Republican insanity

I accept that plenty of people aren’t going to agree with me and that we will value things differently in the political realm.  That said, oh how I wish these people were actually sane (from the N&O):

Long after the controversy over President Obama’s birthplace seemed settled, some Republican congressional candidates in North Carolina have brought new attention to the issue as they seek advantages in hard-fought primary races.

Richard Hudson, considered a leading Republican candidate in the race to unseat Democratic U.S. Rep. Larry Kissell in the 8th Congressional District, told a Tea Party group in Rowan County recently that “there’s no question President Obama is hiding something on his citizenship.”

Dr. John Whitley, one of Hudson’s opponents in Tuesday’s primary, declared Obama’s birth certificate a “poorly reproduced forgery” after comparing it to the Hawaiian birth certificate of one of his campaign workers…

George Hutchins, a candidate in District 4 [ my district, no less!], is convinced the birth certificate is a forgery. He promises if elected in the fall to help lead an investigation of the birth certificate, regardless of whether Obama is re-elected or not. The Republican winner in the 4th will face Democrat David Price in the general election.

Oh for the good old days when Republicans were reasonable– like Jesse Helms :-).

About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State

One Response to Republican insanity

  1. Mike says:

    The question you have to ask is:

    Are these Republicans really that stupid or gullible, or do they believe that their constituency is that stupid or gullible.

    Either way, it doesn’t paint a pretty picture of these people.
    This is what happens when the leaders are blinded by the lust for power and hate, and the constituents are likewise blinded by hate and fear.

    It doesn’t help when the media doesn’t call them on it. I suppose a few do, but they really need to come out and jump down these Republicans throats. Unfortunately, they media too is blinded by fear of reprisal and lust for ratings. They would rather be safe and secure by just showing the clip (sometimes) and letting it speak for itself.

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