I’ve often made fun of the Teabaggers on this here bloggy thing, calling them everything from illiterate — seriously, have your scene there sines ::sarcasm::: seen their signs— to stupid, moronic, asshatted, and sometimes dangerous.
Jim Wheeler fits all of those categories and more which is why he is a hands down winner of the coveted — coveted? — ISBL Asshat of the Week Award™.
Wheeler, a Nevada assemblyman, has come under fire recently for a YouTube video in which he is heard telling gathering of Republicans that he would vote to allow slavery if that’s what his constituents wanted him to do.
"If that's what they wanted, I'd have to hold my nose ... they'd probably have to hold a gun to my head, but yeah." — Assemblyman Jim Wheeler
Of course both sides, I mean the GOP and the Democrats, but not the Teabaggers themselves who might see Wheeler as their ‘Golden Child’ have denounced Wheeler and his stupidity.
"Assemblyman Wheeler's comments are deeply offensive and have no place in our society. He should retract his remarks and apologize." — Nevada Governor, and Republican, Brian Sandoval
Nevada Senator, and a Republican, Dean Heller called the Wheeler comments “insensitive and wrong," while Nevada’s Assembly Democratic caucus said they were "reprehensible and disgusting." Senate Minority Leader, Republican Michael Roberson took to Twitter to call Wheeler’s comments "outrageous … embarrassing and … just plain sad" before adding, "It's time for Jim Wheeler to find a new line of work."
I’m kinda thinking if his constituents would ask him to vote for slavery and he would, maybe they should ask for him to vote himself off Teabagistan Island and he would.
Now, though, he’s apologizing, sort of; Wheeler is playing that old ditty, the ♫ ♪ My Remarks Were Taken Out Of Context ♪ ♫ jive! He said he was just trying to make a point that he was elected to represent his constituents and he’d do what they wanted.
Um, well, Jim, howsabout saying that instead of saying you’d vote for slavery; see this … I represent the people of my district and I will do whatever they ask … sounds a helluva lot better than … I’d vote for slavery if my constituents wanted me to.
Wheeler now says he’s being falsely being portrayed as a bigot:
"Anyone who knows me knows that I could never vote for something like that. It's disgusting. It's beyond disgusting."
He might be right, but he’s being accurately portrayed as a morn who doesn’t know when to shut his piehole.
And that deserves the title of Asshat Of The Week, which, I like to think, Jim Wheeler’s constituents would vote for if they could.