Thursday, March 1, 2012

Off the Rails

The Republican Party seems hell bent on committing suicide.  Let's examine the events of the last few days.  Presidential candidate Rick Santorum blows up the U.S. Constitution deriding the separation of church and state.  Rush Limbaugh calls a college co-ed a slut and a whore for wanting birth control included in President Obama's health care plan.  And then there's Crazy Joe Arpaio, the Sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona declaring their needs to be a criminal investigation into the President's birth certificate.

Republicans want to roll back the clock to the 1950's.  It's a time when prayer was still part of the daily rituals of public school, there was no female birth control and black people knew their place.  There are a lot of things that were great about life in the 50's, but we were also a nation coming to grips with segregation, a nation that refused to allow entry by women to the top levels of corporate America and a nation where religious intolerance, especially against non-Christians, was mind-numbing.

Government has no role in the life of its citizens as a morale arbiter.  Rick and Rush may think it does but I beg to differ.  But then Joe and Rush are comfortable in their bigotry in 2012 just as if it were 1952.  I know one thing, I'd love to be Sandra Fluke's attorney.  Ole' Rush is going to end up writing a big fat check to the Georgetown student after putting his big fat foot in his big fat mouth.

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