The Republicans would have us believe they have our backs. They promote themselves as the ones with the “family values,” and protector of same. They are the Promise Keepers, the fiscally sound Citizens for Responsible Government, and the Chamber of Commerce, aka the “Provider of Jobs” for those who haven’t yet mastered the trickle-down economics theory. They would like us to know that they are the only ones who know the true definition of a life worth living, how much it will cost, and who is entitled to live it. They are looking out for our best interests, unlike the Democratic Party, whose lefty-liberal ways will be the socialist death of America.
In their protection of family values, Republicans want women to know who the boss is. Based on their legislation against women, it’s surely not us. Earlier this year, they invested quite a lot of resources into re-defining the word “rape” so that abortions for victims of rape would be limited to only those who had been “forcibly raped.” So, if you were raped but had been drugged, unaware of or unable to resist a rape, you wouldn’t qualify. If you were the victim of incest, unable to resist the advances of a parent or other relative, you wouldn’t qualify. If you were elderly and unable to fight back, you would not qualify. Why? Because you weren’t really raped. Get over it.
Last February, the Republican controlled House voted to eliminate all federal funding to Planned Parenthood. Don’t want any of “our” money going to fund abortions. Immediately after voting in favor of eliminating federally provided contraception for women, Rep. Dan Burton (R-IN) submitted an amendment to H.R.1 that would provide contraception for wild horses. Honest. I’m not kidding.
In South Dakota, Republicans voted to expand the definition of “justifiable homicide” to include killing someone perceived as a threat to an unborn child. That would include a pregnant woman seeking an abortion and a physician performing one. The bill was ultimately tabled but it’s not gone.
The list goes on and on. And for every act against us, there’s an explanation of why it’s good for us. They’re hypocrites. Liars. Thieves. The Republicans are the ones stealing our liberty and holding us hostage to their black souls.
Liars are hard to abide. Republican policy is bad enough, but when they lie to America about what they’re really doing while simultaneously pretending to be guardian and caretaker of the rest of us regular Joes, it’s really just another form of domestic violence. At least when you’re getting beat up by some asshole, they’ll admit to the fact that they’re beating you. They’ll just give you some crap story about how you made them do it or they’re only doing it because they love you. Republicans will rape you senseless. They’ll ignore the black and blue marks, the crutches, and the casts; in fact, they’ll tell you those things are a figment of your imagination, and then they’ll screw you once again, all the while insisting that it’s love making at its finest.
It's not about the me. It's about the we.