Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The mean inherit the nation -- for now

Tuesday's results in North Carolina and Indiana show that Americans have a pretty good mean streak.

Indiana ousted Republican Dick Lugar for a freakish teabagger whose views are definitely not mainstream.

Here's a sample from Richard Mourdock, who won in a landslide:

"Let's do away with the departments of Education, Energy, Commerce, Housing and Urban Development," Mourdock, 60, told ABC, adding that he also wants to dump the IRS.

He says the budget plans of House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., have not gone far enough.
"I think there needs to be more partisanship" in Washington, he said.
In North Carolina, homophobia reigns. Voters overwhelmingly banned same-sex marriage. Yes, this is the south where marrying relatives is still condoned.
Still, the marriage-equality gambit should show Democrats that this is not an issue on which to run a presidential campaign. All it does is incite the loonies and they flock like zombies to the voting booth.

Meanwhile, there are a number of alarming stories out there about right-wing extremists and their threats of violence.

In Virginia, a "GOP Newsletter Calls for Armed Revolution if Obama Re-Elected."

In Missouri, a teabagger said they "have to kill the Claire bear." Naturally, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) is getting additional security.
Should Obama get re-elected, it appears some Americans may go ballistic.

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