Thursday, April 30, 2009

Why the Republican Party is completely Insane

(Hat tip to John A. Over at Americablog for this one..)

The House Republicans had Rep. Virignia Foxx of North Carolina lead the charge against including women, people with disabilities, and gays in America's already-existing hate crimes law. The current law counts violent crime based on race, religion or national origin as a "hate crime", but not disability, gender or sexual orientation. During the debate on the US House floor, Rep. Foxx referred to Matthew Shepard's murder as "a hoax."

Here is what this insane, bigoted moron had to say on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives...

You will recall that Matthew Shepard was the young gay man in Laramie, Wyoming who, a decade ago, was tied to a fence, Jesus-like, pistol whipped in the head some 50 times, then left for dead in the cold fall night, only to be found a day later clinging to life. Shepard died five days later. Even though Shepard's murderers admitted that they killed him because he was gay, the far-right bigots who control the Republican party couldn't resist the opportunity to gay-bash Shepard one last time. Now by referring to his brutal murder as a hoax.

Ed Schultz over on MSNBC could barely believe what he had heard, and approriately branded it as "Psycho Talk".

Also, Keith Olbermann wasn't about to stand by and let this idiocy go unchallenged either, naming Foxx as the "Worst Person in the World" on his show later that day.

To my friends who are Republican I can only say this; It's time to decide what you really believe. If you truly feel that Matthew Shepard and millions of Americans like him are lesser human beings, and lesser citizens than you, and therefore deserve to be marginalized, discriminated against and crimes committed against them based on hate are no big deal, then by all means stay with the GOP.

If however, you have a brain, you have a conscience and you have a soul in which you truly believe the tenants of the faith you proclaim and practice. Then it's time to leave. The Republican Party is nothing more than a cabal of intellectually, spiritually and emotionally damaged bigots. They are the American Taliban. They are an affront to everything our nation stands for. The time has come for the Republican Party to take it's final walk off the cliffs of stupidity and hate it has been running towards at full speed since 1992.

Will you follow the Limbaugh and Hannity and Gingrich/Palin lemmings as they plunge headlong off that cliff?

It's time to decide...

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