What we mean when we say 'Democrat'

For those of you with doubts that the Democrats would attempt to bring off something as grotesque, unlawful, and simply indecent as what they're trying to do with the 2020 campaign (and yes, I know you're out there), keep in mind that this is the party that, not so long ago, ran a dead woman for office.

On September 28, 2002 Patsy T. Mink, who had represented Hawaii in the U.S. House off and on for forty years, died of pneumonia in a Honolulu hospital.

In fact, Mink had been effectively dead for weeks but had been kept on a respirator until the primaries were over.  Once her candidacy was squared away, they flipped the switch.

Her name remained on the ballot, and she was elected that November to a new term (this tells you all about Hawaiian voters).  A later special election put Ed Case into office, where he remains today (this tells you all about Hawaiian politics in general). 

So there you have it: the Democratic Party ran a dead woman for office and won.

Needless to say, nobody said boo about this at the time.  (The same incident, in a convoluted way, also brought us Mazie Hirono, one of the dumbest people to ever serve in the U.S. Congress.)

That's what they are, and that's what we're fighting.  People who could do something like this are capable of anything.  Run a corpse for office?  Why not?  Set ablaze the core downtowns of several American cities?  Right away!  Shut down the entire economy for specious reasons?  You got it.  Toss infant children into the gator pond?  Hand 'em over.

Try to cheat your way into the presidency?  No problem at all.

These are people who don't belong in office or even out in public, but in the stone basement of some institution staring through two inches of plexi amid the child rapists and murderous psychos.  It's no wonder, really, that John Roberts and Jeff Sessions are terrified of them.  And it's a damn good thing we've got Donald Trump to fight back.

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