Name calling is a juvenile exercise, one to be discouraged on serious websites like American Thinker. It is better to examine the personalities and issues thoughtfully, arriving at a logical conclusion as to the strengths and weaknesses of politicians running for office.
In this case, I'm going to make an exception. NY House candidate Charles Barron is a loon.
Charles Barron calls Robert Mugabe and Moammar Gadhafi his "heroes." He compared Israel's government to the Nazis, says he won't salute the American flag, and once offered that he wanted to "slap" the nearest white person.
And come January, he could be central Brooklyn's newest congressman, if voters here give him an upset victory in the Democratic primary on June 26.
Barron, a longtime New York City Councilman, is running for the congressional seat being vacated by the retiring Rep. Edolphus Towns (D), a 30-year House veteran whom Barron tried to unseat in 2006 and again earlier this year.
With much deeper coffers and establishment support, Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries is the favorite in the race, but a run of key endorsements - including the surprise backing of Towns - has given Barron hope for a win in a primary for which turnout is expected to be low. The 8th district is heavily Democratic, meaning the June 26 winner likely will cruise to election in November.
A former Black Panther, Barron is known for his rhetorical bombs, and in a House that will be devoid of departing Reps. Ron Paul (R-Texas), Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) and Barney Frank (D-Mass.), he could easily claim the mantle of most outspoken member, and arguably the most radical.
During more than a decade in the City Council and as a candidate for higher office, he's described Mugabe and Gadhafi as "African heroes," likened Israel's conduct to that of terrorists and Nazis and, at a rally for slavery reparations, suggested he wanted to "slap" the nearest white person, "for [his] mental health."
I predict this fellow will be very popular in Democratic quarters, a star on the rubber chicken circuit (or whatever the vegan equivalent is among Democrats), and a hero to every liberal who speaks well of Che Guevara.
I also predict he will get along famously with Republicans - famously bad, that is. Cameras should be rolling the first time Rep. Allen West confronts this jamoke for his lunacy.
Is this a great country, or what?