Paul says what everyone is thinking; pisses off OGOP leader

Senate candidate Paul Hackett, as always, says what is on his mind, and once again it created a flurry of response and donations to his campain. Are the republicans ever going to get it? If you mess with Paul, all it does is make his coffers fill.

Sunday the Columbus Dispatch ran a story on Paul with a quote that is typical Paul.
"The Republican Party has been hijacked by the religious fanatics that, in my opinion, aren't a whole lot different than Osama bin Laden and a lot of the other religious nuts around the world," he said. "The challenge is for the rest of us moderate Americans and citizens of the world to put down the fork and spoon, turn off the TV, and participate in the process and try to push back on these radical nuts - and they are nuts."

The Ohio Republican Party took notice of it Bob Bennet responded.
Paul Hackett's attempt to compare Christian conservatives to terrorists is abhorrent and completely inappropriate. These intolerant views have no place in the public debate, and I hope his fellow Democrats reject this divisive hate speech. Hackett has shown repeatedly that he will say or do anything to get attention, and it's unfortunate that views like his are embraced by the Democratic Party. I think, Mr. Hackett, you've once again proven who real "radical nut" is.

Radical Nut? I don't think so. Paul is the only one to say what a lot of people are thinking, but don't have the guts to say.

Hackett responded with this.

I said it. I meant it. I stand behind it.

This is where the Republicans miscalculated. This crossfire resulted in a flurry of responses on the blogs and all the while the Hackett coffers were filling. I could here the cha-ching from here. I think the best chatter happened on Americablog

I think it's time for us to put down that fork and get busy getting Paul elected. You can do it with money or with time, both are needed. Check out the Hackett for Senate website for info.

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