With the resignation of Rep. Mark Souder (R-IN) today, that leaves a question of who could end up replacing him on the ballot this November. Most are predicting that Bob Thomas will pick up the mantle, especially given the close defeat Thomas saw in his primary challenge to Souder a couple of weeks ago.
I don’t know much about Thomas, but from a read of his campaign website, he sure seems to be freshly picked from wingnut fields. There are two issues that really stick out at me. First is his position on Israel:
Most of us in this country are Christians, myself included, and as such we share a direct heritage with Israel. In addition, Israel has been one of only a few consistent friends of the United States, and our only reliable ally in the near east. We must never let our support of Israel waiver. Israel is being constantly harassed by the Syrians and the Iranians and until somebody does something about that there will never be any peace in the region and Israel will be a consistent target of terrorism.
That’s highlighted on his front page, but directly contradicts another one of his beliefs. Go to this page and scroll to the last video. It is entitled “Foreign Aid Is Wasteful”. Can Thomas tell us who the biggest recipient of U.S. foreign aid is? Let me answer it for him. The biggest recipient of U.S. foreign aid just so happens to be Israel.
So does Thomas’ support for Israel also means stripping them of foreign aid? I am giddy with anticipation to here how he explains that one.