Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Republican Party: consistently inconsistent

Just when you thought there was no way this party could be more full of shit, the Times Square wannabe terrorist turns the whole damn country upside down.  New York City mayor, Michael Bloomberg, announced that he wants to restrict the sale of firearms to people on the government's "no-fly" list.  It seems like a pretty logical restriction, if you're considered too dangerous to get on a plane, you probably shouldn't be allowed to buy a gun.  Ah, but we must remember that Republicans love them some guns; they don't care about any of the other amendments in the Constitution, but the Second must be preserved at all costs!  Restrict free speech, allow for unreasonable search and seizure, but they can't even restrict the sale of guns to suspected terrorists!

Why?  Because it may affect law-abiding citizens.  Yes, that's the Republican excuse, normal everyday folk might be inconvenienced by this law.  Meanwhile, these exact same buffoons are jumping for joy over the Arizona racial profiling law, which allows the police to harass law-abiding American citizens.  Americans must have unrestricted access to firearms at all times, even if you're on the government's no-fly list, but if you're brown and in the state of Arizona, you may have to take a trip to the police station if you don't have your papers in order.

And not satisfied with being completely insane, the GOP has to take this to "holy fucking batshit insane" levels by saying that suspected terrorists shouldn't be read their Miranda rights.  Now this may sound confusing, because Republicans have lost their damn minds, but let me try to get this straight: suspects on the no-fly list should have access to guns, but when they're arrested, even if they're an American citizen suspected of committing a crime on American soil, they should not have the rights guaranteed to every other American citizen?  Huh?!

This is why I cannot take this party seriously, even when you think they've hit rock bottom, they manage to find a way and set the bar even lower for intelligence and decency.