Saturday, July 4, 2015

Wingnut Wrapup

Well, a couple of Supreme Court decisions and a right wing terrorist really have the wingnuts up in arms these days.  Here's a taste:

Alan Keyes, Renew America:  " The demand to take (the Confederate flag) down has more to do with fomenting racial division for political purposes than with any concern over racial bigotry and conflict. Many of the same people who make a show of grieving over the Christians murdered in Charleston have greeted the likelihood of America's Obama-led complicity in arming the Christian-slaughtering terrorists of ISIS without batting an eye."

"The likelihood" of Obama-led complicity in arming the Christian-slaughtering terrorists of ISIS...  "The likelihood."  I guess I don't have to explain what that means, do I?  If he had the flimsiest shred of evidence, he would be screaming it from the rooftops.  But, boy is it "likely" that The Kenyan Usurper is helping ISIS kill Christians.  Yes sir, it surely is.

Alan (a black man, remember) has more to say, about the Civil War:

"Never was a war so righteous fought on lines more susceptible to evil. From Lee's allegiance to Virginia to Sherman's infamously destructive march to the sea, the Civil War foreshadowed the dilemma of Hiroshima"

You see, Lee kept his allegiance to his State, while Sherman was infamously destructive, just like Hiroshima.  It's pretty obvious which side were the good guys in Alan's opinion.  It's a mystery how anyone, let alone a black man, can say something like this, without immediately going out and throwing themselves in front of a train.  Oh well, there is an upside to Alan's position.  If his side had won the Civil war, at least Alan himself would never have been allowed to learn to read and write.

And just to make it clear that it's not just black men that can be colossally stupid when Renew America comes calling, here's a black woman:

Sylvia Thompson, Renew America:  "It is now time for civil disobedience"

Not when your government was destroying the lives of hundreds of thousands of helpless people in this country, many of them black like you, no...not when they were killing millions in criminal wars of aggression, or selling millions more into little more than slavery, so the rich could grow even richer... not when cops are gunning down whoever they want, without a shred of, that was not the time for civil disobedience.  Now is the time, when the government is going to let anyone have a marriage license.  Well, you go, girl.  Anyone think Sylvia and her friends will get the same beatings and tear gas that we got back in the day?

Cliff Kincaid, Renew America:  "Overthrow the judicial dictatorship...Commentators have missed the real significance of Justice Antonin Scalia's dissent in the gay marriage case. He calls the decision a judicial "Putsch," an attempt to overthrow a form of government – ours. His dissent, joined by Justice Clarence Thomas, was written "to call attention to this Court's threat to American democracy."

It's all okay until the second they make a decision the wingnuts don't like.  Then, string them up.  Because only God, i.e. the American right, can make a judgment.  Cliff continues:

"Scalia understands the power and meaning of words"

Well, Scalia certainly understands the power and meaning of a tantrum.  It's just taking the rest of the country a little while to get used to tantrums from the Supreme Court bench.

Wes Vernon, Renew America:  "BOOK REVIEW: 'Adios America: The Left's Plan to Turn Our Country into a Third World Hellhole'

Too late, Wes.  The right already beat them to it.

Bryan Fischer, Renew America:  "From a moral standpoint, 6/26 has become our 9/11. On this day, June 26, 2015, five justices of the Supreme Court became moral jihadists who blasted the twin pillars of truth and righteousness into rubble. They did this by imposing sodomy-based marriage on the United States through an act of judicial tyranny.   June 26, 2015, is a date which will live in infamy."

Oh come on, Bryan...lighten up.

Mike Huckabee, Washington Times:  "Conservatives can ignore gay marriage ruling like Lincoln ignored Dred Scott"

Well, of course, Lincoln did not "ignore" the Dred Scott decision, nor did he have any tantrums, nor did he call for the Supreme Court to be eliminated, or claim that they were traitors.  What he did do was give a very famous speech, which catapulted him into the national spotlight, in which he said that the Supreme Court had changed its mind before, and that he was confident that they would change their minds about this.  Another Conservative lie about history told in order to get their way, when they know they are in the wrong.

Todd Beamon, Newsmax:  "Ted Cruz on Court Rulings: 'Darkest 24 Hours in Our Nation's History'

Darker than Pearl Harbor.  Darker than 9-11.  Darker than the day the South started the Civil War.  Sheesh, what an idiot.

World Net Daily:  "Don't let U.S. flag become extinct on July 4!"

What, are there no breeding pairs left?  Are hunters killing flags for their ivory?  Oh, thank heaven, it's just another try to get money out of their stupid followers, by buying a flag for July 4th. 

Doug Wead, World Net Daily:  "Why Rand Paul reminds me of Reagan"

Because you're really stupid?  Because Rand Paul is really stupid?  Okay, I give up...what lunatic nonsense are you trying to force down our throats now?  Oh, forget it.  Let's just move on.

Ann Coulter:  "The Confederate flag we’re talking about never flew over an official Confederate building. It was a battle flag. It is to honor Robert E. Lee. And anyone who knows the first thing about military history, knows that there is no greater army that ever took the field than the Confederate Army. "

Yeah, I'd like to see them go up against the Wehrmacht.  Let's see how Lee's army responds to an attack by a bunch of FW-190's, or maybe eight or ten thousand tanks.  Listen, Ann: the issue is not what a great fighting machine they were; the issue is that they were a bunch of traitors fighting to maintain one of the worst barbarisms in world history.  Got it straight now?

Guy Benson, Town Hall:  "No, Mr. President, the Obamacare Debate Isn't Over"

Why would we think it is?  The debate over your fucking Confederate flag isn't even over.  And here's a little more from Mr. Benson:

"Fail: Another Terrible Week for Obamacare "

Another few terrible weeks like this one, and Obamacare will be declared the greatest written document since the Bible.

Hank Adler, Town Hall:  "GOP - A Bold Response to the Supreme Court...Immediately, Congress should pass very straight forward, concise and meaningful changes to Obamacare."

They haven't done anything but blab about that for five years.  I just know things are going to be different now that the court slammed the door in their faces.

Brent Bozell, Town Hall:  "So Much for the Free-Speech Left..To look at virtually anything produced by Hollywood is to register confirmation that the libertine left cherishes clogging our popular culture with vulgarities."

Listen, Brent:  "Hollywood" is not the left.  You've been screaming about Hollywood for years now- one would think you would have figured that out already. Hollywood is a bunch of huge corporations shoving each other out of the way as hard as they can to snatch a few dollars out of the hands of people all over the world.  That's not my idea of the left- it's actually like virtually every corporation on earth.  Although at least Hollywood has some kind of scruples.  I mean, they haven't made a blockbuster movie glorifying slave owners since 1939. That's something.

Humberto Fontova, Town Hall:  "While liberals applaud how the smiling, slobbering, tail-wagging Obama recently rolled-over yet again for Raul Castro (plan to open U.S. embassy) Cuba-watchers remind that the U.S. Constitution is again being trashed. "

Imaginary slobbering is violating the Constitution?  Well, I guess it is, if that's all they've got.

Justin Haskins, Town Hall:  "Supreme Court May Have Saved Obamacare, but It Doomed Young Americans’ Health Care Options"

Yeah, it doomed their option to have no health care coverage at all.  I'm sure they will be very angry once they realize that.

Daniel Davis, Town Hall:  "Unspeakable: ISIS Has Executed Over 3,000, Including 74 Children"

This must be particularly painful to Republican favorite Rick Perry, who only managed to preside over 278 executions.  No children, but a few mentally disabled people.

Charlie Martin, PJ Media:  "Let’s Start Calling Public Schools What They Are: One of the Biggest Swindles in History. What else would you call it?"

I'd call it a sacred obligation that we owe to future generations, and which you Republicans are too God damned greedy to acknowledge.

Bridget Johnson, PJ Media:  "Revealed in Hillary Emails: 2009 Iran Hostage Case Got Special Attention..."

And this is the smoking gun that they found after reading thousands of pages of e-mails.  Well, I guess she's finished now.

Andrew McCarthy, PJ Media:  "No, GOP Candidates Did Not ‘Embarrass’ Themselves in Rebuking the Supreme Court’s Same-Sex Marriage Ruling"

They aren't capable of feeling embarrassment.

Bryan Fischer, Renew America:  "When it becomes illegal for Christians to hold public office...The Supreme Court last Friday, through an act of judicial tyranny, made sodomy-based marriage a part of the Constitution.  Mark my words on this. The ultimate outcome of this unconscionable act is that one day, before too long, it will be officially illegal for Christians to hold public office in the United States."

Yeah, sure.  I'm putting my money on the Cubs winning the World Series.  Nine times in a row.  That will happen before Bryan's prediction comes true.  Bryan continues:

"The left will argue we cannot let an individual with such antiquated and virtually racist views assume public office. We must have officeholders who will uphold and defend the entire Constitution, not just the parts he likes, and see that all its laws, not just the ones he likes, are faithfully executed. This man will not in good conscience be able to do that, liberals will argue. He must not be allowed to threaten our entire system of government through his refusal to endorse this most fundamental and basic human right."

Well, that is what decent people have been arguing for years.  But of course, we restrict ourselves to voting out jerks like that when we can, not, say, getting some fascist billionaires to rig the system so good politicians can't win, like Bryan's side does.

Donald Hank, Renew America:  "What's behind Bolivia's economic success?"

Cocaine?  That's my guess.

Well, enough.  See you soon.


Infidel753 said...

It's a mystery how anyone, let alone a black man, can say something like this, without immediately going out and throwing themselves in front of a train.

There's a small but very rewarding niche market for blacks who are willing to tell the wingnuts what they want to hear. Keyes is well compensated in notoriety, approval, and doubtless money via various channels, for his utter lack of conscience. I guess he thinks it's worth it.

it will be officially illegal for Christians to hold public office in the United States

Impossible under Article VI of the Constitution. Not one of Fischer's favorite clauses, I'm sure, but it's odd that he seems to not know about it.

Poll P. said...

Let freedom ring, man! Happy 4th.

Green Eagle said...

And don't forget, Infidel, Alan Keyes has never been quite right in the head about Obama since Obama beat him badly in the Illinois Senate race some years ago, where Keyes was induced by Republicans to run on the theory that black people are so stupid that they can't tell one black guy from another. Obama seems to have that effect on people- look how he stripped the last shreds of sanity away from John McCain.