His Name Is Congressman Hank Johnson, And He Is An Imbecile (Absolute Must See Clip)
Apr 8, 2010 at 11:26 AM
DailyBail in comedy, comedy video, congress, congress, guam, hank johnson, sylvia graham, video

UPDATE Friday 12:05 pm:  A helpful reader has informed us that Congressman Johnson is suffering from advanced liver disease as a result of Hepatitis C.

The story below should be viewed in that context.  Confusion and disorientation are symptoms of hepatic encephalopathy which can occur when the liver loses function.


The comedy begins early this morning.  Allow me to tell a short family story.  My aunt, Sylvia Graham, (my mother's next older sister -- pictured above winning the 2000 Women's Bass Fishing National Championship) was recruited in 2006 at the young age of 69 to run for the Indiana General Assembly (the Statehouse) by local party officials.  During the campaign, before her first visit to meet with state party leaders, she was warned to be prepared that some of those she would meet might not be very intelligent, and that she should make sure not to make any sarcastic remarks or make fun of them.  It runs in the family.

Now to the point.  Earlier this week, we got a taste of the incomprehensible stupidity that freely roams the halls of Capitol Hill, and in this case, even gets to cast one of 535 votes on all matters of national importance.  He is Congressman Hank Johnson, and he is an imbecile. 

Please watch the following:

Can We Get A Mandatory IQ Test For Congress? 

Democrat Rep. Hank Johnson worries loading too many people onto Guam could capsize the island.  This is not a joke.  Johnson will undoubtedly be re-elected in a landslide this Fall.


From the LA Times

First, before you watch this short but remarkable video, a little background on Democratic Rep. Hank Johnson.

He's from Georgia's Fourth District. A Washington, D.C. native, he's the fellow who took office in 2007 after knocking off former five-term Democratic Rep. Cynthia McKinney.

A former county judge, the 55-year-old is an attorney, and he has received 100 ratings from the ADA and ACLU.

In this House Armed Services Committee hearing last Friday (no, it wasn't April Fool's Day), Johnson was questioning Admiral Robert Willard, head of the U.S. Pacific fleet, about the stationing of 5,000 additional U.S. Marines and their families on the western Pacific island of Guam, a 212-square-mile American territory that is 30 miles long and from four to 12 miles wide.

Of course, since Johnson is one of 535 members of the United States Congress, everything he says is important. But pay particular attention to the congressman's comments starting at the 1:16 mark and the pregnant pause after his stated concern and hand gestures.

Followed by the admiral's admirably measured military response.

Also, remember you are paying Congressman Johnson's salary this year -- $174,000.


Featured comment from Gompers:

When I first saw this a few days ago I spit my beer all over the place laughing. If I had been answering the question I would have responded that we would seperate the marines into 4 groups of 2 thousand matched by weight, on the four corners of Guam to prevent tipping. And since the Marines are officially part of the Navy, they would be adequately trained to bail and would be issued buckets in the event of an emergency...




Update on Apr 9, 2010 at 12:05 PM by Registered CommenterDailyBail

Updated with a link to reflect the possibility that Johnson's liver disease was responsible for his confusion in the video above...



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