Dishonorable Mentions: The Texas GOP Congressmen Who Chose Disrespect Over Disagreement At SOTU

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Some members of the Texas GOP Congressional delegation seem to be competing for “Most Disrespectful,” while the President of the United States delivers one of the most important speeches of the year.

This year, the prize for most outrageous act of indecency goes to Congressman Randy Weber, but make no mistake, he had some tough competition. The Freshman Rep. from Friendswood, Texas who replaced Ron Paul last election tweeted, “On floor of house waitin on “Kommandant-In-Chef”… the Socialistic dictator who's been feeding US a line or is it “A-Lying?” So either Weber was trying to be clever by calling Obama a “Chef” who is “feeding US” lies, or he just misspelled “Chief” while trying to mock the President.

Either way, it represents the theme of the day: Republicans taken aback by the President's promise to use his executive powers to get things done while Congress remains willfully atrophied.

Republicans did have their own rock star there, Boss Hog Willie Robertson from Duck Dynasty who was the special guest of a Louisiana congressman.

Get a picture below the jump and see what other Texas GOPers deserve dishonorable mentions…Steve Stockman drew a close second for his walkout protest. Making a scene at the State of the Union is definitely more despicable that a tweet, but Stockman has his own standard to live up too. His past SOTU highlights include last year's guest Ted Nugent. This year he brought along Chad Henderson, the young man who falsely stated he had signed up for the Affordable Care Act. “Chad Henderson is Obamacare personified,” Stockman said in a statement. “He pushed Obamacare on other people but refused to buy it himself because he would pay more. He's practically a Democrat member of Congress.”

Then there's Louie Gohmert. This year the Congressman from East Texas brought along Sean Hannity as his guest. The two are chummy and Hannity has recently flirted with the idea of coming to Texas and running for office.

Before the speech, Gohmert told Breitbart why he decided to wear his Santa tie, “When I was looking for a tie this morning, I liked the red of the tie and then went 'oh no, it's Santa Claus…But then I realized I'm going to hear Santa Claus speak tonight and he's going to promise everybody everything they want – the only difference is this Santa Claus makes the children pay for the parents' gifts.”

The Grand prize winner who absolutely stole the show was actually Michael Grimm from Staten Island, New York. He threatened a reporter on camera saying he would throw him off the balcony for raising questions about his campaign contributions. Before storming off he told the reporter, “I'll break you in half. Like a boy.”

Grimm later issued an “apology” throwing his own mother under the bus. “I'm sure my Italian mother is going to be yelling at me, saying, 'You aren't raised that way,' and she's right.” But, if the response to his yelling is more yelling, then maybe he was raised that way, just saying.

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Joe Deshotel

Joe was born and raised in Beaumont, Tx, but live music and politics brought him to Austin. He has worked in and around government and elections for over a decade including for a member of US Congress, the Texas Legislature, the Mayor of Austin. He currently serves as Communications Director for the Travis County Democratic Party. He is most interested in transportation, energy and technology issues. He also likes Texas Hold'em and commuting on his electric skateboard. Follow me on Twitter at @joethepleb.

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