You are the "party of stupid" for many reasons. The first one that comes to mind is that nearly all the smart people have LEFT. And that's the direction in which they've gone. It is just plain EMBARRASSING to be associated with a party that thinks electricity is a mystery. (I linked to the whole diary because if you haven't read it, you should.)
Here are just a few of the more egregiously STUPID things the GOP has said and done:
That climate change isn't happening.
Because Big Oil says so.
And thinking that you can pass laws forcing a state government to ignore rising tides is just insane.
And that nobody knows how old the earth is, said Marco Rubio (although, apparently realizing that he came across as an ignorant fool, he attempted to clarify it afterwards.) Paul Broun (R-GA), however, stated firmly that the Earth is 9,000 years old, and that evolution and embryology are "lies from the pit of Hell." And Broun is a DOCTOR. An actual MD. Good God.
And that the female body can just shut itself down against invasions of rapist sperm. Because our vaginas know instantly whether sperm is from a good man or a bad man.
That we should just give the Pentagon $2 trillion it didn't even ask for, because, you know, DEFENSE. So much MORE important than hungry people or sick people.
That Jesus rode dinosaurs. Because there were dinosaurs on the Ark. Duh.
That abortion needs to be ended because we need millions of unwanted children for prison fodder. Oh, and all those little blastocysts have souls, even though Jesus was Jewish and Jews believe the soul enters at the first breath, not before. And even though we want to cut food stamps, Head Start, Medicaid and anything else that might HELP a baby, we want that baby to be BORN. It's on its own after that. Although if it's white, somebody somewhere might adopt it. But only if it's not, like, disabled or anything because the mother was a hooker who smoked crack.
And also, all these women going to college and getting good jobs are just scaring us. They should all be home, pregnant, with a passel of kids, with our damn martini in their hands and dinner on the table.
That America should be a Christian nation, even though the Founding Fathers explicitly stated that it should NOT be, because, well, Christianity is the only religion and all you Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Pagans, Atheists, Agnostics, Buddhists, Sikhs, etc, should all just self-deport or convert.
More nonsense below the sienna squiggle.
The 2012 presidential candidates were jokes. So much so, that the least likeable of them all, a stiff cardboard cutout, was reluctantly concluded to be the most electable of a gang of idiots.
Some choice quotes from a few of them:
"The reason that we fought the [American] Revolution in the 16th century — was to get away from that kind of onerous crown, if you will." —Rick Perry, getting the date of the American Revolution wrong by two centuriesA fine example of Texas education, h'mm? Yeah, the Texas revision of history is really working.
"One of the things I will talk about, that no president has talked about before, is I think the dangers of contraception in this country.... Many of the Christian faith have said, well, that's okay, contraception is okay. It's not okay. It's a license to do things in a sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be." —Rick Santorum, interview with CaffeinatedThoughts.com (October 2011)Yes, because previous Presidents were occupied with much more important things, like wars, terrorists, Social Security, hunger, poverty...things like that.
Newt Gingrich was full of plans for a moon colony. He did acknowledge (once) that women might be good for something besides being wives or mistresses:
“If combat means living in a ditch, females have biological problems staying in a ditch for thirty days because they get infections and they don’t have upper body strength. I mean, some do, but they’re relatively rare. On the other hand, men are basically little piglets, you drop them in the ditch, they roll around in it, doesn’t matter, you know. These things are very real. On the other hand, if combat means being on an Aegis-class cruiser managing the computer controls for twelve ships and their rockets, a female may be again dramatically better than a male who gets very, very frustrated sitting in a chair all the time because males are biologically driven to go out and hunt giraffes.” —Newt Gingrich in 1995Yes, because we all need giraffes. As pets, or food, or perhaps as something to sit on or ride to work. And they are easily hunted in most American neighborhoods.
My brain hurts. Time to close with some quotes from The Book of Fallopians:
You can fool all of your base all of the time, because they art stupid enough to have elected you. But you cannot fool the LEFT, for we art smart. Fallopians 16:22
Thou art stupid, GOP, and shall be roundly ridiculed at great length. Because it is too easy. Fallopians 17:12
GOP brains are tasty to zombies, for they are soft and unused. Fallopians 18:5