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(The Raw Story)   Rep Raul Labrador (R-etriever) booed at town hall meeting when he defend's Trump's mockery of a disabled reporter by pointing out that time Obama...Obama....wait, he had something for this   ( rawstory.com) divider line
    More: Fail, health care, President of the United States, Barack Obama, town hall, tax returns, Rep. Raul Labrador, President Donald Trump, United States presidential election, 2008  
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2017-04-20 05:04:10 PM  
Shh, you idiot. You're not supposed to read the bits in italics. That's just so you know why you're being an asshole. You don't announce it!

Gawd, who taught this moron to read a script?
 
2017-04-20 05:12:18 PM  
"I do not believe that health care is a basic human right"

Something, liberty, pursuit of happiness?  Ringing any bells?  Seeing any possible connection?  Just a bit?
 
2017-04-20 05:12:33 PM  
People are waking the fark up.

/i can only hope
 
2017-04-20 05:14:58 PM  
Whose evil twin brother is he?
 
2017-04-20 05:20:19 PM  
I thought the party line was that Trump didn't actually mock Serge Kovaleski for being disabled, it was just that Trump has a generic mentally/physically disabled mocking hand gesture that he uses on people that he thinks are being dumb or weak and this time by sheer coincidence it happened to be against someone with a disability.

Even their defensive spin makes him sound like a hate filled monster. Probably because he's a pretty bigly hate filled monster.
 
2017-04-20 05:21:34 PM  
Dumb libs. Everyone has the right to guns, not healthcare. If you have cancer, shoot it out.
 
2017-04-20 05:22:22 PM  
Uppity constituent thinks she needs decent healthcare. Boo hoo.

What this country needs is more F-35s.
 
2017-04-20 05:23:42 PM  
"I don't believe that health care should be provided by the government," he said. "But I do believe that people should have access to health care."

One woman in the audience countered by noting that while she technically has "access" to a Mercedes, she can only buy one if she has enough money.


Thank you, random lady with basic deductive reasoning skills, for doing the job that American "journalists" absolutely and proudly refuse to.
 
2017-04-20 05:41:21 PM  
How the fark can you call yourself a representative when you can't even read a farking room?!?
 
2017-04-20 06:04:04 PM  

Diogenes: How the fark can you call yourself a representative when you can't even read a farking room?!?


Paid protestors! Soros! Sad!
 
2017-04-20 06:09:26 PM  
"I do not believe that healthcare is a basic human right."

Talk about being tone deaf. I wonder how the Dems will screw up this opportunity for the '18 midterms?

naughtyrev: Paid protestors! Soros! Sad!


Oh. Trump will claim voter fraud. Silly me.
 
2017-04-20 06:10:39 PM  
Watching from my perch in Canada.

Oh dear lord.
 
2017-04-20 06:15:38 PM  
Things got particularly heated when the topic turned to health care, as Labrador was booed by the crowd for saying he doesn't believe anyone has the right to health care.

Dear Mr. Labrador,

Kindly go fark yourself.

Regards,
W. Beef
 
2017-04-20 06:21:02 PM  
These people would have a better Representative if they had elected an actual Labrador Retriever
 
2017-04-20 06:22:58 PM  

Astorix: Watching from my perch in Canada.

Oh dear lord.


Throw down a rope, would you?
 
2017-04-20 06:25:46 PM  

Bermuda59: These people would have a better Representative if they had elected an actual Labrador Retriever


I'd vote for my dog.


/but cats can go straight to hell.
 
2017-04-20 06:26:36 PM  

Bermuda59: These people would have a better Representative if they had elected an actual Labrador Retriever


Marbles the Talking Dog would have been great.
 
2017-04-20 06:28:07 PM  

El Dudereno: Bermuda59: These people would have a better Representative if they had elected an actual Labrador Retriever

I'd vote for my dog.


/but cats can go straight to hell.


My cat is far more compassionate than these assholes.  Slightly larger vocabulary, too.
 
2017-04-20 06:30:46 PM  

El Dudereno: Bermuda59: These people would have a better Representative if they had elected an actual Labrador Retriever

I'd vote for my dog.


/but cats can go straight to hell.


Triumph The Insult Comic Dog would have been less antagonizing to that room
 
2017-04-20 06:31:24 PM  
Remember, every Republican is either evil or stupid, and often both. If a Republican was a decent human being of above average intelligence, they'd be a Democrat by now.
 
2017-04-20 06:31:39 PM  
It is nice of the Republicans to provide convenient soundbites for Democrats running against them to feature in TV ads.

Of course, President Joffrey is an asshole-opinion-generating machine and apparently it only made the farktarded States of America love him more.
 
2017-04-20 06:34:01 PM  
"OK, Trump's pretty bad but at least he's not a --gg--."
 
2017-04-20 06:34:44 PM  
Also, the "Whitey Tape" will be coming out ANY farkING DAY NOW.
/Is projection addictive?
 
2017-04-20 06:36:24 PM  
Dogs can be mayors.

Labradors would be all about the right to eat snacks.
 
2017-04-20 06:37:08 PM  
I love how these elected representatives keep thinking their job is to TELL PEOPLE WHAT THEY WANT.  During a meeting where they're SUPPOSED TO BE LISTENING.
 
2017-04-20 06:38:43 PM  
Sounds like he watched O Brother, Where Art Thou, and thought to himself, "You know, that Homer Stokes really has a way of addressing crowds..."
 
2017-04-20 06:42:10 PM  

Astorix: Watching from my perch in Canada.

Oh dear lord.


 We love you, we really do. But you have to know that if we go down, we're taking you with us. It's an unfortunate reality for such a cool country.
 
2017-04-20 06:43:53 PM  
Health care shouldn't be provided by the government? OK. Then give up the subsidy you get when you buy your health insurance on the exchange. Others who make that much don't get a subsidy. And, in any Obamacare repeal, write in that members of Congress and their staff are not entitled to go back on FEHB and those with preexisting conditions are put into the high risk pool.

I am sick of these assholes.
 
2017-04-20 06:46:15 PM  

dickfreckle: Astorix: Watching from my perch in Canada.

Oh dear lord.

 We love you, we really do. But you have to know that if we go down, we're taking you with us. It's an unfortunate reality for such a cool country.


Oh, we know. We certainly wish otherwise, but yes: you catch a cold, we get pneumonia. (Not sure what's analogous for tertiary syphilis, if that's what's actually wrong with Trump anyway)
 
2017-04-20 06:48:56 PM  

lordjupiter: I love how these elected representatives keep thinking their job is to TELL PEOPLE WHAT THEY WANT.  During a meeting where they're SUPPOSED TO BE LISTENING.


I think I see the problem here.
Complete non-comprehension of English-as-spoken-in-America.
Operative word is 'representative'...
 
2017-04-20 06:51:55 PM  

myschief: Dogs can be mayors.

Labradors would be all about the right to eat snacks.


A steak in every bowl and walk every hour!
 
2017-04-20 06:54:25 PM  

All2morrowsparTs: myschief: Dogs can be mayors.

Labradors would be all about the right to eat snacks.

A steak in every bowl and walk every hour!


New tennis balls every month.

A PB stuffed Kong in every mouth.
 
2017-04-20 06:56:42 PM  
"Trump mocked a disabled person one time.  Obama was President while black for EIGHT years."
 
2017-04-20 06:56:44 PM  
Colorado Congress Critters are holding 'closed door invite only' town halls since the last time they held one it got out of control before it even started.

They are blaming 'fringe elements' for hijacking agendas and only want certain people that voted for them in the room.

And it still goes badly for them.

Fringe elements are to blame, though, totally fringe elements.
 
2017-04-20 07:13:36 PM  
Just get up and say "we hate everyone" and save time, okay?
 
2017-04-20 07:15:17 PM  
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
 
2017-04-20 07:17:12 PM  
Man, it's like the whole 'b-b-b-but Bush!' thing. Only instead of pointing out that Obama inherited two unnecessary, unpopular, and expensive wars, and the greatest economic dip since the great depression, Republicans are using false equivalencies to deflect how thoroughly reprehensible their presidential candidate is.

I've been waiting years to say this. Ahem . . . You guys can't keep blaming Obama forever!

Also, just to throw this dumb ass a bone, he could have cited the time that Joe Biden asked a wheelchair-bound person to stand up. Not that it's necessarily the same thing since Biden made an honest mistake whereas Trump was being genuinely mean-spirited, but whatever.
 
2017-04-20 07:21:31 PM  

All2morrowsparTs: myschief: Dogs can be mayors.

Labradors would be all about the right to eat snacks.

A steak in every bowl and walk every hour!


And dogs will have their fundamental right to be on the couch upheld!
 
2017-04-20 07:21:51 PM  
Christ, what an asshole.
 
2017-04-20 07:21:52 PM  
"I don't believe health care is a basic right."

Neat.  You dick.
 
2017-04-20 07:24:09 PM  
Paul Labrador is my representative.  He's also a fat slug of a dog that does next to nothing for working Idaho families(or singles for that matter).  The leadership of his own district is so poor that voters had to band together and launch their own initiative to double the school's budget via levy.  His campaign spent more of what is purported to be his own money, but lets get real, the man is likely more illegal campaign contributions than not.  His largest legal donor is Scentsy... makes sense, as the man looks and acts like he stinks.
 
2017-04-20 07:25:17 PM  
No matter how many times I see these headlines, I keep thinking "he/she couldn't really have said that, could they?"

My optimism continues to be crushed.
 
2017-04-20 07:35:38 PM  

myschief: All2morrowsparTs: myschief: Dogs can be mayors.

Labradors would be all about the right to eat snacks.

A steak in every bowl and walk every hour!

New tennis balls every month.

A PB stuffed Kong in every mouth.


A chicken in every pot, and a ball in every-- Ball? BALL?? Where ball? Gimmetheballgimmetheballgimmetheball
 
2017-04-20 07:36:16 PM  

backhand.slap.of.reason: Paul Labrador is my representative.  He's also a fat slug of a dog that does next to nothing for working Idaho families(or singles for that matter).  The leadership of his own district is so poor that voters had to band together and launch their own initiative to double the school's budget via levy.  His campaign spent more of what is purported to be his own money, but lets get real, the man is likely more illegal campaign contributions than not.  His largest legal donor is Scentsy... makes sense, as the man looks and acts like he stinks.


This festering scab is likely going to be our next governor. Yay Idaho.
 
2017-04-20 07:46:34 PM  
Gee, it's ALMOST like Republicans actually ARE pissed they've been hoodwinked by this shyster and his cronies.

Even though on Fark I'm assured, by people with NO interests outside of dialog, that the Republicans rule now, and don't even BOTHER voting, citizen!
 
2017-04-20 08:04:31 PM  

Empty Matchbook: Gee, it's ALMOST like Republicans actually ARE pissed they've been hoodwinked by this shyster and his cronies.

Even though on Fark I'm assured, by people with NO interests outside of dialog, that the Republicans rule now, and don't even BOTHER voting, citizen!


You really think they won't just vote for him again? Did you see above? This cum stain is lined up to be governor.

He may be a lazy, lying, corrupt, cheat and scam artist whose never done anything for his constituents...

But at least he's not a *Democrat*
 
2017-04-20 08:07:41 PM  

Gary-L: We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.


General Welfare was long overdue for promotion. Our founding fathers were merely recognizing his valuable service.
 
2017-04-20 08:36:16 PM  

EmmaLou: Health care shouldn't be provided by the government? OK. Then give up the subsidy you get when you buy your health insurance on the exchange. Others who make that much don't get a subsidy. And, in any Obamacare repeal, write in that members of Congress and their staff are not entitled to go back on FEHB and those with preexisting conditions are put into the high risk pool.

I am sick of these assholes.


Go whole hog. Give up Medicare, immediately including those who are on it now. These f*ckers want to burn it down? LET'S GET SERIOUS!!!!!
 
2017-04-20 08:59:39 PM  
Labrador's Soviet-Style whaddaboutism when confronted on his Lord Trump's total failure of moral character--with private citizen Barack Obama as the target, no less--was as weak a retort as could possibly be... that isn't going to put votes in the ballot boxes come November 2018, not even in Idaho.
 
2017-04-20 09:47:19 PM  
If somebody was introduced to me as "Raul Labrador", I would have no choice but to respond that I was "Carlos McFakeName."
 
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