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How the GOP is Wrong

With all the talk of the RNC in town and Tampa going absolutely nuts over having every hotel in the Metropolitan Statistical Area booked to capacity for a week to hold the upwards of 50,000 people in town, it seems the Republicans have stepped up their crazy talk to the point where I can’t see straight anymore.  Fair warning, rant ahead.

The official party platform now is to “vigorously enforce” the distribution of all pornography.  The largest consumers of porn are religious conservatives, who are in turn more likely to be Republican.  Way to hurt your own party there!

Republicans — or at least one of them — are now claiming that pregnancies our of wedlock are just as bad as pregnancies resulting from rape.  I’m pretty certain the ladies involved would claim otherwise!

Todd Akin — yes, THAT Todd Akin — is now claiming that if an adult homosexual male drinks human breastmilk it will cure the man of homosexuality.  No word yet on if this applies to butch lesbians yet. (Alright, so the story is totally false, but he’s so off the rails that it still sounds like something he would say, doesn’t it?  Thank you FreakyV and Josh for correcting me.)

What the fuck is wrong with these people?  These are the same folks who worked language into the official party line that wants to ban abortion with a constitutional amendment with NO EXCEPTIONS ALLOWED!  And they want to change the definition of rape so that incest and drug-induced scenarios don’t count!

Republicans keep saying that they want to keep Government out of people’s lives, but they keep wanting to invade our bedrooms and control the decisions made by women.

If the GOP as it stands now had it’s way, no woman could decide if she was raped without getting approval from the State.  If she got pregnant, the State could force her to remain pregnant.  They want to take away choice, strip her of her humanity, and turn her and her fetus into State Property.  It is enslavement, but at her expense because they’ll strip her of her recently-obtained healthcare in the process!

I do not understand, with stances such as these, how any woman, husband, brother, father, or son can vote Republican and be able to look any woman in the eye with dignity.  It is disgraceful, this agenda they are pushing.

I love sex.  I love sex with Mrs. AP.  If/When we have other partners, I will love sex with them as well.  I want the freedom to choose to have that sex, and to protect us all while we have that sex, and to photograph it or video-record it as I see fit and to post those images or films as I see fit.  I want to embrace my sexuality and my kinks in all their shining, thrusting, orgasmic glory.

The Republicans want to take that away from you and me; I say we take that power away from them.

Stay SINful, friends.

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10 responses

  1. Isn’t it interesting how a whole group of people apparently seems to be devolving all at once. The crazy medical theories are the most interesting to me – is this really what Americans need to hear?

    Oh, and your comment on pornography reminds me of an old joke – how do you keep a Mormon from drinking all your beer? Bring two mormons along. (Same with the fundamentalist Christians – nice people on their own, but get them in a group of two or more and bah.)

    August 28, 2012 at 10:09 am

    • I’m firmly convinced that the talking heads getting all the media play are further enhancing the worldview that Americans are backwoods idiots. The level of deliberate obtuseness is astounding.

      The joke when I grew up was that you could tell if two Southern Baptists were in the liquor store because they wouldn’t look anywhere but at their own feet. I mean, really, if Jesus drank wine why can’t they have alcohol? I’ve never understood it.

      Stay SINful
      Mr. AP

      August 28, 2012 at 6:47 pm

  2. freakyv

    I do believe the latest about Todd Akin is not true and just made up, not that I support him cause I don’t! In fact I’m tired of seeing his commercials all over my TV now taking about how he misspoke on rape. But I think it would be all over our Missouri news, especially where I live.

    On another note, I just can’t do politics anymore. I see all sides as liars, I am note sure how that will ever change.

    August 28, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    • You would know better than any of us! I’ll adjust the text accordingly, thank you!

      I can’t escape this coverage. Tampa is the focus of the political arena right now. I just wish I could throw some large predators into the mix to make it more fun.

      Stay SINful
      Mr. AP

      August 28, 2012 at 6:49 pm

  3. I agree with everything you’ve said, especially your last statement. I lose respect for people who tell me they are staunch Republican supporters.
    I just can’t understand how they can proclaim themselves to be supporters of rape (and yes, if you want to change legislation to narrow the definition, in my mind you support rape), support women dying from pregnancy complications, support taking away social programs to help the living already here, support criminals carrying guns…and expect me to take a “laissez faire” approach.

    August 28, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    • It’s mind-boggling. Really.

      I self-identify as a Libertarian, and I’ve usually agreed with large parts of both parties agendas, but lately it seems the Republicans have had way too much of the crazy juice and I cannot stand it.

      Stay SINful
      Mr. AP

      August 28, 2012 at 6:50 pm

  4. Josh

    FreakyV is correct about the Akin and breastmilk claim. It’s totally devoid of fact.

    Now to my response. One of the craziest findings I’ve made in the swinging world, at least as it exists in Houston, is how a majority of people exist on the political right of the scale. Not just for the economic issues, but the social issues. Homophobes, racists, church-going, God-fearing, tea party following people who would chastize the same behaviors they were participating in.

    My therapist and my wife independently of one another came to the conclusion that they like the shame aspect of what they are doing. I put some stock into it as well.

    August 28, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    • That’s two for me needing to adjust the statement. I’ll get right on it!

      I can see how the shame factor — especially in in the more conservative portions of the country — would play into it. I lived in Fort Worth for 20 months in 2000 – 2002 before moving to the Houston area; I lived in Alvin for a year and then near Spring for 6 months before leaving Texas to come back to Florida. The dichotomy of the pride over the strip clubs and adult stores contrasting with the over-the-top Christian tele-presence and general conservative attitude was incredible.

      I can’t say that I miss it, but sometimes I still get the urge to go wander around The Galleria for a few hours. Try as they might, none of the malls in Orlando or Tampa can quite compare.

      Stay SINful
      Mr. AP

      August 28, 2012 at 6:57 pm

  5. freakyv

    have you seen this, cracked me up today http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Anc_gP2_QeI&feature=player_embedded#!

    August 30, 2012 at 12:56 am

    • I hadn’t seen that before, but that is great. More women — more people — should stand up like that.

      Stay SINful
      Mr. AP

      August 30, 2012 at 3:32 am

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