Category Archives: pure wingnuttery

QotD

Rand Paul, being retarded.

“Just because a couple people on the Supreme Court declare something to be ‘constitutional’ does not make it so. The whole thing remains unconstitutional,”

Well then why do we even have a Supreme Court, chucklefuck? Obviously you know better than them, we might as well skip the whole thing and let you jacknuts decide everything.

I love it when the right doesn’t get their way and suddenly the problem is that everyone else is just some piddly nobody trying to ruin things.

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And the birther movement continues…

What I want everyone to remember is that this has nothing to do with protecting the integrity of the Constitutional requirements for holding office, and everything with people doing whatever they can to prevent Obama from getting elected.

“First, I have been on the record since 2009 that I believe the president was born in Hawaii. I am not a birther,” [Arizona Secretary of State Ken] Bennett said in his statement.

“At the request of a constituent, I asked the state of Hawaii for a verification in lieu of certified copy,” he said. “We’re merely asking them to officially confirm they have the president’s birth certificate in their possession and are awaiting their response.”

The better question is whether this would similarly be extended to every candidate. After all, if he believes Obama to have been born in Hawaii, he should also ask for verification from every other candidate who he believes to be a natural born citizen. For every office.

What’s really pathetic is that guys like Bennett lack the balls to come out and say they don’t believe Obama is American, and hide behind “at the request of a constituent”. As though he were beholden to do whatever random constituents ask him to. Like next week we’ll read “I find them uncomfortable, but at the request of a constituent, I’ll be wearing burlap pants for the remainder of the month.”

Romney’s Etching and Sketching gets even more hilarious

This one just… I don’t… how can… bluh?

At a campaign stop today in Portsmouth, NH, Mitt Romney portrayed President Obama as a foe — and himself a champion — of the poor, noting the “greater and greater gap between those that have the most and those that have the least” and accusing President Obama of being “focused on taking away from those that have the least.”

“I want to help everybody, particularly those that are being left behind,” said Romney, who memorably told CNN he’s “not concerned about the very poor” in February. “I want to help the poor. I want to help the middle class get the kinds of jobs that raise their income. Let’s focus on helping the people who need the help the most.”

I’m kinda curious which policies Mitt is referring to of his that are so kind to the poor, and which of Obama’s coddle the wealthy. And doesn’t this kinda go against the normal talking point that Democrats are all about punishing success in order to pour money into low-productivity wallets?

I think we all misunderstood the etch-a-sketch comment. Everyone interpreted it like someone drawing a fine picture on one, and then shaking it to draw a new one. Maybe it’s more like how real people use the things: you try a couple lines, it looks fucking terrible, so you shake it up and try again, repeat.

This is why Newt is a big crybaby

He’s out there claiming FOX was “in the tank” for Romney from the beginning.

Newt Gingrich lambasted FOX News Channel, accusing the cable network of having been in the tank for Mitt Romney from the beginning of the Republican presidential fight. An employee himself of the news outlet as recently as last year, he also cited former colleagues for attacking him out of what he characterized as personal jealousy.

“I think FOX has been for Romney all the way through,” Gingrich said during the private meeting — to which RealClearPolitics was granted access — at Wesley College. “In our experience, Callista and I both believe CNN is less biased than FOX this year. We are more likely to get neutral coverage out of CNN than we are of FOX, and we’re more likely to get distortion out of FOX. That’s just a fact.”

He spent the rest of the meeting continuing to claim he wasn’t at ALL a government insider, that everyone is totally against him, that he’s still going to campaign until the convention and that his very existence is… well, just read for yourself.

“That’s why if you will help me carry Delaware, it will be that big a jolt, because it breaks up their narrative so decisively, and it actually says, ‘Oh gosh, people actually get to make a decision, not just the power structure,’ ” Gingrich said. “And so I’d be very grateful if any of you feel comfortable endorsing me in public, doing it on Facebook, doing it on Twitter — I mean whatever techniques you want to use — issuing a press release. I think we have a real shot to pull this off.”

Keep in mind we’re talking about Newt Goddamn Gingrich here. The guy who wouldn’t even be on the ballot if FOX hadn’t been throwing him in our faces for the last few years. This isn’t some darkhorse like Ron Paul who actually came up through genuine grassroots enthusiasm.

But see, this is what I’m getting at when I go into my more polemic tirades about Republican politicians or right-wing mouthpieces. The gist of what Gingrich is saying is that the only possible reason he could have gotten negative press is that FOX was biased against him and shilling for the Romney campaign. The reaction to criticism is like a small child: you stamp your feet and call the person who said it a big meanie head and I never wanted to be in your club anyway.

Allen West channels Joe McCarthy

Quite literally. Claims there is a finite number of card-carrying Communists in Congress and that he knows what that number is.

When a questioner asked West about Marxists in “the American legislature,” some in the crowd jeered, but West took a different approach.

“No, it’s a good question,” he said, adding: “I believe there is about 78 to 81 members of the Democratic Party that are members of the Communist Party.”

After a long pause, West adds that he is talking about the Congressional Progressive Caucus, a group of 76 of the more liberal Democrats in the U.S. House.

You know who hates it when Republicans say this? Communists. But the funny thing is, they have a fair point. Nowhere else in the world are “communist” and “socialist” such vile words, because over here they aren’t associated with actual ideologies, but rather that nebulous bogeyman of the USSR dictatorship. It’s a word not used to describe a mode of thought; it’s used in the same way one would say “Nazi”.

This is the problem.

Sean Hannity has a series called “Barack Obama’s Apology Tour” (no I won’t link to it) which chronicles times where Obama went around apologizing for things on behalf of the country. This is intended to be a bad thing, and something to be used against Obama.

See this is why I bristle at the right. To them, apologies are for weak people. Strong, brave people just plow on ahead, and if they make mistakes they apparently never acknowledge them or admit to them. It all ties into that “American exceptionalism” nonsense they always plod on about. But that’s not what adults do. Adults apologize when they do wrong. Remember when Pope John Paul II apologized for the past sins of the Catholic Church? How monumental that was? If Sean Hannity had been in charge, that wouldn’t have happened.

The US has squandered a lot of good will over the past decade, so it’s damn good to have a president who can show some humility. How novel. A president who shows humility and talks about hope for the future. And that’s what he is mocked for.

Okay now the GOP’s just blatantly being anti-woman

How could a bill intended to expand protection against domestic violence possibly be controversial? When Republicans are on an anti-vagina crusade, that’s how.

Republicans say the measure, under the cloak of battered women, unnecessarily expands immigration avenues by creating new definitions for immigrant victims to claim battery. More important, they say, it fails to put in safeguards to ensure that domestic violence grants are being well spent. It also dilutes the focus on domestic violence by expanding protections to new groups, like same-sex couples, they say.

Only the GOP could “defend” an anti-woman stance by admitting to being anti-immigrant and anti-gay. “No no,” they say. “We’re not anti-woman! We just don’t want immigrants and queers to get help!”