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GOP Crazies Continue to Win Primaries

August 11, 2010

As if the likes of Rand Paul and Sharron Angle weren’t enough, Tuesday’s primaries bring a fresh crop of GOP-approved wackos to the national spotlight.  In Georgia, it appears likely that the next governor will be a birther, while in Colorado…well, let’s just take them one at a time, shall we?

Some may split hairs over whether former 9th District Representative Nathan Deal of Georgia in fact believes Obama is not a citizen, but no one disputes the fact that in January he sent a letter to the White House demanding proof of the President’s citizenship. This is truly amazing. In a sane world, birtherism would be an instant disqualification; but no, Nathan Deal won the Republican nomination for Georgia governor yesterday.

This being Georgia, that means the next governor will probably be a birther. (Unless former governor and current Democratic candidate Roy Barnes can ride his proposal for an Arizona-style immigration law to victory in November.)

As ridiculous as the birther issue is, in today’s GOP, nothing seems to be too far-out. Case in point:

In related news, Rep. Bill Posey (R-Fla.), often known as “Birther Bill,” is still sponsoring legislation requiring presidential candidates to produce copies of their birth certificates. Matt Finkelstein noted today that Posey’s bill cites “section 5 of article II of the Constitution,” which is interesting because there is no Article II, Section 5. Article II only has 4 sections.

And yet, Rep. Bill Posey will probably win re-election anyway.

Why is this man so happy?

While this epidemic of crazy is unfortunate for Georgia, in Colorado it brings good news. The GOP nominee for Governor is now businessman Dan Maes. Surely you’ve heard of this guy? According to the Denver Post, he told a group of supporters that the Denver Mayor and City Council focusing on the environment, carpooling, bus service and bicycling, was a commie plot to bring Denver into the clutches of the United Nations.  And yes, he’s serious.

Were it not for his primary opponent, Scott McInnis’ ethical issues with a plagiarism-for-pay scandal , this character wouldn’t have stood a chance. Yet here we are. A few weeks ago, realizing that neither of the GOP primary candidates were well-positioned to win in November, Colorado’s all-time favorite nut-job swooped in to save the day. But Tom Tancredo was unable to convince either Maes or McInnis to withdraw. Naturally, he decided to ditch the Republican Party and run as a member of the Constitution Party.

The speculation ever since has been that this third-party candidacy will siphon enough votes away from the GOP candidate to effectively hand the election to the Democrat, Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper. (Yes, he of the communist bicycle-Illuminati conspiracy.) As it turns out, though, whether Tancredo runs or not, Hickenlooper is off to  a double-digit lead. Perhaps some of that is that it’s just so fun to say “Hickenlooper”, but I’m giving Colorado voters the benefit of the doubt – they’re saying no to the crazy.

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. August 11, 2010 5:52 pm

    What’s even wilder Sandi is that Sarah Palin backed Deal’s opponent. For once it might have been nice to have the Sarah pixie dust work. You know you’re in hot water when Palin backs the saner candidate. Deal was too crazy for even Sarah Palin!

    • August 11, 2010 6:10 pm

      Do you think that’s the case? Pretty sure she just picks the woman if there is one.

      • August 11, 2010 8:29 pm

        Good point … she does like her momma grizzly’s. 🙂

        • August 11, 2010 8:34 pm

          The only time I can think of that she endorsed a man when a woman was running is in Alaska against Lisa Murkowski. Palin’s supporting Joe Miller who’s trying to unseat her. So there’s that “mean girl” thing again. 😉

  2. August 11, 2010 4:10 pm

    You call them crazies. Americans call them patriots.

    Please, if you don’t the resurgence of actual Americans and America itself, feel more than free to to leave this country in which you and yours of blood and/or spirit have no valid place.

    • August 11, 2010 6:12 pm

      leave this country in which you and yours of blood and/or spirit have no valid place“?
      Um… okay…. thanks for voicing your opinion

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