Tuesday, June 1, 2010

GOP Vs. Tea Party

It appears that in North Carolina, the GOP have their hands full with a TEA Party whacko who actually won their May 4th primary:

[Tim] D'Annunzio finished first in the May 4 primary. But his party has since gone to increasing lengths to portray him as unelectable.

"By my personal observation of his behavior, and by acquaintance with his record and background, I consider Mr. D'Annunzio unfit for public office at any level," said [North Carolina GOP Chairman Tom] Fetzer. "What he could do to the party as our nominee is secondary in my view to what he could do to the country if he got elected. If he got elected, for crying out loud, that would be a disaster."

Court documents portray D'Annunzio as "a self-described religious zealot" who once called the U.S. government the Antichrist and told his ex-wife that he'd found the Ark of the Covenant.

The records are part of a contentious child-custody case, which included a 1995 psychiatric evaluation. The attending doctor said he couldn't say for sure that D'Annunzio suffered from any emotional disorders.

However, Dr. Rodolfo de los Santos Ongjoco wrote that D'Annunzio told him he once entered a drug program for heroin dependence and was jailed three times for offenses including burglary and assaulting a police officer.


On a blog called "Christ's War," D'Annunzio has acknowledged teenage arrests, jail time and a 1995 conviction for criminal trespassing stemming from a domestic dispute.[...]

D'Annunzio has said that for much of his life he was not particularly religious or political. That changed in 1994 as he sat in his yard under a partial solar eclipse.

"When everything is falling apart around you, you have to look at why it's happening," he once said. "The conclusion I had come to was you have to return to your foundation."

Anne D'Annunzio alluded to her ex-husband's conversion in a 1995 court document.

She claimed he told her, among other things, that "God was going to drop a 1,000-mile high pyramid" on Greenland and that he had found the Ark of the Covenant in Arizona.

But we in Wisconsin shouldn't laugh too loudly. Look what happened a couple weeks ago when the GOP machine decided to go with Scott Walker and Ron Johnson as their standard bearers.

Insanity knows no geographical boundaries.


  1. Maybe we should get him together with Grayson. 2 peas in a pod..

  2. Yet none of these has a criminal as an assistant...

  3. You are not bright. The receptionist that choked and beat his girlfriend had ZERO criminal record prior to this (look up "Joseph Cantu, DOB 1987" in CCAP), so they did not hire "a criminal".

    The only thing on this guy's record was a judgement earlier this year from Capital One, probably for not paying a credit card, for which his City wages were not being garnished. But (as your type no doubt knows well) being a deadbeat on a bill does not directly mean violent tendencies.

    And by the way, this guy has not been working since he was arrested. So unless you think the Barrett Administration should have the ability to predict the future, non-work-related acts of people they hire, that dog does not hunt.

    By comparison, Scott Walker fails to act AFTER his workers are proven to not be up to the task (see BHD, County Courthouse falling down, etc.), which is a whole lot more telling of executive ability. But since you need to turn reality on its head to make any sense in Walker World, no wonder you see down as up.