Weakest, least effective speaker in the history of the House.
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It appears that Republicans have blocked their last judicial nominee and Harry Reid is now ready to employ the nuclear option.
Via Greg Sargent:
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Why am I not surprised by this?
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They're total idiots.
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Representative Comedian Louie Gohmert is unhappy that people actually think of Republicans as evil simply because his party wishes to cut food stamps for 2 million low-income families with children. Gohmert’s reasoning is that he has constituents who have seen poor people purchase king crab legs with food stamps.
”He [Louie's constituent] looks at the king crab legs [being bought by a person with food stamps] and looks at his ground meat and realizes because he does pay income tax, he doesn’t get more back than he pays in. He is actually helping pay for the king crab legs when he can’t pay for them for himself.”
I will refrain from commenting on this story and will instead refer you to a comments thread over at Raw Story which pretty much covers anything I’d want to say about Mr. Gohmert.
Reader 1: I can’t help it, I would love to castrate this little fucking weasel.
Reader 2: He actually resembles a eunuch so you may be too late.
Even for Louie Gohmert apologists who can’t quite grasp the fact that the man is a complete moron whose Idiot Quotient rivals that of Michele Bachmann, it has to be getting embarrassing.
“We know that al Qaeda has camps with the drug cartels on the other side of the Mexican border,” Gohmert agreed. “We know that people are now being trained to come in and act like Hispanics when they’re radical Islamists. We know these things are happening, and it’s just insane to not protect ourselves and make sure that people come in — as most people do, they want the freedoms we have.”
Sad. sad. sad.
The Louie Gohmert source photograph is a U.S. government work and within the public domain.
Simply knowing that Louie Gohmert was a member of your political party should be a good enough reason for any sane person to switch. His latest:
Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas said Monday night that President Barack Obama had a poor understanding of the Constitutional despite teaching constitutional law at one of the most prestigious universities in the country.
Gohmert, along with Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), appeared on Fox News’ Hannity to discuss a recent court ruling that found Obama had violated the Constitution when making recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The three-judge panel said the Senate remained formally in session when Obama made the appointments during Christmas break.
“It is part of the Constitution,” Gohmert said. “I think one of the big legal ramifications that should come out of this is a class-action lawsuit by all of those who had him as a constitutional law instructor to get their money back. I think it would be a lay-down case for them.”
Obama was a professor of constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School before launching his political career.
I’m quite sure that Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert is the benchmark by which stupid is measured. If he isn’t, then someone should make it so. We can start by declaring LG as a unit measurement of stupid. Members of congress could then be assigned an LG value. Michele Bachmann : .96 LG, Sarah Palin : 2.6 LGs, etc.
A few more election cycles to let demographics work its magic and rural Texas will hopefully catch up with the state’s urban areas – Dallas and Austin went Obama in both general elections. Unfortunately, gerrymandering will guarantee that Congress will always have its share of Louie Gohmerts.
Maybe stupid can’t be fixed but it can be slowed down.