The Republican Party is pushing for self-deportation of illegal immigrants and is against abortions for victims of rape and incest. According to Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, the GOP’s platform is a few centuries old.
“I don’t want to describe either Gov. Mitt Romney or the Republicans as stupid, but I will say if you look at their platform — the 2012 platform, it looks like it is from another century and maybe even two. It looks like the platform of 1812.”
Villaraigosa, the chairman Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., believes that Republicans have got it wrong when it comes to health care, immigration, and abortion.
“When you see that they want to repeal the Affordable Care Act, providing 32 million people with health care with no alternative plan of their own, they call for the deportation of 11 million people. No country in the world has ever done that. They don’t believe in abortion in the case of rape and incest. It is it a platform that’s from another century.”
Villaraigosa isn’t the first person to say that the Republican party is running on old ideas. An Op-ed in the Washington Blade argues that Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are ushering the country back to the 18th century due to their beliefs about the rights of women, minorities, and the LGBT community.
Of course, Romney and Ryan would disagree.
When Romney accepted the Republican Party’s nomination for President, he said:
“If I am elected President of these United States, I will work with all my energy and soul to restore that America, to lift our eyes to a better future. Let us begin that future together tonight.”
Do you think the Republican party is running on a platform from 1812?