We Americans find ourselves at the beginning of the end of a presidential election cycle. Historians will look back and note this election as the national election where the Republican Party – or the Grand Old Party (GOP) – ended its run as a national political party.
The following three images are only a few that are flying through cyberspace from computer to computer, in and out of the minds of voters:
The moment the Republican dominated legislature of the Great State of Virginia attempted to pass a law requiring women who want an abortion to have a “trans vaginal ultrasound” prior to the abortion – which, essentially, requires a doctor to shove big stick up into the vaginas of women wanting an abortion (the procedure provides no medical benefit to the woman whatsoever) – those “conservative” morons altered the history of the world.
American women feel that the GOP is waging a war on them, and women are fighting back by turning away from the GOP.
The GOP alienated homosexuals. No big deal: there are not a lot of them.
The GOP alienated Hispanics. No big deal: they are still in the minority and do not affect the crucial “swing states” the GOP must win to unseat Obama.
The GOP alienated educated people. No big deal: they won’t vote Republican anyway, and demonizing educated people – like “scientists” – panders to the barely literate, unwashed, Bible thumping, reactionary mass that is now the Republican base.
When the GOP decided to wage a war against women, you know those back-water, red neck, social conservatives thought “no big deal: wives and daughters will do what they are told and women aren’t that smart anyway.”
Big mistake. Big, big, mistake. The GOP has alienated the key political demographic they need to retake the White House.
The irony is that educated people would not have made that mistake.
Goodbye, GOP. You will never recover from November 2012.
And good riddance. We moderate, educated Republicans need something a little less stupid to represent us.
You can add to the TVU debacle the one about forcing docs to quote untruths about the potential risks (including of breast cancer) for women receiving abortions. Not only are the “facts” only very loosely science based but the MD is at risk of a 7 year jail term if they don’t pass them on.