Thursday, March 31, 2016

Slut Control




Cakes and I watched the Trump town hall last night on MSNBC. Trump and Chris Matthews got into it several times.

About 10 minutes in, I turned to Cakes and said, "Trump sounds like the drunk guy sitting next to you in a bar."

When it was over, we turned the volume down on the TV, we talked about what Trump said about abortion. He claims to be Pro-Life and abortion should be illegal. Matthews said, "if it's illegal, should there be penalties for women who get an illegal abortion, Trump said "Women deserve 'some form of punishment' for abortion.

Matthews asked, Jail? Trump hesitated, "yes". Matthews asked, "What about the doctor? should there be penalties?" Trump, realized he was getting into deep water, began to back off, but he endorsed penalties for doctors, then backed off again, then he backed off on penalties for women and tried to change the subject to the Catholic church's positon on abortion, he questioned Matthews about his Catholic faith, Matthews said, 'yes I'm a Catholic, I look to the church for guidance on moral issues, not the law." Trump pressed Matthews to no avail.

Then Matthews asked Trump if the man involved with the woman getting an abortion should be held responsible as well. Trump said "No."

There you have it. Men are not responsible, not for the pregnancy, not for anything. In short, it's the slut's fault she got pregnant. Guess what? Trump is no different then Cruz or Kasich on abortion, he's just more clumsy or maybe he's more honest. Personally I don't think he cares one way or another, the Pro-Life people are just another reliable voting bloc for Republicans.

When you drill down on the political side of the Pro-Life position, it's really about control of women. The Republican politicians don't really care about abortion, it's an emotional issue that gets them votes.

The Right to Life movement's long term target is contraception. Before Griswold v Connecticut you couldn't buy a condom in New London, Hartford or any other part of the state, know when that was decided? 1965. 

Condoms  used to have "For protection from disease only" printed on them. You know why? So these people could pretend that condoms weren't used for birth control.

Does anyone seriously think that any so called Pro-Life politician in this country with a 15 or 16 year old daughter knocked up by an unacceptable partner wouldn't get his or her little girl an abortion, legal or illegal? If you think they wouldn't, you're na├»ve or as dumb about sex as Bristol Palin. 

Women are 52% of the registered voters in this country and I have no idea why you put up with this nonsense. The majority in this country agree with Roe v Wade, are you going to let a noisy, catered to minority take away a right women and men fought for, for so many years. Whether you like it or not, people have sex, women get pregnant and abortion is going to happen, legally and safely or illegally. It always has.  

You need to vote for your best interests. You need to vote every time there's an election. You need to vote on every level, local, state and national.

Pay attention and vote.


4 comments:

  1. As they used to say in Chicago, vote early and vote often.

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  2. I take heart from a statistic I heard this morning: 47% of registered republican women voters say they wouldn't vote for Trump under any circumstances.

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    1. But they'll vote for Cruz or Kasich or the "savior" Paul Ryan if he parachutes into a brokered convention. All of them as bd or worse on this issue then Trump.

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