It’s been a crazy week in the political arena. From the Republican leadership completely stopping the progression of Gay Rights to President Obama getting owned by a frustrated American angry because this wasn’t the change she voted for. With FAILS of this magnitude all around, this is this week’s Political FAILS of the week.
Seems like nowadays the 2010 Republican Tea Party is all about NO, in what should have been a historical moment in the progression of Gay rights in America, turned into a rally of NO. On September 21, 2010 Senate Republicans shot down the efforts to repeal the law banning gays from serving openly in the military. Senators voted 56-43, failing to get the 60 votes needed to end a Republican filibuster and allow an actual vote on ending the ban. Sometimes we can’t believe we are living in America when something like this goes down.
Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, a key Republican who supported the repeal told reporters she was switching sides to vote against it. Collins, one of two Republicans that were for the repeal, was there best prospect to obtain the 60 votes. When she announced her decision against the bill on Tuesday morning she said,
“It’s the right thing to do. I think it’s only fair’ to repeal don’t ask, don’t tell. ‘But I cannot vote to proceed to this bill under a situation that’s going to shut down the debate and preclude Republican amendments. That, too, is not fair.’
WTF?!?! Did her statement make any sense? Just vote what you feel, you were for it and now just because it would cause a debate you switched? FAIL‘s all around, the G.O.P., Susan Collins, and the Republican senate.
Seems the Republican Party can’t seem to stop getting in the way of important social issues, on Wednesday reports surfaced that an increasing number of GOP candidates especially that are backed by Tea Party movement not only oppose abortion, but want to bar women who have been victims of rape or incest from having access to the procedure. No this is just ass backward thinking, even in cases of rape, really? Not surprising, the main characters’ leading this campaign are Sarah Palin, who back most of these candidates, and Rand Paul.
Palin’s made her view clear on abortion in the past stating that she opposes abortion in all instances except when a mother’s life is at risk. ‘I believe that no matter what mistakes we make as a society,’ she wrote in response to an Eagle Forum Alaska questionnaire, ‘we cannot condone ending an innocent’s life.’ What mistakes has a rape victim made? Or a person who was raped by a family member? EPIC FAIL.
It isn’t easy being the President, Barack Obama attended a town hall meeting hosted by MSNBC and ws confronted by an audience member who expressed her concern to him about his plans and about her family;
‘I’m one of your middle class Americans. And quite frankly, I’m exhausted. Exhausted of defending you, defending your administration, defending the mantle of change that I voted for, and deeply disappointed with where we are right now…. My husband and I have joked for years that we thought we were well beyond the h