The new Republican governor of Michigan, Rick Snyder, signed a law that allows the state to functionally dissolve local governments and hand them over to "emergency managers," who are using their new powers to enact a series of wish list items for conservatives under the guise of fiscal responsibility......This is really overwhelming evidence that prolifers don't care about teenage mothers. Except.......
The imminent shut down of Catherine Ferguson demonstrates the emptiness of Republican claims that they oppose reproductive rights because they value life. Instead, Republican policies are rooted in a sadistic desire to punish and control, and to deprive women---especially young women, poor women, and women of color---of any opportunities whatsoever.....
And now the very same conservatives that wax sentimental about “choosing life” are working to shut down the educational opportunities of young women who did what anti-choicers want, by having their babies.
Who was the shady emergency manager dedicated to enacting the conservative agenda who decided to close Catherine Ferguson Academy?
It was Emergency Financial Manager of Detroit Public School Robert Bobb. Strange. Marcotte doesn't mention him. Hmmmmm......
So which Republican appointed Robert Bobb to that position?
It was Governor Jennifer Granholm, a Democrat.
Wait! What?!?!?! How could liberal Jenny appoint such a vicious Rethuglican to be the Emergency Financial Manager of the Detroit Public Schools? That makes no sense.
And how is that supposed Republican water-carrier was previously the president of the Washington, D.C. board of education (a Republican stronghold if there ever was one) and was the deputy mayor of D.C. under Democrat Anthony Williams and is a lifelong member of the NAACP? Doesn't exactly sound like your stereotypical prolife Republican, huh?
So according to Marcotte, prolifers are to blame for the closure of a school for pregnant and parenting students because a Republican governor gave new powers to a Democratic-appointed manager and that Democratic-appointed manager decided to use those new powers to close the school (along with 44 other schools which will be closed or charterized) to save the school district money. This somehow proves prolifers really hate pregnant and parenting students.
Reality is one thing. It just doesn't sell as well to the people Marcotte and Maddow cater to.
I'm left wondering if A.) Amanda Marcotte and Rachel Maddow are complete idiots who can't do basic research or B.) they think the people who read and watch their garbage are complete idiots.