Category Archives: Dumbass Republicans

IMPEACH THE BLACK GUY! IMPEACH THE BLACK GUY!

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The crazy in Wingnuttia is running deep.

Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold was conducting a townhall meeting in Luling, Texas two days ago, when a loon asked him if the congressman was ready to support a motion to impeach Barack Obama on the grounds that the President had committed birther fraud was black. Farenthold responds and in the process does the party of bigots and idiots proud.

UPDATE: Someone wasn’t happy with the negative publicity this video generated. It’s been removed from YouTube. Until I locate a replacement, view it here.

 

As Steve Benen points out, what is extraordinary here is that the Republican congressman makes no attempt to justify why it is he wishes to impeach President Obama. It appears that when addressing BWBs (baggers, wingers and birthers), simply stating that you want to impeach the President is enough to satisfy that crowd of bloodthirsty crazies. No valid reason for impeachment required. Say that you want to do bad things to Obama and you’re guaranteed that the crowd goes home happy.

The following YouTube comment on Blake Farenthold made from someone who goes by the handle, dayglowgreendoor , made me laugh. Yes, I know that stereotyping is a bad thing, but I laughed anyway. Sorry.

Dang this jegglee govarnment feller be dangt sexay & purdee jest likes Al-Rushboo. It be makin my hart beet reel hard cuz this feller so dang sexay & purdee. Usns WHITE POWER jegglee fellers gots to make this heer feller a porsiton in the WHITE POWER HOUSE when Glens Bekk & Al-Rushboo gets preserdentin whens Obammer gits embpeecht fer bein a sochallest birtht Afrackan & stupit like a dangt moran. WHITE POWER FELLERS FER WHITE POWER FELLERS!! EMBPEECH OBAMMER! USA USA USA WHITE POWER

Most worrisome thought concerning the above comment is that I actually understood it all. Hmmm…

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Louie Gohmert Says Republicans Are Not Evil

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Representative Comedian Louie Gohmert is unhappy that people actually think of Republicans as evil simply because his party wishes to cut food stamps for 2 million low-income families with children. Gohmert’s reasoning is that he has constituents who have seen poor people purchase king crab legs with food stamps.

 “He [Louie’s constituent] looks at the king crab legs [being bought by a person with food stamps] and looks at his ground meat and realizes because he does pay income tax, he doesn’t get more back than he pays in. He is actually helping pay for the king crab legs when he can’t pay for them for himself.”

I will refrain from commenting on this story and will instead refer you to a comments thread over at Raw Story which pretty much covers anything I’d want to say about Mr. Gohmert.

Reader 1: I can’t help it, I would love to castrate this little fucking weasel.

Reader 2: He actually resembles a eunuch so you may be too late.

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GOP – America’s White Party

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Surprise, surprise. Stupidity is alive and well in the racist wing of the conservative movement.

Eagle Forum’s Phyllis Schlafly is riled up about comprehensive immigration reform, and she has hardly been hiding the reason why. Last month, Schlafly predicted that comprehensive reform would be “suicide for the Republican Party” because immigrants “come from a country” where they expect “a handout” from the government. Last week, she lamented that today’s immigrants are less patriotic than the “Irish, Italian, Jewish, etc.” immigrants of “earlier generations.” Then, she claimed that Mitt Romney lost the presidential election not because of eroding support for the GOP among people of color, but because “his drop-off from white voters was tremendous” – which is just blatantly false.

But in an interview this week with conservative radio program Focus Today, Schlafly just came right out and said it. Calling the GOP’s need to reach out to Latinos a “great myth,” Schlafly said that “the people the Republicans should reach out to are the white votes, the white voters who didn’t vote in the last election.”

That’s a lot of stupid packed into Schlafly’s statement. First of all, Mitt Romney did not suffer a drop-off from white voters. In fact, it was quite the opposite. Republicans picked up 59 percent of the white vote in 2012 – a 4 point improvement over John McCain’s 55 percent in 2008. Romney lost the presidential election because he was unable to pick up a majority of votes from the key demographics. He lost the women’s vote (45%), the Black vote (7%), the Hispanic vote (29%) and the Asian vote (27%).

In fact, Romney lost the election for the exact reason that Schlafly claims was not a factor – eroding support for the GOP from people of color. To claim otherwise is delusion at its grandest…but Democrats won’t mind a bit if Republicans take up Schafly’s advice and adopted a renewed Southern Strategy. Republican opposition to immigration reform and more stirring up white resentment toward immigrants will ensure that Republicans get an even smaller share of the minority vote in 2016.

But all that aside, Steve Benen has a great question for all conservatives who, like Schlafly and Pat Buchanan, feel that the Republican party needs to become even more conservative in a bid to attract every last white person in America.

I have a related question for Schlafly and those who agree with her: exactly what would it look like if Republicans tried even harder to “reach out to … the white votes”? The GOP is already looking an awful lot like the driven snow, so what more can party leaders do, specifically, to make white folks feel even more welcome?

Great question. Short of donning white hoods and burning crosses on Hispanics’ lawns, what more could the GOP possibly do to draw out every last white vote?

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Idiot Quote of the Day

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CPAC 2013 got off to a roaring start with one of the conservative movement’s leading intellectuals, Louie Gohmert, opening act.

“Vietnam was winnable, but people in Washington decided we would not win it!”

A few more million gallons of Agent Orange (“400,000 [Vietnamese] were killed or maimed, and 500,000 children born with birth defects as a result of its use“) would have done the trick. The 20,000,000 gallons that Americans used from 1962 to 1971 to spray forests in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia was way short of what was really needed to have done the job properly. Right, Louie?

It’s hard enough to fathom how there could be that many people foolish enough to cast their vote for a total ignoramus like Gohmert. It’s even harder to understand why the Republican party would want to showcase this man’s ignorance.

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CPAC and Tea Party Politics

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Former Bush strategist Matthew Dowd has a thought or two on CPAC’s decision to not invite Chris Christie to the conservative’s March hate-fest.

“CPAC, to me, has totally diminished its credibility as an organization,” Dowd said. “And you invite Sarah Palin, who wasn’t competent enough to keep a Fox News contract? But she’s invited to a CPAC meeting?”

It’s a valid point and one has to wonder how it is that conservatives still haven’t worked out why it is they lost last November. It isn’t difficult. Three words: tea party idiocy. It’s not the only reason but it certainly is an important one. Teabaggers pushed the party to adopt policy on immigration, social programs, the economy and women’s reproductive rights that can only be described as suicidal madness. In each case, a majority of Americans rejected the Tea Party agenda put forward by Mitt Romney and in turn, Republicans lost the Latino vote, the Asian vote, the African American vote, the women’s vote and the youth vote.

Four months later, instead of licking their wounds and learning from the experience, CPAC organizers decide to reject a semi-moderate conservative who just happens to be the most popular governor in the country. Instead they go with a bunch of crackpots and rejects, all of whom are featured speakers at CPAC.

Ted “Commie Hunter” Cruz
Sarah “The Grifter” Palin
Wayne “I Wish My Penis Had the Shape of a Smith and Wesson” Lapierre
Allen “Goebbels” West
Rick “Google Me” Santorum
Rick “If I Only Had A Brain” Perry

In all fairness to CPAC, when it comes to finding competent and intelligent individuals to speak at their gathering, there isn’t much to choose from beyond the scrapheap of nutjobs and wingers who have taken control of the Republican party. But that’s fine. Any political party that rejects a Chris Christie or Jon Huntsman in favor of divisive, hatemongering teabaggers like Cruz and West deserve to have their clocks cleaned again in the next election…and the one after that…and even the one after that.

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