Remember Dale Peterson, the Republican candidate for Alabama Agriculture Commissioner who released one of the greatest campaign ads of 2010, attacking the "thugs and criminals" that "don't give a rip" about the state? According to Walmart security, he's one of those criminals, charged with shoplifting beer from a Hoover, Alabama store…
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Few things are more painful than losing a hard-fought political campaign. Just about the only salve that can soothe the anguish — besides counting down the days to the 2016 Iowa Caucus — is the company of like-minded Americans who share your frustration at the Sharia socialist policies of the current president.
But what if you live in San Francisco or Cambridge or in some hippy-dippy Vermont township where rural white people refuse to vote the way Saint Ronnie Reagan ordained that rural white people vote? It may be time to move to friendlier environs. To help you with your real-estate decisions, here's some info about the five most Republican-leaning counties in America, as illuminated by the results of the 2012 election.
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The Democrats' failure to light themselves on fire and squander their advantage in the polls has to count as one major surprise, but believe it or not there were even more compelling stories this year…
1. Dead candidates win elections in Florida and Alabama. It's not quite as consequential as John Ashcroft's defeat at the hands of Mel Carnahan's corpse, but Florida Democrat Earl K. Wood and Alabama Republican Charles Beasley both handily won their respective elections despite facing living opponents. "It is a touchy situation. When you are running against a dead man, you are limited as to what you can say," Walter Sansing, Beasley's opponent, lamented.
If nothing else, it's fodder for those Republicans who want to run Zombie Reagan in 2016. Like Sansing said, who is going to go negative against a dead man?
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Coverage continues with chief swampland political analyst Kermit the Frog after the jump.
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Coverage continues as Jon Stewart's delves into the depths of cable news coverage after the jump.
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