Daily Archives: February 11, 2012

Speaking of right-wing insanity

At that same CPAC, they suggested referring to birth control as “abortion” to try and get public support to turn against it. I wish I was kidding.

“This is religious freedom. If they can tell the Catholic Church that they have to provide contraception to their employees, then they can also tell National Right to Life that we have to provide abortions for our employees.”

“This revised HHS mandate does nothing to change the fundamentally anti-religious, anti-conscience and anti-life contraceptive mandate.”

“This new situation that’s coming down [from the Obama administration] is actually an abortion mandate. As an organization we’re going to be more disciplined about talking about the abortion mandate coming from HHS and I would encourage you all to do the same.”

You want to know why I consider most right-wingers to be off their nut? Because birth control can send them into a frenzy like this. Birth control. But then, these are religious leaders like Tony Perkins who want to legislate from the Bible, so no surprises.

NRA official claims Obama wants to outlaw guns

Why do conservatives get away with spouting conspiratorial nonsense and still be considered mainstream and respectable?

“All that first term, lip service to gun owners is just part of a massive Obama conspiracy to deceive voters and hide his true intentions to destroy the Second Amendment during his second term,” [NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre] said.

“We see the president’s strategy crystal clear: Get re-elected and, with no more elections to worry about, get busy dismantling and destroying our firearms’ freedom, erase the Second Amendment from the Bill of Rights and excise it from the U.S. Constitution.”

Aside from the thinly veiled sexism of claiming that every woman on the Supreme Court is anti-gun, Wayne LaFruit doesn’t have any real reason to be babbling about this beyond, y’know, OMG LIBERAL. Sure, he’s got a strong record on gun control, but there’s nothing in there to suggest he’d try to ban guns and destroy the 2nd Amendment for no good goddamn reason.