This is preposterous:
Rep. Bob Morris, R-Fort Wayne, sent a letter to Indiana House Republicans on Saturday explaining why he was the only member in the chamber not to sign onto a resolution last week celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts.
The resolution applauded the group “for the strong positive influence it has had on the American woman.”
Morris said he did some Web-based research and found allegations that the Girl Scouts are a tactical arm of Planned Parenthood, that they allow transgender
females to join, “just like any real girl,” and encourage sex.
Morris also said the fact that first lady Michelle Obama is honorary president “should give each of us reason to pause before our individual and collective endorsement of the organization.”
This is the problem with the idiots in the Republican party: they get their news from email chains. The sorts of email chains that show up in your inbox bearing subject headers like “Fw: Fw: Fw: Fw: Fw: Fw: Fw: OMG HES BLACK”. Emails that are passed around in Teabilly back-channels and are not supposed to be seen by the public. Emails for which Republicans issue “mistakes were made”-type apologies once the public gets their hands on them. E-mails which (former) presidential candidates assume contain facts.
We’re talking emails with photos of Obama with a bone through his nose; photos with a watermelon patch on the White House lawn; birther screeds; screeds about lady sluts using abortion for birth control; and of course, screeds about Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Program turning young people into socialists, and the Girl Scouts turning girls into transgendered lesbians.
This is your Republican party, future lesbian aborters and gentlemen.
Welcome to Crazy. All are welcome. Just grab a computer, log in to www.republicantalkingpoints.blargh and let your imagination do the rest.
UPDATE: Balloon Juice commenter Doug rightfully points out that I should refute, not simply mock. As such, here’s a link to a page containing facts that will refute “Thin mints make you gay and cause abortions” talking points. Thanks for the link, Doug.
[cross-posted at Balloon Juice]