Put this on top of the “you just cant make these things up” file. This is a story that perfectly describes the lunacy of the past election and the incompetence of the republican party. The Republicans started their takeover of the house by reading the US Constitution on the floor. The party called it a ” nod” to the “tea party” and after the day was done we see that it truly was. While I applaud the republican party for finally reading the Constitution, it costs the taxpayers over $1 Million taxpayer dollars for the theatrics, and they even took their own editing liberties with the 200+ year old document. While that highlighted their pure hypocrisy the truly funny part was what happened next. As reported on Huffington Post:
Two House Republicans have cast votes as members of the 112th Congress, but were not sworn in on Wednesday, a violation of the Constitution on the same day that the GOP had the document read from the podium.
The Republicans, incumbent Pete Sessions of Texas and freshman Mike Fitzpatrick, missed the swearing in because they were at a fundraiser in the Capitol Visitors Center. The pair watched the swearing-in on television from the Capitol Visitors Center with their hands raised.
As if all of this was not enough, A true \"tea party\" spokeswoman named Theresa, gave us the icing on the cake.
As one House member read the text from Article Two, section one – “No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President” – a woman in the Gallery who called herself Theresa began shrieking, “Except Obama, except Obama, help us, Jesus!” Yes, friends and neighbors, she was a “Birther,” one of those who refuse to believe, despite all evidence to the contrary, that Barack Obama is a citizen of the United States, and is therefore ineligible to be President. In other words, Theresa is a pillar of the base that supports the “Tea Party” faction of our newly-minted House majority.
It is going to be a LONG two years!