Louis Gohmert and lunacy

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    Dec 06, 2012 2:31 AM GMT
    This is rather funny...

    http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/12/05/lone-nay-vote-for-keeping-term-lunatic-in-federal-law/(CNN) - The U.S. House passed a bill Wednesday to do away with the word "lunatic" in federal law with a sole congressman voting against the measure, insisting in Washington the word still has an application.

    Three hundred ninety-eight congressmen voted in favor of passing the bill. Thirty two did not vote and one, Rep. Louie Gohmert, a Republican from Texas, voted against the measure, which passed the Senate in May with no opposition.
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    Gohmert chided President Barack Obama's administration for their opposition to extending the Bush-era tax cuts for the top 2% of earners. Democrats paint the Republicans as holding middle-class incomes hostage for maintaining the Bush-era rates be extended for income of all levels. For their part, Republicans argue for closing loopholes and tax deductions to generate revenue to tame the nation's growing debt as well as reform for the tax code and entitlement programs.

    Gohmert reiterated the GOP sentiment, saying wealthy people like Warren Buffett can still use the loopholes and deductions while the middle-income earners cannot.

    "That's why we shouldn't eliminate the word lunatic. It really has application around this town," he said.


    I think the lunacy is: why can't we do both? That would generate even more revenue, right? (But first one has to specify which loopholes and deductions to close)
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    Dec 06, 2012 6:34 AM GMT
    q1w2e3 said"That's why we shouldn't eliminate the word lunatic. It really has application around this town," he said...


    And I add, "...without irony."
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    Dec 06, 2012 6:36 AM GMT
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    Dec 06, 2012 11:04 AM GMT
    "Gohmert does not believe in man made climate change, and has asserted that data supporting the theory is fraudulent. Gohmert has opposed cap-and-trade legislation, such as the one that was passed in the US House when it was Democratic controlled. Gohmert supports expanding drilling, and exploration and drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR).[12]"(Wiki)

    *On November 6, 2012, Gohmert was elected to his fifth term with 182,621 votes (71.7 percent)

    WTF is happening in Texas's 1st District that makes a nutcase like Gohmert possible?
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    Dec 06, 2012 1:20 PM GMT

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/02/09/1063179/-Louie-Gohmert-expert-on-caribou-sexRep. Louie Gohmert, patron saint of amorous wildlife? The Texas Republican, who’s not exactly known as a champion of animal rights, said his primary concern in the development of a massive Alaskan oil pipeline is the love life of the caribous surrounding the project. [...]

    Here’s his theory: The caribou very much enjoy the warmth the pipeline radiates. “So when they want to go on a date, they invite each other to head over to the pipeline,” he informed his colleagues. It’s apparently the equivalent of being wined and dined. And that has resulted in a tenfold caribou population boom, he concluded.

    “So my real concern now ...if oil stops running through the pipeline...do we need a study to see how adversely the caribou would be affected if that warm oil ever quit flowing?” he asked.
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    Dec 06, 2012 2:21 PM GMT
    GeorgeLiftsWTF is happening in Texas's 1st District that makes a nutcase like Gohmert possible?


    After seeing the video mickeytopogigo posted, I can honestly answer I have no clue.



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    Apr 03, 2013 4:03 PM GMT
    Here's Louie Louie slipping and sliding all over that slippery slope!

    http://americablog.com/2013/04/gop-congressman-opposes-gun-control-because-gay-marriage-leads-to-bestiality.html

    Louie, Louie! (R-Texas)In fact, I had this discussion with some wonderful, caring Democrats earlier this week on the issue of, well, they said “surely you could agree to limit the number of rounds in a magazine, couldn’t you? How would that be problematic?”

    And I pointed out, well, once you make it ten, then why would you draw the line at ten? What’s wrong with nine? Or eleven? And the problem is once you draw that limit ; it’s kind of like marriage when you say it’s not a man and a woman any more, then why not have three men and one woman, or four women and one man, or why not somebody has a love for an animal?

    There is no clear place to draw the line once you eliminate the traditional marriage and it’s the same once you start putting limits on what guns can be used, then it’s just really easy to have laws that make them all illegal.


    AmericaBlogRightWingWatch has the audio too, but it’s not embeddable.

    Earlier in the call, Gohmert explains how Obamacare will force churches to hire cross-dressing Satan-worshippers (seriously).


    Audio: http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/louie-gohmert-opposes-gun-control-because-gay-marriage-leads-bestiality

    Anybody up for changing the spelling to "Lounacy" and "Lounatic"? icon_lol.gif