(Raw Story) In a Wednesday appearance on the Christian radio showFaith and Liberty, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) said that LGBT people are attempting to make it legal to rape children in the U.S. and impose their agenda of “deviancy” on the whole population.
According to Right Wing Watch, Bachmann said that the “gay community” is taking steps to “abolish age of consent laws, which means we will do away with statutory rape laws so that adults will be able to freely prey on little children sexually. That’s the deviance that we’re seeing embraced in our culture today.”
She also said that “national hate crime laws” are a form of “tyrannical” oppression that liberals will use to silence Christians in this country.
I usually don’t spend a lot of time worrying about what Michele Bachmann says. Every other word that comes out of her mouth is basically stupid-Republican porn.
But this goes way beyond the normal “letting your mouth get ahead your tiny dinosaur brain” gaffes that people like Shelly and Louie Gohmert and Steve King so excel at. This is pure horseshit. There is no national effort to “do away with statutory rape laws so that adults will be able to freely prey on little children sexually. ” That’s just a lie.
And it’s a dangerous lie. Bachmann is a hero to the Tea Party crowd because the ‘baggers are so gullible that they actually prefer BS to reality. And if you want to rile wild-eyed, gun-waving crackpots into a murderous rage, then tell them the Homosexual Menace is coming to rape their children with impunity. They’ll believe it and — as we’ve seen happen again and again — some may want to act on those beliefs. The Second Amendment is a tyrant hunting license, after all — or at least, that’s another pile of horseshit the gullible have been sold by manure merchants like Bachmann. If a “deviant” coming to legally rape your child doesn’t qualify as tyranny, then I don’t know what would.
This is an especially dangerous lie from Shelly — and the media should be calling her out on it, people should be demanding she prove what she says — but as has happened with me, she’s rubbed the outrage nerve so raw that most don’t even hear her anymore.
As intellectually painful as it might be, maybe we should listen to Shelly more often. Lord knows unhinged and bottomlessly gullible ‘baggers sure are. People like her are the the screws loose in the Tea Party’s head. We should pay attention to what they’re telling them to do.
(Mediaite) Right now most of the blame being apportioned over the downing of MH17 by what’s believed to be a Buk missile is being directed at Russian separatists and Vladimir Putin. But in a blog post today, former Congressman Allen West asserted that President Obama himself is indirectly responsible for what happened.
Tomorrow, West will blame Obama when the neighbor’s dog craps in his lawn.
(Politico) Texas Sen. Ted Cruz plans to take a hard-line stand that could rile up conservatives just as lawmakers — including two from his home state — are struggling to address the growing humanitarian crisis along the southern border.
The conservative firebrand believes that any bill to deal with the unaccompanied migrant children at the border must also include language to stop a 2012 immigration directive from President Barack Obama — a proposal unlikely to go anywhere in the Democratic-controlled Senate.
Needless to say, when polling shows that a majority of Americans support immigration reform, it’s not a good time to launch a high profile fight to roll back existing reforms.
But the problem with Tea Party demagogues like Cruz is the same problem the Republican Party has with talk radio blowhards like Limbaugh and Hannity. These people are not concerned with what’s good for America or even the GOP, but what’s good for themselves.
And what’s good for themselves is being on the side that’s losing.
In politics, there are no more motivated people than the people who have lost. Winners throw a party and go home; loser sulk and plan their comeback. Why do you think the Tea Party is all about victimhood and the pretense that white evangelical males are the targets of political oppression by Saul Alinsky-inspired liberal tyrants? Because that makes them perpetual political losers.
So Ted Cruz, like talk radio and Tea Party propagandists, appeals to this target audience of losers. He doesn’t want to be a presidential candidate — not a serious one, anyway — his ambitions are more along the Sarah Palin career arc: professional complainer and victim.
So if he plans to lead the charge on a doomed campaign against the tides of politics and history, it’s not because he thinks it’s a matter of practical necessity. It’s because Ted Cruz sees a clear path to further victimhood — and with it TV interviews and fundraising bonanzas and more talk of his “rising star.”
People like Cruz win by losing — and in reality, they’re the Democrats’ greatest allies in the GOP, while pretending to be their greatest foes.
(Huffington Post) Conservative groups protested the possible housing of Central American children in Vassar, Michigan, on Monday by marching through town, some with AR-15 rifles and handguns, according toThe Detroit News.
About 50 protesters led by the group Michiganders for Immigration Control and Enforcement carried American and “Don’t Tread on Me” flags as they marched from city hall to a social services facility that may house the children. The protest follows a similar but larger gathering that took place last week.
(Raw Story) Authoritiesarrested a Utah manaccused of trying to blow up a police station in hopes of starting a revolution.
John Huggins, of Weber County, was arrested Friday and charged in federal court with possession of an unregistered destructive device.
Police said the 44-year-old Huggins, who has a history of creating explosive devices, planned to sell a homemade bomb to an undercover officer involved in a four-month investigation into his activities.
(NBC NEWS) More than half of the country has a message for former Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin: enough.
That’s the result from a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Annenberg poll in which 54 percent of voters say they’ve heard enough from Palin and would prefer that she be less outspoken in political debates.
That includes nearly two-thirds of Democrats, a majority of independents, and even nearly four-in-10 Republicans.