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Saturday, May 27, 2006
Yellow dogs, sure. These guys? No.

I grew up in the South — North Carolina, to be precise — where we used to talk about "yellow dog Democrats" which, if you've never heard the term, was someone so loyal that he'd vote for a yellow dog if it was on the Democratic line. Well, here are two guys who are beyond even that. One big raspberry for the Alabama Democratic party for letting these guys slip in.

Alabama's Democratic Party is distancing itself from two Democratic candidates for state office who think all illegal immigrants must leave or be killed.

Party officials described the platforms of candidates Larry Darby and Harry Lyon as ridiculous, unconstitutional and offensive. Darby is running for attorney general, and Lyon is a gubernatorial candidate.

Both agree the influx of illegal immigration into Alabama must be stopped, either through public hangings or martial law.


Lyon said if elected, he would sponsor a law to get all illegal immigrants out of the state within 90 days, or be hanged in public.

"It would only take five or 10 getting killed and broadcast on CNN for it to send a clear message to not set foot in Alabama," said Lyon, a Pelham lawyer. "Anybody that breaks into my home is a threat to my life. I remember the Alamo."


Darby said if elected he would ask the governor to institute martial law to stop the influx of illegal immigrants into Alabama. If illegal immigrants attempt to evade law enforcement, they "should be shot on sight," he said.

He said the number of Jews killed in World War II has been grossly exaggerated, and Jews must leave if the United States is to save itself.

"It would be good for Iran to blow Israel off the map," he said.

All righty, then. The sad thing is that these guys really aren't farther detached from the mainstream (or from reality) than, say, Ann Coulter or Michael Savage. The difference is that the left thinks those guys are nutcases. The right wing invites Coulter to speak at conferences.

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