Remember when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid claimed Obamacare victims, such as cancer patients, were making up their stories? Well, even an outrageous comment like that didn’t place him on GQ’s ‘Craziest Politician’ list for 2014.
To make the cut, you just needed three simple criteria: You had to say something outrageous, you had to be in the headlines…and you had to be a Republican.
Some were obvious and deserved a spot on the list. Rep. Michael Grimm, for instance, threatened to throw a reporter off a congressional balcony – on camera!
Yet, many others the editors included were a stretch and emphasized GQ’s bias. Here are just a couple examples of GQ’s ‘crazy’ politicians: Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL), whose sin was claiming that one side of our government was ‘running toward socialism’ and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) simply because she likes carrying around her gun. Ernst was apparently crazy enough to win her election by 8.5 percentage points, becoming the first female U.S. senator in the state.
Of course, GQ’s list wouldn’t be complete without including Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Rand Paul (R-KY), both of whom have been named as top contenders for the 2016 presidential election.
The only Democrats to make the list included Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) and, of course, Vice President Joe Biden.
In addition to Harry Reid, a few other Democrats deserved scorn from both sides of the aisle. Nancy Pelosi, for example, claimed she didn’t know who Jonathan Gruber was, although there is video evidence of her referencing him in a press conference a few years ago. Gruber, if you recall, is the Obamacare architect who claimed Americans were ‘stupid.’ As for Wendy Davis, she deserves her own list filled with gaffes from her shameful gubernatorial campaign in Texas, in which she even exploited her opponent’s handicap in an ad. If you need more evidence for why Democrats earned their place on GQ’s list, take a glance at this.
Here was GQ’s explanation for the GOP-heavy list:
Yes, this list is Republican-heavy, and while that may seem like standard liberal-media bias, the reality is that Democrats just aren't keeping pace right now in the crazy department.
Oh yeah, that explains it.
Stay tuned later for my own ‘Craziest Media’ list.