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Maybe This Is What’s Wrong With The GOP?

May 14th, 2008 | by Daniel DiRito |

No doubt there is a fine line between fact and fantasy. What we know for sure today is that the GOP is in trouble following losses in three congressional districts that by any measure should have been safe Republican seats. That brings us to fantasy…and there may be no better person to explain the degree to which the GOP is living in a fantasy world than the inimitable Alan Keyes.

Keyes has been an outspoken member of the GOP for a number of years. Keyes is also the man the GOP chose to run in the 2004 Senate race against Barack Obama. He is rabidly anti-gay and, as you will see from the video, he is also obsessed with his role in putting an end to all abortions. Let me be clear, I think we should do what we can to reduce the number of abortions…so long as those efforts empower women; not take away their right to choose.

As you watch Keyes explain that his political career is metaphorically similar to an abortion, I will remind you that this is the same man who has disowned his own daughter because she happens to be gay. In his own words, even though he “procreated” her in a “joyful and ecstatic moment” during which he “invited” her into the world, he has exterminated her from his life. Isn’t that also the equivalent of aborting his child?

You see, in the end, I believe that voters have been able to see that much of the rhetoric proffered by the GOP is simply a mishmash of inconsistencies and incoherent arguments that lack reasonability and rationality. So the next time someone asks you what you think is wrong with the GOP, suggest that they have become, as Alan Keyes believes, the political equivalency of an abortion…they invite people into their world and then they stab them in the back…metaphorically, of course.

Cross-posted at Thought Theater

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