Monday, March 13, 2017

Tying together GOP House members' racism, stupidity

House Republicans have been having themselves some kind of White Men's StupidFest and otherwise dirtying up the legacy of Lincoln.

Let's begin with heir to Ronald Reagan's ugly 'welfare queens' dog-whistle and Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz 

Jason Chaffetz, official portrait, 111th Congress.jpg
who said without any evidence that poor people were likely to spend their health care dollars on fancy Apple smartphones:
“And so maybe rather than getting that new iPhone that they just love and they want to go spend hundreds of dollars on that, maybe they should invest in their own health care. 
Now let's proceed to the shoutout Tweeted with Chaffetz-like ignorance to a Dutch white nationalist politician by the already-famously offensive Republican Steve King, who is somehow returned to Congress repeatedly by Iowans:

  1. Wilders understands that culture and demographics are our destiny. We can't restore our civilization with somebody else's babies.

No doubt King is unaware that the US Capitol building where he and Chaffetz - report to work and which "restore [s] our civilization" on a daily basis was built with the heavy use of slave labor, a/k/a "somebody else's babies," as it were.

From which King is not backing down - - and for which he received disagreement, but no strong rebuke, from the weak Speaker Ryan - - 
 10 minutes ago10 minutes agoMore Steve King doubles down on controversial tweet: "I'm a champion for Western civilization"  
“Well, of course I meant exactly what I said,” King said on CNN on Monday. 
"I'd like to see an America that's just so homogenous that we look a lot the same, from that perspective,” he added.
And no doubt also that Chaffetz is unaware that the iPhone which records show he enjoys courtesy of campaign donors is the brain child of Apple's leader, the late Steve Jobs - - the son of a Syrian immigrant.

Final irony: Chaffetz himself has an iPhone, paid for by someone else:

The Intercept's Lee Fang, by searching campaign spending disclosure information, found that the Friends of Jason Chaffetz campaign committee happens to pay big bills to Verizon Wirelessand, last July, spent a new phone–like total of $738.08 at an Apple Store in Salt Lake City.

1 comment:

jchuckjohns said...

I am made sick to my stomach by what is happening to our country.