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GOP takes a Griswold Vacation
Just when you think the GOP couldn’t possibly continue on its self destructive journey, it appears their bound and determined to revisit the 1960’s. The Republicans ill fated trip toward Election Day is reminiscent of the Griswold’s family account personified by the concept of Strange being truer than fiction.
What started off as a seemingly disadvantageous misstep by President Obama has paid enormous dividends toward his bid for reelection. The GOP has gone way around the bend in their effort to make the President’s healthcare decision about the protection of religious liberty.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was willing to accommodate the Republicans allowing the Blunt- Rubio Amendment up for Senate vote. Essentially the bill would permit employers the right to take issue with items morally objectionable regarding Health insurance coverage. The bill was voted down by a 51-48 margin despite three Democratic Senators crossing the party lines.
The failed bill is viewed as another attempt by Republicans to wage war against women. The spotlight has shifted away from the economy towards a number of privacy issues with respect to women’s health; Susan G Komen, Planned Parenthood, Anti-Abortion and Contraception legislation has gained National prominence in the media.
The Contraception debate has evolved toward particular fallout regarding the politics of unintended consequences. The brain trust of the GOP has initiated damage control fearing a replay of the 1964 election results. Interestingly enough, Rick Santorum fueled the argument of separation between Church and State citing JFK’s 1960 position made him want to puke.
Mr. Santorum is opposed to the 1965 Supreme Court landmark ruling of Griswold v. Connecticut. This case invalidatedthe law prohibiting the use of contraceptives on the grounds that it violated the Constitutional "right to privacy". Recent State and Federal Congressional legislature appears to legitimize concerns of the current Republican agenda.