Cancerous abortions, masturbating fetuses, Obama the Anti-Christ, what's next?

things republicans make upThe Republican Party has twisted itself in knots worrying about everything from masturbating fetuses to Ebola carrying immigrants to President Obama being the Antichrist guarded by shape-shifting demons. If there is some far-fetched theory that lacks a basis in reality the Republicans will polish it up and make it part of their official platform. Fox News will then step in and turn it into “news” complete with 25 percent facts and 75% lies.

Abortion Leads to Cancer and a Fetus can Masturbate so There

During his Presidential campaign, Rick Santorum suggested that Susan G. Komen for the Cure shouldn’t provide grants to Planned Parenthood for breast cancer screenings because abortions cause breast cancer. Despite the fact that this is a claim that has been repeatedly proven false, Republican politicians continue to spout it as fact. According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the several small flawed studies that suggested a link between abortion and breast cancer have been dis-proven.

“Since then, better-designed studies have been conducted,” the institute’s website said. “These newer studies examined large numbers of women, collected data before breast cancer was found, and gathered medical history information from medical records rather than simply from self-reports, thereby generating more reliable findings. The newer studies consistently showed no association between induced and spontaneous abortions and breast cancer risk.”

Texas Representative Michael Burgess tried to out crazy Rick Santorum when he claimed that he had witnessed a masturbating male fetus on a sonogram. The claim was made during another pointless debate in the GOP-controlled House. Burgess added his two cents by stating that at 15-weeks they (the fetus) “stroke their face. If they’re a male baby, they may have their hand between their legs. I mean, they feel pleasure, why is it so hard to think that they could feel pain?”

Obama is the Antichrist

things republicans make upMany republican supporters have picked up the theme that Obama is the Antichrist and that he will reveal himself in June of this year. As support the right uses two “sources” including the Book of Revelation and Nostradamus’ Prophecies.

Specifically, an email is making the rounds that reads in part:  “According to the Book of Revelations the anti-christ is: The anti-christ will be a man, in his 40s, of MUSLIM descent, who will deceive the nations with persuasive (sic) language, and have a MASSIVE Christ-like appeal…. the prophecy says that people will flock to him and he will promise false hope and world peace, and when he is in power, will destroy everything. Is it OBAMA?”

A North Carolina newspaper came under fire this month for publishing a letter to the editor from a North Carolina resident who is hyper-critical of Obama. The op-ed was originally titled “Is Obama the Anti-Christ?”  But after much criticism the paper decided to change the title to “Is Obama the Seventh King?” The Seventh King is the guy just before the Eighth King (the anti-Christ). This in turn prompted the Houston Chronicle, a newspaper from another conservative state, to claim this as the “nuttiest correction of the year.”

Napoléon Bonaparte once said “In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.” This could not be more accurate when it comes to the Republican Party.  It has built a winning platform in states that have a high numbers of people living in poverty with little education. It repeatedly convinces people to vote against their own interest by using fear and faith. But then again, more of these people believe in alien abductions more than climate change.


  1. As Paul Krugman notes in his NYTimes column this morning, the upper echelon leadership of the Republican Party is still pushing supply-side economics and “it is a fact that cutting taxes on the wealthy is the engine that creates economic growth and jobs.”

    There is not a single instance of supply-side economics accomplishing anything other than making the wealthy wealthier, the poor poorer and deficits/debt bigger, but they continue to push it anyway. It was a lie when Reagan pushed it, it was a lie when Bush pushed it and it is still a lie. But, it doesn’t seem to matter. As Krugman notes, even when it is proven that they have either used bad numbers or, in the recent matter of the Heritage Foundation, simply made the numbers up, their base still believes it. And they do so even though they have been as disadvantaged by it as everyone else.


  2. I agree with you Wendy however, you missed one thing. Not all of the republican voters are of low education. Many are “Christians” who voted for Right-to-life candidates. They were used. Their religious leaders told them to vote for those candidates who support “life from natural birth until natural death”. Some of those leaders have gone so far as to tell their flock that if they do not vote that way they are no longer welcome to partake in the sacraments. The sad part is that the republicans do not really care about all life, but they know if they run on that platform then can count on the Christian votes. So they lie…it serves their purpose just like every other lie they tell.

  3. I love how republicans love to beat the Bible for quotes to justify their particular brand of hatred, but never bother to read it. It is not the book of “Revelations” – it is the Book of Revelation – no S

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