If you were writing a parody of a right-wing nut job announcing for the Senate, you couldn’t do a better job than Congressman Steve Stockman’s actual announcement that he’s primarying John Cornyn in Texas.
Claim the Fed is unconstitutional? Check. Claim the U. N. is going to take away your guns? Check.
Claim John Cornyn is a liberal? Check. WTF? The National Journal named Cornyn the second most conservative member of the Senate. John Cornyn is as much a liberal as I am a nuclear physicist.
But Stockman claims Cornyn puts “a Republican bayonet in your back…every day.” He says Cornyn “wakes up every morning and works to make the Senate a more liberal place.” He suggests Cornyn should become a senator from Massachusetts — yeah, he and Elizabeth Warren, two peas in a pod.
His announcement is funny and delusional and sad and scary. When is the fever going to break?