Friday, April 13, 2012

Randi Rhodes: It Begins

George Zimmerman is being charged with second degree murder, the highest charge possible without using a grand jury. It was a brave move by the special prosecutor. And it’s hard to be brave in a state with so many armed lunatics. Special Prosecutor Angela Corey said “we only know one category as prosecutors, and that’s a ‘V.’ It’s not a ‘B,’ it’s not a ‘W,’ it’s not an ‘H.’ It’s ‘V,’ for victim.” Unfortunately, the Sanford cops weren’t nearly as good with the alphabet. The special prosecutor may only see one category of V for victim, but the NRA has a couple of different categories for everybody—A for armed, and G for Guilty. And nobody is ever in both of those categories at the same time.

Yesterday, Mitt Romney made a big push to get himself some chicks. It didn’t work too well. The cast of “Revenge of the Nerds” did a smoother job of appealing to the ladies. Romney was trying to deny that there was a GOP war on women by claiming that President Obama was the one waging war on women. That, more than anything else, proves that there IS a GOP war on women. The moment that Mitt Romney accuses President Obama of anything, you know that it’s because that’s exactly what Mitt Romney is guilty of. But Mitt’s big chick initiative got off to a rocky start when the campaign couldn’t answer a simple question. The problem is that when you’ve created a web of lies as complicated at the Romney campaign, there is no such thing as a simple question. When asked if Romney supports the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, all that the Romney campaign could say was “We’ll get back to you on that.” They might as well have just said “Oops—we have to get our story straight on that.” The Lilly Ledbetter Act allows women to sue over pay discrimination. Republicans overwhelmingly oppose it, while women overwhelmingly support it. You know what that means—Mitt Romney has to do both!

The Republicans continuously deny that they are conducting a war on women. In fact, they put almost as much effort into denying the war on women as they do on waging the war on women. Maybe the Republicans just object to calling what they are doing a “war on women.” Perhaps they would prefer it if we called it a “police action” against women.

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Earlier this afternoon, George Zimmerman made his first appearance before a judge (who wasn't his dad) since shooting Trayvon Martin...

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