Pro-Life Candidates Get Biggest Message From Campaign

So it’s over.  50% of the country is celebrating and the other 50% is trying to figure out what the hell happened.  Let the campaign analysis begin.  Mittens lost.  Did Obama out campaign him?  Did his own party blow it for him?  Was it Sandy’s fault?  Christie’s fault?  The flag pin’s fault?  My fault?  Mitt was so close.  He was never close really.  I guess it depends who you ask and who you want to believe.

The one thing we can all agree on as a nation is the whole campaign system is broken. The good news is it goes well with our broken economy.  Kinda like the shoes matching the belt.   The reality is it isn’t changing anytime soon.  So here is my big take-away from this whole thing.

A very strong and direct message was sent to the Pro-Life Movement yesterday.  Now that this election is over, I feel like I can lay it all out here.  See, we all know what Akin said.   I think he never really believed that the female body had a way of “shutting the whole thing down” when it came to pregnancy.  I believe extreme Pro-Life candidates like Aiken who said OUTRAGEOUS things about women’s reproductive systems were really saying, “I am pro-life in all cases even rape and incest.”  They just didn’t have the real guts to lay it out so concretely.

Instead of just saying that, they knew that it would be highly unpopular with moderate Americans.  So they started tap dancing to try to cover-up these extreme views.  In fact, there was more tap dancing around this than the talent portion of the Miss Glitter Pageant of Toddlers and Tiaras.  The more they danced the worse it got.  By that time you had statements like Akin’s and Mourdock’s who had just justify pregnancy somehow so they blamed God or excuse me, said pregnancy from rape was what “God intended”.

What once was a movement that seemed unstoppable, the Pro-Life movement, suddenly came to an abrupt stop or at the very least hit an enormous speed bump.  It wasn’t that people reacted to how stupid these statements were and didn’t vote for these candidates.  That conclusion is far too simplistic. I believe there was also a reaction to the intent of the statement – the statement being abortion in all circumstances, even in times of incest and rape was unacceptable.  The American people stopped this type of candidate.  To be perfectly clear, I’m not saying the American people all became pro-choice and everyone now has a Planned Parenthood bumper sticker on their car, but they certainly sent a strong message that pro-life in all circumstances regardless of how the pregnancy occurred did not appeal to them.

As I sit in KS, or as Fox News abbreviated it last night – KA – the hub of Pro-Life extremism, I sit satisfied that what used to be the unstoppable Pro-Life movement finally received a strong message from their own party.  There are limits.  The American voter has limits.  Abortion in all circumstances is not something the American people ultimately believe in.  Abortion in times of rape and incest and in times when the mother’s life is at risk is something the American people find acceptable.  Akin’s loss was more about his intention behind his stupid statement and not just based on his statement alone.

Time will tell if the GOP will take this message to heart and really try to change things before 2016.  I have some ideas about changing the whole campaign  system.  For example – the primaries?  That process sucks if you are the running against an incumbent.  Lengthening the presidential term.  Four years isn’t enough.  Look at how long FDR had to get us out of the Great Depression.    Don’t get me started on the Electoral College.   Somebody in charge of this stuff give me a ring if you want some ideas.

In the meantime, the campaign is over….now what?  Ping-pong anyone?

About these ads

I challenge Akin and Mourdock on their BS Pro-Life Stance

Here we go again.  Another Republican candidate spouting off about what God intended about abortion.

Richard Mourdock from Indiana said this last night,  “The only exception I have to have an abortion is in the case of the life of the mother,” said Mourdock, the Tea Party-backed state treasurer. “I struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize life is that gift from God. I think that even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.”

I’ve stopped beating my head against the wall long enough to write this.  Another day, another Republican telling me what God intended.  So, let’s face it guys, and I can call you all guys since it’s been guys who make all these extreme and wacky statements about abortion, God was a little wishy-washy about when life begins in the Bible – see previous posts.  Some say God defined life at conception and others say God defined life at the moment of birth.  Until the Big G shows up and tell us, the verdict is still out on this one.

Now I know most pro-life Republicans put conditions on the pro-life stance – abortion is only o.k. in times when the life of the mother is at risk.  Simple question..why?  If God intended that life begins at conception as you claim and life is a gift from God, why wouldn’t it also be  God’s intention to take the life of the mother at that point?  Is it, because you may lose some voters by saying in all cases even the case when the life of the mother is at risk? I don’t recall God calling this exception out in the Bible anywhere.  If you are so bold as to claim you know what God intended as far as abortion and when life begins then show me proof where it says, “except in cases where the mother’s life is at risk.”  I dare you.

Second, God interpreters also known as Republicans, who is to say that God didn’t intentionally put doctors on this earth to perform safe abortions?  When a heart surgeon performs a successful heart surgery we comment about how the skills are a “gift from God”.  Who is to say that God didn’t grant us the intelligence to perfect this procedure.  Abortion has been around for hundreds of years.  Many women died trying to get an illegal abortion.  Maybe it is God’s will?

Third, if you are so concerned about the life of the mother and you outlaw abortion, what happens when women start dying again from having illegal abortions?  What about the life of the mother then?  Just because you outlaw abortion does not mean they will stop.  We all know that abortions can be performed with a procedure termed as a “medical abortion”.  No people this is NOT the same as the morning after pill.  These pills can be obtained by some shady sites on the internet.  What’s to stop women from ordering this unregulated pills from the internet and performing illegal abortions in the privacy of their own home without a doctor’s supervision?  Women will die.  Mark my words.  If the life of women comes before all else all in this Republican pro-life debate, what about in this scenario?  Will safe abortions become legal again if there are enough deaths resulting from illegal abortions?

Oh and by the way, one thing God was crystal freaking clear on was adultery -

Exodus 20:14 “You shall not commit adultery.”

Deuteronomy 22:22 “If a man is found sleeping with another man’s wife, both the man who slept with her and the woman must die.

Leviticus 20:10 “If a man commits adultery with another man’s wife–with the wife of his neighbor–both the adulterer and the adulteress must be put to death.

I think this applies to people like Newt Gingrich and if memory serves he was campaigning for Akin.  If we are so sure of God’s intent, let’s not forget this one.  Akin, why are you o.k. with an endorsement from Gingrich if you and other extreme Pro-Life Republicans are so sure of God’s intent?  Is it just selective following of God’s intent?

Oh well, silly me.  I guess I’m just not as religious as you guys.

Akin says McCaskill isn’t “ladylike”

Congressman Akin,

Leave it to you dust off a phrase that women rarely hear these days.

“I think we have a very clear path to victory, and apparently Claire McCaskill thinks we do, too, because she was very aggressive at the debate, which was quite different than it was when she ran against Jim Talent,” Akin said. “She had a confidence and was much more ladylike (in 2006), but in the debate on Friday she came out swinging, and I think that’s because she feels threatened.”

Lucky for you, I am a lady and I pride myself on ladylike behavior. If I wasn’t such a lady I would have no problem pointing out how insulting comments like this are towards your opponent. I would probably say thank goodness McCaskill is going to kick your ass in a very “manlike” way in the upcoming election. That is of course if I wasn’t such a lady.
If I wasn’t such a pillar of womanhood, I would tell you that comments like the one aimed at McCaskill and the other one where you qualified rape make you seem like a sexist pig.
One thing I will point out in the most virtuous way possible for me to maintain my ladylike demeanor is that maybe McCaskill wouldn’t come out swinging so hard if there wasn’t so much to swing at. It’s amazing to me that McCaskill can contain herself as much as she does when she is running a campaign against a man who would be perfect for an election if it were held in 1812 instead of 2012.
The fact that you have made it this far in politics with this type of mentality about women is beyond me and most ladies that I know. (I can type all of this while still keeping my ankles crossed and not showing too much cleavage during the day.)
May your defeat be swift and leave a mark on all GOP who believe like you. I think you are going to be delivered a very unladylike message in November and I can’t wait to watch that happen.
Yours in ladylikeness,
Aimee

Unofficial Breakout Sessions for the RNC

It turns out there have been a list of breakout sessions added to the Republican National Convention.  Even though the convention is packed full with such hot names like Mike Huckabee, Jeb Bush and Chris Christie.  If you have time to pull yourself away from the main stage, you may want to check out these breakout sessions.

1A  9:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Topic:  Signs from God

Speaker:  God

Summary

Are you overwhelmed from so many signs from God that it is hard to tell what is and what isn’t a sign from God these days?  We will use Todd Akin as our prime example.  His sign from God is he stays in the race.  Everyone hating his comments is a sign he should go.  Which is it?  God will tell us himself.  The suspense is killing us!  Come to this half an hour session on how to tell when you are really getting a message from the big guy upstairs and when it’s just nothing.  Use this as a sign and come to this session.

 

2A  9:00-10:00 a.m.

Topic: Campaign commercials

Speaker:  Kirk Cameron

Summary

Can’t seem to film the campaign commercial that sticks with your voters?  Need help coming across more ?authentic” in your TV commercials?  Film and television veteran Kirk Cameron will join us and help you with:

  • Leaning against a farm fence with one knee up.
  • Sitting down to a family picnic under an oak tree.
  • Gathering the grandchildren up on your lap as you read them a book.
  • Putting your arm around your wife for the last camera pose.
  • How to say, “I’m (insert name) and I approve this message.”

You will have people believing in no time that you are really farming the land every day and that your life in Washington is something you can only tolerate until you can be back out there on your acreage plowing the God-given land on your John Deer.

3A  9:30-10:00 a.m.

Topic:  Walking on water

Speaker:  Kevin Yoder

Summary

Come out poolside and see if you really are a gift from God.  Join Congressman Kevin Yoder as you strip down to what God originally gave you and see if you can walk on water.  Those who can’t prepare to get a little wet.  Bring a towel.  No cameras please.

Afternoon Sessions

1B  1:00-2:00 p.m.

Topic: Balancing the Budget Extreme Couponing Style

Speaker:  The Extreme Coupon Ladies

Summary

Come see the ladies from Extreme Couponing and find out how they manage their household on cat food, Hot Pockets and tissues.  Take the lessons they have learned and apply them to your state and federal programs.  Every lawmaker will receive a 3-ring binder, laminated sheets and a calculator!

 

2B  1:30-2:00 p.m.

Topic:  Christianity:  American Jews and Muslims really are just Christians

Summary

In order for prayer to be accepted in all areas of our government, we need to start by accepted that Jesus Christ is God.  Jews and Muslims believe in God, therefore, everyone is really Christian!  Join us as we explore this further and understand that inside we really are all the same, meaning we really are all Christian.  Trust us when we say it makes total sense to us!

3B 2:30-close

Founding Fathers Party

Get your party on!  Since we reference the Founding Fathers so much in justifying what we do, come dressed as your favorite one.  (I know we all look like John Adams, but everyone can’t all come dressed like him.  Mix it up people!)

 

 

 

Omaha News & World Report

Local, National, & World News; Expert Reviews, Biased Commentary, Raw Polls, & Random Musings

JimmyCsays

At the juncture of journalism and daily life in Kansas City (and sometimes elsewhere)

MediaKC

A blog about Kansas City media, news, social media and more

ndfutravels

Just another WordPress.com site

Ray Ferrer - Emotion on Canvas

** OFFICIAL Site of Artist Ray Ferrer **

pleasantly eccentric

one woman's thoughts on everything

SOB WIRED

one woman's thoughts on everything

Tony's Kansas City

one woman's thoughts on everything

free2beinamerica

Freedom isn't free

The Independent Political Website ~ Plain & Simple Politics

Trend.Shook.co

Shook. Community powered.

20 Pounds Of Headlines

A Political Blog

The Apollo Ledger

Delphi was a dope smoker.

Book Group of One

Too cranky for the real thing

Cris Molina

Hello friend!

Life V 2.0

At the intersection of feminism, motherhood, and life.

NewsFeed

Breaking news and updates from Time.com. News pictures, video, Twitter trends.

Highest Form of Whit

Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit, but the highest form of intelligence: welcome to the Highest Form of Whit

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,123 other followers

%d bloggers like this: