The 7 Craziest, Cruelest Right-Wing Statements from Just Last Week
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Similar reaction to Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-IL) when he made the routine request to revise and extend his remarks opposing the bill “because it takes food nutrition away from working families.”
“Objection!” Gohmert yelled, apparently mistaking Congress for an episode of Perry Mason.
Not only should the poor not eat, but their advocates in Congress should not speak for them.
Alas, the Republicans passed their food stampless farm bill. President Obama has promised to veto it.
5. O’Reilly shows deep understanding of why women get abortions, especially uppity Texas women.
While discussing Texas’ pending legislation severely limiting abortion on his show Wednesday night, Bill O’Reilly offered the insight that women want to undergo abortions any time and for any old health reason, and gave the headscratching example of a sprained hand. Yes, women like abortions so much, sometimes they have them when they aren’t even pregnant.
“You can just kill the baby, or the fetus, however you want to describe it, any time you want for any reason,” O’Reilly said. “You know, women’s health, that’s any reason at all...a sprained hand!”
OK, all those who had abortions because of a sprained hand, raise your...oh, never mind.
6. Matt Barber reveals the identity of the original pro-choicer...wait for it. Wait for it. Yep, it was Satan.
On their show “Faith and Freedom,” right-wing zealots Matt Barber and Steve Crampton discussed how the “pro-aborts” in Texas exhibited demon-like demeanors in their fervor to fight off abortion-restricting legislation that is guaranteed to threaten the health and welfare of women in that state. Isn’t that always the way it is, they agreed, the pro-choicers act like demons spewing flames and venom, and the pro-lifers placidly sing “Amazing Grace.” (We’re going to guess that neither of these men ever had the lovely experience of trying to enter a women’s health clinic while pro-life protesters shoved pictures of bloody fetuses in their faces.)
But it all makes sense, according to Barber, because… "frankly, from a spiritual perspective, the original pro-choicer was Satan himself.”
7. Meanwhile, way south of the border...
All the way down in Chile, in fact, where abortions are illegal no matter what the circumstances of the pregnancy or the threat to the health of the mother, an 11-year-old rape victim called Belen has no choice but to carry the baby to term. When Belen, who has been raped by her stepfather for two years, told a local news station that having the baby “will be like having a doll in her arms,” Chilean president Sebastian Pinera praised her for the “depth and maturity” of her “choice.”
Comparing a baby and a doll sounds mature to us.
Another genius politician in Chile, Issa Kort, a member of parliament, showed an Akin-like sophistication in his understanding of reproduction when he said Belen must be ready to have a child because she can menstruate. Circular logic to be sure.