Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the latest newbie Republican lawmaker who seems to believe his best chance of attaining political stardom in today’s bigoted and paranoid Republican Party is by promulgating fake scandals about President Obama and appealing to the ugliest elements of today’s GOP.
During a bizarre speech on the House Floor Monday, Rep. Jim Bridenstine, a freshman congressman from the ultra-conservative State of Oklahoma, became unhinged and spouted just about every delusional anti-government conspiracy imaginable, in a tactic that looked like it came straight out of the Roger Ailes’ Playbook.
Remember his name, because he’s either dumb enough to actually believe these twisted lies about President Obama and our government, or he’s evil enough to spread falsehoods in order to divide our country, spread anti-government paranoia, score political points and upgrade his standing in an increasingly out-of-touch and extreme Republican Party.
Showing blatant disrespect for the President, an all too familiar characteristic of modern-day Republicans, Bridenstine went one-by-one listing off the biggest manufactured GOP and Fox “News” scandals: the Fast and Furious operation, Obama’s response to the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya and the Justice Department’s seizure of journalists’ phone records.
But he wasn’t done there, he went on to accuse Health and Human Services Secretary, Kathleen Sibelius, of basically running around the country personally forcing every pregnant woman to have an abortion, and even found the time to assert that Vice President Joe Biden is “not fit to lead,” saying,
Mr. Speaker, the President’s dishonesty, incompetence, vengefulness and lack of moral compass lead many to suggest that he is not fit to lead.
The only problem is that his vice president is equally unfit and even more embarrassing.
Apparently, Bridenstine is quite proud of his undignified performance–he went on the Mark Levin Show on Tuesday and proclaimed that he has “gotten great encouragement” for his remarks from fellow Republicans.
Watch the video of Bridenstine’s ridiculous rant here: