10 Deranged Dispatches From the Right-Wing Wackosphere This Week
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“You don’t take drugs to get rid of it, it doesn’t take psychology; that promise right there will get rid of it,” Copeland said.
When you go to war God’s way, Barton chimed in, “not only are you guiltless for having done that, you’re esteemed.”
So, get it together veterans!
(h/t: Right Wing Watch)
7. Rand Paul: Obamafascists are coming for your donuts.
This is truly terrifying. Right-wing libertarian wackadoodle Rand Paul took to the microphone this week to warn Americans that the federal government is targeting donuts. That’s what he said: “They’re coming after your donuts!”
Way to scare people. First, Madam Dictator Michelle Obama tries to get kids to eat more vegetables and exercise; now, the FDA is banning trans fats. Give me obesity or give me death! Or both, as the case may be.
You know who libertarian Paul is not so libertarian about? Gubb’mint employees.
"I say we should line every one of them up. I want to see how skinny or how fat the FDA agents are that are making the rules on this," he said in his rousing donut hysteria-invoking speech.
Donuts, as Esquire’s Charles Pierce pointed out, don’t need trans fats to be delicious. The two largest donut purveyors, Krispy Kreme and Dunkin’ Donuts are making pretty tasty round pastries without them.
Credit where due, though: There’s no indication, yet, that Paul’s recent call to arms was plagiarized.
8. Rush Limbaugh makes deranged comments on Obamacare.
There have been a lot of deranged comments on Obamacare this week, including from the New York Times when it idiotically compared the bumpy rollout of healthcare.gov to Bush’s handling of Hurricane Katrina. Hmmm, website = hurricane. Thousands dead = millions potentially getting health insurance. Yep, that analogy works.
Actually, all kidding aside, it’s monstrous.
While arguably Rush Limbaugh is less influential than the Times, and perhaps a tad more right-wing, he was not to be outdone in the crazy Obamacare hysteria that ran rampant this week. Rush, of course, does not like women, or sluts as he calls them, who use birth control. And Obamacare making it easier for them to do so is one of the healthcare act’s greatest evils in his view. Because he cares so much about millennials and their virtue, Rush took it upon himself to warn them on Wednesday’s show not to fall into this trap. What Obamacare is really advocating is not safer sex, he says—it’s prostitution.
"If you like being promiscuous, you can keep on being promiscuous," Limbaugh, friend of the young, said. "If you like being a prostitute, then have at it!"
And summing up for emphasis:
"If you like your risky, promiscuous lifestyle, you can keep it. That's what Obama is promising."
Wait, that sounds kind of good, Rush. Thanks!
9. Phyllis Schlafly: Calling all border agents—be on the lookout for polygamist Muslims.
In a world that made any sense, conservative mouther-offer Phyllis Schlafly would have long ago faded into irrelevance. Frankly, we had assumed she was dead by now, but she’s alive and kicking, and still getting airtime to broadcast her ignorance.
While the Eagle Forum founder has long been preoccupied with fighting feminism, she also wants to make sure that those really sexist Muslims with multiple wives are not being let into our country. Yes, immigration, the changing complexion of America, and what that means for the welfare rolls is very much on Schlafly's increasingly enfeebled mind these days.