GOP Twin Taboos: Sex & Science

It’s safe to say at this point that if there are two things Republicans know less about than sex and science we haven’t discovered them yet. And in any case, there are no two things they like as little as those, if their public statements are any indication.

Santorum discusses sex as though discussing sticking his hand into a toilet tank, and all but confesses what we’ve long known: the anti-abortion push is really an anti-sex agenda, not a pro-life crusade of any kind. Evidence of the former is everywhere discernible. Evidence of Republican concern for life other than in the womb is hard to find.

A couple of years ago Rick Santorum said: “This is who the Democratic Party has become. They have become the party of Woodstock. The prey upon our most basic primal lusts, and that’s sex. And the whole abortion culture, it’s not about life. It’s about sexual freedom. That’s what it’s about.”

Yuck! Sex! Cooties!

For the record, this guy travels in time more than Guy Pearce. One minute he’s in revolutionary France, the next pre-Twentieth Century America, the next, the 1960’s. Phone home, Rick Santorum.

The three-head Republican Axis of Evil now: climate change, evolution and booty. When it comes to reproductive health for women we’re looking at a Republican double whammy of dense.  Sex and science combined, equals hysterical Republican no-nothingism of a remarkably retrograde and Puritanical cast. How far backward the party is willing to follow Santorum and some Republican members of congress in demonizing contraception we’ve yet to learn. But it can’t be long before chameleon Mitt changes color on his newest rock, perhaps following the Santorum lead when he said,  “One of the things I will talk about that no president has talked about before is I think the dangers of contraception in this country, the whole sexual libertine idea … Many in the Christian faith have said, ‘Well, that’s okay … contraception’s okay.’ It’s not okay because it’s a license to do things in the sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be. ”

Party like it’s 1399. Going even more Taliban on female sexuality and reproduction, Republicans claim, defending the punitive and medieval proposal in Virginia requiring invasive, medically unnecessary trans-vaginal ultrasounds for every woman seeking to have an abortion,  that if women didn’t mind the intercourse they shouldn’t mind the insertion of a medical instrument into their vaginas against their will.  Republicans are into some very rough sex or some very bad sex, by the sound of this.

Of course, if you hand a Republican all the research on the relationship of fossil fuels and the industrial revolution to the accumulation of myriad data on the warming of the Earth’s climate he will tell you that it snowed last year in Minneapolis so the global warming thing is all hooey. And of course, the Koch brothers and Exxon have explained that environmental regulation that improves your chances of breathing in the following decades, and inhabiting solid ground is a communist plot. This is pretty much the level of their defense of Byzantine anti-abortion measures.  Crude.

Don’t be shocked when you are read the  planks tucked prominently into the next Republican platform: Sex only in cases of Friday night, with an  an intent to procreate; babies delivered by storks in seven-mile per gallon V-8 powered covered wagons. Kill several birds with one large, oily, abstinent ball of stupidity, I say.

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6 responses

  1. Ola! Sceneenough,
    Speaking of which, One of the most meaningful chapters of Napoleon Hill’s “Thing & Grow Rich” is Chapter 11 titled “The Mystery of Sex Transmutation”. Behind this alchemical expression, Hill evokes the incredible potential of redirecting the emotions and energy of sex to achieving great designs in life.
    Cheerio

    • I confess to having modest expectations for how popular redirecting sexual energy will ever become, even if the achievement of great designs in life is the respected result. However, it is a credible idea, which by the way is dramatized brilliantly in the Seinfeld episode, “The Abstinence.”

    • A message to The Goverment:Don’t push it any hteufrr.9/11 was 10 years ago.Despite the talk of peace despite the winning of a war despite the winning of a peace price : There is STILL war. Innocent bodies are destroyed.We don’t want you to print more money, because you don’t spend it right.We don’t need naked scanning . We don’t need a demographics unit . We don’t need traceable ID cards. We don’t need any ROBOCOPS patrolling the streets.Don’t push it any hteufrr.Ron Paul 2012

    • The GOP Sex connection began mmdeiiately after the announcement. I was sickened by the entire pack mentality to remind us of all the GOP sex romps and how it seems to be a pattern’. The NY Times, with two front page stories, blazing, More Bad News For Republicans to the screaming Drudge Report, She Is From Argentina . Enough.I have Governor Paterson acting like a mini dictator, demanding action, threatening to call the State Police, North Korea wanting to wipe the US off the map, Obama writing letters to the Supreme Leader before the election, Barney Frank getting away with what was partly the cause of our economic fall, Russia buying a bank with 4.4 Billion from Chavez and we are worried about a man who has an affair?Granted, what he did, with just going off the radar is not right and that should be dealt with within the state of South Carolina but is that the focus of the analysis, no, the focus? Sex.Sex, blood and fire seems to get the attention of the media while the causes of the fire and the blood are ignored for the glory of the headline.When we, amateurs, Tweeting, blogging, co hosting talk shows on internet site can do more hard news than those that we expect it from and need it from Bernie we have a serious problem.

  2. The problem in this issue and all gelislation regarding women’s rights gelislation in India is the myopic view with the laws are being formed and pushed thru, admittedly the position of women especially in North India is abhorrent. However, to form laws that have a clear ideology reflected in them is equally abhorrent. Controls on ,sex determination for the wrong reasons( meaning historical prejudices) are required, but the blanket ban without due consideration to individual circumstances, or indeed the Government’s own Population Policy is gruesome.Hemophiliac Carriers are normally women, and Hemophiliacs are normally men. A couple with a Carrier woman in it may choose to not risk having a boy baby at all. Should such a couple be forced to loose a baby after he is born?Technology allows us to relive human suffering. Banning its advances because we cannot eradicate ignorance shows our weakness as a society.

  3. it last night but I’ll say it again Santorum What a nutter!!My first thguhot was that surely to God he can’t believe all the things that come out of his mouth But, I think he does. SMH

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