Monday, January 28, 2013

Republican Funnies

A collection of republican craziness, I have been collecting.  Probably all need their own posts but for time purposes, adding them here.  

1.   A New Mexico bill would imprison rape victims who have an abortion

hould a recently introduced bill in New Mexico become law, rape victims will be required to carry their pregnancies to term during their sexual assault trials or face charges of "tampering with evidence."
Under HB 206, if a woman ended her pregnancy after being raped, both she and her doctor would be charged with a felony punishable by up to 3 years in state prison:
Tampering with evidence shall include procuring or facilitating an abortion, or compelling or coercing another to obtain an abortion, of a fetus that is the result of criminal sexual penetration or incest with the intent to destroy evidence of the crime.
Sexual assault trials are infamously grueling for survivors, who are often subjected to character assassination and other attempts to discredit their accounts. State Rep. Cathrynn Brown's (R) bill would add the forced choice between prison or an unwanted pregnancy to these proceedings.

2. How do republicans truly feel about crazy gun bills?  Ayep scared to death of them, and support them anyway!  

Majority Whip Erik Helland, who is on a subcommittee assigned to the controversial bill, laments over how he was blasted in a blog about the bill during the earwigged conversation. He then goes on to complain about his part in the Alaska bill:
“I’m the dirty hatchet man for the [Republican] caucus. Something nobody wants to do, some dirty, nasty job. I’m the one who gets dropped in. You know why? Because I’m expendable.”
Speaker pro tem, Jeff Kaufmann, sympathizes with Helland’s plight, calling the Alaska Bill, “the crazy, give-a-handgun-to-a-schizophrenic bill.” At that point, someone – an aide, perhaps – rushes to the rescue, informing the unwitting Republicans that their off-the-cuff conversation is being overheard via a hot mic, and the conversation comes to a quick halt.

3.   You know Roger "some girls rape so easy" Rivard lost his seat in the Assembly.  Did you know that the Wisconsin republicans, led by Robin Vos, spent almost $100,000 to try and keep that seat?   Did you know that the republicans actually cried, when they had to say goodbye to Rivard?  

The comments by Majority Leader Scott Suder (R-Abbotsford) came as Assembly Republicans bid Rivard, a Rice Lake Republican, and other losing incumbents goodbye in the state Capitol.
“I cannot say enough about the person you are,” Suder told Rivard. “I’m proud to call you a dear, dear friend. … You are always welcome in this caucus.”
I hope the people in Suder's district who have daughters, nieces, cousins, sisters, etc...  remember this in 2 years!

4.  Glenn Grothman went on a racist rant again and no one even blinked:

5.   TN Republican Stacey Campfield wants to cut food assistance to kids with bad report cards!

Alas, it is true that Tennessee State Sen. Stacey Campfield has now reached a low beyond which I wouldn’t have believed even he could sink – both as an elected official who continues to waste tax dollars with his continual “stunt” legislation, as well as a human being.

 Mr. Campfield has introduced a new bill which slashes Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) payments for parents or caretakers of TANF recipients whose children fail to maintain satisfactory progress in school.
5a.  Republican Stacey Campield hit the crazy waves a second time!

  Campfield is under fire for comments he made last week on a Sirius XM radio program.  On the Michelangelo Signorile Show, the Knoxville senator said that the HIV epidemic came from a single gay airline employee having sexual relations with a monkey and that it is "virtually impossible" for AIDS to be transmitted during heterosexual sex.  Experts say both of those claims are false.
Luckily there is sanity everywhere, as a local restaurant refused to serve him!

 7.  Newly elected Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz, calls Chuck Hagel and John Kerry, "less than ardent supporters" of our military

 FYI:  Hagel, a former Republican senator who Obama nominated for secretary of defense, and Kerry, a Democratic senator and nominee for secretary of state, both served in the Vietnam War. Hagel received two Purple Hearts; Kerry received three and a Silver Star and a Bronze Star.

Now tell me again how both parties are equally crazy?   

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