No sooner did I speak
...than I came across this story
. Sigh. I had heard about Herr Hart before the Tennessee primary, and was dismayed to see that the RNC missed the chance to marginalize him by backing a candidate, any candidate, in the race for the chance to defeat a longtime incumbent Democrat in that district.. So this bigoted guy stumping for eugenics and the new face of the KKK runs his scam of being a Republican well enough to beat the belated write-in campaign against him, which failure of depresses me. Not that Hart will somehow wrest legitimate power away from a real Republican that would have otherwise been able to beat the incumbent; we can only assume no one else was backed because the seat was viewed as already lost. But I don't want this guy in my party, and I don't want the comical baggage that comes along with letting any hack grab the spotlight. Eugenics? Come on
. We spend all this time trying to convince the few minorities we can to give conservatism a fair shake because we truly and honestly believe that all humans are created equally and we ought to act exactly as if they are, no more and no less. And here comes this buffoon, ready to say all sorts of dumbass things that I don't believe, and that hardly anyone else in the party believes. But the Springer society will have to have him on and the liberals will have to say you see there, that is the real nature of Republicanism! Conservatives need to stand up and denounce this guy. I don't know if this will keep likely Republican voters at home on Nov. 3 but it seems like it would. I hope there is a turnout to conspicuously vote for Bush but not for Hart. Like Bush said at the Urban League
, there is still work to be done. This is one of those things. Hart is a goon, and we've booted better men than him to keep our ranks dignified.
posted by M@ at 1:20 AM