Even though I have a family legacy of being members of the Republican Party for over 150 years, I have no recognition of what I have known in the past as the Party before this current group that has taken over today. Being a father of two daughters I cannot support nor cast a vote that is against the better interests of my own daughters; nor support laws that will be nothing but repressive, and harmful to them in the long term.
One can hardly blame Democrats for taking advantage of this “Perfect Storm” of stupefying proportions. The only thing Republicans failed to do was put a ribbon and bow on this mess.
Consider the headline grabbing events that came together almost at once:
1. Virginia’s pre-abortion sonogram law that could have required women to undergo a transvaginal probe;
2. The debate over religious liberty vs. contraception mandate, prompted by health-care reform;
3. and of course Rush Limbaugh’s commentary about a female law student in which he called her a slut and a prostitute and, in a final flourish, suggested she provide him sex tapes so he could watch her in the activities precipitating the need for birth control.
Individually, these anecdotes would have been problematic, but combined their effect on female voters this year is stupidity beyond any planned comprehension.
War has been declared on women, and there’s no way to change the impression now among a growing percentage of women that the Republican Party is made up of knuckle dragging, religiously repressive, Neanderthals. Any responsible father with daughters should not be casting ANY Republican votes this election; and if he does, he does not deserve the blessings of having daughters in the first place. The sins will be his own.