Treachery Update: Things I Just Don’t Understand
By Steve Deace
The past few weeks I’ve been so busy trying to line up what I’m going to do with the next chapter in my life that I wasn’t really that focused on what was transpiring at the Iowa Legislature, and my stabilized blood pressure during that time proves it.
Then I woke up on Wednesday morning and read Jen’s piece on Taxpayer Funded Survival of the Fittest and I felt a Red Fox chest-grabber coming on.
When considering how to respond yet again to the Republican leadership caving in on issues vital to the restoration and survival of this republic, such as the unalienable right to life according to the “Laws of Nature and Nature’s God,” questions kept coming to mind. Then questions in response to those questions arose. And then I realized I had so many questions upon questions that there are clearly things about this entire taxpayer-funding for baby murder fiasco that fundamentally I just don’t understand.
I just don’t understand how the Republican leadership consistently find ways to screw up a one car funeral.
I just don’t understand how the Democrats can literally have their heads caved in by Iowa voters last November in a historic election rout, yet somehow manage to seize the momentum away from the victorious Republicans.
I just don’t understand why the Republicans don’t just make it official and change their party slogan to “surrender now, before it’s too late.”
I just don’t understand what exactly Terry Branstad does on a daily basis that would justify him wanting to stop collecting that fat check from Des Moines University he was getting before resuming his lofty perch as “governor for life” — which to Iowans sounds more like a sentencing than a reward.
I just don’t understand why things are suddenly so much better now that Chet Culver is gone, since we could’ve gotten the same listless and gutless leadership from him but at least had the luxury of blaming it on Democrats.
I just don’t understand how Terry Branstad is not being criticized for being so old that he obviously forgot his campaign pledge to de-fund Planned Parenthood, since I just don’t understand how he could’ve lied or pandered when he made that promise because everyone knows only Democrats are capable of such mischief.
I just don’t understand why GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum would fail to show up for his scheduled appearance on Jan Mickelson’s show, which I’m sure is just a coincidence because a presidential candidate so passionate about the right to life wouldn’t miss a chance to discuss it at such a time as this, right?
I just don’t understand why liberals and RINOs start sounding alike when attacking conservatives (especially the Christian ones). I remember in 2008 listening to liberals and RINOs say the same nasty and condescending things about Mike Huckabee and Christian Conservatives. Tuesday, I listened to Jan Mickelson’s program on WHO and heard Republicans use the same tactic of deflecting from the issue to attack Bob Vander Plaats personally the homosexual lobby used last fall in the judicial retention election.
I just don’t understand why the Republican leadership would use the same tactic the homosexuals tried when they were wrong on the judicial retention issue, given how it obviously didn’t work out very well for the homosexuals.
I just don’t understand why if Bob Vander Plaats was simply standing up for the unalienable right to life for self-promotion as the Republican insiders who called Mickelson’s program claimed, then how come they were the ones calling the show to talk about Vander Plaats? It seems as if they were doing a better job of promoting Bob than he was. He kept talking about funding baby murder of children like his own, and they kept talking about Vander Plaats.
I just don’t understand how State Rep. Jeff Kaufmann can be so concerned about the pro-life issue that he stayed up all night to work on the issue, yet he voted against life at conception (Personhood) earlier in the session, and at least four times on WHO he referred to something called a “Dr. Carhide,” who rumor has it goes by Mr. Jekyll by day.
I just don’t understand how you wouldn’t even know the name of the baby butcher you’re trying to put out of business if you really cared so much about doing so.
I just don’t understand why an employee (the politician) thinks he ought to get sympathy or admiration from his employer (we the people) because “he stayed up all night” to get things done, when that’s actually just your job. Lots of Iowans don’t have jobs right now, and probably are praying and wishing they had the chance to complain about feeling overworked again.
I just don’t understand how a Christian can vote for a budget that gives money to baby-murder and not be sinning.
I just don’t understand how a Sunday School teacher like State Rep. Linda Upmeyer could vote for funding baby-murder, any more than I could understand how a Sunday School teacher like former State Sen. Staci Appel could.
I just don’t understand how State Rep. Matt Windschitl can be publicly advocating a budget that publicly funds baby murder, but then also be a board member for Iowa Right to Life. Go figure, apparently my stupidity knows no bounds.
I just don’t understand why Iowa Right to Life wouldn’t remove someone from their board that advocated taxpayer funding of baby murder while in office. Surely they just don’t know, and would act upon such wickedness if alerted to it.
I just don’t understand how someone can call themselves a Republican yet consistently disregard the very first plank in the Republican Party platform.
I just don’t understand why every member of the Republican State Central Committee didn’t join members Drew Ivers, A.J. Spiker, and David Fischer in publicly urging Republicans not to vote to fund baby murder.
I just don’t understand how someone can call themselves a legislator, yet violate the laws of the very God they swear an oath to upon taking office in the first place.
I just don’t understand how someone can call themselves a legislator, yet violate the very Constitution they swear an oath to uphold and defend upon taking office in the first place.
I just don’t understand why the leaders of every group fighting for righteousness in the public square didn’t call Mickelson’s show on Wednesday while Vander Plaats was on to voice their support for his stance against taxpayer funded baby murder, but Republican leadership called instead to try and justify the wickedness of doing so.
I just don’t understand why anyone who thinks the budget is already too big even without funding baby murder would go ahead and vote for a budget that funds it after all.
I just don’t understand why the Republican leadership believes it has the right to tell its own customer base what it’s willing to give them, whether they want it or not. Some Republican incumbents learned they can’t do that anymore the hard way last primary cycle, and I just don’t understand why Iowa House Republican leadership has decided they’d rather learn it the hard way in the next primary cycle instead of doing what their customers want, which just so happens to be the right thing for their own children and grandchildren as well.
I just don’t understand why the Iowa Catholic Conference isn’t warning Catholic politicians that vote for taxpayer funded baby murder their own souls are in jeopardy, since according to Catholic theology abortion is grounds for excommunication.
I just don’t understand if folks are incapable or unwilling to do the right thing.
I just don’t understand the point to participating in general elections anymore unless we play in primaries first, otherwise it’s meet the new boss, same as the old boss.
See, there’s lots of things I don’t understand. Maybe if I were one of those state legislators who endorsed Tim Pawlenty for president this week, but was in favor of taxpayer funded baby murder, I could start figuring things out. But then I’d have to ask myself why Tim Pawlenty would want the endorsement of such people, and that’s a whole other blog.
Back to the chest grabber.