Wednesday, March 08, 2006

This Democrat makes most Republicans seem downright liberal

How's this for a Democratic platform in Ohio's U.S. Senate race?

  • Make homosexual behavior punishable by death
  • Defend the Second Amendment
  • Secure U.S. borders
  • Lower taxes
  • Allow prayer in public schools
  • Convert Muslims to Christianity
  • Refute evolution
  • Oppose the U.N.
  • Oppose abortion
  • Deny global warming

Believe it or not, that's exactly the agenda on which Democratic Senate candidate Merrill Keiser, Jr. is running in his attempt to unseat incumbent Senator Mike DeWine.

Keiser, 61, says he's running as a Democrat because that's how he was registered the last time he voted.

The trucker, who hails from Fremont, Ohio, says there needs to be more adherence to biblical values in government, business and education – something he claims DeWine is not promoting.

"I believe that the United States has been moved in a Godless direction by the courts," he told the Sandusky Register. "To get good men on the court, we need good senators."

With Democrats like Keiser, who needs Republicans?!


At 10:04 AM, Blogger Blueberry said...

There needs to be a set of standards on calling yourself a member of a party. Good grief! Back in 1998, when I lived in the west suburban area of St. Louis, a very conservative area, this was the "Democrat" who ran against Jim Talent: John Ross, a hero of the gun nuts and militia groups. I couldn't vote for either one of them. This guy here may be even worse though.

At 11:26 AM, Blogger DrewL said...

Agreed. Although I suppose that's what the primaries are supposed to do, weed out the "trolls" in order to nominate the best candidate. But when members of either party can choose which primary - Republican or Democrat - to vote in, it does open up an interesting can of worms if a concerted effort is put forth by one party to influence the outcome of the other party's primary.

Speaking of primaries, I didn't vote in Tuesday's Texas primary so that I could still sign a petition for one of the independents. While I don't support Republicans, I'm tempted to help get Strayhorn on the ballot if for no other reason than to hope that she can take votes away from Rick Perry in November. Chris Bell will need all the help he can get.

At 12:10 PM, Blogger Blueberry said...

oh absolutely! I am in search of a Strayhorn petition too! She's more likely to get Perry's voters than Kinky. At least that's what I think.


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