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October 25, 2014

House Hopeful Brandishes Birther Credentials, Flunks Civics Test

Were the special election to replace retired Rep. Jo Bonner, R-Ala., based solely on correct answers delivered during a recent candidate Q&A, aspiring lawmaker Dean Young wouldn’t have to think too hard about why he fell terribly short.

The proudly anti-establishment candidate went 0-3 on of civics questions posed by The Guardian, in a side-by-side comparison with his opponent, Bradley Byrne, including:

House Hopeful Brandishes Birther Credentials, Flunks Civics Test

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Where President Barack Obama was born,

 

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The current head of the U.S. Treasury

 

House Hopeful Brandishes Birther Credentials, Flunks Civics Test

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And who he’d be reporting to if he were to (miraculously) win his way into Congress.

Moreover, Young doubled down on his birther credentials:

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Naming Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore — a judge still actively investigating Obama’s eligibility to hold the highest office in the land — as his “hero.”

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  • pitch1934

    The scary thing is that there is a large number of people who will vote for young.

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