Friday, November 7, 2014
Meet The New Loonies, Same As The Old Loonies
If you thought the 2010 midterms brought in a group of elephant-sized clowns, think again. Here is a partial list of what the Gee-Oh-Pee-ers managed to get elected to the U.S. Congress. I'm wondering why Ted "I Crapped My Pants" Nugent isn't among these nutcases.
This is the guy the Gee-Oh-Pee-ers in Colorado elected:
Gordon "Dr. Chaps" Klingenschmitt, a radical anti-gay Religious Right activist who brags of having once tried to rid of woman of the "foul spirit of lesbianism" through an exorcism and who openly proclaims that "American law needs to reflect God's law" and that our foreign policy must be based on the Bible, won election to the Colorado House of Representatives [on Tuesday].
Klingenschmitt, who wrote a book about how President Obama is possessed by demons and once performed an exorcism of Obama, ran an utterly embarrassing campaign yet nonetheless managed to defeat his Democratic opponent by nearly 40 points.
Here are more of the wackos the Gee-Oh-Pee-ers were proud to call their own and to send to the U.S. Congress:
"You know that Republican doctor who got one of his patients pregnant and then demanded that she get an abortion?
Yeah, he won Tuesday night.
How about the indicted guy who threatened to throw a reporter over a Capitol Hill balcony? Yep. Him too.
Election Day was packed with surprises — and some of the biggest were in House races.
Two Republican members of Congress managed to win despite federal investigations and bad behavior so far-fetched that even the writer's room at "Scandal" would take a pass on their stories.
Look at Tennessee's 4th Congressional District, where Rep. Scott Desjarlais cruised to re-election over token Democratic opposition.
Desjarlais, a physician by trade, was first elected in 2010, but this election marked his first time on the ballot since a full accounting of his torrid personal life "burst into view two years ago. His divorce proceedings, made public in late 2012, revealed that the pro-life Republican had slept with multiple patients and impregnated one of them before pressuring her to get an abortion. He also demanded that his ex-wife terminate two pregnancies.
"Also, San Diego city councilman Carl DeMaio -- who faced accusations of sexual misconduct before being cleared of wrongdoing -- was holding on to a very slim lead in his quest to unseat incumbent Democratic Rep. Scott Peters. The race has still not been called as of Wednesday."
This is what the GOP has given the U.S.: MORE LOONIES!
"According to a CNN exit poll, 8 in 10 Americans disapprove of how Congress has been handling its job, while almost 6 in 10 are displeased with President Obama.
A full 44% have a positive view of Democrats; 40% have a positive view of Republicans.
Americans have just elected the party they like the least to run the government body they least trust. Even greater cynicism is the most likely outcome."
But wait! Cheer up people!
A Victory for the Left!
Chin up, Democrats. Republicans may have won the Senate, but the country is headed your way.
MEANWHILE, THIS IS WHAT THE COWARDLY DEMOCRATS RUNNING FOR ELECTION RAN AWAY FROM:
October adds 214,000 jobs.
Unemployment rate drops to 5.8%, lowest since July 2008.
Gas down to $2.50 a gallon.
I know, blame Obama.