At the bottom of this article are
actual headlines and extracts from news stories that quote the GOP field of
2016 presidential hopefuls, and a handful of high profile GOP supporters and
talking heads. If you want to find the actual stories just cut and paste them
to Google search.
I read these things, hear them on the news, watch as they unfold on TV and I
ask myself: How do registered and committed Republicans justify this madness,
especially freethinking / atheist Repubs?
If this is what represents their party, their philosophy, their ideal of
a presidential candidate are they insane? And if not, how can they read or hear
this and not be ashamed?
I attribute it to cognitive dissonance, or a serious deficiency in acumen, or a
willingness to ignore the crazy and blindly chant the old mantra of “less
taxes, smaller government, more defense spending” to the exclusion of who and what
their party icons are and how they act - let the reality of its obscenity be
The die hard Republican will more than likely say that these people and their
comments really don’t represent their party and perspective; that this is the
fringe element (Carson and Trump being the poll leaders of the “fringe element”
I imagine); that I’m just cherry picking embarrassing statements that the “far
left media has taken out of context!”.
But that only holds water for a limited time. You see every one of these
headlines and statements are just a sampling of those that occurred within the first two weeks of October.
Kasich warns against 'secular society'; John Kasich Says Secularists Lack Values
Donald Trump Says America Would Have "Common Sense" If Far-Right Host Michael Savage Headed NIH [National Institute of Health]
Ben Carson On Oregon Murders: 'I Would Not Just Stand
There And Let Him Shoot Me'
Ben Carson: Hitler may have been stopped if the German
public were armed
Mike Huckabee Is Having A
Meltdown About New Rainbow Doritos
seeking aid for home state, says he can't remember why he voted against Sandy
Jeb Bush Blows Off Oregon Mass Shooting Deaths
by Saying “Stuff Happens”
The violent “perversion” we’re witnessing is due to
America lacking “… a certain Christian foundation or religious foundation to
our country.” Rand Paul
Lou Dobbs Says School Shootings are Happening
Because We Took Religion Out of School: Need to Pray More
Bachmann: Carolina Flooding Is God's Wrath For U.S. Israel Policy
Bill O'Reilly Denies The Existence Of Child Hunger: "It's A Total
Franklin Graham says Obama
influenced by Islam, all his policies are 'against Christ'
NRA's Ted Nugent Calls Unarmed
Victims Of Gun Violence "Losers"
Texas Republican: Jewish Bernie Sanders Is Just Like A Nazi
When Rick Santorum said of the GOP "We will never have the elite, smart people on our side…” and when Bobby Jindal said ”Republicans must stop being the stupid party" Truer words were never spoken. Both statements confirm the old saw that some times even blind, religiously demented squirrels, find a nut.