This is an amazing piece of video from blogger, Adam Sharp. Not only does he catch Hare saying he doesn’t ‘worry’ about the Constitution when it comes to nationalizing health care, but he also catches him confusing the Constitution with the Declaration of Independence.
Here’s the oath every member of the House must recite when they’re sworn or re-sworn into office:
I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.
Hare: “I don’t worry about the Constitution.”
Keep in mind that the congressman represents a D+3 district according to the Cook Partisan Voting Index, and in the most recent poll taken by We Ask America, he garnered just 39% of the vote against his challenger, Bobby Schilling.
Here’s a note on that poll from Sean Trende of RealClearPolitics:
In something of a surprise, two-term Democrat Phil Hare leads Republican Bobby Schilling, whom Politics1.com describes as a “Pizza Restaurant Owner and Ex-Factory Worker” by a small margin of 39%-32%. The labyrinthine district takes in the more heavily Democratic areas of northwest and central Illinois, though it is still fairly marginal (D+3). This district is one that many thought would be competitive when Lane Evans retired in 2006, but went heavily for the Democrat in successive Democratic waves.
I have a feeling it’s going to become competitive once again in November. Just a hunch.
(HT: Gateway Pundit)