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The GOP: When “Taking Back The Country” Really Meant “Let’s Take Back Our Country.”

So this happened today…

Barack Obama has been President of the United States for under four years and not once have I been under the impression that the city of Lubbock, Texas, of all places, was a great threat to this Socialist and/or Marxist takeover of the United States of America.  Apparently, though…people like this Texas Judge are truly scared.

In fact, these whack jobs have managed to replace substantive debate on real issues for the last 3.5 years with radical and incredibly sickening anti-women, anti-immigrant, anti-gay…anti-everything rhetoric that could have incredible repercussions for the future of this nation, if elected.

“Legitimate rape does not often lead to pregnancy because the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”

Ok.  So yes, this seems scary, right?  Some would accuse me of fear mongering right before an important election.  But c’mon?! Who goes around declaring “legitimate rape?”

The right does.  In fact, however preposterous Rep. Todd Akin may sound, he’s not far from where many of his colleagues in Congress stand.  Paul Ryan, the current Vice Presidential nominee under the Mitt Romney ticket co-sponsored a bill with Mr. Akin calling for the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act,” in which they invented the new term, “forcible rape.” I guess for Republican’s, rape isn’t rape, instead there are degrees of it?…

These are our so-called “leaders.”

Have we, as a nation, become so numb that we now allow for people to be this outrageous?  Do we no longer have standards?  Have we really fallen this far behind that we’re willing to allow a party, such as those in the GOP, to say some of these incredibly awful and vile things?

This is not fear mongering.  This is our reality.

If progressives are struggling with an enthusiasm gap for this year’s election, look no further for some motivation.

Who needs to talk about Romney’s taxes (or lack thereof) to end his political career when you have his own party to thank for that?

The right to vote is that much more important this election season.  Let’s not let our children down.