Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Gohmert’s Pile

And you thought Michele Bachmann was the bat-shit crazy champ. Well, the darling of the Midwest ain’t got nothing on Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) who has now climbed all the way to the top of mud pile. It isn’t enough that Gohmert, like Bachmann and at least half of the Republicans in the House, believes that the whole August 2nd deadline for raising the debt ceiling is just a scare tactic by the President and the Democrats for continuing their tax and free-spending ways; Gohmert, apparently, has found his smoking gun, the raison d'être for the urgency to get a deal done by August 2nd. And I bet you’ll never guess what it could be. Let’s let Louie explain it in his own unadulterated words.

“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.”

Believe me when I say this, I wish the above quote wasn’t true. I was hoping that maybe, just maybe, the whole damn interview with Newsmax TV, where this gem was plucked, was in reality some skit taken from a fake news source like “The Onion.” Unfortunately for those of us with a brain, this was not a parody; this was real. Louie Gohmert really believes that the sole reason for President Obama’s urgency to raise the debt ceiling has nothing to do with saving the country from a catastrophe, but rather so he can have a huge birthday party.

Now, lest you think this entrée into the twilight zone was a unique occurrence for our distinguished dimwit, Gohmert has had moments even more memorable, like the time he went off on CNN’s Anderson Cooper over – you’ll have to sit down for this one – Terror Babies. That’s right, babies born here, raised as terrorists overseas and then brought back to America to carry out acts of terrorism.

I’m starting to run out of words to describe the insanity that has taken over the Republican Party. I used to just think this was merely a case of a bunch of very ignorant and stupid people taking advantage of some very frustrated and frightened voters – with the help, naturally, of a ton of cash from powerful interests with nefarious motives. Now I think this is case of a bunch of dangerously ignorant and stupid people taking advantage of some very frustrated and frightened voters – with the help, naturally, of a ton of cash from powerful interests with nefarious motives.

The voters are slowly starting to wake up. My fear is there won’t be much of a country left by the time they finally get out of bed.

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