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Barely 36 hours after the caustic New Year’s Day vote, Boehner faced a coup attempt from a clutch of renegade conservatives. The cabal quickly fell apart when several Republicans, after a night of prayer, said God told them to spare the speaker. Still, Boehner came within a few votes of failing to secure his speakership on the initial vote, an outcome that would have forced a second ballot for the first time in nearly a century.
Right. Despite the 1.5 million children around the world who die of starvation each year or the 33 percent of the world’s population considered to be starving or the 2,000 children in the U.S. who die each year from neglect and abuse…or the countless other ills that cause pain and suffering in our world, Republican’s god still has time to advise wingnuts on who should lead them in Congress. Wonderful.
American politics has regressed to the point where one of the two major political parties is now making key administrative and policy decisions based on voices they hear in their heads. There is nothing shocking about a crazy or two in any political party. It’s to be expected, I imagine. But what is there to do when the majority of politicians in a party – as well as the media that supports them – are outright loons?
What Americans and the world have been witnessing over the last many years is the end of the Republican party as a viable governing entity. It’s hard to imagine any scenario under which a majority of Americans would hand the presidency to this bunch of deranged individuals.
The John Boehner source photograph is a Creative Commons licensed image from photographer Gage Skidmore.
Life in the bubble continues undeterred for Republicans. They’re refusing to accept the truth that they lost the election for the simple reason that a majority of Americans did not accept their vision for the country. Here are the bubble numbers from the latest PPP poll:
49% of GOP voters nationally say they think that ACORN stole the election for President Obama. We found that 52% of Republicans thought that ACORN stole the 2008 election for Obama, so this is a modest decline, but perhaps smaller than might have been expected given that ACORN doesn’t exist anymore.
Damn. Despite ACORN’s best efforts to keep their existence a secret, they’ve been found out by right-wing idiots sleuths who know in their little hearts that God’s Party could never lose an election to a group that promotes hedonism and attracts the slackers and scum of society unless there was thievery involved. </snark>
Categorize the above numbers with the ones that indicate that 30 percent of Republicans still believe President Obama to be a Muslim…or the polls that show that more than half of Republicans believe that Obama was born in a foreign country.
Pathetic, but only slightly less so than this next set of numbers.
Some GOP voters are so unhappy with the outcome that they no longer care to be a part of the United States. 25% of Republicans say they would like their state to secede from the union compared to 56% who want to stay and 19% who aren’t sure.
Is it any surprise that the same PPP poll indicates that fewer Americans now identify themselves as Republicans than Democrats by a 13 point margin: 32 percent of Americans call themselves Republican compared to the 45 percent who identify themselves as Democrats.
Still not convinced that Republicans have lost their minds? Then take a look at this political ad out of South Dakota between Republican Kristi Noem and Democrat Matt Varilek. The Republican Party of South Dakota used the following intro as a teaser.
South Dakotans need to remember that while Kristi Noem was working here on the farm Matt Varilek was gallivanting around the globe in support of radical environmental policies and throwing wild Washington parties.
Watch and get ready to be shocked out of your wits when you discover the nature of those “wild Washington parties.”
Corn dog parties! It doesn’t get any wilder than that. And yes, you are forgiven if you mistook the ad for a comedy video skit.
Kind of sick, isn’t it? Only in the demented minds of the GOP would anyone dare criticize an individual for pursuing higher education, traveling the world and taking an active interest in preserving the planet for all. Yet, these same people seem to have no problem supporting a man who avoided taxes by stashing his millions in foreign tax havens and who was a major player in shipping American jobs overseas.
If the GOP represented my views, I’d have to seriously consider walking around with a paper bag over my head. They’re an embarrassment to everything that is smart and decent in this world. They really are.
All that stuff I was taught about evolution and embryology and the Big Bang Theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of Hell. And it’s lies to try to keep me and all the folks who were taught that from understanding that they need a savior.
You see, there are a lot of scientific data that I’ve found out as a scientist that actually show that this is really a young Earth,” he said. “I don’t believe that the Earth’s but about 9,000 years old. I believe it was created in six days as we know them. That’s what the Bible says.”
Okay, we can all agree that Paul Broun is a wingnut but what do you think is the most shocking fact concerning Broun and his views on science?
1. That he’s a Republican? Nope. No one with half a mind expects Republicans to be rational these days.
2. That he’s a religious zealot? Nope. Religious zealotry and ignorance have been a staple of Republican ideology forever now.
3. That Broun believes that governance should be dictated by strict adherence to the Bible?
[The Bible] teaches us how to run all of public policy and everything in society. And that’s the reason as your congressman I hold the holy Bible as being the major directions to me of how I vote in Washington, D.C., and I’ll continue to do that.
Nope. See 1. and 2.
So what is the most disturbing thing about Rep. Broun’s views on science? This: The Republican nutcase serves on the House Science Committee!
The man who believes that “evolution and embryology and the Big Bang Theory” are lies from no other than the “pit of Hell” is a member of the committee that oversees energy research, astronautical research and development, NASA, the National Science Foundation, the National Weather Service, science scholarships and federal funding for scientific research and development. This guy! The guy who believes that Earth is less than 10,000 years old and was created in six days has a say on what NASA does. He has a say on who is worthy of a science scholarship. Obviously, non-Christianists and believers of basic evolution need not apply.
The only thing worse than knowing that a religious troglodyte serves on a Science committee is the knowledge that the supremely ignorant Michele Bachmann serves on the House Intelligence Committee.
Note: The illustration above is the first in a series of typographical art mocking the more radical elements of Republican ideology. The series is inspired by the fine work of Jeremy Kalgreen and his ‘I’m voting Tea Party‘ series which I first came across over at Balloon Juice.
I’ll be making the artwork available at the MarioPiperniDotCom store later today. Feel free to pass on any suggestions you might have for suitable slogans for this series.