The Republican Party of the United States of America passed away on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 as a result with a long battle with the Democratic Party. Uneducated, ill-informed, bigots stood by and watched, waiting for God to save their party. Unfortunately God has grown hard-of-hearing and needed the conservatives to whom he was speaking to come a little closer.
The Republican Party was born in 1854 and dominated politics nationally for the period of 1860-1932. Ironically the GOP was founded by anti-slavery activists in 1854. Today not all members of the Republican party are bigots, but if you meet a bigot, you can bet you have found another Republican.
The Republican Party was warned that it needed help. Laura Ingraham, a Republican leader cautioned the members of her own party that the Party was in dire need of aid. She said:
“ If you can’t beat Barack Obama with this record, then shut down the party. Shut it down. Start new, with new people.”
Republican consultant Dan Schnur anticipated the death of the party predicting that Latinos and women could no longer be ignored or insulted if the GOP expected to win. He said:
“ Latinos are much more interested in the economy than in immigration. That may be true. But if voters don’t think that you respect them as human beings, they’re not going to listen to what you have to say about the capital gains tax or start-up loans for small business. …”
“Women, for example, were widely horrified at Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin’s comments about how the “female body” has a way of preventing pregnancy during a “legitimate rape.” Yes, many, many Republicans denounced the comments and urged Akin to get out of the race. But some of them have also pushed for legislation referring to “forcible rape,” instead of just rape. And some want to force women to undergo invasive gynecological procedures before they are permitted to have an abortion. This has offended a wide swath of women, and not just women of child-bearing age. That’s because it’s not an issue of practicality; it’s a question of insulting an entire gender. Does any candidate really believe he can say, oh, all you unmarried pregnant ladies are just a bunch of lying hussies, but why do you care if we think that of you, as long as we are giving you a tax cut?
David Brooks reported that the disease may be fatal when he explained that the Republican Party :
“…appeals to people as potential business owners, but not as parents, neighbors and citizens.”
The remarks of Todd Akin on “legitimate rape” and a woman’s body “shutting that whole thing down” marked the beginning of the end for the Republican Party. There is no cure for this type of disease. Medical science has made huge advances in the treatment of many diseases, but STUPID IS FOREVER.
Here is his actual remark.
As if outraged, Republicans called for the withdrawal of Mr. Akin from Senate race. Top Republican leaders condemned Akin’s remarks saying:
“Throughout our history, whether it’s been our position on birth control, abortion, or equal pay for equal work, Republicans have always stood together with women, listening to their needs and fighting for issues that are are important to them. That is why we were stunned that someone from our own party could have made such insensitive remarks or expressed such uninformed opinions about women.”
Reince Priebus, the Chairman of the National Republican Committee said:
“We apologize for Congressman Akin. And we want the nation’s women to know that they will continue to have no greater ally than the the Republican Party.”
John Cornyn, head of the Senate Republican campaign committee expressly told Akin that if he stayed in the race the $5 million dollars set aside for the Missouri race would be withdrawn.
Mitt Romney, the candidate chosen by the Republican Party as the most worthy to represent their party in the Presidential race called on Akin to withdraw saying:
“As I said yesterday, Todd Akin’s comments were offensive and wrong and he should very seriously consider what course would be in the best interest of our country.”
While Republicans were united in condemning the remarks of Akin, it was hard to ignore the fact that Paul Ryan, the Republican’s Vice Presidential candidate, had co-sponsored a bill with Todd Akin called “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.”
Some thought the Ryan/Akin bill was unnecessary in light of the Hyde Amendment, which already prevents use of federal funds for abortions. However Akin and Ryan felt it important to distinguish between “forcible rape,” and non-forcible rape.
As if the Republican Party fell into a state of dementia before its final demise, the leaders of the Party forgot that they were supposed to be dedicated to creating a more perfect union. Instead, in their desperate struggle for life they ensured their ultimate demise. In an embarrassing and humiliating panic to maintain control of the Senate, the Republican Party reversed its previous position on Todd Akin. The National Republican Senatorial Committee announced:
“As with every Republican Senate candidate, we hope Todd Akin wins in November and we will continue to monitor this race closely in the days ahead.”
Newt Gingrich and Phyllis Schlafly have not only endorsed Akin, but have launched a bus tour on his behalf. Perhaps Newt should take that bus tour to a celestial body where there are no Latinos or women!
The Republilcan Party is survived by Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachmann, “Herb” Cain, Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry, Ann Romney and her five sons, and 18 grandchildren. Pastor Muthee
and Terry Jones will preside over the services.