Just a little stroll down memory lane to remind you of the fine minds shaping the Republican Revolution!
Tom Sullivan, North Carolina activist friend of our blog, reminded me of this 2010 Mother Jones story, about Rep. Bob Inglis, the wingnutty conservative who was replaced by Trey Gowdy, the even more batshit insane T-bagger who will be chairing the next Benghazi hearings. You really should read the whole thing, because it's enlightening, but here's my favorite part:
During his primary campaign, Inglis repeatedly encountered enraged conservatives whom he couldn't—or wouldn't—satisfy. Shortly before the runoff primary election, Inglis met with about a dozen tea party activists at the modest ranch-style home of one of them. Here's what took place:
I sat down, and they said on the back of your Social Security card, there's a number. That number indicates the bank that bought you when you were born based on a projection of your life's earnings, and you are collateral. We are all collateral for the banks. I have this look like, "What the heck are you talking about?" I'm trying to hide that look and look clueless. I figured clueless was better than argumentative. So they said, "You don't know this?! You are a member of Congress, and you don't know this?!" And I said, "Please forgive me. I'm just ignorant of these things." And then of course, it turned into something about the Federal Reserve and the Bilderbergers and all that stuff. And now you have the feeling of anti-Semitism here coming in, mixing in. Wow.
Later, Inglis mentioned this meeting to another House member: "He said, 'You mean you sat there for more than 10 minutes?' I said, 'Well, I had to. We were between primary and runoff.' I had a two-week runoff. Oh my goodness. How do you..." Inglis trails off, shaking his head.
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) on Sunday responded to questions about Republicans using terrorist attacks in Benghazi to raise funds by saying that Democrats had done it first with the Sandy Hook shootings in 2012, and in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Looks like Rep. "Terror-babies" Louis Gohmert isn't done fearmongering, this time to an eighty some year old caller on C-SPAN's Washington Journal. When the caller asked him where her Social Security tax money had gone after what she's heard about Read more...