The Joni Ernst Watch 6/29/2015

When it comes to Joni “Make ‘em squeal Joni!” Ernst or Steve King it’s clown shoes all day, every day. Recently, the conversation in Iowa has turned away from our homegrown whack-a-doos and focused on the nutcase circus that will be the Republican caucus.

Republicans are apoplectic this week after being dealt a series of legal defeats at the hands of the Supreme Court. First, a key component of modern civil rights legislation relating to fair housing and housing discrimination based on protected classes was upheld. Second, the Affordable Care Act survived another spurious legal threat with a somewhat stunning 6-3 decision—where most court watchers thought would break along the normal 5-4 lines—that upheld the ability of the federal government to offer subsidies to low income seekers of health insurance. Finally, marriage discrimination based on someone’s sexual orientation is dead in the eyes of the Supreme Court. Think about that for a moment…

Steve King cannot shut up for one minute. After the horrific shooting in Charleston, South Carolina Rep. Steve King: Unrestricted access to guns is a ‘higher calling’ than stopping ‘one event of violence’:

And even if some of this violence could be stopped by confiscating all the guns, we have a charge, our charge is to defend freedom and liberty. We are the bastion of western civilization, and that requires us to be able to defend ourselves against tyranny.

That’s the charge that our founding fathers gave us, that’s in our culture, we know that, we’ve had to do that worldwide. So, it’s a much higher calling than believing that somehow we end one event of violence.

Wow, that is some real Constitutional verbal vomit coming from the absolute master of the dark arts.

Naturally, King got waded into the shallow waters of Rep. Steve King Comments On Friday’s Ruling

Here we are destroying the last real structure of our society. The building blocks of our society, the core of our families are marriage between a man and a woman. Something we’ve had in our country and civilization itself for thousands of years just wiped out by five of nine members of the Supreme Court.

At what point do these people realize they sound like the people defending slavery in the mid-1800s or the people arguing that the world was really flat?

But, King: Let’s Abolish Civil Marriage Altogether:

I’m calling upon the states, just abolish civil marriage, let’s go back to holy matrimony the way it began. Do that alone. And by the way, I want to send a message to the Supreme Court — a good strong message — and in the next days and weeks I will be introducing legislation to do just that.

These people are like small children crying and throwing a fit. If someone gets something they do not have then no one should get anything. My four year old son has a better sense of the world than these clowns.

Well, the Republican circus has added or will add some new passengers in the coming days. Bobby Jindal is in and he wants you to judge him on his record as governor. Louisiana Has A Lot Of Problems. This Is How Bobby Jindal Made Them Worse.

Chris Christie apparently thinks he can bully the nation and is going to announce he is running for president on Tuesday. Oh, the humanity and delicious sound bites that are sure to follow once the press starts following him around.

John Kasich, the somewhat dry white toast governor of Ohio, thinks that his relative anonymity in a field of divas is a selling point is also running for President. That puts the count at thirteen declared candidates and three suspected candidates. Wow.

The most off his rocker Republican of the week award goes to Ken Buck of Colorado. Ken Buck offers worst arguments yet against TPP

Obama could use his overreaching trade authority to advance: A radical climate change agenda; Amnesty for illegal aliens; Unpopular gun control laws; Payoffs for big labor.

Yep, a trade deal is now a Trojan horse for a whole host of right wing conspiracy theories. Get this guy a tin foil hat.

The lunatic of the week has to be Ann Coulter. You remember her, right? Coulter thinks loser Confederate army was greatest in history

The Confederate flag we’re talking about never flew over an official Confederate building. It was a battle flag. It is to honor Robert E. Lee. And anyone who knows the first thing about military history, knows that there is no greater army that ever took the field than the Confederate Army.

Really? Did she forget to see the scoreboard when she was working on this reactionary dreck. The south lost the Civil War and it’s army was defeated on the battlefield. Any attempt to create a narrative where the defeat was not total is revisionist history at its worst. However, we are talking about Ann Coulter who stopped being relevant for anyone but the lunatic fringe before the end of the George W. Bush administration.


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