Monday, May 27, 2013

10 Crazy Things The Right Did This Week

In their series, "The Tea Party And The Right," Alternet's post, "10 Crazy Things The Right Did This Week," or  "It's been another week of the insane, inane, and outright offensive," is a perfect piece to entertain and educate us on this national holiday:

"It's been another week of the insane, inane, and outright offensive. Here's your top ten - with illustrations:

"1.  Pennsylvania governor can't find any Latinos to work for him. Gov. Tom Corbett (R-PA) told a Spanish-language newspaper this week that he didn't have any Latinos working for him. There are approximately 18,000 Latinos just in the Harrisburg, PA area alone.



"2.  Pennsylvania governor remembers single Latino who works for him. A day after saying he didn't have any Latinos working for him, Corbett suddenly remembered a single Latino appointee working in his administration.


"3.  Conservatives freak out over Boy Scouts decision to admit gays. Here's the ten best conservative freak-outs over the group's decision to admit gay scouts while maintaining a ban on gay leaders.



"4.  Tea Party congressman mansplains his anti-abortion views. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), speaking at a hearing about an unconstitutional ban on abortion after 20 weeks that House Republicans are championing, told a witness that she should've been forced to wait and give birth rather than have an abortion even though her fetus had no brain function.



"5.  Top Republican called Obama's national security speech "a victory for terrorists." The comments were made by Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), the top Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee. Chambliss defeated a decorated, triple amputee veteran in 2002 by running an ad juxtaposing his opponent with images of Osama bin Laden.



"6.  Texas GOP continued its obsession with limiting women's rights. The Texas GOP introduced another 24 anti-abortion bills this year, but thankfully none of them advanced.


"7.  This man could be the next Lieutenant Governor of Virginia. Virginia Republicans nominated an extremely anti-gay, anti-abortion minister who has a long history of making insensitive and inflammatory comments. Here's his 20 craziest tweets.


Bishop E W Jackson @ewjsr
If Bill Clinton was the "first black President," Barack Obama is the "first homosexual President," based on their respective affinities.
4:20 PM - 10 Oct 2009

"8.  RNC chair melts down. In an effort to attack the president, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus threw out attacks so over the top that the Morning Joe crew called him out.


"9.  GOP senator says implementing Obamacare is just like an illegal coverup. Because of her efforts to implement Obamcare, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) likened Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to convicted criminal Oliver North.


"10. GOP senator defends Apple's efforts to avoid billions of dollars in U.S. taxes. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), in a move reminiscent of Rep. Joe Barton's infamous apology to BP in the wake of its disastrous oil spill, apologized to top Apple officials for being called in front of the Senate to explain how they use complex structures and gimmicks to avoid paying U.S. taxes."


The Conservatives and their spokesman would seem entertaining to the average Martian on his first visit here if it wasn't for the horrific aftereffects of such comments:  the belief instilled not only in their Sheeplets that they are telling the truth, but also the belief of the average uninformed voter in the Conservatives' lies after the media and think tanks get through with them.


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