November 5, 2014 11:12 am -

[su_right_ad]Some of the most extreme right-wing radicals got elected to Congress Tuesday. Let’s begin with Glenn Grothman, who won Wisconsin’s 6th District. Grothman wants to eliminate weekends,  and believes “no people…care about Kwanza, just white left-wingers.” He co-sponsored a bill that equated single-parenthood with child abuse. In addition

He calls Rick Santorum his “soul mate” and labor union activists “slobs.” He wants to end not only the minimum wage but weekends and paid sick leave and called for the elimination of municipal water disinfection, calling it “big government.”

He opposes abortion for any reason and wants to make it a felony for a doctor to perform an abortion even to save the life of the mother.

He has said that the “gals” are running the nation and ruining it and that the “country is not going to survive if we continue this war on men.”

Grothman has called Planned Parenthood “the most racist organization” in the country while supporting the Ugandan law that makes homosexuality a crime.

Joni Ernst, the newly-elected Iowa Senator, is another Tuesday winner who goes where the buses don’t run. She has referred to President Obama as both “apathetic” and a “dictator.”  She carries a gun which, she says, she may need to defend herself from the government.  Ernst echoes the the John Birch Society on Agenda 21, an innocuous United Nations initiative that “seeks for the government to curtail your freedom to travel as you please, own a gas-powered car, live in suburbs or rural areas, and raise a family. Furthermore, it would eliminate your private property rights through eminent domain.”  But what really is Agenda 21? It’s a non-binding UN resolution that asks nations to conserve open land by encouraging people to live in more populated areas. Period. That’s it. Nothing to see here.  Ernst is “flattered” when she is compared to that “strong leader,” Sarah Palin. Ernst believes in nullification, a Civil War-era notion that states could nullify federal laws they didn’t agree with. She referred to the mass shooting at University of California, Santa Barbara as “an unfortunate accident.”  As a senator who can weigh in on judicial nominations, she’s vowed to block nominees who don’t follow Biblical law. As a state senator, Ernst says she missed half her votes because of National Guard service, but an investigation by The Gazette revealed that just 10% of missed votes were on days she was on duty.

Thom Tillis, who eked out a North Carolina Senate win by less than two points against Kay Hagan, agrees with Joni Ernst that there should be a personhood amendment to the U.S. Constitution. As Speaker of the House in his state, he tacked an anti-abortion provision to a motorcycle safety bill that would have closed all but one of North Carolina’s abortion clinics. Tillis has compared welfare to reparations, claiming  the United States has “redistributed” “trillions of dollars over the years” — amounting to “de facto reparations.” And Tillis has stated, “What we have to do is find a way to divide and conquer the people who are on assistance.”

It’s no longer the burden of Democrats to produce. It’s incumbent (you’ll pardon the expression) upon the right to show what it can accomplish. I’m reminded of the old saw about being careful about what you ask for, because you might get it. If these far-right radicals are half as good at governing as they’ve been at heckling from the sidelines, they’ll be political superstars. [su_csky_ad]

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.

42 responses to Meet The Newly-Empowered Right-Wing Radicals

  1. tiredoftea November 5th, 2014 at 11:23 am

    Boehner has his hands full in just keeping his position, much less doing anything other than bringing impeachment votes to the floor!

    • Foundryman November 5th, 2014 at 11:31 am

      They will be impeaching him, that’s almost a given….

      • granpa.usthai November 5th, 2014 at 3:17 pm

        more wasted TAX DOLLARS of the US TAXPAYERS by a Republican controlled Congress! – and just what kind of a bang for the bucks will the American people get in yet another rained out fireworks display?

      • Dwendt44 November 6th, 2014 at 11:41 am

        The interesting part will be them trying to find a legitimate reason to do so.
        Just being black won’t work, not approving THEIR agenda won’t work, using Executive Power (less than Republican presidents) may be a MAYBE but the defense is easily there as well for that one.

    • Red Mann November 6th, 2014 at 12:48 am

      It’s going to be like riding herd on a few hundred shit-slinging monkeys.

      • tiredoftea November 6th, 2014 at 1:05 am

        Ha! That might actually be easier!

        • Red Mann November 6th, 2014 at 1:11 am

          Yeah, the monkeys are probably smarter and more open to reason.

          • tiredoftea November 6th, 2014 at 1:34 am

            That’s my bet, too.

  2. Foundryman November 5th, 2014 at 11:30 am

    I’m wondering if anyone has heard of a secret meeting last night with Reid and Pelosi and some far left billionaires making plans to sabotage the entire right wing agenda the next two years to guarantee they are only one term tbaggers??

    • mea_mark November 5th, 2014 at 11:34 am

      Why bother, they are going to sabotage themselves as they try and sabotage the country.

    • Jeffrey Samuels November 5th, 2014 at 2:57 pm

      im wondering where you heard of such a thing

      • Foundryman November 5th, 2014 at 3:54 pm

        I made it up…it’s called sarcasm….
        Just because that’s how McConnell and Boehner do things, I thought maybe the Dems might try it too…

        • Spirit of America November 6th, 2014 at 4:51 pm


  3. crc3 November 5th, 2014 at 11:33 am

    The oligarchy runs strong in our political system and allows these extremists to be elected. The money used buys elections and democracy fails. Additionally the apathy of Democratic voters (not voting) is deplorable and the young voters seem to think that mid-term elections mean nothing but they are sorely mistaken. We are headed for major disaster(s) because Americans have been “dumbed down” (one only has to look at our education system). The oligarchy will only get stronger as the middle class and poor are crushed under the weight of power and greed. Look for even more war…deeper poverty…prejudice…bigotry…zero work on climate change….and a crumbling infrastructure. Glad I don’t have kids who would have to live in a country that is only a shell of what it used to be….

    • granpa.usthai November 5th, 2014 at 3:37 pm

      well, if the Chinese Military is as gracious as the US, and our allies were after WW2….

      Germany and the German peoples have recovered in the past 70 years, howbeit without their ‘Morally Superior Conservative Kristian Superior WHITE RACE leadership’
      . Which just goes to show that the grandchildren of today’s grandchildren who will not be permanently employed in the Chinese Rice Fields as a co-creator of Romney’s wealth may be not so bad off.

  4. Wayout November 5th, 2014 at 11:43 am

    Oh no, a WOMAN is in the picture. What’s a political party that has a so-called “war on women” doing running and then electing, well, women? Please explain this to me liberals.

    • tiredoftea November 5th, 2014 at 11:56 am

      Being fringe right wingers makes makes them slow, not fashionable.

    • Anomaly 100 November 5th, 2014 at 11:56 am

      Oh, I see. You’re under the impression that female Republicans aren’t part of this war on women. Aren’t you adorbs!

      • granpa.usthai November 5th, 2014 at 3:12 pm

        why should wayout be any more understanding than the female Republicans?

        • Anomaly 100 November 5th, 2014 at 3:53 pm

          He’s got that block. You know the one: You point out something factual and it still doesn’t register.

    • granpa.usthai November 5th, 2014 at 3:11 pm

      some real WHITE diversity for a change is bound to add a more pristine lily complexion to the GOP. Good to know the WHITE Majority of Americans are multimillionaires with representatives that understand the difficulties of offshore banking from a luxury yacht parked at a TAX FUNDED multi-million dollar marina complex for sure!

    • ChrisVosburg November 5th, 2014 at 7:35 pm

      Joni Ernst is certainly such a radical Republican woman. Who are all the other radical Republican women candidates? I forget.

      Fact is, notwithstanding the voices in your head, women are still woefully underrepresented in congress, especially Republican women. Thanks to the 2014 Republican landslide, there will be a record 6 republican women senators taking office in 2015, that’s up from the previous record of 5. Meanwhile the number of Democratic women senators has plummeted to a puny 14 or 15 from the 16 of the 113th congress (depending upon how Mary Landrieu’s LA runoff turn out).

      The situation in the House is much the same. The 113th congress had a total of 79 women representatives, with a whopping 19 of those Republican. But the new house shall have at least 80, with as many as 84 (again, waiting on the result of runoffs). Sadly Democratic women gained more than Republican women here (7D, 4R), and in the runoffs, again, it’s 2D,1R).

      As to why women continue to avoid the GOP both in voting as well as candidacies, well, I guess you’ll just have to ask Prince Rebus (I’m sure he’s got a reason).

  5. Suzanne McFly November 5th, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    Glad I will not be living anywhere that this person will be writing policies for and governing.

    • granpa.usthai November 5th, 2014 at 3:28 pm

      a lot of NC’s most experienced school teachers have been for a good while now.

  6. Dwendt44 November 5th, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    President Obama needs a very large ceremonial veto pen.

    • granpa.usthai November 5th, 2014 at 3:06 pm

      Republican ruled Congress will need to get off their lazy deadbeat duffs and work as a team to override Presidential vetoes or have a change of leadership that will be able to pull them together. – and at lightening speed!

      • Dwendt44 November 6th, 2014 at 11:37 am

        Except that the GOP does not have enough members in the Senate to override. On a very few issues, MAYBE the XL pipeline, a few Democrats might cross over, depending.

  7. LoriBelle November 5th, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    Don’t blame me, I didn’t vote for Tillis. All I can think of is not only is NC screwed, but now the whole nation is.

    • granpa.usthai November 5th, 2014 at 3:01 pm

      NC Republicans started backpeddling on ACA the minute LYING Tommie T took the lead. Would suspect continued like behavior as the crowd that supports him have no basic principles of honesty or trustworthy any more than he or his political party has. It’s gonna take more than loud fluttering in the wind for the Republican controlled legislature to get the economy rolling at a faster pace.

      ACTION not FRACTION needs to be the call of Mitch McConnell, not what he plans to do for Republican consolidation and increase of Political Power for his side only.

      Will be interesting to see what Tillis is going to do to make NC the leader in VA care while supporting fetal citizenship under Republican Regulations in it’s infinite possibilities (is conception inside the US auto citizenship for the fetus?) does God get prosecuted for miscarriages? Does a NC fetus have the same/equal rights in CA as other fetuses in CA ? Will female fetuses and gay fetuses have equal rights with white male fetuses of the well to do privileged classes? Should fetuses have equal rights to prenatal care or should they be required to ‘pull themselves up by the little bootie tassels’? will post fetuses be allowed a 9 month early pass on age requirement restrictions? Will military fetuses be exempt from combat duty like most white male Republicans? will fetuses conceived outside US jurisdiction be classified as enemy combatants if associated with know terrorist groups?

  8. Jim November 5th, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    Alan baby, as always… you and your fellow kook libs who stop in to contribute to your trash website, are an embarrassment to yourselves. Which btw, I greatly enjoy having the occasional pleasure of seeing/reading. What a bunch of kooks all y’all are. ~winkies~

  9. Jeffrey Samuels November 5th, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    hey we get the government we vote for. If the people of these districts believe in what these people stand for then so be it.

    I would however, like to be a fly on the wall if and when these policies ever walk in their front door.

  10. Dean Gostling November 5th, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    We have entered the Twilight Zone

    • granpa.usthai November 5th, 2014 at 3:51 pm

      already, Mitch is blabbering about what he’s going to do for the Republican Party by using the US Senate to increase Republican unaccountable deposits in offshore bank accounts. SOS as usual (and expected).
      Just be sure to stay in the lighter side of the zone sos you’ll see what they are calling food for their support side.

  11. eyelashviper November 5th, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    Now that the fright wing has taken over Congress, and many state houses, this is our future.

  12. Herb Sarge Phelps November 5th, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    from people I talked to about the elections as well as my own thoughts:
    Too much character attacks. Several said they didn’t know what the candidates stood for but they heard so much negative stuff they figured it wasn’t worth voting or feeling good about who they voted for.

    Democrats trying to run away from Obama and being like Republicans, so why not just vote Republicans since both wanted to sell themselves as alike.

    Democrats are just weak and spineless.

    Republicans won’t do anything and neither with Democrats so what difference does it make.

    My thoughts, Democrats screwed up by not running on what good has been accomplished because of Obama and the Democrats. News media did a very bad job of informing voters, and the money, oh yeah the damn money.

  13. Tommy6860 November 5th, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    With extremists like Grotham, Ernst, Tillis along with the plethora of simpleton fundamentalists now going to be more prevalent in congress, we should be worried about becoming the next Pakistan. Just read what Grotham (as one wing-nut in the GOP) says, compare that to the those they hate who kill people for simply being a little liberal in Pakistan, and you’ll see little to no difference. Extremism through ideology is the worst kind and be ready for the hate pablum to abound after the first week of January.

  14. Suzanne Williams November 5th, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    So, should we roll over and play dead now? Or later? 🙁

    • RK Johnston November 5th, 2014 at 8:30 pm

      We may have lost a major battle…but the war goes on!
      And as there is one breath left in me…there will be no surrender!

  15. RK Johnston November 5th, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    Coming up:
    GOP Civil War–Round Two.
    Establishment vs Tea Party.

    I do remember when many of the newly-elected Tea Party wing members of the GOP came into Congress, demanding plum assignments as if it were their birthright.
    When the establishment GOP told them to go suck eggs, the first “GOP Schizm” followed.

    Expect more of the same come January.

  16. notadailycaller November 6th, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    I love California.

  17. Yukiko November 6th, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    I didn’t notice who wrote this ‘article’ until after I finished reading it. Nevertheless, while reading it all I could think was this sounds and smells like the claptrap that comes out of Alan Colmes rear end.

  18. AnthonyLook November 7th, 2014 at 1:28 am

    The Republicans won at electing even more extremists. It is a deficit for them. They can no longer slide by doing nothing; and what they are about to try and do; all heck is gonna break.