Debbie Riddle, Our Female Gohmert, Compares Pro-Choice Camp to Hitler

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Bad at math. Worse at politics. But great for laughs!
It's no stretch to say Debbie Riddle is the female equivalent of Louie Gohmert. Both are the most notable proponents of the Terror Baby Theory, planting pregnant Hezbollah operatives just across the border. Both are aging Christianists with little interest in humility or discussion. Both are low-hanging fruit.

There is one discernible difference, though -- Debbie has a greater penchant for social media than Gohmert. She has no qualms with tossing a quick post on whatever hair-brained idea has just crossed the Tomball representative's mind. In the past, Riddle's gotten in hot water for espousing her views on breast-feeding, and her desire to make sure such heinous act is kept behind closed doors. Now, and as predictably as anything this side of Gohmert's hard-headedness, we have Riddle opining on the abortion bills that have brought forth the greatest the filibuster the state has seen in years. After all, did you think Riddle would stand idly by while other Texas pols claimed that fetuses masturbate and that rape kits cause abortion? Of course not.

Unfortunately, Riddle's taken down the post that shared her most recent and least surprising views. But Texas Freedom Network managed to grab a screencap of Riddle's commentary, so that we can enjoy yet another round of wondering whether those in Tomball have any idea of the woman for whom they've voted:

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This one kind of speaks for itself. A bit of fun wordplay -- since they push for abortion rights, they push for slaughtering babies! etc. -- and a bit of righteous judgment from the only side that could possibly have any moral clarity.

But, a quick quibble, Riddle. We acknowledge the fact that you're equating abortion with murder, and we doubt there's anything we could do to dissuade you, or to point you to the simple fact that turning abortion illegal will have no discernible impact on the actual abortion rate. We're a bit certain that you have no appreciation for, and less knowledge of, social science. To you, data is but a horrible four-letter word.

So remember when you said that Hitler killed six million people? Well, you're kind of fudging the facts with this one. (It's likely you don't even know the facts, but that's beside the point.) See, we presume you're alluding to the six million Jews Hitler's regime killed. Fair enough. But you're also overlooking the five million other invalids, and criminals, and gays, and Roma that his Reich passed through the chambers and camps and butcher shops. You're forgetting about five million other people who don't quite fit your Christianist viewpoints, and who suffered through the greatest genocide of the 20th century.

But when was the last time you cared about facts? Or accuracy? Like Gohmert, you seem to have no qualms with spouting off whatever rattles through your dusty, deleterious mind. And while you remain the low-hanging fruit we've always known, you stand as someone with a voice in Texas politics. Even if you believe that anyone supporting a woman's right to choose is somehow pro-death. Jesus.



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11 comments
tireddog01
tireddog01

Abortion clearly results in death, no argument.

Riddle is, for lack of better words, bat**** crazy, no argument.

If I'm to burn in hell it will be for my failures, but not for my refusal to follow Riddle's path to societal salvation.

But fear not, when Debbie steps off the stage her son is being groomed to maintain the political traditions of 'my way or hi-way hardcore theocratic tyranny'.

Kylejack
Kylejack topcommenter

Riddle proposed a bill of using the death penalty for child molesters, even if they didn't kill anyone. Riddle is the pro-death crowd.

wcvemail
wcvemail

SATURDAY! Cathie Adams vs. Debbie Riddle in a kitchen-cage match! Dumbest, most outrageously ignorant public figure takes all, at least until the next round of social media posts. SEE: comparison of hair spray! HEAR: Biblical quotes and history so mangled that they'll never bubble up in the oven to that prized golden fluffiness! SATURDAY! Bring the kids, ask the hubby!

Antonio Castillo
Antonio Castillo

This is coming from a person that continues to use ethnic slurs when she talks about Hispanic immigrants.

Stephanie Savage
Stephanie Savage

speaking not only as a Jew, but a HUMAN, it is NEVER ok to equate or compare anyone to Hitler. period. it only shows your bias and lack of education to properly refer to something more appropriate.

Richard Tew
Richard Tew

If the Houston Press doesn't like her, she must be alright.

H_e_x
H_e_x

@Richard Tew This is also why we can't have good governance.

kathiemuncy1
kathiemuncy1

I guess that you must really like low-information persons in your government?  Too bad, most of us would like the people we elect to show some intelligence but I guess that may be asking too much since we are in Texas and showmanship and playing to the lowest common denominator trumps intelligence every time.  I guess that is why we have managed to elect Rick Perry so many times.  He and his compadres are a prime example of why we need TERM LIMITS   in this state.

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