You’d think by now that Republicans would have worked out that saying really outrageously dumb stuff just gets them laughed at and costs them votes with everyone but their base.
Paul Broun is one of the more radical members of the House Republican Caucus, which — like calling Richie Aprile one of the less ethical members of the Soprano family — is a highly superlative description. Broun, as you might expect, is a staunch, staunch Constitutional Conservative:
The Constitution I uphold and defend is the one I carry in my pocket all the time, the U.S. Constitution. I don’t know what Constitution that other members of Congress uphold, but it’s not this one. I think the only Constitution that Barack Obama upholds is the Soviet constitution, not this one.
The accusation that Obama fails to uphold the Constitution is pretty old hat by now. Far more novel and interesting is Broun’s claim that Obama has upheld the Soviet Constitution.
The Republicans haven’t yet realized that Obama doesn’t have to seek their annihilation, if they keep insisting on taking so much rope and hanging themselves with it. The death of the Republican Party seems to be proceeding on schedule, whether it’s part of Obama’s multi-thingy masterplan or not.
Of course, maybe Republicans believe they don’t need the votes of anyone except the most wingnut of their base if they can push through massive redistricting and a plan to change the way electoral votes are allocated. I’m a bit cynical about the ZOMG! reports coming out of the big A-list Dem “proggie” blogs on this though. It all smells just a little too much like the next “most important election EVAH!” push and plans that can’t pass court challenges aren’t plans at all.