There must be something in the water or the food, or maybe it’s a failure of prenatal care or infant care, but South Carolina seems to have raised a high percentage of fools and idiots to serve in its political sector.
The Governor, Mark Sanford, disappeared without notice for five days to play house with his South American mistress, as well as play fast and loose with State money for various trips. Now he’s blaming the press and his critics. No man there, despite his penis-waving in South America.
Then there’s Representative Joe Wilson, the loudmouth ignoramus who shouted ‘You lie!’ at Obama during the joint session of Congress the other night. Not only was he desperately and obscenely rude, he was also wrong on the facts. That hasn’t stopped him from continuing to make the same claim, to repeat the same lie, and raise money off of it.
And then there’s Senator Jim DeMint. He’s the one who said, “If we’re able to stop Obama on this, it will be his Waterloo. It will break him,” when talking about the President’s health care reform efforts.
Yesterday he reached a new low during an astroturf anti-reform, anti-Obama, anti-thinking, pro-stupidity rally in Washington, sponsored by Dick Armey’s phony and mendacious FreedomWorks group that caters to stupidity and ignorance.
DeMint said, “The president has warned us if we disagree with him he’s going to call us out,” he said. “Well, Mr. President, we are out.” (DeMint’s quote is not in the online version of the story. GL)
Yes, Jim, you are. You are way out on the fringe of reality. The President said, “If you misrepresent what’s in the [health care reform] plan, we will call you out.”
He did not say he would call you out if you disagree with him. He said if you lie about or distort information about the plan, he will call you out.
Bright-boy DeMint simply lied about what the President said. He chose to score political points by telling a lie.
While The Lion can point to the people of South Carolina and truthfully say that their politicians make everyone in the state look like idiots and clowns, it would be well to remember that lying is what Republicans do.
They no longer think. They no longer try to make sense. They no longer give a damn about their constituents or the nation. The height of their intellectual competence comprises scoring cheap political points based on lies and distortions. Their goal is to tear down anything and everything that might benefit the middle class and the lower classes, and to hand the wealth of the country to the rich and the powerful while enriching themselves.
That’s the Republican way.