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Last June, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, called for conservatives to declare a "truce" over divisive conservative social issues if Republicans planned on regaining the presidency in 2012.
That naturally led to many on the sanctimonious right to blast ole' Mitch. Example, the Huckster, and bass guitar playing Mike Huckabee....
Apparently, a 2012 Republican presidential prospect in an interview with a reporter has made the suggestion that the next President should call for a “truce” on social issues like abortion and traditional marriage to focus on fiscal problems.
In other words, stop fighting to end abortion and don’t make protecting traditional marriage a priority.
Let me be clear though, the issue of life and traditional marriage are not bargaining chips nor are they political issues. They are moral issues. I didn’t get involved in politics just to lower taxes and cut spending though I believe in both and have done it as a Governor. But I want to stay true to the basic premises of our civilization.
Translation....if you can't divide America, what's the point?
The family Research Council president rushes in to place the Jesus stamp of approval on what the Huckster said....telling ole' Mitch what he must do now that he has made the Lord cry....
Tony Perkins, president of Family Research Council, argued Daniels needed to do more to mitigate his earlier remark: he needed to renounce it.
“I think that’s how he gets himself out of this: he acknowledges that he was wrong in calling for a truce on social issues,” Perkins said.
Mitch "Truce" Daniels....yesterday...
Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels plans to sign a bill that will restrict abortions and make Indiana the first state to cut off all government funding for Planned Parenthood.
Daniels.....touted as a Serious GOP presidential hopeful....has agreed to be the first governor to entirely defund Planned Parenthood, cutting $4 million per year from the women's reproductive healthcare organization in Indiana.
As a result of this bill, Indiana women will have less access to birth control, breast exams, PAP smears, tests for cervical cancer and other female-related health services. This will lead to Indiana having more cases of female cancer, unwanted pregnancies, and venereal disease. All of which, in turn, will cost Indiana much more than $4 million per year.
But hey, that's the price a GOP presidential hopeful must make his state's female citizens pay for him to remain a viable future candidate. Life is all about, you know, trade offs.
If Indiana is our nation's future, then our future is bleak.
Contraception and abortion are legal in these United States....but to listen to the current Tea Party fueled Republicans...you would never know it.
The egregious nature of Daniels' signing such a divisive and heartless bill is seen in the fact that 60% of women served by Planned Parenthood are poor women. So, not only has Indiana declared war on women in their state, they have specifically declared war on poor women.
I hear many conservative types bloviate on about their main considerations being all about "fiscal responsibility." But today's Republican Party, as witnessed now in Indiana, is the same old party of the Moral Majority....huckstering their way to success on the backs of Jesus....and poor women.
What "moderate" Mitchy Daniels has proven with his declaration of war against Indiana women is that the cultural, hysterical, "Jesus is weeping over abortion and gays" conservative movement in America still controls the Republican Party.
So when some Tea Partier claims that their Republican Party initiatives are really, really, really all about less taxes and spending.....tell them to ask a poor woman from Indiana what she thinks about that.