The tragic shootings in Tucson prompted calls for civility from politicians on both sides of the aisle, including Sen. Mark Udall’s (D-CO) proposal for Democrats and Republicans to sit together at the State of the Union. But yesterday on Scott Hennen’s radio show, Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) — who is best known for his frequent bouts of incivility — vehemently rejected the idea of mixed seating at the presidential address. Responding to a caller who described Udall’s suggestion as a “slap in the face” to conservative voters, Broun [said:]

Our leadership said you do whatever you want to do. If you wanna sit with the Democrats, you can. If you wanna sit with Republicans, that you can. We’re going to have a conference next week and I’m gonna bring that up there. I already believe very firmly that it is a trap and a ruse that Democrats are proposing. They don’t want civility. They want silence from the Republicans. And the sitting together being kissy-kissy is just another way to try to silence Republicans, and also to show — to keep the American people from seeing how few of them there are in the U.S. House now. Then when people stand up to — what the Democrats are going to be doing when Barack Obama spews out all his venom, then, um, if they’re scattered throughout all the Republicans, then it won’t be as noticeable as if we’re sitting apart. So it is a ruse and I’m not in favor of it and I’m talking about it and I hope other members of the Republican conference in the House will not take the bait.

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Wanna hear more about what Paul Broun has to say? Here are a few choice things this paranoid asswipe has said over the last few years:
November, 2008 (commenting on his fear that President Obama is going to establish a Gestapo-like security force):

It may sound a bit crazy and off base, but the thing is, he’s the one who proposed this national security force. I’m just trying to bring attention to the fact that we may — may not, I hope not — but we may have a problem with that type of philosophy of radical socialism or Marxism. That’s exactly what Hitler did in Nazi Germany and it’s exactly what the Soviet Union did. When he’s proposing to have a national security force that’s answering to him, that is as strong as the U.S. military, he’s showing me signs of being Marxist.

October, 2009:

When I was sworn into the Marine Corps, I was sworn to uphold the Constitution against every enemy, foreign and domestic. We’ve got a lot of domestic enemies of the Constitution and one of those sits in the speaker’s chair of the United States Congress, Nancy Pelosi.

March, 2010:

If ObamaCare passes, that free insurance card that’s in people’s pockets is gonna be as worthless as a Confederate dollar after the War Between The States — the Great War of Yankee Aggression.

July, 2010 (commenting on clean air legislation):

A lot of old people in Georgia and Florida and all out throughout the southeast and the southwest are dependent on air conditioning just to live. And if their electricity bills go sky high, as the energy tax is gonna make it happen, if that ever passes there are a lot of people that can’t afford to run their air conditioning any more and a lot of people are gonna have a hard time with hyperthermia is what I call it — what we call it in medicine as a medical doctor — which means that their body temperature’s gonna go up, they’re gonna have dehydration, and people are gonna have a lot of problems. And it’s gonna have a greater impact on our health care system and people are gonna die because of that. But it’s gonna kill jobs too.

By the way, this guy is a medical doctor. Perhaps he can get himself committed.


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30 responses to “Lousetrap

  1. jean-philippe

    Did he get his medical degree from the Frosted Flakes university???

  2. Friend of the court

    “spews out all his venom”? nice. i wouldn’t sit by this guy, i bet he has cooties. he wants to be with his own kind, in his comfort zone with the real americans.

    • i think this is a preemptive strike (we know rethugs love those!). he realizes that nobody wants to sit next to him. probably a holdover from when he was a kid and he was always the last one left when the other kids were picking teams.

  3. Why go douche? He could have quietly refrained and at least let some of his colleagues give the impression there are humans in Congress.

    • but that wouldn’t have gotten him any attention. it makes you wonder if there’s something in the water where asswipes like him can get elected. what would make anyone want to vote for him? he’s clearly paranoid and a conspiracy nut. what explains pockets of insanity where people think that this counts as statemanship and intelligence? go figure.

      p.s. did you see the comment i left you in the last post? it will make you very, very happy. 🙂

  4. This guy has the Green Lantern beat in projection.

  5. And now~ for our juvenile & petty award of the week~ give it up for
    Pauuuuul Broooowwwwwwwn!

    He favors segregated seating so the party of NO can be one with their no-ness.

    Stay tuned for the SOTU, where we will find out the answers to these & more questions:

    • Will Boo Hoo Boehner burst into a crying jag & flood the place out?

    • Will they drag Paul Brown, kicking & screaming to the other side of the aisle? Make non-segregated seating mandatory?

    • Will Obama kiss the asses of the corporate world giving them more tax breaks in the name of “jobs”.

    • Will he announce cutting back Soc Security money, for the greater good?

    • Can we finally stop having SOTU addresses where the majority of the topic is 9-11, Iraq & the new war, Afghanistan.
    How many times will the word terrorism or terrorists be used?

    By the way, one of my favorite SOTU moments was when Bush said “parts of the patriot act are about to expire” & a lone democrat applauded.

    That & when one dem was *sound asleep* during a Bush address.
    Maybe even snoring!

    • at least sam alito won’t be there.

      actually, in my humble opinion, i don’t think that there should be any applause during the sotu (let alone, booing and yelling out). i think it takes away from the dignity of the event, and it’s rather silly, because we know who is going to be standing and cheering. it’s almost like putting applause signs in front of tv audiences. all the applause breaks make the speeches even longer, and most people’s attention spans (mine included) are not tha–oooh!!! something shiny!! where was i? oh, yeah, like i said, just my humble opinion.

      • jeb

        I agree completely Nonnie (surprise). I can’t even stand to watch it anymore because I get so annoyed by the applause crap. Almost annoying as this asswipe from Georgia who has the audacity to whine about energy taxes but never says anything about corporations who cause the death of people due to their unregulated profiteering.

        • not just the applause. what about when the president walks in, and the congresscritters act like teenage girls at a justin bieber concert trying to score an autograph? i halfway expect presidents in the future to fly into the chamber wearing an outfit gorgeous george or dusty rhodes would consider gaudy. cheering and yelling is fine at campaign stops and townhall type settings, but the sotu should be dignified.

      • Yep! It is like trained seals clapping & goes on for waaay too long. It would probably be about 15 minutes long, minus the applause.
        The knowing looks and the gawdawful predictability.
        New players this time…. no more blinking Pelosi (was that morse code?)
        but Biden has to sit next to Boehner.
        Maybe they need to enact a detention for congress members who misbehave? How about a hefty fine? I bet no one else would be yelling “you lie” to the president if it was going to be a $25,000 fine!

        I swear some in congress act like high school kids in a school auditorium.
        What next, pea shooters? Spitballs?

        • what would really help is if the cameras were directed only at the president. if they didn’t pan the audience, the histrionics would stop. i think the media is just trying to play gotcha and catch someone sleeping or yawning or picking his nose. they can do that with still pictures and keep the focus on the speech instead of the reactions.

  6. Why don’t they just cut the crap and show up wearing party uniforms. The red armband should have the traditional white circle but which symbol? A green $ sign? Maybe the footprint of a elephant? I’m pretty sure this Brown asswipe is the guy I saw on an interview last year calmly discussing throwing kittens into a leaf shreder. What’s wrong with that? If you got a kid you don’t like, just throw them in there too.

  7. jean-philippe

    Dear Nonnie, I would be ready to drink a whole crate of F UP if you were willing to put Reince Priebus and Michelle Bachmann into that picture.

    2011 might be about watching these two losers sinking the GOP.

    But if you don’t, well… don’t worry, my heart will go on…

    Sorry about Celine, that was below the belt… 😉

  8. Snoring Dog Studio

    Oh, for heaven’s sake. What a brain-dead ninny. They didn’t say, “Sit next to a Republican with your hand over his mouth.” AAAARRRRRRRRGGGH. Why are these people breathing the same air as the rest of us? He’s afraid of what? Civility, exchange of ideas, open-minded dialogue, COOTIES? For crying out loud, then put up a 7-foot wall between them. Or just wrap Broun in tinfoil and let him sit in a vacuum-sealed carton.