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The handmaid’s tale

September 29, 2020

I was wrong. As I’ve said before, this doesn’t happen often, but sometimes when I am wrong, I am spectacularly wrong.

A couple of weeks ago, I said people shouldn’t freak out completely following the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Yes, I acknowledged, that walking pile of festering excrement Mitch McConnell would rush to replace her on the Supreme Court, caring not a flying fuck about his refusal to hold a hearing for Obama’s chosen judge in 2016.

I said at the time that I honestly believed there had to be four Republican senators who had enough integrity to block whoever the Wankmaggot nominated. I was half right. There were two: Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and (yes, she did get off the fence) Susan Collins of Maine. Two is not enough. Romney did not, as I foolishly thought he might, step up to the plate. I take back the only nice thing I ever said about him. He’s every bit as hypocritical as the rest of them. Bastards.

It’s interesting, although hardly surprising, that the only two Republican senators who opposed McConnell were female. Both Murkowski and Collins are avowedly pro-choice. (Not so apparently the other three female Republican senators.) Because, as we know, most Republicans have waited nearly half a century to overturn Roe vs Wade. Principles, assuming any ever existed, be damned. The tossers really do play the long game.

That was always their deal with the devil, both the politicians and the voters: Give us a staunchly conservative Supreme Court and you can grab all the pussies you want. We will back you one hundred percent on everything else. (Well, 96.3% on some occasions if you subtract Murkowski and, on a good day, Collins.)

This then is the 47-year-old Republican wet dream.

Do you feel your gut clenching and your bowels loosening? (Assuming it’s possible for both things to happen at the same time.)

It will come as no surprise that Amy Coney Barrett, a staunch Catholic conservative, is also staunchly anti-choice. Her attitude towards abortion and gay marriage can be summed up in this statement from a letter she and a number of other Catholic professional women put their names to in 2015:

We give witness that the Church’s teachings—on the dignity of the human person and the value of human life from conception to natural death; on the meaning of human sexuality, the significance of sexual difference and the complementarity of men and women; on openness to life and the gift of motherhood; and on marriage and family founded on the indissoluble commitment of a man and a woman—provide a sure guide to the Christian life, promote women’s flourishing, and serve to protect the poor and most vulnerable among us.

Barrett is a member of what I can only call a religious cult (mind you, I consider all religions to be cults) called People of Praise. Female adherents view their husbands as their “heads”.  Even mainstream Catholics – of which Joe Biden is one – view the group with some suspicion.  (Believe it or not, leading women in the cult were called “handmaidens” before Margaret Atwood came along.)

Oh, and she is also very much pro-gun and anti-Obamacare. Not to mention her rushed appointment being made just when the Wankmaggot desperately needs the Supreme Court to support him in his attempts to steal the election.

As I said, the Republican fundamentalist Christian wet dream. (Assuming fundamentalists are allowed to have wet dreams.)

God (assuming for a moment that there is one) help all the women, the gay men and the poor people of the United States.

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  1. Donna permalink

    I can’t even…. Religious cults and Republicans go hand in disgusting hand. Ugh.

  2. krysross permalink

    I hold onto this thought: if Dems somehow manage to prevent Trump from stealing the election the fallout for Trump and his cult should be wondrous to behold.

  3. Flavio Galtieri permalink

    I am finding what’s going on in the States truly scary, and I can’t remember feeling that way before. It’s not much better here in the UK, basically a right-wing coup taking place before our eyes…

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