They’re all David Brat now:
“He’s just absolutely ignoring the Constitution, and ignoring the laws, and ignoring the checks and balances,” Barletta said. “The problem is, you know, what do you do? For those that say impeach him for breaking the laws or bypassing the laws. Could that pass in the House? It probably, it probably could. Is the majority the American people in favor of impeaching the president? I’m not sure.”
In explaining why such a dramatic move could be plausible, Barletta referenced the recent defeat of Majority Leader Eric Cantor by little-known Tea Party candidate David Brat in thestate’s Republican primary.
“What happened in Virginia you’re going to see happen around the country,” he said. “If [constituents] don’t feel that you’re standing up for them they’re going to throw you out and they’re going to send someone else in … There’s a big message here that people in Washington better pay close attention to.”
What’s amazing here is that in Tea People world, all of these things are so obviously true that they require no explanation. Of course Obama’s been “ignoring the Constitution” and breaking the law. But…what the hell is he talking about? Why do so many political journalists just let members of Congress say this kind of stuff without asking them to elaborate? If Barletta had to explain what he means by “ignoring the Constitution” he’d look like a fool.