The Capitol Hill Tea Party Didn’t Go As Smoothly As Anticipated


Okay, okay. Every once in a while, people mix up the Constitution and Declaration of Independence. Sure, it seems like lately the right-wing pot-stirrers seem to be doing it more than anyone else, but it’s obvious that when House Minority Leader John Boehner was brandishing the Constitution today on the steps of Capitol Hill and talking about how he was going to vote against health-care reform, the fact that he was actually quoting from the Declaration of Independence was a simple careless error, not stupidity. But watching this video of Republican congressman Todd Akin replace the word “indivisible” with the word “blergh!” in the Pledge of Allegiance, after delivering a speech about how the wording of that pledge is so important … that, well, that kind of seems like stupidity at work.