Rick Santorum is still talking about gays and how they’re ruining society. As a few places have pointed out, he’s obsessed with “Teh Gays” and wondering if he’s in the closet. I wonder that myself sometimes. Look, I’m straight. The amount of time I spend thinking about what gays are doing in their bedrooms? Almost none at all. Really, I don’t care. It doesn’t interest me, and the only time I ever think about it is when someone runs on and on about it. But on the other hand, the people over the years I’ve heard talking about it incessantly? Generally they’ve ended up at some point being caught with a gay prostitute, or getting outed.
- I try to distinguish between ignorance and stupidity. Ignorance just means “didn’t know.” Stupid is “did know, but went ahead anyway.” That’s why I’m confident in saying that Alabama’s Republicans are stupid. Why? Well, even Georgia thinks that.
Georgia implemented a similar scheme to deal with its post-immigration-law exodus, but the program had mixed results, with many inmates walking off the job early. In fact, some in Georgia were amazed Alabama did not learn from their mistakes before implementing an immigration law that jeopardized agricultural and construction industries. “It was like, ‘Good Lord, you people can’t be helped. Have you all not been paying attention?’” said Bryan Tolar, president of the Georgia Agribusiness Council.
Apparently not, or they decided to indulge in the classic definition of “insanity” and expected different results. But yes, stupid, particularly when it turns out that the new law required arresting a visiting executive from a company with a major auto plant in your state.
- There’s a saying: “Cutting off your nose to spite your face.” It definitely applies to various “single issue” voters and groups. They get pissed off because they didn’t get their way, or everything they wanted, and they threaten to “stay home.” Which then leads to them losing everything else they had. What makes me think this? This article:
Some of the same women who helped President Barack Obama win the White House in 2008 now say they may be angry enough to stay home in 2012 in the wake of a controversial decision to block the over-the-counter sale of the morning-after pill to girls.
Lots of hyperbole in various groups’ statements. Really? Let the Republican candidate win because of this? Then these same women will have no call to complain when Republicans ban all abortions, along with a number of birth control methods. It’s part of their platform, so any comparisons between a Democratic President and a Republican one are just plain stupid on their part.
- Anyone who didn’t think that racism plays a significant part in the Tea Party sections of the Republican Party hasn’t been paying attention. Just look at the recent outbreak of “birther” activity, including New Hampshire:
But it turns out that there are at least nine elected Republican reps who have lined up behind Taitz’s effort, signing a Nov. 17 letter attached to an election law complaint against Obama.
Yup, it’s not just a bunch of cranks on the Internet, there’s quite a few elected representatives in their ranks. There’s been moves to “challenge” listing the President on primary ballots in several states. As some Republicans are finding out the hard way, it’s not just because he’s a Democrat. Now they’re after various “brown” politicians.
- Is it just me, or is there something inherently hypocritical about a Congressman who spent the better part of the 80’s rabidly supporting a religious terrorist group holding hearings about the potential for terrorist activity in another religious group?
- Unsurprisingly, Rick Perry shows he’s not very bright.
why did Barack Obama really want to allow gays to openly serve in the military? So that “our kids can’t openly celebrate Christmas” is Rick Perry’s somewhat counter-intuitive solution to this mystery according to his new campaign ad
He released a web ad which has drawn nothing but hoots of derision – even from Republicans. To stand out as “I can’t believe you said that!” in that crowd takes some doing. If only Molly Ivins had lived to see this.
- Stephen Colbert demonstrated why he’s one of the most brilliant satirists in politics. He offered money from his super PAC to the South Carolina Republican Party if they’d add a question to the primary ballot asking if corporations are people or only people are people. They agreed.
But Democratic operative Tyler Jones says Republicans in the state should be apoplectic about their party chairman working with someone who makes a living spoofing Republicans. “I don’t know any Republican who is dumb enough to make a deal with Stephen Colbert and expect it not to blow up in their face,” he says. “Now I do: Chairman Chad Connelly. Who else is he making deals with? Bernie Madoff?”
Unfortunately, South Carolina’s Supreme Court banned all questions from being on primary ballots. Darn.