Let’s face it. Liberals do some incredibly dumb things to either try to win elections or to get their political points across to the low-information voter. As 2015 approaches, we’re guaranteed to see a lot more of this stupidity. Until then, let’s take a look back at some of the wildest moments in liberal politics this past year.
Andrew Barovick, a staunch supporter of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, mocked Chris Moss, a black Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor, saying that after the election he would be relegated to becoming a spokesman for “Cream of Wheat, or Uncle Ben’s Rice.” Barovick was not only an avid pro-Cuomo tweeter, but Chairman of the New York City bar association’s Medical Malpractice Committee – a post he eventually resigned. Barovick had to quit Twitter for about a month, but has recently returned.
In one of the most brazen attacks on the First Amendment that were witnessed this year, Houston Mayor Annise Parker, the city’s first openly lesbian mayor, conducted a litigious witch-hunt against religious leaders, issuing subpoenas that demanded the sermons of pastors who may have spoken on the topic of homosexuality, gender identity, or Parker herself. Pastors who did not comply would possibly have been held in contempt of court. Parker eventually withdrew the subpoenas.
Teachers at a middle school in Lincoln, Nebraska were being instructed not to refer to children as ‘boys and girls’ because it was too insensitive to those of presumably other genders. Instead, they requested that teachers refer to their students as “campers” or “purple penguins.”
A high school in California banned Chick-Fil-A from its campus, despite its efforts to raise money for the school football team, because the franchise has voiced support for traditional marriage. School administrators explained the ban saying they supported “inclusivity and diversity,” then immediately followed that up with a statement that we “didn’t want them on campus.” Apparently, being ‘diverse’ means banning a business that values traditional marriage, while ‘ inclusiveness’ can be seen in the phrase “I didn’t want them on campus.”
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman pressured three state colleges to stop asking student applicants if they’ve “ever been arrested or convicted of a felony.” Why? Racism, of course! Schneiderman argued that there are “racial imbalances” in how some crimes are processed,” and argued that asking the question “can amount to a form of unintended discrimination.”
Just prior to Election Day, Dana Long, husband of Democrat state Sen. Bethany Hall-Long, was apprehended by police in Middletown, Delaware, for the crime of stealing Republican campaign signs. When confronted, he laughably tried covering his face with the stolen campaign signs.
A threatening letter started arriving in New York Democrat voter mailboxes in late October. It didn’t come from Republican candidates saying that voting for their opponents would lead to doom and gloom. Rather, it game from the Democrat Party themselves, warning registered voters that if they didn’t vote the party would ‘review their official voting records.’ The letter ended with an ominous threat that if you didn’t vote, “will be interested to hear why not.”
A councilwoman in upstate New York posted a wild conspiracy online that the federal government is going to be “rounding up and executing” blacks as a way to deal with them in light of events in Ferguson, Missouri. Anastasia Robertson would also go on to compare America to the KKK, and said that orders to “exterminate” blacks were not coming from local police departments themselves, but from “high up.” A video of her walking out of a City Council meeting after being accused of inciting racial tensions went viral. However, the comments were swept under the rug after the Councilwoman explained that it was her word choice – not her lunatic rants – that were the problem, and she deleted the posts.
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