No free speech in the US Capitol.
Rep. Steve Stockman’s (R-Texas) “Obama Failometer,” a 10-foot long billboard up in the Cannon House Office Building was taken down almost as soon as it went up on Tuesday.
Stockman said that “House officials” ordered the failometer — which calculates how badly the congressman believes the president has “failed” in terms of creating jobs — to be removed from the hallway outside his office. It is now being displayed in his congressional office.
“Washington needs more free speech,” said Stockman in a statement. “Millions of Americans are waiting for Obama to reverse his course and create jobs.”
Per Stockman’s calculations, Obama’s fail “score” was already off the charts: the Failometer had a point system from 1 to 1,000 and the president’s February score was 1,194.
“The Obama Failometer may not be allowed in Congress but it will be back somewhere, and bigger,” said Stockman. “Tearing it down created more labor than Obama has.”