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A layman's guide to synapse firing in the conservative bigot species

I’m not a neurologist, ethnologist, anthropologist or sociologist and I don’t play any of them in the coffeehouse, but it seems like there needs to be some scientific research into these frequent bigot eruptions by conservatives and mouth-breathers. I don’t quite understand how their brains operate, other than to speculate there is some kind of sludge up in their craniums that is inhibiting healthy synapse firing.

Take today’s latest misfire, by SC Republican officials Bamberg County GOP Chairman Edwin Merwin, and Orangeburg County GOP Chairman James Ulmer. In their defense of Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC), who is accused of not bringing home the bacon for the Palmetto State, the hive mind of Merwin and Ulmer came up with this, run as a guest editorial in The Times and Democrat.

There is a saying that the Jews who are wealthy got that way not by watching dollars, but instead by taking care of the pennies and the dollars taking care of themselves.”

That’s right, friends. DeMint is like a “Jew watching our nation’s pennies.” Think about this. Not one, but both Merwin and Ulmer had the synapses firing and as the thought traveled from the brain to the hand to the keyboard, to the later review of the editorial, neither of them thought that statement was a problem.

This is why the GOP bigot brain needs scientific analysis. Most normal individuals don’t have the old saw “penny pinching Jews” rattling around upstairs, and if they do, the phrase never makes it out of the cob-webbed recesses of their brains down to the tongue to form the words and to the larynx to assist in uttering the asshattery out of the piehole.

And in the communication method of choice for these GOP officials, the common sense/taste filter upstairs is damaged so that the thought doesn’t find its way to the eyes and fingers to tap out the filth, to print it out, read it or hit a send button to send it to a newspaper editor.

What is going on upstairs in these individuals? This isn’t about being PC, it’s about internalizing bigotry up in the brain where it is catalogued in the “ready to burst forth in creative, witty splendor” section rather than the “not for consumption – under lock and key” area.

Take another South Carolinian GOP official who has the same synapse disorder — former chairman of the state elections commission Rusty DePass. His epic eruption occurred in June when he referred to the First Lady in this manner on his Facebook page:

The exchange occurred after Trey Walker, an advisor to S.C. Attorney General Henry McMaster, posted an innocuous Facebook update about this morning’s escape of a Western Lowlands Gorilla from Columbia’s Riverbanks Zoo. Walker’s harmless update, however was followed by a highly-questionable comment from longtime SCGOP activist and former State Senate candidate, Rusty DePass.

I’m sure it’s just one of Michelle’s ancestors – probably harmless,” DePass wrote.

Here at the Blend we’ve covered dozens of racist, sexist and homo/transphobic statements like this that just blow the mind. I just wonder when some serious study will be launched to look deeply into whether there is some clinical issue with the GOP bigot brain. What do you think? Who would you nominate to have their brain explored?

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