I thought the height of White Men Invading a woman’s private parts ended with the trans-vaginal wand, but the hard Right Wing of the GOP have totally gone off the side of their flat-earth world when the likes of Congressman Steve Stockman uses the logo of the United States Congress to spew public hatred of women and the families of shooting victims like Sandy Hook Elementary.
Using a second “re-election” Twitter account that doesn’t use the U.S. Congress logo, Stockman is selling this ridiculous bumper sticker for a dollar: “If babies had had guns they wouldn’t be aborted.”
Let’s forget syntax and grammar and just try to focus on what Stockman is trying to argue.
He’s suggesting that fetuses — and it has to be a fetus and not a “baby,” because all this gunplay the Congressman wants is happening inside a woman’s womb when the abortion doctor visits to scrape away the cells of the fetal gunman — should be armed to prevent the end of life.
I guess the unspoken joke the Congressman is making is this: “Don’t bring a scalpel to a gunfight!”
Is the loaded fetus supposed to shoot the mother or the doctor?
We know the Congressman is trying to be provocative, but there’s still a line of credulity and taste that must be measured and honored when you push around hot-button issues like abortion rights, but the GOP tend not to care about doing the right thing for the goodness of all Americans.
The GOP instead want to wallow in false pride while poking you in the eye, just as Congressman Stockman did on his official Twitter page with the Congressional logo as a backdrop:
The GOP don’t wholly care to comprehend the hypocrisy of their public wailings. They want fetuses to be armed, but if the fetus were say, Gay, then the doctor could go ahead and scrape away. When the GOP take to social media to spew their private hatreds in public, something deep and careful and stately is destroyed in the hearts of all Americans.
Why do we have cruel and nasty blowhards like Steve Stockman representing us in the U.S. Congress? How do people like that even get elected in the first place?