Friday, January 27, 2017

Your Right Wing Assclown O' the Day

     I saw this story out of Nebraska on Facebook yesterday and originally, I was just going to move on to the next outrage. And, for a short time, I succeeded. Then I saw another post about right wing victimization and I commented on that then some asshat snidely claimed that victimization is a liberal trait. I retorted as you would expect, posted a link to this story then blocked the moron.
     But just revisiting this news article made me madder and madder the more I thought about it. So I decided I had to write about it in perhaps a vain attempt at some catharsis (and in the Dark Ages of Trump, let me tell you, folks, blogging, Twitter and Facebook in the interests of catharsis ain't working).
     This is a tale of Bill Kintner, who until recently was a Nebraska state senator. Kintner was almost given the distinction of being the first Nebraska state senator to be thrown out of office until his abrupt resignation. Consider that Nebraska's legislature is vastly outnumbered by Republicans and the vote, we can be reasonably assured, would have been unanimous. So what did Kintner do that was so horrible that even his fellow right wingers threw him under the bus?
     Let's start with him cybersexing with a woman on a state computer. (And, no, the woman in question isn't his wife.) Let's continue with his conduct on both social media and during legislative sessions.:
     As Matthew Hansen put it:
An incomplete summary of Kintner’s Greatest Hits: He compared refugees to insects. He compared his fellow state senators to monkeys.
He posted a photo of a beheaded woman on his Facebook page. He “joked” that Muslim immigrants be forced to eat pork if they want to enter the United States. He used the racial slur “wetback” three times on the floor of the Legislature.
He suggested that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Nebraskans leave the state if they were bothered by Nebraska’s lack of nondiscrimination laws. He said no one understands women. He said women don’t even understand themselves.
And then, in what Hilkemann termed “the final straw,” Kintner retweeted a joke about sexual assault, fought with several Nebraskans online who were horrified by that “joke,” then deleted his Twitter account and blamed the whole thing on liberals.
     But it gets better. During his resignation speech, he had the gall to blame liberals (again) for his downfall. He whined, "I know my resignation will be hailed as a victory to the progressive liberal movement. But this is not about justice or doing what’s right. This is the old adage that might makes right. You have the votes, you can do what you want."
     Again, the liberals do not have the vote in Nebraska but the Republicans do and to a man they stood as united as the Democrats and surely would have kicked his ass out.
     But, wait, there's more. He even channeled Richard Nixon, another Republican who fell from grace after Congressional Republicans turned on him and would've made him the first President to be impeached if he, too, hadn't scuttled out of office: "You won't have Bill Kintner to kick around, anymore."
     Yes, peeps, he actually said that.
Bill Cuntner blames the liberal media that had been laying in wait for him.
     Talk about your typical, self-serving right wing persecution complex. Even the Governor wanted him to resign. His fellow Republican state senators wanted him to resign. Everyone but Bill Kintner, it seems, wanted Bill Kintner out of office considering of late he's proven to be, although this is hard to imagine, an even less restrained and more batshit insane person than even Donald Trump.
     And still, the Sarpy County Republican Party's chair couldn't find in herself to properly call this misogynistic, dirty-minded adulterer out for what he is. This is what Nora Sandine actually said in public: "We’re certainly disappointed things have turned out the way they have for Sen. Kintner. It’s unfortunate. It was an unfortunate situation that he found himself in."
     Nice use of passive language, Nora. That he found himself in? So, what happened last year? Was it like this?
     "Oh my good Lord! I'm finding myself cybersexing on a porn site on a state computer with a woman who isn't my wife! The Devil made me do it! And the Devil is a liberal Democrat!"
     So please spare me bullshit jeremiads about how liberals are the ones with a persecution complex, especially in an age in which the US House, US Senate, the White House, the Supreme Court, most state legislatures and two thirds of the governorships are run by right wing nut jobs. This guy, a so-called family values man o' God, is just another dirty-minded right wing hypocrite who belongs to a party that ludicrously nicknames itself, "the party of personal responsibility."
     And when even his fellow Republicans rebel against him en masse, it's not because of Bill Kintner the man but Bill Kintner the rock-ribbed Republican. And it's the fault of the evil lib'rals.
     And this, Constant Readers, is your Right Wing Assclown O' the Day.


At January 28, 2017 at 5:51 PM, Blogger jurassicpork said...

Shorter Jailbird Joe Chadwick: "Duh, YOU'RE the wormface!"

Chadwick, has it ever occurred to you the only time you're funny is when you don't mean to be?


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