Tuesday, January 02, 2018

2017 In Review: A Hell Bound Train Of A Year (Part 6)-- Republican Words As Windows To Their Souls, Round 1


-by Noah

OK. I know the title is misleading. Republicans show no evidence of having souls.

I often wonder if today’s Republicans ever did. Or, were republicans just born the way they are. Do they come out of the womb as full-blown sociopaths or, even worse, psychotics? They say you have to be taught to hate, but… I wonder.

The old saying is that the eyes are the windows to the soul. Unfortunately, when I look at the eyes of republicans, well, I see dead people. Sometimes, if you say the word ‘Obama’ in the presence of a Republican, the eyes go glassy and their mouths start to sputter. It’s sad, but it does tell me that there’s life there. Alas, though, it is alien life. They do walk among us. Who needs the X-Files when we have people like these?

The following are things that actually came out of the mouths of Republicans in 2017:

1. Ben Carson, Trump’s Secretary Of Housing And Urban Development:
It will not be my intention to do anything to benefit any, any American.
Carson said this at his confirmation hearing in response to a question from Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren. Freudian slip? Just being honest? Whichever, it was all republicans needed to hear. Confirmed!

2. $enate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell:
She was warned. Never the less, she persisted.
McConnell was referring to that same Sen. Elizabeth Warren who Republicans always see as an “uppity woman” and a thorn in their sides. Sen. Warren had wanted to read a letter by Coretta Scott King, widow of the late Martin Luther King. Mere mention of the Kings drives republicans up a wall. The occasion was the confirmation hearing of Alabama racist Jeff Sessions for Attorney General. McConnell got his knickers in a twist and forbade it.

The letter was once “lost” by segregationist Sen. Strom Thurmond in 1986 when it was supposed to be entered into the Congressional Record when Sessions was nominated for a Federal judgeship.

What a surprise. McConnell and his fellow KKK Krew in the Senate just can’t bear to hear the words of the widow of MLK spoken on the Senate floor. Talk about revealing what’s inside republicans. In defending Sessions, they have shown us all what Sessions is all about and what the Republican Party is all about. What is so disturbing about those words? Should we be surprised that republicans will fight so hard to get a racist Attorney General in place for a president that built his campaign on racism? Nope.

The response was swift, as it should be. “Never the less, she persisted” is a rallying cry. Fuck you, McConnell. Go back to Kentucky and drink you bourbon, cut with water from a whites only water fountain, of course.

3. Kellyanne Conway, White House Spokeswacko:
There are many ways to surveil each other now, unfortunately. There was an article this week that talked about how you can surveil someone through their phones, certainly through their television sets, any number of different ways. And microwaves that turn into cameras, etc. So we know that that is just a fact of modern life.
Yep. I don’t know about you, but my microwave is watching me right now. So is my toaster, and damn, the refrigerator just keeps laughing at me!

Is there anyone in the Trumpanzee White House that’s sane? Even a little bit? Conway was talking to her hometown newspaper, the Bergen Record. She was trying in vain to justify her boss’s claim that Obama had government eyes spying on him in his home at the Trump Tower. Nothing like sending a total nut to justify the actions of a total nut. Yo! Kellyanne, the clock on the wall says it’s time to go!

4. Missouri State Rep. Rick Brattin:
There is a distinction between homosexuality and just being a human being.
At first, I thought Brattin was just submitting this as his entrant for a contest among Republicans to pick a new motto for the party. He probably felt “Hey why not? It’s catchy. It’s true. And, it’s something almost all my party can agree on”. But, no. Brattin was just mouthing off on the floor of the Missouri state legislature as they debated an amendment to a state discrimination law. that would ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. He was even using religion, all religions, in his crazy mind, to back his vehement argument against banning discrimination. You see, in Missouri, like in other places where republicans rule, a boss can still fire you if you’re gay. And, Republicans like that just fine.

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At 2:28 PM, Anonymous Hone said...

I am sure you could write many more columns filled with many more lovely quotes. To me, "Alternative facts" was one of the best.

At 2:59 PM, Anonymous Noah said...

Hi Hone, Every day, there are more than a few republicans out there who eagerly reveal what a mess they are. You're right. In fact, I could fill a column a day with this stuff but then I would miss out on other important things in life. Not to worry, this was only, as it says, Round 1. Round 2 is ready to go and Round 3 is on the horizon.

At 4:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hone beat me to it. This is a very abridged version. And probably not even the worst ones you could have found. Louis gomert could fill an encyclopedia by himself.

"They say you have to be taught to hate, but… I wonder."

Whoever says this is a fool. All studies show that hate (and fear) of "others" are limbic and instinctive. You have to be taught AND you have to practice to overcome that limbic urge. In the usa, too many of us never learn and never practice. We just associate with other similar haters for warmth.

At 4:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This post just shows how far in decline this nation now is. I have little hope of recovery no matter what happens.

At 9:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

4:25, there has been little reason for hope for a couple of decades now.

Rs have always been greedy and elitists. But until about 1980 they tried to hide it. Once Reagan ran on a platform of greed, hate and fear... and won bigly, they haven't had any real reason to hide it any more. So they don't. Why bother. Their third of the electorate is hooded and pious... like monks. They won't become apostates no matter what their clergy does.

But also around then, the democrats sold out, became democraps, served their new masters with total fidelity and found... their third of the electorate is no more sentient than the Rs' third. Their numbers are slowly eroding, but they can still get a decent minority elected and, in the case of a total shit show R, can actually have a realistic chance to roll that into a majority for a cycle .. maybe two.. before their voters get sick of being ratfucked and stay home until the next R shit show.

Neither party is going to change, in spite of the efforts of DWT et al.

So if you have hope, you're hallucinating something that ain't real.

At 1:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The ones who need to recognize that the speakers of these phrases are certifiable won't believe a single negative comment about their heroes. Isn't it self-evident that GAWD speaks through them?

Hear Frank Luntz speaking with a group of Alabama "conned servertives" just prior to the Special Election which sent a DINO-Whig to the Senate. From the tone of his voice, he can't believe what he's hearing them say.


Hear it well, Frankie. You helped to create this ignorant monster.


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