It’s no surprise Republicans have been tripping all over themselves trying to regain relevance in national politics. Their presidential candidates are a short-handed version of the Seven Dwarves; their evict-Obama-at-any-cost hedge on the economy has blown up in their faces; and now with precious little to hold onto, they’ve resurrected the war on women’s reproductive rights, with a little bit of God thrown in.
They’re a lot like the guys in the Viagra commercials: diligently working on favorite hobbies or hanging with like-minded peers, they “know how to get things done”. Women are noticeably absent in these ads, and the only folks excited about experiencing the thrill of the little magic pill are men.
The ladies likely missing because they might not be in the mood, had other plans; or, they may just be running down the street tearing their hair out because it’s a man deciding what he is going to do with a woman’s body, just like the GOP.
In case you missed it, the party once of Lincoln and now Limbaugh kicked things into high gear by seating a panel to testify before Congress about women’s reproductive rights, but with no women represented.
For good measure, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell had a momentary brain freeze when he backed proposed legislation to require pregnant women to have an invasive—and illegal—trans-vaginal ultrasound before being permitted to have an abortion.
Understandably, the women of Virginia mobilized and expressed their displeasure by protesting outside the state capital, and the governor wisely backed down, letting the offending bill waft into the mists shrouding the Shenandoah mountains.
Yet the troublesome national reality remains: Men In Politics are back in the business of deciding for women what is best for their bodies, their reproductive rights, and their religious affiliations.
It’s the GOP rendition of the Father, the Son, and the Holy….you get the idea.
Apparently the uber-conservative right-wing boys and girls GOP glee club didn’t get the memo from the little dust-up the Susan G. Komen Foundation created when they tried to pull funding from Planned Parenthood.
Hell hath no fury like an American woman being fastened into a political chastity belt by male politicians in love with medieval and regressive policies.
The problem with GOP ‘strategy’ is the women of America are the sleeping giant of the electorate and Republicans have effectively kicked them in the teeth all, waking them to a circumstance they will rectify with the power of their vote.
A recent Gallup poll shows that Republican women are in agreement with GOP men on their birth control and right-to-life crusade; the same poll shows that a larger number of Democrats and Independents (combined) oppose it, and dueling Super-Pacs are already drawing their lines in the sand.
Why wait until the election to settle this?
The ladies can bring this conservative charade to a swift end by hitting politicians of the male persuasion right where it counts; in a place sure to get their immediate attention; a spot just below the waist but far enough north of the border to keep him up at night, but not in the ways they expected.
It’s more effective than freezing him out; blunter than the cold shoulder, not as comfortable as getting banished to the couch and more spartan than sleeping outside with the family dog. In fact, it’s worth going to bed angry, and is guaranteed to ignite a lightning quick reversal in any conservative politicians’ political position.
No more sex for him.
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