Republicans say the strangest things, at least they seem very strange to me. For example, Newt Gingrich, who often makes strange statements, in fact very often, has now gone on record as saying Gay marriages are just a passing fancy and will eventually dissipate because, as Republicans all claim, marriage is between one man and one woman. They say this all the time because they obviously don’t know much of anything about marriage. Marriage between one man and one woman is not even the preferred marriage pattern around the world, polygamy is. At least some American Indians had the Berdache where homosexual men were sometimes married to other men. Although rare, some cultures practiced polyandry, where one woman had more than one husband. Among the Nuer, an African cattle herding people, a woman could be married to a ghost, or even to another woman. Republicans obviously are referring to what they think of as marriage in the United States. But polygamy is still practiced by some in the United States, Gingrich himself has been married three times and is also an adulterer, how far is adultery and serial monogamy from polygamy? Gingrich seems to blurt out anything he thinks will help him no matter how hypocritical or far-fetched. Far from being the Republican intellectual he fancies himself he is basically just another nitwit.
Michele Bachmann, a genuinely true nitwit, has announced the so-called “Arab Spring,” where Arab people are marching in the streets and revolting against their Dictators, is the fault of Barack Obama, because he has been “weak” when it comes to defending dictators (or at least something like that).
Herbert Cain has announced that when he becomes President he wants to improve the Presidential music, “Hail to the Chief” by adding a “gospel beat.” More importantly, he claims that Black people tend to vote Democratic because they have been “brainwashed.” I guess he believes they are not intelligent enough to vote in their own interests.
Nikki Haley, Governor of South Carolina, has instructed all government employees there to answer the phone saying “It’s a great day in South Carolina.” The unemployment rate in South Carolina is higher than the national average.
Not to be outdone, Bev Perdue, Governor of North Carolina, has suggested that elections should not be held for two years so those in office can concentrate on fixing their various problems, those, I guess, who are responsible for the problems in the first place.
Governor Rick Perry of Texas has said we could send American troops to Mexico to help them with their drug violence. I guess he is unaware that Mexico is a sovereign nation, not the 51st state of the United States. Also there is a much more simple way to end the horrible drug “wars,” just make drugs legal.
Joe Walsh of Illinois has stated that he is ashamed that his state does not allow concealed handguns “because they would be the last line of defense if Americans have to revolt against their government.” I guess when the tanks and airplanes arrive everyone will pull out their handgun and blast away at them. He has already demonstrated repeatedly that he is actually a nitwit’s nitwit.
Wayne LaPierre, Executive Vice-President of the N.R.A., insists that President Obama is trying to destroy the 2nd Amendment. Since taking office Obama has done nothing whatsoever to take away anyone’s guns, and in fact has signed at least a couple of things more or less in favor of gun rights. But LaPierre thinks that is proof that he really wants to take away gun rights and the whole thing is merely a plot to lull gun owners into a false sense of security. This is truly paranoia gone wild, as if the N.R.A. could possibly be anymore paranoid than they have always been. According to the N.R.A. everyone should carry a concealed handgun everywhere, including churches, bars, schools, and so on. What could possibly go wrong, guns don’t kill people, people do, but I think rarely in church. Nitwits in the N.R.A. make ordinary nitwits look like people of genius.
Perhaps the best of all is that Dick Cheney (aka Dick the Slimy) thinks that President Obama should apologize to the Bush/Cheney administration, I guess because he has been a bit critical of their previous program of illegal “wars” and torture. If it weren’t for Obama’s support most members of the Bush/Cheney administration would probably be behind bars where they ought to be. I keep hoping Cheney will push his luck too far but I guess that won’t ever happen. He can just go down in history for the absolute scumbag he has been.
This probably only skims the surface of Republican nitwittery but don’t despair, there will be lots more to come, Republicans have an inexhaustible supply.
There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance.