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