You’ve got to be ducking kidding! Phil Robertson’s nephew, Zach Dasher, has announced that he is running for disgraced ‘Kissing Congressman’ Vance McAllister‘s soon-to-be-vacant seat. The 36-year-old Republican said in a statement on Monday that he opposes the Affordable Care Act and supports a Constitutional amendment that requires Congress to balance the budget — so we’re sure to see a number of fresh ideas!
He told the Associated Press:
“I got to looking around at the problems in politics today, and what I see in Washington, D.C., is no God. There is no God. The elite political class thinks they can be running our lives. I think there’s a vacuum in D.C. of people who understand where rights come from. Rights don’t come from men. They come from God.”
If you are beginning to think he’s all about balanced budgets and ‘Obamacare bad!’ you’re sorely mistaken. He also cares about God! “I want to help restore America to what she once was — a nation that builds freedom and prosperity on the anchor of God,” Dasher told Shreveport Times.
Dasher said in a statement announcing his candidacy:
“Man is made in the image of the Almighty God. If we are afraid to say that, then we don’t have a case for liberty. Our rights do not come from a bunch of elite politicians in Washington, D.C. They come from the Almighty God.”
OK, OK, he’s pretty much about the theocracy, but he has some good ideas…right?
Dasher is against the EPA, wants to beef up the military, and a “tax code that doesn’t punish achievement” (translation: lower taxes for the rich).
He also opposes the Medicaid expansion. Dasher has already said he is opposed to Medicaid expansion in the state. “When you accept Medicaid, it comes at a price. Obviously, I would not support anything that keeps people on government programs,” Dasher said.
Just to give you an idea of more of his GREAT IDEAS, let’s take a look at his Twitter timeline, shall we?
Dasher raved in his press release:
“We did not send people to Washington to determine our rights. We sent them there to defend our rights, but that’s not what they’re doing. They’re taking them away, day by day. They’re forcing us to purchase their healthcare insurance because they think they know better than we do when it comes to managing our private lives.”
Dasher’s 5th District has one of the highest poverty rates of any Congressional district in the country. According to The Times-Picayune, many residents would qualify for health care coverage for the first time if Louisiana were to expand Medicaid.
Dasher says his family is 100% behind him. His family, a flock of khaki-loving fauxbillies, stands behind their patriarch, Zach’s uncle Phil — just as they stood behind McAllister, the man Dasher hopes to replace.
Phil Robertson, in a GQ interview, disparaged the LGBT community and African-Americans. He was temporarily fired from his own show for “paraphrasing Corinthians,” which apparently says, “It seems like, to me, a vagina—as a man—would be more desirable than a man’s anu,s” and suggesting that African Americans were happier under Jim Crow.
Since, footage of numerous anti-gay sermons has surfaced, along with Robertson “preaching God’s word.” In this case, of course, “preaching God’s word” is synonymous with “suggested that men marry 15-16 year old girls before they are too old … at 20.”
We’re sure that with this man’s shining and loving influences, he will be a GREAT fit for Louisiana.
Louisiana, you have our condolences if he manages to ride Duck Dynasty’s tail feathers to victory.