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You can try to use weasel words if you want, but inserting something into a woman’s body by force or coercion is rape. And that is only part of what Ohio’s one-party government (100% controlled by “Republicans”, no influence by the weak and wimpy Democrats) gave itself the right to do last month.

You see, in addition to an unconstitutional abortion ban, a reduction in available health care providers, and a requirement that Doctors tell lies to women, the new budget requires women to submit to the forcible/coerced insertion of an ultrasound device into their vaginas as part of the abortion process.

That means rape victims who become pregnant would get raped again by order of the state government. Women whose lives would be endangered by pregnancy would be raped by order of the state government. Women carrying babies who would die at birth would be raped by order of the state government.

That woman could be you. Your daughter. Your wife. Your sister, mother, girfriend, grandadughter, pretty much any woman in the state could wind up being raped with the state’s sanction, because of the law just signed by John Kasich.

And people who don’t trust the government with their money are evidently willing to allow the government to order the rape of their womenfolk (or themselves, depending on the gender of the supporter).

Once again: John Kasich now has the legal right to order rape. And he has done so. Click the links below if you don’t believe it.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky

http://www.policymic.com/articles/52391/ohio-budget-say-hello-to-the-return-of-transvaginal-ultrasounds

http://tv.msnbc.com/2013/07/01/ohio-republicans-deny-women-their-constitutional-rights/

http://www.thedailybeast.com/witw/articles/2013/06/27/first-texas-now-ohio-for-anti-abortion-battle.html

“Elections have consequences”. Trite but true, and Ohio is the latest example. In 2010, a lot of Fundagelicals, Raging Righties and other “Republican” voters went to the polls, while a lot of Lefties, Progressives and other Democrats sat it out, or just kinda sorta showed up and voted. The result?

Ohio turned into a Red State. 100% “Republican” controlled, in all three branches of state government. And like all modern “Republicans”, they are doing what they do. Witness the most recent budget signed by The Kasich, containing (among other atrocities):

  • a number of unconstitutional anti-abortion laws,
  • a huge tax increase on the middle and lower classes,
  • a huge tax cut for the upper classes,
  • near-elimination of health care services for women,
  • more stealing of taxpayer dollars for his cronies at JobsOhio,
  • even more stealing of taxpayer dollars for unaccountable charter schools, and
  • further cuts to the poor and working poor.

News flash, fellow Buckeyes: it’s our f***ing fault. We voted a bunch of right-wing demagogues into office and handed them complete and total control of all aspects of our lives. And if you didn’t vote for them, most of you either didn’t vote against them, or didn’t do much besides show up and lethargically push the little buttons on the touch-screen device.

Think back a wee bit:

  • In 2008, massive and enthusiastic participation by the Left, Progressives and Centrists: Right Winguts got their asses beat like drums.
  • In 2010, massive and enthusiastic participation by the Right Wingnuts; Lefties, Progressives and Centrists got their asses beat like drums.
  • In 2012, massive and enthusiastic participation by the Left, Progressives and Centrists: Right Wingnuts got their asses beat like drums.

See a pattern here, people?

Kudos to those few Ohioans who actually did some activism during the 2010 election. But to the rest of us, shut your pie-holes: this is what happens when you let a bunch of batsh***-crazy lunatic wingnuts run things.

Yep, that means we all lose. Own it, learn from it, and do better next time.

And if you’re not from Ohio, learn from our mistakes.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky

 

A while back, Mister Blunt and Cranky wrote a post about paying attention to the pronouncements of Leaders: https://bluntandcranky.wordpress.com/2012/04/18/they-tell-us-what-they-will-do-but-we-dont-believe-them/

Take a minute and read it: take your time, no rush, this post will be waiting when you return…OK, welcome back. As the post said, when politicos say they are gonna do stuff, they frequently do unto us exactly what they said they would. And now is a very good time to pay attention to what the party candidates are saying (we will ignore Obama in this post, because we have all been listening to his spiel for 5 or 6 years now and have it pretty much  down), because what they say now is what they will do if elected.

Willie Romney has picked a far-right ideologue to be his Veep: One Paul Ryan,  beloved of tea partiers and the bane of many others. A few peeps are surprised , but not the Crankster: Romney has been talking far-right smack for a good long while now:

“My view is that marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman. That’s the position I’ve had for some time, and I don’t intend to make any adjustments at this point… Or ever, by the way.”

“Through pro-growth policies, by abolishing Obamacare and eliminating other Obama-imposed impediments to economic growth, we will get our economy back on track.”

“Of course you get rid of Obamacare, that’s the easy one, but there are others,” he said. “Planned Parenthood, we’re going to get rid of that.”

And Paul Ryan has a fair few choice quotes to which one might pay a wee bit of attention; here’s a really scary one:

“The reason I got involved in public service, by and large, if I had to credit one thinker, one person, it would be Ayn Rand.”

And so on. Listen to what they are saying, and look at what they have proposed: Tax cuts for the rich, paid for with cuts to things like roads, bridges, schools, and screwing us out of the Social Security and Medicare benefits that we have all been paying for over the decades. They will take away the good bits of Obamacare and deregulate the insurance companies.  They will outlaw birth control and make choice illegal. They will also deregulate banks, oil companies, and anyone else who has a few million bucks to stuff in their pockets. More money will flow to their bank accounts and less will remain in yours.

This is what Romney and Ryan have said they’ll do. They will do it. If you vote for them, you’d better want them to take away your money and  protection and services you have paid for, because that is what is gonna happen.

Yes, they really mean it. No, they are not kidding.

Mr. B  & C