Minimum Competency

While ridiculing the “tea party” movement and the fact that they are an “astroturf” organization funded by the Koch Brothers. I have also acknowledged that while started artificially, they did tap into some serious anger of people in this country. I agree with President Obama, that much of the anger is displaced. That’s not the point I would like to bring up here. I understand wanting “career” politicians out of office, because I think in many(not all) instances they do tend to lose focus on who they are and where they came from. However, I also think there has to be a minimum competency for people who we actually do send to Washington(and Madison for that matter). No matter what side you are on, you have to agree, that the functions that government does control are extremely important. To put too many people in office who are over their head, will be bad for everyone, regardless of ideology. Lately there have been too many frightening examples.

As Zach pointed out recently, Sean Duffy is but one example. There is republican Senatorial candidate(and tea partier) in Alaska, who thinks unemployment benefits are unconstitutional. Delaware Tea Party candidate Glen Urquhart, finished his statement with this quote:

“So the next time your liberal friends talk about the separation of Church and State, ask them why they’re Nazis.”

Arizona’s appointed Governor Jan Brewer, shows why she is not much of a debater. Then of course there is Christine O Donnell, who is just plain batshit crazy.

So the question is do you trust these people with your military, roads, $3 trillion dollar budget and the future of our country?


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  1. Seeing people on the far right call Democrats “Nazis” is the strangest thing of all. Half or more of the Republicans I personally know are unashamedly racist, support torture, and frequently say that certain people deserve to die. No, not all Republicans are like that, but every person I’ve met that votes Democratic most of the time opposes torture and opposes bigotry and supports freedom and justice for everyone, even if they disagree with them.

    My only conclusion is that the far right is living in their own fantasy world where the Democrats are really old style Russian communists Out To Get Them And Their FAMILIES!!!!

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