Dem rep: I’m deeply sorry for calling abnormally small people “midgets”

posted at 8:41 pm on December 13, 2012 by Allahpundit

Comedy gold via Mediaite from a man who once worried aloud about Guam tipping over. I managed to hold it together when he uttered “the M-word” in the course of denouncing the M-word, but the lulz began to roll after about three minutes. The first rule of apologizing for insensitivity: When expressing your remorse to the offended group, always refer to them as “abnormal.”


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Holy… I saw his picture and thought, “Is this the Guam guy?” Ha!

Dongemaharu on December 13, 2012 at 8:43 PM

ROTF

Axe on December 13, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Democrat intellectual.

tom daschle concerned on December 13, 2012 at 8:46 PM

I LOVE politicians, they are so smart!

ccrosby on December 13, 2012 at 8:46 PM

The only thing that matters is whether or not Rep. Hank Johnson qualifies as authentically black. If so, everything else is irrelevant.

NotCoach on December 13, 2012 at 8:47 PM

Gosh if only a (R) would have said this, it would be running on the news channels on the hour every hour.

watertown on December 13, 2012 at 8:47 PM

I’m not sorry for calling people with abnormally small brains “democrats.”

Capitalist Hog on December 13, 2012 at 8:48 PM

slow news day?

mythicknight on December 13, 2012 at 8:48 PM

The vertically challenged shouldn’t have to put up with this backward nonsense. They should be described as “little people,” the time-honored and affectionate term for Leprechaun for the last few hundred years — which is more dignified. Apparently.

Axe on December 13, 2012 at 8:48 PM

The brain trust of the democrat party.

Night Owl on December 13, 2012 at 8:49 PM

small brain = idget

You read it here first.

Capitalist Hog on December 13, 2012 at 8:49 PM

I’m certain the people in his district are so proud of him.

tom daschle concerned on December 13, 2012 at 8:50 PM

slow news day?

mythicknight on December 13, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Hearing it from a Republican would certainly pick things up a notch or two.

CurtZHP on December 13, 2012 at 8:51 PM

Democrats.

Jaibones on December 13, 2012 at 8:51 PM

Oh no! Did he just say “m*dget?” FOR REELZ?

I can see the Drudge headline now:

M*DGET M*DGET M*DGET M*DGET M*DGET M*DGET M*DGET

steebo77 on December 13, 2012 at 8:52 PM

Are there two more engaging people in Congress than the tipping island guy and the Goebbels from Illinois? Can you imagine the party conversation between these two?

BKeyser on December 13, 2012 at 8:52 PM

Term limits..?

d1carter on December 13, 2012 at 8:52 PM

Midget Car Races hardest hit. They’re now called Dwarf Heats by mental midget Hank Johnson, defender of Guam’s continued flotation.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on December 13, 2012 at 8:53 PM

The man has a future in the Democrat party. Maybe as soon as 2016 as the next great president.

RickinNH on December 13, 2012 at 8:54 PM

This is the end for him. He didn’t run for office this time.

Steven Den Beste on December 13, 2012 at 8:54 PM

He’s probably not even the stupidest democrat in the House. He just gets on TV more than the others.

Night Owl on December 13, 2012 at 8:56 PM

Term limits..?

d1carter on December 13, 2012 at 8:52 PM

Well, as long as no one raises the bar.

BWWAHAHA

Axe on December 13, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Catching up on Red Eye right now.

Any bets that this might make C Block?

ccrosby on December 13, 2012 at 8:59 PM

see what happens when ya mess around with the Lollipop Guild of Michigan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_CAs3q7G48

roflmmfao

donabernathy on December 13, 2012 at 8:59 PM

Please note also that this is stamped as being at 10:33 AM PT. Go to 4:29 and you’ll see that the chamber is completely empty except for the bozo blowing off for the camera, a moderator and a recorder. Not even the rest of the blowhards were willing to sit through that crap.

MikeA on December 13, 2012 at 9:00 PM

This is the end for him. He didn’t run for office this time.

Steven Den Beste on December 13, 2012 at 8:54 PM

Why? He was becoming so famous. Maybe a run for higher office..?

d1carter on December 13, 2012 at 9:00 PM

GA-4th’s best and brightest, eh?

James on December 13, 2012 at 9:01 PM

When I listen to Hank Johnson, I think of the “MM” word. MentalMidget.

predator on December 13, 2012 at 9:02 PM

I hope he’s re-elected forever. Nobody better encapsulates the intellectual foundation of modern liberalism. Long live Hang “Tippin’ Guam” Johnson.

SoRight on December 13, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Dem rep: I’m deeply sorry for calling abnormally small people “midgets”

Any distraction is a good distraction when you are trying to distract people.

Erick Holders Department of Injustice becomes America’s Gestapo.

SWalker on December 13, 2012 at 9:04 PM

This is the end for him. He didn’t run for office this time.

Steven Den Beste on December 13, 2012 at 8:54 PM

He’s probably been tapped for UN ambassador.

M240H on December 13, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Midgets are abnormally short? An abnormally short midget is even shorter than a normal midget.

The normal midgets tower over the abnormally short midgets.

SparkPlug on December 13, 2012 at 9:06 PM

Hank Johnson, mental midget.

Resist We Much on December 13, 2012 at 9:07 PM

And he keeps getting elected..

There are truly pockets of stupid people that vote..

Electrongod on December 13, 2012 at 9:08 PM

That’s offensive! Black people, after all, can change their skin color (case in point: Michael Jackson) but mid… I mean, vertically challenged people will forever be limited to statist roles in hobbit movies.

Archivarix on December 13, 2012 at 9:09 PM

small brain = idget

You read it here first.

Capitalist Hog on December 13, 2012 at 8:49 PM

Ok that right there was funny. Took me a second, too.

Harbingeing on December 13, 2012 at 9:10 PM

The left would rather abort these people. Talking about insensitive! He’s worried about a word, while the Left promotes aborting such people in their ideal world.

milemarker2020 on December 13, 2012 at 9:11 PM

Hank Johnson, mental midget abnormally small person.

Resist We Much on December 13, 2012 at 9:07 PM

Please, be sensitive.

sadarj on December 13, 2012 at 9:11 PM

Oh f–k yeah! I love this guy.

Democrats like this fella are the only reason I can still laugh. Whenever some Left-winger comes concern-trolling about the GOP’s need to purge ourselves of extremist morons like Todd Akin, I chuckle.

SAMinVA on December 13, 2012 at 9:13 PM

I LOVE politicians, they are so smart!

ccrosby on December 13, 2012 at 8:46 PM

Just think: The “enlightened” majority of Americans think people like Hank Johnson are eminently qualified to make decisions for them concerning their healthcare, financial and banking matters, housing, education, etc.

An infantilised populace ceding the authority over their own lives to bloody idiots, blubbering boobs, drunken sots, Botoxed loons, and the most corrupt people they can find.

America has gone from patriots that pledged their lives, fortunes and sacred honour to the Klown-Kar Krack-Up at the Kakistocrat Karnival.

It’s tragic.

Resist We Much on December 13, 2012 at 9:17 PM

Short people are not midgets, and midgets are not dwarfs.

OldEnglish on December 13, 2012 at 9:17 PM

Black voters voted for this dude because he’s black.

SouthernGent on December 13, 2012 at 9:18 PM

He is of abnormal intelligence. Like most politicians.

besser tot als rot on December 13, 2012 at 9:18 PM

That’s offensive! Black people, after all, can change their skin color (case in point: Michael Jackson) but mid… I mean, vertically challenged people will forever be limited to statist roles in hobbit movies.

Archivarix on December 13, 2012 at 9:09 PM

MJ proved that it is possible for a poor, black boy to die as a rich, white woman.

Resist We Much on December 13, 2012 at 9:18 PM

Oh, come on – EVERYONE knows that Johnson has a midget ‘wee people’ fetish – He’s a total loon – and a pervert.

Pork-Chop on December 13, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Black voters voted for this dude because he’s black.

SouthernGent on December 13, 2012 at 9:18 PM

Unlike RG3.

besser tot als rot on December 13, 2012 at 9:19 PM

That’s offensive! Black people, after all, can change their skin color (case in point: Michael Jackson) but mid… I mean, vertically challenged people will forever be limited to statist roles in hobbit movies.

Archivarix on December 13, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Have you seen Gattaca?

besser tot als rot on December 13, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Hank Johnson, mental midget abnormally small person.

Resist We Much on December 13, 2012 at 9:07 PM

Please, be sensitive.

sadarj on December 13, 2012 at 9:11 PM

Really, Resist. Try to elevate the discourse.

BWAHAHA

Axe on December 13, 2012 at 9:23 PM

Black voters voted for this dude because he’s black.

SouthernGent on December 13, 2012 at 9:18 PM

That would suggest that black voters are racist, and Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, men of unimpeachable integrity, have asserted that it is impossible for African-American/Black people to be racist.

SWalker on December 13, 2012 at 9:25 PM

This is the end for him. He didn’t run for office this time.

Steven Den Beste on December 13, 2012 at 8:54 PM

Not to worry Rep. Johnson fans, according to Georgia’s Secretary of State website http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/GA/42277/113204/en/summary.html Rep. Hank Johnson was re-elected to represent Georgia’s 4th Congressional District with 73.57% of the vote on Nov. 6, 2012.

208,861 Voters in the newly drawn 4th District which includes Covington, Decatur, Liburn and portions of Atlanta thought Rep. Johnson was the best person they could find to represent their interests in Congress.

The good people of Covington, Decatur, Liburn and Atlanta have some explaining to do.

Especially since Georgia’s 4th District sent Rep. Cynthia McKinney to Congress in the years before they found Hank.

wren on December 13, 2012 at 9:27 PM

If you want to learn more about “asian people” there’s a website you can go to…

The fact he goes onto websites to learn about dwarfs is the funniest part about this…

Washington Fancy on December 13, 2012 at 9:28 PM

So….important question here: How many midg dwar abnorm shortened people can fit on Guam before it tips over?

Bishop on December 13, 2012 at 9:28 PM

SWalker on December 13, 2012 at 9:25 PM

Heh1 Your post just dripped right off my monitor! :)

OldEnglish on December 13, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Behold, Progs:

Greeks earning $55,000 to face 42% tax rate.

Forward!

Resist We Much on December 13, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Hank Johnson, mental midget.

Resist We Much on December 13, 2012 at 9:07 PM

…I’m “deeply sorry” that you beat me too it!

KOOLAID2 on December 13, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Have you seen Gattaca?

besser tot als rot on December 13, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Yep. A glorious movie. But if there were midgets there, I missed them entirely.

Archivarix on December 13, 2012 at 9:31 PM

“Out of ignorance…”

Pretty much sums it up…

Seven Percent Solution on December 13, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Yep. A glorious movie. But if there were midgets there, I missed them entirely.

Archivarix on December 13, 2012 at 9:31 PM

No midgets, but he did have to have surgery to make him taller.

besser tot als rot on December 13, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Yep. A glorious movie. But if there were midgets there, I missed them entirely.

Archivarix on December 13, 2012 at 9:31 PM

besser was referencing the leg extension home surgery.

I’m waiting for Gattaca II, where Ethan hawke has a heart attack within three days of the launch of his mission and is the cause of the failure of the mission and death of everyone sent along with his lying azz.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on December 13, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Well I like the term n_gger instead of the other term. Starts with a b and end in itch!

astonerii on December 13, 2012 at 9:35 PM

No midgets, but he did have to have surgery to make him taller.

besser tot als rot on December 13, 2012 at 9:35 PM

This kind of surgery is not science-fiction stuff. Basketball players do forced water stretching to increase inter-vertebral spaces, gaining up to 2 inches with no measurable harm. It does make a man taller, but it doesn’t make a full-sized man out of a midget. Not to knock on small people, heaven forbid – Peter Dinklage is magnificent in Game of Thrones.

Archivarix on December 13, 2012 at 9:38 PM

Holy crap. That was painful. He kept going, and going, and going…

What’s wrong with “sorry, lets move on”?

He wasted the time of all those people in the chambers. Both of them.

Guinness on December 13, 2012 at 9:41 PM

Really, Resist. Try to elevate the discourse.

BWAHAHA

Axe on December 13, 2012 at 9:23 PM

Well that went right over his head.

SparkPlug on December 13, 2012 at 9:43 PM

He wasted the time of all those people in the chambers. Both of them.

Guinness on December 13, 2012 at 9:41 PM

You know, now that you mention it, I think that maybe he found his moment of contrition very gratifying. Maybe he relished it. For just a minute, he got to swim in a sea of pure political correctness.

Axe on December 13, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Really, Resist. Try to elevate the discourse.

BWAHAHA

Axe on December 13, 2012 at 9:23 PM

Well that went right over his head.

SparkPlug on December 13, 2012 at 9:43 PM

Hey you, Sparky! I’m going to assume that you forgot my gender again; otherwise, I know that you wouldn’t knowingly act “stupidly” and say that something “went over my head.” ‘Cuz that would really be sexist!

And, no, it didn’t go over my head. I’m a little busy and can’t respond to everything IMMEDIATELY.

Lighten up, already, Sparky!

Resist We Much on December 13, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Surprised this hasn’t surfaced: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NvgLkuEtkA

davidk on December 13, 2012 at 9:46 PM

sorry guys but hank johnston ran and won GA – 4 …. again

Aggie95 on December 13, 2012 at 9:47 PM

Holy crap. That was painful. He kept going, and going, and going…

Guinness on December 13, 2012 at 9:41 PM

Painful is the look on the face of the military guy trying not to burst out laughing when Hank went into the whole thing about too many Marines tipping Guam over.

I couldn’t have done it.

Resist We Much on December 13, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Well that went right over his head.

SparkPlug on December 13, 2012 at 9:43 PM

I love this thread. So much.

Axe on December 13, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Lighten up, already, Sparky!

Resist We Much on December 13, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Try not to have such a short temper, Resist.

OMG — BWAHAHA

Axe on December 13, 2012 at 9:53 PM

Resist We Much on December 13, 2012 at 9:46 PM

No need to get so uppity about it. Or is that too tall of an order for you?

Hehe. Get it? uppity.

SparkPlug on December 13, 2012 at 9:54 PM

Its the height of poor taste to make fun of midgets.

SparkPlug on December 13, 2012 at 9:57 PM

Abnormal??..they were born that way. Does this bigot also think that gays are “abnormal”?
Someone should demonstrate in front of his home and make him answer for his bigotry. He my just hate white people because most midgets are white.*

*I might have made that up*

Mimzey on December 13, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Angry Elf

Axe on December 13, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Its the height of poor taste to make fun of midgets.

SparkPlug on December 13, 2012 at 9:57 PM

It’s pretty low.

Axe on December 13, 2012 at 10:02 PM

His lofty rhetoric fell short of a full apology.

SparkPlug on December 13, 2012 at 10:02 PM

LOL

Axe on December 13, 2012 at 10:03 PM

Axe on December 13, 2012 at 10:02 PM

We will never see eye to eye on this issue.

SparkPlug on December 13, 2012 at 10:03 PM

No need to get so uppity about it. Or is that too tall of an order for you?

Hehe. Get it? uppity.

SparkPlug on December 13, 2012 at 9:54 PM

Yes, I got it, but Axe thinks my temper was showing when I wrote:

“Lighten up, already, Sparky!”

Sparks and light. Get it?

Axe on December 13, 2012 at 9:53 PM

Evidently, it went over Axe’s head.

OMG — BWAHAHA!

Resist We Much on December 13, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Mimzey on December 13, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Hi. That was funny mimzey.

SparkPlug on December 13, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Resist We Much on December 13, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Hehe. Poor Axe, he is not half the man he used to be.

SparkPlug on December 13, 2012 at 10:06 PM

GA-04 is almost entirely in DeKalb County (Metro Atlanta). It should tell you all you need to know about the district when people like McKinney and Johnson keep getting reelected. Remember in 2006 Hank Johnson was the sane alternative to McKinney.

midgeorgian on December 13, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Hehe. Poor Axe, he is not half the man he used to be.

SparkPlug on December 13, 2012 at 10:06 PM

I lifted Resist’s spirits though! Baby steps!

Axe on December 13, 2012 at 10:09 PM

Well, anyway. Things are looking up for little people.

Axe on December 13, 2012 at 10:18 PM

Well, anyway. Things are looking up for the little people.

Axe on December 13, 2012 at 10:18 PM

Stop imitating Maerose!

Resist We Much on December 13, 2012 at 10:21 PM

PLEASE in the name of all that is good and holy………

Please let Hank Johnson become the Leader of the Communist Democrats in the House or even better Chairman of the DNC!!!!

MORE HANK, alllllllllllll the time!

He is the voice of the average Teater voter in America.

PappyD61 on December 13, 2012 at 10:32 PM

As the mother of a little person, your attempts at humor are not particularly funny to me. It’s a matter of respect, really. Below is some education to help you sound a little less ignorant(take special note of #5) :

Nine facts about dwarfism

1.There are more than 300 types of dwarfism.
2.There are an estimated 30,000 people with dwarfism in the United States and 651,700 in the world.
3.People with a form of dwarfism are usually no taller than 4′ 10″.
4.People of short stature can do just about anything an average sized person can – just sometimes in a different way.
5.80 percent of Little People are born to average sized parents.
6.Any average sized parents can have a child with a form of dwarfism.
7.Because dwarfism is primarily a bone growth disorder, most people of short stature deal with some type of health issues. These issues run from mild to severe and at times life threatening.
8.The word “midget” is considered offensive.
9.Such terms as Little Person, LP or person of short stature are all acceptable, but most people would rather be referred to by their name, than a label.

sheesh on December 13, 2012 at 10:37 PM

Stop imitating Maerose!

Resist We Much on December 13, 2012 at 10:21 PM

Your standard is a pretty tall order, but I’ll reach for it.

Axe on December 13, 2012 at 10:42 PM

I love this guy. He’s funnier than any comedian.

SoulGlo on December 13, 2012 at 10:58 PM

“We don’t anticipate that” is still one of the greatest responses to one of the dumbest questions ever asked. Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNZczIgVXjg&feature=player_embedded

Guy Benson on December 13, 2012 at 10:59 PM

Q: How many midgets does it take to flip over an island?

Stu Gotts on December 13, 2012 at 11:16 PM

Abnormally stupid.

Ronnie on December 13, 2012 at 11:32 PM

I had always thought the people of Georgia were smarter than this, but I guess in certain parts it really does not matter who is on the ballot. If he gets any more brain cells, he might tip over and Georgia may be able to prove their intelligence again. I hate to use the n word, but nidget comes to mind when I see him.

j bo on December 13, 2012 at 11:55 PM

Total moron.

justltl on December 14, 2012 at 12:12 AM

Just knew it would be either Reps. Sheila J. Lee or Hank.

Just making up for tipping Guam over.

How do these people ever get re-elected ??? Does’nt say
much for the voters at all.

Texyank on December 14, 2012 at 12:13 AM

Ahhhh \

Texyank on December 14, 2012 at 12:14 AM

Doesn’t

Texyank on December 14, 2012 at 12:15 AM

Second look at Caligula’s horse Incitatus for Hank’s congressional seat.

justltl on December 14, 2012 at 12:20 AM

Who handles this guy and cashes his pay checks????

Wallythedog on December 14, 2012 at 12:23 AM

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