A zealot on the ballot in Kansas
The Kansas City Star
Steve Fitzgerald of Leavenworth, a GOP candidate for Kansas Senate, is a religious zealot who is shown here giving a doomsday speech at a rally in Kansas City, Kan.
Among the highlights: “We got here today because a majority of Catholics voted for those who are vehemently against our values, we got here today because Christians of every denomination were not registered to vote, or did not vote, or did not inform their consciences before they voted, we got here today because the church — the body of Christ on earth, did not instruct sufficiently, did not exhort sufficiently, did not inform sufficiently, did not stand up as the body of Christ is charged to do!”
Fitzgerald also declared that the passage of the Affordable Care Act had parallels to what goes on in fascist and communist nations. “It is the rise and takeover of one party by an extremist wing in that party,” he said. (Although that seems more like a description of what’s going on in the the Republican Party to me.)
“Only by the mercy of God do we have the slimmest chance right now of doing what we have to do,” Fitzgerald exhorted. Presumably, that means electing him on Nov. 6 instead of Democratic incumbent Kelly Kultala.
But really, if you watch this video you have to wonder…Is this really the sort of speech you want given on the floor of the Kansas Senate?