September 29, 2014 9:56 am -

[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]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

20 responses to Republican Hopefuls Moving Further Right

  1. mea_mark September 29th, 2014 at 10:12 am

    On the bright side, this really is a sign that the end is near for the republican party. Soon we will be celebrating a new age of political enlightenment as the republican party gets relegated to the dustbins of history. This mid-term election coming up is very likely to be their last hoorah and even it will likely be very disappointing to the conservatives as they are setting their expectations too high. So let’s just grin and bear-it at little while longer and keep pushing them toward the dustbins of history and think about the bright future ahead with out all the wackos.

    • Foundryman September 29th, 2014 at 10:50 am

      I hope so, but I think the left is setting their sights to high. Over confidence killed the cat. There are many millions of people, not to mention hundreds of billionaires, pushing these repubes further to the right. I don’t want to be the one disappointed this fall when McConnell is made the senate majority leader because Dems didn’t get out to vote.

      • mea_mark September 29th, 2014 at 10:57 am

        There is still work to be done, that is for sure. If the democrats don’t bother to vote it will delay things for years. Change occurs when people demand it and vote for it. That is how things happen in America and we all need to do our part.

    • Pilotshark September 29th, 2014 at 12:12 pm

      well they may take the senate, but it will be short lived, as 2016 they have 25 senators coming up, and just 11 Democrats. and after 2 years of them showing they can not lead or follow they will be toss off like a bad prison salad.

  2. whatthe46 September 29th, 2014 at 10:27 am

    “One nominee proposed reclassifying single parenthood as child abuse.” what do you wanna bet, that even this statement went over palin’s head?

    • rg9rts September 29th, 2014 at 10:35 am

      Becoming a parent is the only thing she ever finished

      • Foundryman September 29th, 2014 at 10:53 am

        Did she finish it? It takes more that just popping out a baby to be a parent. Just look at her bar fighting kids…she had babies, but she didn’t raise them…

      • fahvel September 29th, 2014 at 11:14 am

        she may have given birth but parenting???????????????????? hrsht!

        • rg9rts September 29th, 2014 at 4:45 pm

          She wasn’t a parent till it dropped out

  3. R.J. Carter September 29th, 2014 at 10:43 am

    Moving toward the moderate side hasn’t been all that successful. So…

    • arc99 September 29th, 2014 at 11:35 am

      No strategy can be successful if it never happened. Republicans being more moderate certainly qualifies in that regard.

      • R.J. Carter September 29th, 2014 at 11:37 am

        It only happened in the last two Presidential elections, with McCain and Romney.

        • Linda1961 September 29th, 2014 at 12:01 pm

          No, because both picked extreme hard right running mates.

        • arc99 September 29th, 2014 at 12:31 pm

          So the solution is to find candidates who are more like the crew who could not win against McCain and Romney in primaries where the hard core right is a larger portion of the electorate?

          As a liberal Democrat, all I can say is, works for me!!!!

        • jasperjava September 29th, 2014 at 3:17 pm

          McCain is an extreme right-wing war hawk, while Romney is an extreme Right-wing plutocrat economic royalist.

          If these qualify as “moderates”, therein lies the problem. The Republican Party is off-the-rails batshit extreme right-wing conservative. Off the charts.

    • Herb Sarge Phelps September 29th, 2014 at 12:57 pm

      Here’s an idea that seems strange to the right, listen and follow paths that are best for the country instead of just being against everything and hating everyone that isn’t rich.

  4. tiredoftea September 29th, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    At some point they push themselves right out the door. Their lunacy has been too troublesome and taken too long to sputter out.

    Meanwhile, we have a nation where voting for singers and dancers on TV shows gets higher participation than political elections. We really do deserve the government we get.

  5. Ol Blue September 29th, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    They are the Taliban-lite now. Any further to the right and you can remove the “lite” part.

  6. Stevojax September 29th, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    Unfortunately Ted Yoho is my Rep , I thought Cliff Sterns was way out there. At town hall type meeting the conversation isn’t about tax policy or Banking regulations, clean water.The conversation usually veers toward Obama’s ammo tax or the presidents birth certificate.

  7. keepntch September 29th, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    Maybe they will move so far right they will fall off the edge. American Taliban should be what they call themselves rather than GOPTP.