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October 7, 2015

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:



Where President Barack Obama was born,




The current head of the U.S. Treasury




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:



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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