I’m sorry to report that the new Republican controlled Congress begins this week. Some of our old nemeses will be there. In addition, we will be getting a crop of new extremists that promise to move the Republican Reich even further right. Here’s one of them:
In Wisconsin’s 6th Congressional District, Tom Petri, an establishment Republican who may or may not be seriously ethically challenged [propaganda delinked], opted not to seek a 19th term in the House this year. When voters in Petri’s district replaced him with state legislator Glenn Grothman, it marked a political shift from the right to the far right.
You can’t spell “Grothman” without some of the letters you need to spell “troglodyte,” and his views on issues like race, gender and LGBT rights make him one of the most incendiary incoming House Republicans. Grothman once said that Martin Luther King Jr. Day shouldn’t be a state holiday, and he has opposed equal pay legislation on the grounds that “money is more important for men. [propaganda delinked]” Meanwhile, Grothman charges that gay teachers have an agenda to turn their students gay, and he blasted Secretary of State John Kerry for opposing a Ugandan law that imposes 10 years in prison for homosexuality.
“We send scientists to Africa to say how wonderful the homosexual lifestyle is,” Grothman said in April. “It is just unbelievable what has become of our country.”…
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This is only one of five new terrifying Republican extremists that will be polluting Congress this week. Click through for the other four. If you’re you’ll acquire an extra generous supply of barf bags. You’re going to need them.