Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Quote of the Day

"I think it is a relevant point of conversation. If he is a skeet shooter, why have we not heard of this? Why have we not seen photos? Why has he not referenced it at any point in time as we have had this gun debate that is ongoing? You would have thought it would have been a point of reference."

-- Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, questioning whether President Obama was lying when he said that he occasionally goes skeet shooting at Camp David

My favorite part of the above quote is the first sentence: "I think it is a relevant point of conversation." You know what else the current crop of Republicans and conservatives have considered relevant points of conversations? Where Obama was born and whether his birth certificate is phony. Whether he faked his college transcripts. His use of teleprompters. Whether Obama's real father was a communist. If his family's Kenyan background trained him to hate America. Whether the president's speech to children was an attempt to secretly indoctrinate them with socialist propaganda. That Obama may have engineered a series of shooting sprees as a pretext to taking away Americans' guns. Whether the Obama administration faked the falling unemployment numbers in the lead-up to the 2012 election. Whether he ousted Gaddafi so that al Qaeda could take over in Libya. Whether he's at the top of a conspiracy of silence in Benghazi.

And that doesn't even include non-Obama-related conspiracy theories like the encroaching threat by Sharia law and the U.N. and, of course, the belief that the Sandy Hook shooting was a hoax.

And now this: A Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives is basically asking for proof that President Obama has gone skeet shooting.

Marsha Blackburn, you are sincerely a fucking idiot -- and your party is thoroughly devoid of even an ounce of intelligence or a single good idea. All you have is desperate nonsense.

Cesca wrote an entire piece on this today over at Banter. It's definitely worth reading.


Drew said...

"I think it is a relevant point of conversation"

The only relevant point of conversation is how to prevent 20 more kids dying- a point that has been lost in the din of assholes screaming that their interpretation of 2nd Amendment "rights" superceed someone's life.

Fuck these assholes.

Forrest said...

Blackburn is just used to Republican politicians touting their firearms prowess in their campaign ads. Of course, if President Obama did have pictures of himself shooting skeet, Blackburn would just say it was a staged photo op and that it was all a part of the underground campaign to snatch guns.

Further, Marsha Blackburn is just a southern Sarah Palin. She loves the attention and will say any clownish thing to rally her base and snag a headline.

With Blackburn in the 7th district and the gospel singer from Frog Jump (not kidding) Stephen Fincher in the 8th, west Tennessee has two of the vilest wingnuts in congress. Oh and also Chuck Fleischmann in Chattanooga.

However, they don't hold a candle to Stacy Campfield, the state legislator from East Tennessee. When y'all come to Johnson City, leave your brain at home. You won't need it.