Kentucky isn’t the only state having a primary tomorrow with more than one asshole facing off; Georgia is having their own asshole showdown.
The contenders are Phil Gingrey, Paul Broun, Jack Kingston, David Perdue, and Karen Handel. And of those, only Handel hasn’t been featured on this site— but that’s only because this site started after her big debacle when she was at Komen and tried to get rid of Planned Parenthood’s cancer screenings for poor women.
So let’s review what assholes these guys are:
Jack Kingston is a congressman, who decided to expand upon Newt Gingrich’s idea about forcing poor kids to do chores so they could eat. And then he tried to claim he didn’t mean what he said. Full details here.
Gingrey is also a congressman, and it looks like he’ll lose his seat and this Senate race. But maybe that’s for the best since he was featured here when he complained that he only makes $172,000. Only.
You may recall Paul Broun as the Republican on the House Science committee who claimed science like evolution and the Big Bang theory was from the pit of hell. Really.
While he’s never been named Asshole of the Day, he’s been featured on the site for
- complaining that a “middle eastern man” wasn’t harassed by the TSA
- saying “Democrats need illegal aliens to win Georgia”
- saying national monuments weren’t closed during the last shutdown (they were closed)
Perdue is a businessman who has never held public office. But if you doubted he’s an asshole, we featured him when he said his opponent Karen Handel is unfit to be senator because she’s only a high school graduate.