Who can imagine how many politically well-informed viewers practically fell out of their chairs when Mitt Romney blithely stated that one of America’s concerns regarding Afghanistan and pretty much the entire Islamic world is women’s rights?
What? Is this the same Mitt Romney who just as blithely told Mike Huckabee on Fox News that he fully supports a personhood amendment and would work to repeal women’s reproductive rights?
Is this the same Mitt Romney who chose Paul Ryan, one of the most socially conservative House members in America, a man who also pushed a personhood bill and was complicit in the conservative attempt in the House to redefine rape?
Mitt Romney is soft-peddling his real agenda for women in America, and it’s an old Christian fundamentalist rabbit trick: Tell those ignorant of your true intentions one thing and then, once you’ve got them where you want them, change your tune.
I’ve long lived in the South, and we have had plenty of trouble from Christian fundamentalist wackazoids here in North Texas. We’ve had to put up with them “advocating” for education as candidates for the Texas State Board of Education, and then watched as they pulled-off their sheep’s clothing to reveal the rabid radicals they really are. We’ve seen then push abstinence policies that have been proven not to work on children who really do need to know the intersection where sexual behavior and health meet. We’ve seen them push for “charter schools” so they can then “re-educate” children into the Bible thumper model.
And Mitt, although Christian fundamentalists would be loath to accept that he’s one of them, is indeed one of them. And he and his partner, Paul Ryan, need to be stopped before they gain the power to push women’s rights, and the rights of all of us, back to the 1950s.
Funny, eh? I posted a comment on Facebook: VOTE RAW MONEY 1952!!!! It got a lot of laughs because everyone can see right through that flim-flam man.
Recently, one pundit put women’s rights in an economic perspective conservatives couldn’t miss unless they were closing their eyes: If Roe v Wade is overturned by a purposely packed U. S. Supreme Court, because 55 percent of all American breadwinners happen to be women, the economic effect of a repeal would be a probable collapse of the American economy.
In other words, Roe v Wade is settled law. It’s over, fundies. Go home. Nobody wants you nosing into our business.
Yeah, the Robo Mitt was really on his game last night during the debate, wasn’t he? He knows he’s losing the American female because the American female is on to him and his agenda, and so he’s suddenly all about women’s rights in the Islamic world. It would be nice if he wasn’t practically a member of the American branch of the Taliban, but we can’t always get what we want.
Romney’s mimic performance during a debate about foreign affairs in 2012 essentially abandoned all his statements designed to get the right on his side. Now that the right has no choice, the right has to go along to get along. Is that the kind of leadership we want? A man who’ll say anything to get elected? Really?
Some people simply want power too badly to get it.