The 2014 mid-term elections are over, and the inmates have taken over the asylum. Prepare for wingnuttery like you’ve never seen before.
Last Friday, I had a lot of fun poking at the nuttiest candidates on the ballot. Wednesday morning I woke up to a mind-numbing reality: they all won.
There are some you may not have heard of, but they’re soon going to be making policy that may impact you.
- Too close to my own back yard for my comfort, neo-confederate Michael Peroutka won a seat the Anne Arundel County Council, with a margin of 1,900 votes. This is the guy who once declared “Dixie” the “national anthem,” called civil rights “make believe,” and thinks people who describe the earth as “millions of years old” are “wilfully anti-American,” because “the promotion of evolution is an act of disloyalty to America.”
- Cory Garner, who defeated Colorado Democrat Sen. Mark Udell, once blasted President Obama as someone who “threatens the very stability of our country,” and declared “we must stop him.”
- Colorado voters also elected Gordon “Dr. Chaps” Klingenschmitt as a state Senator. Klingenschmitt once used exorcism to rid a woman of her “foul spirit of lesbianism,” wrote a book about how President Obama is possessed by demons, and performed an exorcism of President Obama. Klingenschmitt defeated his Democratic opponent by almost 40 points.
Right-wingers got bent out of shape when Sen. Mary Landrieu (D, Louisiana) suggested that race might be why President Obama is disliked in the South. After all what race got to to with it? What’s race got to do with any of this stuff either?
- C-SPAN caller, “Anthony from San Diego,” was cut short when he declared that “The Republicans hate that n**r Obama.” Anthony was trying to convince his fellow Republicans not to overreach with their new majority.
- Right-wing commentator Ben Stein called President Obama the “most racist president there has ever been in America.”
- Fox News Host Tucker Carlson declared, “We need an older white guy appreciation day.”
- Carlson also accused President Obama of stoking “racial fears” to hold on to power, and said that immigration ruined California.
- Right-wing activist Larry Klayman said that President Obama is “furthering a type of reverse discrimination against people who are not African” and upholding his “affinity with Africa,” by refusing to impose a travel ban on people coming West Africa, in order to combat the spread of Ebola.
- Allen West told Newsmax’s Ed Berliner that Democrats are still the party of voter intimidation and the KKK, “except with a different kind of tactic.”
The inmates have taken over the asylum, and before long they’ll start legislating.
Never mind that soon-to-be Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the same thing earlier the same day.
Wingnuts spewed outrage all over Twitter that President didn’t just resign and hand in the White House keys.
President Obama just doesn't give a damn about last night's election, he's making that very clear.
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) November 5, 2014
Dear American voters, President Obama just gave you the middle finger.
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) November 5, 2014
The reality is, Obama is going to do whatever he wants anyway. He will not be stopped, and I doubt very highly Republicans will arrest him.
— MATT DRUDGE (@DRUDGE) November 4, 2014
Plus, wingnut media has a message for Republicans: “You weren’t elected to govern!”
- Rush Limbaugh said that Republicans have a mandate to “Stop Barack Obama” and “were not elected to govern.”
- In a post-election Renew America column, Rev. Austin Miles called upon Republicans in Congress to “to get Obama out of office immediately” as their “first act” in office.
- Phyllis Schlafly told WorldNet Daily that the GOP Senate’s first priority should be blocking all of President Obama’s judicial nominees.
- Fox News’ talking heads were giddy about Congress impeaching Obama over executive action on immigration, before the voting even started.
- Fox News host Megyn Kelley fantasized that President Obama would “offend” Republicans into impeaching him.
- Fox News’ Chris Wallace predicted calls for impeachment over executive action on immigration.
- Birther columnist Lord Christopher Monckton hopes the new majority-Republican Congress will “find what in English we should call the cojones to do something about the birth certificate.” President Obama’s birth certificate, that is.
- Michael Savage said on his radio show that the GOP Congress must impeach President Obama before he “triggers an insurrection.”