If there’s one thing you can say about most Republicans, it’s that they have absolutely no problem saying incredibly ignorant things that make you question whether or not they made it past the second grade.
Such is the case with Wisconsin GOP Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner. At a town hall meeting in his district Thursday evening, Sensenbrenner was asked about his recent vote to repeal the Broadband Consumer Privacy Rules which were put in place last year by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Republicans did this, some say, as a sop to internet providers who showered them with large financial contributions. But Senesenbrenner said the reason he supported the bill is completely different:
“You know, nobody’s got to use the internet….I don’t think it’s my job to tell you that you cannot get advertising through your information being sold. My job, I think, is to tell you that you have the opportunity to do it and then you take it upon yourself to make the choice.”
Nobody’s got to use the internet? What is this, the freaking 18th century all a sudden? The internet is vital to nearly every job or job search in the United States. How are students supposed to complete class assignments if they don’t have access to the information available online?
Rather than qualify what had said, Congressman Senesenbrenner’s office chose to double down when contacted for clarification, again stating:
“Actually, he said that nobody has to use the internet. They have a choice.”
And Sensenbrenner doesn’t have to stuff his fat face with so much food that he looks like a damn walrus; he chooses to.
Here’s an idea: Let’s cut off Sensenbrenner’s internet access at his office and see how much work he and his staff are able to get done.
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org