North Carolina Republicans are circulating court documents that suggest a far-right Tea-Party-backed congressional candidate claimed to be the Messiah, tried to raise his stepfather from the dead, believed God would drop a 1,000-mile high pyramid as the New Jerusalem on Greenland, and found the Ark of the Covenant in Arizona.
Seriously. This guy is the GOP primary front runner to take on Rep. Larry Kissell (D-NC) this fall though he'll have to survive a run-off.
On a blog he writes, entitled "Christ's War," D'Annunzio declared earlier this year that he wanted to "abolish the Departments of Education, Health and Human Services, Agriculture, Energy, Labor, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Transportation, Treasury, and Home Land Security," and the IRS, as well as "any appellate court that has shown an anti Constitutional activism." He also advocated giving control of Social Security and Medicare to the states.
The funny part of this is that he's saying just what the GOP has been encouraging its base in saying with essentially "dog whistle" politicking. They talk about values (their Jesus, period) and over reaching federal powers (drowning in bathtubs) and then act all surprised that people actually take them seriously.
I'm a great advocate of taking them seriously (yes, and pointing and laughing). I want the voters to have an opportunity to see what their crap means in reality. I'm real tired of plutocratic greed and theocracy dressed up in respectability. If the GOP is going to play that damn game somebody on their side will sooner or later actually say what they mean in front of god and everybody - see Rand Paul. They can try to run and hide from it and put their dress-up clothes back on, but they're the ones that amped up the Teabaggery crowd. Good for them. Assholes.