Behold my people: Second- or third-generation Irish-American rage addicts. (Notice the epicanthic fold; we need those exaggerated eyebrows because nobody can see our eyes.) Rand ‘Thanksdad’ Paul called Pete ‘Mucker’ King (‘and Christie and people like that’) a “tax and spend liberal”. Pete King responded by comparing Rand to Lindbergh during his America First days. As Wonkette‘s Doktor Zoom points out:
… [W]hen we first saw this story, our first thought was “Oh boy, Godwin Of The Day.” But it isn’t, for a change, because unlike all the GOP geniuses who have declared insurance or gun control or traffic stops to be just like Hitler, Peter King is at least comparing apples and apples: when he gets on his “America, I got mine, so fuck you, rest of the world” schtick, Rand Paul really does sound like Charles Lindbergh, only minus the cool flying solo across the Atlantic stuff….
You think nobody remembers the America Firsters’ anti-semitism? Well, old people do, and old people are a significant part of the modern Republican voting base. Old people won’t believe that Pete King is a tax’n’spend liberal — the only allocations he approves are for “deserving” people, ifyouknowwhatImean — but at least some of them are gonna believe that Rand Paul is an anti-semite. Hope you like having your ankles chewed, Thanksdad, because you have made an enemy out of someone whose main joy in life comes from punishing his enemies!
Second exhibit, via Paul Constant:
Bowing to pressure from the outraged parents and after inquiries from the Daily News, the principal of Public School/Middle School 114 in Rockaway Park announced Wednesday that “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” was no longer required reading.
All incoming sixth-graders had been expected to write a graded-essay on the book, parents said.
“It’s about . . . masturbation — which is not appropriate for my child to learn at 11,” said Kelly-Ann McMullan-Preiss, 39, of Belle Harbor, who refused to let her son read the book. “It was like ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ for kids.”…
McMullan-Preiss said she didn’t want a school assignment to dictate when she had the awkward conversation about masturbation with her son…
Lady, believe me — if your kid is eleven, he already knows about masturbation. And the only conversation you want to have on the topic is “Don’t do it in front of other people, and be sure to wash your hands afterward.”