Activist Wednesday: Let’s Make Marshall Go Away! And, Thank You, Hillary.
Posted January 30, 2013on:
I hate to sound like Grumpy Old McCain, but “my friends,” we have a great opportunity in Virginia. One of the worst woman-haters in government, State Delegate Bob Marshall, is up for re-election this year; and word on the street is, he’s vulnerable.
Let’s review this stellar public servant’s record, shall we? First of all, he’s got a simply lovely nickname: “Transv*ginal Bob.” This is because he was the one who proposed that wonderful bill that would have made it illegal for women to get abortions in Virginia without being
raped by a giant plastic dildo being forced to go through a transvaginal ultrasound. That was too much even for the woman-hating snot-monkey who currently runs Virginia; the law mandating the ultrasound was ultimately passed, but with the provision that women should be permitted to take an abdominal ultrasound if they so choose. This kind of “choice” is a lot like choosing to either be groped by the TSA or go through the porno-scanner at the airport, but whatevs.
The Honorable Mr. Marshall is also known for his super-sensitive comments about children born with disabilities. Guess what? It’s all wimminz’ fault.
Bob Marshall, a Republican delegate from Virginia, said that “The number of children who are born subsequent to a first abortion with handicaps has increased dramatically. Why? Because when you abort the first born of any, nature takes its vengeance on the subsequent children,” while speaking at a press conference about cutting funding for Planned Parenthood.
Although Planned Parenthood is mainly a women’s health service and abortions are a very small part of that, the organization has drawn heat for providing services that are much safer than any back-alley fraudster. When Planned Parenthood is defunded, bad things happen. Conservatives aren’t ones to listen to reason, however, and Marshall’s comments take the cake for conservative idiocy.
Marshall, like so many Tea Party wackos, is an equal opportunity ignoramus. Addicted to hatred and fear of The Other, he also feels that our LGBT friends should be prevented from serving in the Virginia National Guard because they would put other service members at risk of catching sexually transmitted diseases.
“If I needed a blood transfusion and the guy that’s going to give me the transfusion has committed sodomy 14 times in the last month, yeah, I’m going to be worried,” Marshall told WUSA at the time.
This guy ran for Senate in 2012 and lost in the primaries to that puppet-brained nincompoop, George Allen, garnering only got 7% of the vote. Despite the lowness of that hurdle, Marshall couldn’t jump it. Now there’s an asset to the Party!
Well, I think you get the idea. Amongst the gaggle of dodo-birds who currently quack at us from a Party that should have been extinct years ago, Marshall is one of the most retrograde of them all. And this year, my insider information tells me that his opponent is garnering support from Emily’s List and the National Party, as well as some very wealthy right-leaning Independents who want this guy to stop embarrassing them, already. So, watch this space for more info about his Democratic challenger, whose campaign is just gearing up.
In the meantime, I see that Senator John Kerry is going to be sworn in as Secretary of State later this week. As we know, he’s not got a patch on Our Girl, who has inspired and elevated women all over the world in that position. (I wonder if Kerry will utter the words “women’s rights are human rights” during his four-year tenure? Or even the word “women”?) Anyway, Emily’s list has a very nice form you can use to say thank you to her. Go, have some fun telling Hillary how completely awesome she is, was, and ever shall be. Oh, and a little addendum about 2016 wouldn’t hurt.
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