I'd like to say this surprises me....but it doesn't.
For years Vermonters have sent radical Socialist and "Liberals" to Washington, embarrassing our great state with plans and schemes designed to bankrupt Vermont and America.I like that. Vermonters vote their critters in with the intent to execute a secret plot to bankrupt America.
But never mind that. We'll expose that plot another time.
Look at Republican gubernatorial challenger to Governor Peter Shumlin, Randy Brock, bringing in far-right ideologues like Tarren Bragdon and taking Darcie Johnston away from Vermonters for Health Care "Freedom" into his campaign apparatus, essentially acknowledging that he can't, like, BEAT Shumlin, but what he CAN do is kiss RNC ass by using his campaign as a test bed for strategies to fight health care reform in other states.
And, as part of the Master Plan, the VTGOP deploys nutshits like Paige to file birther lawsuits and make Brock look sane, especially when he refudiates him.
Overton Windows are people, my friend.
I see a lot of Republicans playing the "let's run from ourselves" game on the federal level.
This is a legitimate rape of the political process, so we need to find a way to shut the whole thing down.
Is this what the Vermont Republican Party has arrived at? Has it finally caught the crazy infecting their ranks in most of the rest of the country?
Apparently, we at Green Mountain Daily are not the only ones asking that question. I got hit up today by Peter Hirschfeld, who writes for the Rutland Herald and Barre-Montpelier Times-Argus, and we chatted for a bit by phone.
Readers of the liberal political blog Green Mountain Daily were treated this weekend to an epic thread spawned by a Friday post (http://www.greenmountaindaily.com/...) from GMD front-pager “kestrel9000,” who broke news of a “birther lawsuit” filed by former Republican candidate for U.S. Senate H. Brooke Paige.Epic thread is right. It's worth a look. And you don't have to wait a day to comment after you register like (cough cough) some places I know...>;)
Having lost his primary bid to John MacGovern, Paige won’t get to take on Bernie Sanders in the general election. But he’s apparently turned his sights even higher, and is now trying to get Barack Obama removed from the Vermont ballot. Paige alleges in his lawsuit that the incumbent president isn’t a “natural born citizen.”
Anyway, while I didn't do the legwork on this for GMD, I was awarded the privilege of creating the post from everyone else's work.
Garcia said Monday he thinks Paige is an “attention hound” who, after losing the primary, is “hoping for a little bit of ink.”I award that last statement four Pinocchios.
“Perhaps we erred in giving it to him,” Garcia said.
At any rate, it looks increasingly like this guy is a loon.....but perhaps, a useful one to the VT GOP?
We shall indeed see. H. Brooke Paige can't keep making excuses for not releasing his filing forever.