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Lynn Westmoreland
  • Obstructionist Partisanship? There's a Rep for That!

    I have a feeling this is not what Michael Steele had in mind when he promised to re-brand the GOP has newer and hipper…

    Don't you hate, though, how these funny vial clips often make unkind assertions about politicians and leave you wondering if they have any proof to back up their claims. Well, turns out, there's a post for that.

    Tags: Bill Sali, House of Representatives, Joe Wilson, John Shimkus, Louie Gohmert, Lynn Jenkins, Lynn Westmoreland, Mark Kirk, Michele Bachmann, Republicans, Science & Technology, Steve King, Trent Franks, Virginia Foxx
  • GOP Leaders Undermine Michele Bachmann's Undermining of the Census

    The 2010 census is, as we've learned, part of an insidious ACORN plot to count Americans using numbers. Brave Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann has made it clear that she for one (1) will not fill out her census form in its entirety, so as to prevent the ACORNS from getting accurate information about the people of Minnesota, which is a hot commodity in Socialist circles.

    Tragically, it appears Bachmann's GOP colleagues aren't going to join her in this principled protest. In fact, some of them (traitors!) have nothing but criticism for our Joan of Arc of the census…

    Three House Republicans on the subcommittee overseeing the 2010 Census are asking Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) to reverse her decision to boycott the national population count, fearing others will follow her lead.

    “Boycotting the constitutionally mandated Census is illogical, illegal and not in the best interest of our country,” Reps. Patrick McHenry (N.C.), Lynn Westmoreland (Ga.) and John Mica (Fla.), members of the Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Information Policy, Census and National Achieves, said in a statement Wednesday.

    Sources say the GOP Members approached Bachmann privately over the past few weeks and asked her to stop the boycott. They decided to go public because Bachmann appeared unfazed by their request, according to a GOP aide.

    Damn straight she was unfazed. If something like a reasonable request from colleagues were to faze Michele Bachmann, what might she cave to next?

    Math? Logic? Sanity?

    Tags: Census, John Mica, Lynn Westmoreland, Michele Bachmann, Republicans
  • The Following 5 Democrats and 8 Republicans Called Sarah Palin a Pig and Hate Women in General

    It's bad enough that Barack Obama thinks Sarah Palin is a pig and seeks to "destroy her" and American women in general. But it gets worse: Research shows he was beaten to the punch by 13 of his Congressional colleagues!

    Roll Call, the newspaper of Capitol Hill, did a little digging into the Congressional Record and found 16 variations of the "lipstick on a pig" phrase have been uttered by 13 separate members of the 110th Congress. Behold the list of chauvinist, unpatriotic community organizers currently disgracing our government

    * Rep. Mike Michaud (D-Maine) on the Peru free-trade agreement: "Same old model with a little lipstick."

    * Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-Calif.) on trade policy: "You know the old saying about lipstick on a pig? Well, I smell bacon."

    * Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) on withdrawal in Iraq: "Calling this surrender a 'withdrawal' or a 'redeployment' is like putting lipstick on a pig. No matter what you call it, it is still a pig."

    * Rep. Lynn "Uppity" Westmoreland (R-Ga.) on energy policy: "The energy bills that were brought out this week was kind of like putting lipstick on a pig."

    * Westmoreland, again on energy policy: "It's almost like putting lipstick on a pig. You can make it look good, but it's only going to be a pig."

    * Westmoreland, yet again on energy policy: "So while we are passing these bills … it's been putting lipstick on a pig."

    * Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) on an omnibus spending bill: "There has been lipstick placed on this pig, but it's still a pig."

    * Rep. David Dreier (R-Calif.) on an ethics proposal: "They may have put lipstick on that pig, but it is still a pig."

    * Rep. Solomon Ortiz (D-Texas) on the president's veto of a children's health bill: "There's just no lipstick to pretty up this pig."

    * Ortiz on language in a border-wall bill: "That puts a little lipstick on the pig."

    * Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) on Republican moves on carbon emissions: "You can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pig."

    * Rep. Sam Johnson (R-Texas) on a children's health bill alternative: "We have a saying in Texas, if you put lipstick on a pig, it will still be a pig."

    * Rep. Howard McKeon (R-Calif.) on equal-pay legislation: "This amendment is the equivalent of putting lipstick on a pig."

    * Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) on wiretapping legislation: "It's very difficult to put lipstick on a pig."

    * Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Ga.) on Medicare legislation: "… trying to put lipstick on this legislative pig."

    * Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) on a college- cost bill: "You can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pig."

    Doesn't Obama have any ideas of his own? Is he so desperate for fresh sexist comments that he resorts to stealing them from Republican women like Virginia Foxx?

    At the very least, he could have broadened the statement to include other members of the animal kingdom, like former UN Ambassador John Bolton, who stated

    "We want a butterfly. We're not going to put lipstick on a caterpillar and declare it a success."

    Now that is an example of a non-sexist statement, and for two obvious reasons. One, here we're applying lipstick to a caterpillar instead of a pig. Two, Bolton is a Republican.

    Tags: Barack Obama, Barbara Boxer, David Dreier, House of Representatives, Howard McKeon, John Bolton, John Ensign, Linda Sanchez, Lynn Westmoreland, Mike Michaud, Mike Pence, Sarah Palin, Senate, Sheila Jackson, Virginia Foxx
  • Oh Lawdy, Those "Uppity" Obamas Sure Do Distress Lynn Westmoreland

    Yesterday Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-Ga.) took a break from sippin' lemonade on his front porch to jaw a spell with some pencil-pushin' pals, and soon enough talk turned to them current events

    Westmoreland was discussing vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin's speech with reporters outside the House chamber and was asked to compare her with Michelle Obama.

    "Just from what little I've seen of her and Mr. Obama, Sen. Obama, they're a member of an elitist-class individual that thinks that they're uppity," Westmoreland said.

    Asked to clarify that he used the word "uppity," Westmoreland said, "Uppity, yeah."

    Yessir, that's what he said. Uppity. U-p-p-i-t-y. Goodness gracious, don't these reporters know you never question the word of a Southern Gentleman?

    Tags: Barack Obama, Lynn Westmoreland