The election of political hacks like Louis Gohmert, and his gang of red meat conservatives like Ron Paul, Tom DeLay, and Ted Cruz would suggest that the only functional voting booths in the entire Republic of Texas are located in Southern Baptist Churches where the congregant population is 98% white and who are at least 3rd cousins or better.
About the only time Gohmert opens his mouth without increasing global entropy is when he yawns after sleeping through yet another house session. Voted by his peers as the dumbest member of the house, Gohmert's almost daily gaffs secure his reputation as the least-gifted congressman.
Here's a collection of some of Gohmert's more memorable utterances:
Gohmert repeatedly claimed that terrorists were impregnating women,
sending them to the US, waiting for the babies to be born as "anchor
babies," flying them back to wherever they came from, waiting twenty to
thirty years so the babies can grow up and be trained as terrorists, and then
sending them back to the US where they can gain easy entry to blow up the
country. He first introduced this idea in a speech on the House floor in 2010.
"And I know the president made the mistake one day of saying he
had visited all 57 states, and I’m well aware that there are not 57 states in
this country, although there are 57 members of OIC, the Islamic states in the
world. Perhaps there was some confusion whether he’d been to all 57 Islamic states
as opposed to all 50 U.S. states. But nonetheless, we have an obligation to the
50 American states, not the 57 Muslim, Islamic states."
In a speech delivered to a Longview Chamber of Commerce in Texas,
Gohmert voiced his fears that "Radical Islamists" were infiltrating
the United States by impersonating Latinos.
On July 20, 2012, Gohmert appeared on The Heritage Foundation's
"Istook Live!" radio show the day of the July 20, 2012 Aurora,
Colorado shootings, which left 12 people dead, and 59 injured. Gohmert blamed
the shooting's outcome on the erosion of Judeo-Christian beliefs, and the lack
of concealed carriers in the theater.
On 16 December 2012, two days after the murder of over twenty people at
an elementary school, Gohmert appeared on Fox News Sunday and suggested that
the tragedy would have never happened had the teachers been armed.
At a congressional hearing on May 23, 2013, on an abortion bill that
would ban the procedure after 20 weeks of pregnancy, Gohmert told a female
witness that she should have carried her pregnancy to term even though doctors
had discovered the fetus had no brain function.[
During a Congressional hearing on computer hacking, Gohmert suggested hacking
back and destroying the computers of hackers -- and grew indignant at the suggestion
that this might lead people to attack the wrong targets. Gohmert stated that objections
raised in response to his hack back plan were aimed at protecting the hackers.
Gohmert pointed to a study that he said indicated that the rate of
suicide in the military was associated with atheism — drawing a connection that
he said implied that a lack of faith was associated with mental health
"When it comes to the shutdown that's going on, I heard just before I
came some senator from Arizona (John McCain), uh, a guy that liked Qaddafi
before he wanted to bomb him, a guy that liked Mubarak before he wanted him
out, a guy that's been to Syria and supported al Qaeda and rebels, but he was
saying today the shutdown has been a fool's errand."
Gohmert (R-TX) told a conservative radio program this week that the
Obama administration “bungled” the investigation of the Boston bombing due to
internal guidance from the Muslim Brotherhood. "This administration has so
many Muslim Brotherhood members that have influence that they just are making
wrong decisions for America." (Interview on World Net Daily, May 2013)
Rep. Gohmert believes that Obama is trying to establish a new Ottoman
Empire for Muslims by engineering the takeover of such nations as Egypt and
Libya by Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda terrorists.
It seems that Gohmert is also something of an expert on animal
husbandry. 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. (Washington Post, 2-7-2012)
Speaking on gun magazine limits, Gohmert said, "And I pointed out,
well, once you make it 10, then why would you draw the line at 10? What's wrong
with nine? Or 11? 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 anymore, 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?"