Deficit Is a Myth, Nothing to See Here, Move Along

I saw this video linked at Hot Air and mentioned it to a (fairly liberal) colleague of mine. He gave me a look that said “no one is that dumb” and then started Google searches. When he watched the video his reaction was one of shock and disbelief.

Yes, it turns out, someone can be that dumb. Rep. Phil Hare (D-IL), was quoted as saying the following.

And we will see a terrible price that we will pay years down the road for letting our children down when they need us the absolute most. I’m not going to be part of that, so every minute that I have here is going to be spent debunking the myth that this country’s in debt and we just can’t spend.

I can’t help but link to the video on YouTube.

This is the same Phil Hare that stated that he didn’t care about the Constitution when creating laws. The country truly is in the best of hands.

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  • Hank

    Looks like a free republican ad ready to go.

    And Patty Murray is now the second dumbest person in congress.

  • oldpuppymax

    There really IS no national debt and the Constitution is irrelevant when it comes to writing laws. Yep…the guy is a democrat poster boy alright.

  • 914

    Now we see how lackwit got selected. The idiots that voted for him are on par with his own stupidity. Cripes!!

  • JSchuler

    Honestly, I’d be ok with that if he was also interested in debunking the myth that you have to pay taxes.

  • 914

    Kind of reminds me of Baghdad Bob.. “The Americans are not here” as he cast a glance at an M1 A1 pulling into view behind him.

    Denial is a terrible thing to witness. Dane will be by shortly to show us how its done.

  • marc

    I wish there was more than 28 seconds, not that I think there’s context that will save Hare’s bacon, but just to see how this moron tries to justify his ridiculous statement.

  • irongrampa

    His opponent is Bobby Schilling, who’s had a jump up in polls last few days.

    Hare may just have handed the race over, if Schilling can get out an ad with a verbatim quote.

  • SER

    I probably shouldn’t say this, but…

    Are we sure that “Dane” isn’t really Phil Hare?

  • Oyster

    Stupid should be painful.

  • Les Nessman

    “Stupid should be painful.”

    It will be, for us taxpayers.

  • zaugg

    Dane was unavailable for comment on “Are we sure that “Dane” isn’t really Phil Hare?”

  • Drago

    zaugg: “Dane was unavailable for comment on “Are we sure that “Dane” isn’t really Phil Hare?”

    Dane is unavailable as he is busy holding up the island of Guam to ensure it doesn’t capsize due to the increasing population.

    It’s probably a government job he got as a result of “RECOVERY SUMMER” baby!!

  • mag

    Honestly, how in the world do people like this get elected. Either it is voter fraud or real stupid people. Either way is very discouraging.

    Stupid people are very dangerous they put us all in peril.

  • Drago

    mag: “Honestly, how in the world do people like this get elected. Either it is voter fraud or real stupid people. Either way is very discouraging.”

    Well, they get elected by choosing to put themselves into the arena.

    All of the smartest folks I’ve ever met were adament that they would never run for public office, for whatever reason.

    The bottom line: you can only vote for people who run. I know I know. Ridiculously simple, but there you go.

    It’s reminiscent of 1996 when so many on the R-side were screaming for Jack Kemp to jump into the Presidential race. Naturally he didn’t, then, for whatever reason, said “ok” to the VP nod.

    Of course we all remember who our nominee was then: the “exciting” long-time Senator and Washington insider Bob Dole. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying Bob Dole is dumb (he’s not). Bob Dole is great American and apparently a great guy, but truthfully I almost fell asleep just typing his name…….

  • Tsar Nicholas II

    If I.Q. tests were prerequisites either for voting or for holding political offices then the Democrat Party would cease to exist.

  • Jay Guevara

    If I.Q. tests were prerequisites either for voting or for holding political offices then the Democrat Party would cease to exist.

    I’m beginning to think that an opposable thumb requirement would suffice to do that.

  • jim m

    “I’m beginning to think that an opposable thumb requirement would suffice to do that.”

    Nah. Passing that law would exclude many invertebrates and inanimate objects that display more intelligence than Phil Hare and his friends worrying about the risk of landmasses capsizing and throwing their populations into the oceans.

    The days when you could hide these idiots are gone now that video upload is so easily available online.

    No doubt the dems will be moving to pass laws to restrict access to the internet ASAP.

  • Danes substitute brain

    My messiah is the bestest hope for the free world you wingnut palin tea pawns. Barry the great will enact the fairness doctrine before january 1st and wingnutia will cease to exist. Hahahahaha

    And im mentally ill…..Ha hahahahahaahha

  • john

    I’m sure most of you will just shout me down with insults, but I hope those with language skills among you recognize that you’re bending what he said. He didn’t say it’s a myth that “this country’s in debt”. He said it’s a myth that “this country’s in debt and we just can’t spend.” See, there’s a full sentence there. The opposite of which would be his point: “this country’s in debt but we still can spend”.

    If Rupert Murdoch said “it’s a myth that I own Fox News and I’m using it to prop up Republicans”, would you really interpret it as him saying that he doesn’t really own Fox News?

  • Bob

    I was born, raised and work in Phil Hare’s district. He is a union-backed politician who appears to be dumb as a rock when it comes to American values such as Constitutional government or fiscal restraint. Only someone with no brain or soul could spout the claim that our children will thank us for leaving them so far in debt that they will never be able to repay what is owed and that taxes should go for higher and higher government salaries and pensions. This guy is the poster boy for major change in Washington.

  • Jim Addison

    Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, Phil – just ask Ted Kennedy.

  • Gmac

    “He said it’s a myth that this country’s in debt and we just can’t spend.”

    Therein lies the problem, the stupid bastard believes that he can spend freely because the Fed will just print more money for him when they run out of ours.

    The stupid is weapons grade in this one, I hope he is defeated.

  • JLawson

    “this country’s in debt but we still can spend”.

    A meth addict’s in trouble, but as long as he can whore himself out, he can still get more. Doesn’t matter what the damage is that’s being done, as long as he can get the meth, its all good – right?

    Just becuase you CAN do something, john, doesn’t mean you SHOULD be doing it.

    So does simple disagreement with your premise count as ‘shouting you down with insults’?

  • retired military

    Someone should tell him to stay off Guam. It is on the verge of tipping over and he wants to stay safe.

  • Oyster

    “…but truthfully I almost fell asleep just typing his name…….”

    That one made me laugh out loud 🙂

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    And JLawson, nicely put.

  • John

    So john, does that idiotic notion work for you personally, I mean when you’re out of money and all your credit cards are max’ed do you think it’s wise to spend more money? Your “clarification” doesn’t really make it any better, it’s still just as stupid. He would have made more sense if he had said we can spend more money but we’ll have to tax the living hell out of everyone to do it, at least that would have been the truth.

  • Madalyn

    What kind of funny stuff does this guy smoke? Give me a break….sounds like a typical Dem who forgot to engage brain before enabling mouth.

  • Ellie Light

    I’ve noted the people of Illinois send more cretins to Congress than any state bar Massachusetts. What is in the water there that causes sucha mentality and a populace to endorse such beliefs?

  • scott0317

    I assume Rep. Hare did not speak like Descartes before he was elected, and then ascend into Cloud Cuckoo Land once elected. He must have been stupid, and obviously so, all along. In other words, I’m afraid his seat is safe.