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8 Despicable Right-Wing Statements From This Last Week Alone


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: politics, news, government, republicans, propaganda, obama, usa )

Cal
- 395 days ago - alternet.org
The extreme right produced a host of offensive, racist and wildly inaccurate statements this week.



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Gene Jacobson (253)
Sunday September 1, 2013, 9:28 am
"While not one Republican representative participated in the festivities, having more important things to attend to like meetings with lobbyists and continuing their pointless efforts to defund Obamacare."

As I watched the celebration of one of the most important, enduring speeches ever given in this country, I noticed that. Not a single republican anywhere to be found. But for this fool. "...former Rep. Joe Walsh, mercifully a one-termer from Illinois..." who blamed African Americans for everything, including I suppose the global warming I am sure he denies.

This statement though, I can get fully behind. " We have a dream, too. That politicians like Joe Walsh will, well, just cease." Only I would go a bit further. I'd take their entire party to the woodshed and reduce it to sawdust while rebuilding this country without the negativism and hatred of the republican party. Soon, soon that party will disappear, there just aren't enough haters left and they are dying off faster than they can be replaced, thank God. We just might be Free At Last, all people, men and women, when Dr. King's vision comes to pass as it must and will despite the best efforts of racists everywhere to prevent it. We are becoming a global, diverse culture and I know they hate it but they cannot stop it. It is a tide that will wash them into history sooner rather than later.
 

Louise D. (38)
Sunday September 1, 2013, 1:06 pm
Yes all the old favorites of the Right wing fact free madness that has gone from bad to worse since Obama became President the Right wing has been nuttier than a squirrel's bowel movements If you just took these so called politicians and everyone who votes for them and shot them in the back of the head, there would be a brighter future for us all. Why don't they just accept that life is sad and cheer up it's not forever.
 

Dave C. (214)
Sunday September 1, 2013, 1:10 pm
I'd be more surprised if Republicans could say 8 things that were sane, sensible and all-inclusive in a week.....these 8 are just another crazy 8 like every week......
 

Michael Kirkby (85)
Sunday September 1, 2013, 1:15 pm
Noted
 

Robert K. (31)
Sunday September 1, 2013, 1:29 pm
If AlterNet only find 8 despicable things they must have been asleep at the wheel. It would be easy to find 1000. The hard job would be finding 8 rational right wing statements.
 

Bette-Ann Libin (11)
Sunday September 1, 2013, 1:47 pm
Robert K said it best.
 

Joanne Dixon (38)
Sunday September 1, 2013, 5:05 pm
AlterNet found WAY more than these 8 despicable things. They just considered these the - should I say cream of the crop, or is that too stomach turning?
Wasn't it Joe Walsh who said Tammy Duckworth had nothing to think about except what to wear?
I do wish I had Gene's optimism. I fear the human race will never run out of villagers with pitchforks. I would love to be wrong and hope I am.
 

Ira Herson (13)
Sunday September 1, 2013, 8:39 pm
My friends are very divided over the Republican Party. Half of my friends think the are just a bunch of hate filled racists while the other have just think they are stupid dirt bags.

But I say come together my friends we can just think of them as hate filled, racist, stupid dirt bags. You see I am a peace maker. People should not dispute over this. Come together my friends and just agree to be inclusive.

All kidding aside. The Republican Party is not the same party that Lincoln led. This is not the same party that even Nixon led. It has become the home for the intolerant. You would think that the party that advocated the end of slavery and established the EPA would be the last party at this time to hold such racist views.

I would be embarrassed to be a member of the Republican Party. Even their hero Richard Nixon warned the party to beware of the religious right. But they have take over and it may be the end of them if they do not get them out.
 

Pat A. (116)
Sunday September 1, 2013, 11:13 pm
To call the originators of these utterly insane and hate-filled statements 'lip diddling loons' is really an insult to the poor loons! These people are utterly appalling - and yes, there was (in my opinion) some incitement to violence there - what a revolting and repulsive bunch!
 

John S. (304)
Monday September 2, 2013, 4:06 am
AlterNet, you do realize that is trash. Of course from the comments here, no one actually reads it.
 

Carlene V. (203)
Monday September 2, 2013, 7:38 am
Just wait until they return from their 5 week vacation on Sept 9th and start talking about Syria. Sadly, for the tragic loss of life of so many, Syria will become their latest debate on how to best react in order to bring down Obama. It may keep them from their 41st vote, at tax payer's expense, to defund Obamacare as soon as they get back. Will DeMint fade away? Will they say anything we can believe? Hell no!
 

Arielle S. (317)
Monday September 2, 2013, 8:21 am
The most encouragement I can find about the Republicans in control is that so many of them are old.
 

Lynn Squance (232)
Monday September 2, 2013, 9:36 pm
Liz Cheney What happened to all those family values? Rafael Cruz Ted Cruz is another nut that obviously didn't fall far from the tree. So much for expecting Christian teachings from a so-called Christian preacher. Time to clear the temple, yet again! Tom Corbett and Joe Walsh 2 foaming at the mouth, right wing idiots who couldn't put one coherent idea together between the 2 of them. Laura Ingraham Somebody take this moron's mic away from her. It is stunts like that which inflame and incite! Radio hosts, Bradlee Dean and Jake McMillan, and Pat Roberson are so full of it. They lie when the truth doesn't support their offensive positions. And Pat, he's just plain senile!
 

Philip Heinlein (472)
Wednesday September 4, 2013, 5:15 pm
It's absolutely stunning the things coming out of the mouths of Republicans these days. Most of them have moved so far right and out of the mainstream that almost any opinion they mutter is shocking to the other 98% of us. At this point, they can't help but make headlines.

"Moderate Republican" is now an oxymoron.
 
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