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October 10, 2014 11:46 am - NewsBehavingBadly.com

john-c-calhounAs we are only three weeks (plus change) from the mid-term elections, once again we take a look at the news, and following Bill Moyers’ advice, we let the facts lead us to a conclusion: Politics in the USA is the world’s most embarrassing reality show.

We begin our tour with a quick look at the week’s top news stories that has most of Wingnuttia shrieking and running loose under the Big Top with straw in their hair and generally making U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann look like the sane one: the Supreme Court decided to not decide anything and the one, tragic death from Ebola in Texas.

Leading the primal-scream word salad is Mayberry’s strip-mall Ezekiel, Mike Huckabee, who may indeed be in the mix for the 2016 election cycle (or as I like to call it, the 2016 Goat Rodeo). Huckabee was in very good voice this week for his aria calling for sedition:

“It is shocking that many elected officials, attorneys and judges think that a court ruling is the ‘final word. It most certainly is not. The courts are one branch of government, and equal to the other two, but not superior to either and certainly not to both.

Even if the other two branches agree with the ruling, the people’s representatives have to pass enabling legislation to authorize same sex marriage, and the President (or Governor in the case of the state) has to sign it. Otherwise, it remains the court’s opinion. It is NOT the ‘law of the land’ as is often heralded.”

Huckabee was joined in the sedition chorus by Altar boy toy Peter LaBarbera of Americans For Truth About Homosexuality, who is calling for mass resistance!

Now is the time for civil disobedience on a massive scale: we hope that statesmen and citizens alike–in Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Indiana, Utah and Virginia—indeed, any state where the people’s will has been robbed by elitist judges—will reassert their state sovereignty against escalating judicial supremacy.

Meanwhile, that RINO, Texas Senator Ted Cruz is NOT calling for insurrection. Cruz is telling good patriots that he plans to introduce a constitutional amendment that will allow states to defy Supreme Court rulings:

“When Congress returns to session, I will be introducing a constitutional amendment to prevent the federal government or the courts from attacking or striking down state marriage laws,” Cruz said in a statement.

Oh, my, that will not end well, but it could end worse: The Family Research Council worries that this means Civil War!

I’m haunted by the memory of William Seward’s comment, immediately before the Civil War, that strife between North and South over slavery constituted “an irrepressible conflict.”

Millions of Americans simmer with resentment at the coerced redefinition of marriage the courts are imposing on them, despite referenda in dozens of states where they have affirmed the traditional definition of marriage quite explicitly. The Dred Scott decision did not decide the issue of human bondage. The Roe v. Wade decision has not decided the issue of abortion on demand. And the continued federal court confusion over same-sex unions only postpones a day of legal reckoning that could create a measure of civic sundering unwitnessed in our nation for decades.

Clearly, the Family Research Council sees no sense in dying on a small cross. Civil war or nothing, baby!

Republican candidate for the Colorado General Assembly, for State Representative for House District 15, Dr. “Chaps” Gordon Klingenschmitt (I swear Chaps  his own nickname), being something of a traditionalist reminds us that:

…Sodomy is still banned by God in all 50 states. Gay marriage now “legal” in 30 states? Only 3 states voted for that, meaning it was imposed on kids in 27 states by oligarchs, against the voters’ will. 38 states had bans before this judicial TYRANNY overruled the people’s will. God will have the last word. …

Will Christians work this hard, to defend their children from such an agenda to normalize sin and recruit your kids?

Leaving Nostradumbass and Y’all Qaeda behind, we now turn our attention to how Ebola is going to steal our freedoms:

“The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services may have been looking for a national crisis to impose health powers on Americans,” Brase said. “Our research has shown that a professor was paid $300,000 a year for up to three years to create, among other things, the model act—long before the events of 9/11. It authorizes ‘the collection of data and records, the control of property, the management of persons, and access to communications.’ Beyond that, before the health powers acts were enacted, most if not every state had authority to enforce controls on people with major infectious illnesses, for example tuberculosis. States already had authority to contain serious diseases but the act was a way for the federal government to be a part of the controls.”

Thankfully former general counsel and executive director of the South Carolina Republican Party Todd Kincannon, a man with a black belt in white privilege, has a simple solution to get the one-person Ebola pandemic in Texas under control: Execute them.

And to be certain, one must Napalm the villages, which I guess means the village of Dallas Texas in this instance:

Kincannon also offers us an explanation about the origins of Ebola, too, of which one does not need the Enigma Machine to decode:

Quick! Let’s turn to the rational minds at the late Andrew Breitbart’s Home for Cognitive Dissonance:

…Until now, President Obama’s response [to the Ebola emergency] has been handled by several different government departments and agencies—and the seeming lack of U.S. government preparedness has been roundly criticized by Republicans in Congress and the media. At this time, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Department of Defense (DOD), the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and more governmental agencies have been all involved in different manners in responding to the Ebola outbreak worldwide.

Why, it’s almost like The Kenyan Usurper doesn’t have a Surgeon General, to which we reply to the Breitbartians, “Thanks a lot, Rand Paul.”

And so what can we conclude is the message of the party of Lincoln as they march to certain victory in the elections so close by?

Americans should rise up and fight against the government to avoid civil war, napalm Dallas, and appoint a Surgeon General to fight Ebola and who will take away our rights.

I don’t see how they can lose.

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

4 responses to The Weak In Review: The John C. Calhoun Edition

  1. Pilotshark October 10th, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    Well maybe Roberts is feeling the need to up his game so he can put some distance between him and Taney as who was the worst chief justest.
    But poor John will not be able to do that, cause he still has CU as a bright shinny FU.

  2. fahvel October 11th, 2014 at 1:03 am

    Politics in the USA is the world’s most embarrassing reality show. wow, how true!! the image of the usais in such a rapid decline because of the extreme right that it has become a joke in discours in this neck of the woods.

    Read more: http://www.alan.com/2014/10/10/the-weak-in-review-the-john-c-calhoun-edition/#ixzz3FoFydIiW

  3. greenfloyd October 11th, 2014 at 1:40 am

    Great post by Tengrain, hope for more. Although take it easy on that “party of Lincoln” stuff, he probably would have these guys shot or at least put in the stockade. 🙂

  4. KenStarr October 11th, 2014 at 10:02 am

    “Now is the time for civil disobedience on a massive scale…” – Peter LaBarbera

    Waitaminute. Aren’t these same conservatives the same army of lobotomized imbeciles
    who bitch about the Common Core AP history curriculum because it places too much emphasis on “civil disorder, social strife or disregard for the law”?

    Or is this just another day on the Reich-wing Hypocritica Highway?