During the run-up to the 2008 national elections, I stupidly signed up for some kind of Democratic National Committee newletter, and now get shitte tonnes of spam e-mail from a bunch of Democratic politicians. Yesterday I received an e-mail from former Democratic Congressman Alan Grayson, who is lauded in some circles for his willingness to “play tough” with Republican scum.
The e-mail–entitled “Iowa: Hand Out The Prozac”–was purporting to “analyze” the results of the Iowa Republican caucuses, by claiming that the Republican voters of Iowa are mentally ill “manic depressives”.
All of those manic depressives, about a third of the vote, were forced to choose among Romney, Santorum, Paul, Gingrich, Perry, Bachmann, Cain and Huntsman.
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I don’t know why this would surprise anyone. Roughly 10% of the population of the United States is on anti-depressants. And only 4% of the population of Iowa actually voted in the 2012 Republican caucuses. Just who did you think those 4% were?
He then went on to make analogies of the Republican voters who chose a given candidate to particular psychiatric disorders.
So now I understand it. Romney won the paranoid vote, everyone who thinks that the brown people are trying to steal all their stuff. Why? Because no one is more white than Mitt Romney. As I said earlier today, it’s as though Romney is on a strict diet of sour cream and cottage cheese, small curds only.
Perry and Bachmann split the schizophrenic vote, all the people who hear a voice in their head, and think that it’s God. Because Perry and Bachmann can listen to the radio whenever they want to, even when it’s turned off.
Ron Paul got the obsessive-compulsive vote, the folks who think that America is like some kind of mechanical wind-up toy, and the Articles of the Constitution are the gears.
And Santorum ended up with the manic-depressive vote. Maybe because they like the way that Santorum cries in public. Boehner was their second choice.
This is absolutely despicable shaming and stigmatizing of people with real mental illnesses. I am sure that the Republican voters of Iowa are no more or less likely to have genuine mental illnesses than the overall population. The issue with the Republican base in Iowa–and all over the United States–isn’t that they are mentally ill, but rather that they are pigge-ignorant greedy racist misogynist homophobic jeezus freak scumbagges who are dragging this country into the fucken gutter.