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Maureen Dowd rips the bark off Ryan-Romney and the two-faced Republican party seeking to throw Todd Akin under the bus to enhance their own power (to control women).

Other Republicans are trying to cover up their true identity to get elected. Even as party leaders attempted to lock the crazy uncle in the attic in Missouri, they were doing their own crazy thing down in Tampa, Fla., by reiterating language in their platform calling for a no-exceptions Constitutional amendment outlawing abortion, even in cases of rape, incest and threat to the life of the mother.
The harshest truth-telling is saved for Palin 2.0.
Paul Ryan, who teamed up with Akin in the House to sponsor harsh anti-abortion bills, may look young and hip and new generation, with his iPod full of heavy metal jams and his cute kids. But he’s just a fresh face on a Taliban creed — the evermore antediluvian, anti-women, anti-immigrant, anti-gay conservative core. Amiable in khakis and polo shirts, Ryan is the perfect modern leader to rally medieval Republicans who believe that Adam and Eve cavorted with dinosaurs.
Dowd smartly references Mitt Romney’s embrace of anti-choice godfather ‘Dr.’ John Willke. I guess Alex Castellanos (“How can we be the party of cool and make the generational leap forward when we have these recidivist ideas at the very core of our base?”) took a sick day when the Romney campaign touted Dr. Strangelove as a supporter and surrogate in 2007.

Dowd ends by accurately calling Republicans dangerous liars.

Akin is right in saying this race should be about “who we are as a people.”

It should also be about who they are. They are people who want to be in your life, deep in your life, even when they say they don’t.

Rachel had a great interview with an advocate against personhood. Cristen Hemmins, who was raped, tears into the Republicans who want to steal her self-determination.

Originally posted to TXdem on Tue Aug 21, 2012 at 10:42 PM PDT.

Also republished by Abortion and Pro Choice.

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