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    On this date in 2015, 2016, 2017, as well as 2018, "Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day" published profiles of Sheila Butt , a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives who we gave special attention to for responding to the existence of the Council of American-Islamic Relations on Facebook by suggesting that she should start a Council of Christian Relations and a NAAWP (which would presumably be the National Association for the Advancement of White People). What Butt might have wanted to check before she shot her mouth off that there already WAS a NAAWP back in 1953, founded by a White Supremacist in response to the NAACP. It fell apart within two years, but made a comeback in 1979, being run by none other than former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke. Sheila Butt refused to apologize, claimed she was being unfairly targeted by a liberal conspiracy for her remarks, and was offended that anyone would even suggest she was racist because of them. Butt, who is a pastor’s wife, also wrote a book in 2008 that gave advice like to not date outside one’s race to avoid having biracial children, along with other tips like “find a young man who believes he is a breadwinner so his wife could be a stay home mom someday”, that “we did not come from ‘goo’ as the theory of evolution suggests”, and that “being gay is a choice” that is typically made because of “Satan, a bad sexual experience with members of the opposite sex, or a mom who didn’t encourage her son’s masculinity”. As a legislator, Butt has racked up the kind of voting record you might expect from a Tennessee Republican, including trying to nullify federal firearms laws, declare abortion as against the law because there’s nothing in the Constitution regarding it, and to try and name the Bible as the state book. And yes, she’s quite the theocrat, having produced legislation that would ban public schools from mentioning other religions during world history lessons, because she felt Islam was being given too much attention in it., being concerned that acknowledging it exists and played a role in world history could amount to “indoctrination”. Go figure, she also started haranguing Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam to block the admission of Syrian Refugees that might be resettled into the state in November of 2015. She’s also currently on board with Tennessee Republicans’ attempts to prevent the removal of Confederate monuments (but she still insists she’s not racist). But perhaps her lowest moment was when she argued against putting rape and incest exceptions into an abortion bill because they are “not verifiable”, which would be news to a lot of crime labs with rape kits and genetic testing, but it’s still sad to see a woman who believes anyone who seeks an abortion due to rape should be immediately be under suspicion of deception. Oh, and we weren’t the only ones who noticed the phenomenon that is Sheila Butt, as Samantha Bee gave her a special spotlight on Season One of her TBS show, Full Frontal, back in April of 2016, where she mocked Butt not only for her new stance on transgender citizens using public bathrooms (Hint: Butt’s ideas are on the intolerant side of the issue) for all of what we covered, and referred to Butt’s book for advice for girls, “Instead, do all the stuff Sheila Butt suggests, or as she may call it, ‘Butt Stuff.’ This Tennessee state representative wants you to do lots and lots of Butt stuff. Do Butt stuff until it hurts!” And, we have some great news… apparently all the criticism and mockery finally withered away enough on Sheila Butt that she has decided to retire after four terms in office, and did not be running for re-election in 2018. Thus, we’ll retire her profile at this time and go ahead and take a look at a different wacky Republican today instead. (Current crazy/stupid scoreboard, is now 761-40, since this was established in July 2014.)


    John Fitzgerald

    Welcome to the 761st original “Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day” profile, where today we’ll be discussing John Fitzgerald, a Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives who was going to challenge Democrat Mark DeSaulnier by campaigning on the issues that really matter to GOP voters these days… like denying the existence of the Holocaust.

    Yes, that’s right… the Republican Party had yet another anti-Semitiic lunatic on the ballot in 2018, and Fitzgerald “campaigned” by going on Neo-Nazi podcasts to talk about his dedication to “exposing the Holocaust as a fabricated lie. He insisted he wasn’t anti-Semitic and was “just stating facts”, but that’s hard to believe considering he actually ordered robocalls that warned about “Jews taking over the world”, while blaming them for 9/11. Fitzgerald is also such a moron that he paid for the calls to be made outside of the district he was running for office in. And, one would think that Republican voters aren’t just brain dead enough to vote for anything with an “R” next to their name… and yet, Fitzgerald still got 26% of the vote.

    For f***’s sake, the state of your party, Republicans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by worstblogever View Post
    The same party that tried convincing us that socialized healthcare in 2009-2010 were actually "Death Panels"... is the same party right now arguing that detention centers where migrant children are being detained after being ripped away from their parents in the cheapest conditions-without basic human rights, clean living conditions, and have reported in some instances to have been locked in sealed vans overnight... that party would like you tell now tell you how unfair it is that experts on concentration camps are calling them "concentration camps".

    The GOP can go get f***ed, from where I'm sitting.
    The gatekeepers who concern-troll about whether we can call the camps where the children died concentration camps, who disagree with Mr. Godwin himself what Godwin's law means, who tell us we cannot call the people enabling fascism new Lindberghs: History will not be kind to them, if anyone is still alive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulBullion View Post
    The gatekeepers who concern-troll about whether we can call the camps where the children died concentration camps, who disagree with Mr. Godwin himself what Godwin's law means, who tell us we cannot call the people enabling fascism new Lindberghs: History will not be kind to them, if anyone is still alive.
    Again, I reference that Julius Goat quote.
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    What went wrong in the developing world that it's seeing such a big surge of white supremacists?
    Reaction to the surge of Syrian refugees fleeing the war. They have brown skin, speak a different language and have strange ways. The natives fear them and have become more willing to listen to hate speech.
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    Quote Originally Posted by worstblogever View Post
    Again, I reference that Julius Goat quote.
    I'll have to remember that word.


    Sadly I might have use for it down the road.

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    Bernie Sanders has taken the news that he's slipping behind Elizabeth Warren in polls and into third place as well as you might expect... Sanders is claiming "the corporate wing of the Democratic Party is publicly about 'anybody but Bernie'."

    Because if there's one thing we know about corporations, it's that Elizabeth Warren is exactly who they'd want to be president, right?

    But clearly, there's no evidence that Bernie Sanders is only about himself, and content to ratf*** the Democratic nomination and damage who the eventually nominee is. Why, where would anyone get that idea?
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    Another element to the far right swing is its the surge of fanatics knowing their becoming irrelevant. Conservatism is inherently stuck in the past, within the last 150 years we've advanced at quicker and quicker rates rendering left wing ideas easier and more understandable and conservative ideals stuck in the mud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by worstblogever View Post
    Bernie Sanders has taken the news that he's slipping behind Elizabeth Warren in polls and into third place as well as you might expect... Sanders is claiming "the corporate wing of the Democratic Party is publicly about 'anybody but Bernie'."

    Because if there's one thing we know about corporations, it's that Elizabeth Warren is exactly who they'd want to be president, right?

    But clearly, there's no evidence that Bernie Sanders is only about himself, and content to ratf*** the Democratic nomination and damage who the eventually nominee is. Why, where would anyone get that idea?
    Both Sanders and Trump are still running against Hillary Clinton. And not even the real Hillary, the one in their (and #30's) head.
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    Quote Originally Posted by worstblogever View Post
    Bernie Sanders has taken the news that he's slipping behind Elizabeth Warren in polls and into third place as well as you might expect... Sanders is claiming "the corporate wing of the Democratic Party is publicly about 'anybody but Bernie'."

    Because if there's one thing we know about corporations, it's that Elizabeth Warren is exactly who they'd want to be president, right?

    But clearly, there's no evidence that Bernie Sanders is only about himself, and content to ratf*** the Democratic nomination and damage who the eventually nominee is. Why, where would anyone get that idea?
    Well, they will take her over Bernie, but I think that Warren is really their second to last choice.

    But in the end, Warren and her ideas are easier to swallow for most Americans than Sanders' Socialism. Warren isn't saying to abandon Capitalism, but to fix it and ensure it works for people outside of corner offices. And personally, that's something I can get behind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by worstblogever View Post
    The same party that tried convincing us that socialized healthcare in 2009-2010 were actually "Death Panels"... is the same party right now arguing that detention centers where migrant children are being detained after being ripped away from their parents in the cheapest conditions-without basic human rights, clean living conditions, and have reported in some instances to have been locked in sealed vans overnight... that party would like you tell now tell you how unfair it is that experts on concentration camps are calling them "concentration camps".

    The GOP can go get f***ed, from where I'm sitting.
    My favorite blast from the past today was being reminded of Joe Arpaio. Remember that miserable Gremlin? Well for years he referred to the tent city prison he ran as a "concentration camp".
    I remember him going to the RNC to rant incoherently about immigration, and receiving a presidential pardon for the contempt of court charge he received for thumbing his nose at the courts trying to hold him accountable for racial profiling. The man was a hero of the GOP, so I see the current discussion about AOC's comments to be total bull.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetengine View Post
    Another element to the far right swing is its the surge of fanatics knowing their becoming irrelevant. Conservatism is inherently stuck in the past, within the last 150 years we've advanced at quicker and quicker rates rendering left wing ideas easier and more understandable and conservative ideals stuck in the mud.
    Republicans are raging against the dying of the conservative light, problem is, they’re not going to go down without a fight....and they’ll drag the country into hell with them.
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    Oh, hey, Roy Moore's running for Senate again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCAll View Post
    Oh, hey, Roy Moore's running for Senate again.
    Nothing like a racist, homophobic, anti-Semitic pedophile to carry the torch for what the GOP stand for these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JCAll View Post
    Oh, hey, Roy Moore's running for Senate again.
    Spokesman for Moore was on CNN earlier, Ted Crockett. It went as well as you think it did.

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    ROY MOORE SPOX TED CROCKETT: Because you have to swear on the Bible

    TAPPER: You don't actually have to swear on a Christian Bible

    TED CROCKETT: ... ... ��
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    Quote Originally Posted by worstblogever View Post
    Bernie Sanders has taken the news that he's slipping behind Elizabeth Warren in polls and into third place as well as you might expect... Sanders is claiming "the corporate wing of the Democratic Party is publicly about 'anybody but Bernie'."

    Because if there's one thing we know about corporations, it's that Elizabeth Warren is exactly who they'd want to be president, right?


    But clearly, there's no evidence that Bernie Sanders is only about himself, and content to ratf*** the Democratic nomination and damage who the eventually nominee is. Why, where would anyone get that idea?
    The math here is all kinds of "You're Kidding Me, Right?"

    Let's take a minute, and go over why.

    The conclusion you seem to be coming to is what's in blue. It is a pretty foolish conclusion.

    We are essentially looking at "Running From A Tiger..." rules in this scenario you are on about. "Business As Usual..." Dems don't need Warren to win. They don't want Warren to win. What they do want is Sanders slowed down just enough that a more and more out of touch Biden has a good shot at beating Sanders. Which Warren peeling off "Actually Left Of Right-Center..." Democratic Primary voters will do.

    So, yeah. The idea that Sanders is claiming "the corporate wind of the Democratic Party is publicly about 'anybody but Bernie' " equals Sanders is somehow against Warren is kinda goofy.

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    Also worth noting that the following is in the linked article...

    Most people took this as an indirect (or not-so-indirect) shot at Warren, but Sanders denied to Cuomo that his tweet was actually an attack against his fellow senator, explaining “that tweet was not about Elizabeth Warren at all. Not at all. Elizabeth is a friend of mine, and we’re going to run what I hope are issue-oriented campaigns.”
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