Sunday, October 3, 2010

Why we should vote: Jim DeMint

Politics is boring, amirite?

Sometimes we wonder what the hell those guys do down in DC, anyways. And the elections can seem like one ineffective milquetoast candidate against some old white, god-fearing 'patriot'.

We have our own competitive House race in Staten Island. And the Right-wingers have a huge boner over it. Normal people just want the trash picked up and maybe a job.

But every so often a story pops up that scares the bejesus out of us with the prospect of the GOP taking control of this country once again, and reminds us that we should probably head to the polls in November.

Meet Jim DeMint. A crusading social conservative. DeMint is a US Senator from South Carolina.

If the Republicans take over in Washington, it'll be guys like DeMint in charge, trying to repeal legislation and get us "realigned with our Savior.” Yeah, he said that.  

DeMint doesn't like gay people - or, women in general.

According to the Spartanburg Herald-Journal, the guy went all stone-age at a recent 'Freedom Rally' in South Carolina:

"DeMint said if someone is openly homosexual, they shouldn't be teaching in the classroom and he holds the same position on an unmarried woman who's sleeping with her boyfriend — she shouldn't be in the classroom."
Notice how unmarried MEN get a pass on this one. (Don't hate the playa).

Also, with all this nonsense about Sharia Law going around it's ironic that a Republican politician is seeking to impose Taliban-like restriction on unchaste women.

The GOP uses these grandiose themes about 'taking the country back.' But, to do what exactly? Cut taxes and shove people back in the closet? I'd rather have my garbage picked up.

1 comment:

  1. I was just watching a news interview on cable news with Alvin Greene, the Democratic candidate running for South Carolina Senate. He is unemployed, living with his parents, and paid for his campaign filing fee with money he saved. I'm actually inspired to think of such a trend spreading all over the country.