Just Study It Out Buddy: Annals of Right-Wing Idiocy

Abby Zimet

Illinois Tea Partier Joe Walsh is the latest, among many like-minded morons, to confirm Ellsberg, Chomsky et al are right: There are not as many differences as there should be between the major parties/candidates, but there are enough to matter. To wit: Walsh's latest drivel, after telling employers they should harass employees into voting Republican, saying he opposes abortion with no exceptions because "modern technology and science" ensure "you can't find one instance" of a woman's health or life endangered by a pregnancy. More right-wing wisdom from Todd 'Legitimate Rape' Akin on how women support him and evolution is not "a matter of science" because of "all of the different things that have to be lined up" to create life - a belief echoed by his fellow member of the House science committee Rep. Paul Broun,(R-GA), who says evolution and other scientific theories are "lies straight from the pit of hell." Throw in Fox News' Megyn Kelly arguing about the semantics of "terror attack," Arizona's Jeff Flake righteously opposing the school lunch program that sustained him as a child, and the drunk woman arguing against her arrest because she's a Republican, and the fabulously incoherent woman at a campaign stop shrieking about Obama's "communism," and pretty much anything said by Romney/Ryan when they're not lying through their teeth, and....

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