Sunday, November 29, 2015

THERE WAS AN EVER-THINNING LINE BETWEEN THE GOP AND THE LUNATIC FRINGE, AND TED CRUZ JUST ERASED IT

So I think I know where Ted Cruz got this assertion about Robert Dear, the man charged with the Planned Parenthood shooting:
When a reporter reminded Cruz it has been reported Dear made a comment about "baby parts" while being apprehended, Cruz retorted, "It’s also been reported that he was registered as an independent and a woman and transgendered leftist activist, if that’s what he is. I don’t think it’s fair to blame on the rhetoric on the left. This is a murderer.”
It was reported not long after the shooter was ID'd that his voter registration form refers to him as "FEMALE" -- a fact a lot of right-wingers pounced on, even though it's probably an error on the part of whoever entered his name on the rolls, or perhaps the paranoid Dear's attempt to confound the authorities in some incomprehensible way. (One ex-neighbor has said that Dear urged him to get a metal roof so the government couldn't spy on him. Maybe Dear thought putting the wrong gender on his voter form would keep the feds' radio transmissions out of his dental fillings.)

But how did Cruz leap from that report to "transgender"?

I suspect Cruz reads a popular wingnut blogger named Soopermexican, who posted this yesterday:
Was The Colorado Shooting Actually ‘Transgender Terrorism’?

So this is really freakin’ weird. According to voting records that people are finding on the internet, the Colorado shooter Robert L. Dear, identifed as a woman....

Now this could be a mistake because this dude does not look like a transgender anything....

Then again maybe he/she is just really good at it. Who knows?
Soopermexican doesn't seem like the sharpest tool in the shed, but he can accurately boast that his posts over the years have been quoted and cited by Rush Limbaugh, Dana Perino, Michelle Malkin, and other mainstream members of the right-wing commentariat. Soopermexican, therefore, is practically an establishment figure -- and now we have a guy who's considered a credible political-professional alternative to Donald Trump in the GOP presidential race, and Soopermexican is apparently one of his sources for fast-breaking news.

There's no longer any line between the consumers of this swill and the politicians they're being gulled to vote for. We should have realized that after Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Donald Trump, and Ben Carson, but Ted Cruz is supposed to be an educated guy who knows what he's talking about, even if he comes to insane conclusions. Sorry, no: There's no effective difference between Cruz and the others I've listed. This is what the GOP is now, from top to bottom.

6 comments:

gocart mozart said...

More likely Dim Jim Hoft of GatewayPundit aka stupidest man on the internet.
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015/11/court-records-colorado-planned-parenthood-shooter-not-republican-identifies-as-woman/

Steve M. said...

Possibly. I went with Soopermexican because he used the word "transgender" and Hoft didn't.

Unknown said...

The entire wingosphere is extruding warm fart bubbles into their Depends, in honor of Senator Ted Cruz - a member of the ESTABLISHMENT, as they see it, except ONE OF THEM, as they also see it - not just for broadcasting this welcome revelation [Say Hal lay LOU Ya!], but for legitimizing one of their most trusted oracles & reader of his own waste, Soopermexican.

Guy's a freakin' legend in the Internet's fuzzy Bizarro dimension of blogs named after coded synonyms for killing blahs. They're the cluster that frequently post in ecstatic anticipation of BillO's ethnicity-based series, Killing Malcolm X, Killing Martin Luther King Jr., and Killing Youknowho.

I do believe we can safely anticipate a bit of boost in the polling numbers for Cruz during this week.

BTW, FWIW, Dear was 12 years married and the couple had a child.

Matthew said...

There was a freeman-on-the-land a while back (Canadian sovereign-citizen type) who declared himself a woman in furtherance of God knows what. But yeah, in this case it's more likely just a typo.

Bob Roth said...

Here is another winner from Cruz:

"I don't know that they've yet violated the Third Amendment, but I
expect them to start quartering soldiers in people's homes soon." Ted Cruz, October 2013

Victor said...

Though I know his reputation, even I'm actually stunned at the new heights of stupidity that Hoft has reached.

'To go, where no man has gone before...'

This boy's the Newton/Einstein/Hawking of negative intelligence...