Skip to main content

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.

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags

?

More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

grytpype, Sharoney, Mimikatz, Sylv, Trix, Chi, filkertom, jotter, glitterscale, Emerson, jazzizbest, Pescadero Bill, CleverNickName, SanJoseLady, mslat27, rightiswrong, Mnemosyne, Sandy on Signal, Matilda, bookbear, dweb8231, bronte17, kalihikane, annrose, susakinovember, highacidity, mkfarkus, ovals49, fumie, griz4u, Cedwyn, Lilyvt, Texknight, tomephil, dejavu, TexDem, MKS, Damnit Janet, yet another liberal, dwahzon, defluxion10, Catte Nappe, riverlover, Dood Abides, walkshills, zerelda, ybruti, Sembtex, KellyB, tomjones, sawgrass727, Gowrie Gal, Julie Gulden, CPT Doom, Los Diablo, ZZZzzz, Tinfoil Hat, JanetT in MD, chimene, Militarytracy, Alice Venturi, citizenx, dewtx, TigerMom, reflectionsv37, fixxit, Pam from Calif, uato carabau, realcountrymusic, blue jersey mom, SBandini, Shotput8, Rogneid, Ekaterin, Alan Arizona, Jim R, begone, reddbierd, BachFan, detroitmechworks, myboo, Kingsmeg, Mr Bojangles, Clytemnestra, tung sol, hungrycoyote, mr crabby, kestrel9000, KenBee, zesty grapher, Son of a Cat, blueoasis, SherriG, philipmerrill, gpoutney, Libby Shaw, real world chick, el cid, profh, breakingranks, Texdude50, kurt, nannyboz, bstotts, markthshark, cpresley, Thinking Fella, Cronesense, Loudoun County Dem, cobaltbay, Mary Mike, terabytes, bnasley, US Blues, mudslide, SeaTurtle, gchaucer2, CT Hank, uciguy30, GeorgeXVIII, madgranny, skod, JML9999, Ralphdog, Empower Ink, rmonroe, Mighty Ike, sand805, MKinTN, rogerdaddy, mconvente, spacejam, scooter in brooklyn, OleHippieChick, Sixty Something, bill warnick, Involuntary Exile, elwior, Sharon Wraight, Judgment at Nuremberg, TomFromNJ, tofumagoo, royce, pamelabrown, icebergslim, TokenLiberal, Jeff Y, catly, Tam in CA, alnep, mofembot, luckylizard, get the red out, Nica24, shortgirl, maggiejean, MufsMom, J M F, Kansas Born, Glacial Erratic, not a cent, Carol in San Antonio, be the change you seek, Nebraskablue, Zotz, jennylind, CamillesDad1, DefendOurConstitution, followyourbliss, elziax, MKSinSA, papahaha, stevenwag, 57andFemale, Tortmaster, MizKit, Livvy5, schnecke21, collardgreens, BlueOak, Railfan, OrangeMike, roadbear, estreya, cindiloohoo, Orlaine, Crabby Abbey, Polly Syllabic, womankind, gulfgal98, Betty Pinson, ericlewis0, Otteray Scribe, Loose Fur, ZedMont, theKgirls, Onomastic, Jane Lew, Mike08, kerflooey, Hill Jill, I love OCD, StateofEuphoria, spooks51, slowbutsure, sostos, vahana, Mr MadAsHell, BlueJessamine, ardyess, Nicci August, CoExistNow, marleycat, Ace Nelson, thomask, Santa Susanna Kid, floridablue, Calvino Partigiani, Wood Dragon, blue aardvark, stlsophos, DRo, Mentatmark, allergywoman, BlueDragon, livingthedream, Only Needs a Beat, Liberal Granny, anodnhajo, StonyB, angry marmot, Siri, ahumbleopinion, AnnieR, Joieau, a2nite, reginahny, Arahahex, MartyM, pittie70, Buckeye54, sexgenderbody, avsp, arizonablue, PowWowPollock, Kinak, this just in, CalBearMom, live1, Candide08, ForestLake, Dewstino, SheilaKinBrooklyn, leeleedee, Icicle68, Smoh, JKTownsend

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site