Hey, Are you out there ?

Really. I mean it. Because I not only can’t hear you, but when I do, I can’t believe what I’m hearing back. NOTHING.  And from intelligent people and some, successful and seemingly intelligent women.

Colin Powell, a Republican, is endorsing President Obama. Mitt Romney, the opposing Republican candidate, is endorsing 2 men running for office in his party. Both have received more than their fair share of news for degrading, insensitive, insulting and dismissive comments regarding women, their safety and their rights.

Let’s begin.  Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin was repeatedly arrested during anti-abortion protests in the 1980s, including at least once when police had to carry him away, a newspaper reported Tuesday. Akin, is challenging Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill in the Nov. 6 election. Nice to have a senator with a criminal record.

He’s unapologetic in his opposition to federally backed college loans, school lunches, labor laws, the minimum wage, business regulations, the U.S. Department of Education and a host of other governmental functions.

But.. the best quote of all was during a TV interview in late August about the odds of a woman becoming pregnant from rape. “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down,” he said.

Legitimate rape ? What is that ? What’s not legitimate ? And it’s amazing how brilliant women’s bodies are that they distinguish the difference between loving sperm and one that isn’t. They the one coming from the rapist. Amazing ! But it doesn’t matter what I think. He’s not even getting support from his own party.

Mitt Romney urged Akin to drop out after the rape remark, which continues to shun him. And the National Republican Senatorial Committee, which pulled millions of dollars of planned advertising in Missouri, has remained on the sidelines. The few GOP senators who did lend their names as hosts to an Akin fundraiser in Washington didn’t actually show up for it.

I believe Akin needs to take a refresher course in biology, get an anatomy book and until he passes both,  invest in several rolls of duct tape in the interim. I’m sure this would also make some of his Republican friends happy.

If this wasn’t bad enough, “Republican U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock stirred controversy during a debate in Indiana Tuesday when he said pregnancies from rape are “something that God intended to happen.”  Really ? What an interesting God he has.

Romney endorsed him. He said he didn’t agree with what he said, but still backs him. Is that who we want to help govern us and make our laws ?  Not me.

(CNN) – The pregnant 12-year-old girl was strung out on heroin and looked like a walking skeleton when she arrived at the hospital. The conversation that followed, said Phoenix police chaplain John South, has stuck with him ever since.

“Do you know who the father is?” South recalled asking her.

“She said, ‘Yes, it’s my biological father. He’s the one who hooked me on heroin so he could continue to rape me whenever he wanted to.’ ”

The chaplain refers to himself as a pro-lifer, but when he hears stories of rape, he keeps his opinions to himself. That’s who you want in your party. It’s a scary election, but I always vote my conscience and principles. And if the other party was saying all this and still being backed, I’d probably switch.

Some people are so damn blinded. The Republican mascot should be the 3 monkeys.

“Hear no evil. Speak no evil. See no Evil.”

So, let me ask again,   “Is anyone out there ? And do you hear them ?”


About aboomersvoice

First and foremost, I'm a baby boomer and damn proud of it. The ones reading this post survived. Some didn't..We are the generation that crashed through barriers, broke through the norm and made our own rules. We paved the way for others to follow their bliss. One of the largest breakthroughs was probably equal rights and opportunities for women. Thank you Gloria Steinem and Betty Friedan. We burned our bras, well, most of us did. We marched against politics we didn't believe in, staged protests not knowing we could easily be silenced by a bullet, experimented with drugs, meditation and guru's. We traveled with backpacks across the country and throughout the world..We had a voice. We had a choice. We had a mission. We had freedom and we were united. I am a writer, traveler, explorer, observer and participant in life. I am part of the expansion of baby boomers who still believe in the original message of peace and love. Take this journey.with me. Who knows where it will take us next ?
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