In an early post I expressed the belief that getting Rep. Keith English out of office ought to be a priority for Democrats across the state – even if it means handing his seat to a (shudder) Republican. After doing a little research it’s pretty clear that there’s actually not much difference between English and the generic, Missouri Republican nutjob.
English calls himself a “moderate” Democrat. Moderate my Aunt Sally. English’s vote for the disastrous tax-cut bill was bad enough, but the fact that he apparently connived with Republicans, perhaps pulling a bait-and-switch with Democrat Jeff Roorda, in order to keep his intentions hidden until the last moment should tell us all we need to know about the kind of Democrat English is and I think it’s spelled r-e-p-u-b-l-i-c-a-n – and one of the far-out, radical GOPers at that.
More damming evidence? In 2013, English sponsored House Bill 298, a bill that would have required “an ultrasound to be conducted and reviewed with the pregnant woman prior to the 24-hour waiting period.” His rationale?:
I honestly believe in my heart that if the ultrasound picture was provided…there’s a great chance that [there would be fewer abortions … ] If you show a woman all the facts, not just a cartoon illustration. If you show the woman, here’s the reality…. Here’s what’s getting ready to happen…. I think for all the good fathers in the state of Missouri…they should have the option of raising the child if the female decides she doesn’t want to.
Wonder how many of those “good” fathers are really eager to have the option of raising child? Another way to put is to ask how many creeps are willing to force a woman to bear their child?