Even if one is undecided about Romney, and let’s face it, even Romney is undecided about Romney; it’s the company he keeps, the vile element that has taken over the GOP, that should be cause for concern. Republicans are clinging desperately to the white male vote, the last real party anchor they have, (that includes the subservient females married to them), and embracing outright crazy hate, overt racism, and lawlessness. Here are some GOP headlines that Republican leaders fail to denounce (please pay attention to what some of this idiots look like; they almost scream neanderthal. all emphases are mine):
Veracity Stew: “… it attacks Barack Obama’s dead mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, via a documentary full of unfounded claims that she starred in pornography. Not only has the filmmaker refused to say who funded his film, saying it was “privately funded,” but the film has been mailed to 1 Million voters in swing states.
The film is a nasty plethora of unfounded, racist and slanderous claims, among them:
- Stanley Ann Dunham was a porn model who specialized in bondage, and posed in various states of undress while pregnant with the president. There is no evidence to suggest that the woman in the photos is Barack Obama’s mother.
- That Barack Obama’s mother’s marriage to the senior Barack Obama was a sham to conceal her relationship with Frank Marshall Davis.
- That Barack’s rise to power was “not a sudden political phenomenon,” but rather “the culmination of an American socialist movement” that Davis “nurtured in Chicago and Hawaii, and has been quietly infiltrating the US economy, universities and media for decades.”
The Chairman of the Alabama Republican Party, Bill Armistead, has been promoting the film with voters, and referring to it as “absolutely frightening” and “factual.”
The Republican National Committee, as well as its candidate, needs to denounce trash like this, and the video, too.
Addicting Info: “…Wisconsin State Representative and Paul Ryan supporter, Roger Rivard said “some girls, they rape so easy,” when talking about a rape case involving a 17-year-old boy and an underaged girl.
…Rivard says the words are taken out of context and he was quoting his father.
“What the whole genesis of it was, it was advice to me, telling me, ‘If you’re going to go down that road, you may have consensual sex that night and then the next morning it may be rape.’ So the way he said it was, ‘Just remember, Roger, some girls, they rape so easy. It may be rape the next morning.’
Addicting Info: In his 1500 word essay The Cause of Life Can’t be Severed from the Cause of Freedom, Paul Ryan does not use the word “woman” once, nor does he use the word “mother” or make any reference to the women carrying the pregnancy. Apparently, they do not factor into the equation.
Ryan compares Roe v Wade to Dred Scott v Sandford, in which the Supreme Court denied the rights of blacks.
Ryan is also named as a co-sponsor on H.R. 212, known as the Sanctity of Human Life Act. The act seeks to define a fertilized (or cloned) egg as a person from the moment the sperm enters the ovum. This would not only make abortion illegal, but would criminalize many forms of popular birth control, as well as miscarriages. (The text of this bill can be found here)
Foolocracy: According to the The Huffington Post, Tennessee Rep. Scott DesJarlais had an affair with a patient in 2000 while he was married. Des Jarlais, a doctor, pressured the woman to have an abortion.
On DesJarlais’ website, he presents a one-line statement for his current position on abortion:
All life should be cherished and protected. We are pro-life.
Unless your mistress gets pregnant, then abortions are acceptable.
Most of the hypocrites in situations like these have excuses for inconvenient facts like this. DesJarlais does too. It’s the fault of his opponents for bringing up old news.
Foolocracy: This came from state Rep. Loy Mauch, a secessionist, who wrote some startling letters to the Arkansas Times. There are eight instances since 2002 that can be read here, [here's one]:
2009 … If slavery were so God-awful, why didn’t Jesus or Paul condemn it, why was it in the Constitution and why wasn’t there a war before 1861?
Mario Piperni: …If you’re an ignorant, hate-spewing fearmonger, there is a home for you in the GOP. So much so that you might even get elected to congress at the state or federal level. Just ask Jon Hubbard. He knows.
As a matter of fact, the Arkansas state Rep. is so proud of his racist views that he actually wrote about them in a book he titled, Letters to the Editor: Confessions of a Frustrated Conservative. Hubbard is not shy in telling the “black race” that the whole slavery gig they endured for almost 250 years, well, that was a good thing – a blessing in disguise, if you will.
“… the institution of slavery that the black race has long believed to be an abomination upon its people may actually have been a blessing in disguise. The blacks who could endure those conditions and circumstances would someday be rewarded with citizenship in the greatest nation ever established upon the face of the Earth.” [...]
Unfortunately, Hubbard tells us, this freedom thing did go too far. The “black race” should have been satisfied with the Emancipation Proclamation and not pushed for more equality. Apparently, school integration really messed up white folk.
“… one of the stated purposes of school integration was to bring black students up to a level close to that of white students. But, to the great disappointment of everyone, the results of this theory worked exactly in reverse of its intended purpose, and instead of black students rising to the educational levels previously attained by white students, the white students dropped to the level of black students. To make matters worse the lack of discipline and ambition of black students soon became shared by their white classmates, and our educational system has been in a steady decline ever since.”
Huffington Post: Charlie Fuqua, the Republican candidate for the Arkansas House of Representatives who called for expelling Muslims from the United States in his book, also wrote in support for instituting the death penalty for “rebellious children.”
“The maintenance of civil order in society rests on the foundation of family discipline. Therefore, a child who disrespects his parents must be permanently removed from society in a way that gives an example to all other children of the importance of respect for parents. The death penalty for rebellious children is not something to be taken lightly. The guidelines for administering the death penalty to rebellious children are given in Deut 21:18-21: This passage does not give parents blanket authority to kill their children. They must follow the proper procedure in order to have the death penalty executed against their children…”
Oh, well I feel better knowing he thinks there are proper procedures, don’t you?
Next come the Republican Job Creating Heroes, who will use their positions of power as employers to attempt to intimidate their employees into voting their way:
Huffington Post: David Siegel, the founder and CEO of giant timeshare company Westgate resorts, sent an opus-like email to his workers, railing against one-percent bashing and arguing that the president’s reelection would “threaten your job.” In the email, obtained by Gawker, Siegel goes on to write:
“If any new taxes are levied on me, or my company, as our current President plans, I will have no choice but to reduce the size of this company.”…the Florida real estate mogul claims he was “personally responsible” for George W. Bush’s 2000 presidential victory. He also goes on to say that his tactics for helping Bush win “may not necessarily have been legal.”
Addicting Info: Last week, a letter from the CEO of Lacks Enterprises to his employees came to light. The contents of this letter were quite distressing to the employees. He encouraged his employees to vote against Obama or else they would witness their paychecks being cut.
He cited several reasons for this;
- His decision to pass along health care costs to the employees
- Implied that future bonuses would be cut to pay for “additional tax increases”
- and “It is important that in November you vote to improve your standard of living and that will be through smaller government and less government”
What Mr Lacks left out was that the “additional tax increases” would not need to be paid unless he chose to extract them from the company for CEO bonuses, as taxes are on money not invested into the company.
And laws be damned, the GOP will keep up their voter suppression efforts to the bitter end:
Think Progress: Last week, a Pennsylvania court mostly suspended that state’s voter ID law for the upcoming election. Under the court’s order, voters will still be asked for ID at the polls, but they will still be able to cast a regular ballot — not a provisional ballot — if they are unable to show it. Yet, despite this court order, at least five Pennsylvania county websites still falsely inform voters that they need to show ID in order to cast a regular ballot…
Any semblance of being a serious party has disappeared in the GOP trenches, where every cretin, mental pygmy, criminal, snake-handler, and liar is welcomed with open arms to do the dirty work Republican leaders like to pretend they’re above.