While we have been down, the world of politics has not stopped and waited for us to get back up. Whether Scott Walker is a symptom or the cause, the republicans throughout the country have become empowered to force their extreme far right agenda on the populous. Luckily the people of this country are starting to wake up and see exactly who we went to bed with in November(I believe the correct term is Coyote Ugly). Anyone who thinks we have become a center right country does not understand who the “right” is.

Here are some examples that are flying under the radar:

1. In Florida, Republican Florida state Rep. Kathleen Passidomo blamed a gang rape of an 11 year old girl on HER outfit:

“There was an article about an 11 year old girl who was gangraped in Texas by 18 young men because she was dressed like a 21-year-old prostitute,” Passidomo declared.

“And her parents let her attend school like that. And I think it’s incumbent upon us to create some areas where students can be safe in school and show up in proper attire so what happened in Texas doesn’t happen to our students,” she added.

2. In Buffalo, Jack Davis a congressional candidate had this gem:

“We have a huge unemployment problem with black youth in our cities. Put them on buses, take them out there [to the farms] and pay them a decent wage; they will work.”

3. Kansas state Republican Rep. Virgil Peck offered up this “joke”:

Peck made his comments during a Monday meeting of the House Appropriations Committee as it discussed whether the state should try to control the wild hog population by using gunmen in helicopters.

He said, “If shooting these immigrating feral hogs works, maybe we have found a (solution) to our illegal immigration problem.

4. Then there is of course this classic:

Gov. Walker: “We Thought About” Infiltrating Wisconsin Protesters With Troublemakers

Center/right country? Heaven Help us if that’s true!

2 Responses to Let’s get real

  1. Daisy says:

    Thanks for the complete discussion of republic vs. democracy, et al. As for the quotes – it’s scary to think of people like these making laws and making decisions about running the country.

  2. Dusty says:

    Our own gem of a senator ron johnson offered up the same ‘solution’ to young black male unemployment.

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