'Tard of the Week - Robin Hayes

Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Robin Hayes, a Republican Representative from North Carolina who is seeking reelection, is apparently dumber than a box of rocks, and thinks his constituents are, too.

This Saturday, Representative Hayes made the following comment during a speech: "liberals hate real Americans that work and accomplish and achieve and believe in God."

Yeah, that's what we do. We hate real Americans. And disrespect work and achievement.

Whatever.

When Representative Hayes was called out for these remarks, he denied them...until an audiotape surfaced of the speech. He then reversed course, saying, "I genuinely did not recall making the statement and, after reading it, there is no doubt that it came out completely the wrong way. I actually was trying to work to keep the crowd as respectful as possible, so this is definitely not what I intended."

Really, Representative Hayes? Really? You really expect us to believe those remarks were intended to keep the crowd in a "respectful" frame of mind?

The ones being disrespected here are the American people, if you expect them to belief that crock of shit.

'Tard.

9 comments:

Nathan said...

It's a tossup between Robin and Rep. Michelle Buchanan (MN). She was on hardball and said Obama is UnAmerican and that the press ought to investigate all of Congress and expose the rest of the UnAmerican folks there. Tard!

Thordr said...

how do these people even remeber to breath?

Eric said...

Robin Hayes, a Republican Representative from North Carolina who is seeking reelection, is apparently dumber than a box of rocks, and thinks his constituents are, too.

Speaking as a native North Carolinian, and as a native Charlottean (part of Hayes' congressional district is in my hometown), he's probably right.

Hayes' district includes Jesse Helms hometown and a whole lot of middle-of-nowhere. It's not exactly the part of the state anyone who isn't from there is most proud of. The old, "It's a great place to live, but I'd hate to visit it," doesn't even apply, either. If you lived there, you'd move. As for "visits," does driving through it on your way to the beach count?

There are mills, which are mostly failing because all the work has gone overseas to people who are even cheaper than undereducated non-union workers with nothing else to do. There are tobacco farms, and tobacco isn't as strong as it used to be and anyway tobacco farms are about the ugliest-looking kinds of farms you can imagine, it's not like driving past a field of rolling wheat or the undulating green landscape of a dairy farm; occasional there's a field of corn, instead. The occasional signs of economic health come in the form of industrial parks that look like they fell out of the sky, probably from the hand of a toddler god that got bored chewing on an dour assemblage of pastel concrete and black glass. The further east you go in North Carolina, the flatter and sandier the ground gets. There are a lot of churches, which I have to mention not because I'm going to take a cheap elitist shot at religion but because they're almost all ugly churches, generic houses of God that looked like they were all stamped from the same non-denominational template except for the ones in converted houses and trailers; I don't suppose that's what you care about if you're a neighborhood Christian, but driving by on 74 you sort of start hating the repugnant sameness of everything, whether it's the same farms or the same houses or the same churches or the same cheap motels or even the same sleazy titty bars in squat little red storehouse-looking buildings just off the road and barely out of view. It's possible that Anson and Richmond counties, which make up a good chunk of Hayes' congressional district, are some other Hell's Hell.

If Hayes' district represents the "real America," I have to confess I'm not too partial to it.

Eric said...

(PS: here's a picture of Hell, not as designed by Hieronymous Bosch or Dante, but as designed by a slightly-retarded eight-year old with a crayon who was assigned the chore of gerrymandering a Congressional district.)

vince said...

Actually Nathan, it's Michele Bachmann, and what she said was worse. She was on Hardball on MSNBC, and she was asked by host Chris Matthews whether she believes that Obama may have anti-American views. She replied, "Absolutely. I'm very concerned that he may have anti-American views." She also said that the national media should scrutinize all members of Congress about whether they hold these "anti-American views."

She now blames it on the fact that the question was a "gotcha" and she fell into the "trap" laid for her by Matthews, as she didn't suggest the phrase "anti-American."

But she ran with it, repeating the phrase instead of say "no, I don't believe he holds anti-American views", then expressing her views appropriately. Plus, she then asked for a media investigation into others who may hold such views.

No, Rep. Bachmann, you can't blame it all on Matthews. Yes, it was a trap, but it did what it was meant to do, display your real feelings. If you hadn't actually felt that way, you would have repudiated the question. And you didn't.

Carol Elaine said...

Michele Bachmann is worse than a 'tard - she's an evil, disingenuous creature who reminds me of Katherine Harris and who makes me want to throw things at the TV.

Nathan said...

I stand corrected.

I, too...am a Tard.

I Tard, therefore I am?

Et tu, Tardus?

A Tard, by any other name...?

If you prick us, do we not Tard?

You, sir, are no Tard.

Sometimes you feel like a Tard; sometimes you don't.

Janiece Murphy said...

A Tard, by any other name, would still be Walter Wagner.

Random Michelle K said...

I am an Imaginary American?

Someone attempted to take the square root of me.