Usually, when “Sideshow” Bob Marshall is in a room, he is secure in the knowledge that (and I say this with affection) he is the nuttiest of all the wingnuts there.
Last night, however, was a rare exception, when Christine O’Donnell came to the Commonwealth, the home of Washington, Jefferson, Madison and Henry, to address the Virginia Tea Party. And in the spirit of the great Virginia patriots that our Tea Party friends hold so dear, said the following (h/t The Hill):
“Today marks a lot of tragedy,” O’Donnell, who lost her recent bid for a Delaware Senate seat despite strong backing from the Tea Party, said Tuesday night during an appearance in Virginia.
“Tragedy comes in threes,” O’Donnell said. “Pearl Harbor, Elizabeth Edwards’s passing and Barack Obama’s announcement of extending the tax cuts, which is good, but also extending the unemployment benefits.”
Either laughing or crying is an appropriate response.
UPDATE by Lowell: More video here, if you can bear to watch. Fair warning, though – your IQ is likely to go down several points in the 10 minutes you spend on this drivel.