Dig into the life of a right-wing idiot and you find ... more idiocy. You know about Ian Bayne, right? Republican congressional candidate in Illinois's 11th District? The guy who posted this on his campaign site?
Today, Ian Bayne called Phil Robertson, star of the A&E series "Duck Dynasty," the ‘Rosa Parks’ of our generation.Well, I'm sure it won't urprise you that his reaction on Facebook when the Obama campaign was pressing Mitt Romney to release more tax records was to go birther:
"In December 1955, Rosa Parks took a stand against an unjust societal persecution of black people, and in December 2013, Robertson took a stand against persecution of Christians," said Bayne....
He's also on Twitter, where his very first tweet was this:
How fast will it take for gov'nt to change the welfare laws to prevent this the same way they rush to change gun laws http://t.co/9Kjwqdl— Ian Bayne (@ianbayneisright) August 23, 2011
The link goes to a story that, yes, is appalling:
A woman encouraged her husband to have sex with a 12-year-old girl so that she would get pregnant and they could claim extra cash benefits.However, the story goes on to tell us this:
Alicia Bouchard even sat and watched while her 26-year-old husband had sex with the underage girl at their Florida home.
According to an arrest warrant, the 41-year-old wanted the girl to fall pregnant so that she and her husband would have extra income from state benefits....Yes, Bayne wrote this tweet after both had been arrested. In other words, his complaint was that there probably won't be a sufficiently concerted effort "to change the welfare laws" in order to criminalize behavior that's already illegal.
Mr Bouchard was arrested on sex abuse charges last October and has been held in jail ever since....
Bouchard was booked into jail on charges of being a principal to sexual battery, soliciting sexual activity with a child and principal to child abuse.
Her bond has been set at $70,000.
Yup, this sort of intellectual brilliance is jut what Congress needs.
Bonus brilliance: This self-assessment from Bayne's campaign site:
Ian Bayne's resume resembles that of a founding father more than a contemporary American professional.The resume includes setting up a website to recruit Mitt Romney to run for governor of Massachusetts, which is just what you'd want to boast about if you were comparing yourself to the Founders.