Well, well. This should be fun
Let’s face it: for the most part, being in a swing state sucks. It’s much better to know your state will swing your way. That’s the way it has always been in Michigan. For as long as I have been voting, I never felt like I had to worry about Michigan being a solidly blue state.
Then, in 2008, we elected a black progressive liberal and all Hell broke loose. We woke a sleeping giant of racist, bigoted conservative idiocy and got our clocks cleaned in 2010. So, now we have to worry about Michigan.
However, there is one good thing about being a swing state: you get LOTS of attention. And tomorrow, Mitt Romney and his sidekick Paul (Ryan) will visit the Great Lakes State to sell their RomneyHood tax plan and promote the War on Women™.
MoveOn.org will be there to meet them and so should YOU.
Here’s the image they used to promote the event tomorrow in Commerce, Michigan:
I’m not kidding. I got that email yesterday. It’s a “Victory Rally” and they haven’t even gotten the nomination yet. They are promoting their event in a small town in suburban Michigan with an image of the two candidates, neither of which has ever served our country in the military, on the deck of a battleship.
I almost feel like I should just stop right there.
At any rate, they will be in Michigan tomorrow, trying to freak people out enough about President Obama that they’ll forget that Romney consigned our state to the dustbin of history when he advocating letting “Detroit Go Bankrupt”. And, when they arrive, MoveOn.org will be there to great them.
MoveOn to Expose Romney-Ryan as “Wrong for Women” at Campaign Stop Protest in MichiganAs presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his running mate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) campaign tomorrow in Michigan, they will be met by MoveOn.org Political Action members who feel strongly that a Romney-Ryan victory would be “wrong for women” .
In the Midst of ‘Legitimate Rape’ Firestorm, MoveOn Members Will Hold Signs Outside Ryan Event that Say “Ryan=Akin“ and “Romney-Ryan, Wrong for Women”.
The national firestorm sparked by Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) and his misogynistic “legitimate rape” comment has set the spotlight back on the GOP’s War on Women – a subject GOP candidates are trying to avoid. MoveOn members will demonstrate outside the Romney/Ryan campaign’s Michigan stop to let the candidates know their anti-women health positions haven’t been forgotten, such as Ryan’s original co-sponsorship of the bill that sought to redefine rape, and Romney’s desire to “get rid of” funding for Planned Parenthood. Members will hold up signs that read “Ryan=Akin” and “Romney-Ryan, Wrong for Women”.
MoveOn will also fly an airplane banner over the event that will read “Sign of a wimp: dodging Akin questions” in response to Romney’s refusal to address questions about abortion or Todd Akin.
Ryan and Akin were among the original co-sponsors of last year’s “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act,” which coined the term “forcible rape” as it sought to restrict the number of raped women who would have access to Medicaid coverage for abortions. Victims of statutory rape, such as a 13-year-old girl impregnated by a 30-year-old man, would be denied coverage under the bill, as would some victims of incest.
Akin, now the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Missouri, has recently defied GOP leaders by refusing to drop out of the race after he claimed during a TV interview that only some rapes are “legitimate” and that a woman who is a victim of “legitimate rape” is not likely to get pregnant—a patently false myth that has been debunked by medical experts.
WHO: MoveOn members in Michigan
WHAT: “Romney-Ryan are wrong for women” protest outside of Commerce, MI
WHEN/WHERE: 1540 East Commerce Road, Commerce, MI at 12:00 noon
If you have some time tomorrow, stop by and help MoveOn.org welcome the Romney/Ryan Campaign for the One Percent to Michigan. It’s bound to be a gas.