Rep Jeff Duncan Gives Obama Failing Grade
Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC) is one of those southern gents who hitched his wagon to the TEA Party Express and woke up one morning a United States Congressman. And his admiration for himself has only grown over the three years that he’s been in office.
At this point, Rep Duncan is so fluffed up that he has no problem calling a spade a spade and disrespecting the office of the Presidency in the grand old tradition of other Palmetto State greats like Rep. Joe “You Lie” Wilson and former Sen Jim DeMint.
Rep Duncan just wants us all to know that when President Obama recently laid out his strategy for combating ISIS, Obama said the “single dumbest thing an American President has ever said” when he said that “the Islamic State is not Islamic.”
Most grown-ups within the sound of Obama’s voice understood what he meant, but, just in case, the president added:
” . . . no religion condones the killing of innocents, and the vast majority of ISIL’s victims have been Muslim.”
Duncan then went on to rate the president’s speech “JV at best.” What a clever fellow . . .
Nice try, Mr Duncan, but everyone knows that this [below] is, hands down, the “single dumbest thing an American President has ever said.”
Furthermore, Rep Duncan doesn’t exactly have tons of credibility when it comes to discerning really dumb stuff tumbling from a politician’s lips, judging from his own performance.
Take, for example, this gem from the time that Rep Duncan explained his views on immigration policy to a group of college students:
It’s kind of like having a house — and you’re not homeowners, a lot of folks in this room, but your Mom and Dads are — taking the door off the hinges and allowing any kind of vagrant, or animal, or just somebody that’s hungry, or somebody that wants to do your dishes for you, to come in. And you can’t say, ‘No you can’t come in.’ And you can’t say, ‘No you can’t stay all night.’ Or ‘No you can’t have this benefit of using my deodorant.’ All those things. We’re giving those benefits away, which we earn as citizens of this nation, of being legalized citizens.
Or this excerpt from a thoughtful disquisition on gun control laws that Duncan nailed up on his Facebook page last year:
The 2nd Amendment is (or should be) equal to the 1st Amendment and the 4th Amendment and all of the others. Ask yourselves why it is under attack? Ask yourselves about a National gun registry database and how that might be used and why it is so wanted by progressives.
Read about the Rwandan genocide, the Hutu and Tutsi tribes. Read that all Tutsi tribe members were required to register their address with the Hutu government and that this database was used to locate Tutsi for slaughter at the hands of the Hutu. Since the government had the names and addresses of nearly all Tutsis living in Rwanda (remember, each Rwandan had an identity card that labeled them Tutsi, Hutu, or Twa) the killers could go door to door, slaughtering the Tutsis.
Or, how about the time that Rep Duncan grilled Janet Napolitano over the details of a conspiracy theory about the DHS supposedly stockpiling ammo for an attack on Americans. Duncan’s source? Matt Drudge:
DUNCAN: You know, when Forbes Magazine or Drudge or some reputable news sources start to repeat the numbers…the numbers cease to become Internet rumors and they start having some credibility. I just ask, why was there a long delay or silence from the DHS for a period of time, almost three months, before y’all came forward saying these numbers aren’t correct, these are the actual facts. Why was there a delay or silence from your department?
NAPOLITANO: Well I don’t know about that, that there was that kind of delay, but I will tell you we found it so inherently unbelievable that those statements would be made it was hard to ascribe credibility to them. I don’t know if I’d put Forbes and Drudge in the same sentence.
And, of course, no compendium of political stupidity would be complete without laying out one’s Birther theories. Duncan had his moment on the Rick Wiles radio show:
WILES: While you guys are rounding up and deporting the illegal immigrants, any chance the House may actually pursue Barack Obama’s phony identification papers? That’s the original scandal, congressman.
DUNCAN: People should have voted against him in November. I’m afraid that that wouldn’t get to the Supreme Court where it ought to get.
WILES: But if we know they’re lying about all these other things, why not go back and say, “well maybe the first scandal was a lie, too?”
DUNCAN: There you go. I’m all with you. Let’s go back and revisit some of these things because Americans have questions about not only the IRS scandal but also about the president’s validity.
Sorry, Rep Duncan, but when the conversation turns to Stupid Shit Politicians Say, you might want to button that lip and keep a low profile for a while.