Ladies and gentlemen, the winner of a recent Republican Party primary: a right-wing whack job named Susanne Atanus who said the following before the recent primary:

“I am a conservative Republican and I believe in God first,” Atanus said. She said she believes God controls the weather and has put tornadoes and diseases such as autism and dementia on earth as in response to gay rights and legalized abortions.

“God is angry. We are provoking him with abortions and same-sex marriage and civil unions,” she said. “Same-sex activity is going to increase AIDS. If it’s in our military it will weaken our military. We need to respect God.”

Never mind that dementia has been around for millennia. And that autism predates the court rulings age she cites as causal agents. Never mind reality.

And let’s try to ignore the obvious hilarity of some whose name spells “at anus” screaming blue murder about gay sex acts. OK, let’s not ignore that fact. It IS pretty funny. Or maybe she’s over-compensating?

She beat a not-quite-as-crazy Repub in the 9th District primary , which is truly scary: it means most Illinois Repubs in her district support Ms. Atanus’ views. That is a whole lot of crazy voters who clearly must have their heads positioned at anuses, if not past said sphincters.

Here, America, is the GOP: irrational, fact-challenged, perverted, hateful fools with room-temperature IQ’s. And lots of your fellow Americans vote for these yutzes. How far will this country push its collective crania past our own rectums before we wise up?

Mr. Blunt and Cranky