5 Most Demented Right-Wing Moments This Week
Photo Credit: via youtube
Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email.
1. Peggy Noonan says the problem with the world is Obama 'dropping his g's."
Peggy Noonan is quite possibly going off the deep end. Her worries about our country's divisions have driven her there, apparently. The conservative columnist and former Reagan speech writer talked about those worries in her column in Thursday’s Wall Street Journal, in which for some bizarre reason, she made reference to the president’s grammar and posture.
“He shouldn’t be at campaign-type rallies where he speaks only to the base, he should be speaking to the country,” she wrote. “He shouldn’t be out there dropping his g’s, slouching around a podium, complaining about his ill treatment, describing his opponents with disdain: ‘Stop just hatin’ all the time.’”
Hmm, “dropping his g’s, slouching,” could that be code for something?
Also, the president's diction is what is divisive and alarming these days? Not the fact that Republicans refuse to work with him, are suing him and want to impeach him for doing his job??
Noonan’s complaint refers to Obama’s speech Wednesday in Kansas City, during which he made repeated requests for GOP lawmakers to “get some work done.” Never mind—or at least never in Noonan’s mind—the fact that Obama made the speech just hours before House Republicans passed an absurd, transparently partisan bill to sue the president over changes to the Affordable Care Act. No divisiveness there, and more importantly, no g-dropping.
But Noonan thinks it’s more important to criticize how the president talks.
Questions: Why does Peggy Noonan still exist, and why does she still have a forum, and does anyone care what she says?
Apparently, her editors don’t.
2. Michele Bachmann says Obama wants to use minors for medical experiments.
Not exactly a news flash, but Michele Bachmann is still bonkers. Her latest insane theory is that Obama wants to conduct medical experiments on the unaccompanied minors who are flooding the borders. That’s pretty far out there in crazy land, even for her.
Like any paranoid conspiracy theorist, Bachmann has a whole rationale for her nutjob idea. We’ll try to keep it brief: Bachmann’s paranoid fantasy stems from the case of Justina Pelletier, the teenage girl who was put in the custody of the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families after a dispute between Boston Children's Hospital and her parents, who had the backing of other doctors from Tufts Medical Center, over the girl's medical diagnosis.
Bachmann and the religious right have inserted themselves into that case and misunderstood it thoroughly. Bachmann has even introduced a law called Justina’s Law prohibiting "federal funding for medical experimentation on a ward of the State," which is totally unnecessary since minors are already protected, and there is no reason to think Justina is being experimented on.
Out promoting her ridiculous law on "WallBuilders Live" the other day, Bachmann made her cuckoo connection to the unaccompanied minors from Central America. She said Obama and the medical community want to conduct medical experiments on them. Oh, so that's why all those kids are here. What an evil,dastardly plan.
Here’s Bachmann in her own inimitable words:
"Now President Obama is trying to bring all of those foreign nationals, those illegal aliens to the country and he has said that he will put them in the foster care system. That's more kids that you can see how — we can't imagine doing this, but if you have a hospital and they are going to get millions of dollars in government grants if they can conduct medical research on somebody, and a ward of the state can't say no, a little kid can't say no if they're a ward of the state; so here you could have this institution getting millions of dollars from our government to do medical experimentation and a kid can't even say no. It's sick."