Site Meter

What Is Wrong with This Party?

February 22, 2013
Share

imagesIf you want to know why the GOP is in trouble, it’s quite simple.  It is now occupied by a bunch of jerks, who are incapable of utilizing both sides of their brain.  There is no other explanation for what Virginia’s Bob Goodlatte said about illegal immigrants.  If they become legal, according to him, they won’t want to do the nation’s dirtiest jobs.  In Montana, a gun lobbyist wants the state to pass legislation requiring the Feds to consult with the local sheriff before doing any sort of law enforcement in the state.  It is unconstitutional, but these days, the GOP doesn’t seem to give a rip about the Constitution.

Where does the GOP come up with these people?  Do they have some sort of questionnaire that they are required to to fill out, and then the most outrageous, most offensive individuals are chosen?  That makes as much sense as the possibility that normal and rational people would vote for people like this.

Congressman Louis Gohmert of Texas says that his constituents want to keep high high capacity magazines so that they can shoot down drones.  Yes, that’s what he said.  Would someone please tell The Pink Flamingo just where the heck the GOP is coming up with these losers?

“….During Thursday interview on Freedom 107 radio, host Jeff Akin asked the Texas Republican how he felt about using unnamed aerial drones for domestic law enforcement.“It’s pretty offensive to most of us,” Gohmert opined. “Most of us think if you’re going to use a drone and fly over our homes to analyze what’s going on in our backyard — not a lot of talk’s been given — but if you can fly over in the backyard, you can use all kinds of technology to see what’s happening inside the home as well. And I know there’s been a judge, and this former judge sure thinks you ought to have a warrant to do that kind of thing.” “But I had somebody last week in Washington from either Georgia or Alabama that was saying, ‘Look, this goes back to we have got to have at least 50 rounds in our magazines because on average that’s about how many it takes to bring down a drone.’ I hope he was kidding, I don’t know for sure.”“It is serious when the government decides, let’s just watch every little thing Americans are doing,” he added. “It’s big brother taken to a whole new scale.”…”

Gohmert also says we need guns to protect the country from Sharia Law.

Iowa’s Senator, Chuck Grassley said that Native Americans are not capable of holding fair trials.  That’s the reason he’s against the Violence Against Women Act!  He supports 98% of what is in the bill.  He just thinks that Native Americans are incapable of fairly trying a white man who beat the you know what out of his Native American partner.

“…GRASSLEY: One provision that non-Native Americans can be tried in tribal court. And why is that a big thing? Because of the constitutionality of it, for two reasons. One, you know how the law is, that if you have a jury, the jury is supposed to be a reflection of society. [...] So you get non-Indians, let me say to make it easy, you get non-Indians going into a reservation and violating a woman. They need to be prosecuted. They aren’t prosecuted. So the idea behind [VAWA] is we’ll try them in tribal court. But under the laws of our land, you got to have a jury that is a reflection of society as a whole, and on an Indian reservation, it’s going to be made up of Indians, right? So the non-Indian doesn’t get a fair trial….”

Mediaite

Mediaite

Do we even want to delve into the entire anti-immigration movement?  The other day, a comment left by a Pink Flamingo reader castigated The Pink Flamingo for daring to say there were racists within the GOP.  Well… try this:

“...NumbersUSA was founded under the watchful eye of nativist and modern architect of the anti-immigration movement Dr. John Tanton. Tanton, who is well known for his anti-immigrant rhetoric and association with the white nationalist newspaper The Social Contract, is also the founder of three major anti-immigrant groups, NumbersUSA, the Center for Immigration Studies, and the Southern Poverty Law Center-labeled hate group, the Federation for American Immigration Reform.

Roy Beck, who runs NumbersUSA and was once deemed Tanton’s “heir apparent”, has a similar anti-immigrant track record. Beck worked as an editor at The Social Contract alongside Wayne Lutton, an active member of “both racist and Holocaust denial circles,” and helped edit a book by Tanton and Lutton.  In 1996, Beck addressed a meeting of the Council of Conservative Citizens, a white supremacist group.

Recently, Mario H. Lopez, president of the conservative Hispanic Leadership Fund, published a piece in The Human Life Review detailing the work of the anti-immigrant movement and its viewpoints on population control and the environment — a major reason Beck supports immigration restrictions. Lopez explained the movement’s negative impact on the immigration debate, demanding that people “denounce CIS, FAIR, NumbersUSA, and any other entities that advance the dark cause of population control.” This call was echoed by Alfonso Aguilar, executive director of the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles, who noted, “If these groups can be unmasked, then the bulk of the opposition to immigration reform on the conservative side will wither away.”…”

There are some who think that the upcoming Sequester cuts would make the US a Second Rate Power.  The way the GOP is going, refusing to vote on Chuck Hagel and blocking John Brennen, I think we’ve already passed go.

Then there is the abortion issue.  Frankly, The Pink Flamingo is sick and tired of it.  I don’t believe in abortion.  I think abortion for birth control is murder, plain and simple.  I do think that women need an option.  If a woman is raped, she should be allowed to have one.  In Indiana, now, they want to force that kind of a woman to have not just one, but two ultrasounds one before and one after.   Is the GOP going to pay for the ultrasounds? Why afterward?  There are something like 31 states where a rapist has rights to that child.  This is a state where both biological parents are entitled to visitation – even rapists!

The states include: Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming.

At least New Mexico limits these rights:

“… the following states have laws or provisions that at least limit a rapists’ visitation and custody rights: Alaska, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Missouri (Akin’s state: “biological father’s guilty plea or conviction of forcible rape of the birth mother is conclusive evidence to termination of his rights”), Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Wisconsin….”

This brings us back to Paul Ryan, that adorable piece of lying sh*t the GOP wanted to be VP.

Politicus USA

Politicus USA

In Indiana, a woman must have two ultrasounds even if they are taking RU-486!

“...A medication abortion pill, officially known as RU-486, is the earliest available abortion option for a woman. A patient could be as little as one week pregnant and take the pill to terminate. But despite the incredibly early stage at which the pill is administered, a new bill proposed in the Indiana State Senate would require women to undergo a transvaginal ultrasound before they are permitted to simply swallow the medication….”

There is no logical reason for this rule.  I gather, if nothing shows up in an ultrasound, then they are going to say the woman is not pregnant and should not have the medication.  Then, The Pink Flamingo noticed something.

Think Progress

Think Progress

You notice that a blood test is much easier, safer and CHEAPER.  From a source, The Pink Flamingo has been told that the main manufacturer of these machines is a big Republican who makes major donations to the GOP.  Let’s be honest, this isn’t about life, but the life expectancy of Republicans who are getting big bucks to promote an agenda that truly hurts women and is destroying the entire right to life movement.

Yes, they are this stupid.

Alternet

Alternet

You wonder why the GOP is in such grave difficulties. Well, this should help try to understand why we have such stupid problems.  We’re dealing with stupid, stupid people. There is no other logical explanation.

 

Share

2 Comments

  • jose maria says:

    I watched all the debates on the Violence Against Women Act on the floor of the senate on C-Span 2. Chuck Grassley questioned the constitutionality of giving tribal courts criminal jurisdiction over non-Indians and is being demonized for it, but the matter should have been addressed. He also said that more money should go to assist the victims and less to bureaucrats. He called for an audit to ensure that taxpayers’ money is actually going to combat domestic violence. He called for the maximum statutory sentence to be increased from 10 to 15 years. Of course, he has been branded by the liberal media as an evil, white Republican, along with the other Republicans, who voted against the bill, but I don’t suppose the Huffington Post and MSNBC reported that at the 11th hour before floor consideration, the democrats changed the language in a desperate effort to respond to the serious constitutional questions involved in the bill, which they previously had denied existed. Changing the language did not really address the issues. Before it was over I wondered which party really had a war against women. I thought Sen. Corbin introduced some very good amendments, which the democrats refused to consider. He pointed out that there was a lot of duplication and incompetence in the bill which blocked justice for victims. He proposed amendments which would streamline the program, expedite rape cases and protect consitutional rights. He said “A woman is going to be raped twice, once by the perpetrator and again by the system.” The bill cost $600 million dollars, which will have to be borrowed from China. Except for the additional provisions involving tribal women, gays, lesbians and immigrants, it is the same old 1994 bill. In my opinion, it should have been rewritten, updated, streamlined and renamed the Domestic Violence Act.

  • jose maria says:

    I watched Chuck Hagel’s confirmation hearings and I thought his performance was far from impressive. He appeared dense, confused, and over medicated. He was clearly unprepared for the hearing. He promised, “If confirmed, I intend to know a lot more than I do.” Even Robert Gibbs found his performance “disconcerting” It is hard for me to understand why Obama appointed him. Obama has always said he supports Israel and sanctions against Iran, but he appoints someone whose record has been just the opposite. If I happened to be a senator, I would hesitate to confirm Hagel. For a GOP senator to say, “He’s likely to be the best we are going to get,” is the poorest excuse for confirming somebody I have ever heard.


WordPress SEO fine-tune by Meta SEO Pack from Poradnik Webmastera