Skip to comments.Five most memorable (read, stupid) Democratic House quotes of 2010
Posted on 01/01/2011 10:32:14 AM PST by FredJake
New Year's Eve is a day to reflect on events of the last year.
In the world of politics, 2010 was a very eventful year, with all the bills being crammed through Congress and a historic election that gave Republicans control of the House of Representatives.
It was also a great year for political quotes. Depending on your point of view, those quotes were either brilliant or downright stupid.
Presented here for your consideration, are just a few of the more memorable (read, stupid) quotes made by Democratic members of the House of Representatives during 2010.
Representative Phil Hare (D-IL)
Shortly after the passage of the Health Care bill, Democrats were confronted nationwide by angry constituents demanding to know the Constitutional basis for the bill. When asked about this, the Congressman replied, "I don't worry about the Constitution on this to be honest...I care more about the people that are dying everyday that don't have health care."
A full video of the exchange can be seen on YouTube here.
St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner Kurt Hofmann wrote that Hare doesn't think too much of the Constitution where gun rights are concerned, either.
Hare was defeated by Republican Bobby Schilling in the November midterm election.
Representative John Yarmouth (D-KY)
During an August interview in Louisville, Kentucky, Yarmouth was asked about the limit on federal mandates in the Commerce Clause. He told Mandy Connell:
It really doesnt prohibit the government from doing virtually anything the federal government. So I dont know the answer to your question, because I am not sure there is anything under current interpretation of the commerce clause that the government couldnt do.
The full audio exchange can be heard here.
The New York Times reported Yarmouth was re-elected in November.
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"I don't worry about the Constitution on this to be honest...I care more about the people that are dying everyday that don't have health care."
Let us not forget the Flag the Astronauts left on Mars...........
The unspoken implication of all these comments is - Freedom Sucks.
And the island in danger of capsizing.
Oops........maybe that wasn’t this year.
But it’s still hysterically stupid.
>From Pelosi saying the health care bill needed to be passed so we could see what was in it to Hank Johnson saying Guam would tip over and capsize.
The difference is that Hank Johnson ACTUALLY believed it, based on the Youtube video and that the Admiral resisted from laughing at his face. Pelosi is a lying POS while Johnson’s was just sheer ignorance and stupidity. The hallmark of an imbecile liberal.
The hill reported this on March 31, 2010.
I think it’ll go on record as the stupidest thing ever said by a congressman.
Hard to believe Shelia Jackson Lee didn’t make the list.
I thought Hank Johnson represented GA?
If this was Texas, which is a state that is directly on the border with Mexico, and they were calling for a measure like this saying that they had a major issue with undocumented people flooding the borders, I would have to look twice at this. But this is a state that is a ways removed from the border.
That wasn’t in 2010 but memorable. Shelia Jackson Lee probably could put out a book full of her dumb quotes.
That's not a stupid statement. Under the current expansive interpretation, he's pretty much correct. This is the source of so much of our federal woes.
Pelosi is an abysmally stupid woman.
Ah, how was she wrong?
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