I have been waiting for Obama to fight back, to put on those boxing gloves and hit back at all the crazy BS from the right. He never does or in such a subtle fashion that only intellectuals get it. And even today, he didn’t exactly speak to the crazies in the GOP. He should. He should equate GOP with the crazy rightwing Tea Party. Very few people like the Tea Party.
A recent ABC News/Washington Post poll found that about half of all people say that the more they hear about the Tea Party the less they like it. And apart from the Catholic Church with their sex offenders and ancient laws preventing women from becoming priests or using contraception, who else in the US is interested in governing women's bodies and their vaginas? Why the bible people of course, aka, the Tea Party.
Here is what Obama said today:
This contraception fight in particular was illuminating. It was like being in a time machine. Republicans in Congress were going so far as to say an employer should be able to have a say in the health care decisions of its female employees. And I'm always puzzled by this. This is a party that says it prides itself on being rabidly anti-regulation. These are folks who claim to believe in freedom from government interference and meddling. But it doesn't seem to bother them when it comes to women's health.
Well said, Mr. President! Now, that is well enough said that most of us will understand. But if I were him and were sending an indirect message to the Tea Party folks, I would put it in a language that they can understand, basically, elementary school level:
"The birth control debate reminded me of the middle ages: Republican men attempting to decide what is best for women. Are they nuts? Republicans say they don’t want more regulation by the government but they are eager to have government regulate a woman’s body. That is beyond batsh-t crazy."
Granted, I would not have him say that last sentence with the expletive but at least I did not use the V word either. I am guessing Obama would not hire me as his speech writer. But he is doing pretty well without me.