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WTF Friday: Steve Stockman and Other Serious Candidates

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Dwayne Stovall is Texas

Steve Stockman, the congressman and provocateur who’s trying to unseat longtime U.S. Sen. John Cornyn in next month’s Republican primary, has talked his way into more than his share of our WTF Friday roundups. And this week, he’s done it again.

Per an anti-Cornyn screed on his campaign site Thursday:

He thinks all these illegal aliens will vote for him and other Republicans.

That’s stupid!

The million of illegals John Cornyn wants to turn into legal voters will cancel out your vote.

And John Cornyn’s illegal alien voters will elect a permanent Democrat White House.

That’s why Obama is pushing Cornyn do [sic] hard to pass it!

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That’s why the illegal alien lobby has endorsed John Cornyn.

But Stockman isn’t the only candidate running to Cornyn’s right in this race. And this week, his other challengers have been fighting back. Ken Cope, a retired Army officer from Midlothian, called on Stockman to drop out:

“As long as you continue in the race, your antics and embarrassing actions will steal the limelight from the serious candidates.”

Serious candidates, presumably, like Dwayne Stovall, the bridge-builder from north of Houston who’s garnered endorsements from the Pearland Tea Party to something called the Facebook Tea Party.

In a video posted this week from the Liberty Forum in Houston in January, Stovall showed he was a serious candidate, indeed. Serious as slavery. Serious as abortion. Serious as paying your taxes:

“Fiscally speaking, we are being enslaved. We are being stolen from 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. … That’s theft. They take our money and add to it with money we don’t have, and by the way the ol’ taxation without representation? What about unborn children? When your taxes, when you enslave the people of the nation in servitude to a national government to things you don’t give your consent to? You talk about tyranny.”

But the week’s most outstanding show of campaign seriousness came from retired Air Force Lt. Col. Reid Reasor. So many true statesmen who’ve stood bravely before a camera to share their disgust with President Obama’s State of the Union speech, but Reasor may have done it best. His 36-minute response to Obama’s hour-long speech hit YouTube Thursday, includes a stiff defense on behalf of “you white men banking Republican GOP guys,” George Soros’ plans for armed revolution in the streets, and a few lessons Reasor picked up in his time in San Marcos, “the Berkeley of Texas.”

The State of the Union, Reasor says is revolution:

“Who we are fighting is not the 1980s communists. That’s not who we’re fighting. We’re fighting the 1960s communists. We need to understand this is the era that influenced and impacted and made these people the way they are. These are the anti-America, you white rich people, you ugly imperialist folks. You capitalist haters that make people lower than. So much so that they actually hate America and love communism. They love communism, that’s who these people are. These are the Clintons, this is Obama.

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Do I think our government right now is intentionally trying to cause the conditions for violent revolution in America? Absolutely.”

Feast your eyes, melt your mind, on the entire response below:

 

Patrick Michels is a reporter for the Texas Observer and a former legislative intern. He has been a staff writer and web editor at the Dallas Observer, and a former editor of the Texas Independent. He has a bachelor's in journalism from Northwestern University, a master's in photojournalism from the University of Texas at Austin, and is a competitive eating enthusiast.

  • Humberto Martinez

    Incredible rantings! These guys are living proof that Neanderthals survived the Ice Age and still exist today; but these guys are living proof that we lost the war on drugs back when they were born. I have never seen such wayward, incoherent ramblings in my lifetime. These guys hold or have held important positions, congressman, Lt. Colonel in our armed forces. How? I guess we deserve what we elect. I think a monkey would have made better choices than the voters who elected these idiots. Funny how they rant and rave about the government while still regularly collecting their paychecks from the government. Doesn’t that make them hypocrites also?

    • machattan

      it’s not right of you to insult the Neanderthals.

      • Reid Reasor

        At least I have the courage to use my real name.

        • machattan

          ah yes, you’ll do well in the debates. where should we send the body?

        • machattan

          actually, the reply was meant as a joke for mr. Martinez. it seems conservatives have this penchant for sticking a nows into the business of others.

          • Reid Reasor

            Hurting and taking, causing pain and now actual death to people … all while laughing. My type of evil. I miss the 1980’s … I miss killing Godless communists.

    • Reid Reasor

      How are we hypocrites? Was it during my six years of combat overseas doing violence to communists that sparks your comments? Or perhaps the four year fight to stay alive againt my service related leukemia that killed two of my friends? How many people that you work with get killed by the job? Ever have to hold the wife of your best friend who died in a fighter crash? Tried to comcort thier kids that thier daddy is dead to give others freedom … other like yourself? No you don’t … you don’t get it. Never will.

    • Reid Reasor

      You read anything? Everything I said has and is coming true. Tell you what, I’ll post another SOTU response after your Godless far left anti American president lies his ass off again January 2015.

      Reading usually helps people like yourself.

  • DavidD

    A lot of teahadist are current or retired government workers.Disappointed in life that people don’t swallow thier nonsense whole and hand power over to them.
    Trying to play on people’s fears and prejudices to get power that no sane society would give to them.
    Small time hustlers barely tolerated by their wives and ignored by their grown children.

    • Reid Reasor

      Well … when the collapse does happen (you tell me how we can avoid it with 17.5 T debt) we will know who to protect and feed. Arrogance and ignorance is a terrible combination.

    • Reid Reasor

      And if you ever touch or attack my family in any way … you will see real neanderthal.

      • DavidD

        Since I don’t stage raids on warthog litters you and your family have nothing to fear from me.

  • Reid Reasor

    Yes … the legislative intern shares his deep, worldwide, highly educated, PhD level, F-15 sqaudron commander, business owner experience in a powerful liberal snark and bark.

  • Reid Reasor

    Starting to make since now huh?