Louie Gohmert Continues to Embarrass Texas, Believes Nuclear Reduction and Border Security Somehow Related
It wasn't long ago that Hair Balls took it upon themselves to compile the list of the five greatest idiocies Rep. Louie Gohmert has uttered. Inhabiting the worst tendencies of a Tea Party/Christianist, Gohmert has taken it upon himself to remind future students of history that the early 21st century was not kind to Texas, and that anti-intellectualism carried greater water than any form of inquisitive humility.
Don't ever bring up your sexual orientation at work again, Louie, or you'll be a hypocrite. And no one would want that.
But after this week, it's clear that our earlier attempt to capture all the reprehensible and moronic things Gohmert's offered cannot be a one-off. You can't hope to stable all his idiotic views in but one post. It's got to become a series, a serial in which all the things Gohmert brings up -- all those views that make us realize how terrifically imbecilic the man makes the state seem -- are captured as they come. A continual update on the man who makes those in Lufkin, Nacogdoches, and Tyler look as backward as anything this side of George Wallace.
Fortunately, this was a good week for those on Gohmert watch. After all, the man knows how to use Twitter with the best of them:
"Is now really the time to reduce America's nuclear strength, when we can't even secure our borders?" I don't know, Louie -- is it? Should the 1,000-odd live warheads we still maintain -- the ones whose maintenance runs the federal budget $31 billion, and whose potential implementation would destroy all forms of higher life multiple times over -- see the stasis, or expansion, you'd prefer? Are you truly that perturbed that our nuclear draw-down has led to such geopolitical horrors as Iran electing a modern, moderate president; as Russia, despite sensible opposition to Eastern Europe's missile defense, acquiescing to continued nuclear devolution; as North Korea, belligerent with the best of them, continuing to seek high-level talks with both adjacent members?
Is now really the time to reduce America's nuclear strength, when we can't even secure our borders? http://t.co/2pIfzIgaxQ— Louie Gohmert (@replouiegohmert) June 20, 2013
And what in the hell does nuclear deterrence have to do with border security? Granted, per a new poll, Texans view immigration and border security as the largest issues surrounding the state. But, Louie -- are you implying that there is some viable, continued link between our nuclear deterrence capabilities ... and those who would risk deportation simply to feed their families? Are you suggesting we nuke the border? Do you have no idea where the issues separate, or are you having some form of aneuristic breakdown in which your talking points come spilling out over one another, with regard to neither logic nor relation?