Red State Voters Are Stupid For Electing Insane Republicans

You can't fix stupid
Every society and culture throughout recorded history has had its share of extremist and fanatics in their midst, but few have suffered them as their leaders. Any people that have to live under extremists warrant sympathy because in places like Afghanistan, Yeomen, Iraq and Syria the people had little choice in selecting who governed or brutalized them. America has more than its share of extremists and fanatics, and they are gaining positions of authority in government; particularly red state governments. However, one can hardly feel empathy for the people living under Republican extremists because unlike people suffering under fanatics in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan and ISIS-controlled Iraq; red state extremists are chosen by incredibly stupid Americans to govern.

One really wants to believe that no sane person would leave the comfort of their home, drive to the local polling place, and cast a vote for a fanatical extremist, but that is not the case in red states across America. It is particularly bizarre that these Republican extremists never concealed their fanaticism and still garnered sufficient support from seriously stupid voters to win elections and impose absurd, and unconstitutional, measures on the residents of their state. After the 2010 midterm elections it seemed the nation would never again suffer a rash of seriously crazy politicians winning elections, but this is America and red state voters have outdone their own stupidity. There is a plethora of insane legislation being proposed and passed in red states, and coupled with some recent state judges’ decisions, it is apparent that no matter how insane Republicans are, they exist in government because red state voters are inherently stupid.

One South Dakota Republican extremist is so convinced that “Planned Parenthood is worse than ISIS and lying about it,” that he is pushing a bill to stop a procedure that Planned Parenthood does not perform with a view toward outlawing the family planning organization. The maniac voters chose as their legislative representative, Isaac Latterell, asserted that “Planned Parenthood in Sioux Falls are beheading unborn children during abortions.” Latterell said “I am beyond angry at what Planned Parenthood is doing to us and our children. In the words of David Brooks, like ISIS, their actions show contempt for us and our morality, deny the slightest acknowledgment of our common humanity, and take the bully’s maximum relish in their power over the weak and innocent.”

Republicans and many of their supporters want Planned Parenthood wiped off the face of the Earth in the same way decent humans want ISIS exterminated. But, comparing an organization providing cancer screening, family planning, and pre-natal care for women with ISIS to eliminate it from existence is beyond extreme; but because voters chose Republicans to lead, eliminating an organization that helps women is apparently exactly what red state voters want.

It is bad enough that Oklahoma attempted to defund AP history courses, and although the extremists are “rethinking” the ban after a fair amount of public outrage, there was little reported about one aspect of the rule Republicans will not rethink; the inclusion of the Ten Commandments and Ronald Reagan speeches Oklahoma deems is the most integral part of “American history.” The initial reason for banning AP courses was that students were learning revisionist history in advanced course work; revisionist history in extremists’ parlance is anything not portraying America as an exceptional Christian nation created by god to rule the Earth according to the Ten Commandments. It is an extremists’ concept and one seriously stupid voters elected their evangelical legislators to enact into law.

Also in Oklahoma, the House Judiciary Committee advanced legislation  prohibiting judges and clerks from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Like Alabama, this is in spite of a federal court decision striking down the state’s ban on gays marrying the person they love. According to the legislation, besides “prohibiting public funds for any activity licensing or supporting same-sex marriage; prohibiting public employees from recognizing same-sex marriage licenses, and prohibiting public funds to enforce federal court orders,” the bill severely punishes any public employee adhering to the Constitution regarding the authority of federal courts.  The legislation states that “no employee of this state or any local governmental shall violate or interfere with the implementation of this act and continue to receive a salary, pension or other employee benefit. If a judge violates this act, the judge shall be removed from the bench.”

In the continuing bible v. Constitution marriage equality drama in Alabama, a Supreme Court justice issued an ominous warning to residents that “If marriage equality remains the law in Alabama, Justice Glenn Murdock will vote to abolish marriage altogether. Supreme Court Justice Murdock’s opinion was attached to an order from the state supreme court refusing to offer guidance to judges on whether they are really required to obey federal court as mandated in the U.S. Constitution. In Murdock’s concurrence with Chief Justice Roy Moore’s order, he threatened that if the federal order stands, then his court will strike down all marriages in the state of Alabama. It is important to note that that the religious fanatics on Alabama’s highest court were elected by the people who were likely aware they would disregard the Constitution when it conflicts with the Christian bible. They are likely too stupid to comprehend that today it is same-sex marriage and just a matter of time before religious judges enforce other biblical edicts voters will not appreciate.

Although there are extremist laws proposed or passed in red states across the South, Montana is setting a precedent for legislative insanity. One bill (SB 130) is touted as a means for Montana citizens to protect themselves “from the grave danger posed by the federal government.” The legislation mandates creating state-sanctioned paramilitary groups in every city, large and small, to be known as “home guards.” The bill empowers the local sheriffs to mobilize these armed militias for any reason they deem necessary and they can activate their private little armies without the governor’s consent. Obviously SB 130 enjoys “enthusiastic and overwhelming support” from militia groups already stockpiling large caches of firearms in anticipation of the nearest opportunity to wage war against the federal government.

Another piece of Montana insanity that enjoys popularity across the bible South is the “Encourage Critical Thinking in the Classroom” legislation.  HB 321’s title is misleading because the intent is giving preachers posing as public school teachers ‘legal immunity’ to teach alternative (bible) theories as science. The legislation’s preamble says that since “The scientific community has not resolved or answered the questions related to the origins of all life or the origin of our universe,” so responsible teachers can teach the bible as science under the guise they are encouraging critical thinking.

In keeping with typical gun zealot’s extremist reading of the 2nd Amendment, Montana’s HB 203 declares that Montana citizens can legally ignore federal firearms laws such as the ban on machine guns, rockets and missiles, and cannons. The legislation also makes it a crime for any member of law enforcement, from local police to highway patrol officers to county sheriffs and deputies to enforce any federal gun law. Montana also is pushing a law to allow hunters to use silencers.  Coupled with the “mandatory armed militias” and elimination of gun possession laws, the legalization of silencers cannot possibly be anything but a gift to militant groups and criminals; not hunters.

The list of insane legislation being passed or proposed in red states is exhaustive, and it is tempting to feel empathy for residents of those states, but they have no one to blame but themselves. None of the gun fanatics, religious fanatics, or anti-government and anti-Constitution candidates attempted to conceal their intent when they campaigned for the right to put their fanaticism into the law.

The problem even for true believers who knew who they were voting for maniacs is that their chosen extremists know no bounds and it takes a particularly stupid voter to believe otherwise. Today it is just forming militias to wage war on the federal government, imposing strict religious instruction in public schools, and allowing bands of militias armed with silenced-handguns, machine guns and rocket launchers to roam the streets. Voters were too stupid to realize that if this is the fanatics starting point they promised during their campaigns, red state residents better be prepared for some serious ISIS and Taliban extremism in the near future. It is tragic, but they have no one to blame but their own stupidity for choosing fanatics to govern every aspect of their lives; and being extremists, they will ‘govern’ over every last aspect of their lives.

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26 Replies to “Red State Voters Are Stupid For Electing Insane Republicans”

  1. People don’t always get the government they voted for. They don’t always even get the votes they voted for. They get what gerrymandering, voter suppression laws, and Diebold voted for.

  2. Hidden money promotes these nut cases. There is profit in confusion and the wackier the hand picked candidate is the better chance that the people’s work will never get done.

    Look at the Red State/ Blue State map.

    Now look at a map of the confederacy.

    Sprinkle in the agriculture states where that good ol’ time religion shares equal space with paranoid gun clutching communities.

    Now overlay all that with a map of Fox News viewers (at last one exists at
    datascience.berkeley.edu)

    What do we see?

  3. We should be very concerned about the religious right attempt to change America into a theocracy, before its to late.

  4. Why anyone would vote a person into office who publicly claims ‘hatred of government’ makes no sense to any sentient being.

    Add Voter Suppression, Gerrymandering and Voter machine fraud…

    here we are…

  5. The taker states are getting taken for a ride. When they lose all their social security, food stamps and safety nets are they going to blame the Democratic Party even though the kochthuglicans control their states at all levels.? It’s as if Idiocracy the movie has arrived earlier than we thought.

  6. Every democrat can vote in a red state but it won’t make a difference since many red states are gerrymandered to death in favor of the republicans.

    Gerrymandering Rigged the 2014 Elections for GOP Advantage
    http://billmoyers.com/2014/11/05/gerrymandering-rigged-2014-elections-republican-advantage/

    Greg Abbott, Texas AG, Acknowledges GOP Redistricting Decisions Made ‘At The Expense Of The Democrats’
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/14/greg-abbott-gerrymandering_n_3757385.html

    The Senate’s 46 Democrats got 20 million more votes than its 54 Republicans
    http://www.vox.com/2015/1/3/7482635/senate-small-states/in/5654656

  7. I feel for ya Matt! Stuck in your neighboring gerrymandering red state to the west of ya! Keep giving these repukes Hell!

  8. The red states have been convinced it’s the blue states that benefit from them.
    In reality, it’s the reverse.
    Red states suck up more $$ then blue states…
    http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2011/11/states-federal-taxes-spending-charts-maps
    Red states benefit from blue state taxes…
    http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_reckoning/2012/10/25/blue_state_red_face_guess_who_benefits_more_from_your_taxes.html
    Red States Are Welfare Queens
    http://www.businessinsider.com/red-states-are-welfare-queens-2011-8

    Republicans love running state deficits.
    New Jersey – $2.7 billion deficit
    Pennsylvania – $1 billion deficit
    Kansas – $1 billion deficit
    Wisconsin – $2.2 billion budget deficit
    Arizona – $1.5 billion deficit
    Alaska – $3.5 billion deficit
    Alabama – $950 million deficit
    Louisiana – $1.6 billion deficit
    Alabama – $700 million deficit
    Michigan – $454 million deficit
    North Carolina – $445 million deficit
    Oklahoma – $600 million deficit

    California $4.2 billion SURPLUS

  9. Texas used to be a very respected and revered state that was once taken seriously.

    That all changed when Republicans gained control of the state. Now we’re just considered the laughing stock of the nation.

    But, I don’t think it’s because people keep voting for the Republican party because they’re stupid.

    Insert hate.

    The same thing that has always motivated the Ku Klux Klan.

  10. Texas is the republic of baptism and the land of the bible thumpers.

    There are blueberries floating in the tomato cesspool of hate.

  11. Blue State, Red Face: Guess Who Benefits More From Your Taxes?
    Top Ten, the ones that take more from the federal government in taxes than they put in.
    New Mexico, Mississippi, Alaska, Louisiana, West Virginia, North Dakota, Alabama, South Dakota, Virginia, Kentucky.
    Now consider the bottom 10, the ones that give more to the federal government in taxes than they get in return. From 1 to 10, they are:
    New Jersey, Nevada, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Minnesota, Illinois, Delaware, California [WINK] New York, Colorado
    Anything strange about that list? Yes, they are all blue states (or the deepest of purple).
    http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_reckoning/2012/10/25/blue_state_red_face_guess_who_benefits_more_from_your_taxes.html

  12. The wing nuts in my state get what they deserve but what about the rest of us??? I have never voted for these idiots. I campaign for Democrats, I belong to several Democratic organizations, I help out with voter registration, etc. but the bigoted idiots out number us. What can we do besides moving to a blue state?

  13. All I can say is KEEP VOTING DEMOCRAT.

    Since 1959, CA has been under republican control for more years than not.

    I remember the glory days of governor Pat Brown, when he taxed everyone, including corporations, fairly. Our CA education system was the envoy of the nation and we were the 5th largest economy in the world.
    CA governors – D-Pat Brown 59 – 67, R-Ronald Reagan 67 – 75. D-Jerry Brown 75 – 83 he couldn’t stop the implosion of Reagan’s mess, R-George Deukmejian 83-91 and R-Pete Wilson 91-99 **these 2 R’s further ruined CA’s economy** D-Gray Davis 99-03 **this D tried to FIX the R’s MESS** and congressman R-Issa bankrolled the recall of Davis so CA tried the R idea again with Schwarzenegger: during Ahnold’s tenure: CA went DEEP into debt, and recession at the same time.
    Yet what pulled us out of debt and recession is LIBERAL BLUE policies via Governor Jerry Brown.

  14. Della – Your point is well-made. One of the things we who care about all Americans are disgusted about is that although it is easy to say red-state conservatives get what they deserve, decent human beings are suffering as well. What to do? That is the real question. Now, the whole country is being punished because of red states imposing a Republican Congress on us all. It’s true you can’t convince the racists, haters, and dirty stinking bible thumpers they are hurting themselves as much as the rest of us, and the only legitimate solution cannot be uttered on a public forum.

    Sadly, it’s not going to ever get better and that’s even more discouraging. Let’s face it; we’ve seen the best America had to offer, so take heart that you’re one of the fortunate ones who might remember when stupidity was ridiculed and NOT a valued virtue and fanatics were chastised instead of becoming revered leaders.

  15. Very scary article! What was I smoking when I decided to move from Colorado to Missouri 30 years ago? And now I can’t afford to move back. Biggest mistake of my life.

  16. When Schwarzenegger was termed out of office, he didn’t leave a $27 billion dollar deficit behind. Like other Republicans, he “cooked the books” to keep $15 billion OFF the books – just like his family friend, Duhbya had.

    When Jerry Brown entered office, he was hit upside the head with a whopping $42 billion dollar deficit and 12.5% unemployment.

    Now, six years later, Gov Brown and the super-majorities that the Democrats had held, and by passing Prop. 25 that same election year that only needed a simple majority to raise taxes – and they did now Republicans were rendered neutered in our Legislature – we have a 7.2% unemployment rate making CA the leader in new jobs, and a projected $4.2 billion dollar surplus. In just six years!

    It can be done. But people need to STOP voting Republican.

    Republican policies DON’T WORK. Democratic policies work flawlessly. Why is this news not penetrating the thick fog of hatred in the Red States?

  17. Great question Della! Like you I am stuck in one those stupid red states (Missouri). Like you I am dedicated to fighting for progressive policies and values. So frustrating to be surrounded by such stupid voters. Keep up the good work. If nothing else it gives you a sense of purpose.

  18. Wow..Missouri no less. You must wish for the days back when. Feel for you, I would be totally a fish out of water in a Red state.

  19. While the Blue State voters elect a lawless, constitution avoiding, empty suit to turn America into some sort of socialist dream. How silly you people are.

    All you do is whine about how put upon you all are and “oh how wonderful it would be if everyone was just like me”. Talk about self absorbed. You wake up in the morning angry and you go to bed at night angry simply because you can’t win the argument.

    If you had your way there would be no ballot box everybody would just conform to your liberal/progressive/elitist point of view. After all none of us really know how to live our lives or what’s good for us so you should be the appointed masters.

    Loved being on this site. It confirms my belief that liberalism is a mental illness.

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