Monday, March 22, 2010

Rep. Randy Neugebauer admits to yelling “baby killer”


Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-TX) admits that he was the guy you yelled “baby killer” during Bart Stupak’s speech on the House floor. Neugebauer says he was talking about the bill and not Bart Stupak. 
From Politico: “Last night was the climax of weeks and months of debate on a health care bill that my constituents fear and do not support,” Neugebauer said in a news release. “In the heat and emotion of the debate, I exclaimed the phrase ‘it’s a baby killer’ in reference to the agreement reached by the Democratic leadership. While I remain heartbroken over the passage of this bill and the tragic consequences it will have for the unborn, I deeply regret that my actions were mistakenly interpreted as a direct reference to Congressman Stupak himself.”

I said earlier today, I really don’t care who said it or why. Given the Democrats behavior over health care they are not deserving of many kind words. to me Neugebauer sounds like he is covering his ass with an apology. If so he is being your typical wimpy Republican who goes out of his way not to offend the delicate sensibilities of leftists. This is an exercise in futility, because leftists heap scorn upon Republicans and conservatives no matter what they say or do, so why waste time placating them?

There is no way to really know if Neugebauer meant Stupak or the bill, the audio is not that clear. However, if Neugebauer really did mean to call Stupak a baby killer, then he should have the two stones to stand by the statement. These empty apologies by elected officials are growing very tiresome.

11 comments:

Esho Woman said...

Why do you have Dr. King in your banner? Perhaps you haven't heard of the Poor People's Campaign? I am mystified by black Republicans. If you are for guns fine, anti-choice,anti-marriage equality, for small government that is your choice. But the Republican Party used the Southern Strategy to lure people who balked at civil rights, and contend that blacks are cultural and morally dysfunctional, ignoring slavery and jim crow segregation, a failed industrial base and educational system combined with white flight. I really don't get you guys. Washington's Altlanta Compromise did not stop lynching, rape and race riots. Why do you think his ideas would work now.

Anonymous said...

I would like to heap scorn upon this Republican and conservative precisely because of what he said.

His explanation is totally laughable; who except a half-brain dead GOP lap dog would believe it. It makes no sense to cry out at the time he did if he is not trying to comment on the current speaker.

What an A$$.

RightCoast said...

He said the truth.

EvMick said...

Sad.

I'd say vote this guy out too.

Not because of what he said. I agree with what he said. But because he tried to wimp out.

What he should have said...on the FLOOR of the house.

"HELL YEAH!!!! I called him a BABY KILLER. What's it to ya?"
"

But no...he wimped.

Clifton B said...

Esho Woman:

Welcome to ABC. King is on my banner because I admire him, ideology be damn. Yes I have heard of the Poor People's Campaign. Do you remember this King quote?

One day the South will know that when these disinherited children of God sat down at lunch counters they were in reality standing up for the best in the American dream and the most sacred values in our Judaeo-Christian heritage, and thusly, carrying our whole nation back to those great wells of democracy which were dug deep by the founding fathers in the formulation of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.
"Letter from a Birmingham Jail," April 1963


As you can see, you can find some of MLK on both sides of the ideological spectrum.

At the time of Civil Rights, socialism probably made a lot of sense to King. Today when blacks have occupied the Presidency, Sec. of State, National Security Advisor and Supreme Court Justice (none of which came from privileged backgrounds) do you think King would still hold onto socialist beliefs as a means of advancement? I tend to think not, especially since many of the Poor People's Campaign's goals are the same ones espoused by today's Democratic Party. A party whose policies still have not fixed any of the core problems facing the black community even when there is no Republican opposition.

Just one final thing, please note that the terms Republican and Conservative are not interchangeable. They have not been for quite sometime.

Clifton B said...

Anonymous:

If you listen to the audio, there is too much noise to know for sure if Neugebauer was referring to Stupak or the bill. That being said, I would have called Stupak a baby killer and not regretted it on bit.

Clifton B said...

RightCoast:

If he was referring to Stupak then he get an AMEN from me.

Clifton B said...

EvMick:

Yes that wimpy stuff, works my last nerve too. The left can call people on the right anything they like and you don't see many of them saying I'm sorry.

Debra J.M. Smith said...

Will the "Baby Killer" shouter, please step forward and get your congressional spanking! The Republican congressman from Texas who shouted out, "Baby Killer" during the health care bill debates, claims he said, "It is a baby killer."

What I find very interesting about this whole thing are the gasps and the anger of the actual baby killer liberals in congress that truly do vote for the killing of the unborn. I mean, think about it. These people want to put their voices to the killing of the unborn, nothing less than what Hitler did to the Jews, but they gasp and are shocked, at being called a "Baby Killer?" What gives? I guess the truth really does hurt sometimes!

Debra J.M. Smith
of
InformingChristians.com

Clifton B said...

Debra JMS:

What I find very interesting about this whole thing are the gasps and the anger of the actual baby killer liberals in congress that truly do vote for the killing of the unborn. I mean, think about it. These people want to put their voices to the killing of the unborn, nothing less than what Hitler did to the Jews, but they gasp and are shocked, at being called a "Baby Killer?" What gives? I guess the truth really does hurt sometimes!

The reason for this Debra is because liberal cannot exists without their cloak of phony compassion. When you call them out or call out their deeds as evil, they become apocalyptic because the jig is up. This is why they had a panic attack over Death Panels.

Esho Woman said...

You are a social conservative, I can respect that. What I cannot respect is the constant bashing of African Americans I perceive coming from Republican party. Culture is art, music, literature, dance, ect. I have lived in several places within the African diaspora and I am sick of the way black folks are seen as dysfunctional and less than other nationalities. I think what MLK would have done is irrelevant and best left to fantasy like on the Boondocks.

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