It’s definitely been a week for super crazy Republicans. This one, Susan Atanus, is running for the US House in Illinois.
Atanus, 55, has run for this office twice before — she lost the 2010 GOP primary and in 2012 was taken off the ballot because she didn’t have enough valid signatures. She says her plans for the economy will win over voters this time. She maintains that ridding the nation of the stock indexes including the S&P, Dow Jones and Nasdaq would improve the nation’s fiscal troubles. Atanus was outspoken on several other issues, as well. “I am a conservative Republican and I believe in God first,” Atanus said. She said she believes God controls the weather and has put tornadoes and diseases such as autism and dementia on earth as punishment for gay rights and legalized abortions. “God is angry. We are provoking him with abortions and same-sex marriage and civil unions,” she said. “Same-sex activity is going to increase AIDS. If it’s in our military it will weaken our military. We need to respect God.”
If Atanus somehow survives the GOP primary, she’ll face eight term Democratic Rep. Jan Schakowsky, whose district hasn’t elected a Republican to the House in 66 years.