Thoroughly bat-shit insane, that's how crazy the NC GOP has become. The latest evidence that what used to be LaRouche-caliber lunatic fringe extremism has now become the GOP mainstream was offered at the NC GOP holiday party hosted by US Rep. Charles Taylor. Ol' Chuck decided that no one exudes the Christmas spirit like the disgraced, indicted wacko Tom DeLay, whom he invited to be the featured speaker.
Former Republican House Majority Leader Tom DeLay called President Obama a Marxist at a large GOP gathering here Friday night and said the country must return religion to government.
Tom was just getting warmed up, of course. Here are some other tidbits that just scream "Happy Holidays!"
"[Obama] doesn't lie about being a Marxist. He's proud of it. In fact, I think he's a Muslim, but he definitely is a Marxist."
"Look what happened in Ferguson, (Missouri,)" he said. "It had nothing to do with a cop shooting a teenager. It had everything to do with the culture of Ferguson that would raise a teenager that would attack a cop and try to kill him."
He repeatedly said Americans must "invoke the Constitution," saying the federal Department of Education and Environmental Protection Agency should be abolished because each "ain't in the Constitution."
"God needs to come back to the public square," he said.
Yeah, it's really nutty stuff. But it's now the mainstream in the GOP and the folks in attendance lapped it up.