Tea baggers in Wisconsin want to arrest people for *not* breaking the law.

This is just a hoot.

Rep. Chris Kapenga (R-Delafield) is one of the nine from Wisconsin who told the Campaign for Liberty he would back legislation to declare Obamacare illegal and allow police to arrest federal officials who take steps to implement it in Wisconsin. He said he believes the health care law is unconstitutional, despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that it passes constitutional muster.

“Just because Obama was re-elected does not mean he’s above the constitution,” Kapenga said.

Yes, you read that right.  The same portion of the electorate that proudly takes an epic, two-flush monster shit all over the law when it suits them now wants to arrest people in Wisconsin who abide by federal law.  The irony is that they think we’re the unpatriotic ones.

  • RuQu

    “[The President] is not above the Constitution,” says the *state* representative who believes a federal law is unconstitutional despite the Supreme Court, whose role it is to interpret the Constitution, saying it is.

    o.O

  • Zinc Avenger (Sarcasm Tags 3.0 Compliant)

    See, kids? You can be anything when you grow up. Chris Kapenga is a State Representative, and he barely even qualifies as a eukaryote! The American Dream is alive and well!

    • Greg G

      They told me that if I studied hard and got good grades, I could be anything. They were obviously lying about the studying and the grades.

      • HeathenNTX

        There are still SOME careers that require good grades, just not state representative in Wisconsin or Board of Education in Texas

  • Loqi

    I’m originally from Star Prairie, one of the towns on this list, and I may be related (by marriage) to the state rep in question. I’m so proud right now.

    • Zinc Avenger (Sarcasm Tags 3.0 Compliant)

      I think your side of the family got most of the chromosomes.

      • Anonymous

        So you’re saying Loqi is more likely to have Down/Turner/Klinefelter/trisomy than Chris Kapenga?

        • Loqi

          Than Erik Severson*.

  • http://improbablejoe.blogspot.com Improbable Joe

    In the plus column, if we examine the outcome of the election, we can see the optimism with which the right-wing views reality versus the actual results. So for all the talk, I doubt very much that they can produce any progress towards their goals.

  • iknklast

    This is becoming standard boilerplate, I’m afraid. The mayor of our town threatened to arrest EPA officials if they showed up to test our water (our city officials apparently think there is something wrong with providing clean water for your citizens, so they don’t want the EPA to test it, because they know it’s got too much nitrate in it.) Arrest federal officials for doing their job. I wish the feds had stuck to their guns, showed up, cooled their heels in the local jail while they waited for their bosses to bail them out, then sued his ass until he understood that the EPA is working under a federal law that trumps his petty little grievances.
    Unfortunately, they simply decided not to show up. I have no idea where they are – probably drinking latte’s at the Starbucks in Lincoln.

  • Glodson

    He said a law considered to be Constitutional by the highest court in the land, the final arbitrator on what is or isn’t constitutional, is unconstitutional and pulls essentially a hard version of state nullification, which has been rejected by the Supreme Court, out of his ass. And then he said that even Obama isn’t above the Constitution while granting his state a power not recognized anywhere.

    Sorry, I had to type it out to see if it made any sense to me. It didn’t. I’m going to drink more and try again later.


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