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How hard is it really? How hard is it to stop the Republicans from making incredibly stupid statements that would get most sane people a trip to the mental ward? I’m not talking about the climate deniers, the intelligent design crowd, or the right to lifers. I’m not even talking about the gun nuts, the conspiracy theorists, or the Obama is a Muslim conglomerate. No, I’m talking about the bat shit crazy morons who spout invectives that would make a monkey scratch his nuts. Folks like Louie Ghomert, John King, and that idiot racist interviewed by Aasif Mandvi on the Daily Show. Yesterday we had three of these zombies make statements that are surreal.

Our number one zombie is Ted Nugent who called the president a “subhuman mongrel.” This from a man who used to dance around in a loincloth screaming like a wild deranged neanderthal while slamming on his guitar like he really knew how to play the damn thing. He like others of his ilk want Obama impeached. The problem is, they never tell you why. That’s because they don’t know. Seasoned Republicans know he has done nothing to be impeached for, so they keep their mouths shut.

Zombie number two is Fundamentalist Christian pastor Robert Jeffress, who says that Obama is getting us ready for the arrival of the anti-Christ. He has based his conclusions on … wait for it … wait for it … the Affordable Care Act. Holy shit Batman. I thought the ACA was about insurance for people without it. If I had known it would bring about the end of times, I would have probably tried to vote for Obama twice. I mean who doesn’t want to be around for the end of times. The end of times may be near, but it will have more to do with humans screwing up the environment than a simple health care law. Evidently God and the Republican party do not need health insurance.

Our final zombie is a Michigan county official named Brooks Patterson who actually said, I’m really not kidding here, he said, “What we’re gonna do is turn Detroit into an Indian reservation, where we herd all the Indians into the city, build a fence around it, and then throw in the blankets and the corn.”

Here is a comment I made on Raw Story:

I believe we should put all of the Native Americans in Detroit and build a fence around them. You know, like a prison even though they’ve committed no crime except being the object of a genocide. We should also put barbed wire around the fence and armed guards in the watchtowers. Or we could just put all fat white red faced ignorant male racists behind a fence. Although Detroit probably wouldn’t be big enough to hold them all. We’d probably have to use Toledo as well.

I thought it was interesting that besides the complete stupidity of the plan, Patterson said he would “herd” all of them as if they were cattle.

Of course, these statements do not represent the normal crackpots of the Republican party, but here’s my problem. Where is the denouncement of these offensive remarks? The supposed rational element of the Republican party appears silent. Does their silence signify agreement? Or are they scared little chicken shits afraid to ruffle the feathers of those in the base who also believe in such fantasies? Either way, it’s only their party that suffers as right thinking people continue to turn states from red to blue. I ask the question of speaker John Boehner, how hard would it be to tell these miscreants to shut the hell up or leave the Republican party?

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  •  Tip Jar (3+ / 0-)
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    JeffW, CwV, BusyinCA

    The truth is that there is nothing noble in being superior to somebody else. The only real nobility is in being superior to your former self. -Whitney Young

    by Madrigal Maniac on Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 12:43:10 PM PST

  •  It's a Republican problem... (2+ / 0-)
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    CwV, BusyinCA kills their brand, but their base loves this crap. And in catering to that current base, the "leaders" of the Republican Party traded their `nads for votes.

    For the rest of us, it mainly says, "don't vote for the Republicans."

    Float like a manhole cover, sting like a sash weight! Clean Coal Is A Clinker!

    by JeffW on Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 12:48:26 PM PST

    •  Their death spiral into increasingly extremist (4+ / 0-)
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      JeffW, CwV, BusyinCA, Calamity Jean

      positions is a common pattern in failing groups.  Anyone who doesn't accept the group's positions on every issue is labeled not a true member, and unless they change their views, gets expelled.

      This has several effects within the group.  First, it decreases the diversity of the group, making them more likely to move to the extremes because there are no longer members of the group who will resist those moves.

      Second, anyone who has doubts learns to keep their mouth shut for fear of being booted out.  This works until an individual finally gives more weight to their disagreements with the group than they do to remaining part of the group.

      Of course, a lot of people can't bring themselves to separate from the group no matter how extremist it gets.  This is how most cults work, and most members will do just about anything to remain within the cult.

      I'm not saying that the Republican Party is a cult now, but it is certainly more cult-like than it's ever been.  Note the tendency in conservatives towards separate schools, separate news sources, etc.

      Sociology shows that the stronger the group identity is, the harder it is for people outside the group to become part of it.  The number of members dwindles because the losses of current members due to being expelled, voluntarily leaving, or simply dying are greater than the number of people who are joining the group.

      Since the members are so bound up in their focus on being part of the group, it's almost impossible for them to broaden their views to appeal to non-members.  A few people will urge that strategy, but they mostly get ignored, or even ostracized themselves.

  •  Death rattle of a sub-species going extinct. (1+ / 0-)
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    If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

    by CwV on Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 02:45:57 PM PST

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