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Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:23 PM

A House radical is now in the mainstream (Rep who wants to impeach Obama)


When I covered Congress in the mid-1990s, one of my favorite characters was Steve Stockman, a former street vagrant who somehow got swept to power in the Republican Revolution of 94.

Voters in his Texas district, realizing their mistake, swept him out two years later but not before he distinguished himself by demanding a federal investigation of the 1948 Kinsey Report on male sexuality and by claiming that the deadly 1993 assault on the Branch Davidians was a Clinton administration conspiracy to tighten gun control.

So it was with a mix of nostalgia and delight that I came across a headline on the news Web site Talking Points Memo this week proclaiming, GOP Rep. Threatens Impeachment If Obama Uses Executive Order on Guns. It turns out that congressman is . . . Steve Stockman. Sixteen years and one failed run for railroad commissioner later, hes back in the halls of Congress.

All these years later, Stockman can still bring the crazy. The problem is hes now just one of many purveyors.

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Wed Jan 16, 2013, 07:05 PM

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