Thursday, September 16, 2010

Notes From The Fringe: "Can It Get Any WEIRDER Than This?" Edition

Republican Ransom Note To America - Extending the tax cuts for the wealthiest 2 or 3 percent “would have us borrow $700 billion over the next 10 years to give a tax cut of about $100,000 to folks who are already millionaires.” – President Barack Obama

Christine O’Donnell Returning From Vacation At Island of Dr. Moreau* The richly quotable TEA PARTY darling and Senate candidate from Delaware, warned of the sinister stem cell research she witnessed while a guest of the reclusive Dr. Moreau:
“They are — they are doing that here in the United States. American scientific companies are cross-breeding humans and animals and coming up with mice with fully functioning human brains. So they're already into this experiment.”
Here are the next 10 zaniest quotes from the woman Karl Rove endorsed as “nutty.”

Karl Rove’s Permanent Hearing Loss RINGING Endorsement of O’Donnell -

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Glenn Beck, Fashionista: TEA PARTY Dress Code -

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The Carl Paladino Vampire Theater (Dig Those Vampireal Eyelids!) -

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McConnell Claims Rich Hurt As Poverty In America Highest Since 1994

The New York Times editorial today notes:
“For both parties and certainly the broad swath of independent voters, defeating this new crop of Tea Party nominees has become imperative to avoid the sense of national embarrassment from each divisive and offensive utterance, each wacky policy proposal.”

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Let’s be real, folks. This teabagger crowd of angry, old, ignorant white voters does not represent America. Not even close. They’ve stepped into an vacuum created by the tough economy and disappointment of Obama voters. Christine O’Donnell is a fringe hard right candidate whose views are not representative of the centrist electorate. She won a closed primary with 5 percent of all Delaware registered voters. Most of her 1 million+ contributions are flowing in from out of state. The same goes for Joe Miller in Alaska, Sharron Angle in Nevada, Ken Buck in Colorado, and Rand Paul in Kentucky.

Every single one of these candidates aren’t only ‘pro-life’ but they don’t even support an exception in cases of rape and incest. These extremists would roll back the clock to back alley abortions and Jim Crow pre-Civil Rights. For all their talk of “freedom,” they support government intervention in a woman’s most private decision, they would force her carry to term a child conceived of rape or incest, or face criminal penalties.

This is a RADICAL RIGHT position. Moreover, these extremists would repeal healthcare reform, financial reform, Medicare/Medicaid, privatize Social Security, abolish the Department of Education and the EPA and, for all their talk of Constitutional sanctity, move to repeal the 14th and 17th Amendments. Further, they will do EVERYTHING to bring down the presidency of Barack Obama, including gumming up the works with endless frivolous investigations, using their subpoena power to bring government to a standstill, up to and including the stunt pulled by the Gingrich crowd in the 90s, to shut down government and cause a showdown between the President and Congress.

If you think the current Republican Senate minority’s historically unprecendented abuse of the filibuster can’t get any worse, you ain’t seen nothing yet. By any means necessary, is the extremists’ creed. In Weimar Germany, Hitler came to power with 24 percent of the vote. He never represented a majority of the German people, but economic conditions were so dire and his opposition so dispirited and divided that the fascists rode this voter apathy to power. The fearful political and economic situation in America today is not dissimilar from Weimar Germany of the 20s and 30s. It really is imperative that Democrats, independents, and rational Republicans wake up to this threat from the Far Right and go to the polls this November to reclaim the center in American politics.

These are dangerous times, people. VOTE.

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