Those who live in glass houses…

Capitol Hill Blue noted the following:

We’re not surprised that Republicans plan to return to their extreme right-wing base to try and save their asses in the November mid-term elections. When it comes to support, all the GOP has left are the homophobes, bigots, racists and religious wing-nuts.

It’s my thought that CHB missed one vital category in the Republican Party: Neo-cons. This said, the Democrats are far from able to cast the first stone.

Darby [Democrat running for Attorney General in Alabama] is running on a nine-point platform to restore state sovereignty. Under his plan, the state would gradually divest itself of the federal government, beginning with the National Guard, and strengthen the state militia.

He advocates declaring marshal law, then “ferreting out” illegal immigrants and treating them as prisoners of war. Darby would elevate county sheriffs to what he believes to be their full constitutional power, deputizing an armed civilian police force to balance the state’s power, he said.

He also would prosecute the Montgomery-based civil rights organization Southern Poverty Law Center for treason for advocating open borders.

Perhaps this is why highly respected people like Joe Trippi and Peggy Noonan continue to question their own parties while speaking out more about independent and third parties.

Stephen Gordon

I like tasteful cigars, private property, American whiskey, fast cars, hot women, pre-bailout Jeeps, fine dining, worthwhile literature, low taxes, original music, personal privacy and self-defense rights -- but not necessarily in this order.

  1. I don’t believe it is appropriate to attack a political party because they have odd people running in their primaries. The primary in question is open to any Democrat who collects the needed sigantures, etc., and the primary election determines whether the Democrats think Darby is a fine fellow ora barking-mad loon. The alternative to having charcters like this in your primaries is boss-run primaries in which insurgent candidates cannot get on the primary ballot.

  2. Well, I think the SPLC should be prosecuted. Not for treason, but for fraud. Someone ought to look them up.

    Also, his other program bits are rather nice.

  3. No signatures are required for majoritarian (bolshevik) party candidates in Alabama. Only other parties.

  4. Darby is a jackass.

    I remember back in 2002 he came out of nowhere to demand the LP nomination for attorney general.

    He said on the email list that the party should run a joint campaign between him and Sophocleus, and should promote atheism officially.

    Sophocleus was not interested in a joint campaign. Several people on the e-mail list pointed out that we do not advocate any particular religion *or lack thereof* as a political party.

    Darby cited Ayn Rand as an authority, and some people pointed out that not all libertarians are Randroids. Ironic that the (future?) Aryan Supremacist consider(ed) the Jewish Ayn Rand as an authority.

    Some people expressed concern about Darby as a candidate, although at that time he was the only candidate for the nomination.

    At this point he voluntarily withdrew his candidacy for the nomination.

    Then he went on to complain how the LPA allegedly denied it to him because he’s an atheist – a total lie.