Friday, February 25, 2011

Who needs elections?

From the Athens Banner Herald about Representive Paul Broun's  (Republican ) Town Hall meeting in Athens, Georgia on Tuesday of this week:

"At Rep. Paul Broun’s town hall meeting on Tuesday, the Athens congressman asked who had driven the farthest to be there and let the winner ask the first question.

We couldn’t hear the question in the back of the packed Oglethorpe County Commission chamber, but whatever it was, it got a big laugh. According to an outraged commenter on the article, the question was, when is someone going to shoot Obama?  (Broun's aide later confirmed the question.)"

Did Representative Broun, a proud member of the Tea Party caucus in congress, tell the person he or she was inappropriate?  I'm betting you don't really have to guess about this.

Here was the full response of Broun: 

"The thing is, I know there’s a lot of frustration with this president. We’re going to have an election next year. (Thank God he reminded them of an alternative)  Hopefully, we’ll elect somebody that’s going to be a conservative, limited-government president that will take a smaller, who will sign a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare."

Guess Representative Broun didn't want to risk irritating a voter. 

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