Friday, January 7, 2011

Nut-Cases On Parade

Today's episode features Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa). As quoted by TPM's Ryan J. Reilly:


During a rant on the floor of the House about health care, King used the word "mendacity" -- meaning untruthfulness -- where he likely meant the opposite.

"As I deliberate and I listen to the gentleman from Tennessee, I have to make the point that when you challenge the mendacity of the leader or another member, there is an opportunity to rise to a point of order, there is an opportunity to make a motion to take the gentleman's words down, however many of the members are off on other endeavors and I would make the point that the leader and the speaker have established their integrity and their mendacity for years in this Congress and I don't believe it can be effectively challenged and those who do so actually cast aspersions on themselves by making wild accusations," King said.

Far be it from me to challenge Rep. King's mendacity...

(H/T Fallenmonk.)


  1. ingeniousness remandatorymendacity years in Congress

  2. LOL I'd be willing to bet he can't spell 'mendacity' much less know it's definition.

    He should be glad he's not my Congressman -- I have a tendency to send back offending letters/speeches from my representatives with corrections and a grade and I've been known to forward them to the press.

  3. Kay... I write my member of Congress fairly frequently, but I grade for content more than for grammar. (My congressman is John Culberson, a close political relative of Tom DeLay.) Still, that might be fun... I'll try copy-editing his reply next time.

  4. Have fun!

    Content is good -- I grade on grammar and content (I was an English & Spanish major)I never got a never get a response from Ralph -- the Congressman we had for 20 years and if I had, he would probably blame it on his admin asst. for which I'd land on him for not hiring someone with a brain. When John Boccieri was my Congressman, I never had a problem -- I miss him already. I have a new congress critter now: Jim Renacci, a millionaire teabagger -- and I'm gonna be on him like white on rice -- AND I'm all ready to campaign for whoever (but I hope it's John) runs against him in 2 years. Today I just signed a petition on healthcare from Progress Ohio and will be interested to see what happens. I just signed up for his newsletter, He finally got his site up.



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