Joseph Mitchell goes full retard. Never go full retard.
Alabama State Rep. Joseph Mitchell (D-Mobile) has demonstrated that he lacks the temperament, discernment, and intellect to hold public office. Or in other words, Mitchell went full retard, and perhaps—like actor Sean Penn back in the day, see below—he’ll also come home empty handed.
(Unfortunately for Mobile voters—and voters all across America—temperament, discernment, and intellect are not prerequisites to holding office.)
From Mitchell’s e-mail response to Eddie Maxwell of Jefferson County (Maxwell had initially asked state legislators to not introduce additional gun control legislation; Mitchell’s typos are left in place):
From: Representative Joseph Mitchell
Sent: Sunday, January 27, 2013 11:59 PM
To: Eddie Maxwell
cc: (all members)
Subject: Re: Gun Control and our Constitutions
Hey man. You have used the word ‘except’ when I think you mean somethin’ else.
Hey man. Your folk never used all this sheit to protect my folk from your slave-holding, murdering, adulterous, baby-raping, incestuous, snaggle-toothed, backward-a**ed, inbreed, imported criminal-minded kin folk. You can keep sending me stuff like you have however because it helps me explain to my constituents why they should protect that 2nd amendment thing AFTER we finish stocking up on spare parts, munitions and the like.
Bring it. As one of my friends in the Alabama Senate suggested – “BRING IT!!!!”
JOSEPHm, a prepper (’70-’13)
Hey man. Notably, the word “except,” referenced by Mitchell, did not appear in Maxwell’s initial e-mail. And given Mitchell’s self-evident ability to explain issues to his constituents, he is no doubt one of the thought leaders of his party.
Mitchell did a “reply all” on his response. Whoopsie: Maxwell’s initial e-mail had been a blast to all members of the state legislature.
Republicans were going to pin hope on Dr. Ben Carson. Democrats can now do the same with Joseph Mitchell, an articulate, wise, humble, and in all ways, model liberal.
Tip to Mitchell: never go full retard, especially if you aren’t acting.