There were plenty of head scratching results following Tuesday’s election, but the outcome of the Colorado governor’s race provides the most significant reason to despair. Tom Tancredo, ex-Republican and all around nutcase, received 36.7 percent of the electorates support running on the openly theocratic Constitution Party’s ticket. The party has been the home to right-wing candidates too extreme for the Republican base, but this is the first time I have seen one of their candidates receive significant support from the voters and the conservative establishment. Sarah Palin, in an attempt to earn a world record for the most candidates endorsed in an election cycle, publicly backed Tancredo. The reasons to detest Palin and her bit were plentiful, but her willingness to endorse a candidate running with a political party as abhorrent as Tancredo’s is astonishing.
Here are just a few highlights of the Constitution Party’s platform:
- Repeal an act making it illegal to use force or the threat of force to interfere with a woman seeking an abortion
- Repeal the Voting Rights Act of...More >>