Category Archives: Republikooks

Turkeys

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I’ve made the above illustration my annual Thanksgiving pic where I get to appoint the year’s winning (losing?) turkey from the many, many turkeys that call themselves Republicans. Last year, Mitt Romney had the honor, supported by a rafter of turkeys which included Newt Gingrich, Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain and Rick Santorum.

This year’s pick was an easy one, although Cruz did have stiff competition from Wayne LaPierre and John Boehner.

Wishing you and your loved ones a happy and healthy Thanksgiving.  May it be a good one.

Also, for the support you’ve shown this website through your readership…thank you.

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Tutu-phobia

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After their decisive loss in 2012, the GOP claimed that the time had come to make their party more open, accepting and wonderful. Let’s check in and see how the rebranding effort is going.

Six cities in Idaho have ordinances in place that ban discrimination based on sexual orientation. Now, leaders in the Idaho Republican Party want them voided, the Spokesman-Review reported Monday.

The Idaho GOP passed a resolution asking the state legislature to make the local ordinances “unenforceable” if they seek to expand on state anti-bias law.

Cornel Rasor, chairman of the Idaho GOP’s resolutions committee and self-described “liberty person,” said he would like to retain the legal option to dismiss or not employ gay people.

I’d hire a gay guy if I thought he was a good worker. But if he comes into work in a tutu … he’s not producing what I want in my office,” Rasor told the Spokesman-Review.

“If a guy has a particular predilection and keeps it to himself, that’s fine,” Rasor continued. “But if he wants to use my business as a platform for his lifestyle, why should I have to subsidize that?”

Right, ’cause there’s a real problem with gays coming into work in tutus and shoving their sexual orientation in your face.

Republicans might want to keep their rebranding effort in the oven a bit longer. It doesn’t appear ready for public consumption. It would also seem to me that as long as Republicans keep taking in every low-life, bigoted asshole they can find into their ranks, the entire rebranding idea is a colossal waste of time.

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Allen West v. Reality

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No one has painted an uglier picture of Republican obstructionism, partisanship and insanity over the last two years than Tea Party favorite, Allen West. Well, except maybe for Michele Bachmann. So, forgive me if I take some pleasure in watching West desperately flail about in Rovian election night fashion as he reluctantly watches his political career come to an abrupt end in Florida.

U.S. Rep. Allen West was poised for a legal fight in his closely watched race Wednesday even as Democratic opponent Patrick Murphy declared a razor-thin victory.

The conservative congressman has refused to concede, but Murphy seized on the projections of several news organizations, declaring himself the victor after a long and often vicious campaign. It was unclear what effect West’s actions could have on Murphy’s 2,456-vote lead in the unofficial count, but the Republican’s hopes appeared to be fading.

No doubt, West will do well for himself in his new post-political career. There’s always room for another Palin kook on Fox or on the conservative radio clown circuit. Whatever. All that matters is that in the battle of teabagger vs. reality, chalk up another victory for reality.

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Michele Bachmann’s Toxic Brand of Christianity

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Frank Bruni questions Michele Bachmann’s version of Christian love.

What I find most fascinating about Michele Bachmann — and there are many, many more where she came from — is that she presents herself as a godly woman, humbly devoted to her Christian faith. I’d like to meet that god, and I’d like to understand that Christianity.

Bachmann’s concept of Christian love brims with hate, and she has a deep satchel of stones to throw. From what kind of messiah did she learn that?

Indeed. Bachmann’s attack on Hillary Clinton aide, Huma Abedin (Abedin is apparently an agent for the Muslim Brotherhood…sigh), is just another example of the delusional crusade Bachmann has embarked upon in her battle to filter out those she deems impure. She follows in the footsteps of Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson and other hate mongers who shield themselves behind the Bible and use politics as a means to further their demonization of Muslims, gays and any other sector of society that does not fit neatly into their narrow interpretation of what constitutes good.

Bruni takes a look at some of Bachmann’s illogical beliefs and conspiratorial theories on homosexuals, Muslims and women’s rights. He closes with:

Most of us distinguish, rightly, between Muslim extremists and other followers of Islam. Perhaps we should start noting the difference between Christians of real compassion and those exclusionary spite.

Bachmann’s on to something: dangerous fundamentalists have indeed set up camp deep inside the capital. She can find one in her office. She need only look in the mirror.

Is this not clear enough? And yet the people of Minnesota keep on putting into office an individual who is clearly mentally unfit to govern. Why?

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