Monday, April 13, 2009

With "friends" like this, who needs enemas?

House Financial Services Committee Chairman Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., center, flanked by the committee's ranking Republican Rep. Spencer Bachus, R-Ala., left, and Rep. Paul Kanjorski, D-Pa., looks up at the clock on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 24, 2009, during a hearing. AP Wirephoto.

Meet my congressman, Spencer Bachus. Having trouble telling the difference between Spencer and Barney Frank & Co.? Don't worry, so are all of his constituents.

Spencer recently made headlines when he proclaimed that 17 members of Congress are "socialists." What he neglected to tell you was that he is one of them. Though it was the "socialist" remark which got the headlines, this is the money quote from that story which drew MY attention.

Bachus discussed a number of topics in his speech Thursday morning. He did not give the response some small city officials were hoping for when they asked if he would oppose all gun bans.

Instead, he said, it may be necessary to ban some assault weapons to keep hunting rifles and guns from being outlawed.

He said he is discouraging those who ask him whether they should arm themselves in preparation for economic or government trouble ahead. "I think peaceful, nonviolent protest is the way to go," he said.

He said he also believes it is a threat that the criminals will begin out-gunning the police officers. He said everyone should also be aware of the role weapons are playing in the recent multiple shooting tragedies around the country.

-- "Rep. Spencer Bachus of Alabama says 17 members of the Congress are socialists," Katherine Bouma, Birmingham News, 10 April 2009.

Now when Spencer said he was willing to give up semi-automatic rifles of military utility (so-called "assault weapons") he already knew that 65 House Democrats had written a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder denouncing such a new AWB, saying in part:

"Many of our constituents lawfully own and use these firearms and ammunition magazines that would be affected by a new ban. Indeed, these are commonly owned firearms throughout the country. Law-abiding Americans use these guns for all the same reasons they use any other kind of gun -- competitive shooting, hunting, and defending their homes and families. . .We would actively oppose any effort to reinstate the 1994 ban, or to pass any similar law. We urge you to abandon this initiative and to focus instead on effective law enforcement strategies to enforce our current laws against violent criminals and drug traffickers." -- Letter to Eric Holder, 17 March 2009.

And these are DEMOCRATS. Yet Spencer can't even summon the spine to stand beside Democrats who would defend firearm rights against an administration of their own party.

So you see, Spencer Bachus is a perfect example of why the GOP is today a minority party and should remain a minority party. Personally, I'd prefer if they went the way of the Whigs.

Anybody want to guess what this limp-dick weasel's NRA rating is? With "friends" like this, who needs enemas?



Dan said...

I have waffled on Bacchus and Sessions, the yea vote for confirmation of Holder as AG from Sessions is the beginning of the end for him, IMHO.

As for Spencer, that lame excuse for a humanoid voted yea for the stimulus package and as much pork as he could pile on thereafter.

It is still possible that I will vote Democrat when this batch of Republicrats is due up.

deadbolt said...

Very interesting...

Anonymous said...

My co-worker sent him a nastygram over this.

I haven't bothered. I have expended so much effort over the years trying to keep this tool in line.

I'm done with him. He's fired. I will be voting against him every chance I get until he's gone.

Brock Townsend said...

from Robert E. Duggar
to Brock Townsend
date Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 11:59 AM
subject Re: Bachus

Thank you for the note.

We just now got the article and our Director of Federal Affairs is going to look into it.


Robert E. Duggar
Public Liaison
Gun Owners Of America
8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102
Springfield, VA 22151

Subject: Gun Owners Of America: Bachus


Look at this crap. An A rating from you, but Rep. Spencer Bachus takes this stance.

"it may be necessary to support some assault weapon bans in order to keep all guns from being outlawed."

Anonymous said...

Sessions and Bacchus.... maybe Clinton's "Serbian Target Protocol" is a good idea after all. Whaddaya think?

Anonymous said...

Is Bacchus positioning for a role in Operation Consequence too?

Where is that hog pen?

Stan said...

I generally have really liked Sen. Sessions, but am really puzzled as to why he would have voted for Holder. To me it just doesn't fit his past history and ideology. I COULD see most current Senators caving and voting that way, but I surely would like to know more about why Jeff Sessions did this.

Anonymous said...

QUOTE "I think peaceful, nonviolent protest is the way to go," QUOTE

PRRRRRFFF!!! I just snorted hot chocolate all over my keyboard.

Yeah, protesting sure helped prevent 6 million Jews being being slaughtered in cold blood. Yeah, protesting sure convinced the Ottomans not to kill 2 million Armenian civilians.

How about if you lived under Stalin's Russia and you are fed up with the way the collectivist parasites run things. Sure, get some friends, lets protest! LOL! Like that'll convince Stalin to correct "mistakes" that he make on purpose. In Russia during that time, there are two possibilities you will face if you protested. One is the old Gulag. Ahhhhh...Nice cold Siberia, starvation rations, etc...
The other one is in a state run "mental health" facility where political dissidents are diagnosed with "sluggish schizophrenia" and drugged 24/7. The state scientists might even perform some medical experiments on you, for the sake of "the motherland".

The above is true. Read up on it. My psychology professor, who escaped to the USA from Communist East Europe several decades ago also had several relatives who escaped from the USSR as well. She had plenty of horror stories to share with us, of what happened to people who protested.