LeClaire: Jindal Being ‘Persecuted’ and ‘Crucified’

Jennifer LeClaire, the completely unhinged editor of Charisma News, was one of the sponsors of Bobby Jindal’s absurd prayer rally last weekend and she is outraged that there are people who publicly criticized and protested against it. Naturally, that means he’s just like Jesus and being crucified.
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DOJ Nominee: ‘Waterboarding is Torture’

The Senate Judiciary Committee has begun holding hearings on the nomination of Loretta Lynch and she showed remarkable clarity in declaring unequivocally that waterboarding is torture. The fact that this obvious admission seems bold and refreshing is testimony to just how screwed up our discourse on this issue has been.
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Ben Carson: Clueless or Dishonest?

Ben Carson may be a very smart man — as one of the top neurosurgeons in the world, he has to be — but the more he talks and writes about political issues in the run up to his inevitable run for president, the more one has to wonder if he’s completely clueless about basic economics or if he’s just lying. From his latest column, responding to the State of the Union speech:
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Wingnut Offers Dumbest Anti-Marijuana Arguments Ever

Rep. John Fleming has obviously seen Reefer Madness with no irony whatsoever. On the Family Research Council’s radio show with Tony Perkins, he made some of the most laughable arguments against marijuana legalization ever. It leads to meth use, you see, which has been “proven scientifically,” and will make people disabled and dependent on government.
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Lively Declares the Death of ‘Christian Civilization’

As the wingnuts and bigots (but I repeat myself) compete with one another to see who can be more hysterical and hyperbolic about the inevitable reality of marriage equality, Scott Lively, who is as hardcore a bigot as one could possibly imagine, says it’s the death of “Christian civilization.” I think he thinks that’s an argument against it.
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