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Who’s the wackiest member of Congress? This guy is making a pretty strong bid

 

The unofficial title of Craziest Member of Congress has always been a subjective consideration, and these days the competition is intense among the likes of Michele Bachmann, Louis Gohmert, Allen West and a few others whose stated opinions often are daffy, to put it politely.

But perhaps the strongest contender for the distinction is Republican Rep. Paul Broun (above) of Georgia.

We’ve mentioned Broun here on several previous occasions, such as when he warned that Democrats were planning to declare martial law and when he declared lingering resentment of what he called the “Great War of Yankee Aggression” against the Confederate South.

And now Broun is telling certain religionists in his district that evolution, embryology and the Big Bang theory are “lies straight from the pit of hell” meant to convince people that they do not need a savior.

The story is HERE.

Meanwhile, two questions arise: How did Broun ever become a physician? And why did his party leaders give him a seat on the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology?

Then there’s this: The homophobic Broun is a staunch advocate of so-called traditional marriage — and he’s been married four times, which is more than even his fellow Georgian Newt Gingrich.

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  1. kevinb1986

    I’m hopeful we will hear that EVERYTHING about this guy is being taken out of context – but I’m not counting on it. This guy isn’t any kind of conservative that I know – he’s just a whackadoo. And an embarrassment to people of science everywhere. Even if he was just spewing for the sake of his audience, he should move to a remote forest and hide. And lest anyone try to paint all conservatives with this toxic brush, we would then also have to believe that all Liberal Presidents are partying with interns in the Oval office.

  2. dogrescuer

    Sure, Kevin, us Democrats have had our partying presidents! Look at FDR and JFK, for example. That’s what helps keep them vital and vigorous, compared to the dour, righteous, pseudo-religious right-wingers!

  3. Vital and vigorous? They were probably 2 of the most physically ill Presidents to serve in office.

    FDR either had polio/post-polio syndrome or another entity called Guillain-Barre syndrome, but he was paralyzed. He also had numerous other rumored and actual illnesses and probably died of a hypertensive intracranial hemorrhage.

    JFK not only had the relatively rare Addison’s disease but was probably addicted to pain killers as well.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2002/11/17/us/in-jfk-file-hidden-illness-pain-and-pills.html?pagewanted=all&src=pm

    As president, he was famous for having a bad back, and since his death, biographers have pieced together details of other illnesses, including persistent digestive problems and Addison’s disease, a life-threatening lack of adrenal function.

    But newly disclosed medical files covering the last eight years of Kennedy’s life, including X-rays and prescription records, show that he took painkillers, antianxiety agents, stimulants and sleeping pills, as well as hormones to keep him alive, with extra doses in times of stress.

    At times the president took as many as eight medications a day, says the historian, Robert Dallek. A committee of three longtime Kennedy family associates, who for decades refused all requests to look at the records, granted Mr. Dallek’s, in part because of his ”tremendous reputation,” said one of them, Theodore C. Sorensen, who was the president’s special counsel.

  4. Doc, you don’t know what you are talking about. If dogrescuer “feels” that they were vital and vigorous then they were, end of story.

  5. Truth that trumps feeling is a liberal’s worst nightmare.

  6. Joseph L Cooke

    The nutcase award to Kuchinch from OH.

  7. dogrescuer

    Jeez, doc, lighten up! FDR and JFK were both getting it “on the side”, no matter what physical limitations they may have suffered. I should do so well!

  8. Why does the GOP attract so many anti-reality folks? All groups have a few wackadoodles but my gosh this party just keeps delivering one after the other.

  9. Charlie Fuqua must have been bullied by rebellious children. Can you imagine growing up with that last name.

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