If former GOP congressman, Bob Barr, really wants to impeach Obama, he probably shouldn't have impeached his own credibility by appearing on Alex Jones' "full blown batshit crazy" radio show.
For the (blissfully) uninitiated, Alex Jones is a perpetually-apoplectic radio host who's made a career out of constructing and promoting sprawling global conspiracy theories that make Glenn Beck's chalkboard seem like a serene oasis of sanity.
Basically, Jones applies the polar opposite of Occam's razor to every news story that comes off the wire and then peppers the resulting copy with words like "illuminati" and "false flag operation" before literally screaming it into a live microphone.
Some of Jones' favorite conspiracy theories (not that he's ever met one he doesn't like) are:
So naturally, when Barr was asked to call into Jones' program he said, "no way, I'm a former congressman and current congressional candidate and [ostensibly] I'd like to get elected so I'm not going to be a part of your obvious craziness," right?
Actually, he not only appeared on the program, saying it was a "great honor," he seemed to agree with Jones' assertion that former President Bill Clinton is a murderer:
A lot of people died that went up against Clinton. A lot of airplanes blew up, a lot of people got shot in the head five times, and it does take backbone to try to impeach somebody when you're going against gangsters like this.
At this point Barr pointed out that there's zero truth to anything that Jones said. Just kidding, he pivoted effortlessly into his response, tacitly endorsing Jones' insane allegations.
I was with some folks just recently and I pulled out of a file in my office the house resolution... that I introduced on November 5th of 1997, that was the very first official inquiry of impeachment filed against Bill Clinton... And what I did is, I took that document, figuratively kind of dusted it off, added a bit of language to it, and darned if it doesn't sound pretty good with Barack Obama's name in there.
When asked about his comments on Jones' show during an appearance on MSNBC, Barr bristled at the notion that he was anything less than serious.
That wasn't a joke. I was asked a question about impeachment, and I answered it very seriously.