Joe Miller is inconsistent. And really incoherent.
Alaska U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller (R) “called the idea of a living, changing Constitution ‘bullcrap,’ and said he would support an amendment for term limits as well as an amendment repealing the 17th Amendment, which allows for the direct election of senators by the public rather than by state legislatures.”
Well, which one is it Joe? Do you think the Constitution can never and should never change, despite Article 5:
The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States, or by Conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other Mode of Ratification may be proposed by the Congress; Provided that no Amendment which may be made prior to the Year One thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any Manner affect the first and fourth Clauses in the Ninth Section of the first Article; and that no State, without its Consent, shall be deprived of its equal Suffrage in the Senate.
Or do you think that the Constitution needs serious changing, as you just proposed by repealing the 17th Amendment and adding an amendment to put term limits in place?
The inconsistency, incoherence, and flat-out idiocy of Tea Party candidates like Joe Miller is simply stunning at times.
Two other points worth highlighting from the same Fairbanks News-Miner piece on Miller. First, he is a GOP Bed Wetter, who thinks that our country will fall apart if there is a major terrorist attack in the US.
“One bomb in one city could end our Constitutional republic,” he said.
Personally, I’m with President Obama. I think America is a resilient country, filled with resilient people. If we are hit by another terrorist attack, we’ll survive it and we’ll move on together to defend the country and defeat the people who perpetrated it. I really don’t get how a tough Kansan like Joe Miller, who actually has a law degree and should know better, thinks American society will collapse in the event of a major attack.
Lastly, Miller has a really bizarre defense for take massive farm subsidies year after year, despite being a supposed opponent of federal entitlements:
The candidate said he was basically forced by federal government to accept the money, which also defined what he could grow there, a system he said creates inefficiencies and could be improved if states only gave farm subsidies as they see fit.
Yet a tough, independent guy stood there and took a handout from the federal government without complaint. He only has a problem when it comes to other Americans getting money from the federal government.
The depth and breadth of Joe Miller’s hypocrisy is still being plumbed.