Sunday, September 19, 2010

Bring On Teh Crazy

Republicans seem to think this midterm election will be a cake walk, that they'll end up with the control of Congress, giving them ample opportunity to continue their obstructionist policies. But I don't think so. Why? Because instead of offering answers and solutions to the myriad problems facing this country, the emperor wannabes new clothes are steaming hot piles of insanity.
First up is the insanity intern and future Palin hopeful Christine O'Donnell, who was revealed to have dabbled in satanism as a teenager, by her own words forcing her to cancel her appearances on the Sunday Morning Talking Heads New Shows on CBS and even Fox. You know when a Republican cancels a chance to knock softball questions out of the park on the media arm of the GOP, something is up, and that something is teh crazy.
Next at bat in the bat-shit crazy line-up is, no, not bat-shit crazy Michelle Bachmann, but the Montana Republican party which, in a moment of pure unenlightened unenlightenment have decided to adding homosexuality as a crime to their party's platform this year. It takes some severe homophobia to want to lock gays away, where you wouldn't be tempted to want to join them. Why else put them in jail, because what two consenting adults do in the privacy of their own homes is something Republicans say that the government should stay out of, right?
And from homophobia, we cross the crazy trail to the phobia du jour of the conservative regressives-Islamophobia! Failed former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is proposing a law to ban Sharia Law's use by judges in deciding cases. First off, you should have done that when you were, you know, an actual member of congress, doofus, and not now when it does no good but stokes the fires of a thousand burning Korans. Secondly, we already have that in our constitution, it's called the Establishment Clause, and it bars any decision made based on Sharia Law, Biblical law, Judaic Law, or any other law emanating from some all powerful invisible being who doesn't exist. All this does is play into the ignorance of haters who think that Muslims are taking over the country, and that our president is one of them. And that is the Republican plan. No policies. No solutions. Just pure unadulterated hate. And not a hate based on reality, but an unfounded hate based on insecurity. That is pure paranoia. Which is nothin' but teh crazy!


Tom Harper said...

I think the Democrats will get trounced this November. Everything you mentioned in the post is an excellent reason for people whose IQs are higher than room temperature to not vote Republican. But stories like this have been all over the news for months now. It doesn't seem to make any difference.

Talk radio and Fox News have mastered the art of connecting with millions of people by using short mindless soundbites. These soundbites totally bypass the intellect and go straight to some innate gut-level fight-or-flight reflex.

Logic doesn't matter any more. Anyone with 2 brain cells to rub together already has dozens of reasons not to vote Republicans. Unfortunately, those of us with at least 2 brain cells are becoming a smaller and smaller minority.

S.W. Anderson said...

Excellent post, but I think a fair amount of teh crazy could as well be called teh exploitation of crazies and of the broader gullibilerati.

"Gingrich is proposing a law to ban Sharia Law's use by judges in deciding cases"

Swell. What next, a law banning Iranian Army recruiters from visiting U.S. high school and college campuses? How about a law ensuring Osama bin Laden will never be granted a Visa?

I know, how about a law barring congressional leaders who've been obliged to step down due to an ethical lapse from ever becoming president?

Dave Dubya said...

The Republicans are masters at manipulating the reptillian brain. They are cold-blooded "Reptilecans".