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Top 5 GOP Members Who Deserve Coal in Their Stocking

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Bobby Jindal

As Governor of Louisiana, Jindal signed into law in 2008 the state’s Science Education Act, which encourages teachers to critique science such as evolution and global warming and to see creationism and evolution as competing theories. It was the first of its kind to be approved in a state legislature, although other states, notably Tennessee, are following suit.

Now this year, Governor Jindal approved a new voucher program, which gives thousands of poor and middle-class students the funds to pay for the full cost of tuition at 120 private schools across Louisiana, including small, Bible-based church schools.

Louisiana has embarked on the nation’s biggest experiment in privatizing public education, as the state moves tens of millions in tax dollars out of the public schools to pay private industry, businesses owners and church pastors to educate children.

Thanks to lawmakers like Jindal, creationism is flourishing in several states including Louisiana, Tennessee and Indiana.

Joe Arpaio

The Maricopa County, Arizona, Sheriff prides himself on being a hardliner on immigration and an outspoken critic of President Obama. It’s hard to know where to start with his egregious behavior, but this example serves well: last summer Arpaio arrested a 6-year-old undocumented immigrant, the same day President Obama announced a shift in policy away from deporting young undocumented immigrants.

According to reports, the girl was with 15 other people believed to be in the country illegally. The arrest took place at night at an undisclosed location in Maricopa County.

Arpaio currently faces civil rights charges from the Department of Justice related to unlawful immigration sweeps and a failure to enforce the laws equally regardless of race or citizenship status. Arpaio apparently believes that the only solution for immigrant children brought to the U.S. by their parents is to deport them.

Which GOP members do you think should receive coal in their stocking?

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8:03AM PST on Feb 25, 2013

so very sad that these people were voted into office, Americans need to do their homework to keep these greedy psychopaths out of power

5:34AM PST on Feb 11, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

10:56PM PST on Jan 24, 2013

Politics. Sigh.

3:24PM PST on Jan 23, 2013

Stephen King out of Iowa. He too shares extreme abortion views, plus he says the Humane Society should step aside and allow dog fighting!

6:02PM PST on Jan 6, 2013

Thanks for posting.

9:40AM PST on Jan 6, 2013

Yes, Florida's governor Rick Scott gets a rotten egg!!!

6:43AM PST on Jan 4, 2013

thank you

10:52AM PST on Jan 1, 2013

Thank you for article.

10:41AM PST on Jan 1, 2013

Thank you for article.

5:05PM PST on Dec 31, 2012

I would suggest the whole governing system at this time needs to be included in the list. I have never been exposed to such finger pointing and childish behaviour on all levels including both parties. No matter which social medial outlet is listened to, people are emotional and passionate defending their point of view. If as a nation we cannot come together on the obvious issues and use common sense, how in heaven's name can we expect the same from our governing officials.

We allow distorted thinking and opinions being presented through various media. I believe if, as a people, we stop accepting the glorifying and repeated close up of horrific acts or odious communications from governing officials, we can reduce a great deal of this madness.

It is a sad commentary on the state of affairs for all. I believe as Americans we can demonstrate together, acceptance of all people regardless of gender, colour, political, economical, health issues and biblical beliefs, 2013 could be the most successful and compassionate year in our history. Sometimes all we need to do is stop and think. No coal in anyones stocking in 2013!

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