Archive for GOP insensitive asses

VIDEO: "They should start tying a bell around these [GOP fringe] guys so we can tell when they're coming."

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Rachel Maddow did a great job highlighting the fringiest of the conservative fringe. Here are excerpts of her segment wrap-up, but please watch the entire video. She nailed it, as usual, especially the bell-the-cat suggestion:

"They can mingle in"? What exactly is the argument here? Latinos crossing the border won't be able to tell if there's an Arab secretly trying to cross the border with them because they all look alike and they might accidentally help bring an Arab over here, mingled in?

Is that the argument? Seriously?

Louie Gohmert, Steve King, Donald Trump, that guy running in New Jersey, Art Robinson, okay. This guy's chair of the ... Armed Services Committee in the House, thanks to the Republican party!

They should start tying a bell around these guys or something so we can tell when they're coming.

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GOP Rep. Stacey Campfield mocks Sen. Feinstein, gun safety efforts, Boston Marathon tragedy with pressure cooker joke

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Only days ago I posted about GOP Rep. Stacey Campfield running away from an 8 year-old, calling her a “prop”, and then calling his constituent a “union thug.” Remember him?

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I'm sorry to tell you he's back. This time, instead of mocking a little girl, he's mocking Sen. Dianne Feinstein, gun safety efforts, and anyone who was affected by the Boston tragedy, in his personal blog.

He thought it would be a real hoot to joke about banning pressure cookers. Color me crazy, but I'm guessing Boston Marathon victims-- and those who came close to being victims, like my own son-- aren't laughing. Here's what he posted:

His blog title: "Here comes Feinstein again"

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This from a guy whose party is fine with people on terrorism watch lists not being blocked from buying guns.

Here's what Campfield said when he got slammed for being an insensitive putz:

Tennessee State Sen. Stacey Campfield (R)  blog

Really?

If my post was inappropriate  talking about "crock pot control" then where is the outrage from the left when they push for gun control after the Sandy Hook shooting? Im sorry if I exposed your double standard....

 Well, not really.

1. It's "I'm," not "Im," genius.

2. There is zero humor to be found in any way, shape, or form when people are blown up with makeshift bombs made from kitchen appliances, none. People died. People lost limbs. People's lives were changed forever. People were traumatized, devastated. I know I was, and my son wasn't even hurt. In fact, still burst into tears when I watch the news coverage of what happened in Boston, and I'm miles away in California. I can't begin to imagine how a family member or friend of someone who was maimed, hurt, or killed would react upon seeing this piece of s**t's blog posts.

3. The asshatitude of elected officials in the Republican Party is ass-tounding.

4. I'm being as polite and controlled as I can be right now, I really am. But Stacey, do me a favor?

stfu

H/t: Think Progress

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VIDEO: GOP Rep. Stacey Campfield runs away from 8 year-old, calls her a "prop", calls constituent a "union thug"

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Crossposted from FreakOutNation with permission, because Anomaly a really good friend and extremely cool person who knows how behind I am today:

State Rep. Stacey Campfield (R-TN) on Thursday withdrew his highly criticized bill which would tie welfare assistance for needy families to their children’s grades. Even Campfield’s Republican colleagues refused to support it.

Think Progress reports, “As Campfield walked to the Senate chambers, he was presented with a petition of more than 2500 signatures collected by Clergy for Justice to protest the bill. The deliverer of the petition was an 8-year-old girl, Aamira Fetuga, whose mother, Rasheedat Fetuga, is the founder of a local child advocacy group. 

As Aamira prepared to explain to Campfield why she was worried about his bill, Campfield dismissed her as a “prop” and hurried away, repeating over and over again, “Using children as props is shameful” as Aamira and her mother tried to talk to him.”

Normally I’d call someone out if they used a child as a ‘prop’ but since this bill affects them greatly, while putting undue stress on a little kid, then it’s appropriate. Again, she’s only 8 years-old and hardly has a notebook full of ‘gotcha’ questions’.

Toward the end of the video, one of Campfield’s constituents tried to talk to him about his disapproval for the bill, only to be dismissed as a “union thug” by the state senator.

Campfield acts so pompous and condescending toward his constituents. There is something very disturbing about this man. Who in the hell calls one of their constituents a union thug?

My two cents: Stacey Campfield is not only pompous and condescending, he's a bully. He got in the face of a little girl, put on his syrupy voice, and called her a prop... to her face. He spoke to her mother as if she were dirt, as he did to the "union thug" who dared to tell this smug little bottom feeder that he was ashamed of him.

It was easy to see why he was trying to run away.

Hey Stace, I love it when state officials use children as photo opps to show their true, slimy, disdainful, ugly colors.

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MI GOP official won't resign over Facebook post about "filthy homosexuals" who "account for half the murders in large cities"

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The Detroit Free Press is reporting on what Republican national committeeman Dave Agema's posted on Facebook during the Supreme Court oral arguments on marriage equality.

LANSING -- A prominent Michigan Republican was not backing down or apologizing Thursday as he faced calls for his resignation over an antigay posting on his Facebook page. [...]

The post depicts gay people as sexually promiscuous, rife with sexually transmitted diseases and responsible for "half the murders in large cities." It cites 30-year-old studies for some of its statistics and sources such as the Congressional Record and special-interest groups for others.

The article he posted is titled "Everyone Should Know These Statistics on Homosexuals." You can link over and see the despicable content for yourself.

Here's how it appears on his Facebook page:

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See? "Dave likes" that article!

After criticism poured in, he responded with this:

"It's not hate. It's facts derived from several studies. The trouble is many don't like facts."

"Many don't like facts" but "Dave likes" that article!

The next day he said that it was worth sharing, plus this:

"Some publications and even a few liberal Republicans have chosen to take the words of someone else and cast them as my own... I will not back down... I will dig in and fight even harder to defend our conservative values from these attacks by liberals in the media, and even in our own party."

Of course he also insisted that he doesn't hate or discriminate against anyone.

Of course not. Why would anyone ever suggest such a thing? But Dave sure "likes" that article!

Just to be clear about what kind of extremist nutball this guy is, here are a couple of other items he has posted on his Facebook page:

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How’s that reachy-outy thing workin’ for ya, GOP?

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The world Republicans live in: "Greed and selfishness and push for laws that benefit them"

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Andy Marquis is our guest blogger of the day. He used to consider himself a Republican but not any more.  He changed his voter registration to Independent in 2011 and says that’s how it will remain.

Here’s his latest guest post:

The World They Live In

A young girl was raped by the star players of a high school football team someplace, somewhere. Nobody tried to stop it. A child, wondering whether he or she is attracted people of the same gender, has been bullied and harassed by others in his local middle school. Nobody tried to stop it and the child has killed himself. An honors student is not able to pursue her dream because she was brought here, illegally, by her parents when she was just a child herself. A mother and father are burying their child because a madman that had access to war weapons has gunned them down while they were sitting in their elementary school classroom. That’s the world we live in.

Republicans don’t live in that world. Their world is black and white, right and wrong. You’re either a friend or an enemy. There is no middle ground. They do not see the world in color. The girl who was raped isn’t responsible for her actions because she should’ve known that boys will be boys and she shouldn’t have taken that shot of vodka. The child who is bullied should be grateful to those who tear him down because it somehow makes him stronger. The honors student should be sent to Mexico to be gunned down by a drug kingpin because she should bear the burden of her parents’ decisions. Those children gunned down are merely collateral damage in a war in the streets of America. That’s the world Republicans live in.

When it comes to guns, they see an armed society, not as a fearful society or a society that will be embolden to confront others with violence, but as a polite society that will magically do the right thing. They see everyone who owns a gun legally and think they will be the one to stop the rape of a girl in an alley in Downtown Baltimore somewhere – not as someone who will sit back and do nothing. Those parents who bury their child shouldn’t mourn their loss and expect government to do anything to stop it from happening. They should think about the gun that was used to murder their child in cold blood and think about how it might save someone else’s life someplace somewhere. That’s the world they live in. And if you do not live in their world, you are the enemy of freedom.

The couple that has been together for 27 years and wants to get married shouldn’t be allowed to because it goes against someone else’s moral beliefs. If a criminal is in illegal possession of a firearm, we shouldn’t take that firearm away because the Second Amendment should be absolute. We shouldn’t limit the access to weapons of war to the public because it might eat in to the profits of an American industry. We shouldn’t do anything to promote cleaner, sustainable energy resources because BP cannot profit from it right now. That’s the world they live in.

If a man rapes a woman against her will, well, imagine what she could have done if she had access to a loaded firearm. Weapons of war should be available to the general public because they will have to shoot an army of seven intruders in their home one day or because they will need to take up arms against Barack Obama. That’s the world they live in.

Republicans live in a world where Americans do the right thing. They don’t see the rape culture that exists, or the gun culture. And they sure as hell don’t give a damn about the child who was brought here when she was a child. They believe that gay marriage will lead to the destruction of a society that is already beyond saving while ignoring the social destruction that comes from divorce and addictions to drugs, alcohol and pornography.

Our society is cruel and heartless. We don’t live in a society where others will split up the fight or stop the bullying. We live in a society where a girl being beaten up in the suburban streets of America is met, not with those who intervene, but instead those who pull out their smartphones to record the video for entertainment. The poor boy that is starving is greeted with those who tell him he should fend for himself and display their practice of their religious beliefs by eating at Chick-fil-A instead of donating to a food bank somewhere.

There are good people in America. I do believe in the compassion of those. But it’s become a minority since the start of the Bush Recession. Our society has become fearful, selfish and paranoid ever since Wall Street manufactured a recession.

No longer do “compassionate Conservatives” act out of compassion for others. Instead, they act out of greed and selfishness and push for laws that benefit them by saying other people will be generous. No longer do we invest in our infrastructure or our schools because it’s more important to Republicans that we cut taxes for Donald Trump instead. They see the world in simplistic black-and-white when the world is truly complicated and colorful.

I can only envision what would’ve come if this mentality had controlled the national conversation when I was a child. When two maniacs armed with war weapons were gunning down women and children at gas stations and high school parking lots in Washington, DC, what would they say? Would they have told me that we needed more guns in the streets? Would they have gone on television and stood up for John Allen Mohammed and Lee Boyd Malvo’s “Second Amendment” rights?

We need to quit blaming rape victims for the trauma that’s been forced on them by another human being. We need to feed our poor. We need to tell those who boost their egos by preying on the vulnerable that it is not okay. We need to tell our children that guns do kill people and that life is not a videogame. We need to give the college student who was brought here when she was just a child herself a break and a chance to pursue happiness. We need to protect our children (and yes, this includes putting armed police officers in schools – among other things). We need to care for the weak, the vulnerable and the poor – not blame them for the problems in our society.

Conservatives don’t believe in that America though. They think the woman who was raped in a dark alley should be forced to have her rapist’s child – only for her and her child to be cast out in to the cold. Education should be something that only those born in to privilege should achieve. The poor child who is starving should be left to die. That’s the world they live in.

The world we really live in really does prey on the vulnerable. The banks caused the recession, not poor minorities. Barack Obama was born in America. Sandy Hook really did happen. Bullying does cut people down, not make them stronger. Rape does happen and it does cause pregnancy. Guns don’t kill people but they sure make it a lot easier for people to kill people. That’s the world we live in.

Republicans don’t care that they are disconnected. They don’t give a damn. Their “principles” are more important to them. And their principles are simple: The government should leave me alone and do so by treading on the minorities and on the gays and the college students and anyone else who, realistically, don’t subscribe to their beliefs. As for the Constitution – they don’t give a damn about that either. Listening to the NRA push for a mental health database, the same type of database they oppose when it comes to guns, and listening to them push against the background checks that would enforce that database shows that Republicans truly only care about the Second Amendment.

A world where we scapegoat minorities, Muslims, gays and poor people and stand up only for the rights of gun owners and billionaires – that’s the world they live in. And it’s the world they will push for as they continue to rig elections and disenfranchise voters.

As they do so, our infrastructure will continue to fail. Our poor will become poorer. Our dependency on unsustainable fossil fuels will increase while other nations prosper with sustainable energy solutions. The poor will continue to starve while the rich become richer. Those college students won’t contribute to our country and we will rely on the spoiled sons of privilege who care only about themselves. And all this is because a segment of America sees only black and white.

The survivalists and the greedy, people like the NRA and the big bankers – they’re the bad guys. And we cannot sit back and do nothing and let them win.

Andy Marquis: www.race22.com; Twitter: @amarquis32 ; Facebook.com/amarquis

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VIDEO-- "Joe the Plumber" giving away free AR-15: "Every sane, freedom-loving law abiding citizen should own" one.

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Please note the huge "DONATE NOW" button prominently displayed on the site. Here's what is not as prominently displayed, way at the top:

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Here's what Liberty Alliance's page claims:

Liberty Alliance is a network of web sites dedicated to advancing Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. Our members and strategic partners leverage the power of new media to promote traditional values and generate more than 1,000,000 page views each day. Visit our web sites today to get informed and equipped; contact us for more information, including advertising and partnership opportunities. Soli Deo Gloria!

Soli Deo gloria is a Latin term for Glory to God alone.

Here are a few of their "Member Sites" listed on the same page (I removed the links):

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Kirk Cameron

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Now here's what Ohio's own Not-Really-Joe the Gun Nut's website says:

Despite what national news commentators say, the AR 15 is NOT an “assault weapon” or “weapon of mass destruction.”

In honor of this magnificent rifle, JoeForAmerica.com is giving away a new AR 15 to the lucky man or woman who wins this drawing.

If you support Americans’ right to own the AR 15 and want a chance to win this one, simply register below by submitting your email address. That’s it. Good luck!

– Joe Wurzelbacher (Joe the Plumber)

"The AR 15 is NOT an “assault weapon” or “weapon of mass destruction.” Tell the parents, friends, and relatives of the 26 who were shredded by an AR 15:

newtown children smaller gunBut none of that matters to Wurzelbacher, whose priority it is to raffle off the same kind of weapon that was used to massacre six-year-olds. Here's what he said "pro-life" means to him:

Wurzelbacher:

"That little child grows up and becomes you, me, someone else..."

Not the children of Newtown. They never got a chance to grow up, nor would they ever become you.

That video was recorded back in 2009. Here is what matters to Wurzelbacher now:

"I think every sane, freedom-loving law abiding citizen should own an AR-15."

This guy is certifiable.

And he is likely doing the Happy Dance now that the Senate assault weapon ban won’t be in the gun measure.

According to Whispers at U.S. News and World Report, more than 60,000 people have entered the raffle since he launched it last month.

Joe the Insensitive Ass's website says he is available for speaking engagements. Instead, he should be available to STFU.

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VIDEO: N.H. state Rep. Mark Warden (R): Some people may "like being in abusive relationships"

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Rep. Mark Warden:

“Some people could make the argument that a lot of people like being in abusive relationships. It’s a love-hate relationship. It’s very, very common for people to stick around with somebody they love who also abuses him or her. Is the solution to those kind of dysfunctional relationships going to be more government, another law? I’d say no. People are always free to leave.

GraniteStateProgress:

During a debate on domestic violence prevention laws, NH State Representative and Free Stater Mark Warden (R-Goffstown) told fellow House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee members that a lot of people "like being in abusive relationships" and "are always free to leave".

Granite State Progress is calling on Rep. Warden to publicly apologize to victims of domestic violence and their families for these outrageous remarks. Executive Director Zandra Rice Hawkins: "Rep. Warden either has a complete lack of understanding about the very real and life-threatening situations that victims of domestic violence experience, or he is utterly cold. His belief that the victim is to blame is beyond comprehension. The year is 2013, not 1963."

For more on this and other issues, visit www.GraniteStateProgress.org

Those statements are so offensive to those of us who have been in abusive relationships that I have to choose my words carefully here. Most of what I want to say is unprintable.

He clearly has no concept of the power abusers can have over the abused, nor how much control they feel they have to exert for their own sick needs. It should be very obvious that nobody "likes" being abused, and it can be extremely difficult to extricate oneself from any relationship, let alone a dysfunctional one.

Now if you'll excuse me, I need to find a way to lower the abrupt rise in my blood pressure.

More at the the Concord Monitor.

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