It ain't over till it's over

From Chris at NC Policy watch.

The candidate filing period is over and Republican Party Chair Tom Fetzer and other GOP leaders are touting the party's full slate of candidates as more evidence that all signs point to big Republican gains in Raleigh and Washington in November. But it's more than a little premature to start ordering the champagne. There are small, but growing signs that the predicted Republican wave may have already crested and that voters have just as many doubts about GOP candidates as they do about Democrats.

I'm with Chris. The mighty tempest in the Tea Party cup is already on its way out to sea, as right wing extremists show themselves to be devoid of solutions, compulsive liars, and wildly out of touch with reality. Clearly about 15% of voters are stupid enough to fall for their happy horseshit. The only risk in November will be if the other 85% of voters are too demoralized by spineless Democrats to even bother to go to the polls.


The MSM have picked this up, too

and the ensuing discussion is pretty bizarre. The comments also confirm my 85-15 hypothesis. Looks like the nutcase will win the Republic primary on his long march to Armageddon.

"Abolish the Departments of Education, Health and Human Services, Agriculture, Energy, Labor, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Transportation, Treasury, and Home Land Security. Any duties remaining that are Constitutional should be rolled into other Departments.

"Social Security and Medicare should be cut into fifty proportionate parts and given to the control of the states. All promises should be kept at a percentage proportionate to the individual’s age compared to the retirement age. The new System should be based on individuals preparing for and providing for their own retirement and health care.

"A private safety net system should be encouraged for those who fall through any possible cracks in this system. (Church) Implement the FairTax, repeal the Sixteenth Amendment and abolish the IRS. The original rate to be revenue neutral is 23% but the goal should be to reach a limit of 10% within ten years. Any future revisions that result in tax increases must be passed with a super Majority in both the House and Senate."

Speaking of Amendments to the Constitution

I received this "chain mail" from one of my brother's right wing pals:

(mostly false assumptions go here)

Proposed 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution:

"Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators and/or Representatives; and, Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators and/or Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States ".

Snopes notes that the assumptions for building the case for the "28th amendment" are wholly false.


There cannot fail to be more kinds of things, as nature grows further disclosed. - Sir Francis Bacon law...

I could just tell my criminal clients to just run into the House or Senate chamber, and that way they'll never be able to be arrested with a crime! (Art. I, sec. 6).