5 Awful Things Said by the GOP Just This Week

Domestic abuse? Poverty? Same sex marriage and rape? The Republican party has been weighing in on pretty much every controversial topic out there this week, and as a result, they have put out some pretty amazing statements. Whether they are rallying against the poor or women or homosexuality, the party continues to show that if you can’t say something nice, well, you may have a role as a Republican leader.

Here are five things we can’t believe they said this week.

1)  When it comes to domestic violence, Dont get your dad busted. Faced with a question about threatening a spouse with a loaded weapon, televangelist Pat Robinson is right about one thing — it really shouldn’t be the child’s job to make sure that his or her mother is safe. But when he starts out his advice to a kid who wants to know what to do when it comes to his father threatening his mother with a gun, Robinson’s initial wording falls flat. “Well, again, you don’t want to get your father busted, but you could,” Robertson said, according to Raw Story. “You ought to go to your mother and say, ‘Mom, this thing is scaring me, and I ask you please to get my father to have some help.’” Painting the issue as a matter of one parent’s safety versus another parent’s freedom encourages a child to keep the event a secret, something that could become dangerous for the entire family if the woman won’t — or can’t — get help on her own.

2) Hispanics and African Americans arent traditional North Carolinians. North Carolina is not a diverse place, at least, not ‘traditionally’ according to state House Speaker Thom Tillis, who is running for Senate against Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan. To be fair, this statement was actually made years ago, but when it came up again this week, Tillis doubled down and said it was completely accurate. In 2012, he stated: ”The traditional population of North Carolina and the United States is more or less stable. It’s not growing. The African-American population is roughly growing but the Hispanic population and the other immigrant populations are growing in significant numbers. We’ve got to resonate with those future voters.” Apparently those growing populations referenced aren’t “traditional” Americans, in Tillis’s view.

3) If evolution is real, obviously there is no such thing as rape.“ This gem was thrown out by Darek Isaacs, creationist advocate. The idea was apparently some sort of gotcha: either you admit that the world is only 7,000 years old and the dinosaurs powered the Flintstones’ cars, or you have to let rape no longer be a crime because really it’s just a biological imperative.”You have to start asking questions: Well, if evolution is true, and it’s just all about the male propagating their DNA, we had to ask hard questions, like, well, is rape wrong?” Isaacs asked, according to Blue Review. “According to the evolutionary worldview, [if] that male is strong enough and he had wonderful genes, he should propagate his DNA as much as possible so that the species can progress. So it redefines everything about our society.” The glaring issue with the argument, beside being utterly crass, is that humans evolved conscience and morality, both of which keep us from acting like animals. Well, all of us but Isaacs, apparently.

4) Why cant we just let the poor wither and die already?“ Wither. That’s so poetic. Which makes it an even more insulting way to refer to starving people to death, as John Johnston, an Indiana candidate for a state Senate seat. “No one has the guts to just let [the poor] wither and die,” Johnston said on Facebook when discussing “handouts.”  “No one who wants votes is willing to call a spade a spade. As long as the Dems can get their votes the enabling will continue. The Republicans need their votes and dare not cut the fiscal tether. It is really a political Catch-22.” On follow up, Johnston claims he was just being hyperbolic and doesn’t really want to starve people.

5) But they are lazy pigs.“ Arizona state schools superintendent John Huppenthal isn’t fond of the poor, either, which is apparently why he likes to berate them under a cloak of anonymity on blogs. Of course, IPs can be tracked, which is how it was learned that he had posted thousands of comments over the years, including accusing the president of “rewarding the lazy pigs with food stamps (44 million people), air-conditioning, free health care, flat-screen TV’s (typical of ‘poor’ families).” Whoops. Huppenthal said he was misunderstood and was really just making a literary reference to “The Little Red Hen.”

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Jim Ven
Jim V1 years ago

thanks for the article.

Barbara V.
Barbara V3 years ago

What do you expect? Sick people make sick suggestions and sick statements. That says it for the Repugs.

Mark M.
Mark M3 years ago

So Johnston says: “No one has the guts to just let [the poor] wither and die,” Johnston said on Facebook when discussing “handouts.” “No one who wants votes is willing to call a spade a spade. As long as the Dems can get their votes the enabling will continue. The Republicans need their votes and dare not cut the fiscal tether. It is really a political Catch-22.”

I'd bet, however, that he is adamantly against abortion.

Nonetheless, the Republicans should not give a damn about the popular vote, they should cut the funding for the poor and let them starve and die, they're not needed. In other words, they are the "surplus population" of Charles Dickens's lore.

This may be just a window into true Republican belief. Yet, we the people are assaulted daily with their totally contradictory and ignorant diatribes about abortion, reproductive rights, the obligations of the mother even through rape and incest, blah blah blah.

This line of thought will continue to evolve, ladies and gentleman. Unless it is nipped in the bud and these cretins are denied office or fired from it, at the polls, this vile ideology will only grow worse. And if you vote for this mindset and the filthy holes who speak it, you are aiding and abetting social cruelty and human misery.

donald Baumgartner
donald B3 years ago

They said ANYTHING nice ????

jan b.
jan b3 years ago

I know one republican I have to see on occasion cause he's a neighbor. I secretly refer to him as the Archie Bunker of the Pines where I live and maybe they are ALL the same . ! !

A few of his comments.
Only Italian women are CLEAN so he told his sons to look for one in a mate.
Only MA residents care about families ( he's a former MA resident as I am)
In a discussion with myself and another women, he made a Anti-Semitism remark...and she said I'm a jew you know....and he said I don't care.

Ashley heffner
Lady Suki3 years ago

Well Murray, if you can find five equally or somewhat equal examples, feel free to post an article about it.

Cathleen K.
Cathleen K3 years ago

You left out the best detail about AZ state schools superintendent John Huppenthal - the REASON his blog posts were traced to him. The IP address was recognized by a journalist as belonging to someone inside the bureaucracy that runs the schools. That's right! He wrote all this shit at work, while being paid by AZ!

Murray C.
Murray C3 years ago

Waiting for the anti-Democrat blog.........as if they are angels please......

Vasu M.
.3 years ago

Another reason I'm a Democrat. The right wing hasn't really done a lot for me except deride my religion, invade my privacy, and prevent me from finding true love.

(I've often wondered why every woman I go out with is wired for sound, the apartments or hotels we make love in are under surveillance, etc...)

Julia H.
Past Member 3 years ago

Men with these attitudes need to go. VOTE THEM OUT!!!

Anyone who votes for them needs to go too. . . .to a psychiatrist, that is.