Last night during a speech condemning Michigan’s new right-to-work legislation, the Democratic capsizing-island-phobe used a rather colorful metaphor to illustrate his point. The fight between the Michigan GOP and Big Labor was like an unfair cage match between a giant and … a midget. Needless to say, the “m-word” didn’t go over terribly well in politically correct circles, and Johnson apologized today in what can only be described as a beautiful trainwreck of a floor speech. Behold:
A true statesman, ladies and gents. And Twitterers had a field day with him:
Sounds like a headline from the Onion MT @ajc: Ga Rep Hank Johnson apologizes for alleging 30 midgets could possibly defeat a giant.
— Bert Brantley (@bertbrantley) December 13, 2012
— David (@cupsdaddy) December 13, 2012
Hank Johnson may have a midget sized brain. http://t.co/MXVrIgsC
— Bill Murphy (@billmurphy) December 13, 2012
I wonder if Rep. Hank Johnson accidentally caused an "abnormally small" person to tip over and capsize. #mword
— Matt Cover (@MattCover) December 13, 2012
Hank Johnson forswears the word ‘midget’>Maybe the other "m-word" is more appropriate. MORON! Who brings this idiot to work? #tcot
— Old Mac (@SPADOC) December 13, 2012
Cannot say “midget” on the floor of the House. Instead, please use “half-people,” “gremlins,” “dog jockeys,” or “compressed minorities.”
— James M. McGill (@MetricButtload) December 13, 2012
When things look bad and the possibility of disappointment sets in, the Dems come thru. Thanks Hank Johnson for your uplifting wisdom.
— Redeemed & Forgiven (@bill_sexton) December 13, 2012
Sincerely, a grateful nation.