As if Tennessee politics couldn't get any more whacky, it does.
Not content with the Republicans getting all the nationwide laughter with their Diane Black, Lou Ann Zelenik, Marsha Blackburn and a state legislature more concerned with Sharia Law and a Muslim working for the state than jobs, the Democrats decide they are losing the comedy battle so they try a stand up routine of their own.
The Democratic Party had a Senate primary the other day with 7 candidates in the running for a chance to go against banker buddy Bob Corker. The party did not promote anyone and it was very difficult to find out anything about the candidates. I guess many thought washed up actress Park Overall would get the most votes but lo and behold this guy Mark Clayton won overwhelmingly. The party claims that Clayton won only because his name was at the top of the ballot and that Dem voters are too stupid to glance on down the list. A losing candidate, Larry Crim, is squawking for a new primary to be held without Clayton so his name would be on top and then he would win.
The Dems wasted no time disavowing Clayton as an anti-gay conspiracy loon and encouraged those in their cult to write in a vote in the November election even if it's for Mark's dog. Everyone from Rachel Maddow to Mother Jones is calling for Clayton's head on a stick to be paraded around in a San Francisco gay festival. "An abomination" says someone at the glue huffers post.
Why would that be you may ask? Well, Clayton is an unpaid vice-president at the Public Advocate of the United States where they have the nerve to post opinions. One of their opinions is that marriage should only be between a man and a woman. I've had some gay friends all of my adult life and have family and extended family members who are gay and they are good people as most gays are but when is 'enough is enough.' Does everything have to now become a Chick-Fil-A moment?
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Never mind that Mark Clayton was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation by the SPLC for some reason or another and signed by none other than Morris Dees. But that was then and this is now.
So who is Mark Clayton? He lives in the Nashville area and some say he is a floor installer. He got his name on the ballot and in this video he says he has raised $100, has one campaign sign and has $35 left to go against the $6.3 million that Corker has. Shades of the 2010 South Carolina Senate race of Alvin Greene vs. Jim DeMint? Sort of similar but so far not nearly as bad.
Clayton also ran in the 2008 Senate primary hoping to go against another corporatist Lamar Alexander but he lost that one. He has a campaign site that he hasn't updated since that time where there is an Alex Jones video. Let's hope he has progressed a little since then. Here's the cached version since his bandwidth seems to have been exceeded.
It looks like Mark is running a Facebook campaign. Besides the gay marriage issue he only mentions a few others. He says he is pro-life but unlike most Republicans he is also against unlimited unauthorized by Congress wars. As for the conspiracy nut allegations he speaks against the Orwellian Super State and the North American Union. He's against national ID cards and Eastern European NATO expansion which could lead to World War III against Russia (nothing about NATO in Libya or Middle East countries). That's about it.
Several weeks ago I created a semi-fake Facebook account so I could join in with the tens of millions of other fake accounts and use it to make comments where FB is required. I posted this quick comment on Mark's site. So far no responses but at least it hasn't been deleted.
Israel. We give them untold billions of dollars, fight wars for them, yet they are an apartheid illegal state loaded to the gills with nuclear weapons. Their lackeys AIPAC, ADL and SPLC and others manipulate Congress, the President and numerous state and local officials through bribery and blackmail putting the interests of Israel ahead of our own country. Your thoughts?
The private Federal Reserve and Wall Street and world central banks are a criminal syndicate responsible for the theft of trillions of dollars yet they are allowed to continue their destruction of the world economy unabated. Would you stand up to them?
9/11. A false flag that set the stage for all the mayhem we are now experiencing. Would you call for a new independent investigation with subpoena power and indictments and trials?
The war on drugs. Not just a social failure but considering elements of our own government and the CIA are major drug traffickers and enablers with big banks laundering the profits should demand an end to it now. States rights regarding medical marijuana and complete legalization are outside the jurisdiction of the feds. What do you say?
Single payer health care.
The disease of usury.
That's enough for now. We look forward to your responses and your debates with the neocon, warmonger corporate shill Corker.
Mark, take some real stands beyond what you already have ... or stand down.
I'm not promoting the boy and his dog but he did win the primary with no money and the SPLC and most of the media is against him so that's almost a good reason to vote for him. We'll keep an eye out for what he does. Heck, he may be a plant but we'll see. There's no chance Mark could win but at least maybe we can get a few laughs. In Tennessee politics, laughs are what it is all about.
“I’m saying this is the South. And we’re proud of our crazy people.
We don’t hide them up in the attic. We bring ‘em right down to the living room and show ‘em off.
See, Phyllis, no one in the South ever asks if you have crazy people in your family.
They just ask what side they’re on.” — Julia Sugarbaker