Grand Theocratic Party May End Up Converting Theists to Atheists

I will no longer be referring to the GOP as such.  Grand?  Not.  Old?  Maybe.  Party?  Sweater vests.  I rest my case. 


From now on, I will only be calling them the Grand Theocratic Party, or GTP.  Their wars against science and women are well documented.  Many Atheists have become so due to their interest in and education on science.  The conflicts between the two are also well, if not over, covered. 


The past two years have seen a Conservative revival in local and federal lawmakers' brash attack on women's reproductive health and rights.  They have their day in the sun, and they are making the most of it.  Not to legislate their way out of economic disasters, and certainly not to propose any real reform.  Nope, they go after a much easier target - their female constituents and their unwanted fetuses. 


They are an easy target because people loathe the idea of a tiny life never getting a chance.  Of course, none of us like that idea.  Unfortunately, we live in the real world where people get pregnant for all sorts of reasons.  Some of those are heinous, others just unfortunate.  Some are irresponsible.  Regardless, it is up to the potential mother to make that choice.  She has to live with it, not the lawmakers. 


All of this brings me to my premise.  Many of these women realize that this is a religious issue.  Many more will come to see this.  I suspect they will have a hard time squaring the circle.  Indeed, many women who are on the fence may join our side. 


It has been reported today that GTP lawmakers in VA approved their controversial mandatory ultrasound bill.  It is expected that the Governor will sign the legislature.  I invited Huffington Post commenters (primarily women) on to come to the Reason Rally.  I promised they would be amongst people who support them 100%. 

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Comment by matthew greenberg on February 29, 2012 at 1:26pm

last night's Daily Show featured a spot about local legislatures.  this is a big part of the problem.  just about anyone can get elected to these small governing bodies.  it showed a mother/son who are both elected officials, the son being just 20 years old.  he was proposing legislation that would revoke a law that called for mandatory half hour breaks for workers.  his claim - "everyone knows that you get a break, we don't need laws for that stuff."  from the mouths of babes. 


this is what has become of local/state legislatures.  completely unqualified dipshits get elected b/c no one is paying attention.  people go to the ballot box and pull one lever - Dem or Rep.  they don't know who is running and why.  at the higher level they are becoming quite sophisticated at disguising their bills as something they are not, and have found ways to chip at the corners of the Constitution. 


as for the GTP, they are beyond hope at this point.  it is a religious organization, nothing less.  what i've seen from them recently goes so far beyond what i thought possible that i'm having a hard time comprehending it.  AND, it's all visible.  their ties to religion are so obvious that it would be ridiculous to deny it.  at least Santorum doesn't.  this McDonnell guy is a Theocrat through and through, yet he's the front runner for the VP nod???  i guess that's what hillbilly America wants.

Comment by Loren Miller on February 29, 2012 at 12:49pm

That Bob McDonnell character is a piece of work ... so much so that the Rachel Maddow video posted with that blog deserves a spot here:

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I look at what the Garrulous Obnoxious Party is doing these days, at the unabashed reactionary positions they are taking and I am truly astonished at what they are attempting to do with the United States government and people.  What is truly scary is that there are people who actually LISTEN to dips like McDonnell and support his position.

Is 1:48 in the afternoon too early to grab a drink?!?

Comment by matthew greenberg on February 29, 2012 at 11:48am

ahh, the smoking gun...


this is today's GTP.



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