Wes Riddle’s campaign says President Obama gave seven islands to Russia, and he’s written that slavery was a net positive for blacks. Could he make it to Washington?
So like most crazy conspiracy nutjobs, congressional candidate Wes Riddle has no grasp of reality. Of course reality isn’t required for political candidates in Texas. Not only is his campaign lying, but he’s a birther. Based on a few pieces of his writing, he’s also a racist. He is claiming that President Obama is giving away Alaskan islands to Russia. Bullshit. HW Bush and the US Senate ratified a treaty formalizing the border between Siberia and Alaska over TWENTY years ago. The islands were never formally claimed by the USA. They were never ours and they are pretty much shitty little rocks that are pretty much next to Russia and well on the Russian side of the maritime boundary. As always Obama haters are losing every argument they create out of thin air except within their own deluded culture.
So why is this a big deal to debunk this idiot? He will potentially win the primary in his district. Tea Baggers are trying to drive out the vote in this primary to remove the moderate (human) that currently holds the seat.