Friday, September 19, 2014

Republican Jackass of the Week

Seems I can't let it go for a single week; these Jackasses start piling up.

We have 3 for you this week.

Winky blinky Johnston
First up: John Johnston, a Regressive Republican from northwest Indiana who thinks he's going to challenge Democratic State Representative Chuck Moseley.

Johnston's recent Facebook comments on poor people: "For almost three generations, people, in some cases, have been given handouts. They have been enabled so much that their paradigm in life is simply to be given the stuff of life, however meager. No one has the guts to just let them wither and die. No one who wants votes is willing to call a spade a spade."

There you have it. If the poor would just have the decency to wither and die there would be far fewer of them.

Of course, once his words hit the fan, he backtracked.


Next up: a far rightwing racist and white supremacist who wants to be a write-in candidate for Kentucky's upcoming Senate election.

Meet Robert Ransdell, who, after this week, you'll never hear from again.

He was speaking at the University of Kentucky as one of many invited guests on Constitution Day, but his speech quickly became racist and hateful. It got so bad, he was cut off and forced to leave. And this is in Kentucky, mind you.

The U of K apologized.

Maybe if they had looked at some of his campaign signs they might have had a clue about this guy. Ya think?


And finally, Arizona's former Regressive Republican Senator Russell Pearce, who happens to also be the Republican Party's vice chair in the state.

This one thinks that forced sterilization should be inflicted on women on welfare.

Welcome to Nazi Germany!

Here's the quote from a radio show he was on: "You put me in charge of Medicaid, and the first thing I'd do is get [female recipients] Norplant, birth control implants, or tubal ligations. Then we'll test recipients for drugs and alcohol..."

Arizona's Republican leaders went into full-scale disaster recovery mode and promptly forced him to resign as their party chairman.

I think he needs to be tested for drugs and alcohol. And let's hope he hasn't reproduced.

You can surround yourself with flags, but you're still a pig. (No disrespect meant to actual pigs.)
 As you read about these Jackasses, keep in mind that, on a daily basis, Republicans insist they are not racist and that there's no War on Women. These three geniuses are from this week alone.

1 comment:

  1. Unbelievable! It's scary that men and women with that mindset could get elected..