Alas for society it will continue on, bringing us gems like these.
In keeping with the headline, let me note that none of this idiocy has an equivalent on "the left". Sure, both parties worship corporate money and power- but only one of them is desperately obsessed with your sex life and imposing their crippled morality on you.
First up, South Carolina Republicans:
Before you can join the Laurens County Republican Party in South Carolina and get on the primary ballot, they ask that you pledge that you’ve never ever had pre-marital sex — and that you will never ever look at porn again.Interesting.
Next up, a GOP legislator compares the food stamp program to feeding wild animals-
And here, it’s kind of ironic, I’ll read you this little funny clipped [sic] that we got from a friend. It says, ‘Isn’t it ironic that the food stamp program, part of the Department of Agriculture, is pleased to be distributing the greatest amount of food stamps ever.It's not ironic, but we get your point.
Meanwhile, the Park Service, also part of the Department of Agriculture, asks us to please not feed the animals, because the animals may grow dependent and not learn to take care of themselves.’
As someone raised by a single mother, this one from serious Republican candidate for President Rick Santorum is my favorite:
During his first US Senate campaign, Rick Santorum warned voters of a growing menace that was "breeding more criminals" and threatened to destroy America from within: single mothers.Mom's childrearing wasn't stellar, or even adequate. But as a family we were WAY better off with just the two of us barely scraping by on government assistance than trying to approximate the Nuclear Family with the dude du jour. Would things have been better if pops wasn't a womanizing dbag who dropped us like we were hot the second he graduated college? Sure, but you take life as you find it- dad wasn't what we wanted or needed him to be, he had a career & women to chase and child support payments to dodge. If we ended up on the street, or living with some creepy dude as the only viable alternative, it was no skin off his ass.
"Most people agree a continuation of the current [welfare] system will be the ruination of this country," Santorum told a town meeting in Clairton, Pa., in February 1994, according to transcripts of the appearance obtained by Mother Jones. "We are seeing it. We are seeing the fabric of this country fall apart, and it's falling apart because of single moms."
Anyway, the idea that all personal and social ills can be healed by welding women and men together in heterosexual wedded bliss is the kind of logic you'd expect from a small child.
Democrats, for all their manifold failings, aren't prone to this particular brand of fanciful Utopianism.