“That’s sharing your life. If you have friends, you have family.” Jeff Winger - Community 1.18, Basic Genealogy.
“You know, Troy, uh, our study group, after all we’ve been through, we got to stick together. You and me and Jeff and Rain Man, and big boobs and medium boobs and black boobs, we- we’re a family.” Pierce - Community 1.25, Pascal’s Triangle Revisited.
“We’re like a family, we love each other.” Troy - Community 3.03, Competitive Ecology.
DISCLAIMER: I don’t usually get into too much politics on here or Facebook, but I just have some thoughts I want to put out there. If you know me, it is no secret that I support President Obama, and while I do not agree with every single thing he has done (or not done), I do plan on voting for him again. Having said that:
It is the year 2012, and it is baffling to me that contraception is even an issue at this point. This may have been a hot topic 50 years ago, but as a society we should have moved past issues like these and on to more modern problems.
That is why it is so confusing to me that over the last few weeks the Republican Party has made birth control the hot topic of the moment - and in an election year, no less. This seemingly endless primary season has yielded some truly uninspiring candidates, and it is spelling trouble for the GOP. Of the two current frontrunners, one is so radical that he will never appeal to moderate swing voters, while the other is increasingly seen as a wealthy elitist who is out of touch with the average American. So to focus so heavily on an issue that a month ago hardly anyone was even talking about seems to me to be a huge mistake. There are legitimate issues that Republicans could be attacking Obama on, yet for whatever reason they have chosen this one. The GOP should be focused more on gaining the support of those who have been disappointed in Obama’s performance. People don’t care about birth control; they care about issues like the economy, national security, and foreign policy. By not bringing these to the forefront more, they are sealing their own fate come election time.
It honestly concerns me how off the rails one of our country’s major parties has gotten. From calling college students sluts to declaring outright war on women’s rights, the Republicans don’t seem to realize that they need to appeal to moderates if they hope to stand a chance in this election. Making contraception such a major issue during an election year seems to only serve as a distraction and shows the GOP’s lack of faith in their own lackluster candidates.
Republicans: generally, you have been the party that is better at politicking. So get your heads out of your asses and stop pandering to the religious right. Talk about issues that actually matter, or come November I will take great delight in watching Obama crush you.