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Wed Apr 11, 2012, 11:23 PM

Who said it?: The President "is a complete menace to our civilization”

A US Congressman. In front of people who are already fringe-y enough to be asking about impeachment. This is MO Rep Todd "at the heart of liberalism, really, is a hatred for God" Akin

“I think some of the thought was, he’s coming up at this point for election and the best way to impeach him is the ballot box... So I think that’s the thought, because you’re never going to get something through the Senate. That doesn’t mean that at a certain point you just say enough, I don’t care enough about the Senate, duty calls us to just get up and just impeach this guy. And maybe he’s not quite gotten to the point where you’ve got the Republicans — basically all the Republican bloc is not quite mad enough for that.”

Still, Akin said he had plenty of relevant concerns: Obama, he said, “ignores the Constitution, he ignores the laws, he wants to impose all of the czars, he completely ignores the train wreck of the economy, which he’s causing with trillion-dollar-plus deficits every year you go along.”
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He is a complete menace to our civilization,” he said. “The question is what’s the best way to get rid of him, I think probably at the ballot box next election, we need to get that done.”

http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/04/gop-congressman-we-cant-impeach-obama-because-we-dont-have-the-votes-yet.php?ref=fpnewsfeed


Yeah, they just aren't mad enough to impeach yet. Once they get really mad they'll impeach him because that's all it takes? High crimes or enough anger, isn't that how it goes?

This clown can't even cite the number of members of the House: "I can’t speak for the other 400 and some congressmen..." And this is his 6th term of service.

http://www.opencongress.org/people/bills/400005_W_Akin

I'm just gonna go ahead and feel good about myself for still believing that elected officials should use a little more style, a little more class when they speak in public.





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Reply Who said it?: The President "is a complete menace to our civilization” (Original post)
Rose Siding Apr 2012 OP
gkhouston Apr 2012 #1
MADem Apr 2012 #2
Rose Siding Apr 2012 #3
Old and In the Way Apr 2012 #5
DCKit Apr 2012 #6
Old and In the Way Apr 2012 #4

Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 11:24 PM

1. Darn. I was sure this was an historical quote about W. n/t

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Response to gkhouston (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 11:25 PM

2. Ha! Great minds--I was thinking "Did I say that a while back about the Porge?" nt

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Response to gkhouston (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 11:29 PM

3. Ya know, it made me wonder

but I don't recall Dems in Congress calling dubya stupid or anything like a menace to civilization. We sure did, and we could ID Dems who felt the same, but did they use this kind of rhetoric? It seems like such lazy red meat from a pro.

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Response to Rose Siding (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 11:45 PM

5. Democrats, collectively, have more respect for the institution of government.

Republicans don't. They only care about the power it confers and using it as a means to an end - personal profit. yes, we hated Bush/Cheney...but it wasn't based on phony reasons like birth certificates or being a Muslim or any other nonsense that the Right resorts to with Obama. It was based on reality: stolen election, 9/11, Bushtaxcuts, illegal war in Iraq, another stolen election, Katrina, busted budgets, economic meltdown....in other words real bases for criticism. Obama's domestic record is incredible, given the total lack of Republican support - starting at the highest level of Republicans - Boehner, Cantor, and McConnell. He's garnered the respect of the world - something Bush never did. He's extricated us from Iraq and winding down Afghanistan. Republicans will never give Obama credit, but history will.

But Democrats never sunk to the level of these elected Republican idiots, much to our collective frustration. They were way too nice in their words/actions wrt Bush/Cheney. Today's Republican Party are clueless about governing and decorum. Their agenda is: what Democrats want, we oppose. And taxcuts to fix everything....which makes things worse. So they have no serious ideas on how to fix the structural economic/social issues, therefore they have to divert and divert attention by resorting to personal attacks on Obama that are irrationally founded on race and religion or making shit up like West calling progressives, communists. Simply a disgusting Party that's totally corrupt and incompetent.

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Response to Old and In the Way (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 12, 2012, 12:13 AM

6. What you said, so well. nt

 

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Response to Rose Siding (Original post)

Wed Apr 11, 2012, 11:32 PM

4. Another stupid Republican lying to his constituents to cover his and his party's total incompetence

It really is projection and flat out lying about Obama's actual record. This has been going on for 20 years...I wonder how long the voters in his district will buy this bullshit?

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