June 18, 2015

The voice of Republican state senator Larry Grooms from South Carolina is on my teevee, waxing eloquent about the awful shooting death of black Democratic state senator Clementa Pinckney in that Charleston church massacre. He says, "There's evil in this world," choking back a little tear. He might even mean it.

Yes, there is evil in this world, Larry. And so very much of it emanates from the Republican party and its offshoots. (Larry Groom's particular brand of hate revolves around gay marriage. What a relief the shooter didn't target the Pride parade, huh, Larry? Think you still could have worked up a little tear?)

He's also sounding the alarm on Common Core:

Sen. Larry Grooms, R-Charleston, said he led the charge to repeal Common Core because he believes the standards would dumb down South Carolina's students.

One of the worst education systems, ranked 42nd in the country, and he's worried about "dumbing it down." Jesus. These red states are such fertile, ignorant ground for wingnut insanity, outrage and hate.


Dylann Storm Roof, the shooter, said, "You rape our women and you're taking over our country. And you have to go."

Gee, I wonder where he got that idea? Fox News? Sean Hannity? Alex Jones? Anybody want to check in, talk about where this guy could possibly have got these nutty ideas? (Please note: The patches on Roof's jacket are the flags of apartheid era South Africa and Rhodesia.)

Maybe it's just a coincidence that this shooting happened just hours before Rev. Pinckney was to meet with Hillary Clinton as part of her presidential campaign.

And just watch this video. This woman is a South Carolina teacher, and she's plain batshit crazy. Listen to her! Straight out of InfoWars. And does Santorum talk to the woman, try to calm her down? Hell, no.

Instead, he validates her concern (while artfully avoiding actually leaving a record of anything that could be used against him later) and even whips it up!

Pope Francis would be so proud of you, Ricky.

Blood on their hands, all of them. The right wing machine works their voters up into a froth of outrage and despair, until they believe they have to DO SOMETHING or the country they love will be destroyed! And naturally, they all have guns.

Time for the right wing to acknowledge their all-too-legitimate offspring.

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