What the fuck is it with Republicans?  Are they all just so brain-dead that they can’t figure out the difference between  “political posturing” and the real world?  Why is it they keep proving how royally fucked up the whole damned bunch of wahoos really are?  Yes, here we go again.  It gives me no pleasure to once again call out these folks for their abject stupidity. 

You might have seen where the House of Representatives has once again decided to waste taxpayers time and money on investigating the selling of baby parts by Planned Parenthood one more useless time.  Yes, the House Select Committee on Infant Lives (notice the term “infant lives” referring to unborn fetuses) aka the Planned Parenthood Destruction Committee held a pubic hearing the other day.  But this time the Committee hearings featured a women as Chairperson, one Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), to head up the “investigation.”  And, true to form, Representative Blackburn offered “evidence” at the public hearing to prove that Planned Parenthood sells baby parts for profit.  It is no accident that the Select Brain Dead Committee On Infant Lives selected Ms. Blackburn since the Republican Committee members believed that this would counteract the Democrat’s “War On Women” theme that Republicans have been attacked with.   But all you needed to do was to watch this farce and you'll know that the Dems are absolutely correct. At least if this pubic embarrassment is any indication.

Only problem was, the evidence Representative Blackburn provided in “Exhibit G” purporting to show that mystery clinic “AC” has “no costs” so the payments from “PB” (procurement business) and thus all payments to “AC” are pure profit.

What the fuck?  So an unnamed abortion clinic receiving payments from an unnamed procurement business is evidence?  Of what, I might ask?  But, again true to form, the much heralded “evidence” was actually an unattributed, undocumented claim authored by the Select Committee’s own Republican staff.  How shocking you say.  But wait:  

If this sounds all too familiar, you are correct. It was during the waste of taxpayers time and money pubic hearings chaired by one Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) as head of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, that offered into evidence against Cecile Richards, head of Planned Parenthood, a chart purporting to show how abortions had skyrocketed at Planned Parenthood while their other services had plummeted.  Chaffetz insisted that the chart came from Planned Parenthood’s own documents provided by the organization to the Committee.  Problem was, the chart was clearly labeled as coming from an anti-abortion group and the chart itself had been doctored (like the famous doctored Center for Medical Progress videos that stated all this foolish mess) to yield the "astounding, damning and outrageous" results it did. 

Since 2014 Republicans have been in the majority of both the House and the Senate.  Now, given that they have been vociferous in their over-the-top criticism of Obama and the Democratic “Liberal Agenda,” one would think that they would have taken this opportunity to craft and pass bill after bill after bill to reverse the horribleness of the past seven years of the Obama Administration.  And yet, and yet, they have accomplished exactly nothing.  That’s right.  NADA.  Well, except for continuing the Benghazi and Planned Parenthood attacks that they think are us American’s top priorities.  Again, apparently they have simply lost their minds.

And on another front, you’ve no doubt heard about the Zika virus that is spreading through Latin America and headed our way once summer is fully energized here.  This, of course, doesn’t involve fetuses or the selling of baby parts so apparently it’s just not a big enough deal to Republicans, even though babies infected with the virus are born with deformities.  That’s right folks. We have a virus that is proven to result in deformed babies.  But once again, Republicans seem to think that protecting unborn fetuses is far more important than actually helping to prevent living deformed children.

In fact, the Obama Administration has requested $1.9 billion to mount a national effort to prevent the spread of the virus here in the U.S.   But the Republican led Congress is being very cautious about the Administration’s request.  After all, nearly $2 billion dollars is going to add to our deficit and is nowhere near as important as our $582 fiscal 2016 Defense Department request that Republicans have yet to look at.  House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) is quoted as saying that they “are open to providing more funding for the Zika response once the Obama Administration answers questions about its request.”  Questions?  What questions?  Like: “Is any portion of the Zika virus request going to be used for abortions or the selling of baby parts?”  Or maybe "Here he goes again with those illegal Executive orders. How dare he!" Here’s a headline I saw just the other day:  “Obama’s $1.9 billion Zika request: Slush Fund or Needed Flexibility.” Slush fund?  What it is with these Republicans?  We have what could turn out to be a disaster on our hands and this is the response?  They are just plain, fucking stupid.

It reminds me of the Ebola virus outbreak a year ago when Republicans when batshit crazy blaming Obama for not stopping the outbreak in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea in three days.  Then too, there was the cries to ban anyone who had flown over West Africa at less the 35,000 feet from entering America.  Or something.  That whole episode was a such a national embarrassment yet seemed to add to the conclusion that Republicans have simply gone absolutely insane.  More evidence of incipient insanity: House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) has just announced that – soon – Republicans will unveil their legislative agenda in during the Presidential election.  And guess what?  In a bow to the Tea Baggers and the Freedom Caucus, it will (purportedly) include a new, national health care system as a replacement for Obamacare.  Really?  How bloody exciting! These folks actually want to put the entire country through this mess again?  The first time wasn’t sufficiently fucked up for them and we need to put ourselves through it one more time just to see if we can survive?  Is that it?  A test of our national strength?  My God.  

 You know, Republicans – whether of the establishment variety or the batshit crazy variety -  might want to ponder why it is that Donald Trump is their current front runner and Socialist Bernie Sanders is giving Hillary Clinton a run for her money.   I guarantee that in neither case does it have anything to do with protecting the protoplasm that is a fetus.  Or making sure that Obama is a one-term President.  Or that Benghazi is some sort of Clinton/Obama conspiracy.  They have beaten this one not only to a dead horse but to a shimmering pulp of protoplasmic daftness.

But it is beginning to look as if the American public is growing weary of protecting fetuses over live babies and living human beings.   Or de-funding Planned Parenthood over funding and fixing our crumbling infrastructure.  Or that building a wall is a solution to illegal immigrants.  Or banning Muslims from entering the country is going to kill ISIS.  Or – well the list goes on.  On the other hand, it seems that Republicans, establishment, Tea Baggers and moderates alike, (I just put this in here to provide fairness and balance even though there is no such thing as a “moderate Republican” any longer) are simply not getting the message.  This, of course, is what happens when a certain slice of your party – in this case the Tea Bagger and Freedom Caucus slice – gets to set your agenda in total defiance of what real folks, our domestic troops on the ground, actually want from you.  So I guess it’s up to all of us, and I mean those of us who care more about wealth inequality, crushing student debt, fixing our infrastructure, keeping troops out of the Middle East, fixing the tax code rather than de-funding Planned Parenthood and BENGHAZI to get out and vote all these batshit crazy Republicans out of office once and for all

This, folks, is our agenda for 2016.

Have a good Prince-full day!



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