“Today one of our political parties has gone insane, and we all know which one that is.”
— Bruce Bartlett, conservative Republican and former economist in the Reagan Administration. From The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Feb. 22, 2012.
If you harbor any doubt that the GOP has gone completely, over-the-edge, rabid-dog, piss-pants insane, here are three quick pieces in just one day that prove the point:
“GOP Rep. John Sullivan claims he used a poor choice of words during a town hall in Oklahoma when he said that shooting Democratic Senators would be the only way to get Paul Ryan’s destructive budget through the US Senate. But I’m not buying his apology for one minute.
“After expressing his support for the GOP budget that shreds Medicare, Sullivan told his constituents in Bixby, Oklahoma on Wednesday that killing Democratic Senators may be the only guarantee of it’s passage unless Democrats take heavy Election Day losses this November.”
— Stephen D. Foster Jr., “Republican Rep. John Sullivan Says Shooting Democratic Senators Is The Only Way To Pass The Ryan Budget.” AddictingInfo.org, Feb. 23, 2012.
Sure, Republicans believe in freedom — except for other people’s opinions…
“Nearly a week has gone by since House Republicans held their anti-women, anti-birth control committee hearing with a full panel of men to testify about contraception. Claiming that the hearing was about religious freedom and not a woman’s right to have access to birth control, Republicans literally gave control of the hearing to sexist religious bigots and televised it. Not one woman was allowed to speak about a topic important to them. Only men were allowed to testify about it.
“But Democrats have decided to change that by holding a contraception hearing of their very own. There’s just one problem. House Republicans, in their infinite hatred of women, refuse to broadcast the hearing on television. According to aides for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, the Republican leadership specifically ordered the House recording studio that controls the C-SPAN cameras to deny the Democrats the equal time to allow women to testify about birth control.”
— Stephen D. Foster Jr., “House Republicans Intend To Censor Democratic Hearing On Birth Control,”
AddictingInfo.org, Feb. 23, 2012.
And then there’s the certifiable Lou Dobbs, dumping on Dr. Seuss and children’s films for supposedly ‘indoctrinating’ kids into the evil liberal agenda. Gee, I guess the pathetic Lou has just run out of bullshit. Video from Mediaite, “Lou Dobbs Compares The Lorax To Occupy Wall Street As The War On Children’s Movies Continues”: