Wednesday, February 22, 2012

GOP VP Picks???

There seems to be lots of questions about the possible Republican vice president nominees.
Some names on a short list include Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, and Gov. Chris Christie of Jersey. 

McDonnell and his Republican Party of Virginia are promoting a forced trans-vaginal ultrasound procedure for women who want abortions. This procedure forced upon a woman would be tantamount to rape.   McDonnell has promoted the Confederacy, is against gay couples adopting children, wrote in his college thesis in which "...he described working women and feminists as "detrimental" to the family. He said government policy should favor married couples over "cohabitators, homosexuals or fornicators." He described as "illogical" a 1972 Supreme Court decision legalizing the use of contraception by unmarried couples....." (see Washington Post).

Rubio has several problems.  He claims to be a Catholic, but attends a Christian evangelical church (see Renewamerica). Secondly, Rubio has provided misleading background on how his parents left Cuba (see Miamiherald).  Rubio also wants to allow employers to exempt themselves from offering their women employees certain health care services if they so desire (see HuffPost). People just want the truth, and not different stories depending on his audience.

Gov. Chris Christie is another name that has been heard in the public arena. Chris Christie is a bully. He has degraded public school teachers, voiced his opposition for civil rights for gays, used a state helicopter for his private use, has made drastic cuts to education, but now wants tax cuts for the wealthy (see Christie's health problems are a major concern.

Of course, there are other Republicans that might be chosen as the VP candidate.  These mentioned above have some problems which relate to women, education, and civil rights. Are there any Republicans that care about the health concerns of women, civil rights for everyone, and funding public education?