Elected Radical Right Wing Republicans Expose Their Disdain for Women and Regular Americans

It's the last Monday in February, and we continue being assaulted by right wing nut Republicans, especially the elected kind.

However, that also begs the question: what does that say about the voters who cast their ballots for these destructive denizens of, in the following examples, state and federal legislatures?

From Right Wing Watch:   "Last week we noted how Pat Robertson, Jonathan Falwell, and other right-wing activists in Virginia are targeting Gov. Bob McDonnell and other top elected officials to cut off any state funding for Planned Parenthood.

"During a press conference unveiling the effort last week, a state legislator declared that God punishes women who have had abortions by giving them disabled children later:

"Western Prince William Del. Bob Marshall, R-13th, says disabled children are God’s punishment to women who have aborted their first pregnancy.

"He made that statement last Thursday at a press conference to oppose state funding for Planned Parenthood.

“ 'The number of children who are born subsequent to a first abortion with handicaps has increased dramatically. Why? Because when you abort the first born of any, nature takes its vengeance on the subsequent children,' " said Marshall, a Republican.

"Marshall was among more than 20 people, mostly Christian pastors and clergy, who gathered for the press conference in the General Assembly Building...."

How completely shameful, intolerant, hateful, and hypocritically un-Christlike.

Meanwhile, from ThinkProgress, there is the GOP senatorial hypocrites doing their best to screw regular Americans.

"Yesterday, CNN released a survey showing that “Americans overwhelmingly believe that the government is broken.” In all, 86 percent of respondents said the government is broken, an increase of eight percentage points since 2006. In a town hall meeting on Friday, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) said that the broken nature of Congress was a good thing, declaring, “I love gridlock”:

"Coburn then segued into his relationship with the Democratic leader of the U.S. Senate.

“ 'I get along well with Harry Reid,' " Coburn said, saying they have a great relationship.

"However, Coburn said the media never reports that because “that doesn’t sell newspapers.”

"He went on to say that he is for gridlock in Congress.

“ 'I love gridlock,' ” Coburn said. “ 'I think we’re better off when we’re gridlocked because we’re not passing things.' ”

"Coburn — the Senate’s “Dr. No” — believes that “charges of obstructionism are a mark of honor he will wear as proudly,” according to a New York Times profile from last October."

 

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