In 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021, “Fanatical Republican Extremist of the Day” posted profiles of Elaine Morgan, a Rhode Island State Senator and dry cleaner who only seemed like as kooky as the average conservative at first when she voted against the state of Rhode Island’s attempt to raise the minimum wage, in the midst of its worst period of income inequality in the United States in almost a century, despite in her own words that she thinks the people know “MONEY WORKS BEST IN OUR POCKETS”. But what really got our attention was Morgan’s response to a letter from a constituent who was angry about the idea that the United States would potentially allow Syrian refugees to seek refuge and potentially emigrate to the United States, sending them a horribly Islamophobic response while accidentally CC’ing EVERY MEMBER OF THE STATE LEGISLATURE. Her inflammatory and disgusting take read, ”I do not want our governor bringing in any Syrian refugees. I think our country is under attack. I think this is a major plan by these countries to spread out their people to attack all non Muslim persons .The Muslim religion and philosophy is to murder, rape, and decapitate anyone who is a non Muslim. If we need to take these people in we should set up a refugee camp to keep them segregated from our populous. I think the protection of our US citizens and the United States of America should be the most important issue here.” When asked about her e-mail the next day, she didn’t apologize, and continued to suggest internment camps as an option, saying, “We have veterans in the streets starving, alcoholics, drug addicts. I can see taking Syrian refugees in, but keeping them all centralized – it sounds a little barbaric, but we need to centralize them and keep them in one central area.”
In 2017, Elaine Morgan co-sponsored an unsuccessful attempt to pass a law to drug test welfare recipients. You know, one of those kinds that lose a state a ton of money on the cost of drug testing, that then find that almost statistically no one if on drugs so no savings are found in booting people off of government assistance, and the law really only exists to shame poor people for asking for help in the first place. At least, that’s the initial money lost. States then get the opportunity to lose millions of dollars in lawsuits where the laws, if passed, get overturned as violations of the 4th Amendment that protects citizens from illegal search and seizures without cause. Point being, Morgan’s an idiot for even suggesting such a thing, and thankfully the Democratic majority voted down her attempt.
Even after her disgusting remarks, Morgan has been able to hang around the Rhode Island legislature where she has begun pretending parliamentary rules are being violated when she can’t get her way and kill legislation that she doesn’t like, such as pro-choice bills. So Morgan was back for another term where she can impotently vote against bills as obviously necessary as a minimum wage increase, or against a ban the manufacture of untraceable “ghost guns” in Rhode Island.
After the Capitol Attack, Elaine Morgan posted conspiracy theories that the attack on the Capitol on January 6th, 2021, was a “staged riot” that was carried out by “leftists”, showing she’s… pretty reality-challenged. The second reason being, she’s going to have to reconcile the fact that while she’s been busy impotently being a regressive in her state legislature, she perhaps should have been keeping an eye on her son, who in March 2021 was charged with the sexual assault of a 14 year old girl.
While thing should end the career of most politicians, Morgan won re-election the past two terms after the Rhode Island GOP did not find anyone to challenge her for her seat on the Rhode Island State Senate in 2020 or 2020, thus she again got her party’s nomination unopposed, before going on to barely survive defeat Democrat Jennifer Douglas with 55% of the vote.
We have no words to explain how these people keep getting re-elected.
One Year Ago, November 24th, 2021: Elaine Morgan (RI)… 2021 Update
Two Years Ago, November 24th, 2020: Elaine Morgan (RI)… 2020 Update
Three Years Ago, November 24th, 2019: Elaine Morgan (RI)… 2019 Update
Four Years Ago, November 24th, 2018: Elaine Morgan (RI)… 2018 Update
Five Years Ago, November 24th, 2017: Elaine Morgan (RI)… 2017 Update
Six Years Ago, November 24th, 2016: Elaine Morgan (RI)… 2016 Update
Seven Years Ago, November 24th, 2015: Elaine Morgan (RI)… Original Profile
Eight Years Ago, November 24th, 2014: Roger Rivard (WI)
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