Friday, March 27, 2015

The Left-Cheek Ass Clown of the Month for March, 2015

As we move into the closing days of March, it's time to grit our teeth and seek out an appropriate dishonoree to receive our Left Cheek Ass Clown of the Month award ...

Two weeks ago we gave the head-shake and sigh to the 47 GOP senators who sent a stupid and arguably treasonous letter to the government of Iran that even the Iranians didn't take seriously. It's difficult to pick a single awardee that can beat such an achievement, and so today we announce a TIE for the award. Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the co-winners of the Left Cheek Ass Clown of the Month for March, 2015:

Senator Ted Cruz


First, let's look at Ted Cruz ...

Senator Cruz (Republican, Texas) is often described as a "firebrand" for his noisy, take-no-prisoners approach to his job, evidently not realizing that uncontrolled firebrands frequently result in very destructive fires. This past week, Senator Cruz announced his candidacy for president in 2016, indicating his heartfelt desire to be able to expand his buffoonery to a larger stage. He demonstrated his readiness to lead and his keen understanding of law and politics by strongly advocating the repeal of a Federal law which does not exist.

In a Twitter message he sent on March 15th, Cruz thundered to his supporters,

He evidently does not realize that "common core" is not a Federal law that can be repealed, but a set of educational standards developed at the state level and voluntarily accepted by 43 states and the District of Columbia. The federal government played no role in creating the standards and did not require states to adopt them*. 

Co-awardee Dr Ben Carson, is an author and a retired neurosurgeon famous for his work in separating conjoined twins, and has formed an exploratory committee for a presidential run in 2016. To prove his conservative credentials, he has accused President Obama of being a psychopath, compared the Affordable Care Act** to "slavery," claimed that homosexuality is obviously a choice because some people enter prison straight and leave it gay***, and suggested that legalizing gay marriage would pave the way for legal bestiality and pedophilia****.

Ted Cruz and Ben Carson - our co-winners of the Left Cheek Ass Clown Award for March, 2015 ... because I really couldn't make this stuff up.

Have a good day. Come back tomorrow for Cartoon Saturday. More thoughts then.


The Department of Education did, however, offer fiscal incentives to the states as an incentive to adopt the common core standards ... which is not the same thing as requiring that they be adopted.

** Also known colloquially as "Obamacare."

*** To be fair, he has since apologized for that statement.

**** He has since apologized for that one, too, and claims his remarks were taken out of context and misunderstood.


John A Hill said...

WOW! 2 ass cheeks and 48 recipients!
And Sen. Cruz gets to have his face on each cheek!
Has that ever happened before?

The Mistress of the Dark said...

That's a lot of ass clownery :)

eViL pOp TaRt said...

A good choice. But I would mention also the Germanwings co-pilot who deliberately crashed his plane into the French Alps, killing all 150 aboard.

Meredith said...

Neither has a chance of becoming President. Carson because he just lost the bestiality vote!

Linda Kay said...

Angel has a great suggestion...Neither of these candidates has a chance. How about our Texas past governor, who is currently on trial?

KathyA said...

I had such high regard for Ben Carson at one time -- but when he began with the tirade about gays (for which he has apologized -- too little; too late) I lost all respect.

Alas, there was never any disappointment with Cruz...that bar was set below sea level. And his wife -- spending all her savings so that he might run? Scary genetic pool, that.

Mike said...

The republican party has gone to the dogs. And their followers don't realize they can see nothing but assholes.

allenwoodhaven said...

You certainly know how to pick them. Unfortunately it's not challenging enough to find worthy recipients.

Looking forward to Cartoon Saturday!