Today In Sedition News: Marco Rubio

Deep thoughts from Marco Rubio

Deep thoughts from Marco Rubio

That voice of the New Generation of Bircher Leadership and beloved grandson figure of Wingnuts over the age of 65 and under the age of death, Marco ‘Big Gulp’ Rubio tells us to ignore Supreme Court rulings, you know, if you don’t like them:

“We are clearly called, in the Bible, to adhere to our civil authorities, but that conflicts with also a requirement to adhere to God’s rules. When those two come in conflict, God’s rules always win. In essence, if we are ever ordered by a government authority to personally violate and sin, violate God’s law and sin, if we’re ordered to stop preaching the gospel, if we’re ordered to perform a same-sex marriage as someone presiding over it, we are called to ignore that. We cannot abide by that because government is compelling us to sin.”

It’s disingenuous rhetoric to imply that the government will compel people to stop preaching and start gay-marrying the ‘mos. Clearly he’s trying to agitate the mouth-breathers, fetus-fondling god-botherers, and I hope he’s ready when they take action. It’s only a matter of time.

(TPM Livewire, Right Wing Watch, Crooks and Liars, we’re all seeing the same thing.)

The Quotable Ben Carson

Carson said WHAT?!

Carson said WHAT?!

“Someone has tried to make [Abortion] into an issue of women’s rights,” the GOP hopeful told the crowd. “What about the baby? You know, it’s one of the most sacred relationships in the universe, a mother and that child inside of her. How have we become so distorted that we have managed to convince women that that baby inside of her is her enemy and that she has a right.” (Raw Story)

The Hot House Flowers of the New Confederacy

We begin, as we must, with a quote from The Hill:

“Donald Trump’s rhetoric since the Paris terrorist attacks appears to have helped him with GOP primary voters, according to most polls. But Republican insiders are concerned that his words could come back to haunt the party as it seeks to appeal to a broader audience.”

I’m going to continue to bang my spoon on my highchair: Donald Trump is the GOP, the more terrible the crap he says, the higher his polls go.

The Insiders in the article are so full of shit that their eyes are brown. They are not concerned that hateful, ignorant rhetoric will hurt the United States, they are concerned that it will hurt the Republican Party brand:

“There is a lot of danger in some of the things that Trump has said, for a party that needs to reach out to Hispanics, needs to reach out to young voters, needs to reach out to women. Some of the rhetoric will be put back into play in the fall, and it is not positive,” [Ed Rollins] said.

Republican insiders like Ed Rollins cultivated the bigots, nurtured them like hot house flowers, gave them a teaspoon of water and a steady feed of Fox News bullshit. And now he is worried about reaching out to hispanics, youth, and women? And let us not forget that Rollins was St. Ronnie’s campaign manager in 1984, and who was his deputy? Lee Atwater, who is probably best known as the architect of The Southern Strategy. Cry me a fucking river, Rollins. You should be the first person Audrey II gobbles up.

Your Sunday Bottomless Flute of Stupid


“We’re paying them about $15,000 a year in free health care, free food, free shelter, free clothing, free transportation,” Brooks said. “That answers very quickly why so many of them want to come to the United States of America.”

“We’re paying them to come here,” the Alabama congressman concluded. “It’s a paid vacation!”

–Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL), whose work year in 2014 consisted of 133 days (at best, if he didn’t miss any). (Think Progress)

Refugees Are The New Ebola

Before_the_Parade_Passes_ByThis morning I saw that the refugee freak-out is continuing in The New Confederacy, and it reminded me of the Great 2014 Ebola Freakout:

…and so on. The last link at first seemed disingenuous because of all the governors who are freaking out are Republicans, except for New Hampshire*. Methinks that there might be something political going on.

Anyway, you might recall in the midterm election year of 2014 that all the usual suspects were calling for a fence on the southern border (always the southern border, hmmm) to keep out the Ebola (at first they were not talking about people, just the virus). Some of the louder and stranger members of Y’all Qaeda (OK, Screwie Louie Gohmert) were saying that Ebola-infected Islamic terrorist babies were coming through the border to jihadi us to death with their virus-fu. The frenzy was like watching a beagle in a vacuum cleaner factory.

(My personal favorite panderer was Gov. Sammiches quarantining the nurse AFTER she had tested negative for the virus.)

And when the public health crisis never happened, the media and Wingnuttia dropped the story like it never happened, and then Bobby Ewing stepped out of he shower, and the whole thing was a fever dream.

My bet is that when/if the refugees arrive the usual suspects will pitch a furious fit and then drop it when nothing happens and the refugees settle in.

*my bad. Maine has a Republican Governor.

Eiron, the Goddess of Irony, laughed so hard she farted

Jeebus weeps

Jeebus weeps

Says Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley:

“After full consideration of this weekend’s attacks of terror on innocent citizens in Paris, I will oppose any attempt to relocate Syrian refugees to Alabama through the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program. …Please continue to join me in praying for those who have suffered loss and for those who will never allow freedom to fade at the hands of terrorists.”

Jeebus weeps.

Betelgeuse! Betelgeuse! Betelgeuse!

I’m late to the party, I didn’t watch the debate last night (didn’t know about it in time, actually, and made other plans. Debbie Wasserman Schultz is a f***ing tactical genius, nest-ce pas?)… so I’m just reading through some of the coverage and I gotta ask: honest-to-blog, what is it with Y’all Qaeda wanting the Dims to say Radical Islam?

Oh, wait, wrong transcript… here we go!

JOHN DICKERSON: Marco Rubio, also running for president, said that this attack showed– in– the attack in Paris showed that we are at war with radical Islam. Do you agree with that characterization, radical Islam?

HILLARY CLINTON: I don’t think we’re at war with Islam. I don’t think we at war with all Muslims. I think we’re at war with jihadists who have–

JOHN DICKERSON: Just to interrupt, he– he didn’t say all Muslims. He just said radical Islam. Is that a phrase you don’t…

These people are nuts. Wingnuttia wants the left to say Radical Islam, then I think we have to declare that they must say that Fundamentalist Christian Terrorism also exists.

Name it and know it, is what they want and that sword cuts both ways.

UPDATE 1: Rubio was not alone:

Frank Luntz Speaks!


I hate to break the news to you, Frankie, but Democrats are Americans, too.

Some Fries With Your Stupid, Wingnuttia?


“The Spanish-language network Telemundo is in talks with the Democratic National Committee about possibly scheduling a new candidate forum with the Dem presidential candidates, after the Republican National Committee canceled its debate on NBC News and the NBC-owned Telemundo to protest CNBC’s handling of last week’s gathering… If this comes to fruition, Democrats would effectively be moving into the breach created by the RNC’s decision. It would mean Democrats end up holding two debate-style events on Spanish-language networks, since they are already set to hold a Univision debate in March.”

I am a-feared the great rebranding is bursting into flames.

The Fever Dreams of Wingnuttia, Cont.

Hey guys, remember during the 2012 Goat Rodeo when Wingnuttia knew that they were going to win because they had their own polls with their own math that proved that they have it in the bag?

They are kinda doing it again:

How the FBI Could Derail Hillary Clinton’s Presidential Run

“James Comey – not Bernie Sanders — is the biggest challenge to Hillary Clinton’s presidential ambitions, a prospect that should keep the former Secretary of State up at night. The fiercely independent head of the FBI is directing the investigation into Clinton’s use of a personal email server and attendant issues raised during the Benghazi inquiry, which could lead to indictments of the former Secretary of State or her various aides.”

And now here’s a taste from NewMax, who believes that the Republicans really got Hillary but good on the benghazi! Benghazi! BENGHAZI!!1! committee hearings:

It doesn’t matter that the FBI is not investigating Clinton, let alone investigating a crime, Y’all Qaeda believe that she will be arrested and that the entire country will vote in their guy (or maybe just proclaim him the winner and skip the vote) and then they can kick all the filthy hippies hiding under their beds as a reward, and banish them to a penal colony somewhere. It’s really amazing.