Stupidity in public applies to both Democrats and Republicans, perhaps not equally, but still, it has become a contest of late.
From Pandagon: Geraldine Ferraro, 1984 VP nominee, claiming Obama has only gotten as far as he has because he is black.
If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position. And if he was a woman (of any color) he would not be in this position. He happens to be very lucky to be who he is. And the country is caught up in the concept.
And, of course, her being a female had nothing at all to do with her being Walter Mondale’s running mate. You would like to think that she is smarter than this.
And here is Oklahoma State Representative Sally Kern (R – was there any doubt?), via Balloon Juice.
Representative Sally Kern said that gays are a bigger threat to American society than terrorists on Saturday.
“I honestly think it’s the biggest threat even that our nation has,” the lawmaker said. “Even more so than terrorists or Islam, which I think is a big threat.”
“I’m not gay bashing,” Kern said in the recording, “but according to God’s word, that is not the right kind of lifestyle. It has deadly consequences.”
Kern said that the education system is indoctrinating children as young as two years old into the gay lifestyle. “The homosexual agenda is destroying our country,” said Kern.
“Studies show that no society that has totally embraced homosexuality has lasted more than a few decades,” she said.
And I wonder which societies those are? Names? Dates? I mean, we all know about those flaming queens that infiltrated the school system in the ancient Mayan civilization and taught those precocious little pre-warriors that perhaps cutting out the beating hearts from your captured enemy’s chest might not always be a good thing. What are some of the others, I would like to know. And gosh danggit! If the homosexual agenda is more of a threat than terrorism, which we have already spent about a kajillion dollars in several middle eastern countries, trying to accomplish something that no one can even explain, other than “victory”, then by gum, we better get cracking! Send the infantry into Seattle! San Francisco! Vancouver! Wait, that’s in another country… But, that’s O.K.! What’s a little thing like an international border when Civilization Itself is at stake!
But the winner of this week’s Stupidest Statements by Stupid People goes to Steve King, Republican Congressman from Iowa. From Huffington Post:
An Iowa Republican congressman said Friday that terrorists would be "dancing in the streets" if Democratic candidate Barack Obama were to win the presidency.
Rep. Steve King based his prediction on Obama's pledge to pull troops out of Iraq, his Kenyan heritage and his middle name, Hussein.
"The radical Islamists, the al-Qaida ... would be dancing in the streets in greater numbers than they did on Sept. 11 because they would declare victory in this war on terror," King said in an interview with the Daily Reporter in Spencer.
King said his comments were not meant to demean Obama but to warn how an Obama presidency would look to the world.
"His middle name does matter," King said. "It matters because they read a meaning into that."
Hum…. So, we should elect people based on what their name is, because someone, somewhere in the world, might “read a meaning into it”? This from a person who has the exact same name as a prolific writer of horror stories, a similar sounding name as an insane boxing promoter, and the beginning of the name of a giant ape who likes to kidnap and rough up white women and smash up New York City?
Here’s some more words of wisdom from King.
King said the abuse of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib amounted to little more than "hazing," compared immigrants to "livestock" in proposing an electrified fence for the southern border, refused to vote for an innocuous House resolution commending the Muslims on the Ramadan holiday, released a "report" baselessly claiming that undocumented immigrants have murdered more Americans than the combined death toll of U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2002, praised Joe McCarthy as "a great American hero," argued that the civilian violent death rate in Washington, D.C., is actually higher than it is in Iraq, was one of only 11 lawmakers to vote against emergency relief funds for Hurricane Katrina victims, and, after the terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was killed, said derisively that Zarqawi was now at a place where there are 72 virgins who "probably all look like Helen Thomas."
I’m really beginning to miss Tom Delay. I really thought that he was pretending to be crazy, most of the time. These people really ARE nuts.