So, the Right’s War on Women continues unabated. And the Republican Party continues to ignore the fact that somehow a bunch of crazy people have ended up representing their party. The latest misogynist wingnut to step up to the plate is Mike Kelly, a former used car salesman, representing Pennsylvania in the House.
Wait… somebody looked at a used car salesman and went “Yeah! That’s the guy I want representing my interests in government.” Then again, we’re talking Tea Party morons here, they could nominate a street light and it would be brighter than the constituents it represents. Of course, you could argue that it’s a step up for Kelly – from the least trusted profession in America, to the second-least trusted profession in America.
So, just what has gotten Kelly’s knickers in a twist? Well, yesterday was the 1st of August. That’s the day from which private insurers must include birth control coverage in their plans without charging a co-pay, per requirements in the Affordable Care Act. That’s right, now women have access to what is essentially free birth control.
Which has Kelly – who probably doesn’t have a uterus and has never given birth in his life – spitting fire. Unfortunately, this moron forgot to engage his brain before speaking:
I know in your mind, you can think of the times America was attacked. One is Dec. 7, that’s Pearl Harbor Day. The other is Sept. 11, and that’s the day the terrorists attacked. I want you to remember Aug. 1, 2012, the attack on our religious freedom. That is a day that will live in infamy, along with those other dates. Today is the day religious freedom died in America.
Because allowing women access to contraception is as bad as 3,000 people dying in a terrorist attack. Or a military attack on your country.
And why is it so bad?
Because he – and other idiots like Kelly – want to impose his medieval beliefs on the population as a whole. I’ve got one message for idiots like Kelly – if you’re anti contraception, don’t use it. Don’t let your wife and daughter use it. But you do not have a say in what women choose to do with their own bodies and what they do for their own health and well being.
And for you to use the deaths of the people at Pearl Harbor, or on 9/11 as some weird analogy for your backwoods beliefs, makes you the worst kind of human being. I for one hope that your voters – especially the women – realise they elected a dribbling misogynistic moron of the worst kind and come the next election, they send you back to your used car lot.
Just as an aside, I had a look through Kelly’s voting record in the House. There’s some interesting ones there:
- Abolishing Federal Financing of Presidential Election Campaigns – voted FOR
- Extension of Various Patriot Act Provisions – voted FOR
- Reducing Federal Funding of the US Institute of Peace – voted FOR
- Prohibits Funds for the Gainful Employment Rule – voted FOR
- Suspends Cross State Air Pollution Rule – voted FOR
- Removing Troops from Afghanistan – voted AGAINST
- Prohibiting Use of Federal Funds For Planned Parenthood – voted FOR
- Prohibiting the Use of Federal Funds for NASCAR Sponsorships – voted AGAINST
I just want to pause here for a moment, because my mind is boggling.
The law prohibiting the use of Federal funds for Planned Parenthood was passed 240 – 185. The law prohibiting the use of Federal funds, so that inbred beer-swilling rednecks can watch cars go around in a circle was rejected by 281 – 148.
In other words, more American legislators think it’s more important to have cars going around in a circle, than it is for women to have a say with what happens with their bodies.
But you’d be a liar and communist to say the religious right-wing fuckheads were waging a war on the fairer sex.