While there are many politicians currently serving in our government who have no business being in the position that they’re in, there are some who I have absolutely no idea how they managed to get elected. Those whose ignorance is so profound that it’s difficult to wrap your brain around the fact that people willingly voted for this person.
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) is one of those people. He’s an absolute idiot, there’s really no other way to put it.
Recently he made some rather outrageous statements against homosexual members of our military when he suggested that they aren’t fit to serve in our modern military because – wait for it – Greek soldiers used to get massages from people of the same sex before battle.
No, seriously, that’s what he said.
The only thing I got from his absurd comments was essentially that homosexuals shouldn’t serve in our military because they’ll be too obsessed with gay massages rather than fighting our enemies.
Gohmert took stupidity to a whole other level never before seen with this statement.
Well, Stephen Colbert took notice to Gohmert’s idiotic comments and had some choice words for the representative from Texas.
After playing a clip of Gohmert making his ridiculous claims about homosexuals serving in our military, Colbert “sympathized” with the congressman who was defending himself from critics who claim he doesn’t know his history.
“I’m with you sir,” Colbert said. “People have said to me, ‘Stephen you gotta understand you don’t even know your history. You’re dumb. You’re dense. You’re a mental midget with the IQ of a butter dish whose mind is a black hole that sucks all surrounding thought into it in an infinite singularity of pure stupidity. Stephen I’m surprised you can even dress yourself. I bet you have to rub peanut butter inside your lips to remember to open your mouth to breathe. I have never met, and I hope to never meet again, a man so pervasively astoundingly unyieldingly ignorant.’ To which I say, then you haven’t met Louie Gohmert.”
Of course Colbert’s entire diatribe was his way of addressing what he really thinks of Mr. Gohmert, while still maintaining his satirical character for which he has become famous.
And going by Colbert’s comments, it seems he too is absolutely dumbfounded as to how someone as ridiculous as Gohmert managed to get elected to public office. The only logical conclusion that I can come up with is that in Gohmert’s district the saner you are, the worse you’re probably going to do come election time. Which would explain how he got elected.
Watch the segment below via Comedy Central: