Why Republicans are Morons

The latest numbers on vaccination rates are telling: Mississippi has the lowest percentage of vaccinated residents, followed by Alabama, Arkansas, Wyoming, Louisiana, Georgia and Tennessee. All except Louisiana have both Republican governors and legislatures, as do the next seven on the list. Among the 14 U.S. senators representing the bottom seven, only two (both in Georgia) are Democrats. 

The Post reports, “Ten states, concentrated in the Deep South and rural West, report fewer than 35 percent of residents are fully immunized.” Health care in these deep-red states is generally dreadful. Among the 12 states that have neither expanded nor voted to expand Medicaid, all but three have GOP governors and in those three (North Carolina, Kansas and Wisconsin), a Democratic governor faces a GOP legislature.

Of the 15 poorest states, all but two (Maine and New Mexico) are also deep red. Among the 30 Senate seats from those states, Republicans hold 27.

By these or just about any other measures, Republican states are failing to meet the basic needs of their residents. Among unvaccinated Americans, infection rates are climbing. More will get sick in those places, and some will die. Republicans are unwilling or incapable of meeting the challenge.

This sorry sight is unsurprising given that Republicans have all but given up on the notion of governance. At the national level, they consume themselves with race-baiting (e.g., scaring Americans about immigration and critical race theory), assailing private companies (e.g., corporations that defend voting rights, social media platforms, book publishers) and perpetrating the most ludicrous and dangerous lie in memory — that the 2020 election was stolen.

As Reason Magazine’s Peter Suderman wrote recently for the New York Times, the GOP “no longer has a cognizable theory of government.” They claim to be economic populists but oppose raising any taxes on the rich and corporations, decry union organizing and attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act. “Freedom” used to be a central theme, but they are on a crusade to criminalize abortion and compel unwilling women to endure nine months of pregnancy — even in cases of rape or incest. They are also in favor of ordering teachers not to teach unfavorable facts about America.

Once upon a time, Republicans claimed to be for “law and order” and friends of the police; then came the King Trump and the Jan. 6 insurrection. Republicans used to present themselves as free market advocates; then they decided free trade and robust legal immigration were objectionable. And while Republicans used to consider corporations people with First Amendment rights (with the right to make campaign donations), now, they are willing to punish corporations that do not adhere to their agenda.

One might wonder from time to time why Republicans even bother running for election. Because they have so little interest in governing (other than in protecting tax cuts for the rich, shielding the gun lobby from reasonable regulation and dictating women’s reproductive choices), they might as well take on the role of social media trolls and right-wing media guests full-time.

In truth, a great many Republicans simply like to be “important people” with the perks of holding office. It seems the notion of finding other work causes them to break out in a cold sweat, so they adopt insane MAGA positions so as not to offend the mob they helped rile up. Certainly, there are true believers who believe Trumpian rubbish and take right-wing TV hosts’ conspiracies as gospel, but they are a distinct minority.

Time and again, we hear from Republican dissenters that most of their colleagues do not really believe the MAGA party lies; what they believe in is the necessity of their own reelection. Democrats should be more blunt in castigating Republicans who are not even trying to serve their constituents. They should say it often and simply: Republicans have little to notion to offer anyone but the very rich.

Here are the facts:

When Texas was in trouble with a power outage Ted Cruz chose to leave Texas and go to Cancun. He has done nothing for his state. Cruz was the chair of the Senate subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness, which Cruz, for some reason, said it’s a waste-of-a-Senate-hearing called “Data or Dogma,” which was supposed to reveal — finally! — if climate change is a human-made phenomenon that could very well destroy the planet or a big liberal joke. (SPOILER ALERT: It’s the first thing.) Cruz’s scientific experts, naturally, were noted climate deniers and tools of the fossil fuel industry. What a Moron.

Marsha Black burn chose to pose for pictures with the KKK before running for the Senate in Tennessee, yet she was still elected. When Blackburn invited Jones to Congress, Jones was in the middle of a long tenure heading the Tennessee chapter of the League of the South — an explicitly secessionist group that has been designated a “hate group” by the Southern Poverty Law Center since 2000 because of leader Michael Hill’s racist comments as well as its ties to co-founder Jack Kershaw, best known for serving as the lawyer for Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassin and erecting a statue outside Nashville of the Ku Klux Klan founder, Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest. What a Moron.

Josh Hawley as a U.S. senator, Hawley had led the charge to object to the 2020 election on the false premise that some states failed to follow the law, bolstering the baseless claims from President Donald Trump that the election was stolen and should be overturned.  Hawley had said the ascent of Joe Biden to the presidency depends” on what would happen on Jan. 6, the day of a pro forma congressional vote to affirm the election. He had been photographed that day pumping his fist in the air as some Trump supporters were gathering on the grounds outside the U.S. Capitol. What a Moron.

Senator Lindsey Graham is against the panel to investigate the Jan 6th riots “ It’s in the past. Lets go forwards not backwards” Well he also said Trump was the worst person he knew to run for the President of the United States” The least qualified person for the office”. Graham & other GOP lawmakers came out against Manchin’s voting proposals, and Graham reiterated his disapproval during an interview on Fox News Sunday . “Can you go along with the Manchin stripped-down voting version? And if not, why not?” Wallace asked Graham.

Graham responded by asserting that he likes Manchin but questioned the need for the federal voting rights legislation. “States are in charge of voting in America, so I don’t like the idea of taking the power away from state legislatures,” he said on Fox News Sunday.  What a Moron.

Ron Johnson also wants nothing to do with an open panel to review the riot on Capital hill. He stated” It was a peaceful demonstration” Johnson has consistently tried to downplay the riot. In February, he said it wasn’t “an armed insurrection,” even though there has been plenty of evidence of weapons at the Capitol that day ― in addition to the violence rioters inflicted on police officers. In March, he said that he “never felt threatened” that day and that the pro-Trump mob that pushed past Capitol police officers were individuals who “truly respect law enforcement” and “loved this country.” I was not worried about the people coming onto the capital building; they had love in their hearts. Yeah love with Lynch Pence Now! What a Moron.

Senator John Kennedy is so dumb he believes that King Trump’s behavior was right on with regards to his speech before the Jan 6th riots. Here is a quote” My mind doesn’t work, My memories don’t work like a computer file where I can just retrieve them”. I try to fill the memories in. But I can’t tell you it’s always the truth.

Yes that’s a US senator speaking. What a Moron

Marjorie Taylor Greene “Since her shocking rise from QAnon forums to the House of Representatives, Greene has become notorious for her willingness to say absolutely anything with zero shame, whether it’s conspiracies about 9/11 or the existence of Jewish space lasers, which is ridiculous. Now she compares pandemic restricts to the holocaust. What a Moron.

Lastly Donald J. Trump…What a Moron!

The GOP continues to rely on scaring and enraging their base both to distract from their lack of interest in governing and to goad supporters to turn out to defeat Democrats. And now, they want to make it harder for critics to vote them out of office. What a racket.  This is a stain on Democracy that America has not seen before. The south lost the civil war but their hate of non-whites has never gone away and the Trump base of White Supremists is evidence of that fact.

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  1. למעשה, שימוש באמצעים מלאכותיים לטובת עיכוב השפיכה, לא באמת נותן מענה ממוקד ואמיתי לשורשי הבעיה, אלא מוסיף סיבוכיות מיותרת לחוויה המינית והופך את קיום יחסי המין למסורבל יתר על המידה – כך שמה שהתחיל בתור בעיה של רגישות יתר במיטה עשוי להפוך לבעיה אמיתית של חוסר תחושה, אימפוטנציה ואין אונות אמיתית. דירות דיסקרטיות

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