At a recent town hall meeting, Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA) demanded to see the ID of a constituent before he would allow the constituent to ask a question.
Apparently he’s been talking to Rep. Gene Green (D-TX) who’s ready to call out the Gestapo to check papers on the people who come to his meetings.
The man in this video actually hands his drivers license to Moran. He then says to Moran:
How’s that? Let me see your ID. You’re the imposter!
Indeed. It would seem Moran is posing as someone actually in touch with his constituents. He may also be posing as someone who takes their oath to the U.S. Constitution seriously.
This elitist is so far up in his ivory tower that he is totally out of touch with the people he ostensibly represents. He finds it so unfathomable that someone could possibly oppose the most benevolent Government god’s bestowal of the blessing of government health care that he believes this guy is a plant.
To give Moran some credit, it can be hard to find compliant, grateful serfs these days. Unlike recent years, so many Americans have gotten uppity lately, demanding that the outdated rag known as the U.S. Constitution be respected, that the liberties identified in another outmoded rag known as the Declaration of Independence be honored, and that the nobles they elect actually represent the interests of the American people. These can be trying times for someone of Moran’s lordly caliber.
Seriously, though, another interesting irony is pointed out by Senior Legal Fellow Hans von Spakovsky at the Heritage Foundation’s blog the Foundry:
Too bad Moran isn’t equally committed to verifying the identity of people who would receive benefits under the health-care reform legislation he is supporting. While there is language in the House bill requiring that their incomes be verified, there is no requirement that their identity or citizenship be confirmed before they receive taxpayer-subsidized health benefits. I guess it is just too much to ask that the federal government check citizenship status (as private employers are required to do before hiring an employee).
I believe if I was the man who was carded, I would make it my personal mission to enlist as many others as I could to ensure Jim Moran comes down off his ivory tower to live among the unwashed masses in 2010.
In fact, I wouldn’t be at all surprised if a lot of people in that room haven’t already made that their personal mission.