by the Left Coast Rebel
Call it a new low, a new 'tipping point' - even in the halls of Congress, if you will. Representative Hank Johnson, (D-GA) thinks (literally) that the overpopulation of the tiny island of Guam, may lead to the island tipping over and/or capsizing. I don't know about you but I wasn't aware of the physics involved with an island tipping over but considering just who roams the halls of Congress at this point, anything is possible, (1:22 on the needle):
Not to pick on the poor guy but he is more than deserving of ample scorn. Via Blogprof: Video: Rep. Handk Johnson (D-GA): People Will Don 'White Hoods' if Joe Wilson not Rebuked.
Just what accounts for this man's mental fortitude? Via. Wikipedia, I see that he was an attorney before becoming a Congressman and that he is a Bhuddist. I also see that he has suffered from Hepatitis C for decades. So, yes, I can see the leftist meme right now:
Right wing Ridicules Bhuddist, African American Rep. Suffering From Hepatitis C.
UPDATED: Holy mackerel!, CBS News links LCR. Thanks, (I think). Hank Johnson may be sick and may think Guam is close to tipping over but the real source of scorn from anyone that loves America and liberty should be his inclusion in the socialist, 'Progressive Caucus' in the House. Via MonroeRising:
Unquestionably, the once venerable Democratic Party, of which I was once a proud member, has demonstrably moved very far left. For all practical purposes, its mainstream is now dominated by those whom the Dems themselves had once derisively labeled as “fringe” and “extreme”. The (progressive) caucus is comprised of well-positioned power brokers in DC whose essentially uncontested rule continues to influence the course of our republic. In shameless pursuit of socialist/collectivist goals, their legislative agenda is relentlessly aimed at effectively transforming the meaning and relevance of the Constitution itself. In short, folks, the Progressive Caucus is a clear and present danger to all Americans of every political stripe.Screenshot of the Progressive Caucus list:
And for those that are not familiar with the Progressive Caucus, Discover the Networks has this:
The Progressive Caucus is an organization of Members of Congress founded in 1991 by newly-elected House Representative Bernie Sanders (Independent-Vermont), who is a self-described socialist.
......69 members of the House of Representatives, all of them leftist Democrats and almost all in districts heavily gerrymandered to guarantee the re-election of any Democratic Party incumbent, no matter how extreme.
On November 11, 1999, the Progressive Caucus drafted its Position Paper on economic inequality. It reads, in part, as follows: "Economic inequality is the result of two and a half decades of government policies and rules governing the economy being tilted in favor of large asset owners at the expense of wage earners.
Until 1999 the Progressive Caucus worked in open partnership with Democratic Socialists of America. After the press reported on this link, the connections suddenly vanished from both organizations' websites.