Despite Georgia being a heavily right-leaning state, the Democrats have a pair of respectable candidates in the gubernatorial horse race. Attorney General Thurbert Baker, state House Minority Leader DuBose Porter, as well as ex-Gov. Roy Barnes, waiting in the wings for his chance to run again.
The Republicans have a crowded primary of their own, with Secretary of State Karen Handel, state Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine, state Rep. Austin Scott, and states’ rights activist Ray McBerry, throwing their hats into the ring. Rumors abound over Representative Nathan Deal’s imminent entry into the race. While it’s unlikely the Dems will carry the day, Georgia Democrats were cheered by Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle’s surprise decision to seek re-election, despite recently having surgery due to a degenerative spinal condition.
Yeah, yeah, bo-ring! Let’s face it, the best part of any primary is when the loons come out of the woodwork, and the great state of Georgia is blessed with some real winners. My favorite is, of course, Neal Horsley of the Creator’s Rights Party. Horsley is not your run-of-the-mill Christianist, anti-abortion, secessionist crackpot, indeed, he plumbs all-new depths of nutty! Horsley, an unhinged anti-abortion activist who has admitted to “begging” his knocked-up girlfriends to terminate their pregnancies, used to publish the controversial hate-speech site, the Nuremberg Files. He’s also a former marijuana dealer who spent 2.5 years in federal prison for selling hashish oil by the gallon.
According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, Horsley is also “the implacable enemy of homosexuals who promises regularly to “arrest faggots,” a man who proposes to use nuclear weapons in a bid for Southern secession, and a Scripture-quoting theocrat who wants to force his version of Bible law on American society.”
Best of all, he’s a self-proclaimed mule fucker who puts his bestiality down to “growing up on a farm in Georgia”. Hilarious audio after the jump…
A partial transcript:
Horsley: “Hey, Alan, if you want to accuse me of having sex when I was a fool, I did everything that crossed my mind that looked like I…”
AC: “You had sex with animals?”
NH: “Absolutely. I was a fool. When you grow up on a farm in Georgia, your first girlfriend is a mule.”
AC: “I’m not so sure that that is so.”
NH: “You didn’t grow up on a farm in Georgia, did you?”
AC: “Are you suggesting that everybody who grows up on a farm in Georgia has a mule as a girlfriend?”
NH: It has historically been the case. You people are so far removed from the reality… Welcome to domestic life on the farm…”
Horsley is so bonkers, he describes being ready to kill his own son, a Sergeant in the U.S Army, for his religious and social beliefs. From an interview in the Examiner, Horsely is described:
“One day, he’s in his room arguing with his son (his family tries to talk him out of his extreme positions), and finally loses it. “He literally attacked me,” Horsley says. “He weighs 220 lbs like a Bulldog and said ‘Don’t say another word!’”
“The second time his son slammed him down, when Horsley got up, he had a pocket knife out. “My son looks at me and says, ‘So, it’s life or death, huh?’ and I said, ‘Yeah, life or death, son. Don’t come back until you’re ready to apologize to me.’ The point is, I was one foot from killing my own son, or hurting him really, really bad. If he would have attacked me again, I would have stuck him. Or cut him or sliced him or done something to stop him. That’s the point, you hypothetical has literally already been worked out with me, and that’s what makes me different from the other candidates for Governor. They understand I’m not like no politician they have looked at, ever. I am prepared to do a John Brown. I’m not prepared to do an Abe Lincoln and talk out both sides of my mouth and try to get a majority together. I’m looking for the people who are prepared to go with me and take over the foundry, then set up shop and prepare to fight to the death. I’ll do it.”