If I wanted to, I could post Idiot Quotes of the Day all day long. The right has no shortage of liars and bigots in their cesspool of stupidity to ever fear running short of material. Case in point, Republican Congressman Jeff Landry of Louisiana decided to attack the Obama administration for mandating that contraception be included in health insurance policies by spouting this bit of nonsense.
Down here in south Louisiana this is huge, this is very important to my constituency. I think the biggest problems that a lot of Americans are having out there is the hypocrisy of this administration. Remember, this is an administration who has no problem granting special status or waivers to Muslims as they go through TSA screenings. Look, as they believe that there is a need to grant them special rights as they go through the TSA screening based upon their religion, that’s fine, I’m ok with that. But then don’t turn around and attack Christians when they stand up and say ‘listen, we believe that the policies you’re putting in place violate our religious freedoms as well.
They literally just make this shit up as they go. Glenn Church over at Foolocracy easily handles this one.
If Muslims were really getting exemptions, the Council for American-Islamic Relations would not have issued a press release calling the screenings “invasive” and “humiliating.” CAIR did present a list of recommendation, but it did not seek to have Muslims opt out of the TSA process. Their main emphasis was to avoid the full-body scanners, which are deemed offensive. A lot of non-Muslims would agree. CAIR urged that in place of the body scanners pat-downs could be completed in private for Muslim women who felt uncomfortable with the security procedures.
Ahh, stubborn little facts…but Republicans don’t care. They’ve got their shtick down to a science. The following set of rules is taken from How to Defeat a Black President With a Funny Sounding Name Who Prevented Us From Fucking Up Our Country From Inside the White House For Another Four Years So Now We’re Forced To Fuck It Up From Congress.
- Adopt a position…any one will do as long as it is in direct opposition to the one adopted by Obama and Democrats. Especially sweet are positions that are the exact opposite to what Republicans believed in mere months ago. There’s nothing like messing with progressives’ heads.
- Create a lie…any lie will do. The bigger and more outrageous you make it, the better it is. And feel free to pull it out of your ass if you must. Actually, it is preferable if you do pull it out of your ass for whatever it is, Fox and the rest of the right-wing noise machine will back you up all the way.
- Repeat the lie over and over so that every wingnut within earshot of a radio or television will hear it enough times and come to accept it as the gospel truth.
- Use the lie you created in Step 2. to defend the position you adopted in Step 1. and you’re done.
See how easy it is when you don’t have a shred of integrity to hold you back?