Morning Mix: Republicans Go Crazy Over The Pill
Culture warrior and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum is having a good moment. Tuesday’s caucus sweep settles the question of which candidate social conservatives support AND the entire Republican party has whipped itself into a frenzy over birth control pills. Seriously.
I understand the Bishops don’t like contraception, and I understand practicing Catholics do, but I think there’s a solution here: universal single payer. Just a thought.
You know who is not having a good moment? Newt Gingrich. This is likely the most coverage he’s gotten since Tuesday night.
How hostile is the cultural climate toward women? So hostile a group of sitting U.S. Senators launched a Women’s Rights Commission to push back against this re-incarnation of Hawthornian Puritanism. If you haven’t done so, take some time and read The Scarlet Letter. It’s astonishingly on-point.
Republicans are freaking out in Wisconsin too. Billionaire election-buyers Charles and David Koch’s Americans For Prosperity just made a big ad buy praising Walker’s union busting, sinking $700,000 at this time.
It says a lot about how important these policies are to folks like the Kochs by how hard they fight back. And the Kochs are fighting back hard in Wisconsin.
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