Sections of the Affordable Care Act requiring health insurers to cover contraception services kicked in today and Republican wingnuttery moved into full throttle mode. Pennsylvania Rep. Mike Kelly:
I know in your mind you can think of times when America was attacked. One is December 7th, that’s Pearl Harbor day. The other is September 11th, and that’s the day of the terrorist attack,” Kelly said at a press conference on Capitol Hill. “I want you to remember August the 1st, 2012, the attack on our religious freedom. That is a day that will live in infamy, along with those other dates.
How messed up is that? Kelly’s statement is screwy on so many levels, it’s hard to know where to begin the criticism. Providing insurance coverage for contraception for women is now being compared to Pearl Harbor and 9/11? Unbelievably stupid. In truth, the Republican Party is more of a threat to America than any evil terrorists could ever conceive doing. America’s real enemies are these inane, ignorant, backward-looking, STUPID piles of scum that parade about preaching their brand of morality.
The joke here is that kooks like Kelly decry attacks on religious freedom when in fact it is his party that regularly violates such freedoms by trying to force their religious beliefs on an entire population. Clearly, if one is opposed to the use of contraception, then don’t bloody use them. End of story.
How much more lunacy on the part of Republicans is it going to take before everyone realizes that the GOP is now officially the party of the insane?
One of our readers, E.A. Blair, sent in the following screen capture of a Wikipedia entry. It has since been cleaned up but I think the prankster made his point.
If you have trouble reading the print, the edited entry reads: “He is a member of the Republican Party, and a total douchebag.”