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Friday, September 05, 2014

Meet the New Moderate Friendly People-Oriented Republican Party

At least until they take over the Senate.

What's happened to the Teahad/Biblehumping/Chickenhawk wing of the Republican Party?  The GOP's Impeach Obama Tourette's Syndrome seems to be in remission.  Same with their embarrassing Benghazi tic, where every sentence consisted of a noun, a verb and Benghazi.  Until recently, the GOP was determined to investigate Benghazi — and investigate and keep investigating and then investigate some more — until they finally uncovered that secret e-mail where President Obama and al Qaeda were masterminding every detail of the Benghazi attack.  What happened?

When was the last time the House voted to repeal Obamacare?  Or threatened to shut down the government unless Obama withdraws the Affordable Care Act, dismantles the EPA, resigns from office and commits suicide on national TV?

And now Republicans are even toning down their War on Women.  At least three Republican candidates for the Senate — Thom Tillis, Cory Gardner and Ed Gillespie — have announced that they support women's over-the-counter access to birth control.  Jerry Falwell is turning in his grave!

Thom Tillis told a debate moderator:

“I actually agree with the American Medical Association — we should make contraception more widely available.  I think over-the-counter oral contraception should be available without a prescription. If you do those kinds of things it will actually increase the access and reduce the barriers for having more options for women for contraception.”

Aww shucks, the GOP has really come around.  They're no longer beholden to corporate VIPs and rightwing demagogues; they actually care about regular everyday people.  Isn't this great?!?   I guess it won't matter now if Republicans win the Senate in November.  If they do, they'll work with the President instead of trying to sabotage his every move.  They finally understand that the Affordable Care Act is the law of the land, and they'll do everything in their power to make health insurance available to their constituents.

OK, Charlie Brown:  Lucy will hold the football while you come running in and kick it as hard as you can.  She's promised not to yank it away this time.

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Blogger Jerry Critter said...

Hey! I've got this great bridge for you to buy...CHEAP!

September 5, 2014 at 1:58 PM  
Blogger Life As I Know It Now said...

Gotta try to convince those "moderates" or "independent" voters so now it's time to dial back the crazy. Their still crazy.

September 5, 2014 at 9:22 PM  
Blogger jim marquis said...

I think sometimes we get so frustrated we don't realize we really are making progress in this society. And though I recognize that the new GOP over the counter pill strategy is pandering, I appreciate it because in the end it's a good idea.

September 6, 2014 at 7:53 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Jerry: Oh boy, what a deal! I'll take it!

Life: No matter how much lipstick they slather on, the GOP pig's evil face keeps shining through.

Jim: I guess it's a good sign that the GOP has to pander to the majority in the center instead of their "base" on the Far Right.

September 6, 2014 at 10:24 AM  
Anonymous Jess said...

That whole birth control over the counter seems a good idea, but how do you know which strength contraception to take and who is to stop some crisis of conscience pharmacist from saying later, nope can't give out the slut pills because Jeebus, so back to the drawing board. it's not like going and getting condoms where one does the same thing as the others. Yeah, I am like that turd in the punch bowl with my cynical thoughts.

September 6, 2014 at 12:20 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Jess: These chameleon GOP candidates will probably find a way to be publicly in favor of contraception access and still protect the "rights" of pharmacists to preach and play Jesus.

September 6, 2014 at 8:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Getting Birth control over the counter is a good thing this way they can pay for it themselves.

You would think the Left wing media would jump at this

But what could they say? "You're Lying?"

September 8, 2014 at 8:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

worrying about Birth Control Strength but all on board with Plan B.

September 8, 2014 at 8:13 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Don't worry, Barack Hussein Osama has it covered. He'll levy a special tax on working people which will enable those cheap sluts to get their morning-after pill for free.

September 8, 2014 at 10:43 AM  
Anonymous Jess said...

@Anon. In fact I am so on board with plan B and slut pills and pro choice, I am having a pre emptive abortion in December as a Xmas gift to myself, whether or not I am pregnant, at the abortionplex drive thru where I can also watch a movie and get a popcorn and large beverage of choice. It's amazing all the benefits I will get from the hard working tax payers of America for my Slutty McSlutterton ways. Praise Jeebus fur freedumbz.

September 8, 2014 at 7:17 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Jess: Oh my God, Jesus' worst fears have come to pass :)

September 8, 2014 at 8:20 PM  

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