Friday, January 31, 2014

Republican Jackass of the Week

Time to catch up on several exceptional Republicans who have been begging for the honor.

Representative Steve Pearce (R) of New Mexico:

Little Stevie Wonderful is one of those typical Republican men who just can't stop offending women. He recently stated that "the wife's role is to voluntarily submit, just as the husband is to lovingly lead and sacrifice." Yep. In his recent book, he claims the wife's role is obedience.

Hear that, women? Submit! Shut up and do as you're told.

These old rightwing men just can't control themselves. Last year, as you recall, we learned that women can't get pregnant from "legitimate rape" because "the female body can shut the whole thing down." And we learned that when the allegedly impossible impregnation actually does occur, it's a "gift from god."

State Senator Dick Black (R) of Virginia:

YOU try searching for a picture of "Dick Black"...
Did you know that if you're married, there is no such thing as spousal rape? That's right! Just ask Dick. Husbands should be allowed to rape their wives at will, according to this typical old white Republican.

He actually argued against criminalizing spousal rape back in 2002, saying, "How on earth could you validly get a conviction of a husband-wife rape when they're living together, sleeping in the same bed, she's in a nightie, and so forth...?"

Mike Huckabee (R) Former Governor of Arkansas, Failed Presidential Candidate, Teabagger Favorite, and current Fox Noise Teleprompter Reader:

Before it before he was against it.
By now you've heard his comments that amount to claiming Democrats want to provide birth control for America's women because "they cannot control their own libido or their reproductive system without the help of government," which he referred to as "Uncle Sugar."

Interesting that back in 2005, when The Huckster was governor of Arkansas, he signed a law mandating that insurance plans provide contraception coverage, including church organizations and church hospitals.

Guess what, Huckster? Women's health services are covered by insurance whether you like it or not, and that includes a wide range of services and preventive care, well beyond pregnancy control. Funny how the right wing doesn't go all apoplectic about insurance covering Viagra, though.

Representative Michael Grimm (R) of New York:

What else is there to say about a politician who threatens to kill a reporter by throwing him off a balcony -- in front of cameras?

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