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2012-10-22 11:26:15 AM
The list fails without Steve Stockman. He is by far the nuttiest thing in Texas these days.
 
2012-10-22 11:46:28 AM
I'm going to predict that, in the interest of fair and balancedness, they have a few Democrats and a few Republicans.

I'm also predicting that the Democrats they pick aren't endorsed by the DNC but a lot of the Republicans are endorsed by the RNC.
 
2012-10-22 02:10:07 PM
All Republicans with one crazy ass democrat thrown in for balance

*clicks link

yep
 
2012-10-22 02:11:35 PM
I can't believe that there is not a single revolutionary sociali... oh, alternet. That's not fringe there.
 
2012-10-22 02:12:12 PM

Tigger: I'm going to predict that, in the interest of fair and balancedness, they have a few Democrats and a few Republicans.

I'm also predicting that the Democrats they pick aren't endorsed by the DNC but a lot of the Republicans are endorsed by the RNC.


yeah, alternet is known for its fair and balancedness attempts. Click the linky
 
2012-10-22 02:13:24 PM
List fails without Mr global warming is a hoax Jim Inhofe.

Or really without a single Oklahoma elected official.
 
2012-10-22 02:15:35 PM
List does not include Balack Insane Husqvarna. Typical.
 
2012-10-22 02:20:14 PM
Subby could just say definition of republicans and be done.
 
2012-10-22 02:22:50 PM
beforeitsnews.com

MY GOD WHAT A GLORIOUS DAY
 
2012-10-22 02:23:14 PM
List fails without Mitt Romney. He may not verbalize many of the ridiculous conspiracy theories but he's got a way bigger shot at tearing up the American social contract.
 
2012-10-22 02:29:27 PM

CPennypacker: All Republicans with one crazy ass democrat thrown in for balance

*clicks link

yep


Two democrats, but yeah.
The important part:

The Tennessee Democratic Party disavowed Clayton the day after the primary,


Lyon was running for chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court but was removed from the ballot in August 2012 by the state Democratic Party

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The Democratic Party also pulled him off the ballot once before; in 1994, he was removed from the gubernatorial race for violating party rules.


Liberals don't stick their vote in crazy.
 
2012-10-22 02:29:47 PM

TofuTheAlmighty: List fails without Mitt Romney Barack Obama


FTFY
 
2012-10-22 02:30:39 PM

TimSTP: [beforeitsnews.com image 320x236]

MY GOD WHAT A GLORIOUS DAY


President Bartlett: He shoots bacon from his fingertips.
 
2012-10-22 02:35:21 PM
Wanna guess how many I voted for?
 
2012-10-22 02:38:01 PM
i.imgur.com 

Senator Broyles
 
2012-10-22 02:43:49 PM
While Ted Cruz is in fact nuts, they realize that the average third-party candidate for national office has as much or more crazy than the whole list combined, right?

I mean, for all we mock Bachmann, she's just the craziest person that's actually still electable, she's far from the craziest running.
 
2012-10-22 02:45:37 PM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: CPennypacker: All Republicans with one crazy ass democrat thrown in for balance

*clicks link

yep

Two democrats, but yeah.
The important part:

The Tennessee Democratic Party disavowed Clayton the day after the primary,


Lyon was running for chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court but was removed from the ballot in August 2012 by the state Democratic Party
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The Democratic Party also pulled him off the ballot once before; in 1994, he was removed from the gubernatorial race for violating party rules.


Liberals don't stick their vote in crazy.


It's true. For all the conspiracy crap out there--they really don't seem to let the fringe in. Republicans have long since gone off the deep end because of exactly that--letting in the religious wingnuts. And just wingnuts.
 
2012-10-22 02:47:45 PM
I'm still holding out hope for my Michelle Bachmann-Cynthia McKinney dream debate.
 
2012-10-22 02:49:03 PM
Mormon Law of Consecration. Nuff said.
 
2012-10-22 02:54:08 PM
wow, I'm surprised the list was so R-heavy
 
2012-10-22 02:57:14 PM
[Mark Clayton] believes the government is building concentration camps to imprison Americans and that elites in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada are conspiring to form a "North American Union" (NAU) merging the three nations

Awesome.
 
2012-10-22 03:02:11 PM
fc03.deviantart.net
 
2012-10-22 03:11:49 PM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: Liberals don't stick their vote in crazy.


*cough* I'll just leave this here.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-10-22 03:13:52 PM

hurdboy: The All-Powerful Atheismo: Liberals don't stick their vote in crazy.

*cough* I'll just leave this here.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 200x300]


You should do something about that cough. And your denial that most if not all the crazy fringe candidates are right-wing dickheads, not lefties.
 
2012-10-22 03:32:18 PM

CPennypacker: All Republicans with one crazy ass democrat thrown in for balance

*clicks link

yep


Which link did you click, exactly? The one I clicked on has 2 Democrats, 8 Republicans, and 4 third party.
 
2012-10-22 03:33:09 PM

whidbey: [Mark Clayton] believes the government is building concentration camps to imprison Americans and that elites in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada are conspiring to form a "North American Union" (NAU) merging the three nations

Awesome.


I'm cool with a NAU, as long as we give Canada's government the reins. The US government is too full of crazy.
 
2012-10-22 03:33:36 PM

skullkrusher: I can't believe that there is not a single revolutionary sociali... oh, alternet. That's not fringe there.


Please, find me a revolutionary socialist running as a Democrat. There must be one somewhere, right?
 
2012-10-22 03:40:44 PM

HeartBurnKid: whidbey: [Mark Clayton] believes the government is building concentration camps to imprison Americans and that elites in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada are conspiring to form a "North American Union" (NAU) merging the three nations

Awesome.

I'm cool with a NAU, as long as we give Canada's government the reins. The US government is too full of crazy.


We'd still have to kick out some of their nuts, too. There are some seriously scary right-wing politicos up there you don't always hear about. Difficulty: not just in Alberta.
 
2012-10-22 03:47:46 PM
Walter?
 
2012-10-22 03:54:17 PM
Or as I like to call them, the Modern Republican Party.
 
2012-10-22 04:17:31 PM

LazarusLong42: skullkrusher: I can't believe that there is not a single revolutionary sociali... oh, alternet. That's not fringe there.

Please, find me a revolutionary socialist running as a Democrat. There must be one somewhere, right?


no, there doesn't have to be one. Oh, I get it. You think this is a Democrat vs Republican thing despite the fact that TFA and subby never mentioned that. Cute.
 
2012-10-22 04:27:57 PM
Coke or Pepsi? No, 7Up, Iced Tea, water or milk are not an option. COKE or PEPSI? - Politics in America
 
2012-10-22 04:30:10 PM
Clayton's current site is tamer, though he wants to eliminate "secret national ID cards" from Tennessee drivers' licenses and to stop the government from mandating that "transexual[s] and homosexuals" grab children in "stranger-danger zones" in airports.

I...uh...WHAT?
 
2012-10-22 04:34:20 PM
Hugh2d2: Coke or Pepsi? No, 7Up, Iced Tea, water or milk are not an option. COKE or PEPSI? - Politics in America

Sadly this
 
2012-10-22 04:41:58 PM
LIST FAILS WITHOUT THE ISLAMOCOMMUNAZI FARTDINGO BECAUSE NOBODY IN THE HISTORY OF THE MULTIVERSE HAS EVER BEEN FARTHER TO THE LEFT THAN FARTNAMBLA AND FURTHERMORE
 
2012-10-22 05:00:48 PM
You know what? Our right-leaning friends have a good point on this occasion - Alternet is clearly an outlet with a distinct editorial position, and the list does skew heavily right.

So, let's see what you've got. Who would you nominate to balance this list? Who are the most extreme fringe left political candidates? What are their chances of being elected, and what sort of relationship do they have with the Democratic Party? Show us your idea of the worst of the worst, and let's compare.
 
2012-10-22 05:15:38 PM

BMulligan: You know what? Our right-leaning friends have a good point on this occasion - Alternet is clearly an outlet with a distinct editorial position, and the list does skew heavily right.

So, let's see what you've got. Who would you nominate to balance this list? Who are the most extreme fringe left political candidates? What are their chances of being elected, and what sort of relationship do they have with the Democratic Party? Show us your idea of the worst of the worst, and let's compare.


These two would be great candidates for this list if she wasn't 28 and he was born in the US
 
2012-10-22 05:32:13 PM

skullkrusher: BMulligan: You know what? Our right-leaning friends have a good point on this occasion - Alternet is clearly an outlet with a distinct editorial position, and the list does skew heavily right.

So, let's see what you've got. Who would you nominate to balance this list? Who are the most extreme fringe left political candidates? What are their chances of being elected, and what sort of relationship do they have with the Democratic Party? Show us your idea of the worst of the worst, and let's compare.

These two would be great candidates for this list if she wasn't 28 and he was born in the US


Yea, they are definitely revolutionary socialists, but I don't think they'd be friends of the Dems. The Dems, are at their most extreme, center left.
 
2012-10-22 05:34:21 PM

nekulor: skullkrusher: BMulligan: You know what? Our right-leaning friends have a good point on this occasion - Alternet is clearly an outlet with a distinct editorial position, and the list does skew heavily right.

So, let's see what you've got. Who would you nominate to balance this list? Who are the most extreme fringe left political candidates? What are their chances of being elected, and what sort of relationship do they have with the Democratic Party? Show us your idea of the worst of the worst, and let's compare.

These two would be great candidates for this list if she wasn't 28 and he was born in the US

Yea, they are definitely revolutionary socialists, but I don't think they'd be friends of the Dems. The Dems, are at their most extreme, center left.


again, nothing about whether they'd be friends with Dems or not. Those 2 a very much like any Dem I've heard of. It's a list of extreme candidates. These 2 are pretty extreme.

These guys are eligible for the offices and they want to nationalize all companies valued at $10,000,000,000 and more. Pretty extreme
 
2012-10-22 05:46:53 PM

skullkrusher: nekulor: skullkrusher: BMulligan: You know what? Our right-leaning friends have a good point on this occasion - Alternet is clearly an outlet with a distinct editorial position, and the list does skew heavily right.

So, let's see what you've got. Who would you nominate to balance this list? Who are the most extreme fringe left political candidates? What are their chances of being elected, and what sort of relationship do they have with the Democratic Party? Show us your idea of the worst of the worst, and let's compare.

These two would be great candidates for this list if she wasn't 28 and he was born in the US

Yea, they are definitely revolutionary socialists, but I don't think they'd be friends of the Dems. The Dems, are at their most extreme, center left.

again, nothing about whether they'd be friends with Dems or not. Those 2 a very much like any Dem I've heard of. It's a list of extreme candidates. These 2 are pretty extreme.

These guys are eligible for the offices and they want to nationalize all companies valued at $10,000,000,000 and more. Pretty extreme


Yea, that's actually pretty insane. So that would be all the tech giants, the oil companies and most of our infrastructure? I can get behind nationalizing infrastructure and potentially even oil, but anything beyond that is too squicky for me.
 
2012-10-22 05:50:03 PM

nekulor: skullkrusher: nekulor: skullkrusher: BMulligan: You know what? Our right-leaning friends have a good point on this occasion - Alternet is clearly an outlet with a distinct editorial position, and the list does skew heavily right.

So, let's see what you've got. Who would you nominate to balance this list? Who are the most extreme fringe left political candidates? What are their chances of being elected, and what sort of relationship do they have with the Democratic Party? Show us your idea of the worst of the worst, and let's compare.

These two would be great candidates for this list if she wasn't 28 and he was born in the US

Yea, they are definitely revolutionary socialists, but I don't think they'd be friends of the Dems. The Dems, are at their most extreme, center left.

again, nothing about whether they'd be friends with Dems or not. Those 2 a very much like any Dem I've heard of. It's a list of extreme candidates. These 2 are pretty extreme.

These guys are eligible for the offices and they want to nationalize all companies valued at $10,000,000,000 and more. Pretty extreme

Yea, that's actually pretty insane. So that would be all the tech giants, the oil companies and most of our infrastructure? I can get behind nationalizing infrastructure and potentially even oil, but anything beyond that is too squicky for me.


It's basically 1/2 the S&P 500 and then some
 
2012-10-22 06:08:27 PM

Tigger: I'm going to predict that, in the interest of fair and balancedness, they have a few Democrats and a few Republicans.

I'm also predicting that the Democrats they pick aren't endorsed by the DNC but a lot of the Republicans are endorsed by the RNC.


Even better, four of them are incumbents from the same party. Guess which one...go on, guess!
 
2012-10-22 06:32:54 PM

whidbey: HeartBurnKid: whidbey: [Mark Clayton] believes the government is building concentration camps to imprison Americans and that elites in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada are conspiring to form a "North American Union" (NAU) merging the three nations

Awesome.

I'm cool with a NAU, as long as we give Canada's government the reins. The US government is too full of crazy.

We'd still have to kick out some of their nuts, too. There are some seriously scary right-wing politicos up there you don't always hear about. Difficulty: not just in Alberta.


We even have actual whackadoodle lefties up in Canada, not just righties running under the left party and getting disavowed. People who think they have allergies to electricity and that sort of nutjobbery.

It's very diverse!
 
2012-10-22 07:06:47 PM
This is why nobody takes the SPLC seriously anymore.
 
2012-10-22 08:13:50 PM

GoSlash27: This is why nobody takes the SPLC seriously anymore.


The Aryan Nations Church didn't take the SPLC seriously. They have since seen all of their assets seized in satisfaction of judgment.
 
2012-10-22 08:20:56 PM
Nader ran on a platform that included a 100% marginal tax rate for incomes over $200,000.
 
2012-10-22 08:23:22 PM

cchris_39: Nader ran on a platform that included a 100% marginal tax rate for incomes over $200,000.


The HORROR.
 
2012-10-22 08:31:58 PM

whidbey: cchris_39: Nader ran on a platform that included a 100% marginal tax rate for incomes over $200,000.

The HORROR.


I don't think that was Nader's Greens but yeah, that's a HORROR
 
2012-10-22 10:08:04 PM

cchris_39: Nader ran on a platform that included a 100% marginal tax rate for incomes over $200,000.


Wouldn't that just mean salaries would just never exceed $200,000? So corporations would just sit on more money?
 
2012-10-22 11:40:52 PM
Okay, there's a lot of crazy here, but I'm going out-on-a-limb and picking out some of the things that make me think:

Opposition to hate crimes legislation - Sounds good to me

He believes the government is building concentration camps to imprison Americans - Well, not now or today, but we did build concentration camps for Japanese Americans during the 40s.

conspiracy-laden claims about things like vaccines - To be fair about the whole vaccine thing, the whole issue stemmed from the use of a "mercury preservative", two terms that have a pretty bad history of causing problems. Hundreds of studies later, science proved that anti-vax stuff as bullshiat, but I think that fact needs some more press.

He introduced the Illegal Alien Crime Reporting Act of 2011, which would have required federal agencies to report on crimes committed by undocumented workers - And? Shouldn't federal agencies report on, I dunno, all crimes?!?

"If slavery were so God-awful, why didn't Jesus or Paul condemn it, why was it in the Constitution and why wasn't there a war before 1861?" - Actually, that's a good question. Jesus, why didn't you condemn slavery? Of course, Jesus condemns the rich, and just look at how many are living here. (Of course, the answer is "politics", but that's still no excuse for letting slavery continue to be the law of the land for so damn long.)
 
2012-10-23 12:05:56 AM
Funny....not a Liberal Derpocrat mentioned as "extreme"

Any web site or organization that considers the proposed North American Union as "conspiracy theory" are total crackpot and tinfoil themselves. I'm sure fellow liberal Dr. Robert Pastor would not consider the NAU a "conspiracy theory"
 
2012-10-23 03:08:31 AM

DancingElkCondor: Liberal Derpocrat


I have a feeling that using terms like this is definitely going to get you taken very seriously.
 
2012-10-23 09:48:13 AM

whidbey: DancingElkCondor: Liberal Derpocrat

I have a feeling that using terms like this is definitely going to get you taken very seriously.


Yeah, it's sort of like sarcastically callIng an income cap of $200,000 a "HORROR". No one gives much weight to what people like that have to say
 
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