Sunday, April 21, 2013

Three Senate Teabagger Profiles

Courtesy of Daily Kos (for aggregating), here are profiles of three Rethuglican/ Stupid Party / Tea party/ N.R.A. darlings, starting off with Carl Hiassen's sketch of Sen. Marco "Glug Glug" Rubio (Coward-FL):
Marco Rubio showed his true yellow colors last week, joining 45 other cowards to defeat Senate legislation designed to stop criminals from buying firearms online and at gun shows.
The vote was nauseating. So is Rubio.
A few days earlier, he’d admitted to Fox News that he hadn’t read the complete bill that would expand federal background checks of gun buyers, but he was opposing it anyway.
Other pertinent materials that Rubio obviously didn’t read included a recent New York Times sampling of nut jobs, convicted criminals and even one fugitive who purchased assault rifles and other weapons over the Internet.
Who's next?  How about Sen. "Tailgunner Ted" Cruz (Coward-TX), courtesy of Dana Milbank:
Is there nobody who can tell Ted Cruz to shut up?
The young senator from Texas has been on the job for about 100 days, but he has already turned the Senate’s ancient seniority system upside down and is dominating his senior Republican colleagues. He’s speaking for them on immigration, guns and any other topic that tickles his fancy; Republican leaders are seething at being outshone yet are terrified of challenging him.
Finally,  Sen. "Ayn" Rand Paul (Coward-KY) gets the Leonard Pitts treatment:
Rand Paul did just fine at Howard University, thank you very much. Or at least, that’s how he remembers it.
Paul, GOP senator from Kentucky, told the Christian Science Monitor on Wednesday that his recent visit to Howard didn’t go so bad at all. He said any perception to the contrary was created by — all together now — the “left-wing media.”
Knowing what we do about the political right’s capacity for self-deception, we may trust that he’s telling it like it is — or at least, telling it like he believes it to be.
But reality-based Americans know it wasn’t left-wing media that insulted students at the historically black school by acting as if a visit to their campus was like a visit with headhunters. “Some have said that I’m either brave or crazy to be here,” Paul said, somehow resisting the urge to add, “Me come-um in peace.”
Of course, to get the full picture, read each article in its entirety.  Then join us in congratulating the dimbulbs voters of Florida, Texas and Kentucky for sending us these twits. 

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