Monday, February 23, 2009

Crazy GOP Southerners Freaking Out - UPDATED

Looks like the Southern Regional GOP is losing their shit. For years now, these Boss Hoggs sat in their sties as they enjoyed rolling around in their shit. But now that there's a new farmer in the house, they're squealing as they're being led to the election slaughterhouse.

Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour:

...a Republican, has said he is considering turning down millions of dollars in unemployment aid because it would force his state to raise taxes when the stimulus money runs out by putting in place a tax on employers.

"There is some (money) we will not take in Mississippi. ... We want more jobs. You don't get more jobs by putting an extra tax on creating jobs," Barbour told CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday.
Maybe if Governor Barbour took the mud out his eyes, he might see that extended unemployment aid might help bridge the time between receiving the aid and developing the jobs. Is he telling us that hey have absolutely no infrastructure to improve in Mississippi? Mississippi?!

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal:

I think the best thing they could've done, for example, was to cut taxes on things like capital gains, the lower tax brackets, to get the private sector spending again.
Uh... how many citizens of Mississippi receive capital gains?

...How does $300 million for federal cars, $50 million for the National Endowment for the Arts, how is spending like that going to help our economy? How's that stimulus?
Somebody has to make those cars. That equals jobs. It also makes the new hybrid fleet more energy efficient thereby reducing our energy dependence over the long term. NEA spending? I'm sure hundreds of thousands that are employed in the arts, actors, dancers, artists, stage crew employees, designers, non profit public television, and on and on would appreciate the continued employment. Or would you rather have them lose their jobs and homes as well?

You know, now they're talking about spending billions of that to build a train from Disneyland to Las Vegas. There was so much wasteful spending here.
Please show us the provision in the bill for the train from Disneyland to Las Vegas. Go ahead. What page is that on? After watching Jindal on Meet The Press, I heard absolutely nothing new but the same typical Republican talking points that we've heard all along. More tax cuts for businesses, wasted spending in the bill, blah, blah, blah. I'm surprised he didn't go for the "Pelosi's swamp mouse" dig.

South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford: Well, we've talked about this guy before.

Republican Kentucky Senator Jim Bunning: (H/T Paddy)

At a Lincoln Day Dinner speech over the weekend, Bunning predicted that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg would likely be dead from pancreatic cancer in nine months, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal.

The paper reports that Bunning reiterated his support of conservative judges, saying “that’s going to be in place very shortly because Ruth Bader Ginsburg…has cancer.”

“Bad cancer. The kind you don’t get better from,” Bunning went on. “Even though she was operated on, usually nine months is the longest that anybody would live after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.”
What a compassionate Christian conservative, that Jim Bunning. Talking about support for conservative judges because Ginsburg is about to kick the bucket? How sweet of him. By the way, Ginsburg went back to work today, 18 days after her surgery.

ADDING... Thanks to commenter Annette who reminded me of this little doozey which prompted me to start this post in the first place, but being so riled up, forgot to add.

Republican Alabama Senator Richard Shelby:

[A] local resident asked Shelby if there was any truth to a rumor that appeared during the presidential campaign concerning Obama’s U.S. citizenship, or lack thereof.

“Well his father was Kenyan and they said he was born in Hawaii, but I haven’t seen any birth certificate,” Shelby said. “You have to be born in America to be president.”
Shorter Shelby: When you are a Republican and see your base shrinking as your nose is growing, it never hurts to sling mud and bring up doubts about a Manchurian candidate for rabble rousing purposes. Git yer pitchforks ready!

Since the reporting of Shelby's statement, a spokeman for Shelby has stated that the partial quote attributed to Shelby distorted its meaning.

Johnathan Graffeo: "At the town hall meeting in Cullman, Sen. Shelby laid out the Constitutional qualifications for the Presidency and said that, while he hasn't personally seen the President's birth certificate, he is confident that the matter has been thoroughly examined."

Well that begs the question, if Shelby is confident that the matter was thoroughly examined, why make a statement that sows the seeds of doubt regarding his citizenship? Instead of remarking about President Obama's father and confirming that he personally hasn't seen a birth certificate, Shelby could have said President Obama was born in Hawaii, therefore an American citizen. Period. But he didn't say that so Shelby done brought that shit on hisself. Or perhaps Shelby spokeman Jonathan Graffeo should remind Shelby that Hawaii is a fucking state!


Annette said...

I think you nailed it.. The only one I could think of to add to your list is douchebag shelby from Alabama..who questioned Pres. Obama's citizenship.

There was an article on Politico and in the Cullman paper about.. I also wrote it up on my site.. he was talking about it at an open meeting in a restaurant where he told them a week after the signing of the bill he still didn't know what was in it.

Fraulein said...

How is it these people have absolutely no knowledge of either A: how our government is supposed to work or B: American history? It still astounds me that people can get elected to public office and be this ignorant. Not that I should still be astounded, after 8 years of George W. Bush.

Annette said...

Because Shelby is an asshat and always has been.. just check out anything he has done... he is just the same all the time. he is the same day in and day out.