A Texas KKKongressman makes this idiotic, provocative and borderline criminal statement:
Another Texas elected official sings out
Republican Congressman: We Probably Have The Votes To Impeach Obama
“I’ll give you a real frank answer about that: If we were to impeach the president tomorrow, you could probably get the votes in the House of Representatives to do it.”
Texas Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold said that Republicans could secure the votes to impeach Barack Obama in the House of Representatives. Farenthold was speaking at an open house held at a Civic Center in Luling, Texas, Saturday according to a YouTube video description and the Congressman’s online schedule. His answer came from a constituent’s question about conspiracy theories surrounding President Obama’s birth certificate.
“I think unfortunately the horse is already out of the barn on this, on the whole birth certificate issue,” Farenthold said. “The original Congress when his eligibility came up should have looked into it and they didn’t. I’m not sure how we fix it.”
Oh. So you’re going to impeach the President over his “birth certificate”? How about figuring out that if you come from the vajayjay of an American citizen you’re an American citizen, no matter where said citizen dropped foal? (Ted Cruz has figured this out in his own case. Duh.)
OK: There’s three things you need to know about this.
“What message do we sent to America if we impeach Obama and he gets away with what he’s impeached for and he is found innocent? What then do we say is OK?” the Congressman concluded. “Aside from the fact that it wouldn’t be effective, I think there’s some potential damage to society that would be done with a failed attempt at impeachment.”
[* which is generally how Republican KKKongressmenlead their anal-ysis of issues of the day.]
Southern GOP congressperson meeting with
an under-dressed constituent
First, it’s from BuzzFeed, which is now news-managed by Ben Smith, who started out the tabloid headline-grabbing tradition at Politico before BuzzFeed hired him last year to work his sleaze magic on their crappy site (Typical pre-Ben Smith BuzzFeed headline: “18 Intentionally Funny Male Full-Frontal Movie Scenes” which is ALSO the typical POST-Ben Smith BuzzFeed headline. It’s just about clicks. Period.) BuzzFeed will do or say ANYthing to get your attention, which makes it a lot like RepubliKKKan KKKongressmen,come to think of it.)
I have commented on Mr. Smith’s “reporting” here before More than once.
Second, it’s clearly bullshit. Yeah, dumbass said it, and threw chum to the GOP sharks in attendance. But the qualifier indicates that the Honorable Gentleman from Drooling Imbecile clearly understands (kind of) that Impeachment is a dangerous weapon to be waving around, kind of like waving around a loaded AK-47 at a child’s Five Year Old Birthday party: there is virtually NO WAY that it ends up working out for the good.
Dead, thank goodness.
And, third, still playing the “birther” card after the American People buried that White Supremacist slur last November is the sign of the moron.
Which tells us nothing at all.
You see, the party with the majority in Congress’ lower house ALWAYS has the “votes” for theoretical impeachment. Theoretically. Because “impeachment” is a simple majority indictment. And, Republicans (and Congress) has only taken that vote twice in U.S. History. (Nixon resigned BEFORE the impeachment vote to protect his pension and perks.)
Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter flanked by two famous criminals
Because One Hundred and Eleven Congresses have understood just HOW damaging an impeachment vote is, no matter what the reason. (And no impeachment has ever succeeded. Kind of like saying that yes, that hunting rifle technically CAN be used to kill your neighbors. But doing so will undoubtedly ruin your life.)
It IS an asinine place to go, rhetorically, but we ARE talking about RepubliKKKans and Texas, so big whoop. What have we learned?
Too Late, Buzzies
BuzzFeed grabbing stupid quotes and headlining them out of context to drive clicks.
Texas Imbecile making stupid quotes to drive cliques.
Both parties above collaborating to advance the agenda of pricks.
Dog bites man.
If you want to expend your natural outrage, of course you should say bad things about stupid, racist KKKracker KKKongressKKKritters.
But save some contempt for BuzzFeed.
And the gutter that they like to live in.