Most Absurd Member Of Congress Thinks He’d Be A Great Replacement For Boehner As House Speaker (Video)

boehner-dohWhen it comes to Rep. John Boehner and how he’s done as Speaker of the House, I’ve made myself pretty clear. This is a guy who’s presided over one of the most do-nothing Congresses in our country’s history and he’s been bullied around by no-name freshman congressmen on more than a few instances.

He’s just been spineless. He’s lacked the courage to govern and lead, while also being too cowardly to stand up to the radicals within his own party to get anything substantial done.

But no matter how I feel about Boehner, I know very well it could always be worse – much worse.

Like the two clowns who’ve recently thrown their hat into the ring for House Speaker. First, there was Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) who announced that he’s going to be seeking Boehner’s position. Yes, the same Yoho who once told furloughed workers during the Republican-led government shutdown that they shouldn’t be paid since they weren’t working; said that not increasing the debt ceiling would “bring stability to world markets“; and once called President Obama a racist – because of a tax on tanning beds.

Yeah, that guy wants to be House Speaker.

But it gets even worse, because an even bigger right-wing buffoon has decided that he’d be perfect for House Speaker as well. None other than Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) has decided he wants to take over for John Boehner.

Yes, the same man who insulted members of our military, used Ebola to say Democrats were waging a war on women, and insisted that more people having access to health care would lower the average American’s life expectancy.

That’s the guy who just announced he wants to be House Speaker.

During his appearance with Tucker Carlson on Fox News, Gohmert essentially just bashed Boehner for daring to compromise with Democrats and said if he were to be elected Speaker that he wouldn’t do any such thing. He then went on to spout off a bunch of random talking points that were clearly meant to sound good, but they made absolutely no sense. It was basically just a word salad of the best of the best from the GOP’s “How to Pander to Conservative Voters” handbook.

Let’s be real, neither of these fools stand a chance at unseating Boehner.

Because while I disagree with Boehner on almost everything, I’ll say without hesitation that I’ll take him any day of the week over delusional right-wing radicals like Ted Yoho or Louie Gohmert.

Watch the video below via Fox News:

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • felipe63

    Just a thought, but maybe we on the left should want the most insane RWNJs to assume high profile leadership positions in the govt and party, so the voting public can see exactly how unhinged the Republican party truly is.

    • DavidD

      Hadn’t worked in Texas
      .I expect the Legislatre to break out into singing Horst Wessels holding little daggers aloof with Abbott leading the little fascist sing along while the hacks stomp their cowboy boots.
      The problem is that the voters aren’t turning out except the RWNJ’s and our pitiful Democratic base led by the party leadership that insist running just to the left from the nutjobs.

      • felipe63

        that is true David, but the RW of Texas has its own special type of crazy doesn’t it? 🙂

      • DavidD

        I don’t know if special is exactly the right word but probably close enough for government work..North Lousiana has had a overt /covert association to the klan but Cruz’s donor list is overtly fascist.
        Despite what the secession crazies say,(a lot of whom I notice haven’t been here long) Texas is part of the US and would not have existed in the first place without the US.
        Texas has led the way due to population and the oil industry which is the only huge major industry in the red states and we can’t go much futher right without resorting to “Christian guided democracy”.A lot of the rural states crazies will want to follow..
        Most people have just given up so the RWNJ’s can get by with controlling about 15 to 18% of the electorate . If some other organization besides the Democratic Party who won’t confront them doesn’t take them on they will probably split off to form a “Liberty” party.
        In the end our only hope is that their internal contradictions will destroy them like the Dixiecrats
        .I hope they don’t take the rest of us with them when they go.

  • DavidD

    I’ve meet Gohmert and he is as crazy as a road lizard in July in Texas.
    I wouldn’t be suprised if he doused himself with gas and set himself afire and then ran aound screaming it was Obama’s fault.
    I’ve meet Hensalring and Barton.They are sociopathic under achievers who mainly sit around sucking up good air and turning the House bean soup into shit.
    They say stupid shit because they are lazy and don’t care and because none of it is based on reason or reality anyway .They don’t have to be geniuses to know what side their bread is butteed on and vote accordingly.
    FDR suceeded because people felt he loved them and cared about them and they loved him back.Every house except the banker and the Chamber of Commerce tools had his picture in their house.
    Hillary is not going to inspire that devotion because everybody knows what side her bread is buttered on too and will stay away from the polls in droves.
    A lot of people bemoan the stupidity of the American electorate.Usally peti bourgeoise types who couldn’t find their ass with both hands.
    Give them the right candidate that truly represents their intrests and doesn’t just pretend to and they will turn out to vote.

  • ritualdevice

    Jesus Christ. How fucked up does someone have to be to make Boehner look like a sensible option? The GOP is a never ending clown car of insanity.

  • Eg Kbbs

    Not sure whether you want to emphasize that :

    1) Gohmert is about as loony as he comes. Include lots of examples from your past columns then go on Lexis and find an almost infinite list of.


    2) Boehner is such a &*)(&*(&* and has mangled things up so badly, that even Gohmert says he could do a better job.

  • Marilyn Olsen Scheffler

    Another idiot from Texas to embarrass all of us once again!! How do these screwballs get into office anyway? Yea, I know, they blindly vote for them because they are republicans and that’s all that matters!!

    • DavidD

      ” The problem is that the voters are not turning out except the RWNJ’s and our pitiful Democratic base led by the party leadership that insist running to the left from the nutjobs.”
      I know you are frustrated but projecting a line that relies on emotional gratification of looking down on people rather than seeking the objective reasons for the problem is divisive and not worthy of you.

    • Bill Short

      I think there is a scandal that has just come to light in Kansas that will finally answer your question. A very well respected Mathematician and statistics professor has found undeniable evidence that the GOP in Kansas(and probably elsewhere) hacked and rigged the re-election of Sam Brownback. She noticed obvious anomalies in the counts of several metro voting areas and put it together. Now the Republicans are doing everything they can to block her access to a wider sampling that would prove her theory beyond a shred of doubt.

      • Sotmone

        I wouldn’t be surprised if this is found to be widespread. Maybe the answer to “Why are all these lower income GOP voters voting against their interests?” is that many of them are not, but the machines are changing their votes.

      • kwilson

        Not to sound all ‘conspiracy theorist-y” or anything, but,


        You do know that the voting machine companies, ALL have family members of Congressional Republicans, as major Stockholders….right?

      • Sotmone

        I certainly could have made a stronger statement. I agree with you.

      • Sotmone

        I was being gentle. The research by Greg Palast and Robert Kennedy Jr indicates the 2004 election was stolen using electronic voting machines in Ohio and who knows how many State and local races. A verifiable system including paper trails is the only thing that will prevent fraud.

  • Joy

    It is getting more and more embarrassing to say I am an American. With the idiots that are in office, it makes this country look like it is run by a bunch of baboons. That could be an insult to the baboon. They could probably do better than the Tea Party and Republicans. I am so sick of this. It’s like a bunch of little boys on the playground trying to one up everyone. Barf! Give us a break.

  • forpeace

    Louie Ghomert the male version of Michele Bachmann in the U.S. House of Representatives believes he is fitted to be the Speaker! What can go wrong?

    Louie Ghomert is not an intelligent, bright, knowledgeable, normal, and decent person. He keeps making so many ignorant and outrageous remarks and claims, and now he wants to be the Speaker!
    Louie Ghomert has a big ego, what exactly makes him qualify to be the Speaker, and what ideals and principles is he talking about?

    I’m sure Speaker Louie Gohmert’s top priority as he mentioned in April 2014 is to make sure that “Separation of church and state” means “church plays a role in the state.

    I do remember in January 2013, the same Louie Gohmert and Rep. Paul Broun both voted for Allen West as Speaker of the House, even though Allen West was no longer a U.S. Representative!

    This coming January Louie Gohmert and the rest of Right-Wing extremists in U.S. Congress are ready to destroy everything they possibly could in this country.

    How intellectually and educationally challenged are the voters who keep voting for people such as Louie Ghomert? We have voters problem in our country.

    I’m not looking forward to seeing the American Taliban version of 114th United States Congress.

  • Jim Bean

    Not quite sure I understand why Boehner takes all the heat for the do-nothing Congress when it was Reid that prevented all the bills that were introduced from moving forward. (?)

    • markthetog

      Because Boehner was pushing bills he KNEW would not get anywhere. He was appeasing the radicals and thus got hurt. What the GOP needs to do is grow a pair and tell the ~30 people out of 247 to fall in line or get the hell out.

      • Jim Bean

        Unfortunately, the people – not the GOP – make those decisions.

      • markthetog

        Actually party leadership is supposed to get the members in line to support the planks. The minority are pushing issues that are distractions to governance as far as the bulk of the members are concerned. If those few were really representing all America (at least the red part) then they could get all the rest of the party replaced. You will note that they will still get nowhere with whatever leadership they choose if the leadership continues to try to placate them. Boehner had advice for the next Speaker: Do what need stop be done, it will be hard.” I’m thinking that he is suggesting a very tough approach for the next Speaker. If not the GOP will eventually splinter with moderates forming their own party, or more likely, the ultra-conservatives making their own.

      • Jim Bean

        You’re are not going to get hoards of people in line to support abortion, homosexuality, and unrestrained deficit spending. Never going to happen.

      • kwilson

        Bernie Sanders already is, Jim……Hordes of people are attending his rallies, carrying his message to our neighbors, and getting behind
        LEGAL, safe-for-the-woman abortion,
        The right to marry the consenting adult whom we love,
        spending OUR TAX money on raising PEOPLE up,
        rather than funneling OUR TAX money to the top 1% of wealth-holders in this country, who are paying less and less in taxes every year, while the rest of us are expected to pay more.

        Your generation might not have gotten behind abortion, homosexuals, and investing in AMERICANS – but this one coming up is PISSED at the neo-cons, who’ve sold the American Dream to rich old white men.


      • Jim Bean

        Without the rich old rich white men there’d be no “American Dream”. They built the RR’s, designed the bridges and the dams, and made the steel. With out the rich old white man, you and I wouldn’t be having this conversation online.

        All Bernie is going to do is spend until he runs out of other people’s money and that won’t take long at all.

  • markthetog

    “can’t unseat Boehner”?
    There is no one in the seat after Oct 30. This means the danger is any fool has a chance of getting in. We may not like Boehner but the rest of the crowd is pretty sketchy and likely to be far more unpleasant.