House Speaker Louie Gohmert? Boy, wouldn’t that be loads of fun?

For someone who doesn’t achieve much of any import in Congress, Rep. Louie Gohmert, a Texas Republican, sure gets a lot of public notice. Gohmert is frequently mentioned in the media (including this blog) mainly because almost everything he says is so deliciously crazy. He once advocated, for example, sending “ships of war” against immigrant children crossing the Mexican border into Texas in their flight from terror. Perhaps the funniest thing about Gohmert is that he seems to think all this media attention distinguishes him...

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Gomer Gohmert calls for war against invading army of pre-teen children, most of whom are girls

The competition is stiff, but Rep. Louie Gohmert, the Texas Republican, is still ahead in the race for the title of Dumbest Member of Congress. HERE‘s his latest offensive: In a floor speech that was almost entirely overlooked somehow, Gohmert went full Buck Turgidson, suggesting that Texas use the authority granted by the U.S. Constitution to engage in a shooting war to fight off the undocumented immigrant children entering Texas. “Even with $3.7 billion that’s requested, there’s no way for what’s being called for is going to...

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Gomer Gohmert says you’re going to hell if you’re not a Christian

In the never-ending competition for the distinction as the looniest member of Congress, Texas Republican Louie Gohmert scored a few points yesterday. The setting was a House committee hearing in which Gohmert confronted the Rev. Barry Lynn on the matter of separation of church and state. HERE‘s part of that exchange: “Do you believe in sharing the good news that will keep people from going to Hell, consistent with Christian beliefs?” the Texas Republican wondered. Lynn, however, disagreed with the congressman’s “construction of what...

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I hate to admit it, but Gomer Gohmert is uncharacteristically flirting with a truism

U.S. Rep. Louie “Gomer” Gohmert, the Texas Republican known for regularly uttering idiocies, suddenly has stumbled upon a semblance of the truth regarding Freedom of Religion under the First Amendment. In some context or another, Gohmert said the other day that the constitutional separation between church and state was meant to be a “one-way wall” where the “church plays a role in the state.” Could it be that Gohmert has been reading my blog? I’ve been arguing for years that the Constitution forbids government involvement in...

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The Three Stooges visit Egypt

Here’s a video of Jon Stewart & Co. deftly skewering U.S. Reps. Michele Bachmann, Steve King and Louie Gohmert. (Don’t miss the last few minutes of this clip.) [youtube]http://youtu.be/Y2UO_3cMr1A[/youtube]

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