January 06, 2010

The Inexplicable Right, Part II

Remember Allen Quist? He was a far-right candidate for governor of Minnesota in '94, with the full support of the state party against incumbent Arne Carlson- until he lost to Arne in the primary and was never heard from again. Until this year, as he's apparently running for Congress as a Michele Bachmann doppleganger. Here's what he had to say recently:

Every generation has had to fight the fight for freedom. This is our fight. And this is our time. This is it. Terrorism, yes — but that’s not the big battle. The big battle is in D.C., with the radicals. They aren’t liberals, they’re radicals. Obama, Pelosi, Walz — they’re not liberals, they’re radicals. They are destroying our country. And people all over are figuring that out.”
Walz is Tim Walz, his Democratic opponent. A liberal, sure, but not quite to the left of, say, Paul Wellstone.

One Bachmann's enough, thanks.

Posted by Stephen Silver at January 6, 2010 12:35 AM
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