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North Carolina senate candidate Greg Brannon (R)
We've been largely ignoring North Carolina Republicans due to the rich deposits of lunacy north and south of the state. I see now that was a mistake; Republican Senate candidate Greg Brannon gives North Carolina a good, solid entry in the GOP race toward peak batshit insanity. Previously known for comparing food stamps to slavery and plagiarizing his campaign website content from serial plagiarist Rand Paul, which is just sad, Brannon also turns out to have been "president" of a little organization called Founder's Truth. What was Founder's Truth? Among other things, it was an avid peddler of conspiracy theories:
The organization featured a blog on their website that posted whole items from other sites, many from conspiracy sites like and
All right, plagiarizing InfoWars is now the saddest thing I ever heard.

Among the blog posts that Greg Brannon's organization deemed worthy of sharing with their followers:

THE BATMAN PSYOP EXPANDS [calling the Aurora theater shooting an "op" by "psyop pros"]

Central Bankers Inflate Fiat While Plans for One World Currency Are Made

US Government and Private Sector Invest in Agenda 21 Light Rail Systems

Other terrors include fluoridated water, microchips embedded in your brain, and how one author knows that a secret plot against him exists because the FBI denies it exists, which just goes to show it exists, or something to that effect.

Brannon has the support of Sen. Rand Paul, i.e. the guy whose website he lifted, and has strong tea party support which gives him a very good shot at making it through the Republican primary. He's also obsessively anti-abortion, a nullification advocate, and claims he moved to North Carolina specifically because he admired segregationist senator Jesse Helms so much.

I'd say the Republican rebranding effort has gone off to dig its own shallow grave right about now.

Originally posted to Hunter on Thu Jan 23, 2014 at 10:00 AM PST.

Also republished by North Carolina BLUE and Daily Kos.

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