From Birthers to Birth Control

Posted on February 19, 2012 by

What was more repulsive and contemptible than when establishment republicans were fueling the “birther” issue:

Exploiting paranoid suspicions among vulnerable segments of the population.   Insinuating that the President is un-American.

Now they’re seething over Obama’s birth control policies.

And back to stoking doubts about the president’s Christianity.

Democrats believe we’re finally in the driver’s seat.  That independent and secular voters – including economic moderates – have seen just about enough of republican fanaticism.

And we’re beginning to mull over the possibility of a massive conservative rout in the 2012 elections.

Not so fast.

The Obama campaign will certainly take advantage of the opportunity to tease-out religious zealotry.

The president himself has the right temperament to do this.   He’s earnest – just short of pious – and an exemplary family man.

But republicans are tricky and they’re sure to cook up a deviously clever strategy to undermine his integrity.  If they concede the white house,  they’ll still have plenty of money to wage all-out-war to take back the senate.

One last point:

Though it’s essential to defeat and destroy our opponents, we should be careful not to disparage religious and socially conservative voters.

Americans who oppose abortion, gay marriage or even birth control are not the enemy.

Republicans want to portray this president and his allies as smug and elitist.  Let’s not play into their hands.

Comments (4)

 

  1. Michael Guinn says:

    This is WONDERFUL——And spot ON! Thanks so much!!

  2. Gavin Koon says:

    Birthers – just using and giving the name in a poltical setting impies a reaction of repulsion. I am pleased the issue has finally found its rightful place. I agree with your statement that Obama should push the issue – to show rational middle of the road republicans (I know it sounds fantasy like) there is a better choice than the the crazy behavior of some of their peers.

  3. Brad Cagle says:

    I remember making calls to the states of Arizona and New Mexico during the fight to defeat “W”. Religious conservative christian voters I spoke with were convinced that all Democrats were devils with pointed ears as testified to them by their “holy” preachers. Time spent on the reasonable minded will win more votes than bashing the idiotic.

  4. Montana says:

    Mitt Romney’s Mexican father, hmmmmm…….Are the simple minded “BIRTHERS”, going to ask Romney for his birth certificate? We all know this was never about a birth certificate, if it was then these same people would be asking Romney for his. It’s about small minded people who hate African Americans and do not have the brains to review a President’s policy so they make something up. So sad, so sad.

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