Often times we pass off much of what the crazies on the radical right say because whatever they say, we know they will be doing what they are told by their owners in the billionaire class. But this week their quotes were simply beyond the pale.
First up the one and only, a legend in her own mind but nowhere else, Marjorie Taylor Greene:
“You know what they did after January 6, Steve? They stopped donating. All the lobbyists, all the big corporations stopped donating to a whole bunch of my Republican colleagues that they used to donate to,” Greene said.
“They said: ‘Oh no, we can’t support you because of the big lie,’ or whatever they want to call it,” she continued.
“There is going to be investigations coming,” Greene added. “And there should be. There definitely should be, because the way corporations have conducted themselves, I’ve always called it corporate communism.”
But that wasn’t all. Read this answer Greene had for an older woman on abortion:
During a call-in show on Monday night, Greene was confronted by a woman who told her, “My body is my body and I don’t want the government telling me what I can do with my body.” Based on her voice alone, the caller sounded like she might be elderly and while her age is obviously not relevant, Greene insisted it was. “Ma’am, are you having children any time soon?” she asked, not pausing for an answer. “That’s my question, I’m asking a legitimate question.” She then went on to insist that “abortion is murder” before circling back to her premise that the caller should not get to express her opinion because she possibly no longer ovulates. “I don’t think you’re having children any time soon,” Greene said. “So I appreciate your interest in women’s rights but killing an unborn baby is not a woman’s right and that’s not health care.”
Uh, MT, if a woman who can’t have a baby shouldn’t have any say on abortion, how about all those men out there who I am pretty sure can’t have a baby either?
But how about this real gem from true radical Republican and TV doctor Dr. Oz on who should have a say on abortions:
In the only debate of the closely watched Pennsylvania Senate race on Tuesday night, Republican candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz said women, doctors and “local political leaders” should decide whether a woman can obtain an abortion.
Uh, what the F—? Dr. Oz, are you nuts? Sure looks like it.
Finally, here’s one from the worst Vice President ever – the pathetic but far right radical Mike Pence:
Host Larry Kudlow told Pence that “far-left progressives… will not allow God into the conversation, will not allow religion into the conversation. Not just the conversation, the schools, the communities, the workplace… I mean, no one is allowed to talk about the Ten Commandments or the importance of moral values.”
Pence waited a bit – possibly to see if Kudlow was actually going to ask a question – and responded: “Well, the radical left believes that the freedom of religion is the freedom from religion. But it’s nothing the American founders ever thought of or generations of Americans fought to defend.”
Huh? From what I have always understood Freedom of religion gives everyone their choice, which includes “none.” So if the worst happens and old Mikey becomes the president we will have to choose among the 5000 or so TRUE! religions in the world. I may just start my own based on people sending me money in return for some vague promises of doing something good for them. Seems to be a winning formula.
I would like to think that these are really fringe characters in the American landscape. I would like to think that, but these are all people who are at the very core of radical Republican thinking these days. They are simply buffoons who want to run our lives,
Sadly there are Iowa versions of these clowns – Grassley, Reynolds, Nunn, Hinson, Feenstra, Miller-Meeks – and they are running for office.
Be wary when you vote. Vote for people who are in touch with reality and who will work for the people, not someone who will impose their radical ideas on us.