Everyone focuses on Congress at election time, but as I’ve said many times if you want the truly bizarre you have to look at state legislatures. Two of the most loathsome candidates imaginable, both of whom I have a bit of history with, won their seats — Gary Glenn here in Michigan and Gordon Klingenschmitt in Colorado.
Gary Glenn is the head of the American Family Association of Michigan and he won a seat in the Michigan House of Representatives. He’s publicly said that he favors putting gay people in jail and supports pretty much every regressive policy in existence. He’s a vile bigot, but in today’s Republican party that is often a positive thing at election time.