Bill Moyers takes on radical-right Republicans for denying the science behind evolution and climate change, showing a video clip of Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA), chairman of oversight and investigations for the Science, Space and Technology Committee of the US House of Representatives, who says evolution is a lie “straight from the pit of hell” and climate change, a hoax.
Apparently, Tina Brown, publisher of the Daily Beast, sees nothing wrong with sharing the opinion pieces of heartless bastard Rick Santorum with whacked out conspiracy website World Net Daily, because today Santorum shows up at the Daily Beast with another column, still lying about the UN disability rights treaty just voted down by Senate Republicans: Santorum: UN Disabilities Treaty Would’ve Had Bureaucrats Unseat Parents.
I won’t even quote from this repulsive drivel, in which Santorum again shamelessly uses his own disabled daughter to advance his dishonest claims. I’ll just point out that every word in it is utterly false, including “the” and “and.”
The fact is that no UN treaty can ever supersede the US Constitution or the laws of the United States, as ruled many times by the Supreme Court. Santorum is promoting a flat out, scurrilous, evil lie, deliberately told to mislead people. Why does the Daily Beast publish far right dishonesty like this?
From World Net Daily straight to the Daily Beast. Bad craziness on steroids.
You may have heard that Senate Republicans voted today to defeat a United Nations treaty to protect the rights of disabled people, but you may not have realized how completely insane some of the Republican arguments against this treaty were: How Unhinged Rhetoric Sank a Disabilities Rights Treaty in the Senate.
The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities failed to capture the 2/3 vote needed for ratification in the U.S. Senate today due to fierce Republican opposition. Many Republicans and their allies in the conservative movement claimed that the treaty codifies abortion into law, even though that preposterous claim was rejected by the National Right to Life Committee and Sen. John McCain. Along with the false charges about abortion, opponents of the treaty claimed it will undermine U.S. sovereignty and harm children. Critics like Rick Santorum warned that the treaty may kill his disabled daughter; Glenn Beck said it could create a “fascistic” government and Sen. Jim Inhofe alleged the treaty would help groups with “anti-American biases.”
One of the lesser-known but extremely active opponents of the bill was homeschooling activist Michael Farris.
During an interview with Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, he claimed that the treaty will prompt the United Nations to ‘get control’ of children with glasses or ADHD and remove them from their families.
Read the whole thing. It’s a sad snapshot of today’s deranged Republican Party.
The Republican Party’s 2012 platform is the most extreme right wing GOP platform in history. Name a radical far right position on almost any issue, and chances are good you’ll find it enshrined in this document — and that includes the “stealth shariah” hallucinations of the crazed anti-Muslim crowd. It’s striking how hard the authors of the platform seem to have worked to obscure the true intent of their policy positions.
It’s the Tea Party’s Necronomicon.