Let’s check in some of the more colorful members of the right-wing nutsery:
Pat Robertson claims gays spread AIDS through magic rings:
Televangelist Pat Robertson claimed on his show, the “700 Club,” on Tuesday that gay people in San Francisco have deliberately spread AIDS using rings designed to cut people, according to a video published by Right Wing Watch.
“You know what they do in San Francisco? Some of the gay community there, they want to get people. So, if they’ve got the stuff, they’ll have a ring. You shake hands and the ring’s got a little thing where you cut your finger,” Robertson said in the video. “Really. I mean it’s that kind of vicious stuff, which would be the equivalent of murder.”
He’s safe; no self-respecting gay person would ever want to say they pricked Pat Robertson.
Phyllis Schlafly, the permanent babysitter of the right and ageless ghostwriter for Barry Goldwater, lets the cat out of the bag on Republican efforts to suppress the votes of non-Republicans in North Carolina:
The reduction in the number of days allowed for early voting is particularly important because early voting plays a major role in Obama’s ground game. The Democrats carried most states that allow many days of early voting, and Obama’s national field director admitted, shortly before last year’s election, that “early voting is giving us a solid lead in the battleground states that will decide this election.”
The Obama technocrats have developed an efficient system of identifying prospective Obama voters and then nagging them (some might say harassing them) until they actually vote. It may take several days to accomplish this, so early voting is an essential component of the Democrats’ get-out-the-vote campaign.
Steve Benen: “Have you ever heard a political figure accidentally read stage direction, unaware that it’s not supposed to be repeated out loud? This is what Schlafly’s published column reminds me of.”
The man who saved the life of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is being attacked by a bunch of schoolyard bullies.
Daniel Hernandez Jr., the heroic former intern who was credited with helping save former Rep. Gabby Gifford’s (D-AZ) life when she was shot in 2011 near Tucson, Ariz., is now facing an anti-gay smear campaign related to an effort to recall him from a local school board.
Hernandez was elected last year to the board of Tucson’s Sunnyside Unified School District. Since then, supporters of the board’s president have launched a recall campaign against him. Hernandez told the Huffington Post in a story published late Monday that parents have alerted him to flyers that attacked Hernandez for being gay and for supporting gun control.
“Put a REAL Man on the Sunnyside Board,” read one flyer featuring Hernandez’s picture, first reported by Right Wing Watch. “Daniel Hernandez is LGBT. We need someone who will support Sports and cares about our kids. We don’t need someone who hates our values. RECALL Daniel Hernandez TODAY.”
I’ve always been puzzled by this concept of “REAL Men” who don’t eat quiche and who don’t cry EVER. I would think that “real men” wouldn’t hide behind anonymous fliers but would stand up and say what they believe. So if there’s a “REAL Man” here, it’s Daniel Hernandez, not these cowards who are attacking him.
There’s plenty more at Right Wing Watch. Most of it is hilarious.
PS: Do you really care whether or not Corey Booker is or is not gay? Didn’t think so.