that mothers -- husbands and he suggested that schools might want to offer.
Gender classes classes to young boys and girls and gender roles.
And what men and women can bring to a marriage -- You know maybe.
Part of the problem is we we need to go back into the schools are very early age may be at the -- the great school level.
In -- end didn't it happen have a class for the vote for the that the young girls and have a class the young boys insight.
You know -- this is what's important you know this is what a -- -- law -- does bit and it is meg may be a little.
A little different maybe a little bit better then then then the talents of a mom have -- certain area and -- same thing for the young girls that.
You know this is what a mom does and this is what is important.
From the standpoint of that union.
Which we call marriage.
Now he's being pilloried by.
In particular the left those comments joining -- -- to discuss it interesting president of -- ghost writers and Monica Crowley who's a radio talk show host of Fox News contributor.
Well they had that class was called home that economics.
It did me no good whatsoever I -- has picked -- a Fanny pack and I never -- what.
All of wasn't -- shot and the girls took hold back and county community -- was -- good.
But aren't -- -- like that but he really is getting it Brooke really.
And he's been criticized from both sides of the Alvin -- the left is going.
Crazy -- this thing is just further evidence of their view of our Republican lawmakers who -- out of touch and -- -- if not.
Well he said a number of very important and true things there he talked about how the -- -- husbands husbands the wives and children.
The benefits of an intact family when children have both a father and to mother that they tend to thrive better.
But he lost me when he started hearing -- may be schools should be teaching classes on proper gender roles for small that should be taken over by the -- -- those -- value issues that should be taught by the parents or whoever is raising the child.
This issue is.
To see what a proper gender role in his -- gonna be the arbiter of that is he trying to argue that the government should be the arbiter of that.
Where the government through local school boards should be deciding what proper gender roles are I think.
Republican Party is supposed to be the party of less government intrusion headaches especially on issues like this so that's where I think he stepped it can't make it because if you.
The whole thing he talks about how he's got three daughters of one drug -- law they all work some of them full time.
But when they come home and take over the needed shared partner and talking about the father he seems to be setting up just just to speak to.
You need to share responsibilities even if the mother works out of -- -- outside the home the father needs no he needs to step it up and help her when he veered off into this other weird area where he.
It got -- What -- leagues and mr.
angry and some of his Republican colleagues and get the memo from Bobby Jindal Louisiana about sop being of stupid party.
Some of these comments are are not happening in a vacuum right there's been a brand problem that's got increasingly.
After the Republicans to the point where the college Republicans put our report that you focus groups what are people said.
The Republicans to that were -- were close minded racist rigid old fashioned now that's younger voters -- their teachers are telling them well but that's what.
That's what the Republicans.
Percent about themselves the young Republicans and I think that is a very damning indictment that's not coming from the left that's not coming from the news media that's coming from young Republicans.
That's the future of their party.
And if they're saying that the trend lines are moving towards acceptance towards social tolerance.
And what are some he's leading voices the Republican Party doing the attacking working women which parks the huge party elected -- an -- and when it.
And that's not an attack -- working women.
Going to -- what he's with Gingrich said.
-- it is an implicit attack and working women because it's part of a line of thought which were seeing from some southern conservatives talking about.
You know working women are up causing a lot of our problems the education system working women are causing a lot of our problems with.
-- -- specifically have you obviously we had a big debate on his program that I -- president and remember those.
I tried that but those were not lawmakers you know that was Lou Dobbs and Erick Erickson has now lawmakers and then he had that Republican governor Phil Bryant who made a comment about.
But both parents are now working their pursuing their careers.
Women -- in the workplace and that was how he was explaining.
Some of the problems were seeing in today's -- -- came out walk that back and said I'm just I'm really talking about two parent working households.
Now putting another women of the met so let -- -- sort of you know they did they make these comments and then they dial them back when you thought.
But there is a real fundamental basis of truth in in the essence of what they're saying we have so much research -- that shows that children actually.
Thrive a lot better when there is an anti accidentally when -- -- as a mother and a father.
You can continue to make that argument without turning it into some war on women would like ended little woman who needs to stay home and take care of them -- racquets because we're living -- -- totally different -- have there been undeniable societal changes since women entered the workforce on mass of course some of them have been that you can point to the breakdown of the traditional family you can say.
What children are suffering as a result of not having one parent in home.
But also there have been fantastic results of that like unleashing.
The great talents have half of the population of women in the work force their creativity their innovation -- you can I think you can make both arguments and still be consist.
Well and that that's where that these lawmakers get in trouble is when they got come out an ad and it's the woman he needs to stay home but.
You know recently in terms of the ones who have couple who've gone that far I had one on my program and we handled the bit about his theory.
But that -- Republican governor tried to he did take it back is that what I'm really saying is one of the parents needs to be -- -- or you know we need to do something to better set up the kids.
And I don't know whether this is a true war on women you know as.
Those who have a political agenda would have us believe.
No I don't I don't think it's a war on the women I think that's talking point of some my democratic friends but.
There is a big problem in that the Democrats have an advantage right now because they have the White House and they have not -- -- -- the bully pulpit.
President Obama sets the agenda and define the party he's pretty good at doing that he is as many weaknesses and we can talk about that he's pretty good -- it to -- reasonable.
And particularly in line with those social tolerance overseeing and the rest of the country.
The Republicans they have a vacuum.
John Boehner doesn't really speak for the party there's not a strong RNC chairman so there's lots of opportunities for extreme elements stupid comment in that vacuum the voice the -- Are you -- -- -- it's going to willing to take a coming here coming out there and blow it into this is what the Republican Party stands for when that's not necessarily because this happened to the Democrats when they were defined by the radical left for many years when they were out of power they didn't have the White House.
And the Republicans were very good at explaining that the Democrats are just flipping the switch.
And turning and turning that strategy on the Republicans but the more that we see comments like this it just reinforces.
The legitimate rape comments and it reminds.
And I just I -- -- -- was talking about this in the in the context of the defense of marriage act.
Which is not so much about dividing men and women but in the dividing heterosexuals and homosexuals.
The issue of marriage so he I don't know what he means again by gender roles but.
We'll wait to see that his office comes -- yeah.
And -- times have changed and we all need to deal in reality this is a reality you have the majority of of the workforce is now women -- 51% something like that so.
Both parties I think need to deal in the reality of where we are trying to stuff.
People back into all gender roles of like 1952.
And and Donna Reed is just not gonna happen so let's steal in the reality and -- gardening and that necessarily sex is -- I would say for the record that my mother -- take typing not once but twice -- and what really got something to fall back -- likewise likewise -- you can she did not foresee.
Any -- -- law hurt me and you don't let it is still make current arguments that traditional family within that conference I got a got a Cuba so it's a standard.
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