Skip to comments.Rep. Peterson in hot water over 9/11 crack (D_MN)
Posted on 07/28/2009 9:35:58 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson scrambled Monday to defuse a comment that, on its face, insulted a quarter of his constituents in the Seventh Congressional District.
Peterson had been quoted in an online story about conspiracy theorists, saying "25 percent of my people believe the Pentagon and Rumsfeld were responsible for taking the twin towers down. That's why I don't do town meetings."
Within a few hours, the state's Republican Party pounced on the 10-term Democrat, calling Peterson's statement "outrageous and offensive."
In a press release, GOP Chairman Tony Sutton was quoted as saying, "Peterson revealed just how out of touch and disconnected he has become in Washington. Given his liberal voting record, the real reason Peterson doesn't hold town hall meetings is because he is afraid to face the residents of his district."
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25% of your constituents are far left loons, congressman? Why am I not surprised?
And because he’s afraid of them going total bonkers......he refuses to have town meetings.
25% of his constituents comprise 50% of his voters.
Sure helps explain the Clown’s presence in the US Senate...
Ok. But how much capital can the Republicans get from this since , in fact, 25% of his voters are 1) 9/11 conspiracy nuts and 2) Stupid enough to vote for him in the first place?
“his people” = dimocraps aka DFL
aka Dumb F**** Libtards.
Peggy Noonan made a remark once, to the effect that the Republican base can difficult and inflexible at times, but that Democrats know that at least half their base is stark, raving mad.
May 4, 2007
Democrats in America are evenly divided on the question of whether George W. Bush knew about the 9/11 terrorist attacks in advance. Thirty-five percent (35%) of Democrats believe he did know, 39% say he did not know, and 26% are not sure.
Republicans reject that view and, by a 7-to-1 margin, say the President did not know in advance about the attacks. Among those not affiliated with either major party, 18% believe the President knew and 57% take the opposite view.
If anything, the state GOP should have sided with him on this one to help portray the Demo base as being far left loons. Sounds like Peterson was getting in a shot at the 9/11 conspiracy nuts so he is basically being critical of the people who elected him.
Hey Peterson , quick. Invite them all over for a beer. All will be fine then....
Crack is whack!