Repugnant. While there are many other words to describe the GOP side of the aisle these days, REPUGNANT best defines their actions of late.
From coming up with state ordered rape, to pontificating that contraceptives are bad because they allow people to use their dirty giblets for fun, to lambasting college aspirants as snobs, to deigning to decide anything about what a women can do with her body, the Republicans are on a roll.
Their march to set us back 100 years on social issues is simply stunning. It's honestly not hard to imagine a backroom in the Capitol Building where GOPers are cutting out scarlet A's as I type.
We have cadres of men deciding the reproductive fate and rights of women. We have governors who admit they haven't even read the bills headed to their desks, have no idea what is a transvaginal ultrasound, or even that one exists.
And the college thing? Jesus, don't even get me started on that one from Rick Santorum, who attended THREE colleges. And all those politicians on his side who are agreeing with him? The majority of them hold degrees from those "indoctrination mills," many of them having gone on to obtain Masters and Doctorates.
I swear if there were a degree program for Bullshit and Hypocrisy, they'd ALL graduate magna cum laude. (Oops! Rick! Did you see that has the word CUM in it???? Hurry, run to a microphone and add "thinly veiled elitist pornography" to the list of why college is BAD.)
Now comes the distinguished asshat from Wisconsin, Sen. Glenn Grothman (R), who has proposed a bill in which single parenthood is akin to child abuse.
I'm serious. You cannot make this shit up.
From the bill: “In promoting those campaigns and materials, the [Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board] shall emphasize nonmarital parenthood as a contributing factor to child abuse and neglect.”
Again, you have got to be shitting me.
How much Leave It To Beaver did these guys watch?
All these children are being abused?
Give me a break. For all intents, I have single parented the majority of the time we have had children. Ask my daughters if they have been neglected or abused. If anything, I have offered myself up to be neglected and abused so as to guarantee they never felt neglected or abused by our circumstances. (Psst, Rick - there's that "cum" again hidden in another word. Those Websters are sneaky rat bastards.)
Single parenting is hard work. Hell, any parenting is hard work. Done right, it is the hardest work there is. But to do it on your own - regardless of how you came to it? - DAMNED HARD.
And single parents take pride in their children, their children's accomplishments, the sacrifices they have to make to insure their children still have security, comfort, opportunities for extracurricular activities.
Are there single parents who abuse or neglect their children? Absolutely. Just as their are married parents who do the same.
I simply do not understand this steady walk backwards the Republicans are doing. Yes, there is playing to the conservative religious base (in which there ARE plenty of single parents - but let's not get hung up on FACTS), but it's more than that. It's become pathological. This need to infect my life with their white man worldview in which anyone who doesn't wear a cross is bad; in which every poor person is responsible for being out of work; in which every hungry child should get a job as a janitor; in which smaller government is the ideal (so it can fit up my kootch, I guess); in which their motto ought to be "If You're Not Like Me, Fuck Off And Die (without healthcare)"
Glenn, single parenthood is none of your goddamned business. But let's at least be honest, shall we? Like your equally fair skinned, thin skinned brethren, you are aiming at welfare moms. You know, those nasty creatures who dare to procreate and have more nasty creatures.
You people think in generalizations - you continualy prove that's truly all you are capable of. No nuanced thought, no rationale, no intellectual curiosity behind the things you say, write and propose.
Abortion? Lifestyle convenience (like we have Pampered Chefesque parties where we hop up on the kitchen island and get cleaned out with a hand blender). Contraception? Swingers and whores. Single parent? Slut and welfare rat.
I have news for you - the election is coming and all we whores, sluts, and abortion partiers will be voting.
Against your Repugnant, backwards, wetbrained, bigoted, illmannered, ignorant asses.
Yes, that's right. We will be aborting YOU. Someone get the hand blender ready.