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Stupidest. Democrat. EVAH!

Posted on | October 1, 2010 | 55 Comments

Rarely have I ever disagreed with Ann Coulter, but her pronouncement that Patty Murray is “the stupidest person in America” was simply wrong. Of course, the stupidest person in America is a Democrat but, contra Coulter, it’s not the buffoonish senator from Washington state.

No, even the astonishing stupidity of Patty Murray is no match for Rep. Raúl Grijalva, the Democrat who represents southern Arizona’s 7th District.

Remember in March when an Arizona rancher was murdered by illegal aliens?

Remember how that murder sparked a demand for SB 1070, the Arizona legislation that authorized police to inquire about the immigration status of criminal suspects?

Remember how polls showed overwhelming support for that common-sense law?

OK, if you remember all that, then you remember that the usual suspects of open-borders radicalism protested against SB 1070 and demanded boycotts of Arizona over the law. What you may not have noticed, or perhaps have forgotten, is that the 7th District Democrat called for an economic boycott of his own state:

Arizona’s own Democrat Rep. Raul Grijalva . . . urged civic, religious, and political groups to take their convention dollars elsewhere. “Do not do business with this state,” Grijalva told open-borders zealots bent on punishing law-abiding citizens to “send a message.”

That’s right: Grijalva wanted people to “send a message” — a job-killing economic message — to his own state.

Considering that Arizona’s unemployment rate is currently 10%, it’s scarcely surprising that this incumbent (and incredibly stupid) Democrat is vulnerable. Arizona blogger Bob Engstrom has a photo of this campaign sign for Grijalva’s opponent:

Yeah, Ruth McClung, the Republican rocket scientist I blogged about Thursday. As soon as a friend in Arizona sent me an e-mail asking me to blog about McClung, I checked out her biography and put up a post about this excellent conservative candidate as quickly as possible.

In fact, I did that post so quickly that I didn’t even realize that Michelle Malkin had done a big post about McClung just this week. And last week, Jim Geraghty of National Review highlighted McClung’s surprisingly competitive Tea Party-backed campaign.

This is one GOP candidate who is, you might say, taking off like a rocket.

Let me tell you a little bit about the 7th District. Registered Democrats (142,283) outnumber registered Republicans (75,437) by nearly 2-to-1. However, there are 103,750 independent voters in the district — 32% of the electorate.

Normally, numbers like that would suggest a rather easy re-election for the incumbent, but the situation in Arizona this year is not normal. In addition to the high unemployment, Grijalva’s outspoken opposition to SB 1070 puts him at odds with most Arizona voters — even most Democrats!

A Rasmussen poll found that SB 1070 enjoyed support from 84% of Republican voters in Arizona, 51% of Democrats and 69% of independent voters. When those poll numbers are calculated with the registration totals in Az-7, if there were 100% turnout Nov. 2 and the election between Grijalva and McClung were a referendum on SB 1070, the result would be:

R – McClung . . . . 214,874 (66.8%)
D – Grijalva . . . . . 106,596 (33.2%)

See what I mean? Of course, other factors enter into the calculations. About half the residents of AZ-7 are Hispanic, but don’t let that fool you into thinking this is unwinnable. Many of those Hispanic residents are third- and fourth-generation Americans (what you might call the Billy Bob Gomez types) who are just as patriotic and just as concerned about illegal immigration as any other citizen should be. And Grijalva’s support for a job-killing boycott of his own state is so phenomenally stupid that only a stone-cold La Raza fanatic would vote for him — if Ruth McClung can just get enough money to hit him hard on that issue.

Take a couple of minutes to watch these Ruth McClung campaign videos:

Surely you can give $20 to support a fine candidate like Ruth McClung. With Obama fatigue driving Democrat enthusiasm down, it’s hardly surprising that a poll found Grijalva at 42%, the kind of numbers that indicate serious trouble for any incumbent.

The Sept. 30 third-quarter reporting date is now past, so we’re in that spooky October time when a surge of online contributions to Republican candidates will be “under the radar” of FEC reporting — the Democrats won’t know where to allocate their resources to defend against these kind of stealth challengers.

This blog is now averaging more than 7,000 visitors a day, and if 100 of you will give $20 to Ruth McClung today, that’s $2,000. E-mail a link to your friends, post it on your Facebook page or send it out by Twitter, and you can help make this campaign viral. Other bloggers are paying attention — Joe at Novatownhall pushed Ruth’s campaign Friday — and there’s every reason to believe that a united effort could push $20,000 to this campaign by next week.

Ruth’s got hundreds of fired-up Arizona Tea Party volunteers working their butts off to get her elected, so her campaign can make the most of every $20 or $50 you can send her. Let’s make this happen, people.

A Common-Sense Conservative
With So Much Common Sense
She’s a Freakin’ Rocket Scientist!


55 Responses to “Stupidest. Democrat. EVAH!

  1. Reveille InCaseUMissedIt Headlines
    October 1st, 2010 @ 2:38 am

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    October 1st, 2010 @ 2:38 am

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  3. Thomas L. Knapp
    October 1st, 2010 @ 3:00 am

    So let’s see if I have this right:

    Supporting a coercive, job-killing, anti-freedom, anti-American, anti-common-sense police state pile of Know-Nothing shit disguised as legislation is the bee’s knees.

    Supporting a non-coercive boycott to teach a state that passes job-killing, anti-freedom, anti-American, anti-common-sense police state piles of Know-Nothing shit disguised as legislation the error of its ways is a bad thing.

    Do I have that right?

  4. garden brinjal
    October 1st, 2010 @ 3:35 am

    I wouldn’t call Ann Coulter the stupidest American but surely a Cornell graduate who says “there is absolutely no evidence for evolution whatsoever in the fossil records” and wrote an entire book on the topic with full of clueless, outraged and deranged statements has got be either stupid or extremely smart at making money.

  5. Robert M. Engstrom
    October 1st, 2010 @ 3:48 am

    Thanks Stacy for honoring my humble blog with the FMJRA Award, but more importantly, for promoting Ruth McClung’s campaign against the dumbest democrat evah.

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  7. Brian Paasch
    October 1st, 2010 @ 6:43 am

    What is really scary to me is that there will be at least ten people, probably many more than ten, who will vote for the guy! (He might actually win re-election!)

    How. Can. That. Be????

  8. Patty Murray
    October 1st, 2010 @ 8:07 am

    Mr. McCain, I resent you saying I am not the dumbest politician ever. I have worked very hard for that title and I think I deserve it. Why I promoted viagra for sex offenders. Now that takes moxie. I made life for Boeing so great in Washington that they moved their headquarters to Chicago and opened their newest factory in North Carolina. I don’t know what payroll taxes are.

    And of course, I pointed out Osama bin Laden is building schools and day care facilities.

    I know Rep. Grijalva is trying hard to out stupid me, but he is not there yet. Not even close.

  9. Patty Murray
    October 1st, 2010 @ 8:10 am

    I worked very very hard to get the title of stupidest politician. I expect you to call me by my title Mr. McCain.

    I drink electrolytes.

  10. SDN
    October 1st, 2010 @ 8:15 am

    Yeah, Thomas, actually enforcing the law is what should happen. Too bad Copperheads don’t swing that way.

  11. Patty Murray
    October 1st, 2010 @ 8:18 am

    I am the Stephen Hawkings of stupid.

  12. JeffS
    October 1st, 2010 @ 9:40 am

    Just threw shekels at Ruth. Go!

  13. ak4mc
    October 1st, 2010 @ 9:56 am

    Is Knapp suggesting we should boycott Massachusetts because of RomneyCare? ‘Cause, I could go for that.

  14. mike
    October 1st, 2010 @ 1:16 pm

    Aaaaand Thomas L. Knapp announces his candidacy for “stupidest person in America”. This race is heating up!

  15. Steve in TN
    October 1st, 2010 @ 2:22 pm

    All the stoopid Democrats listed above are merely fighting for second place behind Houston’s Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee who once wondered where the Astronauts planted the flag on Mars while watching a Mars Rover demonstration at NASA.

  16. Thane Eichenauer
    October 1st, 2010 @ 2:47 pm

    Every house and senate position could go Republican in November and there would still be people in Southern Arizona that will be killed as a byproduct of people and drug prohibition.

    Democrats and Republicans both uniformly support prohibition (with the small exception of Ron Paul’s advocacy of drug legalization).

    The problem isn’t the illegal drugs or illegal aliens. The problem is government prohibition.

    Vote Libertarian.

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  18. richard mcenroe
    October 1st, 2010 @ 3:26 pm

    Thomas Knapp… you concern for the latino youth of Arizona who cannot get jobs indocumentados are taking is duly noted. Now the barista is trying to tell you your cup of STFU is getting cold…

  19. Thomas L. Knapp
    October 2nd, 2010 @ 2:22 am


    “Enforcing the law” is inapplicable, since there are no federal immigration laws (the Constitution gives the federal government no power to legislate vis a vis immigration, and therefore any such laws are unconstitutional and void).


    Yes, I can go for boycotting Massachusetts over RomneyCare (among other reasons). Fortunately, Missouri’s voters nullified its national stepchild, ObamaCare, in August, but the general principle of boycotting stupidity is, I believe, sound.

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  21. SB1070fan
    October 2nd, 2010 @ 4:40 am

    I’m in favor of strong immigration laws, if only so that we can have Mr. Knapp deported back to Libertaria!

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  23. Reaganite Republican
    October 2nd, 2010 @ 7:45 am

    LOL- classic

    Linked at my place

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  24. allen
    October 3rd, 2010 @ 1:59 am

    mr. knapp

    art.1 sect.8

    “To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization”

    at the time of the writing of the constitution, states determined their own immigration standards for the purposes of making them citizens (naturalization). this part of the constitution was to make those uniform.

    so, yeah, it’s in the constitution. you just have to understand the meanings of the words that were used at that time.