It is incredible to realize what a culture of hate can do to those who swear an oath to uphold the Constitution and serve in Congress. That hate-culture apparently numbed the ears of U.S. Rep. Bob Latta (R., Bowling Green) as he hosted one of those ‘America Speaking Out’ town hall meetings. The “speaking out” was either missed by Mr. Latta or dismissed by the right-wing congressman. The reporter from the Toledo Blade did not miss it.
The Blade says,
The person who made the statement, Robert Voska of Green Springs, said he was not referring specifically to the President, but said he regretted his remark and should not have said it. The speaker, who suggested Mr. Latta treat his colleagues as enemies, also expressed doubt about whether Mr. Obama was born in the United States was urging Mr. Latta to “get them impeached, … get them thrown in jail,” when Mr. Voska added, in a loud voice, “shot in the head.”
Rep. Latta made no response to either the birther conspiracy nor the assassination suggestion.
Mr. Voska, 47, a tool and die worker who said he is unemployed, told The Blade Monday night and again yesterday that he was not specifically referring to the President but rather to “all of them.”
“You take an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States. They voted for health care. That’s unconstitutional. They should all be impeached for that. They should be tried, convicted, and because they’re elected officials, I don’t know if jail’s good enough for them,” said Mr. Voska.
Right-wing conspiracy fools permitted to spew their idiotic nonsense as a member of Congress sits by and, through his silence, complicitly agrees with the hateful, ugly rhetoric. And, by the way, I have no doubt that Mr. Latta will be re-elected by a large margin this November because his constituents love that complicity.