Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Fundraiser Day Four: Elegant Dining With Phyllis Schlafly

The Godmother of Wingnuttia tells White America to stop putting out the God damn good china for those drunken Micks and thieving Eye-Ties.

From Wonkette:



And take your lousy anchor babies with you!Phyllis Schlafly, the Queen Mum of rightwing hate, is getting pretty tired of the poor and the huddled masses yearning to breathe free. So yesterday, she tossed a tempest; in a radio commentary, she insisted that the Statue of Liberty actually “has nothing whatsoever to do with immigration.” Schlafly also dismissed Emma Lazarus’ poem “The New Colossus” as some disgraceful graffiti that actually ruined the monument. In her version of the statue’s history,people who had nothing to do with this great gift from the French were allowed to paste a plague on the base of the statue with a quotation that has misrepresented the statue as an invitation to open immigration. Remember, it’s the Statue of Liberty, not the Statue of Immigration.”

We’re not sure whether Schlafly will now call for the banning of Neil Diamond’s “Coming to America” and sentimental movies depicting hopeful immigrants cheering as their ship enters New York harbor, or if she’ll settle for the inclusion of a disclaimer on all copies of these popular lies.

As if Schlafly’s general horribleness weren’t bad enough, she also tries to suggest that FDR and Ronald Reagan would agree with her, cribbing phrases from speeches they gave to commemorate the 50th and 100th anniversaries of the monument, but kind of ignoring the decidedly pro-immigration sentiments of both speeches.
Imaginary Reagan remains hugely popular with the pig people, as does Fake Roosevelt, Fake Lincoln, bits of the Articles of Confederation, parts of Republican history prior to 1963 (portions redacted) and the 1001 Things Pig People Wish The Founders Had Said But Never Did.

1 comment:

D. said...

The "right"-wing was foolish enough to take Ms. Schlafly seriously 40 years ago, and now that she has revealed that her true political home is the "Know-Nothing" party, they're stuck with her.

Drink it to the dregs, conservatives -- and it's all dregs.