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Ohio Diary #18: The Republican Party is No More

I may be one of the most hated people in Ohio.  If today is any indication, I am truly despised.  Why?  I was  relentless in my disgust, opposition and repudiation of everything republican.  Not for what they stand for, since they stand for nothing; with the exception of bigotry, racism, hatred and lying, but  because I was right.   But I am again wandering off message.  Then again, maybe not.

Thank Ohio for the end of the republican party.  I know, Obama got lots of other electoral votes, but it was Ohio that put the dagger in the heart of the republican party.  It ended their lives as they know it.  All their bluster that night and before, that it would be a landslide for Romney and that Ohio would go red was put asunder Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 11:15 p.m.  Now, you might ask how is it the end of the republican party?  Karl Rove had nervous apoplexy on Fox News and demanded that they take it back.  Their lives were over.  As the evening went on, my reaction was “let them have Ohio now if they want it.  It won’t help, and we still win.”

I’ve heard my republican friends today say “it is pathetic that a republican can’t republican  Ohio, Florida and Michigan.”  They still don’t get it.  They ran a candidate who lacked character, honesty, policy, communication,  He exuded hatred and racism.  That was his message to his faithful and they bought it by the barrel.  They couldn’t get enough.  You just can’t come to Ohio or Michigan and tell them that his plan was to let the auto industry go bankrupt. That Jeep was moving its entire operation to China and expect to get their votes.  He truly thought that those words would endear Ohio to him and carry him over the top.  Rove spent $430 million dollars to spread that message of lies and hate.  Ohio hated him right back, and it hurt.  Romney and Rove are the poster boys for everything that is wrong and evil in the republican party.

Read the conservative blogs or watch if you can bear it Fox and all you see is desperate cry babies.  You could say as Maureen Dowd did that Romney won the election, he is president.  Of a limited number of white people.  Everyone else voted Obama.  The repugnicans lost everything they wanted.  And cry they are.  Most of all they lost because they had nothing to offer.  They committed suicide and screamed rape and murder.

I am one of the 47%.  That video was his ultimate betrayal.  He plunged the tagger straight into his own heart.  They condemn the use of “identity politics” only because they themselves have no identity.  Romney didn’t know who was.  Near they end he pretended to be a democrat, only to get votes.  Even that didn’t help.  The 47% comment was crucial because republicans can not identify with everyday Americans.  They do not know what that means.  Romney and the republicans avoided social issues.  They went silent.  Latinos and blacks overwhelming share social values as do women and the middle-class Americans.  The moderate GOP has avoided it for years.  They could not or would not attract minorities or women with social values.  They in fact drove them away.  They will never reach minorities short of becoming democrats themselves.  It is the reason they underestimated Ohio.  It is why they lost Ohio.  It is why Ohio ended the republican party.  The party is in shambles, a shell of itself and bleeding all over itself.  Can’t you hear them cry?  They were doomed by their hatred and prejudice.  Their violence against women in the name of ending abortion is perversion.  Their stench of superiority over the common man has turned their party into a sewer.  It is why they lost.  It is why they will always lose.  It is why they are are no more.

I guess we were must too smart.

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First Debate: Obama Didn’t Show Up

First I must admit that I didn’t watch the complete debate.  I did watch most of it and I was stunned.  Where was President Obama.  I saw someone who looked like him staring down, shaking his head and smiling, but the man was not there.  Romney on the other had, was assertive and kept looking Obama in the eye.  Even when he lied about Social Security and Medicare.  That is when I knew Obama wasn’t there.  When The Stench lied, President Obama should have said so, and gone on the attack of Romney’s record.  Obama has said many times that he fighting for the middle-class, for me and for you, and stands silent.  No mention of Bain, the 47%, healthcare and taxes.  It was past comprehension.

I have no idea what Obama team was not thinking.  Obama had control tonight and he let Romney back in the game.  Tonight Romney looked determined and Obama acted as if he didn’t care.  Obama appeared to lack confidence.  Romney used Obama’s act and personalized the debate.  He talked about people he met and how he would help.  But most importantly, Obama did not go after Romney.  Romney said tonight that he would move to the center and disavow the Right, and Obama didn’t jump on it.  Romney said he would take his healthcare plan he put in place in Massachusetts and make it national.  Well, isn’t that Obamacare.  Hello?!!  Obama stood there as if didn’t know what to say.  Romney sounded specific about his plan.  And Jim Lehrer.  He should have been in charge and not let Romney control.  Mostly though, Obama was invisible.

I am just so angry. I have to stop.

And so it goes!!!!!!


“Truth is Treason”

In a free society we’re supposed to know the truth,” Paul said. “In a society where truth becomes treason, then we’re in big trouble. And now, people who are revealing the truth are getting into trouble for it.”

Now I know this quote is a couple of years old, and about Wiki leaks, but somehow it applies here as it concerns The Rat and The Roach[okay,[Romney and Ryan].  They have sent the Stooge out again.  Just look at what they have her saying now after VP Joe Biden’s truthful comments.  You could say they were a little strong, but they were the truth.  There is just no use kidding ourselves what Rat/Roach really wants for America.  When he stands and looks out at his supporters and the real American public he sees not working America, he sees criminals that need to be punished with more taxes and poverty.  He sees dangerous parasites and leeches preparing to strike at the heart and soul of the Great American System that put them where they are now.   More about this later, now back to the Stooge, aka Andrea “Stooge”Saul.
What was so terrible about what Vice President Biden said:
They’ve said it.  Every Republican’s voted for it.  Look at what they they value and look at their budget and what they’re proposing.  Romney wants to let the — he said in the first 100 days, he’s going to let the big banks once again write their own rules — unchain Wall Street,” Biden said.  “They’re going to put y’all back in chains. He’s said he going to do nothing about stopping the practice of outsourcing.”
Republicans have spoken for these 2 years and more to the need to “unshackle” the private sector from regulations.  Mind you the private sector, meaning the citizens, working class families, women, blacks, illegal immigrants, immigrants, and poor people remain shackled to high taxes, joblessness, and poverty.
Their record speaks for itself:  the war on women, voter suppression, personhood bills, heartbeat bills and you see the compulsion to return women, blacks and immigrants to lives of slavery, chained and shackled to the whims of white rich men.
And the Stooge response:
After weeks of slanderous and baseless accusations leveled against Gov. Romney, the Obama campaign has reached a new low, the Stooge said. The commends made by the vice president of the United States are not acceptable in our political discourse and demonstrate yet again that the Obama campaign will say and do anything to win this election.
When Obama backed Biden the Stooge said:
In case anyone was wondering just how low President Obama could go in his campaign for reelection, we now know he’s willing to say that Governor wants to put people back in chains, Whether it’s accusing Mitt Romney of being a felon, having been responsible for a woman’s tragic death or now wanting to put people in chains, there’s no question that because of the president’s failed record he’s been reduced to a desperate campaign based on division and demonization.
Felon?  The Rat did that to himself.  Won’t release tax returns, so he must be hiding something he doesn’t want anyone to know.  Responsible for a woman’s tragic death?  I didn’t hear that.  It said no health insurance to help his wife during this illness.  He lost his job thanks to the Rat.  She, herself said:
“If people had been in Massachusetts, under Governor Romney’s health care plan, they would have had health care,” said Saul
All the Rat/Roach campaign can do is lie.  If they were even remotely to consider telling the truth it would be treason.  Truth is something that the Republican party has no interest in. They are incapable of doing so.    Hubris.  Narcissism.
I for one am so tired of their self-serving, self-indulgent, selfish and self-righteous outrage and lies.  They have no comprehension of what the truth is.  The Rat just lies.  It is what the Rat does every day of his life, on purpose, as a matter of policy, and a perfect expression of everything he stands for.

The Rat and The Roach Ticket: Go Obama 2012

I must admit that last night when I heard the news that the Rat had chosen the Roach to be his VP,  I was screaming and dancing.  I was just as happy as I could be.  Democrats were handed a gift and we won.  A party that is cutting its own throat, even if it taking them a long time, they picked a man, I use that loosely, who wants to end Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security as their VP.  The author of the most draconian budget in our history wants to be second in charge.  The Roach has the gall to call it The Path to Prosperity, Restoring Americas Promise, so it was called for Budget year 2012; changed it to:  The Path to Prosperity: A Blueprint for American Renewal for Budget year 2012.  Naturally, it asks questions that be the obvious questions:  Restoring Americas Promise?  Promise for the rich; Blueprint for American Renewal? Renewal of tax cuts and destruction of everyone else.

They may have a problem:  the most prominent and partisan supporters of the Republican party have been senior citizens who both speak with their money and their vote.  they have been loud and clear “to keep your hands off my Medicare.”  The promise is that those seniors,those  Republicans will now reconsider their support, read the so-called budget and see it for what it really is, destruction and death of the poor and middle class.  That they will see lie in the statement that his Catholic faith guided him in forming this travesty.  Jesus taught us to take care of the poor.  That Jesus told the rich man to give up everything he owns, give it all away and follow him.  Must not have been part of his catechism.  His truth faith is Ayn Rand.

Then I saw this ad.  It should run on television and full length.

We cannot go back.  We can only move         

We must rise up and vote.  Ride share and take a friend.  Ohioans  get with it.  They want to stop early voting, well the we will just storm the polls.  Take a friend, family, anyone and go vote.  Tell them that we want our rights back.  Throw the elephants out.  Send the message that we know what we want, and what is good for us.  We decide what we can do with our bodies and our minds.  Tell them that all their money in elections is irrelevant.  Make it clear the BatSh#tCrazy doesn’t get it anymore.

VOTE!! DON’T BE LAZY!! TAKE A FRIEND!! THROW THE RATS TO THE DOGS!!!!!


“I Need You to Vote for Romney and Save America”

I was attending church a week ago and a “friend” called me over and said “I need for you to vote for Romney and save America.”  Now mind you this man knows I am a Democrat, usually vote that way, and think for myself regardless of who I vote for.  Still, I was surprised.  First, I thought it was a joke, but I could see by the look on his face he was quite serious.  Still, believing this was still a joke, my response was: “Vote for Romney……..George Romney.  No wait, he’s dead. Oh what is it I don’t know.”  He did not see the humor in it.

Like four years ago, Republicans in Ohio are  becoming desperate.  I mean desperate.  They have sold their souls to the republican party and RNC.  They are whores for whores.  Like lemmings they recite the loyalty oath to the party and sing the praises of Willard the Rat.  Mittens is the rat.  He has been trained by the republican party to kill the party.  I know it was on its last leg after McCain, but now it is barely breathing.  It is stunning.  The more I see, the more my heart is filled with happiness.

Think of it as road to salvation.  It is how it was presented to me after all in church, God etc.  What better place to plead and pray for Rat votes.  They were telling me that if I donate just $5.00 to “The Rat”  I could begin to pay my way to salvation.  The Rat’s own website states it:  Learn The Truth:  Sign up to receive emails with the truth.  Imagine it, straight from God himself….the truth.  Donate $5.00 and you get more.  Only the more is a surprise.  Even the baby rats the run big Rats’ show don’t know.  Since the Rats all lie it can only be true that this is a lie too.

To prove his faith and hope of salvation, the Rat put out this campaign :

It was never meant to be used as a political platform, but here he is touting how he saved the 2002 Olympics and Salt Lake City, the bastion of Mormonism.  The Rat tells lies, lies and more lies.  What is past comprehending is why people believe him.  It must be the thought of salvation that is too great to resist.  Get your ticket to ride everybody.

I think this is really what he is saying.

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Racism In Pursuit of Victory

 

I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. 

Barry Goldwater, 1964 Republican National Convention at San Francisco, California

Immediately following making that statement in his acceptance speech, he was dismissed as a racist by the entire country.  He lost the election in dramatic fashion .  His own party branded him not only a racist, but a destroyer of the party.  That all changed in that year and in 1965.  He was no longer a racist, but was becoming a hero.

This same party has taken that creed and built up on it.  Goldwater and Nixon are now perceived as moderates now, compared to Reagan, Bush I and Bush II.  They learned their lessons well.  The Republican party has become a party of  usurpers and destroyers.

It was done simple by a stroke of a pen in 1964 and 1965.  It was the beginning of their destruction  and evil.  The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 gave Republicans the “Solid South”.  It once again opened the door to hatred and racism on a scale not seen since the Civil War.  The South was ready and able.  They were outraged that their rights to lynch and call blacks “niggers” was being infringed upon.  The Republicans played their race card, and what was once a Democratic stronghold now turned and became Republicans.

We call it now the “Southern Strategy”.  That phrase is an old Nixon line used by his political  strategist Kevin Phillips. In an interview in a 1970 New York Times article, he touched on its essence:

From now on, the Republicans are never going to get more than 10 to 20 percent of the Negro vote and they don’t need anymore than that… but Republicans would be shortsighted if they weakened enforcement of the Voting Rights Act.  The more Negroes who register as Democrats in the South, the sooner the Negrophobe whites will quit the Democrats and become Republicans. That’s where the votes are.  Without the prodding from the blacks, the whites will backslide into their old comfortable arrangement with the local Democrats.

They sought to polarize ethnic voting in general, and not just to win the white South, but the South was by far the biggest prize.  The Republican party pandered to the Bible Belt, every Sunday go to meeting whites and told them we feel your pain.  The good Baptists of the South joined the new religion.  Republicans candidates began expressing support for states’ rights, a code of opposition to federal enforcement of civil rights for blacks and intervention on their behalf.  This strategy worked for Nixon in 1968 and for Reagan in 1980.

President Lyndon B. Johnson said it best in 1965:

I am signing away the south for 50 years.

It proved to be accurate.  The Democrats have never recovered the vote of the white racists in the South.

This should all sound new and to some familiar.  We have all watched the Republicans since the 2010 election.  Correction since the 2008 election.  They have perfected this strategy and the states with Republican power now, have moved forward the agenda.  Only this time the Republicans include everyone.  Many people in America have been wearing blinders so as not see that it is repeating itself.  It was clear not long President Obama’s election.  The famous line by Senator Mitch McConnell said it all:

The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.

This was and is the priority of the Republican party for 2008-2010 and now 2012.  They have deliberately not legislated.   They have made no  to effort to work on the people’s business. Appropriation bills not passed.   Racism is the religion.  The so-called  Religious Right no longer has any influence.  Their mission is solely  to return blacks and Hispanics  to their slave status, take the voting rights away and to return women to their place of sexual objects.  If you are not white and a man, you will be thrown out.  You have no control over your person and all your rights rescinded.    It is patriotic to be white.  Be proud to be white and American.  That is their message.

They also hope that we will forget.  That we won’t remember the war on women, making voter id laws, heartbeat bills, Governor Vagina and  Dr. Cooch.  They hope that we will be more interested in the Olympics and gold medals to remember how they have violated all of us.  They realize that the only way for Willard “The Rat” Romney to have any chance, is to not allow the majority of voters the right to vote.

There is an email floating around, at least here in Ohio, with parts of a transcript from Michael Richards defense speech in court after making racial comments in his comedy act.

There are African-Americans, Mexican Americans, Asian Americans, Arab Americans etc.  And then there are just Americans.

It is being sent out by Republicans with the last line reading:

Be Proud to Be White and American!

So now if you are African-American, Greek American, Irish American, Jewish American, German American, Italian American, etc. you aren’t white and you are not American.  Imagine it, you are born in America, your heritage is Greek or Irish etc., but you are not American and certainly not white.  Therefore, you have no right to vote.  Enough is enough.

It is time to remember, it is time, especially women, to rise up and show them who has power in this country.  It is time to show so-called white men who has control over their bodies and their country.  Take it back.  Fight.

I am as mad as hell, and I am not going to take it anymore. 

Howard Beale, Network

 

 

 


“Bane”/Romney Conspiracy Maybe

I have been absent for sometime. Graduations, retirements, funerals and illness have had me on the move.  But I have been paying attention.  I am back.

I am particularly struck by the fact that he would include himself in this statement.  You all have read it if not here is part of that quote:

And it’s a lot of brain dead  people.

I guess I should include the entire quote

Anyway, so this evil villain in the new Batman movie is named Bane. And there’s now discussion out there as to whether or not this was purposeful, and whether or not it will influence voters. It’s going to have a lot of people. This movie, the audience is going to be huge, lot of people are going to see the movie. And it’s a lot of brain-dead people, entertainment, the pop culture crowd. And they’re going to hear “Bane” in the movie, and they are going to associate Bain. And the thought is that when they start paying attention to the campaign later in the year, and Obama and the Democrats keep talking about Bain, not Bain Capital, but Bain, Romney and Bain, that these people will think back to the Batman movie –“Oh yeah, I know who that is.” There are some people who think it will work. There are some people think it will work. Others think — “You’re really underestimating the American people who think that will work.”

Does anyone remember the pathetic film “Batman and Robin” from the 90’s?  Bane was there and he was played by Arnold Schwarzenegger!!!!!!!  Next our favorite drunk uncle/addict will be trying to tell us that “Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” was actually about 9/11, despite that Tolkien wrote and published it 50 plus years ago.  We are off to the right-wing so far back that even we don’t know about it  machine.  First, they went way back to create fake birth announcements, then they went way way back to fake autobiographies, and now the epitome of slime——-their most diabolic plot ever——-DC Comics here they come. Rush is clairvoyant, better yet,  hallucinating, because he see things in so many things that the rest of us ignore.  We consider it lunacy.  Limbaugh makes you proud to be Foreign like Obama, because if Limbaugh and Mittler are good Americans I certainly want no part of it.

Let see if we can think of and recommend to Limbaugh other plots against Mittler.  Does anyone know named Adolf?  How about Hitler?  We could look it up in the white pages?  Rudolph!!!  Now there is one Rush should jump on………a reindeer with a bright, shiny, glowing red nose every year flying over America.  God Almighty, a communist reindeer.  All these years we have been reading to our children the story of a communist reindeer that traversed the world allegedly to deliver toys to children, but was that really true?

Where are you Rush, drunk uncle, when we really need you?

 

 


God Save Us From the Good Christians or How I Would Rather Be In Hell If They Are Going To Heaven

I had hoped that this Christianity crap would not go this far, but now these men of “God” have made me mad.  Most of these people  Slicktorum, Newt, Mittens and now Franklin Graham have all been found out for what they are………racists, bigots, sexists and absolutely not christian.

First, I don’t think this bunch of old white, white-haired men [bishops] knew what they were doing when they screamed against contraception.  I don’t think they realized that this went beyond contraception, and played right into the hands of those God-fearing pretenders, and began in earnest the repeal of “Obamacare.”  The bishops didn’t understand then, but they do  now.

But what has made me mad is Slicktorum saying that Freedom of Religion has become Freedom to Worship and they are not the same thing.  Is he really that stupid.  It is a rhetorical question don’t answer.  Did he not know to google religion and discover the definition?  Or simply look the word up in the dictionary.  Religion:  service and worship of God or a divine being.  Slicktorum has it all wrong.  His definition of religious freedom means Catholicism.  Follow the dictates of the church.  As we have seen his church is lacking.  I guess now that includes Protestantism too.  I don’t usually watch “morning joe”, but I did this morning and I was dumbfounded.  This pretender to the throne of a really good man, in one brief interview offended every real christian in the world.  Maybe it was too early for him or what he drank, smoked and a new fangled drug the night before which led him to some drug induced glass eyed definition of a christian.  The man has lost his mind like all good christian republicans.  But I have gone off point and I am on a deadline to get this post done sometime tonight.  Maybe I need a new drug as the old song says.

Now back to what I was going to say before my 65-year-old brain had a momentary lapse…….Slicktorum is telling me/us that his religion or no religion. He is telling us to ignore God, the God we know, and accept his “religion”.  Not God mind you, his “religion.”  Now don’t get me wrong he has every right to belong to his “religion”, but so do I.  But it is God I/you account to, not the religion.  I may belong to the Greek Orthodox Church, but I pray and answer to God.  God is God.

How dare Slicktorum or Graham or Gingrich or Robertson, or Paul or any of them tell me that the God I worship is wrong.  How dare he or them tell me that I am not a good christian.  How dare they tell me that my “religion” is wrong.  How dare they tell me that my worship of God is not freedom of “religion”.  His God isn’t better than my God.  Christianity isn’t bad but there just are some bad people.  Islam isn’t bad, there just are some bad people, and it goes on and on.  It is not freedom of religion, it is freedom from religion.  They have no right to tell me./us theirs is better.

To hear Slicktorum, Graham or the rest of talk, you can just go out and buy your faith right off the shelf.  Not happy with it move on to the next aisle or another department. No special discounts for God.    A special on “religion” today. Can’t you just see it now, God’s Grocery Store. Bag it yourself and take home.    My momma told me about people like this a long time ago.  She told to beware of the “good christian.” They talk a good game, go to church each and every Sunday and pronounce out loud “I am a good christian”, but when they time comes for them to be what they say they are invisible.  Missing.  I just can’t sell my soul to be a “company christian”.  I will not sell my soul.

These religions, be it Catholicism or Protestantism or whatever they call it is a means for them to justify their bigotry, racism, and sexism.  Maybe the Catholic church is against contraception not because it is immoral, but because it means loss of income for the church.  More parishioners, more money.  It can’t be because they care about the health of the woman or her family.   These good Christians seem to forget that God and Jesus were not racist, bigots, sexists. That Jesus loved all mankind without exception.

They don’t seem to know much about that.  So I can do without the holy water induced rhetoric, the holier than I comedy routine.  I will be pleased to be in hell.  I’ll have good company and my dog.  I don’t want to be a good christian.  If they are examples of good Christians than damn I am happy to be bad.

Jesus loves me, yes I know.


How The Bible Was Instrumental in Catholic Bishops Jumping Off Cliff or We Are A Supreme Being Political Action Committee

Well I just can’t resist this.  The Catholic Bishops have truly gone off the deep end or just simply thrown themselves off the cliff.  They are not lemmings, but true leaders following the word of God.  That is what they say.  Trouble with that argument:  nowhere in the Bible is there anything about contraception.  Oh they will quote you Genesis 38:8-10; And Judah said unto Onan , go in unto they brother’s wife and marry her, and raise up see to they brother.  And Onan knew that the seed should not be his; and it came to pass, when he went in unto his brother’s wife, that he spilled it on the ground, lest that he should give seed to his brother. And the thing which he did displeased the Lord: wherefore he slew him also.  This is what they use to justify the ban on contraception.  The death of the poor man.

The truth is, is that there is no passage in the Bible that supports a ban on contraception.  It doesn’t exists.  It is not a proclamation come from God to anyone that calls themselves Christian.  Not even Catholics.  It is a law laid out by the pope, a man who pretends to be God and speaks as one.  He is not God.  All this talk about the sanctity of life, but an ignoring of the living.  It is a church doctrine created by man and not by God.  The pope speaks and all are to follow.  Contraception is immoral so what are they saying?  All Catholics are immoral.  How dare they tell me that I am immoral?  Wait a minute, I am not Catholic, thank God. Shame on Catholics.  The Bishops have taken a position that the only way to save their flock is to deny healthcare to Catholic women and by extension to all women.  They are telling us that women prefer immorality and good healthcare to so-called damnation.  We are evil.

The Bishops have joined that Republican party.  They now work for them.  They read letters against contraception from the pulpit.  That is political speech, partisan political speech.  They have tax-exempt status.  How now can they claim to continue to want no tax.  They should register an extreme Republican political action committee rather than remain a tax exempt religious institution outside the bounds of politics.  They are working for the Republican party.  Part of that dreaded 1% and they love it.

This is a fight for authority over U.S. flock.  Catholics here are supposed to follow their moral authority.  They want to speak for the Church once again.  They have no authority and have lost their clout and standing.  They have no real authority over “Catholic” colleges or university or hospitals.  They are independently owned.  They can have the word “Catholic” removed, but beyond that they have no power.  The use of “Religious liberty” is excuse.  No one is infringing on their right to worship.  No one is taking that right away from them.  Contraception is already included in health insurance as part of their plans.  No one forces you to use it.  Just as if your religious beliefs tell you abortion is wrong, no one forces you to have one.

George Carlin said the following:

Boy, these conservatives are really something, aren’t they? They’re all in favor of the unborn.  They will do anything for the unborn.  But once you’re born, you’re on your own.  Pro-life conservatives are obsessed with the fetus, from conception to nine months. After that, they don’t want to know about you. They don’t want to hear from you.  No nothing. No neo-natal care, no day care, no Head Start, no school lunch, no food stamps, no welfare, no nothing. If you’re pre-born, you’re fine. If you’re pre-school, you’re f$$$ed.

I have noticed that Catholic leaders will froth at the mouth and agitate over hot topics like access to condoms and family planning, but their fervor fails greatly when it comes to the plight of the poor.  There has always been a total disconnect between the church’s concern for life at conception as opposed to life in process.  They ignore and remain silent on their sexual abuse cases.  What is that old line….”People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.”  The Church and the GOP are trying to turn the clock back.  One can only wonder what witches brew Republicans the church are drinking from if they think this is an issue that will win them any major support.

Every woman in the country will see it for what it is, a naked attempt by powerful men to once again gain control over them and their bodies.  Fighting the contraception issue makes the church look once again like it is targeting women.  Presidential candidates in line step with the Bishops.  Santorum came out firing against contraception of any kind.  He might be over compensating for the fact that his wife once lived for many ears with an abortion doctor.

They have all lost their sense of reality.  They long for the old days.  They have forgotten what century they line in.

There is but once solution:   GET THE FLOCK OUT!!!!!!!

 


Republincans Have Admitted That They Can’t Win: They Are Desperate They just Can’t Swallow The Pill

I wrote a post not to long ago saying that Republicans and The Religious Right have lost their minds.  I was wrong.  They have no minds.  As long as the Republicans and the so-called Religious, Evangelical Right confine themselves to social issues in the next election they will lose.  Go down in flames.

John Boehner wants a fight in the House over contraception.  I say let him.  This fight will be the end of the GOP, the next Komen for the Cure.  They have under estimated the pure outrage on the further and continuing attacks on women’s health.  This is not about religion, Catholic or otherwise.  This is about healthcare, women’s healthcare.

Republican presidential candidates have all turned to Jesus.  They all found God to run for office.  And now they say that God, or the Catholic hierarchy will dictate U. S. healthcare policy.  The republicans, the Christian Right claim that President Obama is out of touch.  The truth is that the Vatican that is out of touch with Americans, including their own parishioners.  There has always been a difference between American Catholics and European Catholics.  The Vatican dictates and if you do not follow you can be damned.  No offense to my Catholic friends.  It simply is true that the old european, Roman Catholics are out of touch with their newer members, the Americans.

A 2011 Guttmmacher Institute survey finds that 98% of sexually active Catholic women have used contraceptives.  A February 2012 Public Religion Research Institute poll finds Catholics, by a 58% to 37% margin, agreed with the statement, “All employers should be required to provide their employees with health care plans that cover contraception at no cost.”

This is not the only issue on which the Catholic hierarchy is out of touch.  Catholics disagree with their hierarchy’s handling of sex abuse cases.  They think the practice of not reporting cases to police and transferring, rather than dismissing, offenders is wrong.  Not to mention a crime.  I guess the Vatican is against contraception, so that women can have more children that Catholic priests can sexually abuse.

The 2010 General Social Survey finds Americans nearly evenly split on allowing abortions for any reason. But all religions, including Catholics, overwhelmingly agree women should be given that right if raped, the pregnancy threatens their health, or if the fetus has a serious genetic defect.  A majority of strong Republicans agree women should be allowed to abort under those conditions.

President Kennedy vowed not to let the Vatican dictate his presidency. Neither should President Obama kowtow to the Catholic hierarchy, a hierarchy who doesn’t even listen to it own parishioners.

But all this nonsense over contraception begs the question:  Where is the provision in the healthcare bill for condoms, male enhancement?  If it were included would these pious men be outraged?  Why are they so against anything that is for better healthcare for women?

Bonehead want a fight – any fight – that allows him to sidestep the jobs issue, for which he has no solutions, no easily demagogued line, and a fastly vanishing constituency for the hings he’s said in the past [“Rich people are job creators”].

The Republican party is dead and The Religious Right will hold the funeral.