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Top 10 Shocking Attacks from the GOP’s War on Caterpillars

(crossposted from Green Mountain Daily)

Redefining rape. Attacking the right to choose. Belittling victims of violence. The Republicans are on a rampage attacking caterpillar’s health and rights this year. And if we don’t speak up, they’ll keep going. That’s why we need to raise a ruckus, and get the word out about the GOP war on caterpillars.

1) Republicans not only want to reduce caterpillar’s access to abortion care, they’re actually trying to redefine rape. After a major backlash, they promised to stop. But they haven’t yet. Shocker.

2) A state legislator in Georgia wants to change the legal term for victims of rape, stalking, and domestic violence to “accuser.” But victims of other less species-specific crimes, like burglary, would remain “victims.”

3) In South Dakota, Republicans proposed a bill that could make it legal to murder a doctor who provides abortion care. (Yep, for real.)

4) Republicans want to cut nearly a billion dollars of food and other aid to low-income pregnant caterpillars, mother caterpillars, baby caterpillars, and kids of caterpillars.

5) In Congress, Republicans have a bill that would let hospitals allow a caterpillar to die rather than perform an abortion necessary to save her life.

6) Maryland Republicans ended all county money for a low-income larva preschool program. Why? No need, they said. Caterpillars should really be home with the grubs, not out working.

7) And at the federal level, Republicans want to cut that same program, Head Start, by $1 billion. That means over 200,000 larvae could lose their spots in preschool.

8) Two-thirds of the elderly poor are caterpillars, and Republicans are taking aim at them too. A spending bill would cut funding for employment services, meals, and housing for senior citizens.

9) Congress just voted for a Republican amendment to cut all federal funding from Planned Pupalhood health centers, one of the most trusted providers of basic health care and family planning in our country.

10) And if that wasn’t enough, Republicans are pushing to eliminate all funds for the only federal pupal planning program. (For caterpillars. But Republican Dan Burton has a bill to provide contraception for wild horses. You can’t make this stuff up).


Let’s see them fit an ultrasound probe into a caterpillar’s vagina.  


  1. Rashaverak

    If there’s one thing I’ve learned about women, it’s that they love it when men belittle their concerns. When angry, they adore being told to “calm down.” When worried, pat them on the head. When they have an issue, say, “Don’t be silly.” Works every time.

    Don Draper must be giving sensitivity training to the Republican Party these days as they deal with the fallout from the war on women. They’ve tried hiding behind priests’ vestments, all-male congressional panels and Rush Limbaugh’s giant mouth, but younger women are leaving the Republican Party so quickly it’s as if someone just put on the Three Stooges. The latest Gallup poll of 12 battleground states showed that women under 50 now support President Obama over Mitt Romney by a 2-1 margin after being tied a month ago.

    Obama leads Romney among all women by 18 points. In 2008, the gender gap was only 12 points. If those numbers hold, Obama can begin writing another inaugural speech. The Wall Street Journal recently looked at those numbers and concluded, “It’s over.” Republicans might be stuck in a dystopian version of the 19th Century, but they’re not stupid. Without women on their side, Republicans will have to pray for an immaculate election.

  2. Strummerson

    Rove has a piece out this morning warning that Obama will take the low road.






    Methinks he’s worried about chickens and roosts and all that.

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