Tennessee Democrats Nominate a Senate Candidate Michele Bachmann Would Love

August 3, 2012 at 4:41 PM 3 comments

What’s the matter with Tennessee?

(Via Facebook.com/ClaytonForUS)

Mark Clayton believes the federal government is building a massive, four-football-field wide superhighway from Mexico City to Toronto as part of a secret plot to establish a new North American Union that will bring an end to America as we know it. On Thursday, he became the Tennessee Democrats’ nominee for US Senate.

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On his issues page, Clayton sounds more like a member of the John Birch Society than a rank-and-file Democrat. He says he’s against national ID cards, the North American Union, and the “NAFTA superhighway,” a nonexistent proposal that’s become a rallying cry in the far-right fever swamps. Elsewhere, he warns of an encroaching “godless new world order” and suggests that Americans who speak out against government policies could some day be placed in “a bone-crushing prison camp similar to the one Alexander Solzhenitsyn was sent or to one of FEMA’s prison camps.” (There are no FEMA prison camps.)

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The closest thing Clayton has to political experience is his work as vice president of a Virginia-based organization called Public Advocate of the United States. The group’s mission, per its website, is to restore the country to its conservative Christian roots. Public Advocate supports a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, opposes abortion rights, and believes the Boy Scouts are under assault from the gay agenda. The group refers to mayors Rahm Emanuel of Chicago and Tom Menino of Boston as “pro-homosexual socialist dictators” for stating their opposition to the fast-food chain Chick-fil-A. (It also issued a statement condemning the “gay muppets.”)

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With a conspiracy theorist now a leader of the state Democratic party, the local GOP—a bastion of evolution and climate change denialism—has an opening: It can be the party of rationality.

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How did this happen?  Where was the Tennessee Democratic Party leadership? Was an “establishment” candidate running alongside Clayton?  If so, what was he/she like?  So many questions.  I’m going to follow up.  More later.

This is one to watch.

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  • 1. Janet  |  August 5, 2012 at 3:30 PM

    Park Overall ran against him. I sent her some money, but the Dems just blew it. The Tennessee dems “disavow” him. Check out her FB page for more info. https://www.facebook.com/ParkOverall

  • 2. Say It Ain't So Already  |  August 5, 2012 at 5:19 PM

    Wow. It’s an outrage…what the Democratic party did in this situation. I am livid

  • 3. Janet  |  August 5, 2012 at 6:06 PM

    Yep. It makes you wonder.

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