Monday, March 5, 2012

Limbaugh, Planned Parenthood -- the mood in the USA.

It is easy to be confused about the mood in the USA, especially when we see these extreme right wing nuts fighting for the Republican nomination and the equally right wing nuts who attend the caucuses to vote for them. But two events in the last couple of weeks should be noted.

When the extreme right pulled the funding from Planned Parenthood there was such a backlash that they had to retreat and reinstate it. Now we have had the extreme abuse from the biggest mouth in the Republican Party Rush Limbaugh calling a young woman who was testifying to congress a "slut" and "prostitute." Now the backlash to this has also been enormous. Eight corporations have pulled their ads from Limbaugh's show and he has been forced to make a half apology which has not stopped the hemorrhaging.

Both these backlashes have been led mainly by women. this is a sign that the right wing's war on women is going to evoke a mass movement of opposition if it is continued with. Do not be fooled by the propaganda of the right wing and liberal mass media in the US. There is a real mood for struggle developing and especially amongst women.


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