Alternate headline: Republican Congressmen Reject Black Man Who Wants to Talk About Jobs
When President Obama delivers his address on a new job-creation plan to a joint session of Congress on Thursday, he won't be speaking to a sold-out crowd. Several lawmakers are still determining whether it is worth their time to stay in Washington to hear the president, and some are already planning to skip it.
Republican Rep. Paul Broun of Georgia is the latest to announce that he will not be attending, and will instead watch the speech from his office across the street. During the speech, Broun will post his comments about Obama's remarks on Twitter, a tradition he keeps during State of the Union addresses.
"Dr. Broun will not be attending President Obama's joint address, but he looks forward to hearing the president's proposal for job creation," Broun spokeswoman Meredith Griffanti told The Ticket. "Dr. Broun will instead watch the speech from his office where he will host a live town hall via Twitter to interact with his constituents."
Broun remained in his office during Obama's State of the Union address in January, providing his own commentary on the social networking website throughout the speech.
"Mr. President, you don't believe in the Constitution. You believe in socialism," one of Broun's tweets read.
Anybody still wondering if these guys want to create jobs in America? Anybody still think they can be reasoned with? I hope the White House points this out on Thursday, I won't hold my breath, but this kind of abhorrent behavior should be called out. There are people who want nothing, but Obama to fail even if it means wrecking the country.
But but but BOTH SIDES!! "Sons of bitches" is a perfect term if you ask me.
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