March Madness is upon us, in more ways than one. We know that right-wingers will howl with outrage over anything President Obama does — from using Air Force One to encouraging students to stay in school, and vacationing in Hawaii in stead of Pigeon Forge. So it’s no surprise that conservatives are losing it over President Obama’s March Madness picks.
This year, Rush Limbaugh led the chorus of complaint.
Brietbart’s Daniel Flynn added, “Pieces of Ukraine are falling apart and the health care plan’s a mess. But we finally have a president who really knows basketball, and for the next three weeks that’s all that matters. Thank goodness for distractions.” Never mind that George W. Bush didn’t let his own war get in the way of his golf game.
Here’s the rest of this week’s “March Madness,” from some of your favorite right-wingers.
- Cari Christman, executive director of the new GOP PAC RedState Women, tried to explain the GOP’s alternative to equal pay legislation, but all she managed to say is that women are too “busy,” for equal pay.
- Annoyed by House Republicans’ plans to vote on the construction of a National Women’s History Museum, Rush Limbaugh quipped, “We already have, ladies and gentlemen, I don’t know how many museums for women all over the country. They are called malls.”
- News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdock is calling for an Irish boycott of Guinness for pulling out of New York’s St. Patrick’s Day parade to protest the exclusion of LGBT groups. Murdoch claims that Guinness was “bullied by gay orbs,” to pull out of the parade — without irony.
- Sen. Lindsey Graham’s new campaign ad is all Benghazi all the time.
- South Dakota Republican state Sen. Phil Jensen doesn’t believe businesses should deny service to black people, but he doesn’t think there should be a law against it. Jensen recently proposed a law to permit businesses and residents to refuse services to LGBT customers, which ultimately died in committee.
- Creationists like Ken Hamm of “Answers in Genesis,” freaked when the new “Cosmos” series started off with the Big Bang. Too bad for them that a recent scientific discovery uncovered the Big Bang’s “smoking gun.”
- Sen. David Vitter (R, LA) praised the Koch brothers as “the most patriotic Americans in the history of the Earth.” Vitter didn’t specify whether that goes all the way back to the Big Bang.
- Home Depot co-founder and top Chris Christie donor Ken Langone became the latest right-wing one-percenter to compare populism to nazism.
- Illinois Republican congressional candidate Susan Atanus, who made headlines for calling severe weather and dementia “punishments” for same-sex marriage from an “angry God,” just won her primary.
- After a rambling speech about how Sarah Palin predicted Putin’s invasion of Crimea, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R, TX) then read an old “Saturday Night Live,” skit to prove his point.
- Bill O’Reilly claimed the Media is covering the disappearance of the Malaysian airliner because, “It doesn’t want to cover stories like the IRS and Benghazi.” That’s probably because there are no stories to cover.
- Glenn Beck blamed the government for his crazy theories about the missing Malaysian airliner.