The U.S. Congress — The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Dear friends and readers; We, The People have actually elected a few men of principle into the ranks of Congress but we have also, sadly, elected a few blithering MORONS that have NO business holding the position of Dog Catcher, much less that of a U.S. Congressman.
Some of the following voted for gentlemen that we truly nominated by their Fellows to run for the position of House Speaker, one Representative voted *present*, shades of Barack Hussein Obama maybe, and some, in what I consider to be the most incredible display of stupidity to date, voted for individuals that either weren’t nominated or were not even members of the U.S. Congress.
Here’s the full list, you can see who did what and make your own determination as to the sanity of the listed Congressmen.
1. Rep. Justin Amash (Mich.) — Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio)
2. Rep. Brian Babin (Tex.) — “present”
3. Rep. Rod Blum (Iowa) — Rep. Dan Webster (R-Fla.)
4. Rep. Dave Brat (Va.) — Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.)
5. Rep. Jim Bridenstine (Okla.) — Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Tex.)
6. Rep. Curt Clawson (Fla.) — Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) – Not a Congressman
7. Rep. Scott DesJarlais (Tenn.) — Jordan
8. Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) — Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) Not nominated
9. Rep. Scott Garrett (N.J.) — Webster
10. Rep. Chris Gibson (N.Y.) — Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.)
11. Rep. Paul Gosar (Ariz.) — Webster
12. Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX) — Gohmert
13. Rep. Tim Huelskamp (Kan.) — Webster
14. Rep. Walter Jones (N.C.) — Webster
15. Rep. Steve King — Webster
16. Rep. Tom Massie (Ky.) — Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.)
17. Rep. Mark Meadows (N.C.) — Webster
18. Rep. Rich Nugent (Fla.) — Webster
19. Rep. Gary Palmer (Ala.) — Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) Not a Congressman
20. Rep. Bill Posey (Fla.) — Webster
21. Rep. Scott Rigell (Va.) — Webster
22. Rep. Marlin Stutzman (Ind.) — Webster
23. Rep. Randy Weber (Tex.) — Gohmert
24. Webster — Webster
25. Rep. Ted Yoho – Yoho
One of the Democratic Congressmen voting for Speaker voted for Colin Powell so we have to presume that he’s a few bricks shy of a load as well, but that’s to be expected, he is, after all, a Democrat.
Republican Congressman Trey Gowdy didn’t vote, he wasn’t even there in DC FOR the vote. It seems weather kept him from making it to Washington on time.
Rep. Trey Gowdy missed his flight to Washington Tuesday morning, but said he would have voted to re-elect John Boehner as speaker, despite an effort underway by some conservative members to oust him.
“A canceled flight, due to weather, from South Carolina to Washington this morning regrettably prevented me from being in Washington for today’s speaker vote,” Gowdy said in a statement. ”Had our flight not been canceled, I would have voted for our conference nominee, John Boehner.” SOURCE
I would certainly think that if all the other members of Congress could get there then a fire eating warrior like Trey Gowdy could have too.
An incredible number of people have sent me email telling me that if our Congressman in TX-32, Pete Sessions voted for John Boehner that they were going to assume that all the stories floating around about Sessions being a RINO were true. They also told me that if Pete Sessions voted for Boehner that they were through with him, Sessions, and would NOT support his re-election in 2016.
I sent Pete Sessions 2 messages on the morning of Jan. 6th encouraging him to vote for Rep. Louie Gohmert to become the House Speaker. Sessions didn’t support Gohmert and proceeded to vote for his buddy, John Boehner, and after the vote he sent me the following via email.
From: Pete Sessions
Subject: Re: House Speaker Vote
Date: 01/06/2015 02:54 PM
To: Fred Witzell <email@example.com>
Only 3 votes for Mr. Gohmert…including his own vote …Fred today was about Republican vs. Democrat
If Rep. Sessions truly believes that it was about GOP vs. Dems then so be it, maybe that is exactly what he had in his heart, but personally I am of the belief that it was a lot more about Mainstream GOP supporting Mainstream GOP and denying a Congressman that is supported by the TEA Party an opportunity to excel in a key leadership position.
I say this and I do NOT bite my words in doing so; we now have the weakest, most gutless and spineless Speaker of the House in U.S. history.
The approval numbers of Congress were dismal in the last session; it now appears, at least to me, that those numbers will continue to be just as dismal through the current session with John Boehner remaining Speaker.