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Randy Brogdon will be watching…

3:00 AM EST on February 10, 2010

I like a dose of crazy on my Twitter feed.  That's why I follow gubernatorial candidate Randy Brogdon.

In the past we have outlined some of the rather, shall we say, off things about Senator Brogdon.  He once used his campaign website to sell security systems, and anything something stupid comes through this state's congress, there are better than even odds that Brogdon has his fingerprints on the paper.  Plus, I'm convinced his eyebrows were the model for the devil in Brent Rinehart's comic book.

So, for entertainment purposes, I have loved following the guy who declared for governor with the intention of limiting the number of pixels in our drivers license photos on Twitter.  You never know when he's going to say something off the wall.

Except, now you do.

Like clockwork, Brogdon spits out slogans he got out of fortune cookies at tea parties.  He tags each entry to declare himself as one of the "Top Conservatives on Twitter" and differentiate it as "teaparty," "okteaparty," "gop," and "okgop."  Here's a sampling (tags and links omitted):

Energy is the lifeblood of the Oklahoma economy and an important part of our national defense.

Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.

The Second Amendment is clear and concise in its content.

Freedom is not guaranteed and we all must play our part to protect it and pass it on to the next generation.

Nothing works better than marketplace & free enterprise, even in healthcare.

War is peace, freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength.

A good rule of thumb is to tax less what you want more of.

Capitalism is the only fuel that will ignite a prosperous economy.

free market allows the genius of the individual to expand and drastically improve the economy.

Fanatics, marching forward in perfect unity, all thinking the same thoughts and shouting the same slogans

Congress has shirked their responsibility to protect us from invasion, both foreign and domestic.

Okay, three of the quotations mentioned above are from George Orwell's 1984 and did not appear in Brogdon's Twitter Feed, but it's funny how easily they gel together.  Maybe Brogdon was inspired by "The Party" and incorporates the use of the slogans into a repetitive fashion so he can brainwash his followers, or maybe he's just a right wing nut.  It's probably a little of both.

Anyway, I guess we should be careful if Brogdon is elected, because his first act as Governor may be to create a Thought Police.  He'll also probably create Junior Anti-Sex League, although we wouldn't be surprised if something like that already exists in Oklahoma.

(edit.  By the way, with one exception, I don't necessarily disagree with the sentiments Brogdon is expressing.  Obviously, I think he's too zealous and would take the beliefs to an illogical conclusion, but even if I agreed completely, the sloganeering would still scare me a little.)

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