Sunday, August 30, 2009

Bob's for going "Back in Time"

To the time when women knew their place and lived to serve their man.
To the time when women were dependent, subservient, and obedient.
To the good old days when a woman had to ask her husband's permission for a divorce to escape abuse or infidelity.

At age 34, two years before his first election and two decades before he would run for governor of Virginia, Robert F. McDonnell submitted a master's thesis to the evangelical school he was attending in Virginia Beach 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.

The 93-page document, which is publicly available at the Regent University library, culminates with a 15-point action plan that McDonnell said the Republican Party should follow to protect American families -- a vision that he started to put into action soon after he was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates.

During his 14 years in the General Assembly, McDonnell pursued at least 10 of the policy goals he laid out in that research paper, including abortion restrictions, covenant marriage, school vouchers and tax policies to favor his view of the traditional family. In 2001, he voted against a resolution in support of ending wage discrimination between men and women.

Read the story


Rockdem said...

Which is the real Bob McDonnell? In this article he says what he wrote was merely an "academic exercise" and that he really doesn't feel that way.

He did throw Jeff Frederick under the bus as GOP chairman for the state, and has seemed to stab the social conservatives in the back.

I suppose the question is: "Which group is Bob McDonnell lying to?" The conservatives? Or the moderates? Can't have it both ways...

Is Bob McDonnell willing to say anything to anyone to get elected?

J.C. said...

Wasn't his nickname in Richmond "Taliban Bob" McDonnell? I guess this is his vision for Virginia.

Anonymous said...

You can call Bob McDonnell anything you want to now but next Jan. you will be calling him the Governor of Va.

Anonymous said...

Yeah Fulk, he did throw Jeff under the bus. And you're right, he is saying he really didn't mean it when he wrote his manifesto. He has courted the social conservatives since he got active in politics and now he is trying to distance himself from us. He learned the wrong lesson from McCain's loss in Virginia. If he doesn't soon start courting those of us who are his traditional base then there will be a bunch of us who just stay home. If you don't stand for something, you stand for nothing at all. Bob use to stand for something. Now he just says whatever the group he's in front of wants to hear. After what he did to Jeff I just don't trust him any more. Next thing you know he'll start talking about the need to raise taxes.

Bubby said...

Bob McDonnell isn't talking about raising taxes, he's talking about borrowing the money that Virginia needs from Wall Street bond traders. The next Governor will raise your taxes to pay for Bob's Borrowing.

Anonymous said...

What's wrong with women knowing there place? They need to learn to shut up and do what there told. Things got bad when women started thinking they could have a say in how things are run.

John Doe said...

OH, Lowell, I thought you liked it when politicians lied in order to get elected. Your burr-headed President perfected the art of lying in order to get elected, to the left and to the moderates. His popularity has finally begun to plummet now that Americans see him for what he is. An inexperienced racist marxist thug.

Anybody who really knows anything realizes that a family functions best when a mother is home to care for the house and the kids. Sure, some women have to work, that is a bummer, but ideally they shouldn't have to when they have young children at home. Selfish women work because they want to, while their kids are raised by others.

Bubby said...

I can't wait for Bob McDonnell to tell Virginians why he opposes abortion in the case of rape and incest! What kind of moderate person believes rapists or perverts should be daddies?

Toni D. said...


Rapists believe that their victims should have their children.

Abusive and manipulative weak men want to control women.

Such men are almost always plagued with feelings of vast insecurity and inadequacy when dealing with strong females and feel the need to demean and lash out and put uppity women in their place.

Just look at most of the posts that Mr. Doe has made on this site.

It is easy to see that he suffers from delusions of adequacy.

As often as he calls other's sexual orientation into question, one must wonder what demons he feels pressuring him.

John Jacob said...

I'm really tired of radical, zealous republicans ruining our country. They all need to move to Texas and secede from the union.

Bubby said...

Rick Perry's (Gov,Texas) talk of secession appears to have buoyed efforts by Texas secessionists who want the governor to follow through.

I really enjoyed the part where these folks invoked George Washington and Sam Houston as secessionists. Ha! They must have studied history at Liberty University.

John Doe said...

Liberals believe it is morally wrong to kill a rapist, but morally all right to kill an innocent baby conceived during a rape. What twisted perverted "logic" is that. IF you had any morals, and IF you believed that abortion was murder, THEN you would know why "baptists" believe the way that they do.

And Toni D, you little AIDS infested butch, you have delusions about having a brain. Your postings exhibit absolutely zero evidence to support that delusion.

Bubby said...

Show me again where the bible calls abortion murder?

"baptists" can believe any damn fool thing they want...don't make it true, or sensible. God Bless America.

You would compel a woman to give birth to a rapist's child? Good luck with that brilliant notion on the campaign trail!

John Doe said...

Well, don't stop there, Bubby. What if the little bastard happens to be born early? Kill it until it reaches the age of puberty? Nowadays they have the morning after pill, so why is this even an issue? Whether a position is politically palatable to the majority of the population is not the determiner of what is right and wrong, good and evil. A majority of the population of the south used to believe that owning slaves was fine. Course, you being a nitwit, I don't expect that you can grasp such a concept.

Bubby said...

Beyond the simple truth that abortion is legal in all States, and remains so despite 8 years of George Bush and a Republican congress, you need to explain to America how your call for "small government" doesn't apply when it comes to state control of women's reproductive plumbing.

...or maybe, like Bob McDonnell, you don't know how to tell the truth.

Shari said...

How hypocritical for the so called pro life people who oppose pre and post natal care and any help to the woman who chooses to give birth.
Seems like the fetus is only important to these "Godly" people until it becomes a child and then all of a sudden it is a blood sucking leach on society.

John Doe said...

Shari, are you REALLY this dumb? It is NOT the government's responsability to care for a newborn child. Period, end of issue, unless you are a moron. You want to pass on those imbecilic genes you carry, do it on your own dime.

Speaking of morons, Bubby, I'm anti-big government but I also oppose infanticide and child abuse. Go figure, in your little brain at least, that is contradictary.

Bubby said...

I'm happy to hear that you oppose infanticide and child abuse, what does that have to do with abortion?

How is your Bible research going?

Toni D. said...

Don't let little John Doe bother you Shari, he has this self esteem issue going and constantly tries to compensate by being obnoxious to people to show how much of a man he is.
And as his last post shows he has no regard or love for an unborn child, he merely wants to use a baby as a form of punishment to the woman.

He really has an issue with women.

John Doe said...

Hey Bubby, how about "Thou Shalt Not Kill"?

Toni D, you bumbling moron, the fact that I prefer a world where women no not murder their unborn children somehow makes me (in your eyes) as "having issues with women"? You take idiocy to a new level. Do you "have issues" with men if you prefer that they not murder born newborn infants? Agree with me or disagree, and set forth your reasoning, but just saying that I "have issues" with women just shows that you have the IQ of a damn slug.

Bubby said...

This belief that life begins at conception is the product of great darkness - serving the agenda of women-haters and self-loathing women.

The Book of Genesis is clear on the beginning of life, God "breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul."

The Bible says that life begins at birth and the first breath. Prior to that a fetus is a woman's fruit, and mere property of her body.

Quit inciting the Devil and curb your profane ways, or he will surely own your soul.