March 19, 2012

A spade is a spade

Young people with courage in their convictions always impress me. This young lady tells it like it is.

“Your decision to cut the funding of clinics that provide free and low-cost health care to over 100,000 low-income Texas women is shameful ... I cannot in good conscience continue to be associated with you or a Legislature that would so unabashedly and unapologetically belittle the hard-fought rights of women ... Trampling the rights of women in an effort to grandstand against the federal government is simply wrong and I cannot be a part of it.”

Grandstanding is exactly what it is. Profiteering and pandering have become the reality of the Republican Party. The bigots and the authoritarians have won. Lincoln would likely not be proud.