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Why are all the crazy and insane politicians Republican?

Updated on October 20, 2016

Are right-wing crazies, nutjobs, whackos worse than left-wing crazies? That's a question I was asking myself. Turns out the answer was pretty easy. Republican insanity is much more vile and dangerous than left-wing insanity.

Political whackos are all over the place these day. They're all over the television and in our bookstores. But when you come right down to it, who are the politicians spouting the really, really insane, nasty views that keep us up at night? Are those people Democrats or Republicans?

I submit that the Republican Party is the political party with the most insane members. Democratic Party members who are "insane" according to their opponents are usually Socialists who talk about wanting to spend tons of government money on various social issues. They want to help people, maybe a little too much. While it may be a direct path to bankrupting the nation, it's not mean, vile, hate-filled stuff. It doesn't involve hatred of entire classes of people.

But when Republican crazies start spouting their views, it's often racist, misogynistic, hate-filled rants. The ideas of fringe Republicans are often the most putrid ideas on the face of the earth. So let's take a look at some of the most insane members of Republicanism out there.

Stephen Steinlight
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Stephen Steinlight - Center for Immigration Studies

So this yahoo is a member of the Tea Party and he also works for the Center for Immigration Studies, whatever that is.

In a speech on July 17th, he called for President Obama's impeachment, which is just par for the course these days for nutty conservative Republicans. However, Steinlight took it a step further. He actually called for President Obama to be executed. Publicly. And then suggested that whatever method used to execute the President should be more painful than hanging or than being drawn and quartered.

Drawn and quartered, incidentally, is being ripped into four pieces by horses because each one of your four limbs is tied to one as they run in different directions. This is too good for our President according to this man.

Lenar Whitney (public domain)
Lenar Whitney (public domain)

Lenar Whitney - Louisiana

On the long list of Republicans that are so stupid it's hard to fathom how they got elected - oh, yeah, it's Louisiana - is Lenar Whitney. Lenar likes to be called the "Palin of the South" and is apparently qualified to hold public office and weigh in on controversial topics such as climate change and Obama's birth certificate because she used to run a dance studio.

Lenar calls climate change a hoax and has even put out a video supporting her position. Her scientific opposition to climate change is, get this, a thermometer. According to Lenar: “any 10-year-old can invalidate their thesis with one of the simplest scientific devices known to man: a thermometer.” It's not really that her basic premise is so different from her fellow Republicans, but that her obvious stupidity, which she doesn't recognize, is such a point of pride. She obviously doesn't even begin to comprehend the difference between weather and climate.

She also still doesn't believe that President Obama was born in the United States.

Yes indeed, genius at work.

Bob Marshall (CC-BY-2.0)
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Bob Marshall, Virginia

Bob Marshall has a history of saying controversial stuff and, if I'm going to say one nice thing about Bob, he does stand by what he says.

Among the greatest statements from GOP Bob is that disabled children are God's vengeance against women who have ended a pregnancy prematurely. This would make Bob a moron, of course. I guess Bob's mom must have ended a pregnancy prematurely herself.

Bob apparently also thinks that incest is sometimes voluntary, which is possible, I guess, but hardly a statement to build policy upon.

He also suggested that Supreme Court justice Anthony Kennedy was gay because he ruled in favor of same sex marriage, the school yard equivalent of screaming "Anthony Kennedy is a f**! He's a f**!"

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Gil Voigt
Gil Voigt

Gil Voigt - Ohio

Okay, it's probably a little too easy to throw Gil Voigt out there as an example of a Republican whacko, but considering he's been "teaching" Ohio children for some time, it is a little disconcerting that his brand of politics is allowed to flourish in our schools. Then again, if you're going to have teachers teaching kids liberal arts, you've got to have a few Gil Voigts out there to balance things out, right?

Voigt was the Ohio teacher who was fired after telling a black student, who said he wanted to become president, that America didn't need another black president.

It actually took some time for Voigt to be fired since he had also been accused of pointing a laser pointer at a black student in 2008 and saying he looked like an "African American Rudolph" and making disparaging remarks about gay people.

I'm sure he'll be running for office soon because Republicans need more office holders like Gil Voigt.

Scott Esk
Scott Esk

Scott Esk - Oklahoma

Oklahoma is known for a particularly extreme Republicanism, so perhaps Scott Esk doesn't stand out that much.

Mr. Esk, a Tea Party State House candidate, publicly approved of stoning gay people to death. Now, as he clarified, he wasn't actually advocating for legislation to stone gay people to death, but just generally said that he personally wouldn't have any problem with it.

I wonder how likely it is that we'll be hearing about Mr. Esk coming out of the closet soon? Seems like so many anti-gay, right-wing bigots are either caught trolling for boys somewhere or eventually come out of the closet to renounce their self-hatred. Of course, it might actually be he's not a self-hating gay man, just a human cockroach.

Rick Perry (public domain)
Rick Perry (public domain)

Rick Perry - Texas

Now, Rick Perry isn't just your average Republican imbecile, he's actually presidential material according to many Republicans. I mean, Rick Perry has said so many stupid things, it's hard to keep track of them all.

His latest foray into idiocy was likening homosexuality to alcoholism. He did sort of apologize later on by saying that he really "stepped in it", but that isn't acknowledging that what he said was fundamentally stupid, just that he shouldn't have said it. Still, he gets a few points for the recognition.

So apparently Perry thinks that homosexuality is a disease that can be cured by abstinence somehow. We'll leave his idiocy there. However, Perry has demonstrated time and again that he's pretty dumb, like not knowing how many Supreme Court justices there are or when the American Revolution occurred.

Did I mention he supports the teaching of Creationism in public schools? Well, I could make fun of that, but most Republicans seem to support it.

Bob Frey
Bob Frey

Bob Frey - Minnesota

Minnesota is full of many interesting people, many of them morons, apparently. Bob Frey is one such moron. He's another one of these Republicans who, despite something called science and fact, continues to repeat false theories in an effort to forward his idiotic ideas. In this case, Frey combines stupidity, anti-science, and prejudice against gay people in the use of his theory that AIDS is caused by sperm enzymes entering the anus of another male. This is the basis for Frey's opposition to the "gay agenda" because of its financial impact.

Alan Hays
Alan Hays

Alan Hays - Florida

Florida could probably have its very own article of right-wing crazies. The state isn't exactly known for its sanity. And, in fact, State Senator Alan Hays probably isn't the craziest of all the GOP whackos, but I found this particular item distasteful enough.

And I will just say that I actually understand his thinking. After all, if you're a right-wing whacko, you probably get tired of hearing about teachers in public schools showing Al Gore's movie and Michael Moore stuff. Not sure exactly where that happens, but it's probably a substitute for somebody who needs some teaching help. What's Hays' solution.

Hays is proposing (or proposed) a bill to make Dinesh D'Souza's "America" mandatory viewing for middle school and high school students unless their parents object. Imagine a nation where the school curriculum was decided on the whims of whatever political party was in power. Boy, wouldn't that be interesting. Nevermind that "America" is a piece of right-wing propaganda with little factual content. Say what you want about "An Inconvenient Truth", it is based on science. Yes, climate change is real.

Karen Mueller
Karen Mueller

Karen Mueller - Wisconsin

Mueller is a Republican congressional candidate in Wisconsin who said that allowing gay couples to wed could lead to incest. She basically offered up the idea that if the state's marriage law was overturned, sisters could then marry. I suppose that it does then logically follow that if we allowed marriages between men and women, brothers and sisters might marry. She's also called for President Obama's impeachment, but that's kind of like a mantra for right-wing whackos these days.

Todd Akin
Todd Akin

Todd Akin - Missouri

Oh, man, why are liberals still picking on Todd Akin? Okay, I suppose it's just too easy to continually bring up Akin's dipstick comment about "legitimate rape". And he apologized for it and everything.

Oh, wait! Akin wrote in his book that he regretted apologizing for the "legitimate rape" comment, so we're still good here. Even after significant self-reflection, Akin isn't smart enough to see any error in his comments. And just to be fair, Akin thinks he was misinterpreted or the quote was taken out of context.

Akin apparently believes that pregnancy following rape is rare and that the female body can shut the whole thing down somehow. At least the mainstream GOP deserves some credit for distancing themselves from this idiot.

Timothy Ray Murray - Oklahoma

Tim lost an election for Oklahoma's 3rd congressional district, but chose to contest the election based on his assertion that the winner had been killed years earlier and replaced by a body double or robot.


Bill Cassidy - Louisiana

Hypocrisy is fun with any politician, but particularly those who run around preaching abstinence-only education. If you weren't already aware, abstinence-only education doesn't work. Oh sure, in principle, if people don't have sex, they don't get pregnant, but the insistence on teaching this proven failure of a policy is a perfect demonstration of right-wing idiocy - one of the various places where morality and public policy don't jive.

So Bill runs around Louisiana preaching abstinence-only education and sponsoring bills to teach abstinence-only education (Louisiana, btw, has the sixth-highest rate of teenage pregnancy in the nation). In fact, in one-third of Louisiana schools, ONLY abstinence-only education is taught.

Poor Bill, his own unmarried, teenage daughter got pregnant. Hey, maybe practice what you preach, buddy.

Joe Barton (public domain)
Joe Barton (public domain)

Joe Barton - Texas

Ever bother you that Republicans are in the back pocket of big business? Really, it's not just that, it's that they favor big business to the exclusion of everyone else. People don't matter. Business matters.

Remember when Joe Barton apologized to British Petroleum for the White House holding them responsible after BP spilled oil all over the Gulf of Mexico, destroying countless business, lives, and wreaking untold environmental damage? Since when can a private corporation make a huge mistake and not be responsible? Who exactly should pay for that damage? The taxpayers apparently. Barton described BP's responsibility as a "shakedown".

Sarah Palin (CC-BY 2.0)
Sarah Palin (CC-BY 2.0)

Sarah Palin - Alaska

Sarah Palin, former Alaska governor, Vice Presidential candidate, and darling of the Tea Party, is a world-class moron.

Her foreign policy experience is derived from Alaska's proximity to Russia. Her solution to stopping Vladimir Putin in the Ukraine is to nuke him. She's railed about "death panels" for just about ever, instilling fear in everyone (has anyone seen an actual death panel yet?). In an interview with Katie Couric, she was literally unable to name one thing that she reads. She proudly invented the word refudiate. She and her family went to Canada and used their single-payer, health care system despite deriding the whole idea over and over.

World-class hypocrite and idiot. A suitable icon for the Tea Party.

Idaho - John Goedde

In early 2013, Goedde, a state Senator from Idaho, introduced a bill to force all high school students in his state to read Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged" and be able to pass a test about it in order to graduate.

Goedde apparently didn't plan to formally introduce the bill, but just offered it up as a way to send a message about graduation requirements. Like many Tea partiers, "Atlas Shrugged" is one of Goedde's favorite books because it turned his son into a Republican (for the record, I have read "Atlas Shrugged" and enjoyed it).

Goedde is somewhat representative of a wave of Republican activism across the country where right-wingers are fiddling with school curricula. Some want to force kids to learn gun safety while others while other try to ban the teaching of gay marriage.

I guess this begs the question: Who is John Goedde?

Carl Ford (public domain)
Carl Ford (public domain)

North Carolina - Carl Ford

Carl Ford and several other North Carolina representatives proposed a bill to declare a state religion and exempt them from the Constitution of the United States basically so that they could protect county commissioners and allow them to say a Christian prayer at the beginning of their meetings.

So when right-wingers talk about respecting the Constitution (they usually talk about it with respect to gun rights), you can basically see they're full of it. Can you imagine what America would become if we allowed state or national religions? How are countries around the world where there are national religions doing?

Cathrynn Brown
Cathrynn Brown

Cathrynn Brown - New Mexico

In early 2013, Cathrynn introduced a bill in the state legislature to make it illegal for rape victims to end their pregnancies. In other words, if you're a woman and you're raped, you would be thrown in jail for having an abortion if Ms. Brown's bill passed.

To make matters worse, Ms. Brown actually argued that she was trying to protect women. This is the kind of crazy stuff that happens with right-wingers whose anti-abortion views know no sense of decency.

Steve Green
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Steve Green - Hobby Lobby

This inclusion seemed apropos given the recent Supreme Court decision concerning Hobby Lobby. Green isn't a politician, but he is president of Hobby Lobby, a business with very conservative views. Now, you might think I'd rail about their refusal to provide contraception for their female employees, but that's just the beginning.

Steve Green has proposed a 4-year bible curriculum for public schools. That's right: public schools. One Oklahoma school district even approved his curriculum. Nothing like completely violating the separation between church and state and trying to indoctrinate all public school children into your religion. Seems kind of anti-American.

Michele Bachmann (public domain)
Michele Bachmann (public domain)

Michele Bachmann - Minnesota

No list of crazy right-wing nut jobs is complete without Michele Bachman, the Queen of Insane. Bachmann suggested in 2011 that a hurricane and earthquake were messages from God for government spending. She pretty much says so much crazy crap it's impossible to keep track of, but here are a few of her better statements:

"If we took away the minimum wage -- if conceivably it was gone -- we could potentially virtually wipe out unemployment completely because we would be able to offer jobs at whatever level."

"I wish the American media would take a great look at the views of the people in Congress and find out: Are they pro-America or anti-America?"

"Carbon dioxide is portrayed as harmful. But there isn't even one study that can be produced that shows that carbon dioxide is a harmful gas."

"I will tell you that I had a mother last night come up to me here in Tampa, Florida, after the debate. She told me that her little daughter took that vaccine, that injection, and she suffered from mental retardation thereafter."


This is hardly an all-inclusive list of whacko Republicans. If it were, it would go on forever. The level of insanity displayed by those on the far right far exceeds anything we see on the far left. I hope to continue to update this article as more insane, crazy, whacko Republicans continue to come out of the woodwork. Should you care to nominate an insane member of the GOP for inclusion in this article, please do so below.

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    Sychophantastic 3 years ago


    I agree with you, but it would be one thing if we were just arguing about limited government, which I generally support. Let me put things in slightly different language, harsh as it may be, and anybody can counter it.

    Not all Republicans are racists, but most racists seem to be Republican.

    Not all Republicans are gay-bashers, but most gay-bashers seem to be Republican.

    Not all Republicans are misogynists, but most misogynists seem to be Republican.

    Not all Republicans are climate change deniers, but most climate change deniers seem to be Republican.

    Not all Republicans are creation scientists advocating we teach creationism in our public schools, but most creation scientists seem to be Republican.

    I'll stop there.

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    Greg Schweizer 3 years ago from Corona, California.

    You two are a very good example of our politicians. Bicker back and forth and never agree on anything and NEVER get anything accomplished. My opinion, Greg.

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    Sychophantastic 3 years ago

    And honestly, Sue, should you and I even be having this debate? After all, even women in the GOP like Ann Coulter and North Carolina Congresswoman Renee Elmers suggest we're not intellectually capable.

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    Sychophantastic 3 years ago


    I guess we obviously differ on one's intellectual capacity to differentiate between the severity of certain things, like policy and rhetoric.

    And glad you at least acknowledge climate change. Points there. But there's no debate within the established scientific community about what's caused it.

    I agree that there's debate about what we can do about it.

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    SassySue1963 3 years ago

    dodge, dodge dodge and never address anything put before your eyes.

    Harry Reid believes he can circumvent the Supreme Court and the Constitution with a bill. Pretty whacko in my eyes, and extremely dangerous for the country.

    The President believes he can continually circumvent Congress and the Constitution, even after a 9-0 slap down by the Supreme Court. Pretty whacko and even more dangerous to the country.

    Pelosi told us we have to pass a bill before we can know what's in it. Huh?

    Sure it might not fall under the hate category - but it is certainly whacko and more a threat to this country than some far right Tea Party member.

    Face it - the whackos are in Congress on both sides of the aisle. That is the problem - not that this side or that side has more.

    Love how you ignore quotes from everyone else and just focus on one from 1984 - dodge dodge dodge.

    You don't really get the climate change debate at all do you? There is no "overwhelming" evidence at all to the core, which is that it is man made. No one disputes climate change, just the root cause and whether we have the ultimate power over it.

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    Sychophantastic 3 years ago

    Whatever, SassySue. I'm sure the sources on your climate science Google search convincingly contradict the overwhelming data. And honestly, the fact that you pulled a 1984 Jesse Jackson quote was awesome. Political rhetoric has always been venomous. I'm not talking about rhetoric.

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    Greg Schweizer 3 years ago from Corona, California.

    Sensible and government along with sensible and political do NOT go together. Government and political contradict sensible. Greg

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    Howard Schneider 3 years ago from Parsippany, New Jersey

    Both sides have their share of "whackos" but the Far Right aka Tea Party faction has now gone far off the rails. They are the reason for this ascendancy in the crazy talk. The Koch Brothers and the Republican party generated this movement to get out their vote in 2010 and it worked. But now they must reap what they sowed. This group is now running the party and they are loud and animated. Sensible political debate and sensible governance has gone out the window. The 2016 election will be a major test for them. 2014 will just be a warm-up. Great Hub, Sychophantastic.

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    SassySue1963 3 years ago

    HA! Just like the people whose statements you are attempting to defend - when you're proven wrong, if someone disagrees with you - go to insults. That is the legacy this Administration is leaving America.

    You won't try because you can't. If you want more because those still aren't hateful enough for you - I mean they do call for taking people out and shooting them, isn't that in line with stoning them? - there are plenty more. Put simply, the Democrats are just as hateful and spiteful as any Republican. They are just as whacko in your words.

    You also did not address any of the science that climate change people are denying and hiding. It's right out there on google. Quite simple to find and not on sites you'd call crazy either but from scientific sources.

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    Sychophantastic 3 years ago

    You can't argue with stupid. I won't try.

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    SassySue1963 3 years ago

    "I really think there are conservative broadcasters in this country who would love to see Obama taken out." (Ed Schultz)

    • "Do you not understand that Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh and Bill O'Reilly are as complicit of the September 11, 2001 terror attack as any one of the dumbass 14 who came from Saudi Arabia?" (Mike Malloy)

    • "[Dick] Cheney, by the way, looks very ruddy. I couldn't get over that. Like, he must have feaster on a Jewish baby, or a Muslim baby. He must have sent his people out to get one and bring it back so he could drink its blood." (Mike Malloy)

    A. “Instead of running for governor of Florida, they ought to put him against a wall and shoot him.”

    B. “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun.” & “We’re going to punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends…”

    C. “A message to progressives: By all means, hang Senator Joe Lieberman in effigy.”

    D. “Michele, slit your wrist. Go ahead… or, do us all a better thing [sic]… start at the collarbone.”

    E. Barack Obama is a “light-skinned” African-American “with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.”

    F. “All Hymie wants to talk about is Israel; every time you go to Hymietown, that’s all they want to talk about.”

    G. “You think the Republican National Committee could get this many people of color in a single room? Only if they had the hotel staff in here.”

    H. “How much time do we have left to talk about how stupid Sarah Palin is?”

    I. Bill Maher: “You could have went to New Hampshire and killed two birds with one stone.” (Senator): “Or, I could have gone to 1600 Pennsylvania and killed the real bird with one stone.”

    Answers: (A) Former Democratic Rep. Paul Kanjorski; (B) Barack Obama in 2008 and 2010; (C) New York Times columnist Paul Krugman; (D) Talk show host Montel Williams, directed at Rep. Michele Bachmann; (E) Senator Harry Reid, 2008; (F) Reverend Jesse Jackson, 1984; (G) DNC Chairman Howard Dean; (H) The Washington Post’s Richard Cohen on CNN; (I) Senator John Kerry on HBO’s “Real Time.”

    If you need more to consider the point made, let me know. There's tons.

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    SassySue1963 3 years ago

    Wow. You see nothing wrong with psychotard? You don't think that is even close to the line? And I suppose you see nothing wrong with the definition of the Mormon religion either.

    I'll be back with some of the more blatant hate filled rhetoric from the Democrats - because there is plenty - but I really thought those few I found in less than 2 minutes proves the point to any rational mind.

    Climate deniers - love it. So when this little NASA experiment proves that the bulk of the CO2 emissions are not man-made, what are you going to call them then? Because the current probe they have which measures the same thing, though not as efficiently, already puts our input at less than 2% of all CO2 in the atmosphere. What then? Will you then become a science denier because the science does not support your agenda?

    Let's roll with that whole science denier rhetoric for a moment though. Are you aware that the very report they're using to try to justify their ridiculous EPA regulations says we cannot stop it? So, what is the point behind causing economic disasters for something science says we cannot stop? Nice how that little tidbit gets ignored. Also, a study that followed that report showed that the ice melt they are blaming on mankind also occurred 14,000 years ago - only on a much faster and larger scale. Hmmm...interesting.

    Talk about denying science. Or I guess, that label only applies to those who ignore the science that supports what you want it to huh. Just like with the Democrats.

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    Sychophantastic 3 years ago

    Calling somebody "dumb" and "closed-minded" is hardly the same as advocating stoning somebody to death.

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    Sychophantastic 3 years ago

    If you can't see the difference between the general tone of the two types of hatred, I feel sorry for you. That's like giving equal weight to climate change science and climate change deniers. Somebody who insults a gun-rights advocate with the term "psychotard" is just a bit different than somebody who rallies for denying other human beings their basic rights as human beings. Really, you're equating the hatred of racism with the hatred of gun control? Really?

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    SassySue1963 3 years ago

    “When you see how closed their minds are, or oblivious, or whatever it is—dumb—then you know what the fight is about,”

    "Mormonism was created by a guy in upstate New York in 1830 when he got caught having sex with the maid and explained to his wife that God told him to do it. Forty-eight wives later, Joseph Smith's lifestyle was completely sanctified in the religion he invented to go with it. Which Mitt Romney says he believes," he also said.

    “It’s like that movie ‘Groundhog Day,’ except it’s not funny,” he said. “If they tried to sell this sandwich at Zingerman’s, they’d have to call it the stinkburger or the meanwhich.”

    “Its really neat that all you gun toting tea party psychotards are so interested in the goings on of our little City,” -

    Yep no hate there. All Democrats. Not to mention, that Hillary just implied that Second Amendment supporters are "terrorists". How centrist of her. lol

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    Sychophantastic 3 years ago


    I don't agree. You do not see the Democrats spouting the kind of hatred expressed by the right-wing. You don't see Democrats moving toward anti-science, anti-education views. You don't see Democrats expressing hatred toward women, minorities, immigrants, and gay people. And the assertion that the Democratic Party has moved more to the left seems false to me. Both Clinton and now Obama are very pro-business, centrist politicians.

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    Grace Marguerite Williams 3 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

    Sychophantastic, it seems that the Democratic and Republican parties are becoming more extreme in ideology. The Republican Party is going more towards the right while the Democratic Party is going more towards the left. I see the Democratic Party becoming more socialist in ideology and politics each day so it is not only the Republic Party that is becoming more extreme in its orientation. The Democratic Party is also becoming a party of hate especially to those who disagree with its more leftist and socialist views and ideology.

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    Sychophantastic 3 years ago


    I was paying attention until you compared Obama to Hitler. That comparison falls into the insanity category I'm describing. It's an invalid argument, void of any meaning.

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    Nancy's Niche 3 years ago

    Here is the main problem ---we the people vote individuals in for various reasons and rarely do any research on their history, political viewpoints and agendas. As the saying goes, "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men."~ John Emerich Edward Dalberg… Our parties are distinct in name, animal representative, and color only, their goals are the same --- a one party system!

    One has to vote independently regardless of political affiliation. You cannot be loyal to a party, you must trust your own feelings, thoughts and knowledge that you have gained from extensive research on all candidates running. As we have witnessed down through the year’s political parties have left the middle road of “common sense” and prostituted themselves for the extreme left/right agendas of corporations and the wealthy.

    In addition, the dubious issue of family nepotism comes into play ex, the Bush Clan. Do you really believe that son or daughter is going to have a different political viewpoint and agenda then the parents do --- very unlikely --- welcome to the continued backward spiral of caustic politics. Case in point, do some research on our current president to equate my comments on political views and agendas carried forward. Obama, like Hitler, promised change, the people did not question or research what change unfortunately, his lifetime affiliations, and mentors makes it quite clear.

    I strongly believe that all elected officials should have term limits as it was originally set up. They should be allowed to serve for no more than 5 years ex, two in the house and three in the senate or all in one area. That job was not meant to be a lifetime appointment. It originally started as term limits but THEY voted it out; just one more power play that should never be allowed. That should be voted on by the people. In addition, Supreme Court appointments should have the same 5-year term limit imposed.

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    Greg Schweizer 3 years ago from Corona, California.

    The politicians these days don't care about the people, no matter what party, all they care about is their own goals. Our political system is supposed to work together, not get in there and act like children and argue over every little thing trying to make everyone see it their way. And what few we have in there that are there for the good pf the people either won't or don't have the balls to stand up to the others. If I was in there and couldn't get things done for the people I would quit. I would not give into their childish ways. My opinion, Greg.

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    Sychophantastic 3 years ago

    The Republican Party used to be mostly about smaller government. Now, it seems that they're the party of hate.

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    mbuggieh 3 years ago

    Interesting stuff!

    Every time I read something that Sarah Palin has said, I ask myself: What was John McCain thinking and what happened to the political adviser who insisted that McCain put her on the ticket???

    And yes, Americans need to start listening to some of these people; start listening to how outside of the mainstream many (Dare I say most?) politicians really are whether from the right or the left, Republicans or Democrats.

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    Sychophantastic 3 years ago

    Thanks for reading. The effort here was to draw a distinction between normal political rhetoric and people are beyond the pale and represent a nasty streak of hatred in our country. Many of these politicians appeal to the darkest recesses of human thought. Are all politicians whackos? I don't think so.

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    Grace Marguerite Williams 3 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

    Read this hub, it really boggles the mind. In fact, there are Democratic, Republican, and Independent politicians who can be classified as totally beyond the pale of sanity and logic. However, WHO elected them to office? Yes, it was the loony tunes among the voters who put those looney tune politicians in office. Moral: Americans should be more analytical and discerning regarding who to vote for.

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    Greg Schweizer 3 years ago from Corona, California.

    Better question; Why are ALL politicians whackos? Greg


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