Let me make myself perfectly clear, you want a personal fight, I am happy to oblige. You are the most vile, unprofessional ,and despicable member of the US House of Representatives. If you have something to say to me, stop being a coward and say it to my face, otherwise, shut the heck up…You have proven repeatedly that you are not a Lady, therefore, shall not be afforded due respect from me!
Steadfast and Loyal
Congressman Allen B West (R-FL)
— Today, Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz criticized House Republicans, including neighboring Florida Rep. Allen West, for their nihilistic attitude toward the debt ceiling. We’re not saying West has anger issues. We’re just saying he immediately sat down and wrote this email. (Via Ben Smith.)
Mr. President, what if that potted plant right in front of us is so outside our comprehension, that only if you understand Kenyan, anti-colonial behavior, can you begin to piece together its true motives?
Newt Gingrich probably didn’t say that—so far as we know. But he has said a lot of crazy things in his time. Like the time he said that he was the only thing standing between us and Auschwitz. Or the time he compared a disputed House election to the Holocaust. Actually, he’s compared a lot of things to the Holocaust. For the full rundown, check out the Newt Testament, our complete guide to 33 years of bomb-throwing.
"This is State Represenative Bobby Franklin. Thank you for calling to give me encouragement about my sponsorship of House Bill 1, recognizing that pre-natal murder is murder. I’m not able to take that encouragement right now, so at the tone please leave your name, number, and a message."
Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-Md.) is a child of the Great Depression, Nancy Pelosi’s date to this year’s State of the Union, and a member of the House Tea Party Caucus. Oh, and a survivalist. That explains why he stars in a new documentary that urges Americans to flee major cities and move back to the land, in preparation for a Biblical “storm.” Isn’t 2011 awesome?
"So far I really don’t know what I’m doing. The few votes I’ve made so far I really didn’t know what I was voting for or against. Just looked at the people around me and went along with them."
Newly elected New Hampshire Rep. Martin Hardy, 92, who resigned today after it was revealed that the GOP legislator also told a constituent that “he thought the best treatment for mental illness would be a one-way trip to Siberia” and eugenics could control population growth and mental defects.
We’re sure he was a nice man otherwise. But we probably couldn’t have ever voted for a guy named “Marty Hardy.”