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31 August 2012
You gotta love the Republicans. To paraphrase Henry Higgins, "they are so deliciously low."
But I just loved this photo. The obvious response to this is "yes you did!" I don't think this was quite the message that the convention intended to convey.
I loved The Daily Show's Samantha Bee, interviewing conventioneers about the Republican Platform, which states that life begins at conception and that no exception in the case of rape or incest will be allowed.
She asked a handful of delegates how they felt about it, and they all said they believed it completely. Then she said that Romney had said he would allow exceptions for rape and incest and asked how they felt about that. The answers were so beautiful, I just had to transcribe them. Remember, these are delegates being interviewed about the republican platform and all of whom state unequivocally that they believe life begins at conception and there should be no exceptions.
...unless you're gay and want to marry, or have been raped and want an abortion...
This is the party of hypocrisy.
And did you see how many people (including a FOX News reporter, of all people!) pointed out the lies in Ryan's acceptance speech.
(For complate answers to all of these charges, check this page. You can also find it on Huffington Post, and a host of other links, including Sally Kohn of FOX news who describes Ryan's speech in three words: Dazzling, Deceiving, Distracting, and added that it was "an apparent attempt to set the world record for the greatest number of blatant lies," )
But I am becoming superstitious. I was so involved in
the 2008 election, read everything, listened to everything. But I come from a long
line of losing candidates and I'm so afraid that I'm going to believe all the negative
things about the Romney/Ryan ticket and confidently assume Obama will sweep effortlessly
back into office. I'm afraid to believe. I no longer have the audacity to
hope. I want to send in an absentee ballot and then crawl into a cave and come out
after the votes are counted.
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