Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney had this to say about President Barack Obama: “He demonizes some. He panders to others. His campaign strategy is to smash America apart and then cobble together 51 percent of the pieces. If an American president wins that way, we all lose,"
Women make up about 51 percent of the US population and the GOP has established a platform that includes an across the board abortion ban, with no exceptions under any circumstances.
So assuming that women with a sense of self vote to not have any idiots in their personal business and assuming you can also include the votes of men who want to make sure they can still get booty from women who will have to come up with other means of birth control, then Obama will clearly pass the 51 percent mark.
I have tried really hard to understand this whole pro-life movement and I’m having a hard time not seeing anything but a bunch of religious nuts misinterpreting the bible for whatever reason.
No surprise then to find that Todd Akin is the son of a preacher man.
It’s obvious that the man has a long history of thinking he has an understanding of God and the message, but it’s also obvious that he is woefully mistaken in his assessment.
Clearly the man knows nothing about religion or God's message, science, medicine, how conception works, proper use of the English language (still wondering what "legitimate rape" means), or what people believe about the government. The man is a doofus.
No one is making a good, clear argument for what the point would be of not allowing legal access to abortions. (Some people are walking advertisements for them.) Before Roe v. Wade, women were still having them, just not legally, or safely.
I suspect this whole concept will fly like the lead zeppelin Prohibition was, but the idea that someone would actually bring it up, and try to campaign and win an election on it. And the fact that these are the same people represented by someone who accused someone else of trying to “smash America apart.”
I don’t label myself Republican or Democrat because labels are for clothes, jars, and maybe for food if you have to use a shared refrigerator.
And if people choose to label themselves that way that’s fine but I don’t allow those so-called labels to define people for me, but rather I wait for people define themselves if they so choose.
Still, it’s hard to not get a really nasty picture of everything Republican. The idea that they are rich, old white guys who believe they should own and run everything that isn’t another rich, old white guy seems less like a stereotype these days, and more like a fairly accurate depiction.
The crazy thing is, if we all thought with the same polarizing, this/that, us/them, one or the other thinking, then none of them would be in office since the majority of the nation, and by majority I mean more than 51 percent, isn’t rich and old and white and male.
And yet, we are still American.
Lupe Fiasco – Sunshine
Missing WGPR so much these days…. Samson – Sooner or Later f/ Jimmi James
Stevie Wonder – Gotta Have You