I'll see your stupid, and raise you
In response to former President Carter's meeting with the most evilest people in the entire world (other than, of course, Ahmadinejad, Hezbollah, al Qaeda, the Chinese government, the North Korean government, and the Berkeley City council) Rep. Joe Knollenberg wants to cut off federal funding for the Carter Center:
"America must speak with one voice against our terrorist enemies," Rep. Joe Knollenberg, R-Mich., said in a statement from his office. "It sends a fundamentally troubling message when an American dignitary is engaged in dialogue with terrorists. My legislation will make sure that taxpayer dollars are not being used to support discussions or negotiations with terrorist groups."
Knollenberg said the Carter Center has received about $19 million in taxpayer funds since 2001. He named his bill the Coordinated American Response to Extreme Radicals Act — or CARTER Act, for short. The Carter Center is housed at Emory University in Atlanta.
"CARTER" act, hurr hurr hurr hurr! Him make funny! And as far as that $19 mil goes, I'm sure it could be put to so much better use in Iraq.
Not to be outdone, though, fellow Representative (what IS it with the House? How do all these nutjobs get elected?) Sue Myrick wants to revoke Carter's passport:
Rep. Sue Myrick, R-N.C., told FOX News that she advocates revoking Carter's passport and supports a measure to withdraw all federal funding from his Georgia-based institution, the Carter Center.
"We have a policy in this country about Hamas and he is deliberately undermining that policy," Myrick said. "Why should we support his center when he will not support his government?"
Harumph! After all, there's nothing worse than a civilian undermining national policy.
But, of course, we have The King Twit himself weighing in on the subject:
Sen. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn., told FOX News that "at best, President Carter is being naive" in trying to negotiate with avowed terrorists. "There is a long list of people who thought they could reason with dictators and killers, going back to Neville Chamberlain and Hitler in the 1930s, but it has been shown to be absolutely wrong."
After all, negotiations with terrorist groups have never, ever worked.
I hereby vote we extend Godwin's Law to not only cover accusations of being fascist, but to any mention of Chamberlain, Munich 1937, or "appeasement".