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AdLib On February - 2 - 2015

Christie Measles

We know the drill now, President Obama comes out for something and Republicans fall all over themselves supporting the contrary. The only problem is when Obama comes out for something that’s for all of the public’s good, then we get to watch the spectacle of Republicans cheerleading against that.

In his pre-Superbowl tv interview yesterday, President Obama expressed the importance of parents getting their children vaccinated especially in light of the recent outbreak of measles around the country.

So? When Obama says “Stopping outbreaks of diseases is good!”, what do we expect to hear from a Republican? Specifically, Chris Christie?

“Mary Pat and I have had our children vaccinated and we think that it’s an important part of being sure we protect their health and the public health. I also understand that parents need to have some measure of choice in things as well, so that’s the balance that the government has to decide.”

Really? Government has to decide between having a national epidemic and letting ‘Mericans have the freedom to cause epidemics? Because that’s what The Founders had in mind when they wrote the Bill of Rights?

“Hey Jefferson, don’t forget to add that bit I want about assuring all citizens the right to be carriers of Black Plague! FREEDOM!”

To be fair, maybe there are two things at play here, aside from Christie lobbying the pro-measles voters out there. First and foremost, it’s about opposing anything Obama says, next it’s about constructing the phony “Evil Big Government is always trying to stomp on your rights” and maybe lastly it’s about appealing to the GOP base that doesn’t believe in science and may believe the BS spilling out of the anti-vaccination Luddites (it fits in as a new trifecta with the contrail mind control gas and 9/11 false flag crowd).

It seems quite sad that the GOP has been reduced to a “know nothing” party that celebrates its stubborn ignorance on Climate Change, medicine, birth certificates, facts, etc.. In Christie’s attempt to pander to the “You’ll have to pry the polio from my cold dead hands” crowd, he also reveals the cognitive dissonance that is so pervasive in Republican politicians.

To translate Christie’s statement from Repub-U-Speak into plain English, we have fed it into our Dumb-U-Down 3000 and have come up with the following translation:

“Mary Pat and I have of course vaccinated our children to keep them safe, why wouldn’t we, are you stupid or what? But hey, if it’ll get some of you crazy, paranoid types to vote for me, I’m all for letting you harm your kids and communities with serious diseases! Christie 2016!”

Seems like the most contagious diseases in the GOP that are no vaccines for, are ignorance and cynical pandering.

Written by AdLib

My motto is, "It is better to have blogged and lost hours of your day, than never to have blogged at all."

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  1. pinkpantheroz says:

    Here we go again!

    Chris Christie has finally gone potty
    His statement on Measles is grotty,
    But a vote is a vote
    Never mind your sore throat
    And the fact that your kids are all spotty!

  2. httpv://thedailyshow.cc.com/videos/5t2dw1/les-measlesrables

    Once again Ad, you beat TDS to the punch!

  3. jjgravitas says:

    Good post, Adlib.
    Y’know, When I Was A Kid (and yes I hear the irony in that phrase), ignorance and stupidity were considered by the Public to be a disease and it was our duty as Americans to wipe them out. But it seems that the Great Minds of the Republican Party have decided that Stupidity can also be a Choice, and they choose it again and again.
    With all this talk about anti-vaccinations and anti-cleanliness, I’ve thought of a great way to find out if the Republicans really believe what they are saying. Next time you meet a republican, hold him down and piss on him. See if he objects.

    • AdLib says:

      JJ, the Repubs recognized that any smart person would see through their BS, that they only serve the top 1% so their campaign for years has been about reassuring the RW that being anti-intelligence is being a free American. Like a Doublespeak campaign, “Intelligence is a prison and an enemy of real Americans, oppose it and stay free!”

  4. kesmarn says:

    Awesome, AdLib! I was really impressed by those realistic-looking measles on Christie’s face in the graphic too! 😆 I always love the graphics you come up with.

    The Dumb-U-Down 3000 is really going to get a workout over the next year or so. Joni Ernst alone could blow several dozen fuses and circuit breakers. Please don’t forget to have it towed in for it’s 100,000 mile checkup when it’s due.

    As for Christie. I can’t wait for Jeb’s people to dig up those old videos of him hugging the President and being all bi-partisanishy after Super storm Sandy. It’s gonna be an interesting campaign.

    • AdLib says:

      Thanks Kes, glad you liked the measles I gave Christie…see how he likes people not taking vaccines now!

      I will be keeping the Dumb-U-Down 3000 in top condition for the very reasons you list! Glad I bought the extra warranty!

      What’s very interesting to me now is how the polls show Hillary beating Jebby by double digits right now in most swing states. You’d think that if he was a strong competitor, he’d be much closer but clearly, Repubs don’t like him. As his brother George W. used to say, “Heh-heh-heh!”

  5. In the immortal words of Ron White…”You Can’t Fix Stupid.”

  6. Kalima says:

    A pediatrician blasts Christie and tears him a new one. Rightly so. He’s done and said some dumb things, but this must be the dumbest considering that measles, German measles, can be very dangerous for pregnant women.

    —-

    SHUT UP!

    DOC: CHRIS CHRISTIE, YOU MAKE MY JOB IMPOSSIBLE

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/02/02/doc-chris-christie-you-make-my-job-impossible.html

    —-

    Chart: New measles cases skyrocketed in January

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/02/02/there-were-more-new-measles-cases-in-the-past-month-than-in-all-of-2012/

    Absolutely perfect, AdLib.

    Seems like the most contagious diseases in the GOP that are no vaccines for, are ignorance and cynical pandering.

    One question, is that Christie or a giant balloon in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade?

    • AdLib says:

      Kalima, can’t get more of a slapdown than that!

      Hard to believe that we’ve reached this point in Republican blindly-hateful anti-science where the RW lemmings are throwing their children into a measles epidemic for political reasons! In the name of personal freedom against the evil government?

      Who’s evil, the government vaccinating children or parents needing to believe that their children are better off contracting Republican endorsed measles than federal government vaccinations?

      • Kalima says:

        Just when you think the stupidity can’t be beaten, up pops another mindless repub. Don’t think we should risk eating out anymore, do you? Feeling very bilious right now. 😯

        When I was a child, vaccinations were compulsory and we got most of them at school.

        —-

        Senator says restaurant employees shouldn’t be required to wash their hands

        http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/in-the-loop/wp/2015/02/03/the-next-public-health-debate-hand-washing/

        • Nirek says:

          Tillis is the guy who beat Kay Hagen. He is a carpetbagger. From Tenn. Now in NC.
          I guess NC is happy with him. Crazy as it is, he must have had backing from some rich guys (Koch maybe).

        • Nirek says:

          What kind of people are the republicans sending to congress? He said: “As a matter of fact I think this is one where I think I can illustrate the point,” he recalled telling her. “I don’t have any problem with Starbucks if they choose to opt out of this policy as long as they post a sign that says we don’t require our employees to wash their hands after leaving the restroom. The market will take care of that. It’s one example.” (Is requiring a sign not a regulation?)

          I’ll ask why he wants to regulate resturants to put signs up saying their workers don’t have to wash their hands , but not to make them wash hands? This guy is an idiot!
          It figures that he is a republican.

  7. Nirek says:

    Ad, you hit the nail squarely on the head when you said “The only problem is when Obama comes out for something that’s for all of the public’s good, then we get to watch the spectacle of Republicans cheerleading against that.”

    It doesn’t matter what Obama wants the GOPers are going to take the opposit opinion! Maybe Obama should say lets keep the minimum wage down, lower taxes on the rich, and stop listening to scientists.

    • AdLib says:

      Nirek, you’ve got a point there, maybe Obama needs to try reverse psychology and say he’s for everything the Repubs support then they’ll pass bills opposed to that and he can “give in” and sign them!


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