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.
Tim D'Annunzio also has written that he wants to abolish several key government departments, including the IRS. But there's more going on here than just another wacky conservative politician. The effort by GOP leaders to stop D'Annunzio at all costs offers an intriguing test case of their ability to keep control of the party in the face of challenges from the Tea Party wing.
Good luck with that. You know, this is what happens when you try to win the affections of the most extreme right-wing freaks after having fucked up the job of governing so badly that the vast majority of sane people want nothing more to do with you. Eventually, you end up facing down the barrel of extreme insanity, and realize this nutjob may end up being your candidate.
Horrifying, innit? Well, for Cons, anyway. I'm just heartily entertained by their discomfiture. The only thing that could amuse more is if D'Annunzio wins the runoff and ends up as the actual GOP candidate. That's a political contest I'd have to put on DVD so that I could enjoy it again and again.