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  • Hank Johnson took free trip to West Bank before he likened Jewish settlers to ‘termites’

    08/10/2016 7:44:26 AM PDT · by Prov1322 · 23 replies
    AJC ^ | 08/10/2016 | Tamar Hallerman
    Two months before U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson found himself in hot water for comparing Jewish settlers in the disputed West Bank to “termites,” the Lithonia Democrat and his wife embarked on a six-day trip to the territory funded by a pro-Palestinian group. MIFTA, an organization that advocates for an independent and democratic Palestinian state, and the nonprofit American Global Institute picked up the more than $13,000 tab for the five-term congressman and his wife, DeKalb County Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson, to travel to Ramallah and Jerusalem in late May along with a handful of other House Democrats. As we wrote...
  • Democrat Rep. Refers to Jews as “Termites” (This from A Democrat trough slurper)

    07/28/2016 6:39:32 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 18 replies
    Patriot News Daily ^ | 7/26/2016 | Staff
    House Rep. Hank Johnson (D – GA), already famous for once worrying that too many soldiers on Guam could “capsize” the island and lead to thousands of deaths, is back in the news with another idiotic proclamation. This time, Johnson is under fire for his comments on Jewish settlers in Israel. “There has been a steady, almost like termites can get into a residence and eat before you know that you’ve been eaten up and you fall in on yourself, there has been settlement activity that has marched forward with impunity and at an ever increasing rate to the...
  • Congressman: Jewish Settlers Are Like Termites

    07/25/2016 10:51:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 56 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 7/25/16 | Adam Kredo
    A Democratic member of the House Armed Services Committee compared Jewish Israeli settlers to termites on Monday while speaking at an event sponsored by an anti-Israel organization that supports boycotts of the Jewish state. Rep. Hank Johnson (D., Ga.) launched into a tirade against Israel and its policies toward the Palestinians, comparing Jewish people who live in disputed territories to “termites” that destroy homes. Johnson also compared Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, a remark that drew vocal agreement from those in the room. “There has been a steady [stream], almost like termites can get...
  • Rep. Hank Johnson: ‘Free Market Way of Thinking Doesn’t Work’

    01/08/2016 7:00:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 7, 2016 | 3:41 PM EST | Eric Scheiner
    Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) says that America has practiced the free market system over the last 40 years and "that it doesn't work." Johnson made the comments while speaking on the House floor Thursday against the Sunshine For Regulatory Decrees and Settlements Act. The bill aims at making the government give public notice when entering into legal negotiations that may result in new regulations. ...
  • Where is Hank Johnson when you need him?

    09/08/2015 4:14:18 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 10 replies
    Hank Johnson ^ | today | Me
    Where is Hank Johnson when you need him? He should be ringing the warning bell that the US is about to capsize under the weight of all of the illegal invaders.
  • Dumbest Man In Congress Just Called Dr. Ben Carson Supporters Ignorant

    09/01/2015 6:59:24 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 55 replies
    headlinepolitics ^ | Dumbest Man In Congress Just Called Dr. Ben Carson Supporters Ignorant
    Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA), a man previously made famous for his belief that Guam could capsize and tip over, and claims that retired neurosurgeon and conservative candidate for President, Dr. Ben Carson, is an African-American trying to gain support from the ignorant. Johnson, appearing on The Michael Smerconish Show discussing race relations under Obama, said that Obama has done “as much as is humanly possible.” He added that Obama is probably the greatest President our nation has ever seen. The problem, Johnson contends, are ignorant black men like Ben Carson and his supporters who act “like a lynch mob” towards...
  • Rep. Johnson: GOP Budget Could Cause Baltimore Type Violence

    05/12/2015 4:57:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 12, 2015 | 10:27 AM EDT | Eric Scheiner
    Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) says with budgets like the GOP plan, “the have-nots of this country will rise up like the people in Baltimore.” […] “What happened in Baltimore stems from deeper economic issues and if you would take a ride down the streets of some of the greatly impoverished areas of Baltimore where change has not come, where things are the same as they were 50 years ago and have been allowed to grow worse then you will understand the lack of hope of which those riots are born from.” “So are you saying, when you say ‘rise up...
  • Dems urge Boehner to delay Netanyahu address to Congress

    02/19/2015 11:45:23 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 19, 2015 | Cristina Marcos
    A group of 23 liberal House Democrats urged Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Thursday to delay Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to Congress next month. In the letter spearheaded by Reps. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) and Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), the lawmakers argued that Netanyahu was being used as a "political tool" against President Obama. "As members of Congress who support Israel, we share concern that it appears that you are using a foreign leader as a political tool against the president," they wrote. Netanyahu's March 3 address will be just two weeks before the Israeli elections and...
  • Hank Johnson: Blacks like Ben Carson ‘trying to tap into the ignorance of people’

    12/09/2014 6:43:29 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 8, 2014 | David Sherfinski
    Rep. Hank Johnson, Georgia Democrat, said black people like retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson are trying to tap into the ignorance of people who have been whipped “into a frenzy, like a lynch mob.” Mr. Johnson was speaking on Michael Smerconish’s radio show about President Obama and opposition that he’s faced since winning election. “I support the president, I believe he’s done as much as is humanly possible to advance the cause of justice and prosperity and freedom for all people, not just blacks, and not just here in America, but across the world. I think he has changed the paradigm...
  • Mount Rushmore and the Emancipation Indignation of Amnesty

    11/15/2014 6:59:06 PM PST · by xuberalles · 14 replies
    Self | 11/15/14 | Me
    What’s the textbook definition of “detached” from reality? Georgia Democrat Hank Johnson recently told the media that Executive Amnesty will someday be viewed in the same historical context, if not lauded with equal adulation, as the Emancipation Proclamation. Excuse me? How does pardoning millions of trespassers, those who defiantly broke the law, equate to freeing millions who were brought here as cargo and left to languish and die under the vile auspices of slavery? How utterly myopic, insulting, and yes, detached from any sense of reality or decency! Is it therefore of any surprise this same cultist proclaimed that Barack...
  • Eraly Dem Front runner for 2016 [Satirical Parody]

    11/15/2014 11:08:36 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 6 replies
    MeshugeMikey ^ | November 15, 2014 | MeshugeMikey
    Hanks a bit shy about his skills and leadership potential and thus has not announced yet...so i thought I;d give em a hand.....
  • Stupid Is As Krugman Does

    08/18/2014 6:01:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Paul Krugman has once again decided to call a few “fools and knaves” who disagree with him by some nasty names. In fact, the Nobel Laureate’s habit of lashing out with vitriolic playground language is pretty well documented; and, quite frankly, it demonstrates an astounding lack of self-awareness when it comes from a Keynesian who has turned being wrong into a career option. But in this rare case, I might actually let his painfully ironic comments slide without condemnation.
  • Congressman wants to curb military surplus program

    08/15/2014 2:41:30 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 14, 2014 9:44 PM EDT | Matthew Daly
    A Democratic congressman plans to introduce a bill to restrict a Defense Department program that provides machine guns and other surplus military equipment for free to local law enforcement agencies across the country. Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., said Thursday that the death of an unarmed teenager who was shot by a police officer in a St. Louis suburb highlights the need for the legislation, which has been in the works for months. The bill comes as members of Congress have called for the Justice Department to investigate the shooting of a black teen by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo....
  • I had no idea an Island could tip over....huh! (old news)

    08/09/2014 11:50:11 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 5 replies
    Facebook ^ | 3/2/12 | Claudia Christian
    Video at link. Old news, but a reminder of just how many politicians are unfit to serve office. Another reason why regular mandatory drug tests are in order for elected officials.
  • Union threatens retribution for House Dems opposing Keystone

    04/11/2014 5:16:32 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 11, 2014 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    A top building trades union is launching a midterm-election assault on House Democrats who oppose construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. A letter distributed Friday by the Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA) to the districts of 27 House Democrats calls for union members to make sure their representative "feels the power and the fury of LIUNA this November." Their crime: signing a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry last month urging him to reject Keystone, which would carry oil sands from Canada to Gulf Coast refineries.
  • Rep. Hank Johnson on helium debate: ‘Imagine a world without balloons’ (VIDEO)

    04/26/2013 1:03:57 PM PDT · by mkmensinger · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4-26-13 | Aaron Blake
    "“Imagine, Mr. Speaker, a world without balloons,” Johnson said. “How can we make sure that the injustice of there being no helium for comedians to get that high-pitched voice that we all hold near and dear to our hearts.”"
  • New Congressional Quest: End Prison Phone Call Price Gouging

    04/23/2013 6:30:01 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 29 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 4-23-2013 | Bridget Johnson
    April 23, 2013 New Congressional Quest: End Prison Phone Call Price Gouging Bridget Johnson The Congressional Black Caucus Working Group on Prison Telecomm Reform is protesting high call costs for phone-homers behind bars. The CBC group will hold a press conference with former inmates and family members “to expose the often exorbitant rates that prisoners and their families are being charged for telephone calls and to announce the CBC response to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to resolve the issue after more than a decade of delay,” according to D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton’s (D)...
  • Rep. Johnson Tells “Abnormally Small People” He Regrets Using the “M-Word”

    12/13/2012 3:18:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 13, 2012 | Eric Scheiner
    Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) compared companies and workers to a “cage fight” between a “giant” and a “midget” on Wednesday night. By Thursday, he publicly expressed regret to “abnormally small people” for using the “m-word”. Johnson was discussing the right-to-work enacted in Michigan on Wednesday when he said, “What happens when you put in a cage fight a giant in with a midget? Well, the midget will not win the fight, I’m going to tell you that. Why? He just doesn’t carry enough weight to do so.” …
  • Dem Rep. Hank Johnson: Amend Constitution to Restrict Freedom of Speech

    11/29/2012 10:44:38 AM PST · by abishai · 77 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | Nov 29 2012 | Eric Scheiner
    (CNSNews.com) - Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) says, “corporations control the patterns of thinking” in the United States and that the Bill of Rights to the Constitution should be amended so that the government is given the power to restrict freedom of speech. "We need a constitutional amendment to allow the legislature to control the so-called free speech rights of corporations," said Johnson. “These corporations, along with the people they support, other millionaires who they’re putting into office, are stealing your government. They’re stealing the government and the U.S. Supreme Court was a big enabler with the Citizens United case,” Johnson...
  • Rep. Hank Johnson Shows No Gratitude

    07/12/2012 4:33:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 12, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Do you remember Hank Johnson, a Democrat in Georgia? This is Hank Johnson. This will remind you who this guy is. JOHNSON: This is a island that, at its widest level, is, what, 12 miles from shore to shore, and at its smallest level, smallest location, it's seven miles between one shore and the other. My fear is that the whole island will become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize. WILLARD: We don't anticipate that. RUSH: That is Congressman Hank Johnson of Georgia. He was talking about the island of Guam during testimony...