So, probably most of you already know about this, but I don't see a thread or anything, and if Sheriff Joe gets his own threads, so should this goose.
A woman named Christine O'Donnell recently won the Republican primary for the senate seat that Biden used to occupy. O'Donnell is a Tea Partier, and the primary opponent she beat, Mike Castle, was a more moderate Republican who was highly favored to win the seat. O'Donnell, on the other hand, is very likely to lose.
Why? Because she's BATSHIT CRAZY. How crazy is she? She wants to stop the whole country from having sex. I'm not exaggerating - Joe Scarborough asked her that exact question during an interview, and she said "Yes."
O'Donnell counts masturbation on her list of sinful sexual acts, for reasons including, and I quote, "[...] if he already knows what pleases him and he can please himself, then why am I in the picture?" Apparently, O'Donnell doesn't understand why a man might prefer a woman to his own hand, which seems like wondering why anyone would want cake when they can just eat sugar straight from the box.
She's also concerned with things outside the scope of sexuality, such as mice with human brains. Again, a direct quote: "American scientific companies are cross-breeding humans and animals and coming up with mice with fully functioning human brains."
She sees the world in terms of absolute good and absolute evil. Honesty is good and lying is evil, even if Hitler is knocking on the door asking if you're hiding any Jews. (I swear to God, that is also straight from the horse's mouth.)
She also has the typical over-the-right-edge beliefs, including young-earth creationism, condoms don't protect against STDs and AIDS, women should submit to their husbands, overturn Roe v Wade, gays are deviants and shouldn't be upset when we call them that, the ACLU are crypto-communists, visiting the Middle East was great because she wasn't "constantly bombarded with smut all the time," people watch "The Sopranos" for the family element, "Sex and the City" is pornography, Bill Clinton should be tried for murder, Joe Biden is tapping her phones, Sarah Palin is awesome, Bush saved the economy, etc. etc. etc.
Also, she was into witchcraft once. (But she didn't join a coven, so it's cool.)
Think Progress has a sort of quote archive at http://thinkprogress.org/christine-odonnell-record/
. Talking Points Memo's O'Donnell articles are at http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/christine-odonnell/
Anyone got any other bits to add?