Friday, May 9, 2008

GOP Cognitive Dissonance

The Republican state convention delegate was discussing with a prominent Utah GOP elected officeholder the issue of immigration when the delegate whined that a fence should be constructed to span the entire USA-Mexican border to keep out illegal immigrants.

GOP OFFICIAL: What happens when they climb the fence?

DELEGATE: You electrify it. Then they won't touch it.

GOP OFFICIAL: But what if they touch it? You would let them die?

DELEGATE: It would be their choice.

GOP OFFICIAL: What about a mother with a baby strapped to her back? You would let the mother and the baby die?

DELEGATE: It would be the mother's choice to kill that baby.

GOP OFFICIAL: Then you're in favor of abortion?

[Dead silence]

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