A Really Weird Republican Conspiracy Theory

The Supreme Court last week issued a stay and blocked enforcement of a Wisconsin voter ID law and a Republican congressional candidate from that state has a rather bizarre conspiracy theory to explain that. He thinks the Supreme Court is trying to kill Gov. Scott Walker’s chances of reaching the White House.

Republican Dan Sebring, who is running to represent Wisconsin’s 4th District in the House of Representatives, told ThinkProgress he suspects a political motive behind the Supreme Court’s recent ruling putting the state’s voter ID law on hold.

“The United States Supreme Court said we can’t implement it for this election,” he said at a Milwaukee County Republicans party this week. “My personal feeling is that this is a play to steer the outcome of the gubernatorial election so that Scott Walker wouldn’t have a chance of getting on the ticket in 2016 for the White House. I think that’s what they’re trying to do.”

Uh, why? The majority of the Supreme Court is Republican. Why on earth would they want to do that? Sebring has no evidence at all for this position or even a serious argument to be made. But when did that stop a conspiracy theory?

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  • Kevin Kehres

    Oh my god, he’s RIGHT!

    Scott Walker has no chance of being on the 2016 Presidential ticket.

  • sugarfrosted

    Scott Walker isn’t really the governor of Wisconsin in my opinion. He would have been recalled if not Koch money since didn’t have to follow campaign finance laws.

  • gshelley

    He’s arguing that if they don’t get to disenfranchise people,there is more chance of Walker losing?

    Or does he actually think the law prevents tens of thousands (or maybe hundreds) of fraudulent votes being cast against Walker?

  • blf

    Is there any thug conspiracy theory which isn’t weird, or, for that matter, any weird conspiracy theory which hasn’t been promoted by some thugs sometime somewhere?

  • Phillip IV

    so that Scott Walker wouldn’t have a chance of getting on the ticket in 2016

    I don’t know if there’s anything left that could really disqualify someone from being on the Republican ticket. I think anybody’s got a chance to be the candidate, assuming they arrive in Iowa breathing. Mouth-breathing preferred.

  • busterggi

    “The majority of the Supreme Court is Republican.”

    Silly boy, no one is Republican enough!

  • tubi


    Exactly. He’s basically admitting that NOT implementing the law will allow bunches of non-Walker voters to vote. And implementing the law will block them from voting.

  • colnago80

    Scott Walker is a ratfucking piece of filth.


  • http://dailydouq.wordpress.com dailydouq

    It must be true. The Repug court has picked Rick Perry instead of Scott letting the Texas voter suppression law through. I guess Rick is more corporate than Scott which is what the Roberts court really wants. Why shouldn’t SCOTUS control nominations for prez, they picked the prez in 2000. Sounds a bit like Iran’s ayatollahs.

  • lorn

    I expect all the doubters will have egg on their faces when 2016 rolls around and Scott Walker is not on the ballot.

    Or something.

  • blf

    I don’t know if there’s anything left that could really disqualify someone from being on the Republican ticket.

     ●  Saying “Sorry!”

     ●  Admitting it is possible you are wrong.

     ●  Knowing what the word evidence means.

     ●  Acknowledging that USAlienstan is not the best at everything. (Bonus disqualification if you suggest learning from other countries or cultures.)

     ●  Decreasing the military budget.

     ●  Compromise.

     ●  Not taking bribes.

     ●  Being a Muslim or other non–xian (I think it is still possible to have a chance of being on the thugs’s ticket and not being a fundie, but that’s a hard one to call…).

     ●  Suggesting that guns, goons (called “police” in thug-speak), or Global Warming is causing a problem.

     ●  Proposing to do anything other than raise “hidden” taxes on the poor, and lower / eliminate all forms of taxation on the wealthy and corporations.

     ●  Suggesting that women, Blacks, the First Nations, immigrants, and numerous others are humans with both fundamental and legal rights.

     ●  Teaching evolution.

     ●  Suggesting that the death penalty should be abolished.

     ●  Defending legal and safe abortions.

     ●  Requiring vaccinations (except for valid medical reasons).

     ●  Not trying to disenfranchise voters.

     ●  Trying to enfranchise prisoners and/or ex-prisoners.