oh, the wacky things those republicans say…

Posted: March 22, 2013 in politics, Republicans

images-51Last week Mitch McConnell got laughs when he concluded his speech with:

Don’t tell me Democrats are the party of the future when their presidential ticket for 2016 is shaping up to look like a re-run of The Golden Girls.

Really? You’re referring to our former Security of State that way? Would you have said something even close if she had been, say, A MAN?

My point here isn’t that it’s only Republicans who say racist, sexist, mean, unempathetic, uncaring things. I don’t believe that. However, my point IS THIS: The Republican leadership condones these statements, laughs at them, nods their heads in agreement, and does nothing to censor these sorts of public comments. And why don’t they? Because (and feel free to argue with me on this) – these are the things that they believe!

images-52And it’s not just their words. I know this is an oversimplification, but look at the Republican platform and where they tend to land on the social issues: More guns and no background checks. Revoke the Voting Rights Act. No health care for the poor. Slash the safety net. Vote FOR corporations (if they give you money) and AGAINST the things corporations hate (environmental protections, higher minimum wages, etc.). Cut taxes for the rich and social services for the poor. Vote against women’s issues every chance you get. Don’t allow people to marry whom they choose. War over diplomacy, and more. Why do we keep voting for these people who seem to so completely lack empathy?

Former Republican presidential hopeful, Rick Santorum:

President Obama is giving white people’s money to lazy blacks.

Ann Coulter recently said that it is her personal fantasy is to have women’s voting rights images-47revoked. She said:

If we took away women’s right to vote, we’d never have to worry about another Democrat president.

rick-santorum-440Rick Santorum thinks the whole contraception thing has been a big failure:

I’m not a believer in birth control. I don’t think it works. I think it’s harmful to women.

Former Texas gubernatorial candidate Clayton Williams says rape isn’t all that bad: images-48

Rape is kinda like the weather. If it’s inevitable, relax and enjoy it.

Then, of course, there’s Mitt Romney’s recent statement:


I’m not concerned about the very poor…

And his career-ending:

There are 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what … who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims. … These are people who pay no income tax. … and so my job is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them that they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.

Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina, Andre Bauer, speaking about the poor in his State:

My grandmother was not a highly educated woman, but she told me as a small child to quit feeding stray animals. You know why? Because they breed. You’re facilitating the problem if you give an animal or a person ample food supply. They will reproduce, especially ones that don’t think too much further than that. And so… what you’ve got to do is you’ve got to curtail that type of behavior. They don’t know any better.

Rick Perry, on the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico:

From time to time there are going to be things that occur that are acts of God that cannot be prevented.

images-50On being a submissive wife: Michelle Bachmann explained her decision to become a tax attorney per her husband’s wishes, even though it was not what she wanted to do:

Why should I go and do something like that? But the Lord says, ‘Be submissive wives; you are to be submissive to your husbands.’

images-49Paul Ryan, making the case for why his votes in favor of the Iraq War gives his foreign policy credentials that are stronger than President Obama’s, on Fox News:

I voted to send people to war.

  1. Jerwander says:

    Has Mitch looked in the mirror lately?

  2. Ford1968 says:

    I’m not gonna comment on substance here (you’d have to change the subject to get an argument). But I am gonna comment on that picture of Paul Ryan. Only a straight man could be that cute and still make himself look like such a tool.

  3. JC says:

    Mitch seems to have a pretty good grip on the 2016 Democratic presidential ticket. He needs to worry about the Democratic congressional ticket in 2014. That’s the year he and his misogynist cronies become the minority — probably for the duration of the 21st century.

  4. tlk says:

    I thought you said I’d laugh. None of that was humorous; it was infuriating and depressing.

    • Anonymous says:

      No, it’s not funny. I don’t see anywhere a reference to laughing. It’s meant to make you angry.

    • Anonymous says:

      Nope. No laughing. Not even a promise that this would make you laugh. It’s depressing and should make you angry.

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