Twenty to One?

So I’ve had a running discussion on politics with my best friend – ProfMondo – who happens to be as dedicated a conservative as I am a liberal. One of the points I’ve tried to make with him is that while both political parties and ideologies have their extreme views, the crazy on the Right is much more pervasive and accepted by mainstream political actors than it is on the Left. I think the point I made over in one of our back and forths on FB was that for every one politician that tries to appeal to his base by going to the crazy stuff (he cites 9/11 truthers as one such area of leftwing craziness), I could probably find 20 such politicians on the left. So I’m going to try and put my money where my mouth is. The rules of the game are going to be: 1) my definition of crazy; 2) the political actor should be a politician running for office or a high profile political pundit. We’ll see how it goes…

And here’s the first award (from TPM):
The TN Lt Gov who’s one of the GOP candidates for Governor says, “Now, you could even argue whether being a Muslim is actually a religion, or is it a nationality, way of life, cult whatever you want to call it.”

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