Charlie Sykes, the longtime afternoon host on WTMJ/AM-620 in Milwaukee tells fellow conservatives in a recent article for the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute to “stand up to crackpots” on the right.
Who or what qualifies as a crackpot to Sykes?
Apparently it includes the nine GOP legislators who signed a tea party petition calling for the arrest of federal officials who implement Obamacare as well as the right of states to “nullify” federal laws — a notion that most federal jurists believe was put to rest by the Civil War.
Like many other conservative pundits, Sykes also bemoans the GOP candidates across the country who lost races after making tactless or ignorant comments about rape.
He thus concludes: “(N)o more talk about rape, nullification, birth certificates, Kwanzaa or secession. Ever.”
So is Sykes turning over a new leaf, or is he just worried that the GOP will lose more elections because of their candidates voicing extremism? And is Vicky McKenna included in his definition of a crackpot?