Thursday, July 30, 2009

Are the Brewster Sisters running the GOP?

By J. Thomas Duffy

Man, I don't know if shooting out an Instant Ignorant Dolt Award is fast enough for these people.

My God, if this isn't classic, and unmitigated, Obama Derangement Syndrome ... Elected members of Congress, unfiltered, unabashedly, and unbridled, actually going out and promulgating, declaring in public, that the President Obama, and the Democrats', Healthcare Plan paves the way for the government to kill elderly people.

Last Friday, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), appeared on Wingnut Alex Jones' radio show;
During the 30-minute interview about “nation ending stuff,” Gohmert used his opportunity on the Jones show to showcase his own odd anti-Obama conspiracy theories:

GOHMERT: We’ve been battling this socialist health care, the nationalization of health care, that is going to absolutely kill senior citizens. They’ll put them on lists and force them to die early because they won’t get the treatment as early as they need. [...] I would rather stop this socialization of health care because once the government pays for your health care, they have every right to tell you what you eat, what you drink, how you exercise, where you live. [...] But if we’re going to pay 700 million dollars like we voted last Friday to put condoms on wild horses, and I know it just says an un-permanent enhanced contraception whatever the heck that is. I guess it follows that they’re eventually get around to doing it to us


Does Gohmert actually believe that the Government is going to line up elderly people and have them killed, or is he just expressing a most inner base fear of being raped by a wild horse, perhaps, or perhaps not, wearing a government-supplied condom?

So, there's one Instant Ignorant Dolt crown for Louie Gohmert, and we now turn our attention to a person who already has had the thrill of waking down the aisle as an Instant Ignorant Dolt.

Rep. Virginia Foxx

This week, Rep.Foxx is letting the jack-in-the-box out of her skull again;
Rep. Foxx: The Republican plan would "make sure we bring down the cost of health care for all Americans and that ensures affordable access for all Americans and is pro-life because it will not put seniors in a position of being put to death by their government."

Rep. Foxx Says Health Care Reform Will Cause Seniors To Be "Put To Death By Their Government"

What on earth has the PartyofNoicans embracing the classic, old Gary Grant movie, 'Arsenic and Old Lace'?
Immediately after the wedding - on Halloween, as it happens - Mortimer visits the bizarre relatives who still live there, two elderly aunts (Josephine Hull, Jean Adair) and his brother Teddy (John Alexander). Teddy thinks he's Theodore Roosevelt; each time he goes upstairs he blows a bugle, yells "Charge!", and takes the stairs at a run (an imitation of Roosevelt's famous charge up San Juan Hill). He is also digging 'The Panama Canal' in their cellar. Mortimer finds a corpse hidden in a window seat, and tells his aunts that Teddy must be sent to an asylum, as he has killed someone.

At this point, Mortimer's sweet aunts explain that they are responsible ("It's one of our charities"). They have developed what Mortimer calls the "very bad habit" of ending the presumed suffering of lonely old bachelors by serving them elderberry wine spiked with arsenic, strychnine, and "just a pinch of cyanide". The bodies are buried in the basement by Teddy, who thinks he is digging locks for the Panama Canal and burying yellow fever victims.

Zachery Roth, over on TPMMuckaker has the 411 on all this, with his "Debunking The GOP's Phony Euthanasia Myth -- Since Politico Won't."

Here's some additional posts you should read, to get caught up on the deals going down, the PartyofNoicans usually game of obstructionism', and even those Bluest-of-Blue Democrat Dogs;
Paul Krugman: An Incoherent Truth

D. Aristophanes: Also, You Are More Likely To Be Killed By A Sasquatch There

Blugal: Elizabeth Edwards Shows How to Tell a Liar on Healthcare

Krugman, again: Costs and Compassion

And, in the meantime, we'll have Rep. Louie Gohmert, and Rep. Virginia Foxx "C'mon Down!", to pick up their Instant Ignorant Dolt prizes.

Bonus Links

Igor Volsky - Dean: ‘What’s the point of having a 60 vote majority’ if you can’t pass health reform?

Robert Reich: The future of universal healthcare ... Every day that Congress delays takes us further from real reform of healthcare

Bill Moyers and Michael Winship: Will Obama sell out to the healthcare industry? If all the big industry players get what they want, the country won't get the reform it needs

Jane Hamsher: Maxine Waters: White House Won’t Put Pressure On Blue Dogs

Zandar vs. The Stupid: Taibbi On Obamacare

Bonus Bonus

Arsenic and Old Lace Trailer (1944)

(Cross Posted at The Garlic)

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