So here we have the presumptive Republican nominee Mitt
Romney, on the eve of the GOP convention, distancing himself from his party's oppressive
platform, which includes outlawing abortion in all cases including rape, incest
and the health of the mother. Welcome to "Personhood"...that
is, of course, if the person in question is a rapist or a sexually abusive
relative. No wonder Romney wants to run from this insanity.
But wait...didn't he put Rep. Paul Ryan on the ticket with
him? The same Paul Ryan whose own extremist reproductive positions mirror those
of his party's platform? The same Paul Ryan who's co-sponsored two repressive,
regressive rape and abortion bills with the party's newest goat, Rep. Todd "Super-Rape-Sperm-Repelling-Vagina"
Akin? Yes, that Todd Akin... the one
who believes a rape-baby is a "blessing"
from God? The same Todd Akin who thinks there should be "some punishment" for rapists?
And isn't Romney the same guy who went from being
pro-choice during his stint as governor of lefty Massachusetts to being the
staunch anti-abortion guy who seeks to de-fund Planned Parenthood? The same
Romney whose homoerotic bromance with Ryan is making Marcus Bachmann downright giddy?
"This is the platform of the
Republican Party; it's not the platform of Mitt Romney,” RNC Chair Reince
Priebus said in defense of Romney.
It's all so confusing, like Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon but without
Kevin Bacon and only needing two
degrees to tie Mitt back to the
But here's the kicker: on the MSNBC Sunday program
"Up with Chris Hayes," Romney policy advisor Avik Roy went even
further in the distancing game by answering "very
little" when Hayes asked how much currency the Tea Party radicals,
whose influence on the platform is clear, will have in a Romney administration.
Did you hear that Tea Partiers?!