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Dem (Congressman) Scolds Bishop (at House Oversight hearin)
Creative Minority Report ^ | February 17, 2012 | Matthew Archbold

Posted on 02/17/2012 4:49:37 PM PST by NYer

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee member Rep. Gerald Connolly, D-Va., gestures during the committee's hearing: "Lines Crossed: Separation of Church and State. Has the Obama Administration Trampled on Freedom of Religion & Freedom of Conscience," Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

I've got to admit to you I never even heard of Rep. Gerry Connolly until just now. But he's got to be one of the leading jerks in Congress right now.

He scolds the panel arguing in favor of conscience rights that included Bishop William Lori of Bridgeport, and leaders of other faiths for blowing this whole HHS mandate thing completely out of proportion. This asshat even shakes his finger at them and says they're taking part in a "Stalinist" hearing and tells them they should be ashamed of themselves.

You've got to watch this clown (barfbag not included):


TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Moral Issues; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: geraldconnolly; virginia

1 posted on 02/17/2012 4:49:42 PM PST by NYer
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To: netmilsmom; thefrankbaum; Tax-chick; GregB; saradippity; Berlin_Freeper; Litany; SumProVita; ...

Yet one more sign of things to come.

2 posted on 02/17/2012 4:50:51 PM PST by NYer ("Be kind to every person you meet. For every person is fighting a great battle." St. Ephraim)
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To: NYer



Probably Irish Catholic.

They will serve him communion this Sunday so he can look good in front of his CINO constituency.

When is the Catholic church going to excommunicate these vermin?

3 posted on 02/17/2012 4:52:35 PM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Westbrook

And he ran against a super guy, Conservative, and Catholic, too (brother’s a priest). Connolly’s pure slime in the tradition of nearby Cgm. Moran.

4 posted on 02/17/2012 4:57:10 PM PST by Mach9
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To: NYer

Connolly’s in the 11th Congressional District, just another part of the People’s Republic of Northern Virginia. His district is adjacent to another DemocRAT: my Congressman, Jim Moran. :-(

5 posted on 02/17/2012 4:57:10 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Mitt Romney is SEVERELY conservative - so severe, it hurts him to be conservative!)
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To: NYer
Asshat, excellent description.
I hope the bishop and other bishops ignore the asshat.
6 posted on 02/17/2012 5:05:47 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: NYer
Asshat, excellent description.
I hope the bishop and other bishops ignore the asshat.
7 posted on 02/17/2012 5:06:02 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: cloudmountain

I’d add the adjective Moonbat...Moonbat Asshat.

8 posted on 02/17/2012 5:08:22 PM PST by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: hal ogen
I’d add the adjective Moonbat...Moonbat Asshat

Heehee. Good'un.

9 posted on 02/17/2012 5:09:55 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: NYer

Yeah...he is most DEFINITELY a leading jerk. Does he help raise funding for terrorists??

I recognized his name—here’s why:

Why Won’t Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) Come Clean about the Dar Al-Hijrah Fundraiser?

snip—”Last week we reported that seven Virginia elected officials were invited to the Saturday April 3 Annual Fundraising dinner at the terrorist-linked Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center.”

10 posted on 02/17/2012 5:19:10 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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11 posted on 02/17/2012 6:06:24 PM PST by narses
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To: NYer

He seems to have an extremely liberal voting record—abortion, gay rights, spending, gun control, the rest of it.

But he also seems to win his seat regularly with 55 or 60% of the vote. Must be a very liberal district, I guess.

12 posted on 02/17/2012 7:25:02 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: NYer
Religion wins on this one. Sorry, fella.

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13 posted on 02/17/2012 7:51:17 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: NYer

Connolly is a complete jerk. He was a jerk when he was in the government of Fairfax county and is still a jerk. He’s like a mini-Jim Moran.

I was praying in 2008 that he would be a one-term wonder and Keith Fimian would beat him. Connolly won by a small margin. I’m sure his district was one in which the Dems pulled out all the stops to save. Hopefully he can be swept away in 2012 but Arlington and Fairfax are big seats to hold on to for the Dems and they will fight to the death to keep them.

14 posted on 02/17/2012 10:13:48 PM PST by Crolis ("To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it." -GKC)
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To: Mach9

Isn’t Connolly, also like Moran, from Boston? I’d never heard of him, then he was the Providence Supervisor, then Chmn of the Board of Supv, then Congressman. He never held any office for very long before looking for a promotion. Before going on the Board of Supervisors, I don’t remember any record of his civic involvement. Just another ambitious lawyer/pol.

I lived in the 11th (even before it was the 11th) for 23 years and watched it go from nicely red to pitifully blue. Alas, we’re now in the 8th which is just hopeless.

15 posted on 02/17/2012 10:26:24 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: NYer

What do you expect from a man who bows down to the zipper of another man and not to the altar of God.

16 posted on 02/17/2012 10:51:38 PM PST by KingNo155
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If you mean originally from Boston, I don’t know, but it’s a good bet. Heck, most of the Irish in politics have roots in Boston, New York, or Chicago. We used to be in the 10th (Wolf-red), definitely unaccustomed to challenges from the left. But the government-spread has reached us, might as well be Alexandria. It looks like Fimian may run against Connolly again. Perhaps this time, the GOP’ll take it seriously.

17 posted on 02/18/2012 6:00:53 AM PST by Mach9
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To: NYer
What Does Democrat Rep Gerry Connolly Really Know

From his very first day in office he made a moral decision to vote against the will of the majority of the people that he was elected to represent. This is nothing new for Mr Connolly. During his tenure as the Fairfax County Supervisor, against the will of the people of Fairfax County, he passed legislation that turned Fairfax County into a sanctuary for illegal immigrants.

The price of Mr. Connolly’s illegal immigrant friendly governance should not only be measured in the tax dollars spent on illegal immigrant welfare, nor simply the costs incurred by Lowes, Home Depot and others, who were forced to provide climate controlled illegal immigrant day labor recreational gathering facilities, complete with entertainment systems, bathrooms and catering, but also should include the costs of dealing with the resulting 22% increase in crime he created by turning Fairfax County into a sanctuary for illegal behavior (during the same time Prince William County passed strict immigration rules that resulted in a 21% decrease in crime).

18 posted on 02/18/2012 6:38:35 AM PST by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: Westbrook

Maybe next time we could arm the bishops with a quiver of arrows and a compound bow before heading into these inspipid hearings.

19 posted on 02/18/2012 9:22:01 AM PST by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: NYer

Purple skin OVER the eyelids, purple complexion: This heretic is due for an infarction like yesterday. He’s going to get the directions God gave Justice Brennan.

20 posted on 02/18/2012 9:34:39 PM PST by namvolunteer (Trying to adhere to liberal rules of engagement when they have no rules is suicide. - Maelstrom)
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