Not my GOP: Insight into Mismatched IdeologiesPosted: December 9, 2015
The 2016 presidential election has highlighted numerous issues ranging from economic development and balanced budgets to gun control and climate change. One of the most showcased topics, however, has been the omnipresent debate over reproductive health rights.
While the GOP advocates for limited government involvement and heightened personal freedom, the stances of many Republican candidates on reproductive health do not match these sentiments. Their ridiculous statements aimed at pandering to single-issue extremists prove just how out of touch they are with the majority of American voters.
Two GOP front-runners, Ted Cruz and Ben Carson, fall into this dangerous category that places politics before real solutions. Their mismatched belief systems put the future of the entire party in jeopardy. Let’s take a look at a few examples.
We’ll start with Ted Cruz. A candidate who holds a “big government” approach to social issues, Cruz has made some outlandish comments that have provoked outpourings of distrust for the GOP more generally.
According to US News & World Report, Cruz called contraceptives “abortion-inducing drugs” at the Value Voters Summit.
The preservation and promotion of preventative health options equated to abortion?
If Senator Cruz truly wants to recreate a nation based on minimal government intervention and increased freedom, attacking measures that are proven to decrease abortion rates isn’t the way to do it.
Equally extreme, Dr. Ben Carson is a candidate who touts his lack of political experience as a positive attribute that could bring fresh, innovative ideas to the White House in 2016. Unfortunately, his statements on reproductive rights prove that he is a more of a sensationalist than an aspiring public servant.
During an interview on NBC’s Meet the Press, Carson compared women who terminate their unwanted pregnancies to slave-owners.
He went on to call for an outlaw of abortion, even in cases of rape and incest.“I would not be in favor of killing a baby because the baby came about in that way,” he said. Not so innovative.
So, while common-sense conservatives are wondering…
… we realize there’s still lots of work to be done.
Republican Majority for Choice is not giving up or giving in. We have successfully fought misguided and misleading legislation for decades while simultaneously growing a grassroots effort of tens of thousands of new voices to stand up to extremism and promote the REAL Republican agenda.
RMC NEEDS your support and trusts that with the help of conservatives who believe in the importance of fiscal responsibility and personal liberties, we can prevent extremist ideologies from clouding the need for effective reproductive health policy. Visit our website to donate, join us and to receive more information.