The four most recent Teapublican-related news items to hit my newsfeed (which draws from at least ten different sources) demonstrate that factual validity, accuracy, sense and indeed sanity no longer have a place in the party of my forefathers:
Michele Bachmann (R-Loony Bin) is conflating starving, traumatized illegal immigrant children with rapists and invaders:
“Foreign nationals that have come into the United States are between 300- to 500,000,” Bachmann told an incredulous Crossfire co-host Van Jones. “My heart is broken for a female college student in Minnesota who was raped, murdered and mutilated by a foreign national who came into our country.”
Todd “Legitimate Rape” Akin is now accusing the Repubs of sabotaging his campaign because, well, I’m not quite sure, but Kray-Kray is clearly involved:
Former Missouri Rep. Todd Akin continues his comeback tour today with an interview with the Daily Caller, in which he blames his 2012 Senate loss on “the direct attacks of the Republican Party leadership on our campaign,” which he says were part of the party establishment’s effort to push an “anti-American agenda.”
Akin claims his own party sunk his campaign with “censorship of the truth” because they were afraid of the “elite liberal media.”
Akin, for his part, was apparently merely trying to generate “patriotism in the hearts of Americans” when he claimed that survivors of “legitimate rape” do not become pregnant.
Open Carry Texas, a load of Teabagging, seditious, racist fuckwits, is planning to march through a black neighborhood, brandishing their long guns at the law-abiding locals.
Open Carry Texas, a gun rights advocacy group, announced that they have scheduled their march through the Fifth Ward in Houston. The march, which was initially scheduled for Juneteenth but postponed at the last minute, will feature open-carry enthusiasts marching through the streets of the predominantly black Houston neighborhood carrying long assault rifles.
Open Carry Texas also announced that they’ll have a real-life black person marching with them, Maurice Muhammad. As Liberaland pointed out, Muhammad is a radical who promotes the killing of police officers on his Facebook page. He also is apparently the leader of a group that openly wishes for a race war. Liberaland also pointed out that OCT’s blog entry is more about Grisham’s own issues with the law than his concerns about the black community. While he talks a big game about unfair laws regarding gun ownership, and he positions himself as some kind of civil rights fighter, the reality is that he himself has a conviction on his record and cannot apply for a conceal-carry license.
And it turns out that Republican women think they themselves are too stupid to understand basic math, so men need to dumb down their speech so women can understand it:
““Men do tend to talk about things on a much higher level,” Ellmers said. “Many of my male colleagues, when they go to the House floor, you know, they’ve got some pie chart or graph behind them and they’re talking about trillions of dollars and how, you know, the debt is awful…We need our male colleagues to understand that if you can bring it down to a woman’s level and what everything that she is balancing in her life — that’s the way to go,”.
Four news articles in a row. Nary a one of them involving rational, substantive, fact-based foreign or domestic policy. All of them involving lunatics saying lunatic things. And honestly, I can hardly remember when this sort of psychopathology didn’t dominate Republican party discourse.
The lot of them need medicated, treated, and counseled so they can become productive, useful members of society. Because right now, the inmates have escaped the asylum and have taken over much of our government, and most of our media. Anybody know where we can get bulk discounts on Haldol and EST?