Hate Watch - Idaho’s GOP Gubernatorial Primary Debate Reveals Deep Streak of Extremism
You have got to read this hate watch blog post by David Neiwert,
Usually, political debates are an opportunity for candidates to provide voters with enough information for them to make informed decisions before filling out their ballots. But Wednesday night’s Republican gubernatorial primary debate in Boise, Idaho, featuring the state’s top four conservative candidates, raised more questions than it answered.
Two of the four candidates - a foul-mouthed biker from Nampa named Harley Brown and a bearded anti-abortion activist named Walt Bayes - had previously run for office but garnered few votes. Their show-stealing debate performances, broadcast on Idaho’s public television network, revealed why.
Both men were on the program at the insistence of incumbent Gov. L. Butch Otter, who was accused by his Tea Party rival, State Sen. Russ Fulcher, of inviting the men to participate so that he could avoid Fulcher’s own questions.
You won’t believe how far out two these candidates were. Bayes for one is so extreme that if he had his way, he’d ban homosexuality ( maybe even making a death penalty offense ) and if he becomes governor of Idaho he says he would openly defy the supreme court on abortion. Brown also wants to take land away from the federal government by force.