Saturday, October 25, 2014

Political Crazies

Joni Ernst -  Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate from Iowa loves guns and the NRA.  In 2012, at an NRA event, she said she would use her gun to defend herself against the U.S Government, if necessary.  You just never know when the big, bad, ol' guv'mint might go after little Joni.

“I have a beautiful little Smith & Wesson, 9 millimeter, and it goes with me virtually everywhere.”

Gun nut, you bet.  As 2014 began she put out an ad in which she points a gun at the camera and “vows to ‘unload’ on Obamacare.”

Ernst is not merely a gun nut, she’s also a teapot crackpot who thinks that states can “nullify” federal laws they consider unconstitutional; and that state lawmen can lock up the feds for trying to enforce federal laws.

Ernst wants Obamacare repealed claiming it’s unconstitutional.  And therefore, Iowa can "nullify" Obamacare in the state.   Local cops should arrest any government persons who try to implement it in Iowa.  

She favors doing away with the federal minimum wage, the EPA, the Department of Education and the IRS.

When it comes to abortion, she’s against it.  She favors the notion that “personhood” begins with conception and thus is anti-birth control.

She does not believe in climate change and if there was such a thing she's certain that human beings have nothing to do with it. 

Oh, best of all, she wants to impeach the president because he has become a “dictator."

Jason Chaffetz, a Republican in the U.S. Congress. doesn’t know that we do not have a surgeon general because the NRA warned the Congress not to vote on Obama’s nominee, Dr. Vivek Murthy. Chaffetz couldn’t understand why the surgeon general isn’t heading up the fight against Ebola.  Later, when corrected, he tried to cover himself by saying of course he knew we don’t have a surgeon general but he was aware we have an acting surgeon general and he was talking about the Office of the Surgeon General anyway.  Hint:  No, he wasn’t.  He’s a dumbass!

Marilinda Garcia, candidate for the U.S. House from New Hampshire, gave a speech against same-sex marriage in 2012.  That's OK.  She has a right to express her beliefs.  Problem is she plagiarized parts of the speech from a 2010 editorial in the National Review.  Hey, anything goes when you're working for Jebus.

Scott Brown again, now running for U.S. Senator from New Hampshire, listed himself as a state senator in Mass on a $244 donation he gave himself on Sept. 9.  Well, New Hampshire and Massachusetts are close, right?  Poor fellow needs someplace to call home. 

Elizabeth Hasselbeck thinks there’s a link between the NFL and Benghazi.  (From the Huffington Post).  No one would ever think there was a link between Hasselbeck and an IQ.  Well, maybe a rock.

Nick Muzin is the Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Adviser for Ted Cruz.  One of the nicest things we could say about Mr. Cruz is that he's a boil on the butt of the U.S. Senate.  The other day Muzin tweeted that before Obamacare came on the scene, “there had never been a confirmed case of Ebola in the U.S."  In other words, Ebola is Obama’s fault.  Later, when confronted with this nonsense, Muzin said he was just joking.  Sure he was.  Not.  (From Daily Kos)  Muzin's working for the right guy, though.  Two crazies!

How about we split the U.S. into two countries:  The U.S. and Reagan?  Well, a moron who at one time was an aide in the Reagan administration, Douglas MacKinnon, has proposed just that in his book, “The Secessionist States of America: The Blueprint for Creating a Traditional Values Country…Now”.

MacKinnon wants to start with South Carolina, Georgia and Florida and form a new nation called “Reagan.”  But why did he not include the rest of the deep South?  Why not Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia?  And where the hell is Texas, the biggest of the whole cotton-pickin’ mess?

Reagan can’t include Texas, says MacKinnon because “there have been a number of incursions into Texas and other places from some of the folks in Mexico.”  Heh, heh.  Has he ever been to South Florida?  What a moron!

This also came from Daily Kos.

Thom Tillis, the ethically-challenged Speaker of the North Carolina House, we’ve dealt with before but here are some of his "family values."

He supports a personhood amendment and would ban abortion in all instances.  He’s led attempts to ban contraceptives, defund Planned Parenthood and to regulate abortion providers in such a way they’d be forced out of business.

He’s a racist and has worked to stifle the black vote with restrictive voting laws.

Tillis opposes same-sex marriage and denies climate change.  Like Ernst, he wants to get rid of the federal minimum wage.  He has been involved in cutting millions of dollars from education and blocking the expansion of Medicaid.

His latest foray into nuttiness involves his fear that Ebola-infected folks will swim across the Rio Grande from Mexico and spread the virus all over God's country.

Michael Savage.  A true nogoodnik radio talk show host.  He’s pissed off because veterans come home with PTSD and says they’re making the nation weaker.

Veterans with PTSD are a “bunch of losers" and they should emulate Savage.

“You need men like me to save the country,” he said.  “You need men to stand up and stop crying like a baby over everything […] men are so weak and so narcissistic […] no wonder ISIS can defeat our military.”

Larry Klayman.  A nasty man.  A lawyer.  A year or two ago he led a revolution to rid the White House of Obama but nobody showed up.  Now he has “filed a lawsuit against President Obama for ‘providing material support and aid to international terrorism and facilitating terrorism’ by not implementing a travel ban on people from countries facing an Ebola outbreak.”

Obama, says Klayman, is partial to “his African brothers” and has put “whites and others who are not black or Muslim to the back of the bus…"

Layman doesn’t want any violence, but what he does want is for "Obama to be taken alive and deported and pay for his inadequacies under the rule of law.”

Down in Texas, where politicians still get elected even though most everything they say is indecipherable from a cowpie, there's a GOP representative named Steve Stockman who thinks that Obama is sitting on his hands regarding the Ebola crisis because he wants the virus to spread over the country so he can declare emergency powers and take over as dictator. 

And for a final bit of crazy, we’ll head back to Texas to Dallas, to the First Baptist Church, to the pastor, Robert Jeffress.  Jeffress has already been certified crazy by most of the sane people on earth, partly because in a sermon back in 2012 he said that while President Obama was not the anti-Christ, he is  “paving the way for the future reign of the Antichrist.”

Okay, first of all, the Jesus of the gospels is an imaginary figure.  The Christ that Paul preached was a mythical heavenly person who had no substantial connection to the imaginary Jesus of the gospels.

But Southern Baptist preachers like Jeffers are basically ignorant of the Bible and how it came to be and what it all means.  The Christianity of the Southern Baptist tradition is a pagan blend of mythical and legendary stupidity and 19th century religious fundamentalism. 

None of that withstanding, on October 24, Bill O’Reilly of FAUX News, had Mr. Jeffress as a guest on his TV show during which Jeffress spoke of Islam as a “false religion” and ol’ Bill remained silent.  That's no doubt because O'Reilly, of the fictional books filled with fibs about Lincoln and Jesus and the Crucifixion, agreed with Jeffress. 

Now, in the first place, anybody who believes in a mythical figure called the anti-Christ should not be taken seriously about anything!  Nothing!  And anybody who would claim that our president is so evil as to pave the way for this non-existent anti-Christ should be run out of town on a rail, not be kowtowed to on a television program.

I have nothing good to say about Islam.  But it still gets my shorts in a knot when a creep like Jeffress, who represents another historically reprehensible religion, can claim another religion is “false,” implying therefore that his is the Truth and do so while smearing the president of the United States, the shoes of which Mr. Jeffress, in his wildest dreams, could never fill! 

What a screwy world we live in.  It often seems much more like the 16th century than the 21st. 


William Kendall said...

Wow. Of all of them, who's the dumbest? That depends on which one's speaking at any given time.

Bob Poris said...

I thought most of this was unusual, but fear it might be more common than I thought.

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