Republican Clown Show Heads to Egypt to Undermine the United States (Video)

gohmert-bachmann-kingWhen I think of sending members of Congress to a foreign country on a diplomatic mission, I think of well-seasoned politicians who have a long standing history of compromise and bipartisanship.  Those who work well with their colleagues even when they have differing views on certain issues.

What I don’t think of is the posse of Michele Bachmann, Louie Gohmert and Steve King heading to Cairo, Egypt on some sort of “mission of diplomacy.”   

Because let’s face it, these are three of the most ridiculous members of Congress.  And by ridiculous I mean radically right-wing lunatics that only appeal to the furthest reaches of the Republican party.  These people make George W. Bush seem competent.

Yet there they went to Egypt to—support the U.S. policy against the recent brutal coup that overthrew the sitting Egyptian leader?

Oh no, they went there and praised the coup.  Even though the United States has publicly denounced the actions of the coup as extremely violent and brutal, so much so that aid to Egypt might be suspended.

But that apparently didn’t stop Larry, Moe and Curly from heading to Cairo to record a video praising the uprising and the brutal crackdown on the pro-Morsi protesters.

Because nothing quite says “We love freedom!” like praising a violent response to people protesting actions they disagree with, right?

And of course no major public appearance from Michele Bachmann would be complete without her making a complete fool of herself and trying to perpetuate some asinine conspiracy which has absolutely no truth behind it whatsoever.

Bachmann decided that apparently the Muslim Brotherhood was responsible for 9/11:

“We have seen the threat that the Muslim Brotherhood has posed around the world.  We stand against this great evil.  We remember who caused 9/11.  We remember who it was that killed 3,000 brave Americans.”

Does she?  Does she really? 

Because it sure as hell doesn’t sound like it.

But this trip goes to show the utter stupidity of these three individuals.  Three sitting members of Congress who took it upon themselves to go to Egypt, contradict United States foreign policy, then volunteered to make a propaganda video for a group which staged a violent coup and harshly punished those who opposed their actions.

When I read about stuff like this it makes me want to travel to the areas that vote these people into office and meet some of these buffoons who voted for them.

It’s amazing in this day and age imbeciles such as these three actually get elected to public office.  I understand the bar is set pretty low for members of Congress, but I never realized it was set this low.

But when I watch the video I can’t help but think to myself, “Holy crap, these people are absolutely insane.”

The sheer ignorance of these three to make fools of not only themselves, but to completely undermine the stance taken by the United States following the uprising in Egypt, is simply staggering.

Anyone who’s ever cast a single vote for any of these three clowns should be embarrassed, because I’m sure as heck embarrassed for you.

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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  • JF

    Hanoi Michele?

  • Mike Williams

    PLEASE IF THERE IS A GOD…. Let them have taken a car…

    • Pipercat

      Would an inner tube with a leak suffice?

  • Chris Korb

    I am a native Minnesotan living in San Diego and I’M embarrassed for my state.

    • Btrams

      I feel for you Chris. I’ve lived in Wisconsin for the last eight years, lured partially by the reputation of Wisconsin and Minnesota as progressive states where people elect reasonable people who approach their offices responsibly. Since living here, I’ve seen the rise of a college flunky to the governor’s office, and survive a recall, and I’ve watched fellow ‘Sconnies trade a racehorse for a jackass by voting Russ Feingold out of office in favor of Ron “Global-warming-is-a-myth-by-the-way-I-made-my-millions- in-plastics” Johnson. With Bachmann, I think somehow, Minnesota may still have it worse. My home state of New Mexico has done almost as badly.

      • I feel for you too Chris..Im from Texas…well known for George Bush and Rick Perry, the two biggest baboons on the planet, sans Michelle Bachmann

    • Diane Henry

      I agree with all of you. I am a native Iowan. I went to ISU. After redistricting the Ames community was sucked into King’s new district. I moved before redistricting to Des Moines but, I still have lots of friends in Ames that I feel sorry for. They are being represented by Steve “Immigrants are dogs and we need to get the pick of the litter and 130 pounds and calves the size of canteloupes from carrying 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert” King now. They are thoroughly embarrassed and I am embarrassed for them as they did nothing to deserve this!

    • AuntInAZ

      I feel for you! As someone who has lived in Arizona since 1989, I’m not quite as embarrassed for my state when I see things like this happening. I did live in Texas for twelve years though…

  • MadameDelphi

    Warn the Egyptians that the American Taliban are coming.

  • L.R.M.

    Can’t they be arrested for treason when they get back to the US???…..i’m just sayin.

    • Pipercat

      No, but maybe somebody can declare them incompetent and have a trustee oversee their affairs during “therapy.”

    • Jeremy Elstein

      removed from office: yes…..arrested/tried for treason: no.

  • Pipercat

    That’s Moe, Larry and.. Hey wait a minute… why you nitwit! Why are you insulting the fellas by comparing them to Prozac, Paxil and Zoloft? Now spread out you lunkhead!

    • Jim Jeremiah

      I’m reasonably sure none of the above courses of therapy are prescribed for clinical stupidity.

      • Pipercat

        Well yes, however their complete idiocy can depress even a firmly stable mind!

  • ejgreene

    I remember a Congressman Ryan who went to South America to speak to Jim Jones. We all know how that ended. Yep, I would go somewhere that America citizens are soooo welcomed and speak out your ass about the Muslim brotherhood. Morans.

  • Ben

    How dare you call them clowns. I find that comparison offensive to actual clowns.

    • weather01089

      Exactly, I know clowns far more sensible acting than these folks

  • Steev


  • Z54

    You know, until the 1960’s we use to keep people like them locked up for their’s and our own protection! See what happens when you refuse to fund healthcare! If this country had comprehensive single payer healthcare these three congress critters could get the professional help they so desperately need! Instead, their turned loose on an unsuspecting world!

  • hifrommn

    I am embarrassed to admit that I live in the 6th district in Minnesota – the one small pocket of whacko here in an otherwise great state. I want to officially apologize to Egypt, the United States, and the world for forgetting to lock the door to the asylum when I left, allowing the bat-sh$t crazy one to roam free…

  • IT WAS FRICKIN SAUDI NATIONALS that flew those planes…our ALLY…..Geo Bush’s bed buddies!
    I had to quit reading this article or my heart was gonna explode. I cannot believe they let these clowns out of America

  • Rickey Miller

    “We have met the enemy and he is us.”-Pogo

  • Anthonij

    Quite amazing to hear one of these dipsticks invoking Tom Paine… lol