Thursday, February 21, 2013

Today's Dispatches From The Stupid Party

Today's proof that, as James Carville noted (post below), "if it sounds stupid and cruel... it's a Republican thing."

We wouldn't want real 'murricans gettin' their hands dirty:
"A top conservative in the House of Representatives told NPR Thursday morning that he opposes bipartisan proposals to allow undocumented immigrants to earn a path to citizenship, but would support expanding 'a guest-worker program for immigrant-labor-dependent U.S. agriculture' to ensure that farms have a steady stream of foreign labor to fulfill the 'dirtiest jobs.'”
That would be Rep. Bob Goodlatte (Rethug-VA), who also recently introduced an un-Constitutional bill to abolish the Federal income tax because FREEDUMB!

Then there's fellow Rethug Rep. Louie Gohmert (Squirrel-TX) who's responsible for this bit of crackpottery:
"Tea Party Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-TX) told a conservative radio show on Thursday that the GOP must oppose gun regulations to protect the country from the threat of 'Sharia Law.'”
Obviously, that's a stone-dumb fella there.  Further comment would be a waste of electrons.

Finally, we swing by Kansas, where Rethuglican State Rep. Dennis Hedke is proposing a bill that:
"... prohibits public funds from being used 'either directly or indirectly, to promote, support, mandate, require, order, incentivize, advocate, plan for, participate in or implement sustainable development.' Hedke said he brought the bill at the request of some constituents. 'I felt like it was a responsible thing to go ahead and let that debate perhaps come out,' Hedke said."
Hedke has to know better, since he's a professional geophysicist.  But one wonders what knuckle-dragging  constituents Hedke was, um, knuckling under to... wait... what's that?  He has a client list of 30-some oil and gas companies?  Mystery solved!

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