Meet Rep. Paul Broun. He's a Republican from Georgia.
This past week, at a town hall event, one of his constituents asked:
"Who is going to shoot Obama?"
Now, it's important to remember in these sorts of situations, you can't blame the politician for the question. After all, there are all kinds of crackpots and crazies out there. The only thing we can hold the politician accountable for is the way he handles such a question.
Outrage, for example, might be an appropriate response. Perhaps a stern rebuke, reminding the citizen that political assassination has no role in democratic American politics.
So, how did Rep. Broun handle this question?
This is his response:
"The thing is, I know there's a lot of frustration with this president. We're going to have an election next year. Hopefully, we'll elect somebody that's going to be a conservative, limited-government president that will take a smaller, who will sign a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare."
Ah. Sympathy with the audience member's frustration.
But then, Broun is the same politician who has been telling constiuents that Obama is a socialist.
That Obama and BP had some sort of conspiracy going with the BP Gulf oil spill.
And during healthcare debates, he told a man with a major depressive disorder to just take it to the emergency room.
That's some great representation ya'll have for yourselves there, Georgia.