GOP Dimwittedness On Display In Bulb Controversy

It seems that not a day can pass without some Republican politician or conservative pundit complaining about Democrats taking away the personal freedoms of Americans. Whenever Democrats propose firearm regulations which would outlaw assault weapons in an attempt to curb the ever-escalating mass-murder sprees on our streets and public places, Republicans decry losing their gun rights. As soon as First Lady Michele Obama proposed serving healthier foods in schools and fast food restaurants in an attempt to curb the epidemic of  dangerous child obesity, Republicans howled about the emergence of a “Nanny-State”. Somehow the Republicans have even twisted the notion that our new health care law’s mandate that individuals purchase health insurance from private insurers somehow places a government bureaucrat between us and our doctors. Really, doesn’t it just maintain and expand the present system of placing a private insurance adjuster between us and our doctors?

Perhaps the craziest example of Republicans complaining about the loss of personal freedoms however, is the impending law which requires that light bulbs be more efficient. As you all know by now, beginning in January 2012, new light bulb efficiency standards will kick-in which will effectively outlaw the incandescent bulb that we have all come to know and love over the last 100 years or so. They will be replaced by those curly mini-fluorescents or some other type of energy efficient bulb yet to be released to the market. The purpose of the new law is to reduce U.S. electricity demand by several percentage points so as to reduce our dependence on foreign oil producing nations and to slow climate change.

But the current crop of Republican politicians, pundits and conservative radio talk show hosts do not see it that way. They consider the lightbulb law to be another example of “a totalitarian Obamal invasion of personal liberty”. The zaniest reaction to the new law comes from the moonbat-crazy Tea Party/Republican Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann. She says,

“The government has no business telling an individual what kind of light bulb to buy…This mandate has sweeping effects on American families and businesses and needs serious consideration before taking effect.”

Indeed, Bachmann even went so far as to introduce a Congressional bill which she calls “The Light Bulb Freedom Of Choice Act” which would repeal the impending law. GOP Presidential candidate Ron Paul has also joined the act by teaming-up with Rep. Joe “You Lie” Barton (R-TX) and 19 other Republican Congressional members to repeal the law. The new GOP Presidential frontrunner Rick Perry went so far as to sign into law an illegal bill claiming that Texas light bulb manufacturers can simply ignore the federal law.

Problem is, Republicans and conservatives alike seem to have collectively forgotten that the new light bulb standards were not President Obama’s or any Democrat’s fault, or even their idea. The new federal law was, in fact, proposed by Republican Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) and signed into law in 2007 by President George W. Bush. Furthermore, at that time there was not a peep from the GOP and conservative pundits regarding an erosion of personal freedoms. It was only after Barack Obama assumed office that the GOP took a violent leap to the far right and began to consider anything that happens during his administration to be a step down the stairs to certain socialism. Now the GOP’s leaders and Presidential candidates even deny that climate change exists and condemn more energy efficient light bulbs as a direct affront to our nation’s inherent personal rights.

The GOP’s position on energy efficient light bulbs shows how dimwitted (pun intended) and out of touch the conservative right has become.

Please remember to click on the song link below to familiarize yourselves with the tune and to have more fun singing along with today’s song parody.

AM Radio song link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDiCJkITtes&feature=player_embedded

RIGHT WING RADIO

(sung to the Everclear song “AM Radio”)

Portions of this lame programming are reproduced
By means of electronical transcriptions or tape recordings.

Radio
You can hear that bullshit on the right wing radio

There’s Ann Coulter and Sean Hannity
There’s lots of that Glenn Beck’s crap
Heavy on insanity

It’s simulcast along
The world wide webs

They’re pouring out pitchers full of Kool-Aid
Through the internets grid

Tea-Bagging clowns
On the air waves

Won’t talk to you if you’re black, young or gay

Limbaugh taught ‘em
The EIB chair
Is so toxic and vile
And it is unbalanced and unfair

Yo!
You must listen
To the poison on
That right wing radio (right wing radio, right wing radio)

Yeah… there’s no need for music
On right wing radio (right wing radio)

Savage is without a clue
Steers clear of every single neighborhood
In a state if that state is “Blue”

Malkin
Makes an ungodly sound
Crazy shit she’s into
Cruisin’ with that Glenn Beck clown

These nuts are broadcast across the nation
To the dumb and poor
Who mimic them like apes

They’re all right their at prime-time
Sean Hannity looks fried
Bill O’Reilly and that Sarah P. lie all goddamn night

Don’t lie in bed with the radio on
You will lose your sanity before long
When you hear Glenn Beck and his song

There’s lots of hate
And you can hear it
On that right wing radio (right wing radio, right wing radio)

Yeah… there’s no need for music
On right wing radio (right wing radio)

Listen to Limbaugh say
“Boy…Let’s bring Obama down!”

Oh no, “The Glenn Beck” show again.
I don’t wanna hear that show
Talk about “end times” and socialism, man, he such a fool
Turn it off
(Turn it off, turn it off, turn it off)

Sean Hannity is on at five
I feel like throwing up
When he spins
All that lame jive
Lives in a bubble where he is “the man”
Can’t be trusted
Cuz he lies
Like Glenn Beck and that’s a fact, man

Remember way back in two-thousand-seven
They said Romney and his cohorts
Would be leading us to heaven
If ol’ Rush Limbaugh
Could have had his way
“Operation Chaos”
Would have had Hilary Clinton
On election day
Hey!
Election day!
Hey!
No way!
Hey Rush, go away!

There must be a place we can tell them to go
A real hot place where they don’t have any snow
But they’re sure to have right wing radio

Huh-uh huh-uh huh-uh huh

Yeah, things get real stupid
On those stupid shows
The hosts are really daffy

There’s no need for music
On right wing radio (right wing radio)
There’s no need for music
On right wing radio (right wing radio)
There’s no need for music
On right wing radio (right wing radio, right wing radio)

Make it stop (right wing radio, right wing radio)…It grows old
Make it stop
Reminds me of bad disco
(right wing radio, right wing radio)

Make it stop (right wing radio, right wing radio)…It grows old
Make it stop
Reminds me of bad disco
(right wing radio, right wing radio)

Make it stop (right wing radio, right wing radio)…It grows old
Please make it stop
Reminds me of bad disco
(right wing radio, right wing radio)

Make it stop (right wing radio, right wing radio)…It grows old
Please make it stop
Reminds me of bad disco
(right wing radio, right wing radio)

Make it stop (right wing radio, right wing radio)…It grows old
Please make it stop
Reminds me of bad disco
(right wing radio, right wing radio)

Reminds me of bad disco (right wing radio)
Reminds me of bad disco (right wing radio)
Reminds me of bad disco (right wing radio)
…No I never liked (right wing radio) disco! (right wing radio)
Nooooo (right wing radio) oooooo! (right wing radio)
(right wing radio, right wing radio)
Nooooooo!
(right wing radio, right wing radio)

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Posted on September 19, 2011, in Republican and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Since Republicans and Teabaggers are so fond of the “founders’ original intent”, why not pass a law making it illegal for them to use any technology that postdates the ratification of the Constitution in 1787. No cars – horses only. Candles, not light bulbs. Quill pens and paper, not computers and printers.

  2. Scientific American

    Republicans are so obsessed with money and muslims you’d think they’d want to reduce our dependence on foreign oil. As it becomes increasingly clear that we’re determined to willfully ignores global climate change, we’ll become a pariah nation in the eyes of the world.

    We’ll let the preachy Bachmann explain that we’re entitled to foul the world’s atmosphere because we’re God’s favorite country.

  3. The insanity is mind-numbing after awhile. And these are elected officials blatantly lying to keep their base angry at the President? I tell you, he ought to write a law making it illegal to LIE…then we could lock them all away.

  4. I know a Vietnam Vet who is more than happy to waste his money on a 20MPG truck and not worry about it, radiation coming from Fukushima, etc. He’s got his, screw the rest of ya, including the son born 3 days before he was deployed. I’m glad I’m not like him and he says he’s an independent. You don’t want to hear what he says when he’s been drinking, either….

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