We are the ones who have sent him to the national stage, giving his utterings a far wider audience than they merit.
I first heard about this on Friday's Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC, and it is already all over the blogosphere. Here is the Phoenix New Times' take on Franks' latest bout of verbal diarrhea -
Republican Congressman Trent "Foot-in-Mouth" Franks is truly the gift that keeps on giving. The goofy, amiable wingnut from Arizona's Second Congressional District is known for his hard-right stance on just about everything from abortion to President Obama's birth certificate, which he desperately wanted to see at one point.
To say he's outdone himself with his latest racially-charged statements...starting around 6:12 in, would be ignorant of Franks' history of saying stupid stuff...I'm sure the 2.2 percent of African-Americans in his district will not be too happy to find out that Franks figured they had it better off in the antebellum South.
The scary part is, no matter how much Franks is a right-wing Neanderthal whackjob, it still isn't enough for the AZGOP - they're running a Tea Party type (I refuse to link to this crap; just Google "Charles Black" and "Kingman) at him, attacking him from the right.
One silver lining in this dark cloud of embarassment - as long as Franks is around, wiseass AZ bloggers will never want for subject material.