The GOP tells us that this is a watershed election. I agree, but not for the reasons they say. This isn’t about whether or not we’re going to switch to vouchers for Medicare or what the Medicaid budget is going to be. This is about whether we’re going to continue down the Republican path to the Dark Ages.
To their shame, the GOP has let extremists take over their party at the state and national level. The question on November 6 is whether we’re going to let the crazies take over our country.
I grew up believing that some things were settled in our society — that evolution was established science, that Keynesianism was established economics. But now the GOP presents laughable, long-discredited science and economics as the truth.
With 435 congressional districts, we’re going to get people like Todd “Legitimate Rape” Akin. But fringe people like him should not be elevated to the Senate. And they definitely shouldn’t become Vice President, but Paul Ryan and Todd Akin are Tweedledee and Tweedledum on social issues. Ryan is a little more careful about what he says in public, but their views and votes are the same.
We are outraged about the Taliban shooting of 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai in Pakistan because she defended the right of girls to go to school. We rightly think the Taliban are sick barbarians. But if Ryan and Akin had their way, we’d have 14-year-old rape and incest victims dying from illegal abortions. That is every bit as sick and barbaric.
I voted for Bush 43 in 2004 and McCain in 2008 because I was afraid of the radical Muslims. I’m still a registered Republican, but I’m voting for Obama because I’m afraid of the radical Christians. I want to defeat the Christian Taliban here at home.