Profiles in Wingnuttery, Y’all
Here’s some Tea Party Madness for you. Missouri Tea Party Senate Candidate Todd Akin on abortion after a “legitimate rape”:
Yeah, the female body can just “shut down” its biological mechanisms, but only if it was LEGITIMATE. You just can’t make this shit up!
In other crazy GOP news, Rick Santorum took offense to Joe Biden’s remarks that Wall Street would “put y’all back in chains.” Not so much the “chains” part, but his highly racially charged use of “y’all.” This guy, who doesn’t want to make “bla… people’s life better,” says that the use of the word “y’all” was trying to develop some sort of affinity with “those groups,” meaning bla… people, I guess.
The Obama campaign is “class warfare at its worst…and then, you saw Vice President Biden play the race card in Virginia.”
“Did he play the race card?” asks host Jim Acosta.
“There’s no…you know, y’all? I mean, y’all is y’all!“
“And when you’re in a group, you know, I’ve been in groups like that, and it’s very easy when you’re in a group of people that, you know, when you’re in the South or when you’re up in different areas of the country and different groups of people, you develop an affinity with the group that you’re speaking in front of. That’s what Vice President was doing. He was trying to develop that affinity, and he did so in a very horrendous way. And he should apologize for it. But it is exactly the tone of this campaign.”
Again, you just CAN’T make this up. I mean, you could, but it would be too ridiculous to believe without the magic of video. Here’s a nice little tutorial on how NOT to pander: