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  • 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...
  • The Current "Top Ten Least Intelligent" And "Top Ten Most Despised Democrats" Lists.

    07/12/2012 3:53:03 PM PDT · by Reality_News · 28 replies
    Based on the most embarrassing moments and inexcusable scandals of the Obama Administration, these two "Top Ten Democrat Lists" should be pretty accurate. Take a look at them and express your opinions of accuracy. There is likely a few more that can be added to the lists,so please feel free to add if you feel some Democrats are missing. TOP TEN WORLDS DUMBEST DEMOCRATS: 1)Debbie Wasserman, 2)Maxine Waters, 3)Nancy Pelosi, 4)Elizabeth Warren, 5)Sheila Jackson, 6)Hank Johnson, 7)Chuck Schumer, 8)Barney Frank, 9)Frederica Wilson, 10)Dick Durbin Top Ten Most Hated Democrats: 1)Eric Holder, 2)Van Jones, 3)David Axelrod, 4)O'Bozo, 5)Harry Reid, 6)Baba Boxer,...
  • Sheila Jackson Lee Declares Rodney King a 'Great Philosopher'

    06/10/2012 9:28:59 AM PDT · by kingattax · 51 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 10, 2012 | M Catharine Evans
    On Friday in response to a Fox News reporter's question about Obamacare, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), a University of Virginia Law graduate, invoked the name of Rodney King calling him a "great philosopher." Not since Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) expressed concern that the addition of 8,000 service personnel and their families onto the island of Guam might cause it to tip over have Americans heard such moronic craziness. Do we really pay the Queen of Racism $174,000 per year?
  • 74 Democrats Join J Street in Urging Concessions

    04/15/2012 12:38:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    inn ^ | 4/15/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Democrats in House of Reps. joined J Street in supporting Obama administration's attempt to force Israel into making painful concessions Seventy-four Democrats in the House of Representatives have joined the dovish J Street organization in supporting the Obama administration's attempt to force Israel into making painful concessions to the Palestinian Authority. “In our view, support for a two-state resolution is inseparable from such support for Israel, its special relationship with the United States, and its very survival as a democratic homeland for the Jewish people,” the letter said. Seven Jewish members signed the letter, including Reps. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), John...
  • House Dems host Trayvon Martin's parents on Hill, claim racial profiling led to shooting

    03/27/2012 7:49:41 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 50 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | March 27, 2012
    Democratic lawmakers on Capitol Hill called the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin a "murder" and the result of racial profiling, as they hosted the black teen's parents at a high-profile briefing Tuesday. "I tell my son, you have to be careful (wearing) a hoodie," Rep. Hank Johnson, a Georgia Democrat who is black, said. "Trayvon was murdered for walking while black in a gated community." Martin's parents also spoke at the House Judiciary Committee briefing on hate crimes and racial profiling. Organized by House Democrats, the briefing brought the heated national debate over Martin's death and the handling of the...
  • How much stupid can one head hold? Let’s ask half witted Georgia Democrat Hank Johnson; he’ll know

    12/10/2011 1:13:03 PM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 12 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | DECEMBER 10TH, 2011 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    Last March during a House Armed Services Committee hearing, about deplying Marines to Guam, Georgia Democrat Hank Johnson used his time to address the Navy’s Admiral in charge of the Pacific fleet saying, “My fear is that the whole island will become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize.” Some people (Democrat apologists) insist Johnson was joking. Looking at the available video of the event does little to support that contention. Nevertheless, because Johnson is a Democrat the story had a shelf life of roughly 15 minutes and he slipped back into a well deserved obscurity undisturbed...
  • Dem Rep Says She’s Never Heard of ‘Fast and Furious’

    12/10/2011 3:55:19 AM PST · by marktwain · 38 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 8 December, 2011 | The Daily Caller
    New York Democratic Rep. Nydia Velazquez admitted she did not know what Operation Fast and Furious was at a Congressional Hispanic Caucus event on Tuesday. When The Daily Caller asked Velazquez if she thinks Fast and Furious was a scandal that rises to the level of a call for Attorney General Eric Holder’s resignation, she shrugged at first. Then, TheDC asked if she even knew what Fast and Furious was. “No, no,” Velazquez replied.
  • Congressman claims Tea Party, NRA “manufactured” Fast and Furious

    12/09/2011 12:15:01 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/09/2011 | Tina Korbe
    Attorney General Eric Holder has accused The Daily Caller of creating the story of calls for his resignation. Never mind that more than 50 Republicans are on board for his ouster. Maybe not all of them would have made the official call for his resignation had a DC reporter not called to ask their opinions — but the reporter didn’t supply the opinions for ‘em. The gist of Holder’s accusation: Stop asking questions, reporters!No doubt Democrats like Georgia Rep. Hank Johnson agree. Reporter Michelle Fields didn’t make him say what he said, but, if she hadn’t asked a question, he...
  • Congressman attempts to transfer Fast and Furious blame onto NRA ‘radicals,’ the Senate — Holder...

    12/09/2011 11:11:02 AM PST · by neverdem · 48 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/09/2011 | Matthew Boyle and Michelle Fields
    Congressman attempts to transfer Fast and Furious blame onto NRA ‘radicals,’ the Senate — Holder obliges Georgia Democratic Rep. Hank Johnson accused the tea party movement and the National Rifle Association of creating an “manufactured” controversy over Operation Fast and Furious Thursday. Johnson’s comments came during an interview with The Daily Caller outside the House Judiciary Committee hearing room. Attorney General Eric Holder was testifying before the committee about Fast and Furious — a Justice Department program where Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents facilitated the sale of about 2,000 guns to Mexican drug cartels. “I think this...
  • Georgia AG Sam Olens Calls US Representative Hank Johnson 'Embarrassing To All Georgians'

    12/09/2011 5:53:35 AM PST · by Billlknowles · 14 replies
    WeArePolitics ^ | 12/09/2011 | Bill Knowles
    In a classic understatement, Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens sent out a Facebook message this morning calling the performance of United States Representative Hank "Guam Is Tipping Over!" Johnson at yesterdays' 'Fast and Furious' hearings 'embarrassing to all Georgians'. Quoting Olens, "Rep. Hank Johnson's performance at AG Holder's hearing was embarrassing to all Georgians."
  • See Which Congressmen Voted Against 'In God We Trust'

    11/03/2011 2:06:19 PM PDT · by opentalk · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 1, 2011 | Todd Starnes
    The House of Representatives passed a bi-partisan resolution Tuesday night reaffirming “In God We Trust” as the official motto of the United States. The 396-9 vote came at the request of Rep. Randy Forbes (R-VA) – in part over President Obama’s refusal to correct remarks he made that misstated the motto as “E pluribus unum” instead of “In God We Trust.”Lawmakers voting against “In God We Trust” include Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-NY), Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich), Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA), Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), Rep. Mike Honda (D-CA), Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA), Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA),...
  • Congressman: ‘Tea Partiers’ Have 'A Plan to Dismantle the American Government’

    08/02/2011 10:36:27 AM PDT · by Nachum · 122 replies · 2+ views
    CNS News ^ | 8/2/11 | Nicholas Ballasy
    (CNSNews.com) – Congressman Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) has claimed that "Tea Partiers" have enacted a "plan to dismantle the American government" and in the process, the country has lost its "moral compass." "These ‘Tea Partiers,’ as willing conspirators with their so-called leadership have enacted on a plan to dismantle the American government and in the process, we have lost our moral compass," said Johnson when speaking with the Congressional Out of Poverty Caucus last week.
  • Congressman "Hank" Johnson calls Minnesota psychotic

    08/17/2010 6:01:32 AM PDT · by Arcy · 10 replies
    Liz Carter 4 Congress ^ | August 16, 2010 | lizcarter4congress
    See link to video above. Voters in Georgia's 4th district need to replace Hank Johnson with Liz Carter, a Tea Party backed candidate!
  • (VIDEO)Hank Johnson (D-GA): We Have To Pass The DISCLOSE Act To Make Sure R's Don’t Get Elected

    06/24/2010 3:49:34 PM PDT · by blog.Eyeblast.tv · 14 replies
    Eyeblast TV ^ | 7/23/2010
    Leave it to Rep Hank Johnson (D-GA), yes that Hank Johnson, to tell everybody exactly why some in congress want so desperately to restrict businesses free speech: Yup. Its all about rigging the election process. Which is just a bit unconstitutional as Cubachi points out: But we all know this bill is unconstitutional because its purpose is to undo the Supreme Court’s decision in January, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. The Court said corporations, unions, and non-profits like the Tea Party and conservative groups are free to use their money to express themselves, especially with the November elections coming....
  • Look out, Hank… you may have competition for Village Idiot

    05/04/2010 10:02:24 PM PDT · by Publius772000 · 8 replies · 571+ views
    The Constitutional Alamo ^ | 05/05/10 | Michael Naragon
    Just when you think the educational system in America has hit a new low, the pop music scene shows that we haven’t yet hit bottom. Granted, this is not something I would normally post on the Alamo, but, as a teacher, this disturbs me. Justin Bieber, 16-year old teen idol, is asked if his name means “basketball” in German. The dream date of millions of pre-teen girls across America explained that not only did he not know the answer to the question, but he didn’t know what the word “German” meant. [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkKqihEUmH4&feature=player_embedded] I’ll show this to my classes tomorrow as...
  • AMAZING! Obama endorses Hank Johnson (yes, THAT Hank Johnson)

    04/23/2010 3:47:04 AM PDT · by Publius772000 · 19 replies · 617+ views
    The Constitutional Alamo ^ | 04/23/10 | Michael Naragon
    I was honestly speechless when I first saw Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) show his concern for the potential capsizing of the island of Guam a few weeks ago. Several readers informed me of his medical condition that may or may not have caused this man to become a crusader against island tipping. I found it amusing when Johnson’s office tried to explain away his delusional behavior by saying he was speaking metaphorically… or was it figuratively? But now, proving that a great joke never dies, Hank Johnson has reportedly received the endorsement of President Barack Obama in the Congressman’s primary...
  • Breaking News: Guam Tips Over, Chinese Island On Other Side

    04/05/2010 10:07:54 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 5 replies · 437+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 04/05/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Earlier in the week American Media outlets lambasted Georgia Representative Hank Johnson for his concern over the safety of the inhabitants of the U.S. Protectorate of Guam. Johnson feared that the Island would tip over if the U.S. Army sent too many troops to her shores. Over Easter weekend, the U.S. Army sent one too many soldier to the Island causing Johnson's most feared catastrophe to occur. Guam did, indeed, tip over. But after the seismic activity settled it was discovered that a Chinese Island and its inhabitants was situated on the other side of Guam. China is now asserting...
  • Dumb Dems to be Drummed Out

    04/03/2010 3:52:41 AM PDT · by Scanian · 12 replies · 706+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | April 02, 2010 | Richard Baehr
    The good news is that we may be on a verge of a wave election where some of the dead wood is removed. Speaking of dead wood, who is the dumbest Democratic Congressman of them all? Two recent nominees: Congressman Hank Johnson of Georgia, who is concerned that if more US troops move to Guam, the island will tip over. For the record, Manhattan's population density is about 100 times that of Guam. We know Manhattan is tipping left, but over? These new troops are not what Malcolm Gladwell wrote about in "The Tipping Point". Congressman Phil Hare of Illinois,...
  • Dem Rep. Who Feared Guam Would "Tip Over" Now Claims He Was Speaking Metaphorically - Video 4/2/10

    04/02/2010 12:34:46 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 47 replies · 1,004+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | April 2, 2010 | Michael
    Democratic Congressman Hank Johnson is now trying to claim that he was speaking metaphorically when he said he feared Guam would "tip over and capsize" due to additional troops placed there. Sure you were! It sure did not look or sound like it!
  • If You Think Islands Float, You MUST Be A Liberal

    04/02/2010 12:25:07 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 28 replies · 923+ views
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-2-10 | Jared H. McAndersen
    Many of you have probably already seen this. While I wish this was an April fools joke...I'm so glad it isn't...because its just too good... Rep. Hank Johnson thinks islands can capsize This guy represents the 4th District of Georgia, which is where his predecessor and fellow screwloose Cynthia McKinney came from. Clearly, there is something in the water in that part of Georgia. (One thing not in their water...REAL islands) I know the quality of the video isn't too great, but you can almost see the Admiral trying to hold back his smirk, and the woman behind him is...
  • Rep Hank Johnson "Guam Could Tip Over and Capsize."

    04/01/2010 8:09:58 AM PDT · by mockingbyrd · 104 replies · 3,336+ views
    The Hill ^ | March 31st, 2010 | Christina Wilkie
    Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) is afraid that the U.S. Territory of Guam is going to "tip over and capsize" due to overpopulation. Johnson expressed his worries during a House Armed Services Committee hearing on the defense budget Thursday. Addressing Adm. Robert Willard, who commands the Navy's Pacific Fleet, Johnson made a tippy motion with his hands and said sternly, "My fear is that the whole island will become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize." Willard paused and said: "We don't anticipate that." Like other islands, Guam is attached to the sea floor, which makes it extremely...
  • Fear of Guam Tipping Over, Rep. Johnson asks NASA to Investigate

    04/01/2010 11:06:34 AM PDT · by CriticalThinking · 74 replies · 3,008+ views
    4 Your Country ^ | Apr 1, 2010 | 4 Your Country
    In reviling testimonyon the Hill today, Georgia Congressman Hank Johnson discovered the military may be covering up that the redeployment of military bases to Guam may cause the island to "Tip" over. Rep. Johnson asked Generals if an Island 7 miles by 12 miles had enough space to support military operations. The military, reluctant to answer under the Johnson's relentless pressure, said "Congressman I don't know but can get back to you". Rep Johnson's asked "How big is Guam if it were 24 miles by 7 miles". The General trying to obfuscate admitted "Congressman, I don't know, but I would...
  • Democrat Hank Johnson things Island of Guam may tip over. (NO KIDDING!)

    04/01/2010 6:36:09 AM PDT · by Arcy · 894+ views
    YouTube ^ | 3-25-10 | YouTube
    Democrat Hank Johnson says that if a few more military families move to the island of Guam, it could capsize. Unbelievable!
  • VIDEO: Dem Congressman: Guam Might Tip Over If It Gets Overpopulated

    04/01/2010 5:41:38 AM PDT · by ianschwartz · 98 replies · 3,323+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | April 1, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA): "My fear is that the whole island will become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize."
  • Democrat Hank Johnson fears that Guam may "tip over" and "capsize"

    04/01/2010 3:48:01 AM PDT · by Publius772000 · 68 replies · 1,868+ views
    The Constitutional Alamo ^ | 04/01/10 | Michael Naragon
    Unfortunately, this is NOT an April Fools' joke. No commentary is needed... just watch and lament the fact that this imbecile has a vote in the House. Wow.
  • The Island of Guam Is SOOOOOO Overpopulated It's in "Danger of Capsizing"

    03/31/2010 7:02:35 PM PDT · by bloodmeridian · 33 replies · 1,699+ views
    Feed Your ADHD ^ | 3/31/2010 | Snarky Basterd
    A tale, on video, from the mouth of Georgia's idiot Congresscriminal Hank Johnson.
  • Rep. Hank Johnson and false cries of racism

    09/24/2009 9:04:00 PM PDT · by TrojanBlood · 8 replies · 636+ views
    Thank goodness the recent boorish outburst by Congressman Joe (“You lie!”) has finally brought to light the real racial problems in America. Hank Johnson, a black Democratic Congressman from Atlanta, had this to say about Joe Wilson’s outburst: “I guess we’ll probably have folks putting on white hoods . . . and riding through the countryside, intimidating people.” Wow, Congressman Johnson, you definitely hit the nail on the head: We should be worried about thugs concealing their identities and terrorizing whole communities. Of course, if Congressman Johnson were from Anniston, Alabama, he would know that this has already happened. As...
  • Concerns of Black House Members Helped Spur Rebuke of Wilson

    09/16/2009 10:17:52 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 55 replies · 2,357+ views
    Luxlibertas ^ | 16 Sep 09 | James Rowley and Brian Faler
    A plea by California Representative Laura Richardson that House Democrats respond after Republican Joe Wilson shouted “you lie” at President Barack Obama last week helped spur her party’s leaders to action. The “careful but passionate” words delivered at a House Democratic caucus the morning after Wilson’s outburst by a black lawmaker who rarely speaks at such meetings carried such an impact that “you couldn’t ignore that message and that input,” Representative John Larson, the Democratic caucus chairman recalled yesterday. ______________snip Shown Disrespect Wilson “kind of winked at that element” of society that has shown disrespect to Obama because of his...
  • Congressman Suggests People Will Don 'White Hoods' If Wilson Not Rebuked (Good Grief)

    09/15/2009 10:41:27 AM PDT · by autumnraine · 172 replies · 4,203+ views
    Fox News ^ | 09/15/2009 | Fox News
    Rep. Joe Wilson's outburst last week is drawing new recriminations on the House floor, with a member of the Congressional Black Caucus suggesting that a failure to rebuke Wilson is tantamount to supporting the most blatant form of organized racism in American history. In an obvious reference to the KKK, Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., said Tuesday that people will put on "white hoods and ride through the countryside" if emerging racist attitudes, which he says were subtly supported by Wilson, are not rebuked. He said Wilson must be disciplined as an example. ~~ The punishment is expected take the form...
  • Congressman Suggests People Will Don 'White Hoods' If Wilson Not Rebuked (MEGA BARF ALERT!)

    09/15/2009 1:18:20 PM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 46 replies · 1,084+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | 09/15/09 | FoxNews.com
    Rep. Joe Wilson's outburst last week is drawing new recriminations from his colleagues, with a member of the Congressional Black Caucus suggesting that a failure to rebuke the South Carolina Republican is tantamount to supporting the most blatant form of organized racism in American history. In an obvious reference to the Ku Klux Klan, Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., said Tuesday that people will be putting on "white hoods and white uniforms again and riding through the countryside" if emerging racist attitudes, which he says were subtly supported by Wilson, are not rebuked. He said Wilson must be disciplined as an...
  • VIDEO: Dem Congressman: People Will Wear "White Hoods" If Wilson Not Rebuked

    09/15/2009 2:40:38 PM PDT · by ianschwartz · 34 replies · 1,283+ views
    Real ^ | September 15, 2009 | Real Clear Politics
    FOX News: Rep. Joe Wilson's outburst last week drew new recriminations from his colleagues Tuesday, with a member of the Congressional Black Caucus suggesting that a failure to rebuke the South Carolina Republican would be tantamount to supporting the most blatant form of organized racism in American history. In an obvious reference to the Ku Klux Klan, Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., said Tuesday that people will be putting on "white hoods and white uniforms again and riding through the countryside" if emerging racist attitudes, which he says were subtly supported by Wilson, are not rebuked. He said Wilson must be...
  • GA Rep. Hank Johnson Town Hall 09 (Freepers must see video. Thousands in Town Hall line.)

    08/10/2009 10:43:06 PM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 102 replies · 3,677+ views
    YouTube ^ | 8-10-09 | secularstupidest
    This video is amazing. The turnout for this town hall had to break records. Check out the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KajineWY6vA
  • Attention Atlanta area Freepers

    08/08/2009 4:03:14 AM PDT · by Freep EE · 27 replies · 2,695+ views
    Congressman Hank Johnson, who represents most of Brookhaven, will be holding a town hall meeting on health care reform legislation on Monday, August 10, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Cole Auditorium on the Clarkston Campus of Georgia Perimeter College. If you have the time, I hope you will make the short trip around I-285 to express your views on this important issue. One of my constituents brought up a good point about why this meeting is important: “If you write Congressman Johnson a letter or an e-mail, it’s highly unlikely he’ll see it. This is an opportunity where...
  • Democrats’ Divide Fuels Turmoil on Health Care (black rep says dem holdouts are "nondiverse" whites)

    07/25/2009 4:16:46 AM PDT · by ruination · 51 replies · 1,679+ views
    New York Times ^ | July 24, 2009 | Robert Pear & David Herszehhorn
    WASHINGTON — Dissension among Democrats flared anew on Friday as a top House Democrat threatened to bypass his own committee to speed passage of a bill to provide health insurance for tens of millions of Americans. But by the end of the day, Democrats said they were trying to patch up their differences. The threat by the Democrat, Representative Henry A. Waxman of California, came on a day of fast-paced developments that laid bare tensions between liberal House Democratic leaders and fiscally conservative Democrats in the House Blue Dog Coalition. For President Obama, the turmoil in the House represented just...
  • Want to Impeach Cheney? Think July 23rd (Ultra Barf Alert!!)

    07/12/2007 4:43:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies · 1,408+ views
    The Scoop ^ | July 10, 2007 | David Swanson
    The impeachment movement is gaining traction, and now - over the next two weeks - is the time to push it all the way to success. Over the weekend, supporters of impeachment made "Impeach Cheney" the number 1 video on Youtube. On Friday, for the first time, a polling company asked Americans if they want Cheney impeached. A majority of 54% said Yes, and the poll was reported in the media. Congressman John Conyers even cited it on ABC's "This Week" on Sunday. On July 4, the day of throwing off King Georges, an Impeach Bush and Cheney petition passed...
  • Report: Democrat Congressman Lobbies for Code Pink to Sit In On Gen. Petraeus Classified Briefing

    05/02/2007 11:26:56 AM PDT · by kristinn · 63 replies · 2,489+ views
    Wednesday, May 2, 2007 | Kristinn
    The Politico reported on Monday that a Democrat Congressman demanded that the notorious terrorist supporting Marxist front group Code Pink be allowed to attend the classified House briefing by Gen. Petraeus last week.According to an unnamed Republican who participated in the meeting, Rep. Hank Johnson, Jr. stunned the panel by demanding an explanation for why the Code Pink protesters just outside the closed hearing room weren't allowed inside. His fellow Democrats had to set him straight and his demand was rejected.Johnson is a freshman who defeated Code Pink ally Cynthia McKinney in a primary run-off last August. Even though Code...
  • Congressman's 'Explanation' of Support for Cut and Run Strategy- Same Old Liberal Stuff

    03/28/2007 10:54:47 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 3 replies · 188+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | 3/28/07 | Warner Todd Huston
    Representative Hank Johnson of Georgia's 4th Congressional District has decided to “explain” whey he supports the cut and run act proposed by the House last week on a New Blog he has set up. Johnson’s blog is being hosted by the “Moderate Blog Network” and some may feel that the first term Georgia Representative fits that title well. Johnson, for those who may not know, is the candidate that beat the unstable Cynthia McKinney in the last election in the 4h District and next to her ANYONE would seem “moderate”. Johnson is nothing, though, if not a typical, far left...
  • AUGUST 8th PRIMARY ELECTION [LIVE THREAD]

    08/08/2006 12:15:41 PM PDT · by HHKrepublican_2 · 1,919 replies · 83,636+ views
    List all Elections FReepers are interested in here! I'll be following the Connecticut Senate battle closely. Post Away! HARTFORD, Conn. — As Democratic Sen. Joe Lieberman fights for his political life, his campaign on Tuesday accused his opponent's backers of hacking into the senator's campaign Web site and shutting it down just in time for Connecticut's primary Election Day.
  • Early votes go both ways in 4th District race [McKinney]

    08/08/2006 11:52:05 AM PDT · by ncountylee · 37 replies · 1,442+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | August 8, 2006 | Stephanie Reid
    Trinity Baptist Church in Ellenwood in south DeKalb County was one of the polling places where U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney and challenger Hank Johnson jockeyed for the Democratic nomination to represent the Fourth District. Shawn Manns, like many McKinney supporters, blamed the media for a negative portrayal of the outspoken lawmaker. “I think it was a witch hunt,” the 38-year-old Atlanta firefighter said. “She’s had her controversy but she’s human. I feel like she’s done a good job.” On the other side was Gregory Johnson, a 45-year-old mortgage banker. He said he voted for Hank Johnson because he “has his...