August 22nd, 2012
Todd Akin is not the only one…
Republicans want us to think Akin’s an exception,
But that would be a misconception.
In reality, there are 289
Who women to second class citizenship would consign.
That’s 47 in the Senate and 240 in the House
Who views supportive of Todd Akin espouse.
And don’t forget the 2 at the ticket’s top
Who hold Akin’s views, but sometimes swap.
You might say painting them all with that brush is being unfair,
To which I respond, I really don’t care.
Republicans have long been unfair to Dems,
So why should we be fair to thems?
But in a larger sense, it’s entirely just
Since Repubs on women’s rights have earned little trust.
And even those who with the extremists disagree
Still almost always vote GOP.
So they’re really all Akins, when all’s said and done.
Todd Akin isn’t the only one.
Here’s Rachel’s 8/20/12 report on how common Akin’s views are within the GOP and anti-abortion movement. Is it unfair of me to tar the whole Republican Party with the Akin brush? What about Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe of Maine, and even Mass’s Scott Brown? They’re not as extreme as Todd Akin, are they? Maybe not personally, but the end result is the same: they still end up voting for many of the same restrictive, anti-woman measures (e.g., all three of the aforementioned voted against the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act). So yes, I too can be reasonable and fair, but not today, and not when it comes to giving Republicans the benefit of the doubt on something they regularly lie about.