When Did Republicans Become So Mean?

February 1, 2012

Today it was announced that the charity Susan G. Komen for a Cure would no longer fund a program with Planned Parenthood that provided free breast screenings that has probably saved thousands of women’s lives. Why? Because Planned Parenthood is under investigation in Congress thanks to anti-choice Republican Cliff Sterns.

How can you put politics over the lives of women? It’s morally reprehensible.

Old time conservatives like Barry Goldwater would have never thought to engage in this debate. He just wanted less government and less taxes. A perfectly valid conservative view.

So when did Republicans become so mean? When the religious right became involved in politics and decided instead of governing, it was their god given right to tell Americans how to morally live their lives. So much for less government!

Here are some other examples of Republican meanness. Santorum doesn’t want to improve the lives of African Americans, Gingrich wants poor kids to clean toilets at school, Paul thinks if your robbed by a black person they can run amazingly fast (I wish some pundit would ask Paul if he has ever been robbed by a black), and Romney isn’t really worried about the poor.

The current crop of Republican candidates is so out of touch with normal Americans, they remind me of the time when the first Bush didn’t know the price of a gallon of milk.

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2 Responses to When Did Republicans Become So Mean?

  1. Jolly RogerNo Gravatar on February 1, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    I have donated to Komen in the past, but they can go to Erick Erickscum for any future donations. I’ll give anything extra to PP.

  2. ToddNo Gravatar on April 10, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    Republicans are not mean. First of all, Susan G. Komen decided not to donate to Planned Parenthood. Susan G. Komen has nothing to do with Republicans. Secondly, Susan G. Komen still funds breast exams, they just give the money to organizations other than Planned Parenthood. This makes perfect sense as Planned Parenthood performs almost NO breast exams. Why is it that since Komen has chosen to give money to PP in the past, they are obligated to continue doing so forever or else they are mean? Seems they should be commended for what they did give, not denigrated for not giving more. And your characterizations of the Republican candidates positions are wildly out of context, except maybe Ron Paul’s.

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