While I have been a little dismissive and hard on the “tea parties” on here, I do recognize that there is a trace of grassroots movement to them. I also realize that the right wing has successfully been able to bottle up the anger of the white right and seems to have been able to organize them. Where I have been harder on them was their fringe positions, and misguided anger, and being able to be controlled by being able to be manipulated by a couple billionaires and a cable station. I have to admit though that I was wrong, very wrong. The “tea partiers” are more extreme fringe than I even originally suspected.
There is this story from Delaware, where the tea party star, has the GOP party scared she will knock out incumbent Mike Castle.
Believe it or not, we can trump the lunacy of Christine O’Donnell, with the outright insanity of Sharron Angle!
As if these wackos were not enough there is someone even wackier still…Arthur Robinson! Robinson is running in the 4th Congressional District against one of the better and most progressive members of congress, Peter Defazio. Robinson has not only advocated dumping Nuclear and crude oil waste in to the sea, but he is also well known for homeschooling his children and selling the curriculum. To make ends meet he also sells a book comparing africans to retarded children.
There was a time that people this fringe would run as a third party candidate, get a couple hundred votes and never be heard from again. Now they are stars of the Republican party. What could President Obama possibly of done to make people think that voting for loons like Robinson, Angle, etc… would be a good idea? Its not like he bailed out wall st, started 2 wars, gave billions to big pharma and spied on Americans…..
They all need to take a page out of the Jan Brewer debate book: