Friday, April 13, 2012

Annals of Asshattery – Continued

Today’s winner is a nutjob congressman from Missouri by the name of Todd Akin.

Why hasn’t Congress impeached President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder? Rep. Todd Akin says it’s simply a lack of votes. But he says that may change eventually.

“That’s a good question,” Akin told a constituent on Tuesday who asked just that. “I can’t speak for the other 400 and some congressmen, but I believe when they take a look at impeachment the question is do you have the votes to do it and, if you do it, it goes to the Senate, what’s going to happen with Harry Reid?”


Still, Akin said he had plenty of relevant concerns: Obama, he said, “ignores the Constitution, he ignores the laws, he wants to impose all of the czars, he completely ignores the train wreck of the economy, which he’s causing with trillion-dollar-plus deficits every year you go along.”

He concluded the quicker way to remove Obama from office would be to wait for the election to run its course.

“He is a complete menace to our civilization,” he said. “The question is what’s the best way to get rid of him, I think probably at the ballot box next election, we need to get that done.”

Of course, what Mr. Akin isn’t saying — and the real reason he’s entertaining the idea of impeachment — is that he doesn’t believe that (insert appropriate dog-whistle here) person should be in the White House. That’s it. After all, if you’re talking about ignoring the Constitution, ignoring the laws, wrecking the economy, where was Mr. Akin between 2001 and 2009?

But it’s not worth even trying to make the point that if you want to talk about impeachment, you need to bring up the previous administration because that would lend an air of credence to this coward from Missouri who hasn’t the guts to say why he really wants President Obama impeached. The Republicans would bring up impeachment with any Democrat in the White House because they believe that the only people who should run the country are white Christians with guns (and a divorce attorney on speed-dial). Any one else is automatically disqualified. And a black man? Heh.