GOP Attacks the Smithsonian

It’s 1989 all over again in Washington, D.C., as House speaker designate John Boehner of Ohio and incoming House majority leader Eric Cantor of Virginia have called for the dismantling of a Smithsonian exhibit focused on same-sex attraction. Full Story »

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Jack Dinkmeyer
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by Jack Dinkmeyer - Dec. 2, 2010

Straight forward piece of journalism reporting on Republicans’ latest outrage: censorship of something about which they disagree–this time with copious amounts of fringe Christianity as motivation. Who needs democracy of the people when we have all these right wingers–the only ones with “the real truth”–to tell us what is right and wrong, and how we should think. Distorted, lying, biased, myopic theological American government, anyone?

The latest draconian election made Republican right wingers so overly confident that they’re now throwing around threats like confetti tossed by petulant four-year olds. (Which I consider them to be.) Thanks to a bunch of over-the-hill old farts who got scared by the right-wing bogeyman machine, as well as a majority of progressives and independents who sat on their hands, the same monsters who created our original mess are back in office to really screw up things this time. With such “intelligent” voting behavior like this, I seriously doubt Americans will be smart enough–two years hence, when the entire mess crashes into real disaster–to figure out what they did to themselves. And so continues America’s fall further back into the 19th century, while in shock and amazement at America’s stupidity, the rest of the world continues forward into the 21st.

Boehner spokesman Kevin Smith told the conservative website CNSNews.com that “Smithsonian officials should either acknowledge the mistake and correct it, or be prepared to face tough scrutiny beginning in January when the new majority in the House moves [in].” Smith later added that his boss wants the exhibit “canceled.”

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