The Gadfly would like to propose that we finally put an end to the debate as to whether or not the GOP has been officially overtaken by lunatics hell-bent on turning America in to the world's most prolific banana republic/failed democracy.
And here's The Gadfly's evidence which should be the final word on this debate:
After months of in-fighting, the beleaguered Oregon Republican Party elected a new chairman last weekend. His name is Art Robinson, and he wants to sprinkle radioactive waste from airplanes to build up our resistance to degenerative illnesses. Robinson, who unsuccessfully ran for Congress against progressive Rep. Peter DeFazio in 2010 and 2012, took over after the previous chair resigned in advance of a recall campaign over her alleged financial mismanagement.
On nuclear waste: "All we need do with nuclear waste is dilute it to a low radiation level and sprinkle it over the ocean—or even over America after hormesis is better understood and verified with respect to more diseases." And: "If we could use it to enhance our own drinking water here in Oregon, where background radiation is low, it would hormetically enhance our resistance to degenerative diseases. Alas, this would be against the law."
Robinson, who has a Ph.D. in chemistry, has marketed himself for the last three decades as an expert on everything from nuclear fallout to AIDS to climate science in the pages of a monthly newsletter, Access to Energy, which he published from his compound in the small town of Cave Junction.http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2013/08/oregon-gop-art-robinson-nuclear-waste-airplanes
"Alas" - this fellow bemoans - that it is against the law to knowingly dispose of nuclear waste by sprinkling it all over America from sea to shining sea or mixing it with our drinking water to nutritionally enhance it's ability to help us fight off disease. Is it any wonder this psychopath lives in a place named after caves?
Imagine if you will, dear readers, a democrat being elected by his fellow party members to a position of party prominence such as a state party chairman, who advocated for his fellow Americans to gargle regularly with garden pesticides and bathe in sewage waste in order to build up a "resistance to degenerative illnesses." Does anyone but The Gadfly truly believe that that individual would not be laughed completely out of the party, much less be allowed to rise to the level of a state chairmanship position?
The GOP is toast folks. They have lost the battle for control of their once Grand Old Party to the Teahadists and the cuckoo for cocoa puffs crowd. All that remains to be seen is exactly how fucking crazy these people truly are and how far are they willing take that craziness in their jihadi-like quest for ultimate power.