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Monday, August 20, 2012
Shut Down 2012
The Beach Boys released SHUT DOWN on the B-Side of their 1963 single SURFING USA and according to Wikipedia the lyrics detail a drag race between a Super-Stock 413 cu. in.-powered 1962 Dodge Dart and a fuel injected 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. The chorus was a simple boast
"Shut it off, shut it off
Buddy, now I shut you down."
The song reaching #23 on the charts was an amazing accomplishment for a record targeting white male teenagers, but those teenagers became adult and many of white males support the GOP. Shut down Medicaid, shut down medicare, shut down food stamps, and damn shut down social security. The Republican's candidate for Missouri US Senate seat pushed the policy to another universe by announcing on TV, "If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down, so pregnancy as a result of rape from what I understand from doctors is really rare.
Todd Akin immediately retreated from the blowtorch of negative criticism.
According to the BBC NEWS spokesmen for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan declared that "a Romney-Ryan administration would not oppose abortion in instances of rape".
Neither candidate said those words for TV.
In their hearts they know that women 'shut it down', because unlike the Beach Boys, the candidates don't know how to rev it up.
ps Congressman Akin is leading in the polls.
Go white man go.