Clyburn: Reading the Constitution provoked murder spree in Tucson, or something; Update: Referring to Birther outburst?

posted at 2:55 pm on January 10, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

In the race to see which politico makes the biggest ass out of himself over the shooting spree in Tucson, Arizona, we can report that so far the frontrunners appear to be Rep. James Clyburn of South Carolina and former Senator Bob Kerrey of Nebraska, both Democrats.  In a rambling interview on the radio with Ed Schultz, Clyburn complains about people attempting to “delegitimize the President” and suggested that the reading of the Constitution in Congress last week had something to do with the shooting.  Real Clear Politics has the audio [see update II]:

“All [of] this stuff taking place in the Chambers the other day, when the Constitution was being read — all that stuff is uncalled for,” Rep. Clyburn (D-SC) told the Ed Schultz radio program.

Clyburn says there may be a “direct link” between Sharron Angle’s “Second Amendment remedies” comment and the reading of the Constitution with the attempted murder of Congresswoman Gabby Giffords over the weekend.

Of course, no one has ever heard the Constitution without committing a murder spree, so obviously Clyburn is on the right track here.  As far as “All that stuff about delegitimizing the President of the United States, that was uncalled for,” one may wonder whether Clyburn was as particular about that in 2001 as he is in 2011.  Wonder no longer:

The November election points to serious problems in our voting process in America.  We consider ourselves the premiere democracy in the world and expect other nations to emulate our example.  Our government sends officials overseas to “monitor” elections to insure their veracity.  And yet, the 2000 election in America will go down in history as one so rife with errors that the true outcome will remain forever in question.

Unfortunately for Clyburn, Kerrey is making a strong run for the championship himself, as RCP again captures.  Kerrey says that the perp was “mentally ill and deeply troubled,” and therefore Kerrey said he would demur from making too much of his political beliefs — right after Kerrey announces that the attack was motivated by the upcoming vote to repeal ObamaCare.  Click the image to watch the clip from today’s Imus show:

Tomorrow they were going to vote to repeal this health care bill — and it’s not going to go anywhere in the Senate — it’s one of the reasons that this guy was angry and pretty obvious that he is, at least from me, where I sit that he’s mentally ill and deeply troubled.  I wouldn’t make too much of whatever his political views are.

Aaaaaaaand Kerrey knows that … how?  Does Kerrey have any evidence — any at all — that Loughner supported or opposed ObamaCare?  Or that he gave a tinker’s damn about Congressional procedure or symbolic votes?  No, but then again, Kerrey seems to have based his viewpoint on the same source that the media has used to claim that Loughner’s attack came from “heated rhetoric,” which is the collective nether regions of those who pine for attention.

Let’s hope that Clyburn and Kerrey remain the frontrunners for this prize, and that future contenders think twice before qualifying for the award.

Update: Clyburn is from South Carolina, not North Carolina.  My apologies for the error.

Update II: Radley Balko of Reason says on Twitter that Clyburn was talking about the Birther outburst during the reading of the Constitution and not the Constitution itself.  The audio clip at RCP doesn’t have Clyburn mentioning that, but that intent makes some sense in the context of what Clyburn said.  It’s still a stupid thing to say — claiming that a Birther outburst caused Loughner to commit mass murder and attempt to kill Giffords is every bit as absurd as claiming that a crosshair on a political website did it — but it’s important to get Clyburn’s intent correct.


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Idiot and a Racist

400lb Gorilla on January 10, 2011 at 2:57 PM

Does this guy have two brain cells that work in tandem?

belad on January 10, 2011 at 2:57 PM

Didn’t Gifford read it herself too?

the_nile on January 10, 2011 at 2:58 PM

2012 is going to be a fun year…

d1carter on January 10, 2011 at 2:59 PM

Satanically stupid evil.

Inanemergencydial on January 10, 2011 at 2:59 PM

Didn’t Gifford read it herself too?

the_nile on January 10, 2011 at 2:58 PM

Yes, she read the First Amendment.

Mark1971 on January 10, 2011 at 3:00 PM

BAN THE CONSTITUTION!

/Democrats

Good Lt on January 10, 2011 at 3:00 PM

What an absolute idiot!
What’s even worse is that he was elected.

SgtRed on January 10, 2011 at 3:00 PM

“Tinker’s damn” – well done, Ed. How very 1950s of you. I like it.

fossten on January 10, 2011 at 3:00 PM

Jeebus, I knew the storm was going to be bad…but this…oh man; typhoon-level stupid.

Bishop on January 10, 2011 at 3:00 PM

Unhinged.

Scrappy on January 10, 2011 at 3:00 PM

This is absolutely shameful. When are these idiots going to shut up?

forest on January 10, 2011 at 3:01 PM

Just more sub-humans dancing in the blood to promote their own political agenda. One can hope that after they pass on, they receive the judgment they deserve.

djtnt on January 10, 2011 at 3:01 PM

Did anyone hear a person yell ‘pee-pee head’ in the background. I sure did.

Notorious GOP on January 10, 2011 at 3:01 PM

Jeebus, I knew the storm was going to be bad…but this…oh man; typhoon-level stupid.

Bishop on January 10, 2011 at 3:00 PM

It’s all they got left.

the_nile on January 10, 2011 at 3:01 PM

Does this guy have two brain cells that work in tandem?

belad on January 10, 2011 at 2:57 PM

Nope, they’re all working in opposition.
All this lib hysteria means they’re running scared, and we’re winning.

Iblis on January 10, 2011 at 3:01 PM

Oh, yes, Clyburn, having civil rights veteran Rep. John Lewis read out the Thirteenth Amendment definitely set this guy off.

Wethal on January 10, 2011 at 3:01 PM

Good grief, all people on the left have lost their minds. Kerrey used to have some sense–he’s lost it. Gone. I can’t even watch tv today–I’m trying to avoid being exposed to this madness.

juliesa on January 10, 2011 at 3:02 PM

“stuck on stupid” comes to mind

Guest1.1 on January 10, 2011 at 3:03 PM

In the race to see which politico makes the biggest ass out of himself

The Congress is comprised of fools the world hardly ever experiences. They’re exposing themselves in droves. Plus, most are illiterate – proven by their very ‘reading’ of the constitution.

Don’t forget – morons in the majority voted for these cretins…thus…

Schadenfreude on January 10, 2011 at 3:03 PM

Didn’t Gifford read it herself too?

the_nile on January 10, 2011 at 2:58 PM

She read the 1st amendment I believe…so Clyburn thinks she committed suicide?

right2bright on January 10, 2011 at 3:03 PM

I don’t know, with Clyburn’s attempt to use this tragedy to get members of Congress exempt from TSA screenings, he may have taken the lead.
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/136849-house-dem-calls-for-beefed-up-security-special-treatment-by-tsa

mbs on January 10, 2011 at 3:03 PM

Well at least Clyburn didn’t call Loughner a HomeBoy!

upinak on January 10, 2011 at 3:03 PM

We really need Boehner, DeMint, McConnell, whomever to stand up and say enough is enough.

They are letting the liberals dominate the debate and good, honest, American people are getting destroyed because of it.

gophergirl on January 10, 2011 at 3:03 PM

Another racist black guy… This is becoming every day news now. Limbaugh tore holes through the Liberal lies the size of Los Angeles on his radio program today. Matt Drudge is slaying them on his web site with their owns words. The old playbook is dying the death it so richly deserves; then comes the investigations and prosecutions. Gonna be a good year for freedom loving people.

Keemo on January 10, 2011 at 3:04 PM

Clyburn needs a timeout

cmsinaz on January 10, 2011 at 3:04 PM

Does this guy have two brain cells that work in tandem?

belad on January 10, 2011 at 2:57 PM

I’d say there is one brain cell involved, and all these dimbulb democrats take turns sharing it.

capejasmine on January 10, 2011 at 3:04 PM

What an absolute idiot!
What’s even worse is that he was elected.

SgtRed on January 10, 2011 at 3:00 PM

No, what’s worse are the idiots who voted for him.

Knucklehead on January 10, 2011 at 3:04 PM

Clyburn says there may be a “direct link” between Sharron Angle’s “Second Amendment remedies” comment and the reading of the Constitution with the attempted murder of Congresswoman Gabby Giffords…

Who knew that liberal Democrat Hubert Humphrey was trying to incite politcal violence:

Minnesota Senator Hubert H. Humphrey (D) on the Second Amendment: “Certainly one of the chief guarantees of freedom under any government, no matter how popular and respected, is the right of citizens to keep and bear arms.

RJL on January 10, 2011 at 3:05 PM

Race to the bottom. Might someone review Bob Kerry’s military record again, and ask why he suddenly decided to get out of legislative duty? IIRC, there was something about atrocities in Viet Nam which he had not mentioned before they came to light.

a capella on January 10, 2011 at 3:05 PM

Great God in Heaven.
How do we get rid of these idiots?
There are vermifuges for parasites.
Why can’t science develop an
Idiotfuge?

OkieDoc on January 10, 2011 at 3:05 PM

It’s really strange to me. About 70% + of this country is against socialism/liberalism, etc. and yet these tools feel that it’s right and just for them to spout their evil rhetoric along with the MFM et al. I think we should let them have their say, whenever and wherever they want to. As the saying goes, if you give someone enough rope, they will eventually hang themselves. Let em…..

sicoit on January 10, 2011 at 3:05 PM

Rep. James Clyburn of North Carolina

SOUTH Carolina.

We’ve got enough leftists in NC, thank you.

mankai on January 10, 2011 at 3:05 PM

When I think the d’s can not outdo themselves with crud coming out of their mouths, man oh man am I wrong! Please Ed, keep track of the most crud statements so we can do a vote.
L

letget on January 10, 2011 at 3:05 PM

I think the shooter was mad that the 18th Amendment was repealed and therefore couldn’t be read. Or maybe it was read and then announced that it had been repealed. Whatever, the Constitution causes nothing but death.

Bishop on January 10, 2011 at 3:05 PM

James Clyburn is not a young man and he is trapped in his own time capsule to be fair maybe he has a reason for his paranoia because he doesn’t hear from moderate folks he only hears from the fringe on both sides of the political spectrum.

So it’s the only frame of reference he has the looneys…and did I mention he’s not a young man. All kinds of things start going when you get old, sight, hearing, sometimes people can’t tell when they are using their “outside voice”. He came out of the civil rights heyday and he really wants to return to the time when he was young and full of vigorous condemnations.

The truth is the Sheriff Dupnik dropped the ball. This kids should have been committed to a psyche ward at the very least under evaluation.

Jared Loughner has been making death threats by phone to many people in Pima County including staff of Pima Community College, radio personalities and local bloggers. When Pima County Sheriff’s Office was informed, his deputies assured the …victims that he was being well managed by the mental health system. It was also suggested that further pressing of charges would be unnecessary and probably cause more problems than it solved as Jared Loughner has a family member that works for Pima County. Amy Loughner is a Natural Resource specialist for the Pima County Parks and Recreations.

http://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=176947

As for Kerrey, making stuff up about the kids position on the Obamascare repeal…..to be fair why shouldn’t Kerrey get to make stuff up, everyone else is.

Dr Evil on January 10, 2011 at 3:06 PM

Clyburn says there may be a “direct link” between Sharron Angle’s “Second Amendment remedies” comment and the reading of the Constitution with the attempted murder of Congresswoman Gabby Giffords over the weekend.

A direct link. Wow. Sharp as a tack, he is.

SlaveDog on January 10, 2011 at 3:06 PM

What happened?

Whakadoodle murders a few people

Democrat response?

SILENCE ALL OPPOSITION!

The 2011 elected democrat is nearly indistinguishable from the National Socialists of 1930′s Europe.

Own the hate and violence. It’s all yours.

Inanemergencydial on January 10, 2011 at 3:06 PM

Jared Loughner, pronounced by the Sheriff as Lock-ner, saying it was the Polish pronunciation. Of course he meant Scott or Irish but that isn’t the point. The point is he and his office have had previous contact with the alleged assailant in the past and that is how he knows how to pronounce the name.

Jared Loughner has been making death threats by phone to many people in Pima County including staff of Pima Community College, radio personalities and local bloggers. When Pima County Sheriff’s Office was informed, his deputies assured the victims that he was being well managed by the mental health system. It was also suggested that further pressing of charges would be unnecessary and probably cause more problems than it solved as Jared Loughner has a family member that works for Pima County. Amy Loughner is a Natural Resource specialist for the Pima County Parks and Recreation. My sympathies and my heart goes out to her and the rest of Mr. Loughner’s family. This tragedy must be tearing them up inside wondering if they had done the right things in trying to manage Jared’s obvious mental instability.

Every victim of his threats previously must also be wondering if this tragedy could have been prevented if they had been more aggressive in pursuing charges against Mr. Loughner. Perhaps with a felony conviction he would never have been able to lawfully by the Glock 9mm Model 19 that he used to strike down the lives of six people and decimate 14 more.

This was not an act of politics. This was an act of a mentally disturbed young man hell bent on getting his 15 minutes of infamy. The Pima County Sheriff’s Department was aware of his violent nature and they failed to act appropriately. This tragedy leads right back to Sherriff Dupnik and all the spin in the world is not going to change that fact.

Sorry, OT, but Instapundit picked this up from Cholla’s blog.

Wethal on January 10, 2011 at 3:07 PM

I know that when I hear the Star Spangled Banner with those rockets and bombs bursting in the air, I get really ..really violent.

Electrongod on January 10, 2011 at 3:07 PM

Did anyone hear a person yell ‘pee-pee head’ in the background. I sure did.

Notorious GOP on January 10, 2011 at 3:01 PM

“Pee-pee- head” is an ugly bigoted term that should not be thrown out in such a cavalier manner. Is that person prepared for the consequences of such a foolish action?

Tommy_G on January 10, 2011 at 3:07 PM

Aaaaaaaand Kerrey knows that … how?

It came to him while he was conscience dreaming.

malclave on January 10, 2011 at 3:08 PM

Oviously suckled by Maxine Waters.

fogw on January 10, 2011 at 3:08 PM

This guy wants to control what health care you receive.

Aspirin is as good as an appendectomy, right?

Speakup on January 10, 2011 at 3:08 PM

That’s one creepy-ass pic, Ed.

MadisonConservative on January 10, 2011 at 3:09 PM

IN A FEW DAYS – AFTER THE “LOUGHNER IS A TEA PARTIER” MEME HAS BEEN UTTERLY DEMOLISHED – THE LEFT WILL DOUBTLESS ARGUE THAT LOUGHNER’S INSANITY WAS CAUSED BY GLOBAL WARMING.

reliapundit on January 10, 2011 at 3:10 PM

This was not an act of politics. This was an act of a mentally disturbed young man hell bent on getting his 15 minutes of infamy. The Pima County Sheriff’s Department was aware of his violent nature and they failed to act appropriately. This tragedy leads right back to Sherriff Dupnik and all the spin in the world is not going to change that fact.

Dupnik didn act because he was upset about the possible repeal of the super great healthcare bill.

mankai on January 10, 2011 at 3:10 PM

Rep. James Clyburn of South Carolina

We, of NC, thank you for the correction.

:)

mankai on January 10, 2011 at 3:11 PM

We’re doomed with these clownshoes running the show. Who was it that said this is the worst set of politicos our nation has ever had to endure, they were right. I wouldn’t trust Clyburn to sweep my shop floor, but he’s making decisions that will directly affect me.

Bishop on January 10, 2011 at 3:11 PM

Aspirin is as good as an appendectomy, right?

Speakup on January 10, 2011 at 3:08 PM

A gramme is better than a damn?

malclave on January 10, 2011 at 3:11 PM

And people vote willingly for these losers……that’s the real problem with our country.

search4truth on January 10, 2011 at 3:11 PM

1. Imus is still on?
2. Imus is on FBN?
3. People go on that show?

DrSteve on January 10, 2011 at 3:12 PM

I think Sheriff Dupnik is a contender too for making an ass out of ones-self. Sheriff Dupnik is a Democrat too… One more Dem and you have yourself four of a kind, a straight flush can’t beat.

USMCDevilDog on January 10, 2011 at 3:12 PM

The Dems just barely beat out the GOP for morons of the year!
When is the GOP going to say something about the fact that he was a reader of Mein Kampf and the Communist Manifesto and a pot head? Once again we see why the GOP doesn’t deserve to ever win an election anywhere. They have know idea how to be political and will ever be perpetual doormats of the Democrat party.

flytier on January 10, 2011 at 3:13 PM

If you like your Meme, you can keep your meme.

portlandon on January 10, 2011 at 3:13 PM

A direct link. Wow. Sharp as a tack, he is.

SlaveDog on January 10, 2011 at 3:06 PM

He’s old okay he’s really, really old..

LOL!

Dr Evil on January 10, 2011 at 3:15 PM

It would be laughable but for them having the lame media in their pockets. Though the media is no longer as relevant, there are still people who believe them as hard as that is to believe.

Does his remarks leave any doubt of their hatred for the constitution?

texanpride on January 10, 2011 at 3:15 PM

In the race to see which politico makes the biggest ass out of himself over the shooting spree in Tucson, Arizona, we can report that so far the frontrunners appear to be Rep. James Clyburn of South Carolina and former Senator Bob Kerrey of Nebraska, both Democrats.

Let’s not forget Hilary Clinton.

UltimateBob on January 10, 2011 at 3:16 PM

I will give the left credit for one thing. They certainly are doing their darndest to answer Loughner’s original question in 2007. “How do you have politics when words don’t mean anything?”

Because it seems clear that the left think that when they say something, “Oh well we didn’t mean anything, by it”. But when the right says something, “Oh noes! They are so evil!!!”

Either a word means something or it doesn’t. Either context matters or it doesn’t. The universe doesn’t have one set of rules for you and another for everyone else, however, convienient that would be for you if it did.

Lily on January 10, 2011 at 3:16 PM

Sharp as a tack, he is.

[SlaveDog on January 10, 2011 at 3:06 PM]

And just as flat-headed.

Dusty on January 10, 2011 at 3:17 PM

Dr Evil on January 10, 2011 at 3:06 PM

If Clyburn is so raddled by age and his agenda from former days, then maybe he should resign…for the good of the country.

onlineanalyst on January 10, 2011 at 3:19 PM

And people vote willingly for these losers……that’s the real problem with our country.

search4truth on January 10, 2011 at 3:11 PM

True , there always will be idiots , but there’s no need to vote fore them.

the_nile on January 10, 2011 at 3:19 PM

When are they going to notice this guy was more one of theirs than one of ours?

Alana on January 10, 2011 at 3:19 PM

“Aaaaaaaand Kerrey knows that … how? Does Kerrey have any evidence — any at all — that Loughner supported or opposed ObamaCare?”

Yeah, the voices in Kerrey’s head told him that.

Dusty on January 10, 2011 at 3:20 PM

Oviously suckled by Maxine Waters.

fogw on January 10, 2011 at 3:08 PM

Did you really have to go there?

Ward Cleaver on January 10, 2011 at 3:20 PM

Irony alert… Giffords read the First Amendment in Congress when the Constitution was read.

Clyburn thinks that kind of thing sets off nuts.

mankai on January 10, 2011 at 3:22 PM

Oviously suckled by Maxine Waters.

fogw on January 10, 2011 at 3:08 PM

The two of them probably spawned Alvin Greene.

UltimateBob on January 10, 2011 at 3:23 PM

Oh, yes, Clyburn, having civil rights veteran Rep. John Lewis read out the Thirteenth Amendment definitely set this guy off.
Wethal on January 10, 2011 at 3:01 PM

Democrats were even more angry that Republicans didn’t read the Slavery references in the Constitution that had been amended out.

Democrats were pissed as Hell that their side lost the Civil War. And I can’t see that the last 150 years have mellowed them at all. If anything, they just seem to keep getting madder and madder.

logis on January 10, 2011 at 3:24 PM

I think a visit to Bethesda is overdue for Clyburn so they test his mental competency.

Carl on January 10, 2011 at 3:24 PM

What a nut

“We must reject the idea that every time a law’s broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.”
- Ronald Reagan

Wade on January 10, 2011 at 3:24 PM

“Tinker’s damn” – well done, Ed. How very 1950s of you. I like it.

fossten on January 10, 2011 at 3:00 PM

I love the phrase as well and use it often (although I use the alternate “tinker’s dam” just ’cause).

mankai on January 10, 2011 at 3:24 PM

Dear God, these people are disgusting.

Midas on January 10, 2011 at 3:26 PM

It’s a very busy race to the bottom.

JammieWearingFool on January 10, 2011 at 3:27 PM

Isn’t Clyburn the jackwad that lied about being called the N-word when he was in Princess Nan’s parade crossing the street to the Capitol building?

slickwillie2001 on January 10, 2011 at 3:27 PM

If Clyburn is so raddled by age and his agenda from former days, then maybe he should resign…for the good of the country.

onlineanalyst on January 10, 2011 at 3:19 PM

He can’t, that’s how old age works. He will start to resign then something else will catch his attention. He will forget what he was doing, and start calling for the implementation of the Fairness Doctrine……because he has this fuzzy nagging feeling there is something he forgot, but can’t remember. The fairness doctrine has “fair” in it, and dammnit he’s going to make dammn sure things are fair.

The Fog of News – Let’s do a segment on the Old Fogys in the News ;)

Dr Evil on January 10, 2011 at 3:28 PM

All claims, no evidence.

…just look for the D label.

The Circle D Gang, Inc.

ted c on January 10, 2011 at 3:30 PM

Dr Evil on January 10, 2011 at 3:28 PM

Excellent explanation!

onlineanalyst on January 10, 2011 at 3:30 PM

Let’s fall all over ourselves making each other look bad.

Just keep giving guys like these microphones. Thread bait, extraordinaire.

ted c on January 10, 2011 at 3:30 PM

Wonder why the country is in such a mess? Look at the lawmakers. Many of them like this crapweasel belong in Bellevue for treatment.

Wade on January 10, 2011 at 3:30 PM

The Circle Ds (good one, Ted!) are demonstrating once again their problem with “messaging.”

onlineanalyst on January 10, 2011 at 3:31 PM

Clyburn sounds like he doesn’t like those election thingys as well…

Seven Percent Solution on January 10, 2011 at 3:32 PM

I’m confused. If the reading of The Constitution was culpable in making this guy shoot these innocent people, doesn’t that mean we have 543 potential murderers at the highest levels off government? After all the House, the Senate, The POTUS & VPOTUS all swore to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States. Per Clyburn’s theory, that makes him and his colleagues all psychos.

mizflame98 on January 10, 2011 at 3:32 PM

1. Imus is still on?
2. Imus is on FBN?
3. People go on that show?

DrSteve on January 10, 2011 at 3:12 PM

No..no..no..

Imus and Howard Stern are on the satellite radio channel, at the same time. All they do all day long is interview each other, say “nappy headed ho’s” and watch midget sex videos.

BobMbx on January 10, 2011 at 3:33 PM

Progressives are deranged.

csdeven on January 10, 2011 at 3:33 PM

Two Things:

1 – Please do not hold Jim Clyburn against all in SC – my district voted Tim Scott into office.

2 – Update: Clyburn is from South Carolina, not North Carolina. My apologies for the error. Please! If NC wants this idiot, I will pay for the bus ticket!

scmommy on January 10, 2011 at 3:33 PM

Heavens to Murgatroyd. These people cannot see the forest for the trees.

It bears repeating – this is so gonna backfire on the opportunists and then where will they go?

tru2tx on January 10, 2011 at 3:33 PM

“We need safer weapons and safer bullets”

Joycelin Elders…under Bill Clinton…Hillary should not comment this time around.

Schadenfreude on January 10, 2011 at 3:33 PM

Oviously suckled by Maxine Waters. fogw on January 10, 2011 at 3:08 PM

Explains the permanent just-bit-a-pickle look.

Akzed on January 10, 2011 at 3:34 PM

According to Clyburn, therefore, Rep. Giffords’ wounds were self-inflicted, because she participated in the reading of the Constitution.

Hmm.

unclesmrgol on January 10, 2011 at 3:34 PM

The liberals are out in force on Facebook, clucking over a graphic presented showing that Loughner was a registered Republican. Anybody know if this is true?

JannyMae on January 10, 2011 at 3:34 PM

Please! If NC wants this idiot, I will pay for the bus ticket!

scmommy on January 10, 2011 at 3:33 PM

hawkdriver, please pick up on line 1….

ted c on January 10, 2011 at 3:35 PM

Update: Clyburn is from South Carolina, not North Carolina. My apologies to North Carolina for the error.

FIFY, Ed.

Cicero43 on January 10, 2011 at 3:36 PM

What a nut

“We must reject the idea that every time a law’s broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.”
- Ronald Reagan

Wade on January 10, 2011 at 3:24 PM

Notice when Hinckley shot him Reagan didn’t call for tougher gun laws? A fascinating thought.

mizflame98 on January 10, 2011 at 3:36 PM

The Dems just barely beat out the GOP for morons of the year!
When is the GOP going to say something about the fact that he was a reader of Mein Kampf and the Communist Manifesto and a pot head? Once again we see why the GOP doesn’t deserve to ever win an election anywhere. They have know idea how to be political and will ever be perpetual doormats of the Democrat party.

flytier on January 10, 2011 at 3:13 PM

It’s tough to get your message out when you don’t have the messengers. What? Fox and the Wall Street Journal?

Vince on January 10, 2011 at 3:36 PM

Update: Clyburn is from South Carolina, not North Carolina. My apologies for the error.

No, actually, South Carolina (in particular, his district, which is NOT MINE) owes the apology……

We, of NC, thank you for the correction.

:)

mankai on January 10, 2011 at 3:11 PM

I extend an apology for this mistake on the part of Mr. Morissey to the gentleperson from the Tarheel State. South Carolina must sadly claim this yutnik as her own.

dmh0667 on January 10, 2011 at 3:36 PM

2 – Update: Clyburn is from South Carolina, not North Carolina. My apologies for the error. Please! If NC wants this idiot, I will pay for the bus ticket!

scmommy on January 10, 2011 at 3:33 PM

We’ve already got Mel Watt.

mankai on January 10, 2011 at 3:37 PM

Didn’t Gifford read it herself too?

the_nile on January 10, 2011 at 2:58 PM

Yes, she read the First Amendment.

Mark1971 on January 10, 2011 at 3:00 PM

I would guess that was because she valued the first amendment.

Ironic that the first thing her colleague started when she was shot was to call for an end of free political speech.

Is it irony or just the way Democrats think? Maybe their brains are wired to say and do the most ironic possible thing in any given situation. They are wired for the rabbit hole.

petunia on January 10, 2011 at 3:37 PM

Being called the n-word by all those racist Tea Partiers has caused poor Congressman Clyburn to lose his mind.

Cicero43 on January 10, 2011 at 3:37 PM

It’s a very busy race to the bottom.

JammieWearingFool on January 10, 2011 at 3:27 PM

The bulls of Pamploma show more discernment and decorum.

Lily on January 10, 2011 at 3:37 PM

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