Our -- thank you God and Mo Brooks! -- temporary Congressman Parker Griffith still doesn't get it, even after a humiliating defeat at the polls. He thinks his party switch cost him is seat in Congress -- Wrong! It sealed his fate, but after an ugly primary challenge he would have lost as a Democrat as well. Griffith is still spouting the kind of crap that cost him his seat in Congress:
"I think Obama is a socialist. I think Nancy Pelosi is, as well," he said, repeating recent campaign themes linking Democrats, government spending and a suffocating national debt.
He also said that he still thought recent healthcare reforms needed to be repealed, and that North Alabama needed to be concerned about Democratic efforts to curtail manned spaceflight and reduce missile defense.
Griffith's crazy talk started last summer when he implied Nancy Pelosi was crazy and, even now that he is a man without a political future, he's still at it.
Memo to PG: It's still a fact that trash-talking Obama and Pelosi does nothing to bring
pork federal funding to your district. And oh baby, the pork federal funding is what voters in the 5th congressional district care about, no matter how much lip service "conservative" leaders pay to concerns about creeping socialism or the national debt. "We must cut the federal budget," they cry. "No, no, not our part of the federal budget."
Jess Brown summed up the situation in the 5th CD very well last December:
"We don't need a battleship" to go to Washington and engage in ideological warfare with the other party. We need a submarine."
Parker Griffith is still firing all guns. God knows how much more damage he'll do to North Alabama between now and January.