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Louisiana lawmaker sheds tears during oil spill hearing (Fake tears and all, the show must go on)
the hill ^ | 5/28/2010 | Jordan Fabian

Posted on 05/28/2010 4:00:38 AM PDT by tobyhill

Rep. Charlie Melancon (D-La.) became emotional during a hearing Thursday on the BP oil spill, forcing him to cut off remarks before the panel.

The congressman shed a tear, became choked up and eventually stopped his remarks. He left the committee room after he could not continue. Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.) comforted Melancon before he departed the room.

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1 posted on 05/28/2010 4:00:39 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

The man has emotional problems that are quite secretive. Normal people don’t well up with tears in such a way. His mother forgot to tell him to not embarrass himself by being a dolt.


2 posted on 05/28/2010 4:03:28 AM PDT by healy61
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To: tobyhill

teared up thinking of all that money he’s gonna be able to skim off the cleanup projects


3 posted on 05/28/2010 4:03:40 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: tobyhill

I don’t think the guy was faking at all. He might be a ‘Rat by label, but it doesn’t mean that he doesn’t feel for what his fellow citizens are going through right now.

Melancon is no Slick Willie, IMHO.


4 posted on 05/28/2010 4:06:17 AM PDT by mkjessup (0bama squats to pee.)
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To: tobyhill

Why so Melancony, Chuck???


5 posted on 05/28/2010 4:06:35 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Obie Wan Nairobi from the 1/2 dark side. The farce with this one strong, it is...)
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To: mkjessup

The Rats already used their Drama Queen Card.


6 posted on 05/28/2010 4:10:25 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill
Girlie-Man!!
7 posted on 05/28/2010 4:10:29 AM PDT by Old Badger (boy do opportunities abound everywhere for Real Conservatives!)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
This happened on the Rats watch and it was the Rats that gave BP the regulatory exemptions so tearing up now is not going to exonerate where the blame lies.
8 posted on 05/28/2010 4:14:06 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Tell him “come on...man up...all of your little touchy-feely tears ain’t gonna do nothin. Get up off your ass and do something!”


9 posted on 05/28/2010 4:15:03 AM PDT by DH (The government writes no bill that does not line the pockets of special interests.)
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To: DH
The end of the article tells all one needs to know about why the fake tears.
10 posted on 05/28/2010 4:16:38 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

C’mon, we all know who’s fault it really is.


11 posted on 05/28/2010 4:17:15 AM PDT by donhunt (I used to have a US senator who lived in a compound. He's dead now.)
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To: tobyhill

Either he’s a leftist which is synonymous with “mental case”, he is just playing to the left base which is comprised of mental cases or both.


12 posted on 05/28/2010 4:17:16 AM PDT by riri
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To: donhunt

I forgot, it’s Bush’s fault.


13 posted on 05/28/2010 4:21:53 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: mkjessup

im in agreement with you - I can not imagine what feelings I would have if my State was fouled and polluted, resources ruined, economies destroyed.

Culture transcends party lines - you hate to see it lost

That said - I can only imagine how conflicted he must be in watching his leaders slow response as O plays the crisis politically


14 posted on 05/28/2010 4:23:16 AM PDT by Revelation 911 (How many 100's of 1000's of our servicemen died so we would never bow to a king?" -freeper pnh102)
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To: Revelation 911

Many more democrats will be in tears before the travesty of the O administration is ended.


15 posted on 05/28/2010 4:30:21 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (He is the son of soulless slavers, not the son of soulful slaves.)
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To: Revelation 911
It's all political. This Rat Clown could care less about Louisiana or it's citizens because all he cares about is staying in power.
If the Rats are truly offended at this administration's response then first they'll stop blaming Bush and then they'll start talking about impeaching the Idiot-In-Chief.
16 posted on 05/28/2010 4:31:44 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: mkjessup

He’s a dem and therefore doesn’t have a caring bone in his body. He’d better save up his tears for November.


17 posted on 05/28/2010 4:46:45 AM PDT by albie
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To: mkjessup
I don’t think the guy was faking at all.

Neither do I. He's a native Louisianan and his district runs along the waterfront from about mid-state to Mississippi, the very area facing economic collapse from this mess.

18 posted on 05/28/2010 4:47:24 AM PDT by dorothy
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To: tobyhill

It is all about power,posturing and freeloading disaster aid by demrats.Katrina and BP showed us no leadership in elected officials.Effective leadership came from the military in both cases.Bobby Jindal is an exception but zero swats him down like a fly.I would have said screw you feds this is my state and I work for my people who are suffering.


19 posted on 05/28/2010 4:48:34 AM PDT by shanover (These are the times that try men's souls....tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered-T. Paine)
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To: Amos the Prophet

Easy for him to cry,his bladder is near his eyes!


20 posted on 05/28/2010 4:49:06 AM PDT by Maumee (wtw)
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To: dorothy

He’s only playing the Drama Queen Card now because the Blame Bush Card has been used up.


21 posted on 05/28/2010 4:55:12 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: All

THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A MODERATE DEMOCRAT!


22 posted on 05/28/2010 4:56:25 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill
The end of the article tells all one needs to know about why the fake tears.

I agree - - he must be Serpent Head's half-cousin: "weah dyin' down heah." The calculus of politics is the easiest to understand, just follow the money to the next election.

23 posted on 05/28/2010 5:12:42 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: tobyhill

Apparently Melancon took drama lessons from former Gov. Kathleen Blanco.


24 posted on 05/28/2010 5:32:11 AM PDT by ScottinVA (RIP to the country I love...)
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To: tobyhill
Well, Congressman, your Messiah is a busy man!!!! He can't be bothered with trivialities such as coastline destruction!


25 posted on 05/28/2010 5:36:23 AM PDT by ScottinVA (RIP to the country I love...)
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To: mkjessup

I don’t think he was faking either. I was about to cry just watching him. It IS an unmitigated disaster...unmitigated by an incompetent President, who has nothing but icewater in his veins and has dropped the ball on his responsibilities under the law.


26 posted on 05/28/2010 5:43:53 AM PDT by penelopesire ("Did you plug the hole yet daddy?")
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To: penelopesire


I don't like Shrimp, besides Jindal is a Republican, I wasn't about to help him. Top it off with now being able to halt all new drilling and rendering Sarah's (drill baby drill) message mute, I gotta admit, this came out as a huge win for me !
27 posted on 05/28/2010 5:49:54 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: tobyhill

In Louisiana, we call them Alligator Tears.


28 posted on 05/28/2010 6:15:42 AM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: Scythian

A perfect pic and believable ‘thought’ quote. The situation in the Gulf is becoming more and more dire and all Obama can think about is his own ‘suffering’ and his political policy ploys. It’s beyond sickening. It’s a dereliction of duty. The very idea that the press is gearing up to give him cover on his complicity and incompetence in this disasterous spill today during his photo op should serve to finally wake up those Americans that are still asleep.


29 posted on 05/28/2010 6:17:48 AM PDT by penelopesire ("Did you plug the hole yet daddy?")
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To: tobyhill
This Rat Clown could care less(sic) about Louisiana or it's citizens

Yes, yes. And Republicans want to starve children.

30 posted on 05/28/2010 8:11:14 AM PDT by laotzu
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To: penelopesire; All
I don’t think he was faking either. I was about to cry just watching him. It IS an unmitigated disaster...unmitigated by an incompetent President, who has nothing but icewater in his veins and has dropped the ball on his responsibilities under the law.

It is the easiest thing in the world to do, to look at someone who is emotionally distressed by such a calamity and say "ahhh they're fakin' it" because we saw such antics from Emperor Billigula (I'm thinking of his episode of laughing and joking and then turning on the tears after the death of Ron Brown), and it IS easy for us to become jaded.

Do I mistrust the 'Rats? You better believe it. But when it comes to events like this (with Congressman Melancon), I'm willing to cut the guy some slack because he had little if anything to gain by 'faking' his being upset, we know already that Louisiana is facing disaster due to the incompetence of the 0bama regime, and those poor people need our prayers, so does the good Congressman, and that's what I've been doing, and I hope others might join me.

I'll be praying for something else too, which is why my usual Sunday tagline is already in service. ;)
31 posted on 05/28/2010 10:26:01 AM PDT by mkjessup (*** It's SUNDAY Lord, how 'bout a big ol' Jesus-sized LIGHTNING bolt aimed at 0bama's AZZ?!? ***)
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To: tobyhill
Melan-CON. Just another DIM-witted faker clamoring for attention. It was a disgusting display or ersatz emotion.
32 posted on 05/28/2010 11:39:40 AM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas...)
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To: mkjessup
I refuse to cut ANY Rat some slack the way they pushed that so-called Healthcare reform through and the way they spend our money we don't have.
33 posted on 05/28/2010 12:18:44 PM PDT by tobyhill
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