Friday, August 22, 2008

I had a little awakening/understanding yesterday while listening to The Stephanie Miller Show on Air America.

Abortion is the political equivalent to medicine's cure for cancer.

If the Republicans are ever able to overturn Roe vs. Wade, they really won't have much to use to mobilize their masses in future elections. The big scary 'A' word will be gone.
I hear you saying it, the next focus would be the gays, but that fight seems like it is a bit too easy. point: Every time an election comes up some state is voting to take away some right, overturn some decision, and shove us back into the dark recesses of a musty closet. Baby step by baby step, they make headway on the gay issue, but reproductive rights stay fairly intact. They don't take a beating every time a voting booth is opened.

I'm meandering all over the place, but my point is that if you take those two topics away, specifically abortion, then the Grand Ole Party has nothing with which to draw the hillbillies of Appalachia down the mountain to flip the switch that keeps them in power.
If you kill the monster in the room, you're left standing in the room alone with no one watching.

That's my 2 cents. Feel free to leave me yours.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I agree, the GOP needs abortion to keep the "moral majority" afraid which keeps them involved and let me add..... It will never cease to amaze me that women cast votes to take away rights for other women. If we were trying to screw with a man's reproductive rights men would not allow it! Women don't support other women. It's ridiculous that many health policies don't cover birth control or pap test but gladly pay for Viagra. With women having at least half the vote it seems odd that more women aren't elected to high positions - politically and otherwise. Weird. bh