Monday, October 14, 2013

Louie Gohmert still the stupidest member of the House of Representatives

By Michael J.W. Stickings

"Ass backwards" is one way to describe Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert. Not to be too crass, but you have to wonder if when he goes to the toilet he sticks his mouth deep in the bowl because he thinks that's where you defecate from.

And so you knew you could count on him to get the debt ceiling, like everything else, completely wrong

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) isn't sure whether he'll support a debt limit deal, but he is sure of one thing: a debt default would be President Barack Obama's fault.

A reporter for The Young Turks asked Gohmert whether he'd support a bill that would raise the debt ceiling at the Values Voter Summit on Friday.

"The word 'deal' concerns me," he said. "If it's good for America."

When asked whether he would allow the government to default on its debt, Gohmert projected the responsibility for such circumstances onto Obama.

"No," he said, "that would be an impeachable offense by the president."

What's amazing is that Gohmert actually seems to believe his own moronic bullshit. Republicans often say stupid things, but for many of them it's just the usual cynical partisan nonsense. They say down is up even though they know that down is down. But Gohmert and those like him -- and he's hardly alone -- really do seem to think that down is up.

In this case, last time I checked President Obama actually does want to raise the debt ceiling so that the country doesn't go into default. All Democrats do. It's a significant number of Republicans who are playing politics with the debt ceiling, either opposing an increase for right-wing ideological reasons (and disregarding the near-certainty of a subsequent economic catastrophe) or opposing it rhetorically (and holding the country hostage) so as to try to extract concessions from the Democrats in other areas.

Apparently Gohmert is too stupid to understand this.

An impeachable offense? Seriously? What a fucking moron.

Though he faces incredibly (and increasingly) stiff competition from any number of his fellow Republicans, he wins this award running away.

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