Friday, February 18, 2011

The Culture Wars are Alive and Well

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to strip Planned Parenthood of all federal funding for any purpose whatsoever. That means no funding to Planned Parenthood health centers for birth control, lifesaving cancer screenings, HIV testing, and other essential care. Every woman in this country should be outraged at these ongoing attempts by the GOP to put women back to where conservative males think they belong; barefoot, pregnant and property. This seems to have begun with that ridiculous Stupak Amendment in the health care bill, and it's been open season on womens rights ever since. I thought the Republicans were elected to create jobs in November? They've been in power for over two months, but not one job bill has been proposed. However, anti-women bills are coming out on virtually a daily basis. I thought the teabaggers were only worried about fiscal responsibility?! A couple weeks ago, Rachel Maddow had Michael Steele on her show and she pointed out this new class of Republicans seems to have pulled out the culture wars playbook. He scoffed at the very notion as ridiculous. Really Michael, was it? Or were you just using another page out of the right wing distraction book, of just lie and deny?
Looks to me like she nailed it.

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