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The Many Faces of the Republican Party

© Keef Knight

Who says there is no diversity in the Republican party?



  1. Steve wrote:

    I always used to think it was dreadfully unfair that the rest of the world’s population didn’t get a say in the election of the US president, seeing as the US has so much weight in global politics and economy. It didn’t seem fair to me.

    Now with super PACs, however, we can influence elections however we like, so a lack of citizenship isn’t such a problem. Whew!

    Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 4:15 am | Permalink
  2. Iron Knee wrote:

    Voting rights for non-citizen foreigners — the last civil rights frontier!

    Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 8:36 am | Permalink
  3. Dan wrote:

    Charlie Fuqua, AR:

    “We must require all parents to support their children. Any parent that does not support his or her children should be sterilized so that they cannot produce more children that they do not support. Any parent that has his or her parental rights terminated by a court because they have abused or neglected their children should be sterilized …”

    From his book God’s Law (really?..)

    I see libertarian-minded colleagues tie themselves in knots to accommodate and rationalize away the social conservative half of the GOP. I tell myself that the political landscape is not one dimensional, and we all have to put up with the least of evils when lumping for a particular party.

    But then I thought about finding some *real* crazies among the Dems, and I simply could not think of any off the top of my head. It’s no good accusing someone socially-minded of being a communist; the candidate has to be properly bat-sh*t crazy.

    Any nominations?

    Or does the GOP have this part of the market cornered?

    Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 9:30 pm | Permalink
  4. JC for Pennies wrote:

    I wonder how good a parent Mr. Fuqua is?

    Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 6:19 am | Permalink
  5. David Freeman wrote:

    Dan, the closest to bat-shit crazy on the Dem side that I’ve come up with is Cynthia McKinney and I don’t think even she is in the same class as the Republican crazies. In fact I think she’s not even as prone to conspiracy thinking as far out as the average Republican member of the house.

    So, in answer to your question: YES, the GOP does have the crazies market cornered.

    Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 8:52 am | Permalink
  6. JC for Pennies wrote:

    Cynthia McKinney? Wash your mouth out with soap and water, fella. I’ve got the perfect candidate who was a Democrat at one time. Though I don’t know whether he’s still alive, I nominate LYNDON LAROUCHE for chief resident assistant in a nuthouse.

    Friday, October 19, 2012 at 3:48 am | Permalink
  7. hshaw47 wrote:

    Oh Lordy, JC. I had forgotten (thankfully) about Larouche.

    Friday, October 19, 2012 at 12:23 pm | Permalink
  8. Dan wrote:

    Thanks for the names, it’s interesting to see what’s out there. Clearly, a few scraps here and there like LaRouche. He’s quite remarkable: a true equal-opportunity conspiracy theorist. 🙂

    Speaking of conspiracy theorists, that’s a part of Nutlandia that is also primarily (but not uniquely) inhabited by GOP representatives, often of high profile.

    McKinney is slightly off-kilter but rather amateurish compared to the professionals claiming to represent religious social conservatism at this moment in time.

    Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 12:03 pm | Permalink