Recently, Rep. Jim Moran insulted America on an Arab television station overseas by claiming the 2010 election results were the result of racism. http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/01/democrat_rep_slanders_a...
Not so, Mr. Moran. And we will look at your "illustrious career," but first a quote from the movie "Secretariat."
When the horse's owner was being approached by a sports writer for information about the horse's health, she told the columnist that he wrote like a poet, so why was he covering sports? His reply was very close to this: "I covered politicians for years and got out because I wanted to cover the other end of the horse."
In 1995, Moran had to be restrained by the Capitol Police after a shoving match with California Republican Duke Cunningham on the house floor over President Bill Clinton's decision to send U.S. troops to Bosnia. "I thought he had been bullying too many people for too long, and I told him so," Moran recalled. "He said he didn't mean to be so accusatory... After that, he would bring me candy from California."
Moran was critical of the President during the final years of the Clinton administration: In 1998, during the Monica Lewinsky scandal, Moran was one of only 31 House Democrats to support launching a formal impeachment inquiry into President Bill Clinton. He told Time magazine that "This whole sordid mess is just too tawdry and tedious and embarrassing... It's like a novel that just became too full of juicy parts and bizarre, sleazy characters." Moran is also reported to have told First Lady Hillary Clinton that if she had been his sister, he would have punched her husband in the nose. Moran eventually decided not to vote for impeachment, explaining that Clinton had not compromised the country's security, and that he still respected him for what he had accomplished as President.
So Moran was for impeachment before he was against it. Bill Clinton didn't allegedly compromise the country's security - but Moran himself seems to have arguably done that this week by insulting the citizenry overseas.
On April 28, 2006, Moran, along with four other members of Congress, the now-deceased Rep. Tom Lantos of California, Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas, and James McGovern and John Olver of Massachusetts; as well as six other activists, was arrested for disorderly conduct in front of the Sudanese embassy in Washington, D.C., and spent 45 minutes in a jail cell before being released. They were protesting the alleged role of Sudan's government in ethnic cleansing in Darfur. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, "Their protest and civil disobedience was designed to embarrass the military dictatorship's ongoing genocide of its non-Arab citizens."
So Moran was against a Muslim regime's murders but now goes to a Muslim regime to complain about the US 2010 election results.
In May 2009, Moran introduced a bill that would restrict broadcast advertisements for erectile dysfunction or male enhancement medication. He said that such ads were indecent and should be prohibited on radio and television between the hours of 6 am and 10 pm, in accordance with Federal Communications Commission policy.[
I could think of a number of things to say, but would best leave this to The Comedy Channel and late night talk shows. Well...then again...since I've seen these commercials in daytime broadcasts, one could say Moran's campaign came up short and petered out.
Moran has appeared on The Colbert Report as part of its Better Know a District series. During the appearance he described himself as gentle, but later jokingly punched Colbert in the face (NOTE: a stage punch) after Colbert called Moran a coward. Moran also occasionally makes appearances on MSNBC, usually on Hardball with Chris Matthews and The Ed Show
I swear I didn't read this last one before I wrote this email.
Event 6: This is from CNN.http://articles.cnn.com/2003-03-11/politics/moran.jews_1_reston-con...
Rep. Jim Moran, D-Virginia, is in hot water with Jewish groups for declaring the "strong support" of the Jewish community was driving the push toward a war with Iraq.
The remarks, interpreted by some as anti-Semitic, were condemned Tuesday as "shocking" by the White House and labeled "offensive" by the leader of his own party in the House. Moran has apologized for the comments.
At a March 3 antiwar forum in Reston, Virginia, outside Washington, Moran talked about why he felt the antiwar movement was not stronger in the United States.
Well, at least Moran didn't blame the Jews for the Democrat losses in 2010. If the 1980 Reagan-Carter election is a guide, he may be able to blame the Jews for Obama losing in 2012, were that to happen.
He was one of the only 75 members of the House of Representatives to vote no on a bill that would cease federal funding for community organizer ACORN in September 2009.[
As the Church Lady said on Saturday Night Live, "Isn't that special?"