Paradoxes surround us in our daily life. We see celebrities who are famous only for being celebrities, carbonated drinks that are a major cause of weight gain are labelled “Diet” and obese men who can barely lumber are named “Rush”.
The “pro-life” label that the Republican Party hangs on itself does have an asterisk next to it.
WE REPUBLICANS ARE PRO-LIFE* AND PROUD OF IT!
*Life must be in the womb to qualify for protection, all life outside of wombs are subject to deprivation of housing, education, food, a future, retirement, health care, voting rights, control over their own bodies, death from dangerous products, death from assault weapons, death from war, death from execution, death from toxic pollution, death from climate change caused disasters and death from being trampled at Black Friday sales.
The Right Wing is gutturally vocal about how committed they are in the right to life for all people except those who are born which is an interesting dividing line.
It’s fair to wonder if they were able to get a Personhood bill passed, which would declare that the minute a sperm shacked up with an egg, they become a person legally entitled to Constitutional rights, if they would aggressively campaign for the right of fetuses to be armed.
Think of the huge market that would open up for the gun manufacturers, allowing fetuses to carry concealed weapons. One can imagine the arguments for that, “They would need them for self-defense in case of a womb invasion robbery, in case they need them to protect themselves from their governing body becoming totalitarian and if an abortionist tries to abort them, say hello to my little friend!”
The GOP claims to be the party of law and order while fighting for the right of terrorists and the mentally ill people to buy semi-automatics at gun shows without a background check. Some would call this hypocrisy but Republican marketing guru Frank Luntz might come up with a snappy, focus group tested phrase for it like, “Freedumb”.
The results of a poll that came out today shed some light on today’s Republican party:
(M)ost Americans (57%) believe Democrats are mainstream, while a majority (53%) also sees Republicans as too extreme. This is the first time a CNN poll found most Americans considering either party too extreme.
It’s one thing for voters to think you’re wrong; it’s worse when they think you’re radical.
Poor majority-of-Americans, they just don’t understand the complexity of Republican principles, if only the Republicans could defy the will of the people and put their policies into place, the people could finally have their voice heard…
…and unlike the unbalanced in America, disarmed.