As Keith Brekhus reported here yesterday, Louie Gohmert (R-TX) has announced his intentions to dethrone Speaker of the House John Boehner. And oh boy are the extremists happy. You can’t turn around without seeing one of them do a happy dance. After all, as Joseph Farah writes at World Net Daily, “a vote for Boehner is a vote for Obama.”
Such talk sounds absolutely crazy from a liberal perspective. Boehner is another Obama? Really?
Yes, you see Boehner, like Obama, is a dictator. Gohmert says so, and Farah agrees:
John Boehner has served in this role for the last four years. He has accommodated Obama in every way imaginable with his leadership. He has arm-twisted Republican votes. He has threatened opposition. He has controlled his caucus like Kim Jong-un, without the charisma.
Gohmert, on the other hand, is a swell guy:
It’s as simple as this, now that Rep. Louie Gohmert, an honest, straightforward, principled conservative, has thrown his hat into the ring: Who would provide better leadership of the House – Boehner or Gohmert?
Seems such a simple choice when you look at it so dishonestly, doesn’t it? I mean, seriously, Gohmert “honest” and “principled”?
And Farah is far from alone in his celebratory stance, as witnessed by Sean Hannity, who tweeted:
“@3462727: Yea !!!! Your Buddy, Veteran, great American Louie Gohmert challenging Boehner for Speaker of the House! YES!” I support Louie!
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) January 4, 2015
“Great American?” Are we talking about the same Gohmert?
FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe said Sunday:
With a growing Republican majority in the House and a historically high number of liberty-voting fiscal conservatives within it, there is an urgent need replace Speaker Boehner with fresh, bold leadership that better represents the views of the whole caucus.
I did not know “bold” and “crazy” were synonymous…
Ben Shapiro, senior editor at Breitbart.com, is just as effusive:
Louie Gohmert is an honorable man doing a deeply honorable thing in challenging John Boehner.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) January 4, 2015
A deeply honorable man? It is almost as if Republicans are living in a parallel universe. We have seen John McCain say Gohmert is basically an idiot, after all. And this isn’t just McCain’s opinion. It has been proven many times over.
After all, this is the same Louie Gohmert who:
- Said gay soldiers in ancient Greece just wanted massages, that “if you’re sitting around getting massages all day ready to go into a big, planned battle, then you’re not going to last very long”;
- This past July, Gohmert, who hasn’t actually seen God, attempted to disprove atheism by pointing to something somebody else, who also hadn’t actually ever seen God, once told him;
- Said without Jesus Americans are going to hell. Isn’t that a pastor’s worry, or even perhaps your own, rather than that of our elected representatives?;
- Thinks Congress is a church council;
- Condemned of President Obama for failing to use the Old Testament as a guide to his policies;
- Wanted to defund the Executive Branch as a means of punishing Obama for not doing what Republicans want him to do;
- Wanted Attorney General Eric Holder arrested for failing to share his delusions (and probably as revenge for Holder daring to be smarter than him).
- On one day said that all this immigration is an Obama plot to keep Republicans out of office;
- And a day later said that Latinos will vote Republican because they believe in God;
- Wants Obama to “do what Woodrow Wilson did” and invade Mexico;
- Said the Second Amendment is there to protect us from Sharia Law (actually, that would be the First Amendment).
I’ll just add to this list Gohmert saying in January that the GOP is “a big national organization of corporations” that “has declared war on us.” Maybe he forgot all that corporate money that created the Tea Party itself?
I have a difficult time looking at this collection of Gohmert outbursts and seeing somebody who is “honest, straightforward, principled, great, and honorable.”
On the contrary, the man sounds barely sane.
McCain got it in one: the man is an idiot.
No wonder Tea Baggers love him. Even so, the Washington Post’s Sean Sullivan calls Gohmert a “long shot.”
John Boehner may be ineffectual and dishonest and lack integrity, but Gohmert makes him look like an honest-to-God statesman.
For the record, Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) has also announced his intention to unseat Boehner, and Reaganite radio host Mark Levin tweeted,
Yoho in too (the goal is to deny Boehner about 30 GOP votes) http://t.co/Et7Juyh1n0
— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) January 4, 2015
At this point, I would guess that if the wing nuts deprive Boehner of 30 votes (is that equivalent to 30 pieces of silver?) that they’ve also deprived him of about 30 functioning brain cells.
In the Republican Party of 2015, thirty brain cells is the difference between self-serving and Texas crazy.
I suspect if Gohmert should succeed that America might come to miss weepy orange man John Boehner.
Hrafnkell Haraldsson, a social liberal with leanings toward centrist politics has degrees in history and philosophy. His interests include, besides history and philosophy, human rights issues, freedom of choice, religion, and the precarious dichotomy of freedom of speech and intolerance. He brings a slightly different perspective to his writing, being that he is neither a follower of an Abrahamic faith nor an atheist but a polytheist, a modern-day Heathen who follows the customs and traditions of his Norse ancestors. He maintains his own blog, A Heathen’s Day, which deals with Heathen and Pagan matters, and Mos Maiorum Foundation www.mosmaiorum.org, dedicated to ethnic religion. He has also contributed to NewsJunkiePost, GodsOwnParty and Pagan+Politics.
31 Replies to “Tea Baggers Go Coo Coo for Louie Gohmert”
Double H ,if this happens, expect the fundraisers in the DNC to rub their hands with glee.
A lot of money will come the Party’s way…
Yes! Louie! Do it!!!! Amurrica and Jaysus need you! Don’t let them godless libtards talk you out of it!!!
Man if this happens just think of the comedy gold that you will be able to write about without even trying
I said in a previous comment that Louis now thinks he’s qualified to drive the clown car..
I forgot to mention that his clown car is the short bus…
The Ghoul is a complete michelle bachmann style idiot
I think Boehner is going through Depends at the rate of one an hour over this. If the TPers get organized he’s toast (slathered in orange marmalade, of course).
I also notice that they don’t get back to work until Tuesday-still on their own special laid-back do-nothing schedule.
Good let him unseat John . Another way of not getting things done.This is what the voters wanted.
These are the very people that worship Ted Nugget while ditching The Pope! There’s something seriously wrong with him and his Ike……
I’m wondering if, there is even one working, operating brain cell in the whole bunch of teabaggers?
I feel compelled to mention that if the batsh!t crazy Gohmert does somehow get elected to the Speakership, he’d be third in line for the Presidency. I don’t want Gohmert within a thousand miles of the White House.
Wonder no more. The answer is “no.”
If Loopy Louie ends up as speaker, I think the Democrats should open every bit of floor time by casting aspersions on Louie’s asparagus.
Oh no! Gohmert is revolting! (against his corporatist leadership)
How does Gohmert think this stuff up??????
The dumbest man in congress.
Can you imagine this stupid tea bagger Gomer Pyle could potentially be 3rd in line for the presidency????
And the tea baggers “think” he’s smart…
Praize Jeabuz and ‘murika!!
Talk about the DUMMING down of America
But they “think” Gomer Pyle is smart…
And the dumming down of America continues.
Tea bag/repubs have lower IQ’s
Gawd told him to when they had coffee at Starbucks
From the article: Excessive exposure to news coverage could be toxic as is avoidance of open-minded attitudes and ideals. Perhaps turn off the television and pick up a book? Ideally one that exposes you to differing worldviews.
Well that would rule out any help for the teahadist because can they even read?
TVLand will begin to rerun the old Gomer Pyle show…
It may not be a bad thing…..Think about it.
The silly face, the dumber than dumb sayings and the complete unlikeable quality this man has (even in his own party except for the baggers) will put the Republicans in a box, having to defend or dispute his cringe worthy announcements and actions. Other than legislating they will be hiding from this man. He will represent ONLY the mad Teabaggers and alienate the rest—-breakdown within the party. They will wish for a Boehner.
After 2014’s political season, my satirical hands are hurting enough as it is.
john boehner will win yes close but boehner will win even the article states it is a long shot for goehmert to win
Actually, Gohmert as Speaker isn’t such a bad idea.
With Gohmert wielding the gavel, it’s pretty much guaranteed that, in the ensuing chaos, nothing will get done. Which would be less destructive than Boehner allowing Ryan and the rest of the Koch shills to destroy what’s left of this country.
He said he wants change. I guess that means that the white hoods will be worn right out in the open
Can they still GET a Bohner? (I couldn’t resist)
Gohmert third in line for the office of Pres? THAT, ought to scare the living h out of anyone with half a brain.
Gomer and Yoho are Boehner with less brains. Their policies are essentially the same.
It’s refreshing to see the GoP self destruct. The Wacko Teabaggers vs the Greedy People. Just love it.
That’s like a former mental patient who said that if it snows in July it will melt.
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