Republicans are stupid

Looks like the entire roster got raptured except me. Let’s see what easy blog material the GOP is providing today.

* Looks like maybe the Cuban government planted that fake story about Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and prostitutes to keep his Cuba-hating butt from chairing the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee. Apparently they had an easier time with useful idiot Tucker Carlson’s Daily Caller than they had shopping it around to any real news outlet. Smart move on their part if you ask me; the GOP media rarely double checks before kicking off one of those circle jerk feeding frenzies.

* Mississippi just certified that Thad Cochran won his primary. It would be a lot to ask losing nutjob Chris McDaniel to deal gracefully with Cochran counting on on an awful lot of black folks to vote for him as the lesser of two morons, and so far signs are not good. Refusing to concede, McDaniel sent staffers to hunt for “invalid” votes in the very same courthouse where his staffers found themselves locked inside the night of that first primary vote. The effort to not say something explosively racial must be eating the poor guy and his staff alive. McDaniel’s fight would look lonelier and a lot more hopeless without the support of gadflies like Ted Cruz and the Senate Conservatives Fund for whom this kind of cause is irresistible catnip.

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  1. 1
    pat says:

    “Republicans are stupid..”

    Duh.

  2. 2
    gocart mozart says:

    You forgot the silliest one. “The downright moron the prophet H.L. Mencken famously foretold” calls for the President’s impeachment as incoherently as only she can.

    Enough is enough of the years of abuse from this president. His unsecured border crisis is the last straw that makes the battered wife say, “no mas.”

    Read the whole thing: http://www.dailykos.com/story/.....mmigration

  3. 3
    srv says:

    McDaniel should set up a parallel government or something.

    Not content to beat teenage US citizen Tariq Khdair, the 51st state holds him under house arrest. Perhaps he should have worn a hoodie.

  4. 4
    MomSense says:

    Speaking of stupid Republicans… I posted this earlier today but this is the more appropriate thread. Pulled up behind a car at a stop sign today and saw that the license plate was “BENGHAZI”. WTF?? Car was from NC and driving on a little street in Maine. Honestly what would possess someone to do such a thing??

  5. 5
    J R in WV says:

    They are stupid about lots of things, like reality and the facts as discivered by science, but they are also as sneaky as a Fox about voting and manipulating the voters.

    We can never lay back and expect to win because we’re correct, because they will be out there sneaking in late at night, and lying about us to everyone they can grab. We need to work to keep them out of the chicken coop 24/7 !!

  6. 6
    Belafon says:

    Hopefully Cruz and the others will keep this up until about October. Have Republicans pissed at each other on election day.

  7. 7
    catclub says:

    @gocart mozart:

    battered wife say, “no mas.”

    So the battered wife is spanish speaking? Doesn’t sound like the kind of US citizen who is objecting to lax enforcement of immigration law. Roberto Duran?

    McDaniel: This is going to be a nothingburger. Cochran has released his study of election rolls and shows maybe 100-300 suspect votes at most. finding ~5000 will be a challenge for McDaniel.
    I still want to print signs that say “Keep Hope Alive – Write in McDaniel”

  8. 8
    Tim F. says:

    @gocart mozart: Meh. Sarah Palin stopped being relevant years ago. Even noticing each stupid thing she says just feeds her ego.

  9. 9
    Ben Cisco says:

    Car was from NC and driving on a little street in Maine. Honestly what would possess someone to do such a thing??

    We grows our wingnuts extra stupid down heah:

    – Patrick McHenry
    – Virginia Foxx
    – The entire GOP contingent of the NC General Assembly, including Kay Hagan’s opponent in the Senate race (Thom “Whatchu Talkin’ ‘Bout” Tillis)
    – and of course, Gov. McCrony and his puppeteer Art Pope.

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    Shakezula says:

    McDaniel’s fight would look lonelier and a lot more hopeless without the support of gadflies like Ted Cruz and the Senate Conservatives Fund for whom this kind of cause is irresistible catnip.

    Dear me such a shame it is when Republicans forget the 11th commandment and fight like dogs amongst themselves. Tut-tut and tsk. Is there a way to throw some red meat into the fray? I’m sure that would calm things down.

    Also, the Ted Cruz link does not work.

  11. 11
    catclub says:

    Mississippi just certified that Thad Cochran won his primary.

    Actually, the Mississippi GOP certified, which is not quite the same as the Mississippi government.

  12. 12
    Roger Moore says:

    @MomSense:

    Honestly what would possess someone to do such a thing??

    Having more money than sense. It’s a common failing among Republicans, which explains why they’re always giving their money to grifters or spending it on stupid things.

  13. 13
    scav says:

    Aren’t xian wives supposed to submit graciously to the menfolk? Lipping off in illegal, unassimilated, languages is certainly not high on the list of recognized virtues on multiple counts. And what’s with the complementing the intellectual achievements of the Party R? They glory in stupidity. Sign of Awful-enticity.

  14. 14
    Ian says:

    @gocart mozart:

    His unsecured border crisis is the last straw that makes the battered wife say, “no mas.”

    Wow, how to even begin unpacking that statement…

  15. 15
    SatanicPanic says:

    @catclub: Maybe Sarah Palin forgot to press 1 on the machine that translates her glossolalia into human speech. Not that said machine is all that reliable even in English.

  16. 16
    srv says:

    Not content with leaking anthrax, Obama misplaced smallpox

    ATLANTA (AP) — A government scientist cleaning out an old storage room at a research center near Washington made a startling discovery last week — decades-old vials of smallpox packed away and forgotten in a cardboard box.

    The six glass vials were intact and sealed, and scientists have yet to establish whether the virus is dead or alive, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday.

  17. 17

    I lurv how oh-so-clever Tucker Carlson got pwnd by the Cubans. What’s next, “Hey, your shoe’s untied!”?

  18. 18
    Botsplainer says:

    I keep saying that John McCain apparently loves his country enough to have shut this idiot down on election night, so I don’t hate him as much as I should.

    I think she intended to make it completely ungovernable, her proposed speech Santelli’s Tea party kickoff exponentiated.

    Some day, Schmidt may reveal the truth.

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    El Caganer says:

    @Ian: Probably some sweaty fantasy of him ‘unsecuring his borders.’ If you know what I mean, and you wish that you don’t.

  20. 20
    Roger Moore says:

    @SatanicPanic:
    Para espanol, oprima numero dos. For wingnut, climb into the fish tank and sing.

  21. 21
    Roger Moore says:

    @srv:

    Not content with leaking anthrax, Obama misplaced smallpox

    Damn him and his time machine, misplacing that smallpox decades ago.

  22. 22
    SatanicPanic says:

    I might make some bad decisions in my life, but Daily Caller will always be the outlet that published the someone stole my bike therefore I have an excuse for being racist story.

  23. 23
    boatboy_srq says:

    McDaniel won’t be happy until he sees the receipts the white folks have for all those Other People who cast their 3/5 vote for Cochran. Or until he finds the HUD budget line item for all the buses Big Gubmint used to haul Teh Illeegul Voters down from NYC and Chicago to skew his sElection.

    @MomSense: “BEHGHAZI” on a plate (from any state) in Maine? Paul LePage. ‘Nuff said.

  24. 24
    Shakezula says:

    @srv: Clearly the solution is to get rid of NIH and let the free market handle all medical research.

  25. 25
    feebog says:

    @boatboy_srq:

    McDaniel won’t be happy

    You could have stopped right there.

  26. 26
    SatanicPanic says:

    @Roger Moore: well he did get his birth announcement in Hawaiian newspapers without being born there

  27. 27
    cmorenc says:

    @Ben Cisco:

    We grows our wingnuts extra stupid down heah:

    – Patrick McHenry
    – Virginia Foxx
    – The entire GOP contingent of the NC General Assembly, including Kay Hagan’s opponent in the Senate race (Thom “Whatchu Talkin’ ‘Bout” Tillis)
    – and of course, Gov. McCrony and his puppeteer Art Pope.

    Actually, in the case of McRory and Pope, they are not stupid at all. Pope is a predatory uber-wealthy ideologue in much the same mold at NC state-level as the Koch brothers are at the national level, and funds an xtreme economic-libertarian think-tank (the “John Locke Foundation”) analogous to the Koch’s “Americans for Prosperity” and to a fair extent, a more general hard-core conservative think-tank (“Civitas”) analogous to the Heritage Foundation. McRory used to be that rare bird – an actual “moderate” Republican from the big-corporate business wing of the party (he was a long-time upper-level executive at Duke Energy) who had considerable respect across the aisle, and who served for fourteen years as mayor of Charlotte. However, after his ambitions to move up to governor were frustrated in 2008 (in part by the longstanding jinx Charlotte-based politicians have suffered in N.C. trying to move up to statewide offices or the U.S. Senate) – McRory sold his soul to the devil, via his agent Art Pope in order to get the enthusiastic support of the hard-right (and Pope’s financial support) in the 2012 election, in return for which McRory made Pope his Budget Director and all-around close advisor as governor.

    I have conversed with someone who worked for years closely with McRory on Duke Energy’s legal staff about how shocked they were at McRory’s dramatic political transformation in 2012 from the person they thought they knew for many years. In summary, McRory can’t even take a shit without getting Art Pope’s permission on when and in what bathroom or outhouse.

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    WereBear says:

    None of Ted Cruz’s links work.

  29. 29
    MomSense says:

    @Roger Moore:

    You are probably right. It was just so strange to think that people are that committed to it.

    @boatboy_srq:

    The plate was from NC but I’m not sure if the group our goverdumber met with even recognize license plates.

  30. 30
    MomSense says:

    @Ben Cisco:

    I’m afraid the stupid is spreading.

  31. 31
    ...now I try to be amused says:

    @MomSense:

    Pulled up behind a car at a stop sign today and saw that the license plate was “BENGHAZI”. WTF?? Car was from NC and driving on a little street in Maine. Honestly what would possess someone to do such a thing??

    [trivia] NC might be the only state where you can get the full name “BENGHAZI” on a license plate. Most other states allow 7 characters max on their plates.

    Say, is there a NC plate with “WATRGATE”?

  32. 32
    catclub says:

    @El Caganer: Truing her wheels?

  33. 33
    gene108 says:

    @srv:

    Israeli authorities say Khdeir was part of a group of youths who attacked police.

    “From what I understand about the facts of the case, this is not just an innocent bystander who was pulled off of a schoolyard,” Israel’s ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer, told “Fox News Sunday.” “He was with six other people. They were masked. They threw petrol bombs and Molotov cocktails at our police. Three of them had knives. … That does not excuse any excessive use of force, and our Justice Ministry is opening an investigation.”

    But State Department officials questioned Dermer’s remarks.

    “They are investigating whether he was throwing rocks,” another senior State Department official said. “Even if he was, the question is, was this the right response to that? Obviously we don’t think so.”

    http://www.kgns.tv/home/headli.....14681.html

    The sad thing is I can see American police doing as much or worse to someone over here and there would be many in the U.S. rushing to defend the police.

  34. 34
    Hungry Joe says:

    @SatanicPanic: In Rich Cohen’s terrific book “Tough Jews” he describes the gangster Abe “Kid Twist” Reles as a guy who you’d take look at and, without even knowing him, want to punch him in the face. Tucker Carlson is my present-day Kid Twist. Without Reles’ moxie and without (as far as we know) the string of murders, but still … that face …

  35. 35
    gene108 says:

    Republicans are stupid

    There are enough ruthlessly smart Republicans to allow them to keep winning. In 2010, Ed Gillespie, launched operation Red State to use the CU decision to flip state and local races. There’s a good article from the New Yorker about how Gillespie courted Art Pope to use his money so Republicans could gain control of the NC legislature in 2010.

    There are plenty of grifters and scammers on the Right, who make some noise to raise some money from the rubes, but there are too many – for my tastes – still ruthlessly clever folks working for the GOP.

    One critique I heard about Bush v. Gore, was that Gore’s lawyers were meticulous about laying out a process to fairly decide the election. Bush’s lawyers were about saying whatever it took for their guy to win.

    That ruthlessness to win at all costs permeates the Republican Party more than it did in 2000 and it will not get moderated, unless they are soundly defeated again and again.

  36. 36
    gene108 says:

    @…now I try to be amused:

    Back when I was in college, there was a guy who must have lived pretty close to the NCSU campus, because I’d occasionally see his car around. He had “ARAGORN” for this license plate. NC is pretty easy to get custom plates and most of it seems to be more interesting than “BENGHAZI”.

  37. 37
    Berial says:

    Why are we only hearing ‘reports’ from either the Cochran or McDaniel camps? Why aren’t we hearing directly from the guys in charge of this primary vote; the state GOP apparatus?

    http://djournal.com/news/cochr.....ots-small/

  38. 38
    shelley says:

    They are stupid about lots of things, like reality and the facts as discivered by science,

    I’m still trying to get my head around on the recent story:
    “Coal Rollers” are diesel trucks modified with chimneys and equipment that can force extra fuel into the engine causing dark black smoke to pour out of the chimney stacks. … “rolling coal” has begun to take on a political dimension with pickup drivers increasingly viewing their smokestacks as a form of protest against environmentalists and Obama administration emissions regulations.”
    *********
    Yeah, poisoning your and your kid’s air cause you think it’ll piss off Obama? Stupid doesn’t describe it.

  39. 39
    Trollhattan says:

    Here’s some stupid.

    A coal plant-owning Kentucky Republican offered an out-of-this-world argument against new EPA carbon emissions regulations.

    State Sen. Brandon Smith (R-Hazard) joined other lawmakers in attacking the Obama administration and EPA regulations July 2 in a meeting of the Interim Joint Committee on Natural Resources and Environment.

    “I won’t get into the debate about climate change,” Smith said. “But I’ll simply point out that I think in academia we all agree that the temperature on Mars is exactly as it is here. Nobody will dispute that. Yet there are no coal mines on Mars. There’s no factories on Mars that I’m aware of.”

    While there are no known coal mines or factories on Mars, the average temperature on Mars is significantly colder than here on Earth. The average temperature on Earth is about 57 degrees Fahrenheit, while the average temperature on Mars is about -81 degrees Fahrenheit.

    Smith, who has been elected to the Kentucky Senate twice and elected four times to the state House, was joined by other lawmakers who questioned the science behind climate change. “All this stems, this carbon capture, all this other stuff, it stems back to a scare, generated years ago about global warming,” said state Rep. Stan Lee (R-Fayette County). “Finally it turned out there hasn’t been global warming in 15 or 20 years, then they changed the name to climate change.”

    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/201.....-as-earth/

    I do love that he’s from Hazard.

  40. 40
    boatboy_srq says:

    @MomSense: Fellow Downeastah here, so I know. It’s Vacationland: Plates from PEI all the way to TX are expected this time of year. The entire eastern seaboard is represented in the OOB parking lot(s), and a few of them get up to Freeport and LL Bean. You can always tell the Quebecois before seeing the plates: they’re doing either 15 mph over the limit (like back home) or 25 mph under (because they forgot to convert). LePage is just catnip for the Teanuts.

  41. 41

    Sitting in a hallway waiting for a meeting to be over. It’s no scheduled to be over for another 38 minutes. Ah, the glamour of show business!

  42. 42
    gocart mozart says:

    @Ian:

    last straw that makes the battered wife say, “no mas.”

    I think what it means is that Sarah was making pancakes and she got some of the batter on herself hence “battered wife” and then Todd exclaims “OMG, we’re out of bendy straws!” which causes Sarah to respond in mournful sadness “No mas?” At least that’s my best guess.
    http://gawker.com/5516572/sara.....uxe-hotels

    See also this: http://www.lawyersgunsmoneyblo.....-tradition

  43. 43
    MomSense says:

    @boatboy_srq:

    You can always tell the Quebecois before seeing the plates

    You can also spot them at the beach without seeing the plates!

  44. 44
    Bobby Thomson says:

    McDaniel is a useful idiot to make Cochran look moderate.

  45. 45
    gocart mozart says:

    @WereBear:

    None of Ted Cruz’s links work.

    His synapses aint much better.

  46. 46
    SatanicPanic says:

    @Hungry Joe: If I ever meet him in person it will be hard to resist. very hard.

    @Trollhattan: Great news, maybe he’ll move there

  47. 47
    Villago Delenda Est says:

    Tucker Carlson.

    Useful idiot.

  48. 48
    Just One More Canuck says:

    @Hungry Joe: it would be irresponsible not to speculate

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    PurpleGirl says:

    @shelley: How about “too dumb to live”? Or “runner-up in the Darwin Award contest”?

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