SENATOR TED CRUZ TRIPLES DOWN ON DEFUNDING PLANNED PARENTHOOD
REPUBLICANS HOT TO TROT IN THE ABORTION WELKOME KAR
If you recall the Republican Debate a couple of weeks ago, you remember the laser-like focus of the 10 (out of 17) candidates on the many issues that top the list of the public’s concerns: the mess in the Middle East, raising the minimum wage, student debt, NSA spying, poverty levels, with a couple of side bars directed towards skyrocketing heroin use and the problem of cops killing unarmed citizens.
Oh. Wait a minute. No, those weren’t the issues that the candidates discussed at their first debate. That was a dream I had that night following the chock-full-of–alternate-reality-solutions debate. According the Republican crowd, the most important issues on the minds of Americans aren’t the economy, the Middle East, income inequality or the $1.2 trillion America’s students are carrying on their backs, it was immigration, abortion, the war on Christianity and something about how often they consulted God in their decision-making process.
Right. And the Republican Clown Car keeps on mowing down Americans as it veers across the country leaving a mystified, non-evangelical, at-least-partly-sane swath of the American public in its wake. But Ted Cruz, that Florida right winger and darling of the Tea Baggers, just announced his
pogrom, sorry, program, for restoring ‘American to Greatness.’ Here are the main features of his nationwide
agenda for making sure that America is forever the land of the free and always the
home of the brave:
1. Defund Planned Parenthood
2. Reverse Same Sex Marriage Laws
3. Defund Planned Parenthood
4. Restore Religious Freedom
5. Defund Planned Parenthood
6. Shut Down the Government
7. Defund Planned Parenthood
8. Restore Judeo-Christian Values in Government
9. Defund Planned Parenthood
10. Recall All State Supreme Court Judges Who Ruled In Favor of Same Sex Marriage
11. Defund Planned Parenthood
12. Spearhead More National Anti-Planned Parenthood Demonstrations
13. Defund Planned Parenthood
So there you have it folks, the platform of one of the leaders of the pack in the crowded Klown Kar that is the Republican vehicle to recapture the White House in 2016. And you know something? Just like the recent Atlantic piece that fantasized about the disaster that would be a Donald Trump Presidency, (Do read it, it’s brilliant! http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/08/the-election-of-donald-trump/401579/ ) in a way I’m almost hoping the Ted Cruz will be our next President. I’m not sure why it is that after thirty years of failed conservative economic and social policies there is still such a large segment of the American electorate who believes that one of these bozos is going to bring some sort of Nirvana-On-The-Potomac to the nation and magically cure all that ails the American scene overnight. Then again, I suppose that it’s all a matter of “faith,” isn’t it. They “believe” just as they believe in God and God’s will, that bringing their faith to American governance is the way to go and, because this is an article of faith for this crowd, rational evidence to the contrary (Kansas, Louisiana, Wisconsin, for example) cannot sway their Bible soaked minds.
Me? I’ve become very fond of Mexico lately having had several wonderful vacations to this land populated by raping, murderous and very Catholic Mexicans who seem to enjoy life despite whatever problems they may face each day and who know that their poor governance is caused by corrupt politicians and not by God’s wrath over same sex marriage and abortion. Frankly, San Miguel d’Allende and Loreto are looking better all the time. Have a good day!
BTW: If you think I’m making this Ted Cruz stuff up, take a look at this:
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