So, just to keep things straight, asking Mitt Romney to release his taxes is just like McCarthyism. And asking insurance companies to cover contraceptives is just like September 11. (Except thousands of people died on September 11, and no one ever died from birth control, unless you consider 100m sperm people and if so, then you've got other problems.)
What's important about this story is keeping in mind this is a member of Congress. He's from the state, Pennsylvania, where one of the 9/11 planes crashed. And he has the audacity to talk like this.
We've permitted Republicans to move the bar of decency, slowly but surely, again and again. They always get away with it, and by doing so, slowly move the culture further and further to the crazy.
GOP congressman Mike Kelly is very much what's wrong with the Republican party today. But he's also, sadly, a good sign of what's wrong with our country too.
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