Oh, dear.

What sparked the pitiful screeching? Why, that pesky Constitution was read on the House floor this morning.

The buzz started yesterday, when the plan to read The Constitution was reported.

Heh. Prescient! The Left did seem to be terribly frightened by the thought of exposure to that icky, old Constitution.

Classy. Also, racism. Or something.

Evidently, someone took it past screeching on the Internet to shrieking in person.

Twitter reacted as only it can.

And, win.

It is more than “a hundred years old” and stuff, right Ezra?

  • ForTheRepublic

    Heh. Maybe we ought to read the Constitution aloud in D.C. every day! It seems to help weed out the crazies. Of course if we did that, there wouldn’t be anyone left in D.C.

    • JINNASH

      Sure there would, just those who are there to work. Not waste our money with Sally Quinn parties.

    • JINNASH

      Sure there would, just those who are there to work. Not waste our money with Sally Quinn parties.

  • journogal

    Love the tweet referencing Nancy Pelosi! That’s gold right there.

    • 3seven77

      The only thing better would be to hear Pelosi screaming, “I’m melting!!! Meltingggg!”

      • journogal

        And them commenced to do so would have been even more fabulous.

    • V the K

      Wonder if the rest of the coven was chanting spells to keep Nancy’s face from melting; like Snape in the quidditch match in the first Harry Potter Movie

      • lcky9

        no our tax dollars paying for her botox was..

      • lcky9

        no our tax dollars paying for her botox was..

    • V the K

      Wonder if the rest of the coven was chanting spells to keep Nancy’s face from melting; like Snape in the quidditch match in the first Harry Potter Movie

  • FGCU_James

    You have to love the lefties who scream when the Constitution is read, and yet hide behind it every time they think it will protect them.

    • Sons Thunder

      These lefties aren’t upset at the contenet of The Constitution. They obviously are upset that the House is wasting their time on nonsense. Yes, it’s a great document. So are The Federalist Papers. But reading them on the floor of the House is hardly the most pressing issue of the day.

      • lcky9

        NO but it’s a good REVIEW for them .. I like my tax dollars going to REMIND them just WHOM they work for..

      • lcky9

        NO but it’s a good REVIEW for them .. I like my tax dollars going to REMIND them just WHOM they work for..

      • robcrawford2

        The Constitution is what gives the federal government its legitimacy. There is no more pressing issue than reminding politicians that they are not naturally or divinely endowed with the power they wield, that they have it only because we the people have loaned it to them.

        • Sons Thunder

          That’s a beautiful sentiment and it’s no big deal to me that members of the House chose to spend their time this way.

          However – the Twitchy piece and many of the comments suggest that these lefties were upset at the content of The Constitution (look no further than the comment by FGCU_James).

          I think you’re an optimist to think the reading did anything to remind House members of their responsibility to this country.

          Regardless, pretending that people who thought this was a waste of time are Constitution haters is dishonest and that was what I was addressing.

          • shimauma

            you are obviously here because you have nothing better to do and feel guilty about being an unproductive member of society.

          • Sons Thunder

            From what I can see from your recent activity, you are here in order to make ad hominem attacks. I was hoping you might be able to raise the level of discourse.

          • JINNASH

            No one can claim that reading the Constitution is a waste of time and then support Obamacare, Planned Parenthood, NPR/Pacifica Radio, Pork Barrel projects, useless hearings/press conferences on gun control, Nancy Pelosi and anything she and her spend-aholic friends support, taxpayer vote buying(OBAMA PHONE!), etc.
            If people are worried about “waste” then put hard and enforceble requirements in all welfare programs, follow the Joe Arpio model for prisoners, counter sue the ACLU for legal fees every single time the file a “lawfare” law suit, etc.

          • Sons Thunder

            That’s a straw man argument – no one cited in the Twitchy article was talking trash on The Constitution or saying that “reading the Constitution is a waste of time.”

          • JINNASH

            Might want to check some of the opposing comments. Your reply may have been premature.

          • JINNASH

            Might want to check some of the opposing comments. Your reply may have been premature.

          • Sons Thunder

            That’s a straw man argument – no one cited in the Twitchy article was talking trash on The Constitution or saying that “reading the Constitution is a waste of time.”

          • Well Done

            If you think reading the founding document of the country is a waste of time, you’re part of the problem.

          • Sons Thunder

            Neither I nor anyone cited in this article made that argument.

          • rbtpowell

            The “House is wasting their time on nonsense”, I beg to differ………

          • Sons Thunder

            Neither I nor anyone cited in this article made that argument.

          • Well Done

            If you think reading the founding document of the country is a waste of time, you’re part of the problem.

          • TheKingJAK

            I get where you’re coming from and I respect your opinion, but I don’t see this as a waste at all. I believe that every new Congressional session should begin with a full and thorough reading of our Constitution. Too many people overlook and forget what it stands for, especially our representative servants, and they would do well to remind themselves just what it is that they stand for.

        • Sons Thunder

          That’s a beautiful sentiment and it’s no big deal to me that members of the House chose to spend their time this way.

          However – the Twitchy piece and many of the comments suggest that these lefties were upset at the content of The Constitution (look no further than the comment by FGCU_James).

          I think you’re an optimist to think the reading did anything to remind House members of their responsibility to this country.

          Regardless, pretending that people who thought this was a waste of time are Constitution haters is dishonest and that was what I was addressing.

      • robcrawford2

        The Constitution is what gives the federal government its legitimacy. There is no more pressing issue than reminding politicians that they are not naturally or divinely endowed with the power they wield, that they have it only because we the people have loaned it to them.

      • shimauma

        Actually, when a libturd hears the The Constitution being read, they molt and their skin breaks out into these terrible sores. Why do you think they want the gub’mint to pay for plastic surgery?

      • FGCU_James

        It may seem like a waste of time, but personally, I think each new Congress should be started by a reading of the Constitution (Senate too). Reason being that it never hurts to remind these people whom we’ve chosen to represent our interests in Congress of the rules they must follow.

        The “it’s a waste of time” argument is lost on me, considering they apparently consider it a “waste of time” for the Senate to pass a budget (which they haven’t done in over 3 years BTW), or come to a deal on the fiscal cliff in a timely fashion.

        • Sons Thunder

          I was making a very narrow point regarding the interpretation of a few tweets from people nobody has ever heard of.

          The article and comments were suggesting that liberals just can’t stand to read The Constitution (in fact, the mere act of hearing the words causes Nancy Pelosi to scream in agony).

          It seemed obvious that you and others were taking a couple tweets from several people tired of empty gestures and political grandstanding and pretending that their disgust was with The Constitution itself rather than with the people reading the great document.

          As I said, my point was a narrow one. I stand beside it.

          • FGCU_James

            The other thing you ought to keep in mind is a lot of those comments are simply poking fun at progressives.

            I mean, have some sense. Narrow point or no, Nancy Pelosi doesn’t actually scream if someone quotes/reads from the Constitution.

            Then again, considering her dislike of reading things (“We have to pass it to find out what’s in it!”), she probably thinks it’s just GOP talking points or something lol

          • Sons Thunder

            Gotcha! Of course, just like every other tiresome, humorless s.o.b. out there, I like to think I have an awesome sense of humor!

            I think this Twitchy piece just really bothered me because it seemed so dishonest. No one cited was trashing The Constitution but the author gave that impression.

            Also, from what was presented, the protester had nothing to do with the reading of The Constitution but that got shoehorned in here as well.

            Well, guess I’ll leave this one alone and take my Abe Simpson act to a different thread!

      • FGCU_James

        It may seem like a waste of time, but personally, I think each new Congress should be started by a reading of the Constitution (Senate too). Reason being that it never hurts to remind these people whom we’ve chosen to represent our interests in Congress of the rules they must follow.

        The “it’s a waste of time” argument is lost on me, considering they apparently consider it a “waste of time” for the Senate to pass a budget (which they haven’t done in over 3 years BTW), or come to a deal on the fiscal cliff in a timely fashion.

      • Vennoye

        Well, if you believe the article that Huffington Post did on the new Democratic House members last week, the main thing it is taking their time away from is “fundraising”. Was a eye opener to see how much time, everyday, is spent on party fund raising. BTW, it applied to both parties…….

        • Sons Thunder

          When I first saw this piece at Twitchy, that’s exactly what came to my mind as well.

          It is truly disgusting and depressing to see how members of the House (and I’m sure the Senate as well) spend their time.

          We have a bunch of cowards that sit in fear of losing funds from their biggest donors and, when it comes time to vote, they know what their donors want.

      • http://profiles.google.com/sanddog Ms Anonymous

        Actually it is THE most pressing issue of the day. It forms the basis for our government and outlines what the government may and may not do. Not only should they read it, they should live by it.

    • Sons Thunder

      These lefties aren’t upset at the contenet of The Constitution. They obviously are upset that the House is wasting their time on nonsense. Yes, it’s a great document. So are The Federalist Papers. But reading them on the floor of the House is hardly the most pressing issue of the day.

    • http://www.facebook.com/jesse.perlsteinmizrachi Jesse Perlstein-Mizrachi

      This guy is a pay to play protester, a professional. Essentially the male equivalent of a crack whore.

  • https://twitter.com/johnmark19 bruce mercer

    the senate needs its lesson too

  • Purple State

    Four tweets is all it takes for Twitchy to declare “the Left did seem to be terribly frightened.” Really? An entire political ideology is represented by four tweets? Such consensus!

    I guess it’s all a day’s work in reinforcing a false narrative.

    • TocksNedlog

      Do you need to have the word “seem” defined for you?

      • http://twitter.com/yahneverknowCB yahneverknow

        I’m thinking that we need to have a dictionary drive. There are several regular trolls around here that need to brush up. Then again, might have to teach them how to use it. That would take a while…

      • Purple State

        Nope, because my question isn’t about the verb choice. My question is about using four tweets to make a statement about all subscribers to a particular ideology. It’s not about semantics, it’s about lack of evidence and baseless claims.

        • TocksNedlog

          NOBODY made such a statement. Therefore, guess WHO is the ONLY one making “baseless claims”?

          • Purple State

            Um Twitchy did. See above. See also most of the comments in this forum.

        • TocksNedlog

          NOBODY made such a statement. Therefore, guess WHO is the ONLY one making “baseless claims”?

    • ceemack

      The reactions of liberals to an actual reading of the Constitution reminds me of a vampire’s reaction to garlic.

      • Sons Thunder

        Not a single referenced tweet is from anyone who hates The Constitution. They are from people disgusted that the House is wasting time on an empty gesture instead of working on legislation that could actually be useful.

        • robcrawford2

          What legislation would be useful?

          A budget? The House has passed them; the Senate kills them.

          • Sons Thunder

            I was responding to Chris McKeever’s implication that liberals hate the Constitution as a vampire hates garlic.

            I believe that is a dishonest reading of the 4 tweets cited in the article.

          • shimauma

            and we’ve already proven that a libturd *belief* has never really relied on an actual fact.

          • Rabid

            The left loves it….but only the parts they cherry-pick that suits them.

        • robcrawford2

          What legislation would be useful?

          A budget? The House has passed them; the Senate kills them.

        • shimauma

          useful, like raising taxes on people already paying over 50%? useful like giving more money to the mooselimb countries that want to blow us up?

        • http://profiles.google.com/sanddog Ms Anonymous

          They need to read the constitution because that might actually remind them that the vast majority of the legislation they are considering does not fall under their lawful duties.

        • Purple State

          Exactly. It’s just theatre.

      • Sons Thunder

        Not a single referenced tweet is from anyone who hates The Constitution. They are from people disgusted that the House is wasting time on an empty gesture instead of working on legislation that could actually be useful.

    • shimauma

      one tweet is all it takes to get a libturd like yourself to come to a conservative news site and whine.

      • Purple State

        Not whining. Pointing out baseless claims.

        And “libturd?” New tone? Civility?

        • shimauma

          LOLS! Civility for the same group of people who want the president of the NRA to be shot??? LOLS you really are a turd for brains. You obviously can’t tell the difference between factual claims and the whining jumping jacks your liberal scum friends do when they shout “racism”

  • TocksNedlog

    Gotta love the all-caps tweeter demanding that our elected lawmakers read The Supreme Law of the Land ‘on their own time’.

    • $22639970

      Reading the Constitution on ‘company time’ would seem to be an entirely appropriate exercise. Besides, it keeps them busy and out of our hair.

      • lcky9

        wouldn’t the Constitution be the same as reading a company handbook..

        • robcrawford2

          Exactly

        • robcrawford2

          Exactly

        • $22639970

          One would certainly think so.

      • lcky9

        wouldn’t the Constitution be the same as reading a company handbook..

    • vc

      Yeah like congressmen are paid by the hour. Hilarious.

    • vc

      Yeah like congressmen are paid by the hour. Hilarious.

  • Sheerie Knoll

    I love when the House reads the Constitution …. The Senate should too. Why would anyone object to it? It is what each one has sworn to protect.

  • WVS

    Ban abortion and assault weapons? Okay, he still doesn’t understand the Second Amendment, but he’s got a more consistent position than the whole Democratic Party.

  • stuckinIL4now

    The US Constitution should be read in the Senate chamber with all senators present and the doors locked, as well as to the prez and the veep locked inside the Oval Office until the entire document, including The Bill of Rights, has been read. Then they should all be tested on it, especially the parts that define their own jobs.

  • marcellucci

    They should have topped it off with a reading of the Gettysburg Address……

    • robcrawford2

      Naw. Read “War and Peace” followed by “The Silmarillion”.

      The less time Congress has to meddle, the better for the rest of us.

    • robcrawford2

      Naw. Read “War and Peace” followed by “The Silmarillion”.

      The less time Congress has to meddle, the better for the rest of us.

  • Dave Maitland

    Now the POS wants to Hide behind children in the speech as this government allows abortions to KILL THOUSANDS of babies — we have a word for this crap-hipocrit. Leave MY RIGHTS ALONE

    • WVS

      So I’m not the first one to think of a really awful, 100% apolitical reason why Obama might want lots of little kids around him as he proposes radical gun control measures?

      • shimauma

        Like the politician in the Dead Zone, or the palestinians that hide behind babies and children when they fire at the enemy

    • WVS

      So I’m not the first one to think of a really awful, 100% apolitical reason why Obama might want lots of little kids around him as he proposes radical gun control measures?

  • BeyondPolls

    They should be forced to read it at the beginning of every new session.

  • V the K

    Nancy Pelosi arrives to take her seat in Congress.

    • Purple State

      GOP war on women.

    • Purple State

      GOP war on women.

    • Shambhala666

      Always read your funny blog.

  • V the K

    Nancy Pelosi arrives to take her seat in Congress.

  • lcky9

    At least this person who yelled realizes ABORTION kills children.. more than a person on the left would do,,and look at the stats which kills MORE children in ANY given year ABORTION or Assault rifles???

  • lcky9

    At least this person who yelled realizes ABORTION kills children.. more than a person on the left would do,,and look at the stats which kills MORE children in ANY given year ABORTION or Assault rifles???

  • Emily B

    My son is required to MEMORIZE not only the Preamble to the Constitution, but the American’s Creed, The Rights of the Americans, portions of the Declaration of Independence, portions of the Bill of Rights, The Gettysburg Address, the States/Capitals, and the Presidents. He has done it every year since 3rd grade (he is now in 6th). Why shouldn’t the people in charge of this country read it once in a while??

  • Emily B

    My son is required to MEMORIZE not only the Preamble to the Constitution, but the American’s Creed, The Rights of the Americans, portions of the Declaration of Independence, portions of the Bill of Rights, The Gettysburg Address, the States/Capitals, and the Presidents. He has done it every year since 3rd grade (he is now in 6th). Why shouldn’t the people in charge of this country read it once in a while??

  • http://Twitter.com/jkerrysforehead John Kerry’s Forehead

    Rather my tax $ went to this over multi-million $ vacations for BO

  • http://Twitter.com/jkerrysforehead John Kerry’s Forehead

    Rather my tax $ went to this over multi-million $ vacations for BO

  • peteee363

    i think any new law passed should be no longer then the constitution is. no more thousands of pages with hidden items in it!

  • lbeacham

    We have a President that has said the Constitution is flawed and a Supreme Court Justice that suggest countries needing a Constitutional model not consider our “outdated one”. Both of these public employees have millions of adoring fans. What is our future to be?

  • maddmedic

    And most were clueless as to what was being read or what it all meant!!