Tuesday, July 05, 2011

David Duke Explores Candidacy

In Other News, Modem Speeds Now Up To 28,800 Baud

And here I thought Newt Gingrich and Terry Branstad were unwelcome comebacks from the early 1990s:
Former Louisiana lawmaker and Ku Klux Klan head David Duke has begun a 25-city tour to gauge support for a possible presidential bid, The Daily Beast reported...
You know who's screwed here? Buddy Roemer. The last time he was on a ballot, as an incumbent governor in 1991, he lost the nomination to DuKKKe. If any debate sponsor was even thinking about including Roemer, they just un-invited him. (Though if Duke DOES get into a debate, pleeeeeease sit him next to Herman Cain...)

The winners here are anyone on the right spectrum of the party, as this moves the Overton window so far that even Santorum and Bachmann seem normal. Though some observers doubt that even Duke is conservative enough for the GOP base. Birtherism may have met its match with the long form proof from Hawaii, but that doesn't get at what the Obama haters are really mad about:

Reportedly that's Duke's campaign slogan. The theme song, of course:

Duke likes it but wants to drop the most controversial line. You know, "Deutschland is happy and gay."

But operatives are making every effort to infiltrate the Duke campaign:

Enough of this. If Terry Branstad is governor and David Duke is running for office, I need to set up my VCR for tonight's new episodes of "Seinfeld" and "Star Trek The Next Generation."

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