The 5 Dumbest GOP Quotes of the Week

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Here we present a roundup of the most audacious things to come out of the mouths of conservatives this week, because they just made it too damn easy.


1) Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is looking forward to signing legislation that would ban abortion after 20 weeks, even without exception for rape or incest. Why? Here, in his own idiotic words: “I mean, I think for most people who are concerned about that, it’s in the initial months where they’re most concerned about it.” This on the heels of his comment that medically unnecessary forced vaginal ultrasounds for women seeking abortions is “a cool thing out there.”  


2) Former Arkansas Governor and Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has zero respect for the trans movement, as he demonstrated with this gem during a speech earlier this year that was unearthed this week: “Now I wish that someone told me that when I was in high school that I could have felt like a woman when it came time to take showers in PE. I’m pretty sure that I would have found my feminine side and said, ‘Coach, I think I’d rather shower with the girls today.’” Pretty sure he won’t be getting Caitlyn’s vote.


3) Former GOP candidate Sarah Palin took to the Facebooks this week to rail against Lena Dunham in the wake of the Duggar family scandal, obviously: “Hey Lena, why not laugh off everyone’s sexual ‘experiments’ as you haughtily enjoy rewards for your own perversion? You pedophile, you. I’m not an apologist for any sexual predator, but I’m sickened that the media gives their chosen ones a pass for any behavior as long as they share their leftwing politics. Case in point, they suggest Lena Dunham’s sexual assault on her sibling is cute, and she’s rewarded for it with fame and fortune. Meanwhile, they crucify another, along with an entire family.” 


4) GOP Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum, always a fount of asininity, took on the Pope, who has a degree in science, and his desire to combat global warming with a dig about his unfamiliarity with … science: “The church has gotten it wrong a few times on science, and I think that we probably are better off leaving science to the scientists and focusing on what we’re really good at, which is … theology and morality.”


5) Conservative commentator Pat Buchanan, on Ireland’s marriage equality referendum“When the faith dies, the culture it produced begins to die, then the civilization goes, and, then, the population. As for the Catholic schools, I am sure that many of the priests, nuns, and lay teachers are doing their best, but in the 21st century, the devil has all the best tunes. And, clearly, St. Patrick did not drive all the snakes out of Ireland.” If only we had our own St. Patrick to drive the snakes out of the media.


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