Lower level pubs have been making some absolutely egregious comments lately. There's the slavery had a good side guy, the women's bodies reject the sperm in a real rape guy, the it's ok to kill kids because the Bible says so guy, now there's the "easy to rape" guy.
These are just the ones getting major, national headlines. There's the one from PA who thinks birth control is a tragedy equivalent to 9/11 and Pearl Harbor. The Texas pub party platform states this is a Christian nation in 4 different clauses, stating an intention to focus education and policy towards the "christianization" of the state. Virginia has the guy who says disabled children are "God's punishment" for women who get abortions. Illinois pubs publicly stated they would not pass an anti-bullying measure because it might make voters see them as "pro-homosexual". They also have claim to the mental giant who stated on tv, in a video picked up around the world, that all Muslims are trying to kill Americans. Missouri pubs amended their state constitution this year to allow students to refuse to do any homework assignment in any subject, simply by saying it's against their religion, and the school cannot hold it agaisnt them.
So here's the crazy part, except maybe not so crazy. What are the chances there is someone (or several someones) higher up in the party trying to destroy it from the inside - giving the party endorsement to these jackasses, knowing full well they are so choc full of crazy they shouldn't be allowed to walk the street, let alone represent anyone in a state or national congress? Is it just me, or is that slightly more believable than all these independent instances of psychotic being spontaneously chosen above other, more rational, candidates around the country?
Maybe a conspiracy theory is a bit desperate, but if that's not the case, WHO is electing these idiots, and WHY? You can't make a generalized statement that republicans are bible banging idiots, because the vast majority of republicans I know are interested in fiscal issues, not religious ones. The elected people are not representing the people of their party, so how do they keep getting the job?Answer Question
Answer by jdjamm at 1:54 AM on Oct. 13, 2012
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