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Elections GOP Russia WTF?!

GOP ‘Commitment To America’ Ad Contains Video Footage Shot In Russia

The Republican Party might just as well change their name to the Russian Party, because once again they’re using something they imported from Moscow.

According to HuffPost, an ad for the GOP’s “Commitment to America” plan looks more like a commitment to Vladimir Putin, filled with stock video footage shot in both Russia and Ukraine.

The GOP’s video, “The Preamble to the Commitment to America,” opens with a narrator highlighting aspects of what it means to be an American.

“We celebrate the rich heritage of the American story and the vibrancy of the American Dream,” the voice says, over footage of a drilling rig at sunrise.

But this video snippet, an apparent nod to America’s natural resources, wasn’t filmed in America. It’s stock footage created by Serg Grbanoff, a filmmaker based in Russia.

There’s also a scene showing a little boy running in a field with a toy airplane in his hand. The words “Liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” are shown on the screen, an obvious reference to the Declaration of Independence, but the little boy likely wouldn’t have any idea what’s in that document because American history probably isn’t taught in Russian classrooms:

This clip was also created by Grbanoff, and also filmed in the Volgograd region. Here’s a screenshot of the image in the GOP’s video versus an original shot on Shutterstock’s website:

You might think the GOP would come clean and admit they screwed up, but instead, they tried to blame the messenger, with a spokesperson for House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) complaining:

“Interesting how you guys aren’t remotely interested on the issues facing the American people in the video.”

Also interesting how the GOP since Trump took over can’t manage to do anything without bowing a knee to their real home back in the frozen tundra of Mother Russia.

If it walks like a traitor, talks like a traitor, and makes ads like one, it’s a traitor.

 

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GOP Religion WTF?!

GED Queen Lauren Boebert Proves Her Ignorance Of English While Reading A Bible Verse

Colorado Republican Congresswoman Lauren Boebert is once again proving that not only is she ignorant when it comes to the English language, she’s also a hypocrite who doesn’t understand the Bible she loves to quote as a defense for her indefensible actions and utterances.

Case in point: Boebert was reading from the Book of Romans, HuffPost reports, when she ran across a word that completely threw her.

Boebert, a conspiracy theorist who has embraced QAnon extremism, was reciting a passage from Romans that ― in “The Message” edition she was reading from ― referred to “wanton killing.” Except Boebert pronounced it more like “wonton,” the delicious dumpling often found in soup at Chinese restaurants.

“I don’t know what a wonton killing is. I’m gonna have to look that one up, but it sounds interesting.”

Oh, shit! There’s gonna be a wonton killing. Sure hope someone brought the teriyaki or sweet and sour sauce.

Of course, Boebert’s massive ignorance of the language that confounds her shouldn’t surprise anyone. She didn’t even manage to earn her GED high school equivalency until she was elected.

Fact-checking site Snopes.com confirmed that Boebert did indeed wait until after her election to get her GED:

On her educational background, she said she never claimed to have graduated from Rifle High School. “I went to my high school,” she said.

“I was a brand-new mom, and I had to make hard decisions on successfully raising my child, or getting to high school biology class. And I chose to take care of my child,” she said.

Boebert said she received her GED after completing a four-course review.

“I didn’t go through the typical education course,” she said. “I was a great student. I had great grades. I loved being there, but I was starting my family and had different priorities.”

Twitter users were eager to mock Boebert, and they did so with great gusto:

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GOP WTF?!

Marjorie Greene Says She Hates Solar Panels Because ‘I Don’t Want To Have To Go To Bed When The Sun Sets’

You probably thought there was no way in hell Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) could possibly get any dumber, and yet remarks she made during a meeting with her constituents may well prove to be the most ignorant statements made this year by any member of Congress from either party.

Greene began by pretending to be a Christian:

“Can we just say thank God for air conditioning?”

And then she began to talk about household appliances, most of which have higher IQs than her:

“Let’s talk about refrigerators. I like my refrigerator. I’m sure you like yours, too.”

The led to this bit of mindless drivel:

What about washing machines and dryers? Lord please God don’t make me scrub clothes in a bucket! And have to hang them out on the line.

And from that, she transitioned to solar and wind power:

“When we switch over to wind turbines and solar panels, I’m gonna be really pissed off about that.”

Why is she going to be pissed off? Unfortunately, she explained:

“I mean, I like the lights on. I want to stay up later at night. I don’t want have to go to bed when the sun sets. Its so silly. I mean, all of this is absolutely insane.”

If Greene wants to see what “insane” really looks like, all she has to do is find the nearest mirror and take a long look.

How does anyone get to be this damn stupid? And is she really this dense, or is she just willfully ignorant, saying what she thinks her constituents want to hear? Whatever the reason, Marge got plenty of feedback on Twitter.

 

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Congress GOP Whining WTF?!

GED Queen Lauren Boebert Admits She Needs At Least 5 Days To Read One Piece Of Legislation

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) is not very bright. After all, she needed three attempts before she was finally able to pass the GED exam, which she tries to spin as a positive thing, suggesting that she got a lot more education by having kids at a young age and marrying a man who got caught flashing his penis at underage girls in a bowling alley.

And now Boebert is admitting she’s so intellectually challenged that she needs at least five days to read any legislation before she can vote on it, posting this video online:

Granted, bills should indeed be read, but does it take five days to do that? Perhaps if Ms. Boebert spent less time on Twitter and making appearances on right-wing podcasts, she’d have more time to sit down and actually do her damn job.

Also, if the job is too tough for Lauren, then why in the hell is she running for reelection? Probably because her beloved gun-totin’-themed restaurant, Shooters Grill, has now closed and she needs the money and benefits a government job provides.

But wait a minute! Isn’t Boebert one of those “small government” right wingers who thinks we need to cut back on everything? Apparently that only applies to others, because she damn sure insists on getting paid, courtesy of taxpayers, naturally.

Five days to read legislation? What good will that do when Bobo can’t even prove that she knows how to read in the first place?

 

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Abortion Congress GOP LGBT Issues WTF?!

Lauren Boebert: Roe v. Wade Doesn’t Affect The LGBTQ Community Because They ‘Can’t Get Pregnant’

Every time you read about Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO), you probably wonder, “She cannot possibly get any dumber, can she?”

But as we’ve all learned since Boebert arrived in Congress two years ago, she does indeed get dumber, less informed, and clownish.

Today Lauren is weighing in on the issue of abortion and LGBTQ rights, two subjects she is wildly ignorant about.

After the House voted yesterday to codify same-sex marriage into federal law (with 47 Republicans crossing the aisle and voting with Democrats), Boebert went on television and said she couldn’t understand how the overturning of Roe v. Wade by the U.S. Supreme Court affected LGBTQ Americans because they can’t even get pregnant:

“I’m sorry, but if you’re not able to have a child, how does [the repeal of Roe vs. Wade] actually impact you?”

Clearly, Boebert didn’t bother to read (assuming she can actually read and comprehend) the concurring opinion from Justice Clarence Thomas in the SCOTUS decision that struck down Roe. If she had, she would have seen this:

“In future cases, we should reconsider all of this Court’s substantive due process precedents, including Griswold, Lawrence, and Obergefell. Because any substantive due process decision is ‘demonstrably erroneous’ … we have a duty to ‘correct the error’ established in those precedents … After overruling these demonstrably erroneous decisions, the question would remain whether other constitutional provisions guarantee the myriad rights that our substantive due process cases have generated.”

Obergefell was the decision which made same-sex marriage in the United States, and yet Thomas wants it overturned, too.

So how does Roe affect LGBTQ Americans? It’s all a matter of privacy, which the current conservative majority on the high court seems to think none of us have a right to privacy.

Twitter quickly took over and gave Boebert the mockery and humiliation she so richly deserved.