Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Far-right dummies on parade, Pt. 271

Posted By on Wed, Jun 16, 2010 at 3:15 PM

Tea Party-type conservatives get mad as hell when anyone points out that a substantial number of their supporters — both at rallies and in Congress — are dumber than stumps. My answer to their anger is: Don’t hang out with dumbasses and we won’t have anything to point out. Cases in point, three prominent politicians who are supported by those of the Tea Party persuasion, but who are such obvious know-nothings and/or extremists, you wonder how they get through each day without falling down repeatedly.

First up, Sharron Angle, GOP candidate for Harry Reid’s U.S. Senate seat in Nevada. At various times,  Angle has come out in favor of a return to Prohibition; opposed mothers working outside the home; opposed the fluoridation of water (a “Crackpot Classic” far-right position dating from the 1950s); left open the possibility of armed insurrection against the government “if this Congress keeps going the way it is”; wants to do away with Social Security and Medicare;  and, for six years in the 1990s, was an active member of the Independent American Party, which combines regular right-wing positions on gun rights and states’ rights with beliefs that we’re all headed for a “global government” and that HIV can be spread through the water supply. Read more about Angle here and here.

Second, Rep. Steve King is at it again. The dimbulb congressman who declared that voting on health care reform on Sunday was "sanctimonious," and speaks of being able to recognize illegal immigrants because they speak with an “accident,” is in the news for claiming that Pres. Obama and Atty. General Holder are racists who “favor the black person” — kind of a replay of Glenn Beck’s infamous “Obama hates white people” remarks. King apparently just can’t help it. This is the congressman, after all, who says it’s also easy to identify illegal immigrants by the shoes they wear, or through “a sixth sense.”

Rep. Steve King: Look into my eyes . . . you are getting very, very stupid
  • Rep. Steve King: Look into my eyes . . . you are getting very, very stupid

And last but my no means least in the half-wit ignoramus category is your friend and mine, Caribou Barbie. The truth is, Sarah Palin has made so many factually wrong statements, it’s not even fun to point them out anymore, but last night, La Palin topped herself during a critique of Pres. Obama’s speech on the BP disaster. Palin told Bill O’Reilly that America should get the Dutch and Norwegians to help out, because “they are known for dikes and for cleaning up water and for dealing with spills.” Yeah, because building dikes and an expertise in skimming oil from surface water is really going to help plug an oil leak a mile underwater.  Plus, aren’t the Dutch and Norwegians ... dare we say it? ... Socialists?! Here's the queen of misinformation herself:

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