Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Another Hot G.O.P. Mess

I'm sure you guys are expecting me to prattle on and on about last night's results in Pennsylvania. But let's be honest, last night changed nothing. The pundits will go back and forth about how Hillary is back in the game. Reality is, Obama chipped away at a double digit lead and despite all the mud slung the past six weeks, only lost by about 9%. That's pretty respectable all things considered.[1]

The race is going on to my home state in a couple of weeks (NC, stand up!) where he'll throttle her yet again, then she'll win KY and WV, and he'll win a few more, and gracefully this whole thing will end with a Superdelegate-to-Barry rush in June.

In the meantime, don't expect this site to cover the race much more. I'm worn out, and back on yet another CNN-fast. The analyzing and over analyzing day in and day out is just an exercise in futility.

Anyways, on the other side of the aisle, the GOP has a real problem on their hands in the Hoosier state. This one's so far out there, I don't even think our resident AverageCommenting conservatives, Spool32 and Daedulus can justify it.[2]

A congressional candidate is defending his speech to a group celebrating the anniversary of Adolf Hitler's birth, saying he appeared simply because he was asked.

Tony Zirkle, who is seeking the Republican nomination in northern Indiana's 2nd District, stood in front of a painting of Hitler, next to people wearing swastika armbands and with a swastika flag in the background for the speech to the American National Socialist Workers Party in Chicago on Sunday.

He compared his speech to other politicians appearing at Bob Jones University.

"Some people are going to impute motives and say things that I mean, but many of these people have never even talked to me. So their ability to say what I intended is not very credible," Zirkle said.

He said he did not know much about the neo-Nazi group and that his intention was to talk on his concern about "the targeting of young white women and for pornography and prostitution."

The event was not the first time Zirkle has raised controversy on race issues. In March, Zirkle raised the idea of segregating races in separate states. Zirkle said Tuesday he's not advocating segregation, but said desegregation has been a failure.

Zirkle received 30 percent of the vote in the 2006 primary, losing to incumbent Chris Chocola, who was defeated in the general election. Zirkle said Tuesday that winning the election is not his primary goal.
As if the fact that this nutjob resonates with enough voters to pull 30% of the tally isn't scary enough, how about this proverbial icing on the cake.
"I'll speak before any group that invites me," Zirkle said Monday. "I've spoken on an African-American radio station in Atlanta."
Wow, so it's cool to equate a Neo-Nazi rally with some talking head in Stone Mountain?

Geez, and GOP wonders why they can't attract black voters.

Question: What sorts of things does the GOP need to do to attract black voters in the Fall. On a scale of 1-10, just what level of Idiot would you rate Mr. Zirkle?

House GOP Candidate Spoke At Hitler Event [AP]

[1] Because let's be honest. Obama could have outspent her 55-1 and still lost. PA's demographics just dont' favor a black candidate any more than South Carolina's favor a white candidate with diarrhea of the mouth. It is what it is.

[2] Yes, I'm puttin' ya'll on blast. You can't possibly try and defend this nonsense, can you?

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