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Paul Broun (STFU-Ga) says Jesus will tell him where to go. So will we.


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Politico posted an interesting remark by Paul Broun (STFU-Ga), the wingiest of wingnuts from Georgia who just lost a primary election bid for a seat in the U.S. Senate. Did I say "interesting"? I meant grating.

Rep. Jack Kingston and businessman David Perdue will duke it out in a run-off. Then the winner will oppose Democrat Michelle Nunn in the general election.

What's that? You're not familiar with Paul Broun (scroll)? Allow me:

Both Kingston and Perdue are going after Broun for an endorsement. Gee, who wouldn't want someone as level-headed and rational as Broun vouching for him? In fact, Kingston wanted one up close and personal, requesting to "sit down and talk" to him. Here's what Paul Broun had to say about that:

Broun is willing to talk, but he’s not sure at the moment if he’ll endorse either candidate.

“I will sit down and talk with them,” Broun said Thursday. “I’m just trying to figure out right now where my lord Jesus Christ wants me to go and what he wants me to do.”

Which grated on me. Severely. Between Michele Bachmann hearing voices in her head directly from the Invisible Blue-Eyed White Man in the Sky, to Sarah Palin's confusing Roger Ailes with her god, to Herman Cain, Rick Santorum, and Rick Perry (among others) exploiting their version of god in their campaigns, and, well, don't even get me started on Mike HuckaPreach-- my atheist head is spinning.

Religion has no place in politics. The separation of church and state has been increasingly ignored in recent years, which is not only a threat to our crumbling democracy, it's offensive, and not just to me: Saying "prayers in the name of Jesus Christ before luncheons" made attendee "squirm."

That was in response to the Supreme Court decision finding that sectarian prayers in public meetings are constitutional.

Our public officials are supposed to represent everyone, not just those who believe what they believe. Religious discrimination, aggression, or exclusion are not what the Founding Fathers had in mind.

That aside, I personally find it annoying, disturbing, and/or obnoxious (depending on the circumstances) when politicians force their religion on an entire populace, gush faux Christisms as they hypocritically refuse to treat others as equals and with compassion, and publicly express their reliance on imaginary beings instead of good judgment, experience, and reason.

Enough with the holier than thou self-righteous b.s. Believe what you want to believe, but respect the rest of us enough to do so privately:

The Lord's Prayer:

"When you pray, you are not to be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on the street corners so that they may be seen by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full. 6"But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you. 7"And when you are praying, do not use meaningless repetition as the Gentiles do, for they suppose that they will be heard for their many words.…

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VIDEO- Former McCain/Palin strategist: GOP, Rand Paul need to "de-kookify, there should be total disassociation with the nuts."


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Rachel Maddow discusses the nut-itude of the GOP. She likely needed more than two segments, but she managed to cover a lot despite the time limitations:

For the record, the Southern Avenger guy who Rand Paul hired to write his book for him in 2010 and then to become part of his senate office thereafter, the Southern Avenger is 39 years old. In 2009, he was 35 years old, still going by the title the Southern Avenger and still writing about how the confederacy needed to rise again. And secede from the nation.

And then within a year of that, Rand Paul had him on staff on the payroll writing Rand Paul's book.

And now that Rand Paul is getting asked about it, Senator Paul says the whole secessionist neo-confederacy thing was a youthful indiscretion which this 39-year-old put down months before Rand Paul hired him.

That's apparently all you have to say. That's how Rand Paul is explaining that he's keeping this guy on with him. Salary paid by the taxpayers.

As he heads to purple state Nevada this weekend to attend one of two conservative movement and Republican party Vegas events this weekend spotlighting the most ambitious Republican federal officeholders in the nation alongside the nation's leading proponents of the theory that our country's first black president could not possibly be American, he must be secretly foreign, his presidency is illegitimate and it's a giant conspiracy.

When Republicans talk to each other about how to spend their time, especially in states like Nevada where elections have been pretty close, where Republicans conceivably could have a shot at being competitive in a national race if they could figure out a way to broaden their appeal, when Republicans talk about these things, do they ever talk about how stuff like they're doing this weekend in Las Vegas might interfere with the whole broadening the party's appeal thing? Do you guys ever talk about Joseph Farrah being at your events? Does that ever come up?

So, GOP, how's that reinvention thing (scroll) workin' for ya?

Rachel then interviewed Steve Schmidt, the senior adviser in 2008 to presidential candidate John McCain and his regrettable running mate, Sarah Whatsername:

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In Nevada, it was Sharron Angle. We nominate these kooky people, and we lose general elections. It's extraordinary when you consider the 5 U.S. Senate seats the Republicans have given up. and clearly the lessons have not been learned. There should be a total disassociation with the nuts that are associated with the party here...

What Rand Paul has to understand is that his chief strategic imperative in the race is to de-kookify himself from his dad's shadow. He's not doing that. He's going in the wrong direction...

 What everybody should agree on is that there is no place for the kooks at the table. And this is nutty stuff. 


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Group Wants To Give Tucson Residents Free Shotguns To Reduce Crime



The wingnut version of "A chicken in every pot"!

The Tucson, Ariz. affiliate of the Armed Citizen Project -- a group, according to its website, "dedicated to facilitating the arming of law abiding citizens" -- has announced plans to give away free shotguns in an attempt to reduce crime in parts of the city, the Tucson Weekly reported Tuesday.

Shaun McClusky, who has unsuccessfully run for office in Tucson, said he has raised $12,000 for the effort. The recipients of the guns “will receive a cleaning kit, they’ll receive the shotgun, they’ll receive slugs, they’ll go through a background check and they’ll also go through the training class," he said, according to the report.

The Tucson initiative's website claimed that budget cuts have negatively impacted the Tucson Police Department's ability to respond to emergencies, suggesting that residents take self-protection into their own hands.

Nothing could go wrong there...


More GOP madness... and these stories are from just the past few hours


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It's uncanny that Republicans, specifically conservative Republicans, specifically whacko crazy nutjob far right Republicans, are gung-ho-willing to continue pushing their whacko crazy nutjob far right agenda so enthusiastically after losing the November elections so badly.

Who in their right mind doesn't learn from such obvious mistakes? And by right mind I mean far right mind. And by far right mind I mean beyond help.

Check out today's headlines:

Louisiana GOP Governor [Jindal] Suggests Eliminating Corporate Tax, Paid For By Taxing The Poor

North Carolina Restaurant Owner Writes Lesbian Customers An Anti-Gay Letter

Three Things The NRA Wants You To Believe About Biden’s Gun Safety Task Force That Aren’t True

Video- Gun Activist: If Blacks Had Guns, They Wouldn’t Have Been Slaves

Head Of House Republican Group Is Okay With U.S. Default

Hobby Lobby Manipulating Employees’ Health Care Plans To Deny Them Access To Birth Control

And those are from just today. It's only about 2 pm here in SoCal. I'm sure there's much more wingnuttery where that came from.

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