Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The latest Republican nut case...

...is a judge from Lubbock, Texas, by the unfortunate name of Tom Head. From an article in the Times (my emphasis): 

A few days before, the county’s top elected official, County Judge Tom Head, made an appearance on a local television station to generate support for the tax increase. He said he was expecting civil unrest if President Obama is re-elected, and that the president would send United Nations forces into Lubbock, population 233,740, to stop any uprising. 

“He is going to try to hand over the sovereignty of the United States to the U.N.,” Mr. Head said on Fox 34 last week. “O.K., what’s going to happen when that happens? I’m thinking worst-case scenario: civil unrest, civil disobedience, civil war, maybe. And we’re not talking just a few riots here and demonstrations. We’re talking Lexington, Concord, take up arms and get rid of the guy.” 

Now, I know what you're thinking: It's a little hard to take a guy seriously who wears a Bugs Bunny tie in public. 

But don't worry, Judge Head maintains his statements were "taken out of context." Uh huh.

One Lubbock resident, Grace Rogers, suggests "There is an element in this city that is so anti-Obama that I think they have lost grip a little bit on reality." 

Ms. Rogers, I think you could say that about a lot of today's Republicans.  

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