We know that Congressmen and woman tend to say some wacky and crazy things, whether on women's reproductive issues, immigration smugglers with fat ankles, or even the debt ceiling. But mixed in with those wackadoos is Congressman Lee Terry. And for his "Jackass of the Month" comments, he's gotten his reward. A Democratic challenger in the next election.
Earlier this month, Terry brushed off some his colleagues' decisions to refuse or donate their paychecks for the duration of the shutdown, dismissing the gesture as a publicity stunt.
"Whatever gets them good press," Terry said. "That's all that it's going to be. God bless them. But you know what? I've got a nice house and a kid in college, and I'll tell you we cannot handle it. Giving our paycheck away when you still worked and earned it? That's just not going to fly."
Here's a video that lays it all out for you. It's from Cenk Uygur
So, the good congressman, seeing the evil of his ways, apologized. But evidently the people of Omaha City aren't accepting his shallow apology quite so quickly.
A Republican congressman who caused a stir after refusing to give up his pay during the government shutdown has picked up a Democratic challenger.
Omaha city councilman Pete Festersen (D) will challenge Rep. Lee Terry (R-Neb.) in his 2014 reelection bid, the Omaha World-Herald reported Saturday.
Now nothing would please me more to see you lose this upcoming election -- then maybe you'll appreciate how hurtful and shameful your words really were at a time when people, who wanted to live in a nice house, were cost their job because you were so cold and calloused.
See ya, Congressman Terry. "Vote for me so I can keep my nice house and pay my kid's tuition."