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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

When you’re so unhinged that even RightWingWatch considers you too crazy to cover, perhaps you should think about getting professional help. But that’s the thing about conservatives in this country… there’s no such thing as “too crazy” anymore. And that’s precisely why the Republican Party is speeding down the road to irrelevance faster than one of their beloved bullets.

So when conservative internet radio host Pete Santilli went on a rant last week that could only be described as — well, there’s not really a word for the heinousness he spewed — you’d think we were talking about someone no one, not even Republicans, would want to be associated with. But no. GOP darlings Ted Nugent and Gun Owners of America executive director Larry Pratt have proudly appeared on Santilli’s show. A show where the host who, along with calling for President Obama and former president George W. Bush to be shot, says things like this:

Miss Hillary Clinton needs to be convicted, she needs to be tried, convicted and shot in the vagina. I wanna pull the trigger. That ‘C U Next Tuesday’ has killed human beings that are in our ranks of our service.

I want to shoot [Clinton] right in the vagina and I don’t want her to die right away; I want her to feel the pain and I want to look her in the eyes and I want to say ‘on behalf of all Americans that you’ve killed, on behalf of the Navy SEALS,’ … the families of Navy SEAL Team Six who were involved in the fake hunt down of this Obama bin Laden thing, that whole fake scenario – because these Navy SEALS know the truth, they killed them all – on behalf of all of those people, I’m supporting our troops by saying we need to try, convict, and shoot Hillary Clinton in the vagina.

Nice, huh? Karoli over at Crooks and Liars says Santilli was a frequent caller to a radio show she did back in 2008, claiming to be “an independent voter who wasn’t sure how he would vote” in that year’s presidential election. He was, she recalls, “disruptive and annoying but he wasn’t crazy and he wasn’t especially much of an independent either, but more of a straight-up conservative and conspiracy nut.”

Seems since then he’s graduated to straight-up lunatic who is not mentally fit to own a firearm… and who should probably be expecting a visit from the Secret Service.

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