Social Security, And Four Other Things The GOP’s Latest Senate Candidate Thinks Are Unconstitutional

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"Social Security, And Four Other Things The GOP’s Latest Senate Candidate Thinks Are Unconstitutional"

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Alaska Republican U.S. Senate Candidate Joe Miller is a throwback to the extravagant youth of the Tea Party. He embodies the era when conservative Republicans, drunk with the opportunity to bludgeon Democrats with a weak economy, turned off their filters and began proudly touting their most radical plans to change the country. Indeed, at the height of the conservative movement’s wildest excesses, Joe Miller was the Tea Party’s Bluto Blutarsky — the 2010 Senate candidate most willing to offend and least concerned with how his actions would impact other people. He also lost to a woman whose name wasn’t even on the ballot.

Yesterday, Politico reported that Miller filed papers to run for Senate again. If his latest Senate campaign bears any resemblance to his first, it should be a window into an earlier time when conservative Republicans believed they could reveal pretty much anything about their core beliefs and still get elected to high office. Here, for example, are five things Miller called unconstitutional when he first ran for Senate in 2010:

As a bonus, Miller also believes that his own Senate race should be unconstitutional. He supports repealing the Seventeenth Amendment, which provides that voters, not state lawmakers, will elect U.S. senators.

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