SENATOR ORRIN HATCH (R-UT)
Ah, you can just smell election time in the air. Why? Well, because the GOP is going nuts as they trip over themselves spouting off lines from their greatest hit, "A Vote for a Democrat is a Vote for Terror." (I feel like Wayne Brady from Whose Line Is It Anyway should come out and sing a few bars or something.) This baby was a huge hit back in '04 and it looks like the Re-thugs are dusting it off in their zealous attempt to keep control of Congress this fall.
Today's offender, none other than Senator Orrin Hatch. From the Salt Lake Tribune:
Sen. Orrin Hatch, who continuously decries the bitter partisanship in Washington, implied this week that Democratic success in November's election could result in terrorist attacks on America. Hatch was quoted in Tuesday's Tooele Transcript Bulletin as saying Middle East terrorists are "waiting for the Democrats here to take control, let things cool off and then strike again."
To paraphrase: "WAAAAAGGGHHH!!! There's too much partisanship in Washington. Oh, before I forget, if you vote for a Democrat, then planes will fly into shopping malls."
Of course, this isn't the first time the Mr. Hatch has let loose the dogs of BS. Back during the '04 presidential election, Hatch was basically saying that al-Qaida was hosting the Democratic National Convention; his exact quote being, "[Terrorists] are going to throw everything they can between now and the election to try and elect Kerry."
One of the biggest offenders utilizing this strategy back in '04 was Cheney, as he had this to say about a vote for Kerry: "If we make the wrong choice, then the danger is that we'll get hit again -- that we'll be hit in a way that will be devastating from the standpoint of the United States." Of course, Cheney's back out on the campaign trail of late, having left his secret bunker, naturally, and he's started the drumbeat of stupidity, which has earned him a move up the Top Ten. As soon as he drops a mega-bomb of asininity (and you just know that he's going to sooner or later), I'm sure he'll be angling for a shot at the top.
UPDATED TOP TEN:
1. Orrin Hatch
2. Joe Lieberman
4. Dick Cheney
5. Rick Santorum
6. Carl Romanelli
7. Katherine Harris
8. George Felix Allen Jr.
9. Judge Anna Diggs Taylor
10. Tramm Howard