FROM THE WEEKEND…. There were plenty of interesting developments over the weekend, so here’s a recap for readers looking to catch up.
On Sunday, we talked about…
* Extremist Senate candidate Ken Buck (R) of Colorado explained that he not only thinks homosexuality is a choice, but he also finds it comparable to alcoholism.
* The GOP push to privatize the Veterans’ Administration seems to be continuing apace, merit notwithstanding.
* In Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate race, Joe Sestak (D) has drawn an interesting parallel between GOP candidate Pat Toomey and the Sestak family dog.
* Extremist Senate candidate Sharron Angle (R) of Nevada defended one of the most racist campaign attacks of the year by suggesting it was in reference to Canadians.
* In Kentucky’s U.S. Senate race, Jack Conway (D) has an odd new ad, going after Rand Paul (R) for having dabbled in odd religious practices.
And on Saturday, we talked about…
* The effects of a conservative movement without sensible grown-ups are serious.
* A U.S. House candidate claims he temporarily forgot the basics of his political ideology because of a “headache.”
* Sharron Angle’s recently quarterly fundraising report isn’t quite what it appears to be.
* Talk of the public option hasn’t gone away, and that’s clearly a good thing.
* “This Week in God” touched on, among other things, Sen. Sam Brownback’s (R-Kan.) relationship with a radical cleric.
* News Corp isn’t quite done trying to help Republicans’ campaign efforts.
* A U.S. House candidate in Florida has scandalous connections to a gang of violent criminals.
* And Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade isn’t quite done characterizing all terrorists as Muslims.