As we approach Nov. 6 I think it’s time to reflect, and look at some of our leaders and pundits on the air waves today.
First, consider Rush Limbaugh’s vile attack on Sandra Fluke, a student at Georgetown University and former head of Georgetown Law Students for Reproductive Justice. Then Todd Akin trying to “legalize rape” and make a distinction based on how violent a rape could be–“forcible rape”. He even proposed legislation, co-sponsored by Paul Ryan, the Republican VP candidate, with regard to forcible rape. Could someone please tell me how rape is not forcible and exactly what is a legal rape?
There are plenty more atrocities in the past, but let’s just focus on a couple of the most recent insanities–by Ann Coulter (political pundit) and Richard Murdock (Tea Party candidate for Senate in Indiana).
Coulter said she supported Mitt Romney’s strategy to not attack President Barack Obama. Or, as Coulter put it on Twitter, “I highly approve of Romney’s decision to be kind and gentle to the retard.” Please consider the following response from someone far more intelligent than Miss Coulter: Open Letter to Ann Coulter.
And take a look at this from Richard Mourdock:
Pretty soon the religious right may legalize rape.
And have you seen the “Let’s Put the White Back in the White House” t-shirts and bumper stickers? How about some of the bumper stickers below? Does anyone really want to be voting on the same side as the bigots, racists, fascists, and KKK?
Why does our election process have to degenerate to such racist and hateful comments?
If you’ve reached this point in the article please comment on how you feel about the above hateful and sometimes racist comments. Is this what we want in America? Is this what our election process has come to? This is certainly not what I want to see. Yes, it is definitely time to stop and reflect.