Ox-y-mo-ron: A figure of speech in which incongruous or contradictory terms appear side by side. [e.g., Gay Republican; Republican Women].
I apologize for not being vocal of late. Frankly, I’ve been on vacation taking a break from the political world (at least in the writing sense). But I’m back now, and I’m pretty pissed off. As you might guess, I’m pretty pissed off at the GOP. But that’s not all I’m pissed off about. I’m also pissed off about their myopic foot soldiers. What set me off is the latest Scott Brown ad…yet another foray into the blatant lies that the GOP continues to spread. In his most recent ad, little Scotty has declared himself a FOW (Friend of Women) by declaring himself not only pro-choice, but also in favor of equality for women. As Joan Rivers would say: Can we talk?
His assertions are utter bullshit. Scott Brown is pro-choice? Yeah. That’s why he co-sponsored the Blunt Amendment, which gives employers the right to deny women health care services based on their religious or moral beliefs. If Scott Brown were truly pro-choice, he’d stay away from such legislation. His pro-choice assertion would be an outright lie if he simply voted for it. But ladies, he co-sponsored it. That’s a whole new level of lying. And, by the way, give me a break: On its face, the premise of this legislation is plain STUPID. Really? We’re going to allow employers to deny women health care services because they might have a moral ground to do so? How about because Corporations will find any way they can to screw people out of coverage because they are simply GREEDY. As for Brown’s assertion that he believes in equality for women? Yeah. That’s why he voted against the Fair Pay Act. In fact, every single member of the GOP – including the women — voted against the Fair Pay Act. That means we can continue to earn 77 cents for every dollar earned by a man for the same job. I do not need to continue to beat the drum over Scott Brown’s outright lies. Emily’s list has done a complete fact check on the ad. Does that sound like equality to you? Sure. If you’re seriously stupid or purely delusional, like these women.
So, it’s not just the esteemed elected members of the GOP who are pissing me off. No sir. It’s these dumbass women. There’s even a Facebook page called Women for Scott Brown. (You can bet I visited this page and let them have it with both barrels.) WTF are they thinking? However, it’s not just about Scott Brown, although the fact that he is a lying sack of shit is what set this whole firestorm off. I have recently been visually assaulted with Women for Mitt Romney stickers on the backs of cars. Do these women go out there and research Romney’s positions on women’s issues? They are out there. Or are they just drinking the Kool Aid? His views on women have changed radically since he was Governor of Massachusetts. He knows he’s running out of opportunities to win the presidency, so his desperation has moved him completely to the right of logic. He is no friend of women on any level. The legislation proposed and voted upon by the entirety of the GOP proves that not a single member is a friend of women. Here’s a copy of the report that proves it.
Ladies, let’s look at this logically for a minute: Okay, say you’re about 70 years old. You’re probably retired, so paycheck equality isn’t an issue. Abortion or birth control isn’t an issue. What I don’t understand is how you can sell other women out like that! Frankly, men would never sell each other out like that. Beyond that, however, the GOP’s position on Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security does directly affect you…unless, of course, you’re a member of the one percent. My first oxymoron is Women Republicans. Danger, Will Robinson!
Now, for my second oxymoron: Gay Republicans. With all due respect to my Republican LGBT brethren (aka, The Log Cabin Republicans, GOProud, or whatever), I fully agree with Barney Frank that they are a pack of Uncle Toms. What is it that they don’t “get” about the GOP position on LGBT Americans? Are they all in that much denial? I don’t give a shit about “shared values.” The GOP is anti-gay. Period. They don’t support same-sex marriage. They want to repeal the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. They don’t think gays should adopt. They are continuously grouping us in with pedophiles and those who commit incest. Hell, they don’t even support the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) which, in my mind, is another oxymoron. Nobody should be fired from their jobs simply for who they are. Nobody should lose their jobs unless there is a performance issue. Here we are in 2012, and it’s still legal to fire someone in 36 states simply for being gay (or for being a gay supporter). I’m pretty sure that none of these “Gay Republicans” have any self respect. In fact, I’ll bet that they are self loathing. If they are thinking that the GOP is going to change, I want some of what they’re smoking. This particular crop of Republicans is not going to change. No way, no how. For all those oxymoronic LGBT Republican Americans out there, here’s what using your brain looks like. If you haven’t seen it, watching a gay veteran hand Mitt Romney his ass is a thing of beauty:
This gentleman was undecided until he asked Mitt Romney about LGBT rights and got his answer. As soon as he found out that Mitt Romney wasn’t interested in entertaining equality, his mind was made up. That doesn’t make him a one-issue voter. That makes him intelligent enough to know that the GOP isn’t going to do a damned thing for he and his partner. And in case you need to see a little more, here’s a video of your candidate thanking Tony Perkins and the Family Research Council, a known anti-LGBT hate group, for its leadership.
For the record, this little video was made for the bigoted attendees of the Values Voter Summit, which is nothing more than a gathering of hate groups that spend several days indulging in gay, women, Islam, Black and immigrant bashing.
I will admit that the 2012 election has me in a quandary. I’m certainly not excited about giving Barack Obama a second term for various reasons but, as a lesbian, I’m sure as hell not going to vote GOP. I am 58 years old, and I’ve never voted Republican. I can say with all certainty that I never will. I had considered voting for Jill Stein as recently as three weeks ago, but it’s clear that the Green Party has no chance at the present time. So, I’m back to voting for Obama again because I absolutely refuse to do anything that might throw the election to the GOP.
Writer’s Note: There is a movement afoot on Facebook calling for a boycott of the 2012 election. As of this writing, there are 528 members of this group. I encourage as many readers as possible to go to that page and tell them that they are asshats. Aside from women or LGBT Americans voting for the GOP, I can’t think of a more stupid move than failing to exercise your Constitutional right to vote. It makes no sense, and it will have absolutely no impact whatsoever. Someone is going to win come November. The idea here is to keep the Mitt Romney out of the White House, keep the Senate in Democratic control, and retake the House. Then we can go about the task of rebuilding our political system from the ground up with true progressives because, ultimately, that is what has to happen.