By David Glenn Cox
Whenever I see the Republicans attempting to accomplish a political goal, I think of Road Runner cartoons. Wile E. Coyote has a plan and he’s online with Acme.com. But you already know his chances of success are dim and doubtful, destined to become a painful injury, yet they persevere. They are on their heels and forced to put up or shut up. If they get what they say that they want, it will destroy them all and their little dog too.
The Anti-abortion hustle has been one of the most lucrative scams out there. Grandmas always got twenty bucks to save the little babies. The church can always pass the plate around the room, one more time for the little babies! Always volunteers for the crisis center to save the little babies or prayers for the prayer circle to pray for the little babies. But in actuality, they don’t give a shit about babies. They only give a shit about getting twenty bucks from grandma.
Wind them up, stand back, and tell them to give you money. It was too easy a pickins for a Republican candidate for Congress. Not to show up at the First Baptist Antioch Rock, Grace, divine sacred church to share his personal views on Roe. V. Wade. Mark Twain said, “Religion began when the first con man met the first sucker.” Now, throw in an aspiring politician into that mix and see what you get!
For years, Republicans could easily run against abortion, because they weren’t actually going to do anything about it. But print pamphlets and hold meetings in the church basement. The sincere with their sincerely held beliefs, that their magic book has all the answers. And is preferable to all the answers provided in all the other magic books, in all the world! Therefore, by virtue of you being an apostate. We will dictate the laws of this state, through the interpretation of our magic book.
Reproductive freedom involves such a narrow slice of the population. It rarely affects children or people over forty. Yet they all are free to voice their opinion. I don’t want my tax money going to cancer research, it’s against God’s holy ordinance! But their arguments are specious, both Biblical and political.
In the good old days, they didn’t name the baby for the first few days, in case something unfortunate happened. They might could use a good name like that again sometime down the road. The cemeteries were filled with children and not bearing a child was unthinkable. Someone had to milk the cows and feed the chickens, and help with the chores. My generation was the first TV remote control but the generation in front of me, ran away from the farm.
It’s a near perfect slice of the population to persecute. Young and powerless, with millions of individual circumstances, ruled by one iron law. Buried in the subtext of their holy scroll is the message that pleasure is bad. Pleasure outside of marriage is bad. And who administers marriage? Why we do, of course! And pleasure outside the church is a sin and any product of that sin is holy and sacred. You can still be a mother to your little half-brother or sister. God want’s it that way!
Just another theater of war against the poor. The Republican message says the poor are poor, because they deserve it. They’re lazy and don’t work and have no morals. They could pull themselves up be their bootstraps if they tried, but they won’t! Ergo, it will do know good to try and help them with social programs, when they’re just no good from birth. The myth of Abortion as birth control because they are of low moral character.
They don’t know what they are doing, but God touched me on the shoulder and told me to start this ministry. And now, I’m putting the touch on you. As long as the flights are operating to Canada and Mexico, abortion will never be illegal for the affluent. Poor women, the young and the powerless, will be forced into the shadows and forced to take risks or take their own life. Trying to satiate the Psalm singers, headed for a better world picking the pockets of the poor, with the enthusiasm of wholesome do gooder goodness.
Never mind JFK Jr. looks who else is back from the grave! It’s Mike Pence, highest ranking Twump official not to go along with the insurrection. And for that crime, he was excommunicated from the Temple of Twump. But he’s back, salivating over the Party of God’s anticipated, big victory. And this is his big moment to take his poll numbers up from zero to the upper reaches of five percent. He was smart enough not to get suckered in by Twump, but not smart enough to realize that this is the end of the road.
Within weeks of overturning Roe, Republicans will start receiving phone calls from their bankers about overdrafts. Grandma can put her money away now. Republicans will just have to find a new issue to moralize about. And they will find one, but it won’t work nearly as well. The preacher will wonder, why no one showed up for the prayer circle.
In an effort to appease the penny stinkers, Twump appointed ideologs to the extreme court. Doing this was a “break glass in case of emergency” moment. By doing this, the court will do away with Roe Vs. Wade and the unborn will do away with the Republican Party, by starting a war the Republicans can’t win. Can’t win today and they can’t win tomorrow.
Bring your hi-tech jobs to Texas or Mississippi, where our people are poor and badly educated. Our social programs are cruel, and our healthcare is a joke! Our laws are based on biblically inspired text with a definite pro-business grift advantage. Sure, the power flickers and goes out sometimes, and it might be years before you get your day in court, but we have low taxes.
If the extreme court overturns established law with Flintstones Fables, it’s Katie bar the door. The Republicans will find themselves unfunded, while the opposition is energized. While the Abortion issue is wildly popular inside the Republican Party, their views are wildly unpopular outside the Party in the general public. They will have created and set loose the monster, which will tear them all apart.
“Mark my word, if and when these preachers get control of the [Republican] party, and they’re sure trying to do so, it’s going to be a terrible damn problem. Frankly, these people frighten me. Politics and governing demand compromise. But these Christians believe they are acting in the name of God, so they can’t and won’t compromise. I know, I’ve tried to deal with them.” ― Barry Goldwater