These anti-gay, anti-immigrant, anti-women, politicians are serial liars who are the face of today’s Republican party.
Hyperbole is a noun defined as “a figure of speech in which exaggeration is used for emphasis or effect, as in I could sleep for a year or This book weighs a ton.”
Hyperboles are extreme exaggerations, and are used in literature and storytelling, to add humor or color to a statement. Everyone uses hyperboles, and I recognize that. Unfortunately there are several politicians that give hyperboles a bad name, and they are destroying the Republican party in the process.
I had a phone conversation with journalist a couple years ago about Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), and I specifically called her out for being a serial liar. The journalist excused her bold lies by characterizing them as “hyperbolic,” and claimed that politicians on both sides of the aisle use hyperboles when they talk about issues they care about.
I still stand by my assertion that ‘Bozo’ Bachmann is a serial liar, and disagree with anyone who justifies the fictitious tales that politicians spin as hyperbole. The average person tuning in to the evening news can’t necessarily identify these “hyperboles,” and that’s a serious problem.
Bachmann, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), and Rep. Steve King (R-IA), are three Republican politicians that regularly lie to their constituents on national television, and the breadth of their fabrications hurt lots of people. It isn’t just the 3 Musketeers that engage in making up stories to support their political views, it’s a tactic that right-wing politicians (i.e., Republicans) regularly engage in to scare the public, and drum up support for their extreme points of view.
For a long time I thought it was funny, and characterized these stories and the politicians who told them, as “crazy.” I thought everyone knew that these people were a joke, and that the average person could recognize the shortcomings of these intellectually challenged idiots who pollute our airwaves with fake conspiracies and scurrilous lies.
If these six quotes from the scions of the Republican tea-party aren’t reason enough to vote for any candidate that isn’t affiliated with the GOP, I can dig up six more. There’s no doubt that these wackadoos (and their friends) will keep talking trash and spreading their lies, and I have faith that at some point, the rest of the country will wake up, and start listening. And when people start listening, we’ll finally see some positive change.
1. Rep. Steve King (R-IA) refuses to support comprehensive immigration reform because the vast majority of undocumented immigrants are “130-pound” drug runners with “calves the size of cantaloupes.”
"For every one who’s a valedictorian, there’s another hundred out there who weigh 130 pounds and they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they’ve been hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert.”
2. Rep. Steve King (R-IA) warned that Kenya's Muslim loving American immigrant - Barack Obama - is intentionally destroying the United States.
President Obama and "his leftist minions" are working every day "undermining the pillar of American exceptionalism, attempting to bring down the shining city on the hill and turn it into rubble. We are not going to let them do that. We're going to serve God and country, in that order" and we'll defeat Obama in November 2012, which will be a victory for God.
3. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) described that our nation's schools would be setting up sex clinics if the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) passed.
"The bill goes on to say what's going to go on. Comprehensive primary health services, physicals, treatment of minor acute medical conditions, referrals to follow-up for specialty care --- is that abortion? Does that mean that someones 13 year-old daughter could walk into a sex clinic, have a pregnancy test done, be taken away to the local Planned Parenthood abortion clinic, have their abortion, be back and go home on the school bus that night? Mom and dad are never the wiser."
4. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) warned Minnesota parents that their children would be harmed if voters approved gay marriage.
“It isn’t that some gays will get some rights. It’s that everyone else in our state will LOSE rights. For instance, parents will lose the right to protect and direct the upbringing of their children. Because our K-12 public school system, of which ninety per cent of all youth are in the public school system, they will be required to learn that homosexuality is normal, equal and perhaps you should try it. And that will occur immediately, that all schools will begin teaching homosexuality.”
5. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) shows how smart he is when he was arguing that gay marriage injures society, and can't help but wonder what good can come from same-sex marriages.
“From a philosophical standpoint, you know, we got intellectuals on the court who are believed to support the idea that evolution is how mankind got here and there is an ongoing evolution occurring. And I can’t just help but wonder, as these brilliant intellectuals have gotten to this point, how marriage between two men fits into the evolving of producing higher offspring that make the species higher and better.”
6. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) made the logical decision to oppose any gun-control legislation, because gay marriage leads to bestiality. This quote was in response to a question about limiting the number of rounds in a gun magazine.
"And I pointed out, well, once you make it ten, then why would you draw the line at ten? What's wrong with nine? Or eleven? And the problem is once you draw that limit ; it's kind of like marriage when you say it's not a man and a woman any more, then why not have three men and one woman, or four women and one man, or why not somebody has a love for an animal?
There is no clear place to draw the line once you eliminate the traditional marriage and it's the same once you start putting limits on what guns can be used, then it's just really easy to have laws that make them all illegal."
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