Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan apparently has his irony alert button broken after this statement he made this Thursday for the Young America's Foundation. Responding to a question by one of the student participants, he warned that politicians had better study up on policy before they come on the air and say something stupid.
This video was from Thursday, before S&P decided to downgrade our credit rating after the debacle of watching our politicians run right up to the deadline before finally agreeing to raise the cap on our debt ceiling. If Jordan thinks politicians should be studying up on policy matters before they go on the air and say something ridiculous, maybe he should be rethinking his irresponsible remarks he made on C-SPAN's Newsmakers last month, where he acted like a partial default and running past the deadline in August would have been acceptable and would not have caused even worse problems than what we've seen from Standard and Poor's over the weekend.
After being asked “how you decide what the difference between risk and being naive”, Rep. Jim Jordan responded this way.
JORDAN: You want to educate yourself, now what the policy is, instead of just rushing in there and being goofy and saying all kinds of crazy things, you want to take the time to make sure that you're prepared. That's why I try to in my comments talk about, you know, being disciplined, doing the hard work and all those things.
You've got to do that before you, particularly in politics, before you shoot your mouth off or something like that, along those lines. So, that's important, just to do your homework and be prepared. That's I think a prerequisite for just about anything you're going to try to accomplish.
Later in the segment, he also said that the United States should make cuts to domestic spending before they ever dare to cut a penny out of defense, because god knows, we've got to have our priorities straight, don't we? Can't dare to put an end to that war machine we've got going, but poor and elderly Americans, they're expendable.
I'm not sure how much worse things have to get before the voters in these wingnuts' districts start holding them responsible. Must they destroy what's left of our middle class in America? All I can say is they're probably really lucky that most of their constituents don't pay nearly the amount of attention as I do with listening to what comes out of their mouths and how they're governing. We all know that our corporate media isn't pointing it out for them.