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by: Ziks511 October 9, 2013 11:03 AM PDT

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I'm not trying to start anything, but it seems to have been

by Ziks511 - 10/9/13 11:03 AM

a very bad week for the Right, at least in terms of Foot in Mouth disease.

http://www.salon.com/2013/10/09/10_most_appalling_comments_from_the_right_just_this_week_partner/

"1.On Fox News, it is assumed that the Nicaraguan meteorologist knows all about tacos.

"Brian Kilmeade turned to Fox News Weather team member Maria Molina, who was born in Nicaragua and grew up in South Florida and asked, "So what are the tips we need to know? You grew up on tacos, correct?"

"No, I did not grow up on tacos!" Molina snapped. "I'm Nicaraguan. It's not a native food."

"Does she really think that these people are educable?"

"2. Poor Ted Cruz, first a Republican "lynch mob" is after him, and then Democrats hurt his feelings.

"Some Republicans are very mad at Ted Cruz, whose antics against Obamacare spiraled into the impasse that became the government shutdown, which is beginning to play very badly for the GOP. So on Wednesday, a group of Senate Republicans, including Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, railed against Cruz at a private luncheon,"

"3. Rep. William O'Brien R-N.H.: "Obamacare is as bad as Fugitive Slave Act." Yep, forced return of slaves from non-slave states is just like Affordable Care ??!!! Great analogy, and correct on so many levels. What??? That's remarkable sensitivity, that is.

"4. Rep Todd Rokita, R-Ind.: Obamacare is the worst law known to man, pretty lady. " Woh huh. Fill out that form and you're dead where yuh stand.

"Rokita mixed it up with CNN's Carol Costello later in the week, again defending the shutdown as a small price to pay for saving America from the horror of affordable healthcare. Finally, he gave up on trying to explain this all to Costello, saying, "Carol, you're beautiful, but you have to be honest as well." Hmmm, refuses to answer her questions, is contemptuously patronising and sexist too, a three-fer.

"5. Not to be outdone: Bill O'Reilly finally weighs in on Obamacare

"It did not seem possible, but Fox News host Bill O'Reilly took fear-mongering to a new level on Thursday when he told viewers to think of President Obama's healthcare law as a "vicious motorcycle gang" coming for their daughters." Now in Britain, Health Providers both Paramedics and on-call Physicians do ride motorcycles, so they can get through the traffic to the accident sites on motorways or to patient's homes during rush hour, but they don't belong to gangs.

"6. Rafael Cruz (yep, Ted's Dad): Obama's on the side of the Muslims.

"Ted Cruz is not the only member of his family with political aspirations and a talent for crazy talk. Speaking at a GOP rally in Adams County, Colo., Ted's dad, right-wing pastor Rafael Cruz said: "So Barack Obama said: 'If the winds shift, I will side with the Muslims.' McCain couldn't say that, because it's not politically correct. It is time to stop being politically correct!" "<div>
Really? he said that? I watch 3 hours of news a night and I never heard a hint of that phrasing anywhere..

"7. Rick Joyner, Christian TV host: Time for God to impose martial law to save us from Obama's tyranny."

Say what ???!!! God doesn't impose martial law, God speaks out of a burning bush, carves the Ten Commandments on stone tablets, employs a pillar of smoke by day and a pillar of fire by night, even sends plagues of frogs and insects upon the unrighteous, even parts the Red Sea for believers in one God, but he doesn't deploy US soldiers on US soil to close down Health Care. Didn't Jesus treat the sick and the dying and those afflicted with disease? Call it Christ Care.

"8. Pat Robertson to elderly woman viewer: It's your fault your husband's health his suffering.

"Pat Robertson used his "700 Club" pulpit recently to set a woman straight about priorities. Retired and living on a small pension and Social Security pension, the woman was faced with the difficult decision of whether to give money to her church or pay her husband's medical expenses.

"This whole situation is all her fault, Robertson told her. Her husband is sick precisely because her contribution to the church has been inadequate, despite a lifetime of tithing."

Such a kind and compassionate man. always afflicting the afflicted. Wait, that didn't come out right.

"9. Pennsylvania officials continue their rich history of offensive same-sex marriage analogies: This week, it's pets and incest."

"County commissioner ... Tom Creighton "I don't feel the county should be looking for new ways to give away taxpayer money. Next it could be giving money out to people's pets or whatever." Hang on, dogs and cats are God's creatures too. ;-P

"On Friday, during an interview, Gov. Corbett opened his mouth and stuck his foot deep inside it, saying that while his lawyers' (for whom taxpayers are paying $400 an hour) comparison of same-sex couples as children was inept, "I think a much better analogy would have been brother and sister, don't you?" he said."

Yeah, Incest, great analogy, that will persuade the voters that these completely unrelated people are in the wrong.

"10. Hatefulness prize-winner of the week: Fox News' Stuart Varney." And are we in the least surprised?

"Fox News has been having a rollicking good time with the government shutdown. They think it's the most wonderful thing. But it's also the Democrats' fault. Go figure. The first day of the shutdown, Hannity and friends marvelled at how they were not feeling the effects of the shutdown at all."

Except for all those people whose food stamps have been cut off, but the odds are pretty good that no-one on air at Fox needs Food Stamps. The gofers and the junior producers and the interns on the other hand, may be grinding their teeth over this Brit's understanding of the issues.

Rob.
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