Asshole of the Year Award

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I know it’s only February, but we have an early favorite:

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky.—U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning predicted over the weekend that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg would likely be dead from pancreatic cancer within nine months.

During a wide-ranging 30-minute speech on Saturday at the Hardin County Republican Party’s Lincoln Day Dinner, Bunning said he supports conservative judges “and that’s going to be in place very shortly because Ruth Bader Ginsburg … has cancer.”

“Bad cancer. The kind that you don’t get better from,” he told a crowd of about 100 at the old State Theater.

“Even though she was operated on, usually, nine months is the longest that anybody would live after (being diagnosed) with pancreatic cancer,” he said.

[snip]

Bunning also reiterated that he would run for re-election in 2010. But he said he doesn’t have the ability to raise money like U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who spent more than $20 million in last year’s election.

Bunning, who only has about $150,000 in his campaign account, has been criticized because of his inability to raise money.

“I’m not only asking for your support, but if you have a $25 check somewhere, or whatever, you can send it, I’ll cash it,” he told the group.

Note to self: Send at least $25 to whomever is running against this prick.

[Cross-posted at Betty Cracker]

Posted by Betty Cracker on 02/23/09 at 07:16 AM • Permalink

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Would it be wrong to hope he comes down with a case of raging ball rot?

Oops, too late.

Leaving aside what would happen if a Democratic Congresscritter said this about a conservative SCJ, what the fuck ever happened to basic human decency or barring that, the realization that what you’re about to say is fucked up and not saying it? Seriously, the only thing missing from his statement is maniacal laughter and a shout of “Soon the Jewess will be dead!”

“I’m not only asking for your support, but if you have a $25 check somewhere, or whatever, you can send it, I’ll cash it,” he told the group.

This sounds like a job for Michael Moore!

Will he accept the equivalent value in rotting fish?

Oh man, I wish the Republicans would just STFU.

I already committed my morning to calling Richard Shelby and demanding he produce his birth certificate.  Now I have to call this fucktard and let him know how long actuarial tables say he has left to live and of what diseases he is most likely to die.

Sigh.  My Monday is shot.

My first impression when I read that was that he’s acting, perhaps intentionally, like a cartoon villain.  Kind of like how on Batman, the Penguin would do a tv appearance announcing his next crusade against Gotham City.  And, how he would defeat Batman.

It made me wonder if he sees his base as the kind of people that would watch Batman and root for the villains.

In 2 years time, hyperinflation will make that $25 worth about one cent.

Mrs. YAFB wrote to tell him that one of her mum’s neighbors was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer eight years ago, and is still going strong.

I’d send him $25 just to see a bum-fight in the primary.

There have been rumors for years that Bunning is in early stages of Alzheimer’s. Personally, I just think he’s a douche nozzle.

Note to self: Send at least $25 to whomever is running against this prick.

Or send money to him so he (rather than someone less assoholic) survives the GOP primary.  Then send money to his Democratic opponent.

I don’t know, it makes me nervous.

I’m worried that the spineless-as-your-typical-garden-variety-amoeba Dems will cave on anything resembling a progressive, and we’ll get some Blue Dog asshole replacement for one of the most reliably reasonable voices on the court.

Whatever happened to the Filibuster?  The actual ‘Read the entire New York city phone book’ style affair?

I’m not feeling hopey.

Personally, I consider the current Republican party a giant malevolent tumor on Democracy and hope Barack Obama can shrink it before it does more damage.

Comment by J. on 02/23/09 at 02:41 PM

You know sometimes there are no words in the American lexicon that can adequately describe such a person, so I shall have to resort to British for this particular person,

Mr. Bunning you sir are a twat! 

There that told him.

Though in reading over this again, it struck me that at least Bunning acknowledges that the Supreme Court matters.

Jim Bunning—Dumber Than Shit, But Smarter Than PUMA!

(Of course, I do need to recognize the role Ms. Ginsberg’s ailing corpus is currently playing in PUMA fundraising initiatives—right, Heidi CowPouty?)

Mr. Bunning you sir are a twat!

Bunning is The War Against Terror?

Bunning is and will always be a complete moron the republicans wonder why they are viewed in America as snobs and assholes they need look no further then Sen. Bunning you sir are a disgrace to the American people and your mother

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