Scowling at the Nation: Do We still have what IT takes?
April 25, 2012
Why does the GOP think they can push unpopular laws through? We have seen limits passed on access to contraception and invasive laws designed to humiliate women who are seeking abortions. The polling on these issues is conclusive. Why do Republicans think they can stir up these contentious issues in an election year? The prevailing wisdom before this year of breathtaking rollbacks in womens health rights has been that these issues are pushed in off election years. Has the Right become so drunk with power, holding the majority of assets in the nation and using significant amounts to control access to government and outcomes of elections. Do they believe they are going to be able to buy the elections or control the vote?
Apparently, they think the time is ripe to pull back the curtain a little to bring in more followers on a moral issue that they can claim is a high ground. It is an absolutist posture that appeals to someone who does not want to think about the issue. Oh we’ll hear the various politicians walk back from these extremes. Mitt is starting to pivot back to the middle but make no mistake, we got to see some holy righteous bare ankle of the extremism of the GOP during their primary.
The GOP trifles with these moral quandaries and does nothing to recover the economy . Also, they have taken the fight to contraception, the very practice that helps reduce abortions. They must think we’re pretty dumb huh? Maybe they just think they have the whole election thing ‘locked up’. Make no mistake, just like Scott Walker, all these GOP players are wearing long frocks before entering office. We don’t get to see the whole show until they make it there. We only get to see their ugly proselytizing souls bared after they attain office. We have seen enough to say there is definitely a misogynist,racially biased and homophobic agenda lurking behind the curtain.
The GOP is working all the angles and the Dems are days late and billions short. It is a nearly vertical challenge, but rubber on the road, sweat and tears may still prevail. If the people do not come together to solidly reject the GOP this years election, we will see the rollback of the 20th century and the ascendency of the robber barons of the new millennium.
- Is the GOP Establishment Leading Us Over a Cliff? (markamerica.com)
- Obama Campaign Fears Uphill Climb Raising ‘Super PAC’ Money – New York Times (nytimes.com)
- Republicans whine about election fall-out from nasty primary campaign (dailykos.com)