Thursday, March 10, 2011

2012 Election Preview: Inmates from the Asylum of Hate

Shown above is the Broadmoor Hospital for the Criminally Insane. Apparently this is where the Republican party has been shopping for its 2012 presidential election candidates. Let's take a quick peek at some of the potentials shall we?

Newt Gingrich's first wife was dying of cancer. So he cheated on her with the woman who was to become his second wife. Not to worry, because then he cheated on her with the woman who became his third wife. He was doing all this cheating while attacking then President Clinton for having sex with Monica Lewinsky. He opposes marriage equality for gay people of course. He now says he did all this cheating because he was so focused on patriotism. Also, says Newt, God has forgiven him.

Rick Santorum has frothy views about America's gay citizens. He thinks the constitution provides no right to privacy, that that therefore, homosexuality, incest, child molestation, and "man on dog" sex (his words) are morally and legally equivalent (and repugnant). He said, "The idea is that the state doesn't have rights to limit individuals' wants and passions. I disagree with that. I think we absolutely have rights because there are consequences to letting people live out whatever wants or passions they desire. And we're seeing it in our society."

Mike Huckabee says Barack Obama grew up in Kenya under the tutelage of Mau-Mau rebels. He seems to have gotten this idea from Newt Gingrich who said it first. He believes gay people are only qualified to adopt puppies, not children. From 2010: "He also affirmed support for a law in Arkansas that prohibits same-sex couples from becoming adoptive or foster parents. “I think this is not about trying to create statements for people who want to change the basic fundamental definitions of family,” Huckabee said. “And always we should act in the best interest of the children, not in the seeming interest of the adults.” “Children are not puppies,” he continued. “This is not a time to see if we can experiment and find out, how does this work?”"

Herman Cain thinks Barack Obama is a traitor. About his directive to the Justice Department to stop defending the anti-gay Defense of Marriage Amendment: "I think it is a breach of presidential duty bordering on treason. The oath of office by the president says that he will protect, observe, and defend the Constitution of the United States of America, which means all of its subsequent laws. The fact that he says that he has asked the Department of Justice not to enforce it, to me, is a breach duty as President of the United States." Of course Cain forgets to mention that this a common presidential practice. Even President Reagan refused to defend a legal ruling that Bob Jones University was not entitled to tax exempt status. Cain also claims the Democratic Party supports abortion rights because it wants to kill off all the black babies.


She won't say whether or not Barack Obama is an American citizen or whether he is a Christian. And she has some comprehension issues or she is a big fat liar. "And what a bizarre time we’re in, Jan, when a judge will say to little children that you can’t say the pledge of allegiance, but you must learn that homosexuality is normal and you should try it."

Donald Trump thinks he is qualified to run the nation in these troubled economic times. Because he has filed for bankruptcy three times. This believer in the sanctity of marriage who has been married three times opposes the right of gay people to marry even once. In fact he opposes the extension of any medical or civil benefits to gay couples. And he has a really bad combover.

The former governor of Minnesota once vetoed a bill that would have allowed surviving gay partners the right to make decisions about how to dispose of a deceased partner's body. He also believes in cutting the military budget. Well, only the part of the military budget that will be spent on implementing the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell. Apparently Pawlenty is a strong believer in the sanctity of death.

If I was a gay American I might get a bit of a complex and start being very worried about all this. Oh wait, I am!


  1. When I'm in my rational mind I think, these people are going to self-destruct at any moment... but then the clock keeps ticking and they are all still around. But you're right Ish, someone left the door unlocked at the Asylum of Hate and they are all running amok. {shudder}

  2. It's a terrible thing to say, but some Republicans today remind me an awful lot of a certain Nazi leader.

    "Tell a lie often enough, loud enough, and long enough and people will believe you." ~ Adolf Hitler

    I am getting so fed up!!!!

  3. I guess as long as I've lived I've known that there were bad people and bad politicians. But somehow I'm always surprised at just how bad they can be. One of the things I think is just so horrendous about all this is the number of decent, regular people who don't speak up about these people. More than the fact that some Republicans remind us of such horrible history what concerns me is how so many American people are so capable of acting like that generation of German people, that is, turning a blind eye to the truly terrible things their would-be leaders are saying. There are Republican candidates who don't seem to be as outright evil as the ones I've mentioned, but if they don't speak up they're just enablers and therefore corrupt.

  4. Exactly. You know I lived in Berlin for six months in the late 70's and I would almost daily go and sit by this lake and read Winds of War and War and Remembrance. I would sit there read and look around me and feel so much a part of the story.

    I would look at the people and wonder how I would have behaved during the Nazi regime. I like to think I would have been a vocal and active opposition.

    It isn't that hard to discern right from wrong and to sit on one's hands and do nothing is as bad as the act of wrong doing.

    Well enough said...preaching to the choir here I'm afraid.

    Take care and be well....later.

  5. Sarah Palin
    Politician / from SP's Facebook page - finally some honesty, not SP Governor, not SP VP Candidate, not SP Mayor, not SP beauty queen, not SP basketball player/hunter/fisher... not SP wife and mother BUT Sarah Palin, Politician. I rest my case.