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'Gentlemen: To evil.'
These tea party-esque primary challenges to insufficiently conservative Republicans are already proving to be a gold mine, and we ain't even in campaign season yet. Down in Mississippi, state Sen. Chris McDaniels is going to be one to watch. He's the one mounting a primary challenge against Republican Sen. Thad Cochran for being insufficiently conservative, where insufficiently conservative now includes anyone who believes in gravity or a round earth, and since Mr. McDaniels, like all sufficiently conservative conservatives, once had his own sufficiently conservative talk radio show he is proving to be a rich source of sufficiently conservative quotes.

He was the one who blamed "hip-hop" music for Canadian gun violence, remember? It turns out he also knew what's-what about these darn Muslims and how Hollywood has been coddling them by not showing how they're all just terrahists and the like.

"It's funny how the movies have portrayed themselves lately and how the video games have portrayed themselves lately," McDaniel said in the segment. "There's one person that cannot be a villain in Hollywood, ever. One group that cannot be villains. Who is that? [Cohost: The Muslims.] Yeah, isn't that neat? They'll go out of their way to find some Russian white guy that's just nuts, and he's the terrorist, which I've never seen that. But the Muslims, they've just disappeared from Hollywood's radar."

"I think the true enemy is Ron Howard and Andy Griffith," he joked. (The remarks were first reported by a local politics blog, Dark Horse Mississippi.)

Oh, you've done it now, Andy Freaking Griffith. You are on the list. (That said, I am not sure just how many Hollywood movies have to revolve around Muslim terrorists before McDaniels would consider it a properly patriotic percentage, but I suspect the man does not get out much.)

Can you imagine what it's going to be like as we get closer to the primaries? Republicans are going to wish they only had to deal with Todd Akin.

Originally posted to Hunter on Tue Jan 14, 2014 at 10:56 AM PST.

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