Former Texas GOP Chair Says Immigration Reform Will Lead to End of Times, Demonic Branding

cathie-adamsIn one of the most ludicrous statements I’ve ever heard, former chair of the Republican Party of Texas Cathie Adams told a right-wing radio station that she has no doubt that immigration reform will lead to the “end of times.”

Where to even begin.

First, apparently she feels immigration reform will open the flood gates for immigrants from predominantly Muslim countries to gain access to the benefits of being an American.  She goes on to push that this is a huge issue because many of these people are lacking the “best of intentions” for Americans.

Because, you know, all individuals from Muslim countries are apparently terrorists.

And she claims biometric testing for immigrants (digital fingerprints, photos), something that has already been a policy for individuals seeking any kind of access to the country, will lead to “demonic” branding—another clear sign of the “end of times.”

She also goes on to say that even individuals from Buddhist or Hindu countries will also use this reform to flee to this country so that they can install Sharia Law.

From now on, when a conservative says the term “Sharia Law” I’m just going to interpret that as “I’m insane and I don’t understand a single thing about the United States Constitution.”

These right-wing radicals who continue to perpetuate this idea that Sharia Law is some kind of threat to taking over Constitutional laws in this country are clearly mentally unstable or blatantly trying to fear monger.  The ironic part is, many of those who are terrified of Sharia Law (religious laws) making their way into our system of laws, are often the same people who try and pass laws based on their religious beliefs.

Both being violations of our First Amendment, by the way.  But it’s okay for them to do it, because they’re trying to pass laws which are based on their religious beliefs.  But they sure as heck don’t like the idea of another religion possibly doing the same thing.  Even though Sharia Law has basically no chance at overruling our established system of laws.

Now to give you a little background on just how ridiculous this woman is, in May she implied that Grover Norquist (the leading person behind the Republican economic stance against any tax increases) has shown signs of “converting to Islam” because—he’s grown a beard.

For those of you who might not know, Grover Norquist is married to a Muslim woman.  This, of course, means his beard is a sign that he’s on his way to becoming an Islamic radical.

The terrifying part about this is just a few years ago (2010) this woman ran the Republican party in Texas.

And it’s people like this which expose the real foundation behind the continued radicalism of the Republican party.  It’s these people who seem to view science as a neat magic trick and believe dinosaurs were on Noah’s Ark who have taken over the GOP, and are creating legislation based on their religious interpretations of the Bible as opposed to utilizing reality, history, science or math.

Because when a woman as imbalanced as Ms. Adams just a few years back ran the Republican party in the largest conservative state in the United States, with a belief system that all Muslims are terrorists, Hindus are moving here to implement Sharia Law, having a beard might equate to Islam and immigration reform will lead to “demonic” branding and is a sign of the “end of times”…

Something is very wrong with your party.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • Fred

    Wait… Hindus promoting Shari’a? What? I am confused by the complete ignorance of someone who would think such a thing possible.

    • meatwad_SSuppet

      It is the clues to the condition. The next time someone brings up anti-abortion terms, I’m dropping the sharia law threat on them.

  • Connie

    When will the madness end?

  • Connie

    When will the madness end?

    • Michael Hill

      When these people are gathered up and euthanized.

      • RF

        ‘these people’. sounds like you’re well on your way to becoming one of them.

    • YouKnowMe

      “When the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.”

  • ktrav

    I have a relative who is not religious but still believes that Sharia Law is the greatest threat to this country. He lives and breathes right-wing radio. He is very clearly not the sharpest knife in the drawer but this seems over the top even for him. This tells me that there is a very real push by the extreme right to engender fear and not just to the religious but to the deeply prejudiced as well. It’s hard to combat such stupidity. And, of course, they link it to Obama. More stupidity. There is so much stupidity out there…

    • meatwad_SSuppet

      While the noahide laws are taking over, in real time.

  • Pipercat

    The three tenets of Conservative arguments: Fear, Fallacy and Falsehood. The three F’s, if you will. This ding dong managed a hat trick…

    • gremmie69

      There’s a few more “F”‘s that could be added to this list

  • Michael Siever

    The reason Cathie Adams is this crazy can be summed up this way: She married a rich doctor, 20 years older than her, and decided to be a stay-at-home mom/housewife, and since she never leaves the house, she watches Fox News all day, so she can learn what needs to be parroted out to the masses.

  • grannieannie2

    Look at her photo carefully! Does she look sane to you?

    • Pipercat

      Moreover, does head whistle in a stiff breeze?

  • RYAN

    sooooooooooo sad…. how do people this stupid get into a position of power?!?!

    • Reconnector

      Live in Texas marry well, stay in the basement while husband is away, locked in a room with Faux news, kibbles and bits and that “special” texas drinking water (oil, cow shit and mountain dew). This special kind of stupid is the product of a long history of breeding with longhorns, humans and armadillos ! The misshapen head, the far way look in the eyes the special row of tiles down the back and a complete lack of a fundamental grasp of Reality, are the symptoms . Other States have laws to assist refugees from Texas abort these, BUT, it’s Texas MEMBER (Texan for remember) !! If it’s WHITE it is ALL RIGHT !!! lmmfao ship of fools and Cap’n Perry

      • Don Rodgers

        Not all of us are neocons and repugs here, dude, and we are trying real hard to go blue.

  • Scott McMahon

    Hindus and Bhuddists imposing the Sharia…..?? OH MY LORD, the stupid is strong in this one, Master Yoda……

  • Dave Pavlatos

    She just needs to go back on her meds…..the good news is that the ACA will cover her preexisting condition!!!!!

  • Gene Dale Moore

    Shari’a Law where one religion forces it’s views on everyone and punishes and denies rights to people who brake or goes against their religion’s law sounds a lot like what her and her tea party friends are already trying to do.

  • Reconnector

    Yep must be something in the Water ! Texas is the Ship of Fools that has left the Harbor !!!

  • LJRhodes

    I’m glad she’s doing her part to help further cement Texas’ reputation as the Middle East of the Southwest. Apparently high heat mixed with low humidity makes people batshit crazy. Texas, Arizona, Iran, Palestine…it’s becoming increasingly difficult to tell all of these places apart judging solely by the behaviors of their residents.

    • Don Rodgers

      What’s this low humidity crap?? Obviously you’ve never been in Ft. Worth in the summer.

  • David Sonoma

    Hmm. “Adams”. Were her ancestors those evil Brits who tried to enslave this country, then invaded us and burned the White House? Yes, just as I thought: we should be permanently banning immigration from Britain, and deport their descendents, who are clearly shown to be a threat to our democracy. Evidence: Cathie Adams.

    • Alex

      That’s an intelligent response David…. Ass! Most of this country ‘claims’ to be British in some way shape or form… If I had £1 for the amount of times I’ve heard”I’m one tenth Irish” or “I’m one sixteenth Scottish” you’re right, us Brits are clearly a threat to your democracy! I’ll just tell you now, governments around the world are laughing uncontrollably at some of the “debates” going on here. Namely ones stemmed from republican mouths like this. It is actually laughable. And it really says a lot when one of the first questions I hear from new American friends here is “so what does Britain and the rest of the world really think of us Americans?” If you have to be paranoid enough to ask that question, you know something is wrong. David, you have p*ss*d me off in particular though because your hatred and racism has surpassed middle eastern ‘generic’ civilisations and now proceeded to demand that Britain (probably Americas greatest ally) should now be all deported and immigration bans. Yeh, good one David! Idiot! ‘Your’ country is made up of all different nationalities, get used to it. I’m here because my fiancée is American. So president David would say that we are not allowed to be together, is that what you’re saying? I didn’t choose to be here and fall in love with an American, it happened… That’s life. Get over yourself thinking this country is so much better than everywhere else and the arrogance that “everyone wants to move and live here” I’d also like £1 for how many people say “you’re from England? Wow I’d love to live there! So much better than here.” Then in the next breath, holding their chest and singing one of our songs/anthems to a flag. Banning immigration from Britain… Please, really? I’m here, I’m good, I help a lot of people here and live the law of the land and make no fuss. While these half wits try to get in a position where they can run the country. Tell me now who is a threat to your democracy! Oh and FYI, Britain is a democracy too. Only we have free healthcare 😉

      • FrogFan

        Nice post, Alex. But, um, methinks that David was using irony and/or sarcasm…

      • Eric Wesley Mobley

        Wow! This post just goes to show that there are crazy people everywhere. Hey Alex, Dave was just trying to illustrate the obvious ridiculousness of the Tea Party rhetoric by substituting this persons nationality into the same statements used by them against other peoples’. AKA – it was a freaking JOKE! Didn’t John Cleese invent humor in 1969 in Britain? Lighten up, mate.

      • Femmedujour

        Alex, have you heard of satire?

      • grannieannie2

        Alex, I welcome all the “Brits” who come here! That David would probably want to deport me too, because I left the good ‘ol USA and lived in Brazil for 7 years and later returned to Brazil to adopt two Brazilian kids. I was afraid to adopt here because I might have gotten a David. (That’s not true, adoption here takes much more money and has or had a whole trunkful of stupid rules, such as both adoptive parents have to be of the same religion as the mother of the child being adopted. Ever hear of anything so stupid?)

  • Rick Heath

    O_O….Good Heavens, where do I even begin? This has to be the most batshit thing I think I have ever heard of, and that is saying a lot considering I have listened to a LOT of crazy Republican comments in the last few years.

    Mrs. Adams… and for that matter the rest of you whack-a-doodles in the GOP… keep spouting nonsense please. A few more years of this and the GOP will being utterly discredited and fade from relevance entirely.

    Say hello to the Whigs for us. =)

  • gremmie69

    what the hell is “demonic branding” ??? Is it anything like passing laws where men can tell women what to do with their reproductive organs ???

    • BradLewis

      Good one!

  • gremmie69

    “Today television news is watched more often than people read newspapers, than people listen to the radio, than people read or gather any other form of communication. The reason: People are lazy. With television you just sit – watch – listen. The thinking is done for you.” Roger Ailes (president of Fox News Channel)

  • grannygrey50

    Geez, I am in trouble…my husband grew a beard years ago…IN TEXAS…Oh, he USED TO BE a Republican..but he isn’t any more…and he is a native Texan, and considering ‘renouncing his Texas heritage’.

  • pandapal

    Where did you read this, Cathy Adams–The National Inquirer??? Surely you didn’t make this up yourself, or did you? It’s pretty dumb. Maybe you fell on your head recently. That’s the only other explanation I can think of for your totally inane, idiotic, imbecilic, moronic, irresponsible and just plain silly pronouncements.

  • Charlie123

    Well, Sharia Law forbids abortion, so we’ve got to stop it!