It is a sad fact of life that there exists many whose sole reason for existence seems to as much as a blight on the enjoyment of life as they possibly can. Narcissistic to the core and contemptuous of those they believe who are beneath them (which just happens to be most ordinary folk), these bringers of misery wreak havoc with people’s lives whilst proclaiming their actions are “for the greater good.” As we all know though, that these actions hurt most people except for those proposing such actions. RightWingPatriot.com offers up another of these blowhards as the recipient of this week’s Jerk of the Week.
Unlike in previous weeks, the Jerk of the Week this time around came out of the gate strong and clinched the honors right away. I thought it would be a monumental, but not impossible task, to dethrone this jerk by the week’s end, but nobody sunk low enough in human decency to wrest the honors from our chosen jerk. Without further ado, the Jerk of the Week is Jim McDermott.
This week saw some fantastic, and disheartening, hearings in the House of Representatives over the IRS scandal of the harassment and intimidation of conservative groups. While many Democrats spinned for the IRS and the Obama administration, one blowhard rose above the others, Representative Jim McDermott from Washington. This progressive oaf lambasted the victims of the IRS harassment and blamed them for it! He called their groups “highly political” (unlike the progressive groups rubber-stamped by the IRS) and that they were essentially asking for a tax audit.
This response from an elected official to represent American citizens is foul and odious. The harassment that the individuals and group suffered went way beyond a mere audit. People’s lives and businesses were thrown into disarray and livelihoods threatened, vote participation was suppressed, and the possibility of jail time was called into play as that the IRS asked hypothetical questions under the penalty of perjury. Answer a question wrong because your guess of future conduct was off and you could find yourself in the federal pen!
Of course, Jim McDermott doesn’t care about any of this. He is a darling of the progressive agenda in America and doesn’t give one iota to defending the US Constitution. Why defend a document that is the basis of our republic when it stands in the way of total big government? The fact that conservative groups were targeted is the icing on the cake for McDermott. Blaming the conservative groups for the government harassment is like blaming a woman for being raped because she wore a mini-skirt. In other words, it’s total crap. In fact, following the actual law is an alien concept for McDermott. This piece of filth was sued by John Boenher for illegally taping a telephone call and then leaking that tape to the press. Boenher won and McDermott owes $1 million dollars for his lawbreaking.
For not standing up for the Constitutional right of American citizens, for showing utter disdain for those who dare to stand up against Emperor Obama and the progressive agenda, and for blaming the entire situation on the innocent victims, Jim McDermott is our Jerk of the Week.
Our runner-up for Jerk of the Week is Christopher Swindell, a journalism professor at Marshall University. This ivory tower blowhard opined in a op-ed that the National Rifle Association is guilty of treason and are “worthy of a firing squad.” This idiot also claimed that the NRA “advocates armed rebellion against the duly elected government of the United States of America.” This leech of society (whose salary is paid by the state) can’t wait to use armed force against those who stand against Obama and what he considers mainstream ideals. Of course, progressive freaks like Swindell think that there’s a right-wing bias to the media and that Stalin was just misunderstood.
These are his words:
“To turn the song lyric they so love to quote back on them, ‘We’ll put a boot in your —, it’s the American way.’
Except it won’t be a boot. It’ll be an M1A Abrams tank, supported by an F22 Raptor squadron with Hellfire missiles. Try treason on for size. See how that suits. And their assault arsenal and RPGs won’t do them any good.”
Ah, the blessed reasoning of a progressive statist. Disagree with them and the full might of the state will fall upon you with options available, especially lethal force. Of course, they would change their tune if the government in power wasn’t ideologically aligned with them and they were targeted. Jerk.