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The circus that is the Republican presidential primary campaigns rolls on, with every day bringing more bizarre and extreme claims from candidates desperate to motivate the far-right activists.

That’s not just a liberal claim. Mainstream publications are pointing it out too. Check out this column by Rick Ungar on Forbes.com over the weekend.  Here’s how it begins.

You have to want to be President awfully badly to purposely scare the hell out of parents whose children face illness and disability in their lives. You also have to be a perfectly despicable human being.

One Comment


  1. Frank Burns

    February 28, 2012 at 9:22 am

    Indeed and the current president is guilty of doing the same thing. Despicable is a proper adjective for him as well.

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