Saturday, September 18, 2010

From the Mouths of Crazy People

Everyone seems to be focused on the Delaware GOP tea bag senate hopeful Christine O'Donnell and the nutty stuff she says, but there is another tea bagger who is trying to out wingnut her. Glen Urquhart is the wingnut tea partier who won the GOP nomination to replace the defeated senate hopeful Mike Castle. He pulls out the Godwin card and trips over it backtracking. Mr. Urquart gives voice to neanderthals everywhere on the separation of church and state in America.

"Do you know, where does this phrase 'separation of church and state' come from?" Urquhart asked at a campaign event last April. "It was not in Jefferson's letter to the Danbury Baptists. ... The exact phrase 'separation of Church and State' came out of Adolph Hitler’s mouth, that's where it comes from. So the next time your liberal friends talk about the separation of Church and State ask them why they’re Nazis."

You can likely get away with that in South Carolina, but in Delaware some explaining is in order, so Mr. Urquart doubles down and follows with the "out of context" card.

According to Delaware Online, "Urquhart says the statement was taken out of context and that he did not explain his point very well. If he could do it over, he said, he would add more historical context and explain why he rejects Hitler's take on the relationship between government and the church."

"I didn't mean to suggest -- and I am not suggesting -- that people who are liberals are Nazis,"

Oh yes you did dumbfuck. The internet never forgets, nor forgives.

1 comment:

  1. For those of us who have to drive through this little state on the way to bigger states such as NY, I am thinking that now may be the time to propose a "Bridge Over Delaware." That way, everyone can continue all the pleasures they want their cars (without worrying about the forthcoming anti-masturbation law), and liberals and particularly liberal Jews don't have to worry about being called Nazis if they stop for coffee or gas or anything else.