Jody Hice Featured on The Colbert Report

Jody Hice, the Republican nominee from GA-10, was featured on last night’s The Colbert Report during a segment called “The Midterm Round Up.”  The specific focus on Hice begins at around 3:09.   The video is NSFW a little before this, from approximately 2:15-2:25, so take heed.

Colbert shined the light on a few of Hice’s stances on different groups:

  • Homosexuals: Hice has “…compare[d] being gay to alcoholism, drug addiction, ‘tendencies to lie’ and ‘tendencies to be violent.'”  Ed previously shared another one of Hice’s views on homosexuality.
  • Women:  A woman can enter politics “‘If the woman’s within the authority of her husband…'”
  • Muslims:  “…Islam…isn’t deserving of First Amendment protections…”  Eric the Younger covered this quote previously.

He also brought up BuzzFeed’s recent  coverage of Hice’s repeated use of misquotations of inspirational quotes during his campaign.  BuzzFeed went through Hice’s campaign messaging to verify the quotes being used, but they quit looking after they found the 8th mis-attribution.

One example highlighted by Colbert was Hice’s mis-attribution of the quote “That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves” to Thomas Jefferson.  It was actually written by Henry David Thoreau in Civil Disobedience.

Hice is the presumptive next Congressman from GA-10 to replace Rep. Paul Broun, who was himself featured on The Colbert Report at least four times.  Hice is opposed by Ken Dious, the Democratic candidate.

40 comments

  1. Holden Caulfield says:

    Paul Broun definitely took way to long to be ridiculed on national TV.

    I’m glad to see that his pint sized protege has worked quickly to ensure that the 10th district is ridiculed nationwide on Colbert and on Buzzfeed.

  2. It’s time to stop embarrassing Georgia and getting us into national news for one idiotic thing after another, PaleStaleMales.

    Your only hope to save the GAGOP is to sacrifice some of the crazy outliers in order to prune towards the healthy center. Your brightest people are defecting, shining light, and recruiting to other camps. Enough is enough.

  3. HueyMahl says:

    Hice is a kook and an embarrassment to the state. And more than just a little bit of a bigot. What the heck is wrong with the 10th District?!?

    • xdog says:

      We’re just folks over here. Collins and Sheldon didn’t do anything to separate themselves during the primary and neither had the gumption to call crazy when they saw it. They were all in lockstep on the issues they talked about, mostly bad Obama and good guns, and the one with the radio station won.

      • HueyMahl says:

        The sad part about the 10th is that it is so badly gerrymandered. Hard to believe that most of Athens is stuck with whack-job like Hice. Did not think it could get worse than Broun. But it looks like it has. My condolences.

        • Jon Lester says:

          That’s the truth of the matter, because the plurality that sent Hice to the runoff are mainly centered around Barrow and Walton counties, which is to say, members of his church and listeners to his radio program. Still, I thought Collins would have performed better in the runoff, and I don’t know what besides turnout worked against him, because everyone had plenty of notice.

  4. Harry says:

    Every congressional district is different, that’s America. Personally I like Hice, can’t stand Maxine Waters and Pelosi.

      • Harry says:

        I could tell you that I’m social conservative. I realize I won’t change everyone to agree with me. Everyone has free will to make their own choices in life. At least we (Maxine Waters, Nancy Pelosi, JodyHice, me and you) have freedom and venue to share our opinion and endeavor to proselytize and sometimes get elected. Isn’t that wonderful?

        • HueyMahl says:

          Our freedom is wonderful, and it is precious. The problem is, if that thug Hice had his way, our freedom would be a lot smaller. Especially if you happen to be in a group he doesn’t like. Hice=Evil.

          • Harry says:

            Oh, the other side feels the same about Hice and me. Concerning First Amendment protections, no one has the right to yell fire in a crowded theatre.

              • Harry says:

                The results would not be good. In order to survive and prosper we need to build strong, moral individuals, families and communities. Vices and human weaknesses do not move us in the right direction. Things like homosexuality and extramarital sex, chemical dependency, media-promoted bad role models, unjust laws, lack of respect for religion and institutions, bad money, avarice, all these things and more are results of human failing. I don’t see homosexuality as something to be encouraged or codified as marriage or in any way, and the large majority of other cultures and populations on this planet are of the same opinion.

                I personally don’t agree with Rev. Hice with regard to his stated position on women in politics and Islam not being deserving of First Amendment protections, but who agrees with anybody on everything? I nonetheless mostly agree with his positions on policy, and support him in his efforts to represent his world view. I don’t get the feeling he will try to line his pockets in DC as has been the case with Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Waters and others.

                • John Konop says:

                  Harry,

                  It is not like gay people are going away…..by giving them full rights it is not like it will create more gay people….so I really do not get your logic….should not all Americans have the same rights?

                    • HueyMahl says:

                      Who gets to choose who has rights? I hate to say this, but a lot of bigoted speech is coming out of your mouth tonight. Perhaps your rights should be limited?

                    • Harry says:

                      Should you have the “right” to engage in sex with a minor? There are certain moral limits. I happen to believe that homosexual marriage should not be a “right”. If you consider that bigoted speech, then we just have to disagree.

                    • HueyMahl says:

                      Harry – that is the ultimate straw-man argument. Minors can’t consent. It has zero to do with whether we as a society should regulate how consenting adults should engage in sex, who they should love, and whether they should be treated as second-class citizens.

                      I happen to think bigoted old white men should not be allowed to marry or procreate, much less than run for office. Since I hold that belief sincerely, and consider it part of my religion, should i be able to pass a law to prevent it from happening?

                • c_murrayiii says:

                  See Harry, those two things you happen to disagree with him on are really big, important things, especially for a constitution-minded person: Equal protection under the law and the First Amendment. How can anyone be a true conservative who doesn’t support equal treatment under the law and the protections of the Bill of Rights?

                  • Harry says:

                    Yes. I guess he comes at it from an orthodox interpretation, and I respect that but just disagree. From a similar perspective, the most conservative Jews and Islamics don’t condone seating of women with men in worship, yet women are permitted to fight in the army or jihad. The reality is different. I guess women were meant to be sheltered, protected and segregated in those early times, and maybe even guys like Rev. Hice should acknowledge that the culture has changed in terms of sexual equality. So yes, constitutional equal protection of individual or civil rights really is a big deal. To quote another biblical passage, “the Last shall be First”. Thing is, in today’s world I’m not worried that Hice turns into a Dominican Torquemada or focuses on trying to degrade constitutional rights. What I am concerned about is that we have people in DC willing to oppose the socialist collectivist worldview. If he does so, then by default Hice protects the rights of disenfranchised groups and individuals.

                • seenbetrdayz says:

                  Indeed, we are stuck between the ’embarrassing loudmouths’ who at least will vote correctly 90% of the time, or the ‘quiet, respectable ones’ who don’t really do much of anything unless it personally benefits them.

                  Of those two choices . . . hmmm.

  5. Dave Bearse says:

    Hice as a shoo-in for Congress says a lot about the GaGOP subservience to the Tea Party, and the voters of the tenth.

    What high tech businesses would consider relocating to the 10th? UGA you say? There are dozens more UGAs elsewhere that aren’t islands in a sea of crazy. But hey, Georgia is No.1 for business!

  6. saltycracker says:

    John

    Hice comes off as a,fundamentalist that has no place representing the typical community.
    But what the heck are “full rights” ?
    Rights are granted to individuals. Then society, religion and legislation sorts them out into groups.
    I suspect by “full” you mean legislatively redefining a group to get public largess and marriage is the example.
    What business is it for the government to define marriage in today’s America ?
    Grandfather in what we got and worry about individuals and legal contracts in the future.

    • saltycracker says:

      Just talked to a lady that wished she had a contract on file as she and the kids got the short end of the divorce stick in a costly battle……

  7. saltycracker says:

    In between games in sun and rain – another anti-hice and friends matter My GOP can do is get the government out of birth control. No funds outside emergency health care. While personally opposed to abortion as birth control and forcing the unwanted on folks we are left to fund the state to remove the embryo or child to a hospital lab or orphanage.

    The compromise is for the GOP to get the govt out of funding birth control or help fund charitable orphanages.

  8. saltycracker says:

    I was hoping you wouldn’t come back with it is cheaper to kill than keep. With science today where is the line we can knock the kid off ? Last week I was for about age 16, science will soon have it sustainable from inception.

    We are in a dilemma that we are looking for the government to resolve and find we are a heavily split society. So get the government out of funding birth control and leave it to society. If this prevails the compromise for the GOP is to budget funds for charitable orphanages. For unwanted, abused and children deemed in unfit homes.

  9. Will Durant says:

    Colbert has to be thrilled for the easy pickings to come for at least the next 2 years.

    A self-avowed “unapologetic constitutionalist” who rejects equal protection under the very first amendment in the Constitution. For the sane people in the 10th I can only recommend voting for Dious but preparing for the inevitable and seeing if Kroger still offers paper.

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