Parallel Republican Universes: Hyperbolic and Counter-Intuitive Claims, Myths and Canards, 3/14–4/4

Now that America has withdrawn, Iraq is once again a magnet for WMDs and Al Qaeda “Defense Is Not Optional,” Jim Talent, National Review.
The gun-grabbers are going for broke, doing everything they can to “cash in” on the recent tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. They’re targeting EVERYTHING — rifles, shotguns and even handguns — and every gun owner and gun purchase is to be cataloged and tracked by the federal government. Rand Paul newsletter
Marriage equality will make it illegal to unite kids with their parents..Row vs. Wade leads to fatherless homes…marriage equality laws would require teaching children that families without parents are a role model. “only a man can be a father and only a woman can be a mother” “Wedded to Marriage,” Kathryn Jean Lopez, National Review
Yet, beyond the Court, liberal appeals to “fairness” are always the easiest to make. Because, for too much of its history, this country was disfigured by halfwit rules about who can sit where on public transportation and at lunch counters, the default position of most Americans today is that everyone should have the right to sit anywhere: If a man self-identifies as a woman and wants to sit on the ladies’ toilet, where’s the harm? If a woman wants to be a soldier and sit in a foxhole in the Hindu Kush, sure, let her. If a mediocre high-school student wants to sit in a college class, that’s only fair. American “rights” have taken on the same vapid character as grade-school sports: Everyone must be allowed to participate, and everyone is entitled to the same participation ribbon.Underneath all this apparent “fairness” is a lot of unfairness. Entire new categories of crime have arisen in the wake of familial collapse, like the legions of adolescent daughters abused by Mom’s latest live-in boyfriend. Millions of children are now raised in transient households that make not just economic opportunity but even elementary character-formation all but impossible. In the absence of an agreed moral language to address this brave new world, Americans retreat to comforting euphemisms like “blended families,” notwithstanding that the familial Cuisinart seems to atomize at least as often as it blends… all of this from the  Bill Ayres playbook of hollowing out core cultural values “The Death of the Family”, Mark Steyn, National Review
Extinguishing some of the oldest nations on earth, Muslims are “the successor population” to civilization, a “Big Gvt. Welfare Society” debauching human capital “The Death of the Family,” Mark Steyn, National Review
Gay marriage is the end of religious freedom because ministers will have to gay marry, as in Denmark… The goal is to turn Christians into pariahs, as if they were racists. Leading to a totally secular state. “Religious Freedom’s Drip-By-Drip Death,” American Spectator
Guns save lives…..Innocent people will always be killed by guns…. You’ll need a gun when a pitbull is chasing your children… More children die from bathtub accidents than gunshot wounds…. Gun control=Prohibition=self-righteous know-it-alls, shared zealotry “Guns Save Lives,” Thomas Sowell, American Spectator
Limiting magazine size in guns will lead to legalizing bestiality… And the problem is once you draw that limit ; it’s kind of like marriage when you say it’s not a man and a woman any more, then why not have three men and one woman, or four women and one man, or why not somebody has a love for an animal? There is no clear place to draw the line once you eliminate the traditional marriage and it’s the same once you start putting limits on what guns can be used, then it’s just really easy to have laws that make them all illegal. Texas Congressman Louis Gohmert.
Planned Parenthood encourages infanticide “Media Covers up Democrat-Backed Planned Parenthood’s Support for Infanticide,” Rance Priebus, Red State

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