As we reported a couple weeks back in a liveblog none of you read, South Carolina Congressman Bob Inglis lost badly in his Republican primary. Now we know why. “Leading up to the election, he frequently challenged voters who questioned the president’s citizenship or patriotism. At one town hall meeting, he was jeered for saying that Beck, a Fox News Channel host, is a divisive fearmonger.” GOOD IDEA, EINSTEIN.
Yes, Bob Inglis quaintly hopes that party politicians can lead the Republican Party instead of talk radio hosts and Sarah Palin. And this pissed South Carolina voters off.
Rational discourse is a thing of the past, Bob Inglis, so get with the program. And your audacity to suggest the nation’s political parties should work to solve America’s problems instead of resorting to demagoguery is just plain offensive. Get out of our Congress.
There are other disgusting details in this story, if you can bear it. Inglis actually stayed true to his term-limit pledge the first time he was in Congress, for one. And then there’s this:
Inglis said he was shocked during the health care votes as he watched protesters jeering Rep. John Lewis, a Georgia Democrat who was beaten as a leading civil rights activist in the 1960s.
Inglis said he was too far away during the jeering incident to hear whether the protesters shouted racial epithets, as Lewis and other black lawmakers have claimed. But Inglis said the behavior was threatening and abusive.
“I caught him at the door and said, ‘John, I guess you’ve been here before,'” Inglis said.
How dare he talk to a Democrat?! That man is in another poltical party! And all this after those brave health care protestors stood up to that man!
We can’t wait until November. IMPEACH BOB INGLIS NOW. [AP]