They truly do make it difficult to sympathize with their message and their movement:
During a question and answer session at the meeting, Molina stepped up to the microphone and, with a quavering voice, asked, “Mr. DesJarlais, I have papers, but I have a dad who’s undocumented. What can I do to have him stay with me?”
Rather than make any attempt to assuage the girl’s fears, Desjarlais said, “Thank you for being here and thank you for coming forward and speaking,” but “the answer still kind of remains the same, that we have laws and we need to follow those laws and that’s where we’re at.”
The tea party crowd whooped and applauded wildly as the little girl took her seat, head down. Progressive Populist reported that Josie Molina’s father is currently in the process of being deported and that the girl is seeing a child psychologist in order to cope with the stress and anxiety.
Desjarlais is a former physician and anti-choice crusader who was fined $500 by the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners after it came to light that he had engaged in multiple extramarital affairs with female patients. When one woman became pregnant, the staunch anti-abortion conservative pressured her into terminating the pregnancy. Another patient charged that Desjarlais prescribed narcotic painkillers to her for recreational use and frequently smoked marijuana with her.
“I know God has forgiven me” for the transgressions, Desjarlais told a conservative radio hostin an interview in December of 2012.http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/08/17/tennessee-republican-tells-girl-her-father-has-to-be-deported-as-tea-party-crowd-cheers/
What The Gadfly finds especially galling about this story is that this Republican Tea Party congress critter truly is a piece of shit as a human being - based on his misbehavior as a physician - and no, The Gadfly does not accept this fucker's claim that "God has forgiven" him for his immorality - it's a coward's defense and it truly highlights Desjarlais's depravity as an individual. So much so that The Gadfly would be more than willing to grant the girl's father's quest to become a U.S. citizen and gladly strip Desjarlais of his -- and The Gadfly is unwavering in his confidence that America would be better off for the trade.
Yet the Teabaggers wonder why their approval rating is hovering around 20% when they have degenerate assholes like this guy as their spokespeople.