Glenn Grothman, the craziest of the crazy
Perhaps you read the title of this post and thought, "Congress already has so many lunatics, how could the GOP get any loonier?" I assure you that, sadly, it can—and if Republican Glenn Grothman wins in Wisconsin's 6th District next month, it will. Grothman is a state senator who narrowly won a primary in the race to succeed retiring Rep. Tom Petri, one of the more moderate members of what's become a completely batshit caucus, and a GOP victory here would shove this seat as far to the right as inhumanly possible. Let me give you a taste:
"Why sit down with 7th graders and say to some you will be heterosexual, some homosexual? Part of that agenda which is left unsaid is that some of those who throw it out as an option would like it if more kids became homosexuals."
"Right now in Wisconsin, you're not supposed to work seven days in a row, which is a little ridiculous because all sorts of people want to work seven days a week."
"Some people enjoy creating babies to experiment on, but I don't."
"Given the racist background of Planned Parenthood and not liking people who are not white, I wonder if one of the reasons why Planned Parenthood likes to do these sex-selective abortions is disproportionately they are done on people of an Asian background. Let’s face it; we all know Planned Parenthood’s background, very racist, probably the most racist organization."
"You could argue that money is more important for men. I think a guy in their first job, maybe because they expect to be a breadwinner someday, may be a little more money-conscious. To attribute everything to a so-called bias in the workplace is just not true."
"Of course, almost no black people today care about Kwanzaa—just white left-wingers who try to shove this down black people's throats in an effort to divide Americans."
"I've interviewed over a dozen people who check out people who pay with food stamps and all felt people on food stamps ate better—or at least more costly—than they did."
"Quite frankly, it's scandalous that lawyers are leading people to believe that the lead paint in these houses is responsible for the increases in the (lead) levels in their blood."
"The Left and the social welfare establishment want children born out of wedlock because they are far more likely to be dependent on the government."
Fortunately, Winnebago County Executive Mark Harris is running to stop Grothman. The Daily Kos community already came together with a spontaneous moneybomb
for him, and his answers to our questionnaire
are solid. Winnebago's also a very swingy county, so Harris knows how to appeal to a broad set of voters.
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But make no mistake: This is a very difficult race. Grothman has a fundraising edge, he's running on turf that's friendly to him (Mitt Romney carried the district with 53 percent of the vote). So this will be an excellent test case to find out whether a Republican office seeker can be too offensive, too crazy, and just too unappealing to Republican voters. Put another way, if anyone can put a red seat like this in play, it's Glenn Grothman.