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Weekly Breakdown: A crisis of legitimacy

• Missouri Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin caused a whirlwind when he conditioned certain rapes as “legitimate”, and referring to conception in those cases, further explained that “the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” Outrage across the political spectrum followed, with most Republicans calling for Akin to drop out from the race. He refused, explaining, “This was a simple mix-up. I’m reading a complete history of the world, and only recently reached the 1600s. Heck, I still haven’t heard what happens to those damn witches in Salem! Don’t spoil it for me!”

• Democrats quickly pounced on the gaffe, attempting to associate the offensive words with the Republican party at large. Word leaked that they were transitioning their convention to emphasize their party’s very pro-abortion stance. With some worried that they may come off as extreme in the other direction, DNC spokeswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz in a private meeting assured her fellow party members that would not be the case. “We’re not gonna talk about President Obama’s opposition on the Born-Alive Infants Act or our support for Partial Birth abortion. We’re only gonna bring up the less extreme aspects of our pro-abortion position. You know, the legitimate baby killing.”

• Network coverage of the Republican convention has been scheduled to miss Ann Romney’s speech. I’m not sure if this has something to do with the “War on Women” or if it’s Ann Romney finding another way to avoid “ever working a day in her life”. Maybe it’s related to “the glass ceiling” or “paycheck fairness”.  Whatever the ultimate cause, I’m certain it involves some asinine political slogan.

• Speaking of the war on women, the Obama campaign released an ad of supposedly lifelong Republican women who were changing their vote to Obama based on the “extreme” positions Republicans have taken lately. Upon further review, it turned out that one of the women in the ad has been a registered Democrat since 2006, and that her Facebook likes included Obamacare and Bernie Sanders. Saying she is a lifelong Republican is like saying Barack Obama is a lifelong American.

“…oh come on people, I’m kidding, lighten up,” said Mitt Romney.

• The Justice Department was found to be actively recruiting dwarfs, schizophrenics, and the intellectually disabled. When reached for comment, Attorney General Eric Holder defensively responded, “They told me to do it.” When asked who “they” were, he went on, “The voices. You don’t hear them? And we need the dwarfs to fight the witches.”

• The Mars rover Curiosity shot some rocks with a laser beam, which leads to the question… are we purposefully trying to provoke the Martians at this point? Rumor has it that President Obama is trying to incite an inter-planetary war, hoping it’ll cause the country to rally around him and he’ll coast to re-election. Seriously, I heard that from one of the Justice Department’s newly hired lawyers.

• On Wall Street, the Dow Jones dropped almost a percent this week. Market observer Todd Akin said it was not a “legitimate” cause for concern, as the stock market “has ways to try to shut that whole thing down” before a market panic sets in.

Obstructionist Democrats block Republican attempt to ban eugenics

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“Eugenics is the self-direction of human evolution”: Logo from the Second International Eugenics Congress, 1921 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It’s tough to keep track of how many times nearly everyone in America believes an action to be clearly morally wrong, but Democrats’ strongly held philosophy of limited government forces them to vote on principle against that action being outlawed. No, I’m kidding, that only ever happens with abortion.  As reported by The Hill:

The House on Thursday rejected a Republican bill that would impose fines and prison terms on doctors who perform abortions for the sole purpose of controlling the gender of the child, a practice known as sex-selective abortion.

The Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA), H.R. 3541, was defeated in a 246-168 vote. While that’s a clear majority of the House, Republicans called up the bill under a suspension of House rules, which limits debate and requires a two-thirds majority vote to pass. In this case, it would have required more support from Democrats.

Representative Sheila Jackson Lee said of the bill:

“This bill is a direct intrusion into the relationship between patient and physician.”

Yes, the bill is an intrusion. In the same way as laws against organ harvesting are intrusive. So are any of the countless healthcare regulations guiding many of the interactions between patient and doctor or heavily influencing that interaction via “draconian” regulations on insurance companies.

Ms. Jackson Lee then states that the Democrats believe sex-selective abortions are inhumane. But in taking this position, the Democrats are a bunch of intellectual grapes caught between a rock and a hard place. As Representative Trent Franks, who put forward the legislation, observes: Read more…

Forgotten Wars

Nuclear bomb detonates at the end of episode 4.

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

When the Democrats and their media allies exploited last year’s tragedy in Tucson to non sequitur into a lecture on civility, liberals made countless calls for the end of martial rhetoric in political discourse.  It looks like that ceasefire has ended, as Dems have been firebombing the electorate with exhortations of a Republican “War on Women”, riding like Paul Revere yelling “The Republicans are coming… for your contraception!”  Having heard the battle horn sounded, and been preemptively attacked, I’d like to highlight five other “Wars” that the Liberal/Democrat/Media evil axis has given minimal attention.  Put ’em in the crosshairs, so to speak.

1. War on Christians
Boy, that Arab Spring sure was exciting.  Ruthless dictators were overthrown basically on the strength of social media alone.  Didn’t Mubarak step down due to bullying tweets sent his way by coffeehouse protestors?  Not sure I’m remembering that correctly.  Either way, I assume freedom and democracy-for-all took his place.  What’s that? Christians are now being oppressed across the Middle East?  Coptic Christians in Egypt are being forced to flee from their homes, or worse, murdered?  Why is this getting less attention than Mitt Romney’s dog’s motion sickness in the 1980s?

2. War on Parental Choice and Poor Children

We’ve covered Obama’s disregard for the graduation rates of poor, black children previously.  Nationwide, Democrats act as mercenaries for the teacher unions, conducting a war against parental choice of where their kids are allowed to go to school.

3. War on the Wealthy
I wouldn’t shed any tears for high earners if they had to pay a few more percentage points in income tax.  While I will be offended from the perspective that it would increase government power and thus make the economy less efficient, that’s not what really gets me either.  No, I’m most bothered that we’re $16 trillion in debt, and the president’s strategy is to ratchet up the envy, targeting our greatest generators of wealth, who are already responsible for over half of all tax revenues.  As if the rest of the electorate is a victim of their forced generosity. The meager revenue the “Buffett Rule” would generate is farcical ($4.76 billion yearly) when compared to our deficit.  But also ponder that the Dem’s solution to the nation’s horribly mismanaged finances is to take more money from those who historically have managed it well, and give it to the clowns who made us broke… and also to give some to clowns.

4. War on Budgeting
Speaking of mismanaged finances, the Democrats have not fulfilled their legal obligation to pass a budget in 3 years.  As a matter of fact, just this week Democratic Senator Kent Conrad proposed a budget… and got embarrassed by the majority leader in his own party.  This War on Budgeting has to stop!

5. War on Fetuses

In the United States, 1.2 million fetuses are killed every year, 3300 a day. Democrats have also conducted a war on language as they perpetuate the lie that abortion is a “choice” necessary for women’s empowerment.

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