Let me just clarify: you are telling me that the separation of church and state is found in the first amendment? That’s in the first amendment?Christine O’Donnell
Republican Senatorial Candidate from Delaware

This is too unbelievable to only see in print. You have to watch the video:

Chris Coons - Christine O'Donnell debate at Widener Law School

My hat is off to you, Chris Coons. For those that have never tried it, it is exceedingly difficult to debate a moron, particularly if you are trying to keep a straight face, not flail your arms about in frustration, or generally avoid the appearance of being mean to the idiot. Your composure in this moment is commendable, sir.

To the larger point here, is this really the best our society has to offer in the way of leadership? Is this “dangerous idiot” really the best conservative in the state of Delaware? If so, how fucking stupid are the citizens of Delaware? It is no wonder our corporations love to be regulated by the laws of that state.

We are doomed if we cannot find better, smarter individuals to run for office, from all across the political spectrum. Clearly, the existing gene pool of politics is polluted. This is not leadership. This isn’t even really a debate. This is the equivalent of taking a stern tone with a kindergartner, except this particular child-mind has a shot at becoming one of one hundred United States Senators. Flying Spaghetti Monster help us!

Via @mat

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