4-Way Tie for Most Atrocious Right-Winger of the Moment
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And the contenders for the most atrocious, horrible, disgusting right-wing wretch of the moment are: (Drum roll)
1. Rush Limbaugh decided to go after Michelle Obama and Malala, the Pakistani girl who was shot by the Taliban for going to school, on his radio program yesterday. Why? Because of their efforts and tweets holding the sign #BringBackOurGirls, the twitter campaign to bring attention to the plight of the hundreds of Nigerian girls recently kidnapped for going to school by an extremist Islamist group. "Look at her looking all sad," Rush said mockingly about Obama. Limbaugh also criticized Americans who used the hashtag since the girls are Nigerian, not "ours."
We're with John Stewart in his description of Limbaugh as "the quivering rage heap who is apparently desperately trying to extinguish any remaining molecule of humanity that might still reside in the Chernobyl-esque superfund clean-up site that was his soul.”
2. Karl Rove made a desperate move to shoot down any possibility of a Hillary Clinton presidency by suggesting she has brain damage last week. "Thirty days in the hospital? And when she reappears, she’s wearing glasses that are only for people who have traumatic brain injury?" he reportedly said. "We need to know what’s up with that."
Of course, it has now been firmly established that Clinton has been wearing those glasses since at least 2011. They just might be her favorite glasses. Rove tried to backtrack Tuesday, but stuck with the theme that Clinton is both old, and possibly unhealthy. Ummm, not sure that that really counts as much of a backtrack.
Even Lindsey Graham sought to distance himself from Rove's statements, saying there was not reason to think Clinton is unhealthy.
3. Donald Sterling said a bunch of incoherent, ridiculous things in his interview last night with Anderson Cooper, the one where this clueless billionaire thought he would redeem himself by saying "II am not a racist... Aren't I allowed to make mistake . . . The girl set me up," and other stupidities. But, then he decided to go after Magic Jonhson.
"What kind of a guy goes to every city, has sex with every girl, then he catches HIV? Is that someone we want to respect and tell our kids about?" Sterling said. "I think he should be ashamed of himself. I think he should go into the background. But what does he do for the black people? He doesn't do anything."
Big surprise! Donald Sterling is a vile idiot. Time to exit the stage, fool!
4. Ann Coulter is vying with Rush in the viless category by mocking the #BringBackOurGirls twitter campaign. Coulter decided it would be really, what, funny? to tweet a picture of herself holding a #BringBackOurCountry sign.
First of all, huh? WTF are you talking about Ann? A thoroughly enjoyable twitter storm has responded with dozens of images making an utter mockery of her ickiness.
See some here.