A weekly roundup of the Republican Wing Nut Circus, this week featuring the Ohio GOP telling women to get back to the kitchen, Sarah Palin blaming a hacked email account for losing the election in 2008, Rush Limbaugh claiming that Obama is going to repeal presidential term limits, and of course Rachel Maddow on Sue Lowden’s plan to barter chickens for health care.
Ohio GOP Tells Rep. Betty Sutton to Get Back in the Kitchen
Think Progress reported this week that the Medina County Republican Party in Medina, OH put out their spring newsletter which went above and beyond the desire to elect Republicans to Congress to the more ambitious goal of setting the rights of women back a century. The newsletter urged Republicans to, “Take Betty Sutton out of the House and put her back in the kitchen!!!” The point being that a woman doesn’t belong in the House of Representatives, and is best served back in the kitchen making sure that dinner is on the table for her man by 6 PM.
Between the overt newsletter sexism, and the anti-Susan B. Anthony known as Sarah Palin is it any wonder that women continue to flee the Republican Party in droves along with Hispanics, young people, and anyone who doesn’t have an ice pick stuck in their temple. Anyone who continues to vote Republican either has some serious self esteem issues, or a reduced mental capacity that probably requires immediate medical attention. This does prove that the GOP is pro-choice. They not only want to choose what a woman can do with her body, but where she isn’t allowed to use her mind. This is why they are the American Taliban.
Limbaugh Claims That Obama Will Repeal 22nd Amendment
How crazy has Rush Limbaugh gotten? The drugged out, insulated, and sexually repressed, because of deeply closeted homosexuality issues, (seriously this man talks about castration and rape more than any other person in the history of the American media. This is definitely something going on there and unless we all want to have nightmares for a month, we best leave it alone) has been reduced to reading right wing chain letter emails on the air warning that Obama is going to repeal the 22nd Amendment and serve as president for life.
Here is the audio:
Limbaugh said, “Anybody who thinks these people will refrain from any tactic not to get reelected to get reelected or if get reelected, Obama’s next move won’t be to repeal the 22nd Amendment needs to get real. I really can’t disagree with any of this.” In case you didn’t know the 22nd Amendment was passed in 1947 and ratified in 1951, and it states that no person can be elected more than twice.
Rush’s evidence that Obama is planning to repeal the 22nd Amendment is an email that he got from one of his buddies. As you can see Rush is a tireless investigator who digs as deeply as his fat little fingers can take him into his in box. What’s next for Rush he going to take a couple of weeks off of his show to collect that $100 million award that the deceased Nigerian prince left him?
Rush Limbaugh should have taken this advice:
Palin Blames Hacked Email Account for 2008 Defeat
What would a Round Up be without a trip into the alternate universe known as Sarah Palin? Never ceasing to run out of people to blame for her own shortcomings, the Messiah from Wasilla tried to blame the student who hacked into her Yahoo Mail account for costing her the 2008 election, Palin said, “I don’t think an illegal action like this is a prank. Not when you consider how impacting it was on a presidential election. It went beyond a prank.”
The flesh eating, soul sucking bacteria who call themselves Palin supporters have attempted to say that she didn’t mean to say that the hacked email account cost her the election, however they are at an absolute loss when a rational person asks them, well then, what did Palin mean by, “impacted the election?” It is at this point where they either start screaming about socialism as they wave their copy of Going Rogue in the air like they just don’t care, or run away. Of course Palin meant to imply that the hacked email account cost her the election, she is trying to get teenager sent to prison for hacking into an email account that she never should have had in the first place (Go Wasilla High)!!!
It is getting to the point where Sarah Palin has martyred herself more that the Islamic theocrats and terrorists which she emulates and admires. Sarah Palin thrives on self victimization, and her supporters identify with her because they also feel impotent, powerless, and weak in a world that is too much for them, so it makes them feel good to buy into the lie that Palin would have beaten Obama without the hacked emails, even though the polls show otherwise, and as long as they are dumb enough to open up their wallets and turn off their minds, Sarah Palin will continue to give them the escape from reality that they desperately crave.
Rachel Maddow on Sue Lowden’s Chickens for Health Care Plan
Displacing Sarah Palin, and occupying the center ring of our wing nut circus, is Republican US Senate hopeful Sue Lowden of Nevada. It takes a lot to be crazier than Palin, but Lowden pulled it off with her bizarre health care reform plan, which she described and later defended as, “before we all started having health care, in the olden days our grandparents, they would bring a chicken to the doctor, they would say I’ll paint your house. I mean, that’s the old days of what people would do to get health care with your doctors,” she said. “Doctors are very sympathetic people. I’m not backing down from that system.”
Of course, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow had a field day with this:
Not to be outdone, Tennessee state Rep. Mike Bell suggested that people be allowed to pay for their health care with vegetables, “I said they pay cash or work out other arrangements. I know for a fact. I know someone in the medical field who has been paid with vegetables from the Mennonite community.” I don’t know how doctors and hospitals are supposed to pay for the little things like heat, water, and electricity, much less supplies and equipment with chickens and vegetables, but the Republicans are standing firmly behind the idea that America can in fact look forward and progress backwards to the 19th Century.
I wonder how all those doctors who went to the Tea Party anti-health care reform rallies are feeling now that they have heard that the right wing health care reform plan is to pay them in goods and services. It kind of makes the Democratically passed health care bill seem not so bad. At least under the current health care bill my doctor won’t have to pay his mortgage with a pig, a goat, and a bushel of wheat.
The Wing Nut Quote of the Week
“You really don’t have a reason to, to be honest — we haven’t done a very good job of really giving you one. True? True.”
— RNC Chairman Michael Steele telling African Americans why they should NOT support the Republican Party
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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