Friday, April 08, 2011

Shutdown Coming

So, the government's going to shut down because anti-choice nuts are freaking out over the funding of Planned Parenthood. I'm guessing that this isn't what people had in mind when they threw the Dems out. But, rest assured, that's what you were gonna get.

On the plus side, though, the Republicans appear to be living up to every negative stereotype that you could possibly think of them. Not only are they basically working as the footsoldiers for plutonomy and working hard to screw over everybody who makes less than 500k a year, but they're having a gigantic tantrum because people dare to have a different opinion on an issue that motivates their base. They're doing no better at improving the lot of the country than the Dems did; in fact, they're objectively and unmistakeably worse, just as everybody would have expected.

That's probably going to help Obama and the Dems in 2012—assuming they don't compromise themselves into oblivion between now and then. Poor comfort for all the people who are going to get screwed over by this prospective shutdown. But at least everybody knows the score.


  1. the interesting thing about "anti-choice nuts" are they are as much against advocating birth control as they are against abortion.

    it makes me wonder: if life begins at conception, why not prevent "murder" by making contraceptives ubiquitous and guilt free

  2. I actually touched on that afterwards in my next post, but you know the answer as well as I do. It's not about "murder". It never was. It's about a vision of society where women stay in their Man's home, cook their Man's meals, raise their Man's children, and do their Man's bidding.

    Contraception is one of the foundation-stones of modern women's ability to choose their own path in life. Conservatives absolute LOATHE that.