Joni “Make ‘em squeal” Ernst is rarely without something to say.
The crazies lost the battle to “defund” the Department of Homeland Security over President Obama’s executive action on immigration, so it is likely that we will spend the next few months listening to right wing temper tantrums. It looks like Joni Ernst is already stomping her foot by refusing to vote for the confirmation of Loretta Lynch as the next Attorney General.
Not to be outdone this week, Steve “Foot in Mouth” King declined to admit that it was a mistake for Republican leaders to skip a commemorative march in Selma, AL. This is right wing code speak for the reactionary tea party set who would like to revive some 1950s version of America where minorities were confined to the background and women knew their place. Guess what? That reality never existed and it is sure as shit not coming back. The world has changed and your views have not changed with it. Good luck on being anything other than an annoying vestige of American history.
At least I am not represented by Alaska’s Don Young. During a speaking engagement in Wasila—yes, that Wasila—he said the solution to homelessness was wolves. Sure, it was hyperbole but it gets to the core of the callous nature of the modern conservative. There is nothing sacred save for their own sacred cows—the Koch brothers, tax cuts, guns, and Ronald Regan—outside of that list everything is up for ridicule.