Yet another collection of the endless conservative nutcase statements. These are people who haven’t a clue what the real world is like. They live in a vapor of magic, superstition, racism, and impossible conclusions. Thinking Republicans need to slap these people down if they don’t want to be forever known as the “party of stupid”.
Don Yelton, the now-former N.C. voting official, told Jon Stewart that his state’s new stringent voter I.D. law is sound, because “if it hurts a bunch of lazy blacks that want the government to give them everything, so be it.” [Alternet, 28 October 2013]
Bradlee Dean, who is too-crazy-even-for-many-Republicans (but not for Michelle Bachmann) was at it again this week. The “Sons of Liberty” radio host, fundamentalist Christian rocker, and all-around nutjob, noted in a column for WorldNetDaily that “President Barrack Hussein Obama” has appointed “225 homosexuals” to key positions in the government. Obama, Dean thinks, is simultaneously practicing “discrimination against heterosexuals,” and “advocating Shariah law”, apparently unaware of the contradiction between the two. [Alternet, 28 October 2013]
Libertarian Jules Manson called for the assassination of President Obama and his children on Facebook. He wrote: “Assassinate the fucken nigger and his monkey children”. [Freakout Nation, Dec. 2011]
Joe Baron, a Republican from Texas, is a fount of stupidity. An outspoken climate change denier, he is the single person most responsible for the inaction of Congress on the issue for decades. Since the US is the world’s worst polluter, Baron is personally responsible for more pollution than any other person in the world. Among other things, he claims that CO2 cannot be responsible for global warming because it’s not poisonous. He claims that wind generators slow down the wind, and therefore contribute to global warming (if there were such a thing, one assumes). His stupidity breaches other fields as well. The Economist, hardly a liberal medium, featured him in its “Profiles in Stupidity” column.
Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) warned that President Barack Obama could soon take away the freedom to purchase cheap shoes if his health care reform law was allowed to stand. She thinks if people are required to buy insurance they will be required to buy other things, such as expensive shoes and supermarket items. [Raw Story, 31 October 2013]
All 27 Republican senators who voted recently to raise the debt ceiling, pay the nation’s bills, and reopen the government (and arguably do their jobs), voted in favor of a symbolic “resolution to disapprove” of that vote. [Alternet, 3 November 2013]
David Barton, potential challenger to John Cornyn, R-Texas for his Senate seat, explains that global warming is most certainly man-made. The “Christian historian” explains that it’s not because of those icky fossil fuels we’ve been burning, but it’s because of abortion. [Freak Out Nation, 4 November 2013]
Every natural disaster brings out lots of people who lack elementary reasoning powers, but have nonetheless figured out why the latest disaster happened. Previous earthquakes, forest fires, tornadoes, and so on have been caused by gays, Obamacare, same-sex marriage, liberals, the national debt, Obama, abortion, yada-yada.
“Texas Tea Partier Louie Gohmert was out stumping this week, bizarrely bragging that the devastating shutdown was necessary because people would ‘suffer and potentially die’ because of the Affordable Care Act. Yup, nothing kills people faster than health insurance. It is deadly stuff.” [Alternet, 10 November 2013]