Speaking on the The Joe Piscopo Show on Friday, Republican Rep. Mike Kelly of Pennsylvania said of President Obama, "this is a person I think the psychiatrists would have a field day with him."
This is a person I think the psychiatrists would have a field day with him. Everything is about him. I have often thought about sendin' pastor Rick Warren's book so he could read about purpose driven life and it starts off with 'it's not about me.' This is a president that will sacrifice anything, anything near and dear to us, anything that a million four people in uniform, men and women, that have given up their lives to preserve. His legacy, his place in the world, is more important than the American people. It's absolutely sad. We've elected him twice. Elections have consequences. People need to wake up and stop thinking about who it is I think likes me more, and start thinking about who the hell it is that should run this country the way it needs to be run.
Kelly also spoke on the shooting at two military facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He attacked "political correctness" in our society and said that people need wake up and realize "we are at war."
There are ways to fight them it's going to take though a highly - a highly - alerted civilian group to be watching it. Every one of us need to have our eyes peeled now and be looking out for this type of behavior and the possibility that it could happen or it's going to continue happen. These people are radicalized to a point right now that you and I would look and say, 'my God.' In my lifetime I never thought I'd see this. My parents saw it. My dad fought in World War II, they came through the Great Depression. Those folks. I often said Joe, if you were to script a movie or play...those people when I grew up we came from the greatest town, the greatest times that anybody could possibly image because of parents, preachers, teachers and coaches that made us who we were. They had survived The Great Depression and World War II. We've been sitting in a La-La-Land in this political correctness that has swept over this country where we don't say what we know is true, we don't say what we know is right. We kinda bump the edges cause we don't want to hurt anybody's feelings. Well please tell me, that what just happened the other day is acceptable on anybody's mind. 'Well, geez I-I kinda thought something was wrong, I just didn't want to hurt anybody's feeling or make anybody look bad.' We ought to wake up and smell the coffee. We are at war.
Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
Contact Andrew Kaczynski at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Got a confidential tip? Submit it here.