Rifle, pickup truck, radio host, pastor, tea partier
Tuesday brought the news that yes indeed, Georgia Republican House candidate, tea partier and general crazy person Jody Hice did indeed win his primary and will be headed to the general election and, most probably, into Congress. Ladies and gentlememz, presenting
the next Michele Bachmann
Jody Hice, a conservative pastor who believes First Amendment protections do not apply to Muslims and warned of a homosexual plot to sodomize children may soon be going to Congress. [...]
Hice would replace Republican Congressman Paul Broun, who is currently one of the most socially conservative members of Congress.
Yes, he's GA-10's Republican replacement for the lies from the pit of hell
guy. No, apparently they can't find anyone better. Yes, it's a district so conservative that they'd elect a roundworm in a suit, so long as the roundworm promised to keep the Muslims and other uppity folks in their place. (He'll be challenged in the general by Democratic civil rights lawyer Ken Dious
, but it's a hard-right district.)
We've mentioned Hice before, because it's been almost impossible not to. He indeed argued that Muslims have no protections under the First Amendment, thus demonstrating he never quite figured out what the First Amendment means. He's rabidly anti-gay, comparing same-sex marriage to losing a parent in a car accident. He is both a conservative pastor and a conservative radio talk show host, and if that does not clue you in right there as to the sheer intensity of this fellow's prolonged batshittery than you have not been paying much attention to conservatives of late.
Hice also popped up in a 2004 article in the Athens Banner-Herald on how local women were entering politics more often. His take: ”If the woman’s within the authority of her husband, I don’t see a problem.”
So we're going to call this one: presuming Hice wins the general, which he will unless he does something so much worse than all of those
things that his district becomes just too damn embarrassed to show up to vote for him, not likely, he will almost certainly be vaulted into the position of America's most batshit insane congressperson. Louie Gohmert will still be dumber, and Steve King will still be meaner, but this guy? There will have to be new nightly newscasts just to deal with all the paranoia and crazy-ass theories Jody Hice personally offers forth each day.
I'm also going to peg him right now as the 2014 House candidate most likely to shoot someone during a campaign stop. I can offer no explanation for that, mind you, it's just something in the fellow's eyes. That guy ain't right.