Republicans: God approves of guns, rape
Chuck Grassley and Sharron Angle were both in excellent form today – each supplying their own special moment of WTF?! to stun the masses.
The first truth bomb was dropped by Chuck during the Elena Kagan confirmation hearings when he informed the unwashed mouth-breathers in the audience that God — not the Constitution — gives Americans the right to bear arms.
If anyone can tell me why this doesn’t violate the separation of church and state, I’ll give you a shiny new nickel — or bullet — or however our creator likes to settle bartering exchanges.
Then, there’s crazy, crazy Sharron Angle. Sometimes I imagine the lone, sane Republican standing somewhere in a wheat field, holding a gently swaying leash as he stares off into the distance vacantly, wondering if he’s made a hasty decision in allowing the Reno neophyte to scamper into the world on her own.
Unlike Rand Paul, Sharron just can’t hide the crazy, and she’s not savvy enough to pass off the delusional stuff spewing from her mouth as “being mavericky.” She’s been unable to shed her extremist past, and continues to promote debunked conspiracy theories about the abortion-breast cancer non-connection. Now, she’s dropped another turd.
Here is Sharron talking to Bill Manders on his radio show.
MANDERS: Is there any reason at all for an abortion?
ANGLE: Not in my book.
MANDERS: So, in other words, rape and incest would not be something?
ANGLE: You know, I’m a Christian, and I believe that God has a plan and a purpose for each one of our lives and that he can intercede in all kinds of situations and we need to have a little faith in many things.
You see, rape is just part of God’s majestic plan, ya’ll. Along with genocide and famine.
I’ve been trying to think of the liberal equivalent of this crazy bullshit, and I keep coming up empty. Maybe Obama musing aloud about punching Alan Greenspan across the face before using him as a human shield as he takes all of Wall Street to siege in order to seize corporate assets, and then redistribute the cash to millions of unemployed people?
Maaaybe that’s the left-wing version of Republicans saying God approves of guns and rape. Except, if a liberal said something batshit insane like that, they’d get impeached. When the GOP say this stuff out loud, the media treats it as a “serious comment.” The press furrow their brows and take copious notes, pretending they aren’t a bunch of stenographers for a lunatic in a tailored suit.
Of course, I’m sure I think this stuff because I’m a godless heathen, but I find it hard to believe devout Christians are cool with Angle and Grassley saying this stuff about their religion. I don’t remember Jesus saying anything about the need to pack heat, or it being acceptable to look the other way when encountering a sexual assault because God sees the long game, and the girl’s little mind can’t appreciate the sunny side of a rape.