Republicans Say the Darndest Things

Juan Gonzalez


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Republicans have always been known for their right winged ideologies, but recently they have become infamous for their idiotic comments. It all became too much to ignore in August 2012 when on the campaign trail, Todd Akin uttered his cringe inducing take on abortion. He stated that “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”

A few months after Akin apologized and subsequently removed himself from the race, Richard Mourdock, the Indiana state Treasurer stated that “The only exception I have to have an abortion is in that case of the life of the mother. I just struggled with it myself for a long time but I came to realize: Life is that gift from God that I think even if life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.”  

After several comments just like those mentioned above, Republicans were thought to be starting a “war on women.” Haven’t they always had a war on women going on? Based off of their political stances and the bills they have attempted to pass, aren’t they at war with well over half of the population? There seems to be one connecting issue between the two of those statements listed above. The issue being that: they aren’t women. How can we elect individuals to preserve/create our laws if not all of us are accounted for?

How many times must a republican make an idiotic comment like those listed above before we realize that they don’t know what is good for over half of the population? If one isn’t white, rich, straight and a man, how can a heterosexual, rich, older white male know what’s good for them? Oh that’s right, they don’t and they can’t. Sexist comments like those above were just the tip of the iceberg, and recently they have been quoted taking stances on immigration, marriage and many other issues which plague our nation. Why are they still talking? Haven’t they realized that the more they open their mouths the more mentally unbalanced they seem?

If republicans want to rid themselves of negativity from comments by members of their own party, then what can they do? They can change some of their views, on anything. Times have changed, and so must their ideologies. It is no longer the Stone Age.  Marriage isn’t just for heterosexual couples anymore. Women are/if not already the majority are quickly becoming it, so why must they still suffer from inequality? Why must they continue to be told how to handle pregnancies by older white men? And wasn’t immigration welcomed with open arms at one point in time?

Why is it that the public was reminded of their idiocy only after a few republicans made some snarky and idiotic comments? Haven’t they always had those outdated ideologies?  This is merely pointing out the idiot republicans but there is certainty that the democrats have said some poop-tastic stuff. However, Republicans have said the bulk of idiotic comments these days. To end on a light note, here are the words of a great woman: Sweet Brown. “Ain’t nobody got time for that.”