This Week in Republican Idiocy

Republicans saying anything intelligent or compassionate is about as common as the Pope wearing a condom.  However these past few days, the GOP and the Teabaggers have gone out of their way to show their idiocy, nastiness and disdain of anything humane can always reach a new low.

  • Rep. Darrell Issa of California was outraged that Obama stated in his SOTU that companies should have to inform the public what chemicals they are dumping into the ground.
  • Sen. Mike Lee of Utah protested this point from the SOTU – Obama suggesting we not let kids drop out of school until they’re 18.  “That’s none of his business!…These are matters for state and local government.”
  • Presidential candidate and 15%-tax payer Mitt Romney: “Well, the banks aren’t bad people. They’re just overwhelmed right now.”
  • State Sen. Ralph Shortey of Oklahoma introduced a bill in the state legislature “prohibiting the sale or manufacture of food or products which contain aborted human fetuses” even though he is not aware of this occurring in Oklahoma or anywhere.  Shortey cited research he did on the internet.
  • Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich stated that US would have a base on the moon by the end of this second term.
  • Mayor Joseph Maturo of East Haven, CT said he “might have tacos when I go home” when asked by WPIX reporter Mario Diaz what he would do for the Latino community.
  • Rep. Jeff Fortenberry introduced the Respect for Rights of Conscience Act to ensure that all providers can back out of contraception coverage if they claim religious objection. Fortenberry claimed that birth control “is unrelated to the basic needs of health care” and Obama was bailing out Planned Parenthood
  • Romney (again):  “I released two years of taxes and I think the average is almost 15 percent. And then also, on top of that, I gave another more 15 percent to charity. When you add it together with all of the taxes and the charity, particularly in the last year, I think it reaches almost 40 percent that I gave back to the community.” Romney (who thinks corporations are people, and people like him are corporations) justifies that his rate on the fact that capital gains are taxed twice, first on the corporate level and then when distributed.  Romney also wants you to think his donations to the church are actually a tax
  • Presidential candidate and complete douchebag Rick Santorum claimed that the president’s decision to de-emphasize abstinence programs suggests that Obama wants “people to be in poverty.”
  • Gingrich (again) claimed his multiple affairs “make me more normal than somebody who wanders around seeming perfect” because he can understand “the human condition and challenges of life for normal people.”
  • Colorado Republicans are preparing to expand gun rights, bringing back legislation that would allow concealed weapons in schools (including elementary) and let businesses use deadly force against intruders.
  • Santorum (again) explained that sexual assault (rape) victims should “accept this horribly created” pregnancy because it is “nevertheless a gift in a very broken way” and that, when it comes down to it, a victim just has “to make the best of a bad situation“
  • Hal Rounds of the Tennessee Teabaggers stated that the group wants to introduce a proposal to remove references to minorities in American history textbooks, along with any negative portrayals of the wealthy white men who led the nation in the early years. He further added that the group wants to address “an awful lot of made-up criticism about, for instance, the founders intruding on the Indians or having slaves or being hypocrites in one way or another.
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12 Responses to This Week in Republican Idiocy

  1. Matty Boy says:

    Over on my blog, I go with the question from Univision asking Mitt if he would officially be the first Mexican-American president.


  2. Lsamsa says:

    I think the U.S. has become ‘The Twilight Zone’ on steroids.


  3. knowdoubt says:

    I like Newticles promoting that if he is elected “we” the U.S. are going to make the moon the 51st state, that should go over well with the rest of the world? I don’t see why we don’t just take the Sun too and control the light distributed to the rest of the world based on how they behave or even more importantly, their attitute.


  4. Count Typo says:

    You might consider apologizing to the British and asking them to come back. They’ll be way easier to deal with than the Chinese.


  5. Stevie G says:

    Its way too early for my brain to melt, but the collective DUMB just did it. Thanks, Tengrain.


  6. Bruce388 says:

    A whole week without mentioning Jesus? Is this a complete list?


  7. Bruce388 says:

    Another one from Mittens:

    “I believe in an America where millions of Americans believe in an America that’s the America millions of Americans believe in. That’s the America I love.”

    Must have been a bug in the software.


  8. Stevie G says:

    Whoa. Credit where credit is due. Sorry to lay the blame on you, Tengrain. Thanks for the brain melt, Axel.
    Correction made, mistake acknowledged.


  9. JohnnyB says:

    Sexual assault is still sex .. and, okay, assault, but sex too … it’s fun and feels good in a broken way. So why don’t women enjoy it and then glory in the gift of childbirth later?


  10. Dimitrios says:

    I think the entire GOP should join Neut in his Lunar Colony capsule, and that it should be built by Halliburton.


  11. Grung_e_Gene says:

    The Fightin’ Whitey’s!!! Who are they fighting? Why slavery, tirelessly and reverse racism which is the REAL Racism!


  12. PWL says:

    Is there something in the water that’s making us all crazy? Maybe we’re the world’s repository for defective genes–especially the brainial ones? Maybe when us’uns all emigrated here from the Old World, it wasn’t ’cause we were bolder and better than anyone else, but because we were the losers and the fuckups? And all the interbreeding over the last 400 years has made us double crazy and double stupid? I just don’know how to explain the massive amount of Crazy that’s out there these days….


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