Friday, July 20, 2012

Louie Gohmert may be the craziest, stupidest, most idiotic Republican ever

I'm not crazy, I'm a Republican!

It's hardly breaking news that Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas is an idiot. We've called him on it a few times, like here, and he's been awarded our Craziest Republican of the Day (just once, though he deserves it pretty much on a daily basis).

The thing is, he isn't just an idiot and he isn't just crazy. I'm tempted to go with fucking idiot and fucking crazy, but even that isn't enough. Really, he may just be the craziest, stupidest, most idiotic Republican ever. I realize the competition is stiff, though (e.g., Bachmann, Michele), so, at the very least, I think it's fair to say he's near the top of the list.

And he just keeps outdoing himself:

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) said Friday that the shootings that took place in an Aurora, Colo. movie theater hours earlier were a result of "ongoing attacks on Judeo-Christian beliefs" and questioned why nobody else in the theater had a gun to take down the shooter.

During a radio interview on The Heritage Foundation's "Istook Live!" show, Gohmert was asked why he believes such senseless acts of violence take place. Gohmert responded by talking about the weakening of Christian values in the country.

"You know what really gets me, as a Christian, is to see the ongoing attacks on Judeo-Christian beliefs, and then some senseless crazy act of terror like this takes place," Gohmert said.


Gohmert also said the tragedy could have been lessened if someone else in the movie theater had been carrying a gun and took down the lone shooter. Istook noted that Colorado laws allow people to carry concealed guns.

"It does make me wonder, with all those people in the theater, was there nobody that was carrying a gun that could have stopped this guy more quickly?" he asked.

Is there any point responding to an ideological madman? In this case, I'd just like to point out that, for all his craziness, stupidity, and idiocy, Gohmert's extremist views on "God" and guns, as on everything else, aren't outside today's Republican mainstream.

And that tells you something about today's Republican Party.

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  • I'll give Mr. Gohmert the benefit of that doubt and say that he probably didn't know that the suspect was wearing full body armor, and that if someone in the theatre came at him with a gun, there would be one more dead person.

    But even if he wasn't wearing armor, the chances are that somebody else would have been killed in the crossfire. The people with concealed carry permits aren't trained police officers -- they don't need a permit -- so in a panic situation, they are just as dangerous as the assailant.

    Of course that would never occur to Mr. Gohmert because God didn't tell him that.

    By Blogger Mustang Bobby, at 6:12 PM  

  • While Louie Gohmert's statements reflect reflect a willful ignorance, the questions he asks during committee hearings show how profoundly stupid and misinformed he truly is. The fact that he keeps being reelected (selected) tells us how profoundly stupid the people of his district must be.

    By Blogger Milord, at 6:54 PM  

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