HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Salon is providing us wit...

Wed Oct 23, 2013, 11:57 AM

 

Salon is providing us with a sort of Top 10 Conservative Idiots for the week.

Last edited Wed Oct 23, 2013, 12:45 PM - Edit history (1)

Some of the usual suspects are there.

10 craziest right-wing statements of the week –Tea Party meltdown edition

http://www.salon.com/2013/10/23/10_craziest_right_wing_statements_of_the_week_tea_party_meltdown_edition_partner/?source=newsletter

1. Justice Antonin Scalia: “The 14th Amendment protects all races, not only the blacks.”

No friend of affirmative action, voting rights protections, or anything he deems “racial entitlements,” the high court’s least inhibited conservative was at it again this week during oral arguments in a case in which advocates for minorities are challenging Michigan’s voter-approved ban on affirmative action in college admissions. The case reached the Supreme Court after a federal appeals court held the ban violates the 14th Amendment’s equal protection guarantee, in that it prevents minorities from lobbying for racial preferences, when other groups can lobby for their favored programs, Huffpo explained.

<snip>

2. Confused Republican thought the debt deal included money for Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army.

With all the dopey things said and done by intransigent Republicans in last week’s shitstorm of dopey intransigence, Republican Rep. Mick Mulvaney earned his place right up there in the pantheon. When the 11th hour deal to raise the debt ceiling and reopen the government was struck between Senate leaders Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell, it did not have much trouble getting through both houses of Congress. But there were those Republicans deluding themselves that they could fight on.

Rep. Mulvaney of South Carolina was one—and among his objections? The deal, he said, included funding for Joseph Kony’s Uganda-based Lord’s Resistance Army. Now, that would be pretty evil if it were true. Kony is an exiled war criminal with a messianic complex known for kidnapping children, and turning them into sex slaves and soldiers who kill their own families. The funding, if Mr. Mulvaney had read a little closer, was a small amount earmarked to the Pentagon which is funding African troops trying to capture Kony and end his reign of terror and atrocity. Ohhhh…oops. It seems Sen. David Vitter isn’t the only Republican in Congress Harry Reid could legitimately claim was not playing with a full deck.

<snip>

3. Tony Perkins: Democrats are the theocrats for wanting to help the poor.

This will be news to biblical scholars. The Bible apparently says that government should have no role in helping the poor. Expressly forbids it.

This comes straight from the horse’s mouth, Tony Perkins, head of the right-wing Family Research Council, in a radio interview with conservative host Janet Mefferd. He then follows what can only be termed a rather bizarre train of thought to its illogical conclusion which is that it is the liberals who are trying to establish a theocracy in this country, not conservatives, because liberals want government to help the poor. Wait, we thought Christianity forbids that. Color us confused.

end snips/

Read the rest at link above.

2 replies, 1095 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 2 replies Author Time Post
Reply Salon is providing us with a sort of Top 10 Conservative Idiots for the week. (Original post)
dballance Oct 2013 OP
Shrike47 Oct 2013 #1
NastyRiffraff Oct 2013 #2

Response to dballance (Original post)

Wed Oct 23, 2013, 12:25 PM

1. A nice contribution, always appreciated.

They certainly live in TopsyTervey land.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to dballance (Original post)

Wed Oct 23, 2013, 12:27 PM

2. This takes me back

I really miss the Top 10. Thanks for posting this.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread