Campaign 2010

Aug 30, 2013

$#*! Republicans Say This August Recess, Part 3

Just when you thought House Republicans couldn’t say anything more extreme or ugly over the August Recess, they did. Over the past week we’ve seen House Republicans ramp up their calls to impeach the President, to say nothing of their continued climate change denial, equating a cross-state move with immigration, and their tone-deaf insults hurled at the unemployed…for being unemployed. 

With just one week left, take a look for yourself at $#*! Republicans Say this August Recess. You can also review the tumblr at 

  • New! Steve King Compares Unemployed Americans to Children Who Refuse to Do Chores [Huffington Post, 8/28/13]
  • New! Gohmert: ‘Scary’ that liberal elites would use vaccines for ‘culling the population’ of humans’ [Raw Story, 8/27/13]
  • New! “California Republican Rep. Gary Miller has earned a reputation as an immigration hardliner, but when confronted by a group of young immigrants Friday at a public event in Rancho Cucamonga (which had a $12 entry fee), Miller told them he understands their plight because he, too, is an immigrant, of sorts, moving with his family from Arkansas to California as a young child.” [The Washington Post, 8/27/13]
  • New! Republican Tim Walberg: Stock market crash that tanked the US economy was a “short-time burp” [Eclecta Blog, 8/27/13]
  • New! GOP Rep Todd Rokita: Connecting Climate Change to Humans Is ‘Arrogant’ [Huffington Post, 8/26/13]
  • New! Dave Joyce On Unfilled Jobs: Businesses Can't Find Enough 'Sober,' 'Drug-Free' Workers [Huffington Post, 8/23/13]
  • New! “Rep. Kerry Bentivolio told constituents at a town hall Monday that it would be a ‘dream come true’ to write a bill to impeach President Barack Obama, but so far he doesn’t have enough evidence.” [Politico, 8/21/13]
  • New! GOP Rep. says Obama has founding fathers ‘turning over in their graves’ [The Hill, 8/17/13]
  • “Rep. Steve King said Friday that President Barack Obama should invite the Missouri rodeo clown who performed a stunt with a bull while wearing an Obama mask to the White House for a beer summit.” [Politico, 8/16/13]
  • “[Congressman Steve] Pearce is also constantly reminding audiences that he was among 12 Republicans who did not vote in January to reelect John Boehner as House speaker. ‘Probably the most popular vote I’ve made, in this district,’ he says. When he tells audiences he cast that vote, Pearce says he gets, ‘Always applause, sometimes standing applause.’” [Salon, 8/15/13]
  • “Republican Rep. Steve Stockman invited the Missouri rodeo clown who donned a President Barack Obama mask at the state fair to perform at a rodeo in his Texas district.” [Roll Call, 8/14/13]
  •  “Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA) took a strong stand against multiculturalism at a town hall meeting, arguing that immigrants need to shed their culture, become ‘the American race,’ and if they’re unwilling to do so, ‘reevaluate’ whether they want to be in this country in the first place.” [Think Progress, 8/14/13]
  • “Rep. Louie Gohmert – a relentless critic of the Obama administration – is now blaming the president for inciting racial violence to a level not seen since the 1960s.”[Houston Chronicle, 8/13/13]
  • “Rep. Markwayne Mullin, R-Okla., believes increasing minimum wage so that it has the buying power it had in 1968 would make fast food quadruple in price. ‘You guys want to pay $20 for a hamburger at McDonald’s?’ Mullin asked a town hall meeting in Oklahoma last Thursday.” [Opposing Views, 8/12/13]
  • “Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX) told constituents at an event Saturday in his district that, although it would amount to a fruitless effort that could potentially damage the country, Republicans have the votes in the House to impeach President Barack Obama. Fielding a question from a birther at a gathering in Luling, Texas, Farnethold at first lamented that Congress didn't do more to investigate Obama's birth certificate.” [Talking Points Memo, 8/12/13]
  • “Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), a senior member of the House Science Committee, used a portion of his time at a town hall this week to launch into a rant about global warming, which he described as a plot by liberals to ‘create global government to control our lives.’” [The Nation, 8/10/13]
  • Buck McKeon: Terrorists May 'Mingle In' With Latinos To Cross Border. [The Huffington Post, 8/9/13]
  • “Although Freshman Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) believes President Obama may secretly be a Kenyan who forged his birth certificate, he thinks it’s too late to do anything about it. “ [Think Progress, 8/9/13]
  • “Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) says he knows why Democrats are winning the argument on health care reform: They get help from sad-looking people in wheelchairs.” [The Huffington Post, 8/8/13]
  • “U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Gainesville, has drawn national attention and scrutiny in recent days for comments questioning the authenticity of the President Barack Obama's birth certificate and declaring as "racist" a tanning bed tax that's part of the Affordable Care Act. […]'" [The Ledger, 8/7/13]


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