Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes. Democrats will lose seats in the mid-term elections, but that is small beer compared to the long-term implication of Republicans collectively losing their minds.
* Trying to outdo Arizona as the most retrograde state, the Republican-dominated Oklahoma legislature overrode a gubernatorial veto of an abortion measure that forces women to undergo an ultrasound and listen to a detailed description of the fetus before getting an abortion. No exceptions are made for rape and incest victims.
* Not to be outdone, the Republican-dominated Georgia legislature passed a law allowing people to carry licensed firearms in airports.
* Republicans in the Minnesota Senate introduced an amendment requiring a two-thirds majority vote by the state legislature to approve federal laws before they are enacted. The bill asserts that "Minnesotans enjoy inherent, natural, God-given rights."
* The Republican Party's minority outreach program notched another win when a California congressman advocated deporting the children of illegal immigrants although by law they are U.S. citizens.
* In Iowa, a Republican congressional hopeful who happens to be a medical doctor advocated micro-chipping illegal aliens to "make sure we know where they are and where they're going."
* Longtime Republican Senator Bob Bennett of Utah, who has impeccable conservative credentials, is likely to be ousted by a far right-winger because he had the temerity to say positive things about health-care reform. In 2008.
* After the California Republican Party offered an $8 bounty for each newly registered voter, party hacks set to work convincing people to sign pro-marijuana petitions that actually registered them as Republicans. Hundreds were duped.
Friday, April 30, 2010
The Week In Republican Wingnuttery
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