Campaign 2010

Aug 14, 2013

$#*! Republicans Say This August Recess, Part 1

The New York Times reported yesterday that House Republicans are not holding town hall meetings and are going to great lengths to conceal when they’re even available in public.

Anyone surprised?

Before recess even started, we got an early taste of House Republicans’ rhetoric and agenda when anti-immigrant zealot Congressman Steve King kicked things off by saying that DREAMers are drug mules.

Congressman King’s insane comments were just the beginning of $#*! Republicans Say this August Recess.

See for yourself.

  • “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]