Condoms. They Don’t Want You to Have Condoms.
Wolf! Wolf! It means nothing anymore. Zero. We are so inured to the madness that when it reaches peak crazy we can’t even see it. Wake up, America. Yesterday, 195 House GOP members voted against the right to contraception. Yes, that means condoms. Diaphragms. Rings. Contraception of all kinds. 195 members of the United States House of Representatives — the body elected to make policy in the most advanced civilization in the history of mankind, home of the free and of the brave — says you don’t have a right to birth control in any form. What in the holy fuck are we doing?
They will write it off as voting against the crazy liberal agenda. They will tell you it’s not really meant for condoms. They will tell you it’s a vote in search of an issue. They will remind you don’t like avocado toast, weed, and trans people. They will say anything and everything they need to say to excuse the fact that when put to a vote, 195 people — who fought tooth-and-nail for power, who campaigned endlessly for the privilege of being our elected leaders — cast a “No” vote for the Right to Contraception Act.
All that needs to be said is this: these people need to be voted out. They are an embarrassment to democracy and an affront to the civilized world.
Only eight Republicans voted “Yes.” They include Reps. Liz Cheney (Wyo.), Brian Fitzpatrick (Pa.), Anthony Gonzalez (Ohio), John Katko (N.Y.), Adam Kinzinger (Ill.), Nancy Mace (S.C.), Maria Elvira Salazar (Fla.) and Fred Upton (Mich.). (The “No” votes are listed in the graphic below.) When Liz Cheney becomes the reasonable right, we have gone off the deep end. Our political system has become so polluted, so cynical, and so mangled that it now can only birth supreme madness.
I will not waste keyboard breath nor our precious time on this planet explaining the value of condoms. Condoms. All that needs to be said is this: these people need to be voted out. They are an embarrassment to democracy and an affront…