Republican Hopefuls Moving Further Right
[su_right_ad]Republicans vying for Congress have gone off the deep end.
One nominee proposed reclassifying single parenthood as child abuse. Another suggested that four “blood moons” would herald “world-changing, shaking-type events” and said Islam was not a religion but a “complete geopolitical structure” unworthy of tax exemption. Still another labeled Hillary Rodham Clinton “the Antichrist.”
Congressional Republicans successfully ended their primary season with minimal damage, but in at least a dozen safe or largely safe Republican House districts where more mild-mannered Republicans are exiting, their likely replacements will pull the party to the right, a move likely to increase division in an already polarized Congress…
Even the conservative firebrand Paul Broun of Georgia, who is leaving the House, is likely to be replaced by Jody Hice, a radio host and Southern Baptist pastor who may be even more conservative…
[Howard]. Coble, an 83-year-old known as much for his colorful sport jackets as his aw-shucks demeanor, will almost certainly be replaced by Mark Walker, a Baptist pastor who wrote on Facebook that he “had the privilege of spending an hour with an African-American male who grew up in the inner city,” but that “most of these Americans have no concept of the pride and joy when we, as parents, invest in our children.”
Having once called evolution a lie from “the pit of hell,” Mr. Broun, the departing representative from Georgia, would be hard to beat on the inflammatory front. But Mr. Hice has a record. He once said of women in politics, “If the woman’s within the authority of her husband, I don’t see a problem. ”[su_csky_ad]