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I try not to be terribly partisan. I think there are some interesting Republican politicians with good ideas, and I think there are a whole bunch of Democrat hacks who are completely entrenched in th broken process and out of touch with the American people. It's why I don't have party affiliation.

But sometimes there are these moments of sheer idiocy where it's like...man. Only a Republican.

This is not to say that Republicans are idiots. It's to say that there are certain brands of idiocy that are distinctive to some members of certain ideological groups.

Take statements made this week by Rep. John Boehner of Ohio, the House Minority leader. When discussing the economic stimulus plan proposed by President Obama, Mr. Boehner remarked, "$200 million for contraceptives — how is this going to fix an ailing economy?"

I am not making this shit up.

Now, even if you want to assume that Mr. Boehner isn't familiar with the Congressional Budget Committee's 2007 findings that funding for more comprehensive contraception options would offer a net savings at the federal level of $500 million, you still have to ask yourself...

What fucking planet does this man live on?

Apparently not this one, where having and raising a baby is a rather expensive proposition, prohibitively so for people who already can't afford reliable contraception, or people who have lost their jobs and/or home and/or savings.

But really, we know what planet Mr. Boehner lives on. He lives on Planet Stereotypical Conservative Republican Guy. It's a very special planet where anything that happens to a precious unborn child after it emerges from the womb is of no interest or importance to anyone.

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girliebacchanal
Jan. 30th, 2009 04:37 am (UTC)
Ugh. Just ugh.