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the mainstream media "both sides" challenge

so, yesterday, i posted this article on facebook and i threw down the following challenge:


Ok, I don't know why, but I just hit my BS limit.
Listening to the mainstream media, all I hear is how politics in the U.S. has become extreme on both left and right, but I cannot find any examples of left wing politicians who inhabit these sorts of fringes. So I'm issuing A CHALLENGE: Find the left wing crazies.
The rules:
  • Must be a Democrat
  • Must be an elected official or have stood for election (let's say in the last 15 years)
  • Statements must be verifiable, preferably with embedded audio or video.
Go forth. Find the Democratic crazies and bring them to me, so that we might compare them to their GOP colleagues.

yes, it's true, i write normally, with capitals and everything when i'm not here. 

as of this morning, while i've received a handful of witty responses, no one has been able to find me a suitable democrat. 

since it's clearly impossible that the mainstream media is wrong, i'm astonished that it's taking so long for people to prove that they're every bit as extreme as republicans. so i'm challenging readers of the blog as well. the media says that things are equal. bring me the equivalents.  

[world wide wednesdays is coming up a little later. it's kind of a fun one, if i do say so myself.]




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