Don’t Try to Keep Up With These Joneses

Rep. Walter Jones, a far-right crackpot from North Carolina, went on the radio with Alex Jones, a far-right crackpot from the dumb side of the moon, and they agreed that the only way to lift “God’s curse” on America was to ban abortion.

The congressman told the “InfoWars” host that abortions after 20 weeks are “partial birth abortions,” which is actually a specific procedure banned by a 2003 law, and called on Republicans to rally around the bill.

Alex Jones was positively thrilled: “If we get rid of this abortion industry, I think the curse that is on this country, and who can deny that we are under a curse, will be lifted. Who can kill 55 million babies and get away with it? It’s just unbelievable.”

“I agree,” Rep. Jones replied.

The only curse this country is under is that we are infested with a plague of far-right crackpots.

httpv://youtu.be/E6PHO7pPtPY

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  • eric

    The congressman told the “InfoWars” host that abortions after 20 weeks are “partial birth abortions,” which is actually a specific procedure banned by a 2003 law, and called on Republicans to rally around the bill.

    RINO! Weak-kneed compromiser! Everyone knows that abortions after 0 weeks are partial birth abortions.

    Who can kill 55 million babies and get away with it?

    God. And you worship him for doing it.

  • Reginald Selkirk

    There is no dumb side of the moon, really. Matter of act, it’s all dumb.

  • sabrekgb

    So, wait… If it’s just the abortion thing that will make god lift his curse; gays, porn, women voting, lack of mandatory prayer, and divorce are ok then?

  • Pierce R. Butler

    … “partial birth abortions,” which is actually a specific procedure banned by a 2003 law…

    Uh, no. NO.

    The term “partial birth abortion” was made up by the anti-abortion lobby (apparently in the offices of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops – a permanent bureau, btw, not what we usually mean by the word conference), to rouse public sentiment against late-term abortions. Those latter (at the time – I haven’t kept up with medical developments since) were mostly in the form of “dilation and evacuation” (D&E) and “dilation and extraction” (D&X) procedures, but anti-choice politicians used the “PBA” language – never defined in medical terminology – to pass laws with vague prohibitions to threaten doctors and confuse journalists.

    This tactic worked, and continues to work – even on the usually-on-their-toes crew at rightwingwatch.org quoted by our esteemed host.

  • Die Anyway

    I’ve been seeing that “55 million” number for years now. Doesn’t it change?

    And, if it is even close to accurate, can you imagine the population in America if those 55 million had been born? It wouldn’t just be 55 million more, it would be them and their kids and their grandkids. Say, maybe, a hundred million. What effect would that have had on the economy, the environment, society in general? Not good, in my opinion.

  • sigurd jorsalfar

    Just curious, but was ‘God’s curse’ on America when Ronald Reagan and the George Bushes were president?

  • Evan Brehm

    What the fuck happened to this guy!? According to Wikipedia, he used to be among the most reasonable members of the GOP (well, as reasonable as it’s possible for a Ron Paul ally to be, at least.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_B._Jones,_Jr.

    Opposed the Iraq War (after 2004), cosponsored a war powers revolution with Democrat William Delahunt in 2007 that prohibited the President from seeking military action without Congressional Approval (the bill failed, of course, as did a similar bill he introduced in 2012), called for Bush to apologize for misinforming Congress about WMDs in order to get approval for starting the Iraq War, was “the only Republican cosponsor” of legislation to challenge Tom DeLay’s transparently partisan attempts at changing House rules ethics, sided with the Democrats on economic issues like raising the minimum wage, and voted against the Paul Ryan Path to Prosperity bill in 2011.

    Did he get replaced with a Body Snatcher? Did he get assimilated by the TeaBorg? Or has he been listening to some of Ron Paul’s batshit dominionist pals a bit too much?