Nut Bar Gets GOP Nomination for Congress in TN

Man, you can’t make this stuff up…

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – An unabashed racist will represent the Republican party in the November election for a congressional seat after a write-in candidate failed to derail his effort.

With 86 percent of the primary vote counted Thursday, write-in candidate Dennis Bertrand had just 1,554 votes compared to 7,671, or 83 percent, for James L. Hart, a believer in the discredited, phony science of eugenics.

In November, the GOP candidate will oppose Rep. John Tanner (news, bio, voting record), a Democrat who has represented the northwest Tennessee district for 15 years.

Hart, 60, vows if elected to work toward keeping “less favored races” from reproducing or immigrating to the United States. In campaign literature, Hart contends that “poverty genes” threaten to turn the United States into “one big Detroit.”…

While campaigning, Hart sometimes wears a protective vest and carries a .40-caliber pistol, but he said he has run into no trouble.

“When I knock on a door and say white children deserve the same rights as everybody else, the enthusiastic response is truly amazing,” he said.

I bet it is! If a man with a pistol and flak jacket showed up at my door spouting claptrap about eugenics, I’d probably have an “amazing” reaction myself.

Be sure to check out the candidate’s Web site for all the details of his half-baked platform.