Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker is a shoo-in for reelection. That became even more obvious when the Democratic field opposing him lacked a single well-known opponent. Instead, voters had to select from seven unknowns this week. They choose the name at the top of the ballot – Mark Clayton.
Once the Democratic Party investigated the mysterious Mr. Clayton, they found things that they did not like. In fact, his background is bizarre and repulsive. In response, the Democratic Party has disowned his candidacy.
Clayton is the vice-president of Public Advocate of the United States, a Virginia-based group listed by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a hate group.
One of the Public Advocate’s most recent press releases had an article titled: “Eating Chicken Declared A Hate Crime Pro-homosexual Socialist Dictators Attack Private Companies just like their President Barack Obama Attacks Private Companies.”
Fortunately, the Democratic Party realized the last person it wants as a senator is a guy who thinks eating chicken has been declared a hate crime.
Clayton raised no cash for his campaign nor did he even campaign. His website is on the blink as it has exceeded its bandwidth. If he is going to raise any money for the general election, then he will have to look elsewhere than the usual Democratic sources. It is hard to determine his beliefs from the scant information about him, but he appears to oppose gay rights and abortion. It gets weird after that.
Clayton appears to favor the establishment of some form of theocracy. Apparently, Clayton does not realize how well that turned out in Iran. Of course, that is a Muslim theocracy and Clayton seems to want a Christian one. Presumably, that means it will turn out good.
Before Clayton’s website was overloaded with traffic, Mother Jones had a peek at it and reported that this is what they saw:
Mark Clayton believes the federal government is building a massive, four-football-field wide superhighway from Mexico City to Toronto as part of a secret plot to establish a new North American Union that will bring an end to America as we know it.
Clayton, an anti-gay-marriage activist and flooring installer with a penchant for fringe conspiracy theories, finished on top of a crowded primary field in the race to take on GOP Sen. Bob Corker this fall. He earned 26 percent of the vote despite raising no money and listing the wrong opponent on his campaign website. The site still reads, “DEDICATED TO THE DEFEAT OF NEO-CONSERVATIVE LAMAR ALEXANDER,” whom Clayton tried to challenge in 2008. (That year, he didn’t earn the Democratic nomination.)
Wait, that’s not all. The Huffington Post has more on Clayton’s ideology. Clayton believes that:
Arnold Schwarzenegger is planning a Nazi takeover of the United States, that FEMA is building prison camps for American dissidents and that Google is censoring his website.
Clayton’s victory in the primary is similar to South Carolina’s Alvin Greene in 2010. The difference being that Greene is actually sane and knew whom he was campaigning against.
There is about only one thing to do in this campaign…reelect Bob Corker to the Senate.