Louie Gohmert Takes A Firm Stand on “Lunatics”

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If House Republicans did not have Louie Gohmert to promote their lunatic fringe, they’d have to invent someone just like him.

The House voted on Wednesday to strike the word “lunatic” from all federal laws and only one lawmaker voted against the measure: Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas).

It was unclear initially why the Tea Party favorite opposed the change, and a Gohmert spokeswoman did not return a request for comment. The point of the bill, which cleared the Senate in May with no opposition, is to strike language from current law that contributes to the stigmatization of mental health conditions.

Why did the House vote 398-1 in favor of striking out the word from the federal code?

“Federal law should reflect the 21st-century understanding of mental illness and disease, and that the continued use of this pejorative term has no place in the U.S. code,” Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) said.

But, in true TeaBagger fashion, Louie Gohmert has never had any real use for 21st-century sensibilities.

Not only should we not eliminate the word ‘lunatic’ from federal law when the most pressing issue of the day is saving our country from bankruptcy, we should use the word to describe the people who want to continue with business as usual in Washington.

Makes perfect sense, doesn’t it? In Gohmert’s mind, removing the word “lunatic” from the federal code somehow removes it from the English language. In truth, Loony Louie is just preserving his perfect record of lunacy. You might remember him as the man who,

“I talked to a retired FBI agent who said that one of the things they were looking at were terrorist cells overseas who had figured out how to game our system. And it appeared they would have young women, who became pregnant, would get them into the United States to have a baby,” said Gohmert. “They wouldn’t even have to pay anything for the baby. And then they would turn back where they could be raised and coddled as future terrorists. And then one day, twenty, thirty years down the road, they can be sent in to help destroy our way of life. ‘Cause they figured out how stupid we are being in this country to allow our enemies to game our system, hurt our economy, get set up in a position to destroy our way of life.”

And Louie wants to keep the word “lunatic” in the federal code. Okaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay.

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Louie Gohmert – Republican Idiot At Large

Bachmann, Boehner, Cantor, McConnell, Cain…the list is endless.  But a winner we must choose and, in truth, it was an easy pick. Louie Gohmert, the Republican Rep. from Texas, takes the idiot prize for suggesting that President Obama chose August 2nd as the date when the U.S. would default on its payments if the debt ceiling was not raised because…get ready for this…because the President is having a birthday party on August 3rd (he turns 50 on the 4th) and having the issue settled by then would make him some sort of hero. In Louie’s own words

And I can’t help but be a little bit cynical here. Because we find out the president has a big birthday bash scheduled for August the 3rd, celebrities flying in from all over. And lo and behold, August 2nd is the deadline for getting something done so he can have this massive, the biggest fundraising dinner in history for a birthday celebration. [...] Isn’t that amazing? The timing of this?

No, what’s amazing is that a man as utterly dumb as Louie Gohmert gets elected to Congress. He makes George W. Bush look like a Rhodes scholar. No need to wonder why the Republican party is a pathetic grouping of dysfunctional cartoon characters – they keep on electing dumbasses to positions of power. Someone tell this wingnut that the August 2 date was calculated by the Treasury Department to be the date when the money runs out.  You might also remind him that his own House Budget Chairman, Paul Ryan, agreed with the date.

But hey, Gohmert has a history of spouting inane thoughts. Here’s a quick recap of Loony Louie’s antics of late.

“I talked to a retired FBI agent who said that one of the things they were looking at were terrorist cells overseas who had figured out how to game our system. And it appeared they would have young women, who became pregnant, would get them into the United States to have a baby,” said Gohmert. “They wouldn’t even have to pay anything for the baby. And then they would turn back where they could be raised and coddled as future terrorists. And then one day, twenty, thirty years down the road, they can be sent in to help destroy our way of life. ‘Cause they figured out how stupid we are being in this country to allow our enemies to game our system, hurt our economy, get set up in a position to destroy our way of life.”

They don’t get much dumber than this but it appears that a majority of Texas voters like their politicians served with a huge whopping of crazy.

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