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Actually, that headline is misleading. There’s a TIE for the Worst Republican in the World. It’s a tie between this Congressional candidate from Illinois, and this guy who is running a primary for the House of the Representatives – the STATE House of Representatives – in Florida.
Sure you’ve never heard of them, they are fringe candidates running without the support of the GOP, and the GOP has even denounced their insane comments…but meh. They are apropos of a national Republican Party that is something something all the things.
And I get this is the game we play. To paraphrase Charles C.W. Cooke (just because I can’t find the actual tweet), the formula when liberals play these games (knowing when they lie most in the media will swear by it) goes like this:
– Find something stupid some conservative said somewhere.
– Isolate it as the common thought amongst conservatives, because National leaders don’t denounce local crackpots.
I don’t mind liberals acting like liberals. This is what they do. This is the game. My only rub is the handwringing from other Republicans, mimicking the lefts talking points that the crazy people liberals knowingly cherry picks out of obscurity speaks for all of us, and it’s the Tea Party’s/solve for x’s fault.
I’ve never been a big fan of “you must denounce” in the first place, but you want me to denounce? Fine. The idiots in the two links above don’t speak for me or any other sane person. All I ask is that when something stupid is inevitably said by anyone who has a (R-State) after their last name, some of my friends on the right consider these seven things before accepting the analyst job from NBC new. Maybe even counter with them:
1. Rand Paul and Ted Cruz are our friends. MSNBC and the Huffington Post are not.
2. “Abortion Barbie” is about as divisive as “Caribou Barbie,” which the former is a parodied response to.
3. If you aren’t outraged by Union protesters comparing Gov. Scott Walker to Hitler, or abortion protesters giving their tweenage daughters signs that say “If I wanted the government in my vagina I’d fuck a senator,” then your criticism of overzealous Tea Partiers is invalid.
4. Republican officials and Democrat officials both make equal amounts of idiotic comments. One just gets more media coverage.
5. Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck speak for all conservatives as much as Bill Maher and Michael Moore speak for all liberals. And Alex Jones speaks for neither of them.
6. I’m not a fan of Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachman either, but before criticizing all conservative women for being dumb, listen to some of the idiotic comments that come out of the mouths (and goes unchallenged by the media) from people like Nancy Pelosi and Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
7. Joe Biden.
Just a thought.