Louie Gohmert took to the house floor this past Friday for a lengthy, wandering diatribe on fascism, Nazis, college, radical Islam, liberals, Marines, genital mutilation, and Home and Garden Television. If you know anything about Louie Gohmert, you are probably familiar with his love of comparisons. But with this most recent whine, I think Louie Gohmert may have finally lost his mind.
Now don’t get me wrong, I think Louie’s always been a little (way the eff) out there. Terror babies, telling a woman she should have carried her brain-dead fetus to term, caribou enjoy the warmth of an oil pipeline, the Obama administration is overrun with members of the Muslim Brotherhood, and of course, who can forget his comments on the Aurora, Colorado massacre?
You know what really gets me, as a Christian, is to see the ongoing attacks on Judeo-Christian beliefs, and then some senseless crazy act of terror like this takes place. … We’ve threatened high school graduation participations, if they use God’s name, they’re going to be jailed … I mean that kind of stuff. Where was God? What have we done with God? We don’t want him around. I kind of like his protective hand being present.
You’re probably wondering what the current bee in Louie’s bonnet is. It’s the “intellectual, liberal fascism” permeating society, especially cable television and colleges. Friday’s speech began with a reading of the bio for Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Gohmert, after struggling to pronounce her name a few times, segued into the “intellectual fascism” part of the
performance speech. See, when Louie went to college at Texas A&M (second most conservative college in Texas), and Baylor University (most conservative college in Texas), he says liberal speakers were welcomed, even though most of the student body didn’t agree with their beliefs. I looked for any information on liberal speakers at Baylor while Gohmert was a student, but was unable to verify his claim. For argument’s sake, let’s give Louie the benefit of the doubt.
This figures into Louie Gohmert’s disgust with Brandeis University for rescinding an award they were going to give to Ms. Hirsi Ali. He stated that intellectual fascists want you (the people with whom they disagree) to fail, have no success, they want your family to fail, and be “eliminated.” Which led to the terrible injustice done to one David Benham, son of Flip Benham, twin brother to Jason. What was the injustice, you ask? HGTV discovered David Benham is a raging bigot, who blamed the attacks of September 11th on abortion:
As smoke rises from the ashes in New York City the nation and the world’s attention is turned towards the evil that has committed this heinous crime. A crime of passion that has shed the innocent blood of thousands of victims both male and female young and old. The question is who is responsible for the carnage those who did the detestable act or whose sins brought it about.
God’s word clearly says bloodshed begets bloodshed He also tells us whatsoever a man sows so shall he reap. What we as a nation have sowed in shedding innocent blood on a daily basis at abortion clinics has come home to roost upon all of us. Yes whether we like it or not we are all guilty of permitting the sin of abortion in our nation. This includes you and I (Pro-life) pro-choice and the entire network of our society.
David’s father, Flip, heads the abortion clinic protest group, Operation Save America, so you see where David got his opinions. David has also protested in front of mosques while yelling “Jesus hates Muslims,” and like Louie Gohmert, blamed the Aurora, Colorado massacre on something other than the shooter: the Democratic party. And HGTV said unto themselves “Holy shit, this is bad, we can’t promote this asshole,” and canceled the show.
The next segue was blindingly fast, and surprisingly did not come earlier. Nazis. Of course, he went to Nazis. Now this might be hard to follow, so I will type slowly. Gohmert believes that intellectual, liberal fascism is like Nazi book burning and that like Nazis and radical Islam, intellectual, liberal fascists do not want women to own property, or marry who they choose to marry, and Brandeis “spurned” Hirsi Ali because they were afraid “violent groups” might get “violent,” so Brandeis is a bunch of cowards, just like the State Department under Hillary Clinton, look what Jefferson did to radical Islamists in Tripoli. There were also a few mentions of female genital mutilation, without actually saying “genital,” because that’s an icky word. Shockingly, he didn’t actually say Benghazi, but with the dig at Clinton, we all know what he meant.
To sum up, Louie Gohmert compared liberals with Nazis, liberals with fascists, the horror of female genital mutilation to a bigot who got fired from the teevee, and burning books (by Nazis) to a private college reneging on an award. Can we finally all agree that Louie Gohmert is dumber than a box of hair?