Robert Stein 1924-2014

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Friday, February 17, 2012

Passions of the GOP Good Ole Boys

After months of complaints about unseen money men unleashing SuperPAC attack ads under the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, one of them steps forward to show us what we’ve been missing in not hearing directly from them.

Rick Santorum’s backer, born-again billionaire Foster Freiss, shows up on MSNBC to tell Andrea Mitchell his views on the Pill, “Back in my days, they used Bayer Aspirin for contraceptives. The gals put it between their knees and it wasn’t that costly.”

Har-de-har-har!

In a time when GOP candidates and their good-ole-boy backers should put aspirin between their teeth to control babbling about what is right for half of the population whose views none of them represents, women legislators in Washington are walking out on male counterparts dominating Congressional hearings on contraception.

No one expects the GOP final four to button their lips, but the good news is that a scheduled TV debate before Super Tuesday won’t take place because Mitt Romney and Ron Paul have backed out. It may finally have dawned on them that Santorum won his frontrunner status with all that free exposure in umpteen talkathons.

Meanwhile, post-Valentine Day, Romney is in Michigan trying to make voters forget he was against the bailout that led to General Motors’ biggest profit ever by waxing poetic about the landscape:

“I was born and raised here. I love this state. It seems right here. The trees are the right height. I like seeing the lakes. I love the lakes...I love American cars, and long may they rule the world.”

As always, Republicans are channeling their passion into the inanimate rather than people.

1 comment:

John said...

I can't stand it when the trees are the wrong height.