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RNC goes after 'Obama's war on women'

The tides have turned on liberal attacks against the Republican Party's stance on women's issues with the release of a new RNC campaign video that labels President Obama's administration as a "boys' club" that has little regard for women's welfare.

The video, uploaded to YouTube by the Republican National Committee on Friday, paints a misogynistic light on the president's camp using the words of Obama's chief campaign strategist, David Axelrod, against him in reference to liberal comedian Bill Maher's comments about Sarah Palin.

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“As a woman who’s a public figure,” CNN’s Erin Burnett says in the video, “if someone called me a c-word, I would —”

“Listen, Erin! Erin!” Axelrod interrupts.

"Understand that these words, that uh ...” Axelrod says. "Maher has used in his standup act — uhhh — are a little bit different."

The video then cuts to a voiceover from a section of Pulitzer-Prize winning author Ron Suskind's book Confidence Men, describing Obama's administration as a "boys' club" where "women are talked over and effectively sidelined."

The RNC's video comes as a defense move against the controversies surrounding the Obama administration’s new contraception mandate, and left-wing criticism over a Virginia bill signed by Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) requiring women to undergo abdominal ultrasounds before getting an abortion.

While faith-based groups and many Republicans protested the Obama birth-control ruling as an attack on religious freedom, Democrats have sought to portray the controversy as a women’s health issue.

"[I]t’s clear that the Republican leadership doesn’t value women," said liberal advocacy group MoveOn.org Organizing Director Lenore Palladino in a statement.

"Women across the country are outraged when they hear about the GOP’s full-fledged attack on women’s rights. That’s why we’re showing the millions of women voters what the Republican agenda means for them."

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