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  •  I think power has to be involved in choosing (4+ / 0-)
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    myrealname, joedemocrat, earicicle, eXtina

    When I think worst, I have to think who is most likely to channel their crazy into real damage.

    Bachmann is just awful but I've heard hints that many of the other Rethugs on Capitol Hill also think she is an idiot, don't really like to be linked to her, and aren't likely to let her have any real power.

    I also suspect many colleagues who go "Virginia Who???"

    I don't know enough about Steven King, but there have been some indications that they would willingly use Joe Wilson as an example of what the GOP is striving to represent.

    So the worst is the biggest crazy who is put forth as "normal".

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    by Belle Ame on Thu Nov 19, 2009 at 07:32:32 PM PST

    •  Most of those guys are backbenchers (3+ / 0-)
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      joedemocrat, earicicle, Belle Ame

      King and Bachmann and their ilk may yell and scream a lot, but they have no real power and in the deep minority, all they can do is generate embarassing sound bites. Or take a guy like Paul Broun, who is a Ron Paul-like gadfly who is out there even for the GOP.

      Judging by your criteria, the worst are guys like Eric Cantor and Mike Pence, who are in the GOP leadership and could really cause damage one day. (I consider Pence worse, because he really is an utter moron, yet talks a good game - he was a talk radio guy before he got elected.)

      •  Or, for example, Pete Hoekstra (4+ / 0-)

        If you've been watching Rachel Maddow recently, you've heard about some of his antics. The ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, he keeps railing against the Intelligence Community while uttering classified info in press conferences and editorials.

        And he has made a number of utter totally ridiculous statements on a variety of other subjects. He is an example of an idiot with power.

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        by Belle Ame on Thu Nov 19, 2009 at 08:26:49 PM PST

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        •  Tru dat. (1+ / 0-)
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          Belle Ame

          The guy who live-tweeted the location of his delegation as they were arriving in Baghad. "We're in the Green Zone. Come & get us!"


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          by earicicle on Thu Nov 19, 2009 at 09:05:49 PM PST

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