The latest from the GOP, the party that is giving us all a bad case of Donald Trump:
Public Policy Poling recently conducted a poll of national Republican primary voters. The poll asked about the candidates, Muslims and gun control. It ended with this question:
- Q38 Would you support or oppose bombing Agrabah?
Support bombing Agrabah ………………………… 30%
Oppose bombing Agrabah ………………………… 13%
Not sure …………………………………………………. 57%
OK, so 30 percent think we should bomb this place with an Arab sounding name.
Would you like an aerial view of Agrabah?
And there you have it. Almost a third of Republicans want to bomb a cartoon kingdom brought to you by Disney the Magic Kingdom.
According to the Disney Wiki:
Agrabah, Arabia (أغربه) is the central location in the popular 1992 Disney film, Aladdin. It is located near the Jordan River (as the narrator tells during the first minutes of the film). Agrabah’s ruler is the Sultan. The kingdom is constantly being rescued by its most famous residents Aladdin, Genie, Abu, Carpet, Iago and its very own Princess Jasmine.
And when you get into the minutiae of the polling data:
Donald Trump voters are pretty blood thirsty. I guess they got their information from this trailer …
BECAUSE THEY DAMN SURE DIDN’T GET IT FROM REALITY!!!
I didn’t know God was a gun nut (via the Washington Post):
At Liberty University, the conservative Christian school founded by the Rev. Jerry Falwell, talk these days in hallways, cafeterias and arenas flows easily from God to guns.
University President Jerry Falwell Jr. kick-started the conversation with a fiery call for the campus community to take up arms to deter terrorist threats following the mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif.
“Let’s teach them a lesson if they ever show up here,” Falwell told thousands of students here Dec. 4, with an unsubtle reference to a pistol in his back pocket. Five days later, he announced plans to let qualified students store guns in residence halls for the first time.
I hear they have this guy lined up as a future commencement speaker.
We have gotten to the point where what should be obvious comedy is considered sacrosanct by the followers of a certain party that contains the initials GOP. They’ve pretty much said everything that appears in this cartoon and no one is asking, “Do they believe this, or are they just trying to piss off liberals?”
Because if they believe it, they’re stupid. And if they’re saying it just to piss off liberals, they’re assholes. But i get the feeling they believe it AND they’re trying to piss off liberals.
Which makes them … (don’t everybody answer at once).
The headline misses an entire ethnic group:
Trump came for the blacks (which is what he calls African Americans … “the blacks”). And this is another lie.
The graphic cited the Crime Statistics Bureau in San Francisco as its source — although that does not exist and the statistics are, quite simply, made up.
And don’t forget what happened to the black guy who protested at a Trump rally:
After his supporters beat up a Black Lives Matter protester on video, Donald Trump suggested that they may have done the right thing.
The protester, a black man, reportedly started chanting Black Lives Matter at a rally in Birmingham, Alabama.
I’ve blogged about Trump’s intentional lies and absurdities. But I’m also aware of his constituents. He’s taking a dump in their brains, and the racist scumbags are going to vote for him anyway. The scary thing is that now, some rational people seriously worry that Trump will get the GOP presidential nomination. If that happens and the glass starts to break, don’t say you haven’t been warned.
Want to know how bad the Republican Party has become? Read this:
“Well I think this whole notion that somehow we need to say no more Muslims and just ban a whole religion goes against everything we stand for and believe in. I mean religious freedom’s been a very important part of our, our history.”
Want to know who said that?
When the Dark Lord of the Sith says the GOP presidential frontrunner goes against everything we stand for and believe in, you know that the Republican base has gone beyond the Dark Side. It’s like a black hole for morality.
And I now feel it’s my responsibility to use this .gif whenever possible:
And more from the bedwetters on the right:
The news out of Paris is horrific. Religious fanatics with guns and bombs have killed at least 120 people. It’s an attack by Islamic State psychopaths.
The best television news coverage has been on France 24.
President Francois Holland gave this speech soon after the attack on the Stade de France, where he was one of the fans at a football match between France and Germany:
And President Obama had this to say from the White House:
But the French are in solidarity. Football fans sang the national anthem as they left the Stade de France after the attacks:
And, of course, someone stupid has something disgusting to say about it all.