A day in the life of the GOP. And American women.

Over on TPM, Evan McMorris-Santoro sums up the day on which the GOP decided it was time to time-travel back at least sixty years, and drag us all along with them for the trip.

Today. That day was today:

There you have it: modern women being told by Republicans that they’re not qualified to talk about their own sexual health, are dressed like “whores” and probably need birth control because they’re so slutty. And this is just in one day.

For details, click here. But hold on tight, because that time machine moves fast.

And here you were worrying that I was being over optimistic in yesterday’s post. Tch.


  1. It suddenly dawns on me that the GOP represents some sort of perverse group of Benjamin Buttons, who physically age forward in time, even as their mentality continues to regress in time. Think about it: a bunch of mainly old white men, living in the 21st Century, trying deperately to take America back to the mid-20th Century, confused and befuddled as to why so many people object to their characterizations of women and minorities, but hell-bent on pursuing a return to traditional intolerance, ignorance, and bigotry. If Charles Dickens had written it, people would have claimed he was writing fantasy.

  2. corkingiron

     /  February 16, 2012

    Arghhh. They are determined to roll back the women’s movement’s hard-fought gains. Perhaps they think its the only part of the Obama coalition they can fracture – and that’s sadly not an impossibility.

    Next up, Affirmative Action and Equal Pay for Equal Work.

    I hope I’m in a more cheerful frame of mind tomorrow. Fighting old fights is just fnckin’ depressing.

  3. Ash Can

     /  February 16, 2012

    I’m thinking that, at this point, anyone who votes GOP who isn’t an affluent white heterosexual male should probably look into codependency counseling.

  4. SWNC

     /  February 17, 2012

    Wow. It’s like they’ve completely forgotten that women can vote.

    On the bright side, it seems like Obama is rapidly sewing up the crazy radical fringe constituency of People Who Like Sex But Don’t Want 14 Kids.

  5. dmf

     /  February 17, 2012

    on the pessimism/optimism question it seems to me that liberals are making the same mistake that free-market-economists do in assuming that people will make rational choices that don’t go against their long-term self-interests, history is of course full of counter examples but perhaps my reliance on such examples is another bit of blind faith.

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