I’m going to presume that everyone is by now familiar with the Akin nonsense. Stunningly, both Phyllas Schlafly and Bryan Fischer from the AFA had refrained from commenting until now. There’s many terrible things in that article, but by far the worst is this gem at the end:
Fischer lamented that “everybody is gang tackling Todd Akin.” “You talk about a forcible situation, you talk about somebody being a victim of forcible assault, that would be Todd Akin,” Fischer maintained.
So, just to be clear, what Bryan Fischer is saying that, while nobody has said that rape isn’t bad (although marital rape doesn’t apparently exist) one kind of rape that is way worse than ‘forcible rape’, or ‘legitimate rape’ or ‘fraudulent rape to get abortion money’ is the kind that is currently happening to Todd Akin. So yes, again, to be clear, figurative rape = worse than rape rape. Also, the term is gangbanging.
Results of the Colorado Caucus [Denver Post]
So Rick Santorum (go google it now, just to keep the pageviews up) has just won three states in one night. Including, not too surprisingly, Colorado. I say not surprisingly, even though Romney won here four years ago, and received the endorsement of many of Colorado’s more prominent Republican party members, including the Denver Post. And yes, that reads correctly. So if Romney was so heavily favored, how did he lose so decisively?
The answer is simple: Romney is very heavily favored, but only by the establishment, the surrounding millionaires, and the wealthy republicans who make up the majority of their party’s financial assets. However, the past four years have not been particularly kind to the public image of insanely wealthy venture capitalists. This is why the counties that Romney was able to win either had substantial Mormon populations or were in the Denver metro area.
In the areas Santorum won, he had two major advantages over Romney going into the campaign. The first is that Colorado has always been particularly distrustful of the political establishment; and Colorado natives frequently exhibit this trait in their voting. The second is that rural Colorado, particularly the flat parts, is populated heavily by Christian zealots and meth nazis. These are two groups that are obviously all up in Santorum’s camp. Remember, this is the state that tried to make it totally cool to discriminate against gays for any reason.
Well, since our congress of buffoons, currently holding at a 9% approval rating (somewhere between Charles Manson and colon cancer) is going to change the debate from ‘solving the debt crisis’ to ‘figuring out how to untrigger a trigger without appearing like a bunch of useless old queefs.’ I’m just kidding, as clearly the House is not concerned with appearing useless, to do otherwise would require entirely too much work. I enjoy how Republicans try to cast blame on the dems for rejecting the recent Boehner endorsed plan, which had half as much deficit reduction as outlined by the committee’s goals and the least amount of additional revenue proposed yet. From what I know of negotiation, which is admittedly not that much, this is the opposite route to reaching a successful agreement; which is usually achieved through both sides gradually making their demands more reasonable and appealing to the other side. Instead, Republicans seem to think that negotiation work best when one side continuously rejects every plan the other makes, while simultaneously making their plan more and more unappealing to the other side out of the hopes that they will agree to it out of lack of testicular fortitude in the face of looming deadlines. Which will hopefully continue to not work out for them.
Anyways, here is a New York Times article with a few good takeaways. First, from Rep Jeb Hensarling of Texas “As a nation,” he said, “I am not sure how long we have to put America on a sustainable path.” To which I can only give the common sense answer of ‘only so long as we want to America to be sustained.’ Far more revealing, and disgusting, was this pair of comments. An anonymous democrat exclaimed ” “We made a reasonable offer and got nothing in return. We got naked in the room. Republicans are standing there in overcoats, hats and gloves and are toasty warm.” Meanwhile, an aide to Republican Rep Toomey said “We showed some leg. The Democrats want us to get completely naked.” That said, I will now suppose that the only thing with a lower approval rating than our current congress would be our current congress naked.