I was wondering WTF the GOP was doing, throwing away moderate voters with this anti-woman shit.
Then it hit me.
This isn't some big misogynist thing (although the natural misogynists are having a field day with this), at least not ultimately.
It's about cheap labor.
I always come back to this link to remind myself why the GOP does ANY of the shit they pull. It's a post from 2007 by Conceptual Guerilla called the "Cheap Labor Conservatives Issues Guide"
http://www.conceptualguerilla.com/?q=node/16 And it's premise still holds out - that nearly EVERYTHING conservatives do, their ultimate goal is - you guessed it, cheap labor.
But anyways - I understand what all the Ultrasound and transvaginal probe nonsense is about. They're making the women PAY for this, remember?
They want to make abortion for lower income women so expensive, they'll keep reproducing. And ditto for getting birth control. Not for you, poor woman....
And poor babies with poor educations grow up to be good convenience store workers or janitors. Or soldiers.
Social mobility is EXACTLY what the 1% DON'T need right now for their long range plans. So, do all this in an election year that doesn't matter. Like 2012.